William McCLEERY 1
HISTORY OF MONONA CO, IA, "Maple Twp": p. 298 "Wm. McCleery, one of the prominent men of today, came here in Sep. 1855 and settle on some of the land he had entered the previous month in Section 24. Resided here ever since. With him came his family: Aaron, now an influential farmer living section 34, who was then 16, Silas, John, William & Frank. The other sons are still residents of this county."
p. 302 "The first wheat was sown by William McCleery in 1856 but the crop was a failure because of the dry season."
P. 353 " The Mapleton Baptist Church was organized 1868. Mary McCleery was one of the first members. After holding church in the school for one year, it changed to the residence of William McCleery in Maple Twp. "
TRACING FOR ROOTS IN THE MISSOURI VALLEY: Monona co, IA - "William McCleery was one of the prominent early settlers in Maple Township."
William married Mary (---).
History of Monona Co, IA (1890).