biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
LEWIS HILLEARY, residing on section 14, Spring Creek Township, is a general farmer and stock-raiser. He was born in Harrison County, Ky , Feb. 4, 1825, and is the son of Francis and Charlotte (Arnold) Hilleary. The father was a merchant and teacher in Kentucky, but came to Iowa, locating near Burlington, in the year 1834, and was one of the early pioneers in that section of the State. He came to Mahaska County on a visit during the year 1841. His wife died in their home in Burlington about the year 1851. The subject of this sketch, Lewis Hilleary, was married, May 15, 1859, to Miss Delilah Bond, a daughter of Henry and Susannah (Stanfield) Bond, both of whom were pioneer settlers of Iowa and residents of this county, and are now deceased. Of this Union there have been six children: Clara; Ida, deceased; George, Ransom, Sarville and Verlie. Mr. Hilleary is the owner of 180 acres of land on the home farm, upon which there are very fine improvements. His house, barns and out-buildings are of the best character, and well adapted to his business of general farming and stock-raising. He also owns 155 acres of improved land on section 15, both of which farms are in a high state of cultivation. He is engaged in the breeding of Clydesdale horses and thorough-bred Short-horn cattle, and is accumulating a nice herd of very desirable animals that rank well with the best as to pedigree and family. Mr. Hilleary is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and in his political affiliations is a Republican. That he has made life a success is due to his untiring energy and application, combined with careful management of his affairs. His is an hospitable home, where is always found an abundance of the best, and at his board friends and acquaintances are always welcome visitors. He may properly be classed as one of the pioneers of this county who has grown with its growth, and who has accumulated a competence where others have failed. As a citizen, neighbor and friend, he is greatly esteemed.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy