Biography of James Sweeney
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James Sweeney was born in 1818, in Ireland. He was left an orphan when twelve years old, and at that time his father's farm became his. On attaining majority he sold the farm, and came to America. Going to Iowa, after a brief stay in Illinois, he made a claim of one hundred and sixty acres, on a miner's reserve, and improved thirty acres, then rented it and passed ten years at the lead mines in Wisconsin. He then came to St. Paul, Minnesota, and soon after made a claim in West St. Paul, which is still his home. Married December 28th, 1844, Martha Evans, who has borne him ten children, eight of whom are living Mary, Josephine, Emma, Hugh. Alice, Martha, James and Rose.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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