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William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas


DICKINSON COUNTY, Part 10

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MISCELLANEOUS.

CAPT. HENRY BAKER, farmer, Section 23, Wheatland Township, P. O. Abilene, born in Evansville, Ind., February 14, 1840; moved with his parents when young to Memphis, Tenn., where he received the benefits of the city schools until 1861, when he enlisted in Company E, Twelfth regiment Illinois Infantry, and served for three months; after which he attended the Academy at Paris, Ill., and graduated in 1862. He then joined the naval service at Cairo, Ill., as seaman; soon after appointed Master Mate, and in April, 1863, was promoted Acting Ensign, for gallant conduct. His second promotion to Acting Master was in July, 1864, which position he held until the close of the war. He returned to Evansville, Ind., where he remained for two years, when he removed to St. Paul, Minn., where he engaged in merchandising until 1870, when he came to Kansas and located in Dickinson county, on his present place of 800 acres, where he is engage in farming and stock raising. Married in Edgar County, Ill., October 3, 1876, to Miss Nancy T. Steele, a native of Edgar County, Ill.; born February 15, 1845. They have three children - James S., Annie J., and Charles C.

J. F. BAXTER, farmer, Section 34, Wheatland Township, P. O. Abilene, born in Tompkins County, N. Y., July 15, 1834, and moved with his parents to Winnebago County, Ill., where he was reared and educated; after which he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits until 1877, when he came to Kansas and purchased his present estate of 1,520 acres, when he is engaged in farming and stock raising. Married in Winnebago County, Ill., April 19, 1855, to Miss Harriet Grommon, a native of Ohio; born November 3, 1845. They have four children - Sarah J., Lincoln L., Harry N., and John W.

J. B. BAXTER, farmer, Section 6, Holland Township, P. O. Carlton, was born in Perthshire, Scotland, August 12, 1839. Was raised and educated in his native country; soon after engaged in farming until 1870, when he came to the United States, and first located in Will County, Ill., for a short time. He came to Kansas in 1870, and settled on his present place of 400 acres, where his attention is principally turned to stock raising. He was elected Justice of the Peace of Holland Township in 1881. He married in Scotland, December 1, 1866, to Miss Amelia Amiss, a native of Scotland, born December, 1846. They have seven children - Alexander, Maggie C., Ellen, Jesse A., Joanna C., May, and Amelia A. Mr. B. is identified with the Republican party.

CLEMENTS BELL, farmer, Section 12, Wheatland Township, P. O. Abilene, was born in Ireland December 16, 1845. Was brought to America when young, and was raised and educated in Muskingum County, Ohio. In 1861 enlisted in Company B, Seventy-eighth Regiment Ohio Infantry, and participated in the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Champion Hill, Atlanta; at the latter place was captured and confined in the Andersonville prison at Savannah, Ga., until the close of the war; after which he located in Chicago, Ill., for some time engaged in various pursuits. In 1866 he removed to Johnson County, Mo., where he farmed for five years, and in 1871 came to Kansas and located in Dickinson county on his estate of 560 acres. Married in Johnson County, Mo., October 28, 1873, to Miss Mary E. Foster. She was born in Johnson County, Mo., June 8, 1853. They have four children - Carrie L., Sue L., Clements W., and Mary.

W. H. H. BETZ, farmer, Section 21, Liberty Township, P. O. Chapman, was born Franklin county, Penn., November 5, 1840. Was raised and educated in his native State; farming has always been his occupation. In 1878 he moved to Kansas, and located in Dickinson County on his present place of 240 acres, where he is engaged in agricultural pursuits. Married in Franklin County, Penn., December 31, 1862, to Miss Sarah C. Diehl, a native of Pennsylvania, born in Franklin County July 4, 1843. They have seven children - Clara M., Iva L., Edwin G., Michael D., Birt R., Rasin, and Ora P.

OLANDO BONNER, farmer, Section 28, Wheatland Township, P. O. Abilene, was born in Oneida County, N. Y., July 10, 1847. When young was taken by his parents to Lorain County, Ohio, where he was raised and educated. In 1864 he enlisted in Company E. One Hundred and Twenty-eight Regiment Ohio Infantry, and was mustered out at Columbus, Ohio, in 1865. In 1867 he moved to Winnebago County, Ill., where he engaged in Agricultural pursuits until 1872, when he came to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County on his present place of 640 acres, where he is extensively engaged in farming and stock raising. In 1874-75 he was County Commissioner, and in 1880 was census enumerator. He was married in Winnebago County, Ill., March 3, 1869, to Miss Clara M. Miller, a native of Livingston County, N. Y., born February 23, 1848. They have one child, Gertle A.

