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W. E. KETCHUM, farmer, Section 11, P. O. Maple City, was born in Suffolk County, L. I., in 1828, and was engaged in farming and teaching until 1849, when he married Miss Emmalette Gildersleeve, of the same place, who has borne him five children, viz.: Mortimer, born April 14, 1854; Monroe L., October 16, 1856; Sarah E., July 8, 1859; Edgar, June 29, 1862, and Harry R., October 14, 1870. Mr. Ketchum removed to Lee County, Ill., in 1857, and located upon a farm until 1867, when he removed to the town of Dixon, where he engaged in business as a grocer and produce shipper, until May, 1872, when he disposed of his business interests and came to Kansas, locating upon a farm in Spring Creek Township, one mile east of Maple City. He was one of the organizers of that township, and taught the first school therein, and was the first Justice of the Peace elected there, retaining the office until his removal to his present home in Silver Dale Township in April, 1880. His farm of 200 acres contains eighty under cultivation, corn, wheat and millet being his principal crops. His orchard contains 200 peach, 100 apple, fifty cherry and other fruit trees and various berries. His stock interest is represented by fifty head of cattle, twenty hogs, horses, etc. His large frame residence is, with its contents, insured. Having a special aptitude for teaching, Mr. Ketchum still pursues that vocation, his farm being worked by his sons. He is one of the early settlers of this region, and one who ever has taken a warm interest in its success and prosperity.
J. D. GUTHRIE, farmer, Section 34, P. O. Arkansas City, was born in Pennsylvania in 1842, son of William and Margaret Guthrie; he was raised in his native State. He enlisted in 1862 in Company B, Seventy-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers; he participated in the engagements of Stone River, Chickamauga, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain and others of his command; he was mustered out in June, 1865, and returned to Pennsylvania, where he remained until 1876, when he came Kansas and located in Bolton Township, Cowley County, on the farm on which he now resides, consisting of 160 acres, 100 acres of which are under cultivation. His principal crops are wheat and corn. Average yield of wheat twenty bushels per acre, corn forty; feeds his surplus crop of corn. He has an orchard of four acres, consisting of peach and apple trees, with a variety of small fruit. He was married in 1871 to Miss Anna M. Goss, daughter of Henry and Mary Goss. The issue of their marriage has been four children, three of whom survive - Laura, Frank and James D., Jr. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church; he has served three years as a member of the school board.
D. D. JONES, farmer, Section 28, P. O. Arkansas City, was born in Delaware County, Ohio, in 1842, and is a son of Edward and Ann Jones. He was married in 1876, to Miss S. L. Trimble, daughter of William and Emily Trimble. Has two children - Fannie B. and Frank L. Mr. Jones came to Kansas in 1870, locating at Arkansas City, where he remained until the spring of 1871. From thence he moved upon the farm where he now resides. He owns 160 acres of land, of which he has ninety acres under cultivation. His orchard consists of 125 peach and 130 apple trees, also three acres of forest trees which gives his farm a nice appearance. He is engaged in farming and stock-raising.
A. J. KIMMELL, farmer, Section 20, P. O. Arkansas City, was born in Ohio, in 1830. He was married in 1855 to Miss Mary Ann Alleman, who has borne him three children - Samuel W., U. S. and Oscar O. He enlisted in 1861, in Company C, Seventh Michigan Regiment; was in a seven days' fight at White Oak Swamp, and in the battle of Antietam, where he was wounded in the left arm; was in the hospital seven months, and was then discharged for disability. He came to Kansas in 1873, and located on the farm on which he now resides. Owns 226 acres of land of which he has 135 acres under cultivation. His orchard consists of 800 peach, 100 apple trees and a variety of small fruit. Has a good stone quarry which extends through five acres of land. He is Township Treasurer; was elected for four terms.
FRANK LORRY, farmer, Section 5, P. O. Arkansas City, was born in France, in 1842, son of Claude and Mary Lorry. He was married in 1861 to Miss Sarah E. Downey, who has borne him five children - Hannah, Clara, Frank E., Fred and Mary. Mrs. S. E. Lorry died in 1876 and in 1882 Mr. Lorry married Mrs. Mary Chambers. He came to America in 1855, and located in Indiana, where he remained until 1864; from thence he removed to Illinois, and five years after to Iowa, where he lived four years, being then engaged in farming. In 1873, he came to Kansas, and located upon the farm on which he now resides. He owns 320 acres of land, of which he has 300 acres under cultivation. His orchard consists of 1,500 peach, 800 apple and 200 cherry trees, and a variety of small fruit. He enlisted in 1861, in Company E, Eleventh Indiana Regiment; was in the battles of Rumney Island, Falling Water, and in other engagements of his command; was mustered out in the fall of 1861. He has been Treasurer of the School Board of his district seven years; is a member of the A. O. U. W. and of the S. K. of that order.
