From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 967

THOMAS P. COYNE, County Clerk; born in London, England, March 17, 1851; came to America in 1852 with his parents; lived in Pennsylvania until 1856; then came to the town of Madison, Wis.; was two years on a farm, then came to the city of Madison; engaged in the business of stone-cutter for about ten years. During the late war he served six months as drummer boy in 44th W.V.I., being but 13 years of age at the time. He was elected City Treasurer in 1875; served one year in that position, then he was for three years engaged in the flour and feed business. First elected County Clerk in 1878; re-elected in November 1880.

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