J. M. BRADFIELD, farmer, Section 6, Newbern Township, P. O. Abilene, was born in Loudoun County, Va., January 1, 1819. When young, was taken by his parents to Belmont County, Ohio, where he was principally reared and educated. In 1835, moved to Grant County, Ind., where he finished his studies and soon after learned the cabinetmaker and joiner's trade, which he followed in Indiana and Iowa for twelve years. He first came to Kansas in 1862, remaining a short time, and returned to Ringgold County, Iowa, where he remained until 1869; he then returned to Kansas and located in Dickinson County, on his present home of 320 acres. He has been Justice of the Peace, Township Trustee, Assessor, Township Treasurer, Township Clerk, etc. Married in Grant County, Ind., October 31, 1844, to Miss Elizabeth Martin, who was born in Preble County, Ohio, November 20, 1827. They have seven children - Joel W., James A., Hugh M., Winfield M., Clarence E., Jerome S. and Emma J. Mr. Bradfield is a Republican.

J. J. CLEMONS, farmer, Sherman Township, P. O. Sutphen's Mill, Section 26, born in Livingston County, N. Y., November 11, 1820, and was raised and educated in Stenben and Monroe counties, N. Y., after which he moved to Allegany County, N. Y., where he engaged in farming until 1870, when he came to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County, on his present place of 480 acres, where he is engaged in farming and stock-raising. Married in Livingston County, N. Y., January 13, 1842, to Miss Rebecca Litchard, a native of New York, born in Lexington county, October 22, 1822. They have nine children - R. R., Julius E., James A., Clarence L., James E., Lela A., Adela L., Loretta E., and Martha L.

A. R. CORMACK, farmer, Section 4, Garfield Township, P. O. Solomon city, born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 23, 1831, where he was raised and educated. His first occupation in life was bridge and stone contractor, which he followed for some time, after which he settled in Knox County, Tenn., where he engaged in farming for seventeen years. In 1862, he enlisted in Company D, First Regiment of Thomas' Legion, and participated in the battles of New Hope, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek, Va.; was wounded and taken prisoner at the latter, and was confined in the various Northern prisons until the close of the war. He returned to Knox County Tenn., where he remained until 1871; he then came to Kansas, and first located in Junction City, where he engaged in the coal trade for seven years. In 1878, he came to Dickinson County, and settled on his present farm of 160 acres. He was married in Knox County, Tenn., July 12, 1854, to Miss Mary J. Carter; she was born in Knox County, Tenn., October 19, 1838. They have eight children - Mary S., William A., Robert S., John P., Lucy A., Oney, Ernest and Charley. Mr. C. Is a Democrat, and is a member of the A. F. & A. M.

L. DEMING, farmer, Section 18, Buckeye Township, P. O. Abilene, was born in Harrison County, Ohio, October 23, 1823. He was reared and educated in his native State, and his time was occupied until 1870 in merchandising and farming, when he came to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County, on his present estate of 120 acres, where he is engaged in farming and gardening. He was married in Steubenville, Ohio, March 24, 1847, to Miss Frances E. Urquhart, a native of Ohio, born in Harrison County, Ohio, November 5, 1828. They have nine children - James W., William B., John L., Newton A., Johnston G., Moses E., George, Annie and Mary. Mr. D. Is a republican.

K. G. FLEMING, farmer, Section 8, Garfield Township, P. O. Solomon City, was born in Armstrong County, Pa., September 2, 1844. He received his education in his native County, and completed his commercial course at Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1862 he enlisted in Company K, One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg Wilderness, Laurel Hill, Spottsylvania, North Ann River, Merchantsville Road, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Five Forks, and other important battles - received a wound at the latter place. He was discharged, August 18, 1865. He came to Kansas in 1870, and settled in Dickinson County, where he is engaged in agricultural pursuits,. He was married in Solomon City, Kan., April 23, 1874, to Miss Helen Blair, a native of Des Moines, Iowa. She was born September 3, 1853. They have four children - Lillie G., Stella G., Fred B., and Samuel B. Mr. Fleming is a member of the Republican party.