O. J. PALMER, farmer, Section 17, P. O. Salt City; the subject of this sketch is a native of Fayette, Me., where he was born in 1847, is the son of John and Cordelia Palmer. He was married in 1868 to Miss Rhoda A. Gibert, who has borne him six children - Grace M., Cora A., Melvin O., Lloyd A., Fannie V. and Henry B. He came to Kansas in 1871, and located on the farm on which he now resides. Owns 320 acres of land, of which he has 230 under cultivation. He has an orchard of 100 apple and 50 peach trees, also three acres of forest trees. He is Clerk of the School Board of his district, and is a follower of Christ.
H. W. MARSH, M. D., physician, Section 16, P. O. Tannehill, was born in St. Lawrence County, N. Y., in 1834, and in 1857 he married Miss Laura P. Lee, by whom he has three children, viz., Stephen R., Phinnie H. and Lee E. The Doctor came to Kansas in 1878, and settled on his farm in Creswell Township, seven miles from where he now resides. He received his elementary education in Michigan (where his parents removed in his childhood) and his degree of M. D. in the Medical Department of the Michigan State University. He enlisted in Company K, Third Michigan Cavalry, in September, 1861, as a private, but was taken immediately into the hospital department, where he served as Hospital Steward and Assistant Surgeon until 1864, when he was called before an examining board and received a contract as Assistant Army Surgeon, and was assigned to duty as Post Surgeon at Duvalls Bluff, Ark., where he remained until the close of the war. He then settled at Westerville, Ohio, in the practice of his profession, removing to Illinois in 1868, where he remained until his wife's failing health admonished him to seek change of climate, and in 1878 removed to Kansas. He in a member of the church of the United Brethren in Christ, and an active and efficient worker to the Sabbath school cause. The Doctor's wife was appointed Postmistress at Tannehill in 1881, and still retains that office.
REV. JOHN A. RUPP, farmer, Section 11, P. O. Winfield, was born in Mifflin County, Penn., in 1855. He was married in 1879 to Miss Regina V. Mock, by whom he has one child, Thora C. Rupp. The subject of this sketch was educated in the Otterbein University, Ohio. He delivered his first sermon in Illinois, and has since that time continued in his clerical work. He came to Kansas in 1878; located upon the farm on which he now resides; owns 160 acres of land, having 120 under cultivation. His orchard contains 100 peach, 130 apple trees and a variety of small fruit. He is engaged in farming and in the ministerial work. Is a member of the United Brethren in Christ. Mrs. Rupp was educated in the Henry Seminary, Henry, Ill., after which she was engaged in school teaching and literary work until her marriage with Mr. Rupp.
W. J. BONEWELL, farmer, Section 32, P. O. Winfield, was born in Maryland in 1834, son of Andrew N. and Harriet Bonewell, was raised in his native State. At the age of nineteen removed with his parents to Indiana; he enlisted in 1861, in Company F, Thirty-first Regiment Indiana Volunteers; participated in the engagements of Fort Henry, Fort Donalson, Shiloh, Perryville, Corinth, Stone River, Mission Ridge, in all the battles of the Atlanta campaign, Jonesboro, and others of his command; was promoted to Second Sergeant; he was taken prisoner at Stone River and held in Libby Prison for three months; was wounded at Resaca; was mustered out in the fall of l864, and returned to Indiana; was married in 1855, to Miss Lavinia Harrington, daughter of Ezechael Harrington; the issue of the marriage has been eight children, seven of whom survive - Addison J., Richard L., Luella, Daisy, Pearl, Eva and Benjamin. He came to Kansas in 1870, and located on the farm on which he now resides, consisting of 160 acres, 140 of which are under cultivation; principal crop, corn. Average yield, about fifty bushels per acre; feeds his surplus grain. He has a fine orchard now in bearing, and a variety of small fruits. His farm is situated on the Arkansas River, about eight miles west of Winfield; he is a member of the Protestant Methodist Church, and of the I. O. O. F.; he was third settler of the township, and was one of its organizers; was elected Constable at the first election.
