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John Clarahan
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Birth: Feb. 9, 1806
County Tipperary, Ireland
Death: Apr. 18, 1859, USA

Husband of Catherine, brother of Michael Clarahan, who was born 1792 and died 1879 and is buried St. Elizabeth Cem., Harper, Keokuk Co., Iowa

David(????Daniel?????) C. Clarahan came to Imperial County, California in 1903. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 4, 1850, the son of John and Catherine Clarahan. Both have passed away and are buried in Baden, Iowa, where they moved to in 1854 and were among the pioneers of that locality. The family is of Irish descent. David C. received a limited education, leaving school at the age of 12. He was compelled to assist at home, owing to the Civil War. Here he remained until he was 19 years of age. In 1874 Mr. Clarahan traveled through various states and while in Colorado, did freighting in the mountains. From Colorado, he went through New Mexico to Arizona and freighted with ox teams up to 1900. While at Phoenix, Mr. Clarahan did freighting, farming, railroad work and threshing on contract. He came to the coast in 1900 and did freighting at Redlands and Huntington Beach. In 1902 he came to Imperial Co. as a ranch hand and in 1903, he removed to Holtville. In 1907 he took up 166 acres under the Southside Water Company Each year he has added to the improvements on his land. Today he has one of the model ranches in his locality. Mr. Clarahan was married at Phoenix, Arizona in 1895 to Miss Pearl E. Holmes and her death occurred Dec. 14, 1909. Mrs. Clarahan had one daughter by a former marriage, now Mrs. A. C. Wilson, residing on the home place.

Imperial Valley Historic Cemetery, Imperial Co., California
???? Mary Price Clarahan, born Sept. 23, 1863, Missouri,
died Dec. 14, 1910, Holtville, California, dau. of Holmes
1910 census, Imperial Valley, Ca., DANIEL Clarahan, born circa 1851, spouse, Mary, born circa 1867, NOTE, Name Daniel, not David, also Daniel on Maricopa Co., Arizona marriage index. Daniel Clarahan married Perlee Holmes, July 18, 1895.

1856 Iowa Census, Keokuk Co., German Twp.

John Clearhan, born Ireland, circa 1807, married, Family #77, line 12
Catherine Clearhan, born Ireland, circa 1816, married, Family #77, line 13
John Clearhan, born Ireland, circa 1847, Family #77, line 14
C. Clearhan, female, born Ireland, circa 1846,Family #77, line 15
S. Clearhan, male, born Ohio, circa 1851, Family #77, Line 16
Rod Clearhan, male, born Iowa, circa 1856, Family #77, line 17

????John Clarahan, age 19, Res. Sigourney, Keokuk Co., Iowa, Nativity Ireland, enlisted Oct. 10, 1863, promoted to 6th Corporal July 18, 1865, 5th Corporal, Aug. 12, 1865, 3rd Corporal, Sept 1, 1865, 2nd Corporal, Oct. 2, 1865. Mustered out, Feb. 3, 1866, Little Rock, Arkansas. Ninth Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Calvery.???

???Michael Clarahan, Keokuk County, Iowa, 33rd Inf., Co. B, Third corporal, discharged Dec. 12,1863, disability., broken arm.???

Hanora J. Clarahan married John W. Varner
John W. Varner, Born 1856, Died Oct 30, 1906
Nora J. Varner, Sept. 25, 1855, died July 17, 1939
Both buried Keota Cemetery, Keota, Keokuk Co., Iowa

1925 Iowa Census
Cecelia C. Carey, Polk Co., Iowa, born circa 1887, Father, John W. Varner, Mother, Nora J. Clarahan

1886 Atlas, Harper County, Kansas
R. Clarahan owned land in Section 35, Twp. 31, Range 6

Danville Cem. Records, Harper Co., Kansas
Grace Clarahan, b.1891, d. March 21, 1960
John Clarahan, b. 1887, d. 1949
Joseph Clarahan, b.1901,d.1964
Joseph Clarahan,, b. 1932, d. 1933
Mary Clarahan, b. 1859, d.1941
Michael Clarahan,b.?, d.1900
R. Clarahan, b. 1859, d.1912
Roderick Clarahan, b. 1929, d. 1960
Sara Clarahan, b. 1902, d. 1985
W. Clarahan, b. 1937, d. 1983

Kansas Seate Census, Harper County, Ks, Rhod Clarahan, Born circa 1857

Family links: 
  Catherine Guilfoyle Clarahan (1812 - 1899)
  Roderick Edward Clarahan (1856 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: John Clarahan, born in Tipperary, Ireland, Source: WPA Records, and gravestone located in Baden Cem., Lafayette Twp., Keokuk County, Iowa
Baden Cemetery
Keokuk County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Sep 03, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15607415
John Clarahan
Added by: Anonymous
John Clarahan
Added by: Anonymous
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