First Business Concerns -- First Marriage -- Horace Greeley Visits Johnson County -- Old Settlers -- The Mehaffie House -- The First Twenty Years.
of the people were poor and needy, they entered largely into
farming and from that time on to the end of the war Johnson county
kept increasing her productions of corn and hay until the end
of the war, and the prices of produce, corn and hay kept rising
in proportion. Corn was worth, in 1861, from $1.00 to $1.50 per
bushed, and hay brought readily $10.00 per ton.