NELSON C. CLARK, farmer, Section 20, P. O. Winfield, is a native of St. Lawrence County, N. Y., where he was born in 1826, remaining there until he attained his majority. In 1847, he moved to Illinois, where he was engaged in farming for twenty-four years. In 1857, he came to Kansas, during which short stay he voted for the Free-State Constitution; then he returned to his home in Illinois, and in 1871 he returned to Kansas and located upon the firm on which he now resides; owns 160 acres of land, having 130 acres under cultivation. His orchard consists of 1,200 peach, 300 apple and twelve pear trees; he has devoted one acre to small fruit. Mr. Clark was married in 1846 to Miss Maria Walrath, daughter of Christian and Mary Walrath; has two children - Frank B., and Marion Clark; he was Treasurer of the School Board of his district for six years.
E. B. GAULT, farmer, Section 21, P. O. Winfield, was born in Mifflin County, Penn., in 1845; was the son of William and Nancy Gault; was married in 1867 to Miss Rebecca Guyer, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Guyer, who has borne him three children - Preston E., Raymond C. and Mark E. Gault; he came to Kansas in 1874, and located upon the farm on which he now resides; owns eighty acres of land, of which he has seventy under cultivation. His orchard contains 200 peach, 55 apple and a variety of small fruit. Mr. Gault enlisted in 1863, in Company E, Twenty-first Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment. In 1864, he enlisted in the Two Hundred and Second Pennsylvania Infantry, Company K, during which time he was principally engaged in the Southern States; was mustered out in 1865; he is director of the school board of his district; is a member of the United Brethren in Christ, also a class leader of the church. Of the Union Stock Association, they pride themselves on having the best breeder in the county.
J. J. HUBBARD, farmer, Section 18, P. O. Winfield, was born in Indiana in 1838; was the son of James and Rebecca Hubbard; was married in 1866 to Miss Mary Penington, daughter of Walter and Mary Penington, who bore him seven children - Denis L., Alice, Rebecca, Floyd, Roselin, Nicholas S. and John M. Hubbard; he came to Kansas in 1870, and located upon the farm on which he now resides; owns 547 acres of land, of which he has 295 under cultivation; his principal crops are wheat and corn; his orchard consists of 300 peach, 175 apple, 100 plum and a variety of small fruit trees. He is engaged in farming and stock-raising; was in the war; enlisted in 1861 in the Seventeenth Indiana Volunteers, Company C, in Wilder's brigade; was in the battle of Hoover's, where he was captured, Mission Ridge, Corinth, Selma. In 1864, he re-enlisted and went through the Atlanta campaign; was mustered out in 1865; was on the school board of his district as Treasurer for two years; is a member of the United Brethren in Christ.
PHINEAS B. LEE, farmer and minister, Section 11, P. O. Winfield, is a native of Bucyrus, Ohio, was born in 1844; son of Stephen and Harriet Lee. The subject of this sketch was educated in the Otterbein University; graduated in class of 1871; he commenced to preach the Gospel in Peoria, Ill., and in 1875 he entered the Roanoke Classical Seminary as Principal, and published the Roanoke Register in connection until 1877, when his health failed; then he moved to Lafayette, Ind., where he was engaged to the ministerial work. In 1878, his health failed entirely, so he came to Kansas that year, and located upon the farm on which he now resides; owns 340 acres of land, having 150 acres under cultivation; his orchard consists of 400 peach, 150 apple, 25 pear trees and a variety of small fruit; is engaged in farming and the ministerial work. In 1881, he was elected Presiding Elder of his district; he resigned in 1883, on account of poor health; is a member of the United Brethren in Christ; was married in 1872 to Miss Flora E. Moore, who bore him five children, three of whom survive - S. Earl, Edna and Radcliffe M. Lee. Mrs. Lee was educated in the Otterbein University, graduated in class of 1872.
JAMES H. MARSHALL, farmer, Section 30, P. O. Winfield, is a native of West Tennessee, where he was born in 1858. Was the son of William and Martha Marshall. The subject of this sketch was but a babe when his parents moved to Arkansas. Subsequently, he removed to Illinois, where he was engaged in farming and in 1871 he came to Kansas with his parents and located upon the farm on which he now resides. Owns 182 acres of land, of which he has seventy-five acres under cultivation. His principal crop is wheat and corn. Has a nice two-story house, surrounded by forest trees, situated on the Arkansas River. When he came, there was but one log cabin in Winfield.
