from Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa
Lewis Publishing Company of Chicago, 1887, p. 273
Thomas CANNEY, one of the prominent and prosperous agriculturists of Ringgold County, engaged in farming and
stock-raising on section 33, Grant Township, is a native of Ireland, born November 16, 1826, a son of Michael and
Mary CANNEY, who were natives of the same country. Thomas CANNEY was reared a farmer in Ireland till eighteen years
of age, when he decided to try his fortunes in America. Accordingly, in April, 1844, he sailed from Liverpool,
England, and landed at New York City, the 1st of May. He first went to Pennsylvania, where he worked on a farm for
one summer, and in the following fall went to Ohio, remaining in that State one year. He then spent five years in
the State of Illinois, and in 1853 came to Ringgold County, when he located on the farm where he has since made his
home. He has on his land a fine orchard filled with many varieties of fruit trees, a well-cultivated farm and good
Mr. CANNEY was married April 1, 1860, to Mary CABERT. They have had five children - Rose, Tansie,
Daniel, Thomas and William. Rose and Thomas are deceased.
In politics Mr. CANNEY casts his suffrage with the
Democratic party. Mr. CANNEY has met with excellent success in his agricultural pursuits, and by his persevering
energy and good business management has accumulated a large property, amounting to 750 acres, all of which he has
gained by fair and honorable dealings, and what is of greater value, he has won the respect and confidence of all
who know him.
Biography & Historical Record of Ringgold County, Iowa, p. 273, 1887.
LESAN, Mrs. B. M. Early History of Ringgold County: 1844 - 1937 p. 18, 243. Blair Pub. House. Lamoni IA. 1937.
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