|WILLIAM LARLOR, farmer, Sec. 7; P.O. Syene; he was born July 23, 1810, at Tenakill, Queen’s County, Ireland; his father, Patrick Larlor, of said place, was for many years a Representative from that county in the British House of Commons, and was Magistrate of the county until his death, when his son Richard succeeded him as a member of the House of Commons; the mother of our subject was Ann Dillon, of Queen’s County also. On the 14th day of April, 1837, William Larlor left his father’s home and went to Liverpool, whence on the 25th day of the same month, he set sail for America on board the packet-ship Pennsylvania Swallowtail, and landed in New York City June 3, following; after a five-day stay in the city, he again pushed his course westward; passing up the Hudson on a steamboat, he then took the canal for Buffalo, thence to Detroit, Mich., and from there he went to Lima, LaGrange Co., Ind. where he purchased a farm; in 1839, he visited Chicago, Waukegan (then Littleport), Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee, and in 1843, emigrated from Indiana, via Chicago, to Madison, Wis., and settled in what is now the town of Oregon, Dane Co.He returned again to LaGrange Co., Ind. where, in 1844, he was married to Amelia, daughter of William and Ellen Fox, a native of Ireland; in 1846, with his wife and one child, and ox-tem and a fixed purpose, he again started for Wisconsin, and made the trip of 300 miles in ten days; arriving at Oregon and finding his claim “jumped,” he selected his present farm of 150 acres in the town of Dunn, having his deed signed by James K. Polk, then President of the United States. Mr. Larlor has always taken an active part in the affairs pertaining to the interests of his town, and served two or three terms as Chairman of the board; he was nominated in 1878 for Assemblyman from his district. Their children are: Patrick E., who enlisted in the 31st W. V. I. and died at Washington in May, 1865; William, a farmer in this town; Mary, Ellen, Ann, Kate, Emma, Alice, Richard, now in Iowa; James and John at home.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, page 1206.