J. W. MILLSPAUGH, farmer, Section 23, P. O. Winfield, was born in Orange County, N. Y., in 1818. Was the son of James and Cynthia Millspaugh. Was married, in 1843, to Miss Harriet Armstrong, daughter of Leonard and Rebecca Armstrong. Has nine children - Mina B., Julia, Mary B., Frank F., Aubrey, Olive, Rollo, Union and Lula Millspaugh. He came to Kansas in 1871 and located in Vernon Township, on Section 14. In May, 1883, he sold his farm for $7,500, and bought an adjoining farm. Owns 112 acres of land. Is engaged in farming and stock-raising. In 1847, he moved to Iowa, where he was engaged in the milling business, at which he continued until the commencement of the war. He enlisted, in 1862, in the Thirty-seventh Iowa Volunteers, Company H. Was commissioned First Lieutenant at the organization of his company, in which capacity he continued until the close of the war. Cowley County offered a fine silk banner to the township that would get the most temperance votes, and Vernon Township took the banner. It was presented to Mr. Millspaugh in behalf of the township.
F. W. SCHWANTES, farmer, Section 12, P. O. Winfield, was born in Germany, son of Frederick and Fredericka Schwantes. Was married, in 1856, to Miss Carlina Long, daughter of Jacob and Sarah Long. Has twelve children - William, Clarinda, Daniel, Ella, Peter, Carrie, Charlie, Benjamin, John, Ida, Cora and James W. He came to Kansas in 1870, and located in Cowley County, Vernon Township, where he now resides. He owns 718 acres of land, of which 420 are under cultivation. He has an orchard of 100 peach, 125 apple, fifteen plum and a variety of small fruit. He is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He has a nice two-story stone house, built of the stone out of his quarry.
R. J. YEOMAN, farmer, Section 9, P. O. Winfield, was born in Fayette County, Ohio, in 1831. Was the son of Iria and Osee Yeoman. He remained in Ohio fifty-one years, being engaged in farming and stock-raising. Was Justice of the Peace in Ohio six years. In 1882, he came to Kansas and located where he now resides. He owns 320 acres of land, of which he has 200 acres under cultivation. His orchard consists of 400 peach, 150 apple, twenty-five pear, fifteen plum trees, and a variety of small fruit. He is engaged in farming and stock-raising. His house is a nice structure, which he has finely furnished. Was in the war, enlisting in 1864, in Company I, One Hundred and Sixty-eighth Ohio Infantry. Was in the engagement of Cynthiana, Ky., where he was captured by Gen. Morgan. Was mustered out in 1864. Mr. Yeoman was married, in 1853, to Miss Elizabeth J. Hill, by whom he has had three children - Osco, Ella E. and Emma F. His wife died in 1863, and in March, 1865, he was married to Miss Caroline H. Parker, by whom he has nine children - Mary, Joseph W., Effie J., Mattie E., Robert S., Medore C., Arthur E., Lula and Bertha E.
THOMAS B. WARE, farmer, Section 21, P. O. Winfield, was born in Ohio in 1831; is a son of Jesse and Hannah Ware. He was married in 1851 to Miss Nancy A. White, by whom he has one child - Lizzie L. Ware. His wife died in 1859, and in 1860 he was married to Miss Rebecca Presnell, by whom he has two children - Charles F. and Flora A. Ware. The subject of this sketch came to Kansas in 1870, and located in Chase County, remaining there one winter. Subsequently, he removed upon the farm on which he now resides; owns 160 acres of land, of which he has 100 acres under cultivation. His orchard consists of 200 peach, 200 apple, twenty-five plum trees, and a variety of small fruit. He has also 1,300 choice forest trees nicely arranged, cottonwoods measure 1 x 60, maples nine inches in diameter and fifty feet high, are but nine years old. He is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He handles the Poland-China and Berkshire hogs. Mr. Ware was in the war of the rebellion; enlisted in 1864 in the navy gun-boat Brilliant, No. 18 on which he was engaged in guarding the transports; was mustered out in 1865; was Director of the School Board for his district for four years; was Township Trustee for one term, he being the third Trustee of the township. He is a member of the United Brethren in Christ.
PLEASANT VALLEY TOWNSHIP.
