Biography of Samuel Mahaffay
Cook County, Il Biographies

SAMUEL MAHAFFAY, farmer, P. O. East Orland, was horn in the north of Ireland in 1804, son of Samuel and Mary Mahaffay. He came to America in 1825, and located in western New York. At the age of twenty five with his father's family he came to Illinois. At the time of their arrival there were but two taverns and three stores in Chicago. They settled on the East Branch of the DePage River, in Palos Township, on the farm where Mr. Mchaffay now resides. Their only neighbors were Indians. Mr. Mahaffay married in 1835 Miss Jane Paddock, who died in 1841, leaving three children, John, Mary and James. He married in 1842 Miss Betsey Churchill, a native of New York State, and daughter of Winslow and Mercy Churchill, They have had three children: William, died in the army at sixteen years of age; Samuel, died in infancy; Winslow, born in Palos Township in 1847, Winslow married in 1870 Miss Alice Grange, daughter of Thomas and Rose Grange; they have seven children - Ida, Jennie, Ella, William, Frank, Mabel and Betaey. Samuel bought the home farm at Government land sale; it consists of 320 acres.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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