Mrs. Lucy Higgins Colany was born in Washington county, OH, April 22, 1808. Married to John Colany, in Knox county OH Feb. 22, 1827; he died Oct. 12, 1835. Four children were given to them, all of whom now live in this township. It is something worthy of note that Mrs. Colany has reared a family - her husband dying when her family was small - who have proven so exceptionally successful in all the pursuits of life. Their names in order of age are, Mr. Philo Colany, Mrs. Hannah Wolfe, Mr. Charles E. Colany, and Lieut. John D. Colany.  Each of these gentleman have held many township offices with credit to themselves and usefulness to the township. Lieut. John D. Colany is the present efficient township clerk.

Mrs. Colany came to this township in 1853, with her children, and has made her home with her son-in-law, Mr. William Wolfe, from that time to the present. Mrs. Colany is connected with many families in the neighborhood- Slaghts, Drakes, Williams, and others, besides the enlargement of the circle of relationship in the marriage of each of her four children.


History of Johnson County IA 1836-1882, pub. 1883 in Iowa City