|JOSEPH WALSH, farmer, Sec. 32; P. O. Oregon; he was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, in August, 1814; he immigrated to America in 1836, and located at Burlington, Vt., where he followed laboring for a number of years. He was married, in Windsor Co., Vt., in 1838, to Margaret Shirlock, a native of County Kildare, Ireland, but emigrated in 1834; they had one son- Thomas, who was born at Burlington, Vt., in 1846, and with whom they removed, in 1849, to Dane Co., Wis., locating at Madison for two years; they then settled on his present farm of 142 acres, which he purchased before leaving Vermont.Thomas was elected Town Treasurer in 1869, re-elected in 1868; was elected a member of the Town Board in 1869 and in 1870, and has held the office of Town Assessor during the years 1878-80.
He was married, in 1880, to Margaret, daughter of Timothy and Mary Cusick, a native of this town.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1207.