Bio: Dinan, John, 1840, County Limerick, Ireland Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives Limerick Index Copyright File contributed by: Heather Benedict Hbenedict2021@gmail.com __________________________________ DINAN Biographical and Historical Record of Greene and Carroll Counties, Iowa...Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1887. John Dinan, one of the self-made men of Green County, and an enterprising farmer of Scranton Township where he resides on section 19, is a native of Ireland, born in County Limerick in 1840. His parents, Thomas and Kate Dinan, never left their native country. They had a family of seven children, our subject being the sixth child, and only one who came to America. He left Ireland during the war of the Rebellion, and landed at New York City in very limited circumstances, but possessed of a stout heart and a determination to succeed in life. He lived at New Haven, Connecticut, several years, and was there married to Miss Letitia Lynch, who was born in County Derry, Ireland. Four children have been born to them, three of whom are living, all natives of New Haven, Connecticut-Thomas, born December 4, 1864; John, born May 24, 1867; and Albert, born September 24, 1871. Their son Robert was born in Benton County, Iowa, May 5, 1874, and died in the same county January 25, 1878. Mr. Dinan came with his family to Iowa in 1871 and lived in Benton County several years. They afterward resided in Story County, and from there came to Greene County, settling on his present farm in the spring of 1880. His farm of 160 acres is one of the best in his neighborhood, and almost entirely under cultivation, and is located half on section 19, Scranton Township, and half on section 25 of Richland twp, in Carroll county, which he as acquired by persevering toil and energy, combined with good management, and by his fair and honorable dealings he has won the confidence and respect of all who know him. Politically Mr. Dinan affiliates with the Democratic party. The family are members of the Roman Catholic church.