J. W. FEUQUAY, subject of this sketch, was born in the State of Indiana July 10, 1842. Enlisted in Company G, Sixth Indiana Cavalry, August 11, 1862. Was captured with his command at Richmond, Ky., August 30, 1862, by E. Kirby Smith, and was sent North as a paroled prisoner of war. The following December, was captured at Muldross Hill, Ky., by John Morgan's command, where he with six others made their escape, and reached Louisville in January, 1864. He and twenty-four comrades were captured at Big Springs, East Tennessee, and taken to Richmond, Va., he being left sick at Rogersville, Tenn. After remaining there three months, most of the time more dead than alive with typhoid and pneumonial fever he, with the assistance of the Caldwell family and other Union people, made his escape, disguised as a negro woman, and reached the Union lines at Bull's Gap. Of the twenty-five boys captured at Big Springs and taken to Richmond and afterward to Andersonville, only two ever returned. They endured all the horrors for which the southern prisons were so justly noted. He was in all the battles of his command in the Atlanta campaign, afterward in the battle of Nashville, Tenn. Was mustered out of the service at Pulaski, Tenn., June 17, 1865. He came to Kansas in 1870, locating in Douglas County, subsequently removing to Cowley County, where he has since resided. He has charge of the co-operative store at Constant, Kan. Was appointed Postmaster in 1880, which position he still holds.
H. HARBAUGH, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 17, Town 33, Range 4, P. O. Winfield, was born in Canal Winchester, Ohio, in 1837. He came with his father and family to Illinois in 1852. He enlisted in May, 1861, in Company B, Fourteenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Was in the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Hatchie, Vicksburg, and other engagements of his command. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, and mustered out as such in 1864. Was married to Lydia M. Boys in 1865. Emigrated to Johnson County, Kan., in 1868. In October, 1870, he came to Cowley County, and took the quarter-section upon which he now resides as a claim. He now owns 320 acres in a body, having 185 acres under cultivation. His orchard consists of 325 peach, 150 apple, 20 pear, 20 plum and 18 cherry, all of which are now bearing; also has a variety of small fruits. Has 1,000 forest trees and three miles of hedge fence. Has five children, viz.: Minnie M., Alice V., Leah E., William A. and Charles A. Was Director of the School Board of his district two years and County Commissioner three years, and is a member of Winfield Post, G. A. R.
THOMAS COOLEY, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 12, P. O. Douglass; this prominent agriculturist is a native of Kentucky; was born in Garrard County, November 18, 1846 was educated and reared in his native State. For a number of years was a resident of Illinois, coming from there to Kansas in the spring of 1871. Mr. C. was among the pioneers in this part, and has been closely identified with the agricultural development. His landed estate embraces several hundred acres of the best soil the State affords. In October, 1861, Mr. C. enlisted, and was mustered into the Twenty-first Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, as drummer boy; after serving two years in that capacity, was honorably discharged. He at once re-enlisted in his old regiment, serving until after the close; when the war was over, was on duty for a time in Texas. After the battle of Kenesaw Mountain, was chosen Color Bearer, in which capacity he served the balance of the term. Mr. Cooley was married in Kansas, to Miss Ida M. Whitney, of Lima, Ohio. They have five children by this union - Clifford E., Maude E., Clarence H., Neil and Grace.
J. VAN BUSKIRK, stock-man, Section 12, P. O. Douglass, is one of the most substantial citizens and representative stock-men of Southern Kansas. He is a native of Indiana; was born in Muncie, Delaware County, May 27, 1848. He came to Kansas in December, 1869, and has since been identified with the interests of Cowley, Butler, Sedgwick and adjoining counties. For a time, he was a resident of Wichita, and for a few years was engaged in the hardware trade in Douglass. He has 400 acres of choice land in Maple Township, and does some farming in connection with his stock trade. He was married, in Kansas, to Miss C. Quimby. They have, by this union, one son - Frank.
A. J. WALCK, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 22, P. O. Red Bud. Deserving of special mention among the representative citizens of the county is the subject of this sketch. Mr. W. came to Kansas, locating on present farm, in July, 1871. Has been very successful as a farmer, and has done much toward developing the interests of Maple Township. Has been identified officially, at present being District and Township Clerk. Mr. Walck is a native of Ohio; was born in Auglaize County, September 30, 1830. Was reared in his native State. He was an early settler of Fayette County, Iowa, which was his home for eleven years. In 1866, removed to Dent County, Mo., where he resided until coming to Cowley County, Kan., in July, 1871. His wife was formerly Miss Mary A. Beaver, of Pennsylvania. They have six children - John A., Samuel, Annie M., Andrew J., Lovina and Melvina. During the war, Mr. W. enlisted in Company E, Thirty-eighth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, serving six months; was discharged on account of disability.