HARRISON FLORA, farmer, Section 34, Flora Township, P. O. Poplar Hill, was born in Stark County, Ohio, June 30, 1841, where he was reared and educated, after which his time was devoted to teaching school until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in company D, One Hundred and Seventh Ohio Infantry, as a private and upon organization of Company was commissioned First Sergeant, and participated in the battles of Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, and was wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, 1863; rejoined the regiment December 20, 1863, at Coals Island, S. C., and in September, 1864, was promoted to First Lieutenant. This position he held until the close of the war. He then returned to his native county, where he taught school for some time. He came to Kansas in 1873, and settled in Dickinson County, on his present place of 240 acres, where he is engaged in farming and stock- raising. He was married in Stark County, Ohio, January 20, 1867, to Miss. Mary Sinclair. She is a native of Stark County, Ohio, born August 15, 1848. They have nine children - Wilbur B., Harley C., Charles C., Carlotta H., Hermine S., Florence, Harry Earle and Frank D.

NELSON FRIZ, farmer, Section 16, Newbern Township, P. O. Abilene, born in Orleans County, N. Y., March 21, 1834, was raised in his native State until twelve years of age, when he moved to Ottawa County, Mich., where he completed his studies, after which he engaged in farming until 1879. He then came to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County, where he engaged in farming and stock-raising. His landed estate consists of 720 acres of land. Married in Allegan County, Mich., October 23, 1859, to Miss Mary Brown, a native of Lorain county, Ohio. She was born April 14, 1842. They have four children - Mabelle L., Perry L., Clyde N., and Blanche.

J. S. HOLLINGER, farmer, Section 27, Liberty Township, P. O. Chapman, born in Franklin County, Penn., August 26, 1829, was reared and educated in his native State, soon after turned his attention to agricultural pursuits until 1871, when he moved to Charlestown, West Virginia, and engaged in the manufacture of carriage material for two years. In 1873 came to Kansas, and settled in Dickinson County. His estate consists of 3,000 acres, and is one of the finest improved farms in central Kansas. His attention is occupied chiefly in wheat growing, and the yield is from 25,000 to 40,000 bushels per annum. In 1876 represented Dickinson County in the Legislature, was also Chairman of County Commissioners the same year. Married in Franklin County, Penn., February 14, 1852, Miss Annie M. Miller, a native of Pennsylvania, born in Franklin County, in 1830. They have eight children - Laura J., William H., Abram L., Charles, Walter S., Minnie, Edwin, and Joseph S.

DR. H. B. JONES, druggist, Industry, Cheever Township, born in Witney, Oxford, England, June 21, 1836, and is a graduate of Oxford College, after which he began the study of medicine. Having graduated at London, England, in 1866, he came to America in 1870 and located in Junction City, where he remained for one year. In 1871 moved to Wakefield, Kan., where he lived for some time; from there to Victoria, Ellsworth County, thence to Clay County, and in 1876 settled in Industry, where he is engaged in the drug trade.

JOHN KASSEBAUM, miller, Industry, Cheever Township, born in Hanover, Germany, October 8, 1835, where he was reared and educated. Soon after learned the shoemaker's trade, which he pursued in his native country for eleven years. In 1869 came to the United States, and first located in Clay Centre, Clay Co., Kansas, where he worked at his trade for seven years. In 1877 moved to Industry and purchased an interest in the Industry Mills. This mill is a frame building, 23 x 40 and three stories high, propelled by water, with capacity for eighty barrels per day, and is doing a large custom and merchant trade. Mr. K. Is identified with the Republican party.

O. W. KIRBY, farmer, Section 1, Garfield Township, P. O. Abilene, born in Greene County, Pa., June 6, 1845. Was taken by parents when young to Woodford County, Ill., where O. W. Was reared and educated. Soon after turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, which he followed until 1882, when he came to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County, on his present place of 120 acres, where he is principally engaged in breeding and raising fine stock. He married, in Henry County, Ill., February 25, 1871, Miss Amelia Lyon, a native of New York, born in Oswego County, August 17, 1850. They have had six children, four of whom are living; Anna L., Clara E., Agnes E., Arthur W. - Stella and Howard are deceased. Mr. K. is identified with the Republican party.

