Biography of Patrick Knowles
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PATRICK KNOWLES, a farmer of Milan, was born in Queen's county, Ireland, September 29, 1803. He attended school until 19 years of age. September 29, 1826, he married Bridget Doherty, of Queen's county, Ireland. In 1830 they came to America, and worked upon a farm in New York State. In 1838 came to Michigan, locating upon a farm in Monroe county, Mich. In 1856 he carried the mail for two and a half years tri weekly, between Monroe and Ann Arbor, Mich. In 1875 he purchased the place in Milan. Eleven children were born to them, four living. Thomas, a son of Patrick, enlisted in Oct., 1861, in Co. K, 3d Mich. Cave. He was discharged as corporal, Jam 19, 1864; reenlisted same day in Co. G, 3d Michigan Cat, and was discharged Feb. 12, 1866.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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