Biography of William Callagan
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William Callagan, section 24, Adams Township, was born in County Donnegal, Ireland, Sept. 12, 1818, a son of James Callagan, also a native of Ireland, now deceased. Our subject came to America in April, 1843, and lived one year in Philadelphia, Pa. He came to La Salle County, Ill., in the spring of 1846, and has since lived in Adams Township. He is the owner of a fine farm of 140 acres of land, and is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He was married in Ireland April 19, 1839, to Jane Flaming, daughter of Nathaniel Flaming, and of the six children born to this union three are livingó Mary, married George Hupp, of Northyule Township, and has five childrenó Clara, Harley, Retta, Frederick and Arthur; Annie, married Henry Madison, and has three childrenó Frank, Emery and Edward; William is a farmer and stock-raiser, and has 130 acres of land. He married Eva Reed and is living with our subject. He has one childóRalph J. Mr. Callagan is a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church.


FROM:
History of La Salle County, Illinois
Inter-State Publishing Co.
Chicago 1886