A. J. MARKLEY, farmer, Section 3, Newbern Township, P. O. Abilene, was born in Ashland County, Ohio, June 3, 1828. When young was taken by parents to Fulton County, Ill., where he reached maturity and was educated. In 1850 immigrated to California, where he engaged in mining and dealing in live stock for some time. In 1855 located in Monroe County, Iowa, and engaged in general merchandising for one year. He then moved to Caldwell County, Mo., where he engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1859, when he came to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County on his present place of 370 acres. He has been twice married, first in Caldwell County, Mo., February 14, 1857, to Miss Sarah E. Mussie, a native of Missouri, born in 1839; died in Dickinson County, Kansas, July, 1863. They had by this marriage three children - Stephen A. D., Mary J. and Elizabeth. The second marriage occurred in Peoria County, Ill., December 25, 1864, to Miss Sedilla Shepard. She is a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1846. By this union they have eight children - Jonathan, Conrad, Sarah, Ella, Alford, Jacob A., Mattie and Alfonzo.

DAVID MATTESON, farmer, P. O. Popular Hill, Section 34, Township 11, Range 1 east Flora Township, was born in Greenwich, R. I., September 17, 1839, and when young moved with his parents to Luzerne County, Pa., where he was reared and educated. In 1856, he moved to Walworth County, Wis., where he remained until 1861, when he enlisted in Company A, Tenth Regiment Wisconsin Infantry. He participated in the battle of Perryville, Ky., and Stone River, Tenn., and was discharged at Milwaukee, Wis., November 3, 1864. He then returned to Walworth County, Wis., and engaged in farming until 1870, when he moved to Barton County, Mo., where he remained for three years, and thence to Kansas, and located in Dickinson County, on his present place where he is engaged in farming and stock raising. Was married in Walworth County, Wis., September 17, 1860, to Miss Maryett Brown, a native of Ontario County, N. Y., born August 9, 1841. They have five children - Charles D., Hattie A., William A., Henry E., and Nettie A.

W. R. MOORE, farmer, Section 28, Buckeye Township, P. O. Abilene, was born in Tuscara County, Ohio, March 7, 1838, and was raised and educated in his native State. He enlisted in 1861 in Company F, Sixteenth Regiment Ohio Infantry, for three months, after which he re-enlisted in Company A, Fifty-first Regiment Ohio Infantry, and participated in the battle at Stone River, where he was wounded. He was mustered out at Chicago, March, 1865, when he returned to his native State and engaged in the mercantile trade until 1870. He then came to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County, on his present place of 280 acres. He was married in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, in 1868, to Miss Martha Meredith, a native of Ohio. She was born in 1848. They have four children - Ammy E., Florence L., Charles and Edith.

H. H. NOTTORF, Section 1, Banner Township, P. O. Dillon. Born in Hanover, Germany, January 22, 1819. Was raised and educated in his native country. In 1848, he came to the United Stated, and first located in Watertown, Wis., where he engaged in the butcher trade for some time, after which he moved on a farm near Watertown and engaged in agricultural pursuits for three years. In 1859, he came to Kansas and located in Bourbon County for a short time. In 1860, he settled in Dickinson County, where he now resides. His estate consists of 350 acres. Mr. N. Is one of the first settlers of Dickinson County. He was married in Watertown, Wis., December 6, 1850, to Miss D. F. Hemming. She was born in Prussia, Germany, June 27, 1830; died in Dickinson county, Kas., August 26, 1882. He has three children - Ernest F., William E., and Annie M.

A. F. POGUE, farmer, Section 5, Garfield Township, P. O. Solomon City. Born in Greene County, Pa., July 31, 1842. When young, moved with his parent to Woodford County, Ill., where he received his education. Soon after he engaged in merchandising at Fairbury, Livingston Co., Ill., for twelve years. In 1877, he moved to California where he remained for one year, engaged in various pursuits. He then located in Park County, Colorado, where his time was occupied in mining, for three years, with satisfactory results, and in 1881, he came to Kansas and purchased his present place of 3,500 acres, where he is employed in farming and stock-raising. His present wheat crop amounts to 25,000 bushels. Mr. P. And brother are owners of 19,000 acres of land. He was married, in Fairbury, Livingston Co., Ill., October 15, 1869, to Miss Maria E. Kettering, a native of England, born in St. Johns Square, London, June 9, 1845. They have one child - Charles A. Mr. Pogue is a Republican.