J. M. HARCOURT, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 17, Town 30, Range 4 east, P. O. Rock, is a native of Indiana, born in Marion County July 16, 1836. At an early age, he located in Logan County, Ill., which was his home for several years. The year 1856 resided in Iowa. In 1862, he enlisted in the One Hundred and Sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Company E, serving in the western Department until 1865, when he was honorably discharged. The spring of 1870, he came to Kansas, locating where he now resides, being among the pioneers in this part. Mr. H. was married, in Illinois, to Miss Nancy R. Dement. They have five children living - Alfred, George, Harvey, Walter and Elsie.
J. B. HOLMES, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 16, P. O. Rock, one of the most extensive stock-men of Cowley County. He came to Kansas in 1872, locating on his present farm. He is a native of Ohio, was born in Montgomery County January 12, 1820. In 1822, he, with his parents, moved to Marion County, Ind., which was his home for a number of years, and where he was prominently identified with the milling industry. He was married, in Indiana, to Miss S. Thompson. By this union, they have ten children - Ellen, Wilda, C. H., Edmond, Albert, Mary, Sarah, Maggie, John and Frank.
J. L. HOLMES, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Rock, is a native of Marion County, Ind.; was born January 9, 1824; was reared in his native State. He came to Kansas in 1879, and after a short stay removed to Arkansas; located permanently in Cowley County in the spring of 1883. Mr. Holmes is now living with his third wife (the two former being deceased). By his second marriage he has seven children - George R., Oliver P., Katie, Luellen, Thomas, Jeremiah and Hattie.
J. R. RICHARDS, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 4, P. O. Rock. In January, 1871, Mr. R. located in Cowley County, on the site of his present home. He had all the early troubles to contend with, and has been identified with the growth of his township. Mr. R. is a native of Ohio; was born December 30, 1835, in Jefferson County. When eighteen years of age, he came West; for eleven years resided in California. He was married, in Ohio, to Miss E. Hoover. They have five children by this union - Otis, John G., Ada, Lizzie and an infant. Mr. Richards has been identified with educational interests of the district, and the local offices of the township. He is a member of the I. O. O. F.
QUINTON THOMSON, of the firm of Quinton Thomson & Son, wool growers, Section 8, P. O. Rock, is a native of Scotland, and was born in Ayrshire May 15, 1818; came to the United States, and located in Ohio. He soon removed to Michigan, and in 1860 located in Marion County, Ind., which was his home for a number of years. Mr. Thomson is a baker by trade, and for a great portion of the time operated a bakery in Indianapolis, in connection with farming near that city. The spring of 1881, he came to Kansas, locating on his present farm. His estate embraces 910 acres. Mr. Thomson is one of the most extensive wool growers in Southern Kansas. He was married, in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1844, to Miss Charlotte Cathcart. They have three children by this union - Margaret, Charlotte and Archie.
JOHN STATLER, wool grower, Section 14, P. O. Rock; in the spring of 1871, Mr. S. came to Cowley County and at once engaged in wool growing, being the first in this industry in Southern Kansas. He handles each year from 1,500 to 2,000 sheep, being one of the most extensive wool growers in the Southwest. His landed domain embraces 1,240 acres, and is admirably adapted for sheep husbandry. Mr. S. is a native of Ohio, and was born in Perry County February 18, 1834. In 1858, he came to Kansas and located in Franklin County, which was his home until coming to Cowley County. He was one of the first wool growers in Cowley County. During the war, he was in the State militia, and participated in the chase of Gen. Price. His wife was formerly Miss Jane Bryant. They have had fourteen children, eight of whom are-living - Mary, George, Elura, Delphi, Edwin, John, Julia and an infant. He is a member of the Masonic Order, Winfield Lodge.
GEORGE H. WILLIAMS, merchant and Postmaster, is a native of Michigan, and was born in Schoolcraft County August 22, 1846. For five years he was a resident of Illinois, where he was married to Miss Sarah J. Coon. They have four children by this union - Laura M., George C., Lola I. and Bird. Mr. Williams made his advent into Kansas in 1855, at which time his father located in Douglas County, and which was the home of George H. for several years. In July, 1870, he came to Cowley County. In 1874, he was appointed Postmaster, which office he still holds in connection with an extensive merchandising business. Is also Notary Public, and has been Justice of the Peace and Township Trustee.