JOHN W. ROBSON, horticulturist, Section 22, Cheever, Township, P. O. Cheever, was born in East Lothian, Scotland, March 16, 1818, where he was reared and educated. In 1840 moved to Shropshire, Eng., where he engaged in horticulture for ten years. In 1850 came to America and first located in Jo Daviess County, Ill., Where he pursued his profession for twenty years. Came to Kansas in 1871 and settled in Dickinson County on his present place of 160 acres, where he is engaged in farming and horticulture. Was appointed State Botanist in 1875. He has been twice married - first in Shropshire, Eng., in 1844, to Miss Jane Lowe. She was born in England in 1818, and died in Jo Daviess County, Ill., October, 1865. By this union they had seven children - John E., Lizzie W., Anna, Jennie, Louisa D., Roger and Nellie. The second marriage occurred at Galena, Ill., December, 1869, to Mrs. Isabella Brison. She was born in Baltimore, Md., July 25, 1836, and has by a former marriage three children - James, Charles and Annie C.

JESSE SIMMERS, deceased. He and his wife were born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Married there August 23, 1857. Came to Kansas in 1870, and settled on a farm in buckeye Township. Mr. simmers died May 5, 1877, leaving five children - Carrie L., Oscar E., Arthur J., Cornelia B., and Mary E.

JAMES SIMPSON, farmer and dairyman, Section 33, Buckeye Township, P. O. Abilene, was born in Nottingham City, Eng., April 14, 1835. His parents came to America in 1846, and settled in Madison County, Ohio, where James was raised and educated. After which he located in Lafayette, and engaged in merchandising for seven years. In 1863 he moved on a farm near Lafayette, Ohio, when he engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1879, when he came to Kansas and settled on his present estate, where the farm and dairy occupy his attention. He was married in Madison County, Ohio, March 23, 1858, to Miss Margaret Snider, a native of Madison County, Ohio. Was born November 7, 1838. They have nine children - James E., Annie, John, Minnie E., Clay, Bessie, Ida M., Nellie and Celesta G.

B. SMITH, farmer, Section 35, Wheatland Township, P. O. Carlton, was born in Putnam County, N. Y., April 13, 1829, and raised and educated in Westchester County, N. Y. His early life was spent on a farm, after which he engaged in the mercantile trade until 1876, when he came to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County on his present place of 480 acres, where he is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He was married in Putnam County, N. Y., June 1, 1856, to Miss Catherine Ellis a native of New York, born in Putnam county June 20, 1835. They have ten children - Ida M., Byron S., Louisa P., Annie L., Benjamin, Katie A., Frank D., Susan A., Phoebe J. and Charles A.

G. B. SMITH, farmer, Section 32, Hayes Township, P. O. Detroit, born in Middlesex County, Conn., August 21, 1815; when quite young moved with his parents to Monroe County, N. Y., where he was reared and educated; soon after learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for thirty years. In 1867 moved to Madison County, Ohio, where he engaged in various pursuits for two years. In 1869 he came to Kansas and located in Dickinson County, where he is engaged in farming and fruit growing. Married in Genesee County, N. Y., October 15, 1844, Miss Lucy M. Hebbard. She was born in Hampton, Conn., August 3, 1821. They have two children; Albert L. and Frank E. Mr. Smith is a member of the Republican party.

WILLIAM A. SMITH, farmer, Section 6, Buckeye Township, P. O. Abilene, was born in Chacahouta Parish, La., October 22, 1843, and moved with parents to Wyoming County, Pa., where he was raised and educated. In 1862 enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Seventy-first Regiment Pennsylvania Infantry, and in 1864 re-enlisted in Company E, Sixty-third Regiment New York Infantry. Participated in the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Coal Harbor, Petersburg and others, and was discharged July 1865, at Alexandria, Va., after which he returned to Wyoming County, Penn., where he engaged in the mercantile trade for some time. In 1870 came to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County on his present place of 160 acres. Married in Dickinson County, Kansas, April 30, 1872, Miss Elsie J. Moore. She was born in Iowa, August 23, 1854. They have three children: Elizabeth M., Lyman F., and Blinna.

THOMAS STEVENSON, farmer, Section 22, Wheatland Township, P. O. Carlton, born near Glasgow, Scotland, March 28, 1843. In 1845 his parents came to America and settled in St. Clair County, Ill., where Thomas was raised to manhood and educated, after which he engaged in farming in his adopted State until 1882, when he came to Kansas and purchased his present place of 320 acres, where he is engaged in agricultural pursuits. Married in St. Clair County, Ill., December 29, 1864, Miss Mary J. Berry, a native of Monroe County, Ill.; born March 15, 1843. They have six children; William J., Mary A., Ida M., Minnie J., Katie and Lizzie.

A. J. STERLING, farmer, Section 2, P. O. Midway, Banner Township, born in Preston County, W. Va., May 25, 1825. Was raised and educated in his native State; soon after engaged in farming, which he pursued until 1863, when he enlisted in Company B, Fourth Regiment West Virginia Cavalry, and was mustered out at Wheeling, Va., in 1864. He then returned to his native State, where he remained until 1865, when he moved to Whiteside County, Ill., and engaged in farming until 1871 when he came to Kansas and located on his present place of 371 acres of land. He was married in Preston County, W. Va., August 22, 1848, to Miss Elizabeth S. Scott. She was born in Fayette County, Pa., February 18, 1829. They have ten children: Melissa E., Joseph A., Marian F., Miles W., Mary J., Waltman F. W., Winfield L., Charles M., Annie E. and Phillip S.

W. H. SUTPHEN, farmer, Section 36, Fragrant Hill Township, P. O. Sutphen's Mill, was born in Otsego County, N. Y., May 1, 1818, where he was reared and educated. Soon after engaged in the mercantile trade at Roseboom, Otsego Co., N. Y., fore some time. In 1843 moved to St. Lawrence County, N. Y., where his attention was given to agricultural pursuits for about seventeen years. In 1860 returned to his native county, where he engaged in insurance business for twelve years. In 1872 came to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County on his estate of 120 acres. He has been Supervisor of Roseboom Township. In 1878 erected the Sutphen Mills, a frame building twenty-six by thirty-six, three stories, and propelled by water; capacity, twenty-five barrels per day. In June, 1880, was appointed Postmaster at his present residence. Married in Otsego County, N. Y., in 1843, to Miss Nancy Duffin. She was born in the year of 1821. They have six children - Oville H., Orcella, Gilbert, Egbert N., Orrille, and Andy F.

JOHN WATTS, farmer, Section 3, Holland Township, P. O. Carlton, was born in England, October 6, 1833. Was raised and educated in his native country, after which he engaged in farming until 1862, when he came to the United States, and first located in Tompkins county, N. Y., where he engaged in farming and stock raising until 1871. He then moved to Kansas and settled in Dickinson County on his present place of 1,360 acres, where he is engaged in farming and stock raising. He has been Township Treasurer and Supervisor for five years. Married in Tompkins County, N. Y., March 3, 1869, to Miss Thirza Mortimer, a native of Yorkshire, England; born June 24, 1842. Mr. W. is a Republican.

R. C. WILSON, farmer, Section 18, Buckeye Township, P. O. Abilene, was born in Mason County, Ky., December 30, 1823. When young was taken by parents to Montgomery County, Ohio, where he was reared and educated. Soon after learned the cooper trade, which he pursued until 1861, when he enlisted in Company F, Sixty-ninth Regiment Ohio Infantry, and was mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., September 11, 1862. He returned to Montgomery County, Ohio, where he remained until 1866, when he moved to Franklin County, Ind., and engaged in farming for some time. He came to Kansas in 1870 and settled in Dickinson County. His landed estate consists of 167 acres. Married in Dayton, Ohio, June 7, 1847, to Miss Rebecca Grove. She was born in Montgomery, Ohio, October 12, 1831. They have seven children - Mary A., Winfield S., Chrystiana, Lydia F., Sarah L., George G., and Rausford C.

GEN. CHARLES R. WOODS, retired, Section 2, P. O. Abilene, born in Licking County, Ohio, February 19, 1829. He was reared and educated in his native State. In 1848 entered West Point and graduated in 1852; soon after appointed Second Lieutenant of First Infantry, and was stationed in Texas for three years, when he was transferred to the Ninth Infantry, where he served until 1860. He then raised the Seventy-sixth Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and joined General Grant at the battle of Fort Donelson, in 1862, and was promoted to Brigadier General for services at the siege of Vicksburg, after which he continued with the Army of the Tennessee, and was honorably discharged September 1, 1866. He then received the appointment of Lieutenant-Colonel of the Thirty-third Infantry, at Newport Barracks, Kentucky, and in 1873 was promoted to Colonel of the Second Infantry; holding this office until 1874, he was retired by reason of disability. General W. owns a farm of 700 acres near Abilene, in Farfield Township where he is engaged in farming and stock-raising, conducted by his son, R. I. Woods. He was married in Newark, Ohio, August 2, 1860, to Miss Cecilia Impey. She was born in Licking County, Ohio, in 1842. They have four children - William E., Robert L., George H. and Frances B.

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