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


HARVEY COUNTY, Part 14

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JONATHAN ADAMSON, farmer, Section 36, P. O. Sunny Dale, Sedgwick County, owns 160 acres, eight in cultivation, with good frame dwelling, 14 x 18 with L 12 x 18, one and one-half stories, with small orchard. Has at present four horses, fifteen head of cattle and eighteen hogs. Came to Kansas in August, 1876, and located in Reno County but not being satisfied there came to Harvey County, locating on his present farm in the spring of 1880. Was born in Indiana in 1828 and came from his native State to Kansas. Was married October 11, 1849, to Miss Lorena Hunt, a native of Indiana. They have four children -- William B., Joseph A., Nora and Dora. He enlisted in 1862 in Company K, One Hundred and Thirtieth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served in the Twenty-third Army Corps and was in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tenn., and from there went to North Carolina and was mustered out in 1865. Is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and also of School Board.

J. E. ADAMSON, farmer, Section 33, P. O. Sedgwick, owns 240 acres, 160 in cultivation with one and one-half miles of hedge, frame dwelling, 24 x 48, one story, and barn 20 x 32. Wheat averaged in 1882, seventeen bushels and oats forty. Has eight horses, four mules, twenty-one head of cattle and twenty-seven hogs. Also has small orchard of apple and peach trees. Was born in Wayne County, Ind., June 27, 1836, and moved to Vermillion County, Ind., and lived there six years before coming to Kansas, in 1874, first locating on Section 34, which he rented for three years, and on Section 22 for eighteen months and bought this farm and located here February 15, 1879. Was married in 1855 to Miss Kezia Hunt, a native of Indiana. They have six children -- Alonzo A., Rolandus A., Oscar O., Leslie O., Chester A. and Rosa E. Is a member of the Christian Church and member of School Board and takes an active part in educational matters. His children are well educated and two of his sons are teaching school.

WALTER BRANDON, farmer, Section 14, P. O. Newton, owns 160 acres, forty under cultivation. Has a good frame dwelling and stables, and a good orchard set out, and also ornamental trees. Has five horses, five cows and ten hogs. Came to Kansas in 1879, stopping in Newton and locating here in 1880. Was born in Ohio, October 8, 1837, and came from Ohio to Kansas. Was married December 16, 1859, to Miss Sarah J. Cole. they have ten children -- Vincent, Elmira, Margaret J., Louisa B., Aaron, Levi, Maria, Ida E., Nettie and Henry H. Enlisted in 1864 in the Eighth Ohio Independent Battery and was with his command in the south in several skirmishes, but no general engagements and mustered out in August 10, 1865.

JOSEPH K. CLARK, farmer, Section 34, P. O. Sedgwick, owns 160 acres, 100 in cultivation, with 240 rods of hedge fence, with peach orchard bearing; has 7 horses, 17 head of cattle and 18 hogs. He was born in the State of New York in 1824 and moved to Wisconsin in 1842 which at that time was on the frontier and from there to Illinois. He entered the service in 1862 in Company G, Ninety-sixth Regiment Illinois Infantry, and was in the Fourth Corps and at the battle of Chickamauga was in the force that made the charge on the right of Thomas's position and prevented him from having his flank turned, thus saving the key to the position' participated in all the principal engagements of the Atlanta campaign and when Sherman went on his march to the sea, remained in Thomas's command to take care of Bragg, and was in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, and after his repulse went to East Tennessee and was mustered out in June, 1865; was wounded in the battle of Lookout Mountain; came to Kansas in 1871 and located on present farm; was married in 1854 to Miss Mary Vieley. They have ten children -- Charles O., Lewis C., William H., Joseph, Adeline, Helen, John, Ida A. Mary M., and James A. Is a member of the G. A. R. and a Mason.

JOHN R. DUNN, farmer, Section 18, P. O. Newton, owns 160 acres, 125 in cultivation, all enclosed with first-class hedge fences and over two miles of cross hedges, with farm in a fine state of cultivation; raises general crops; wheat average this year is 21 bushels, and oats 40 bushels; has 7 horses, 15 head of cattle and 14 hogs. He was born in Scotland in 1822 and came to United States in 1857 and located for a time in New York State, then was for a number of years in Wisconsin and came from there to Kansas in 1870, stopping one year in Sedgwick and locating on his present farm in 1871. He was married in 1860 to Miss Isabella Ross, a native of Scotland. They have two children -- Robert B. (who is working the place with his father) and Christine (who is married to William A. Dupas, a farmer of Harvey County).

A. G. HUBBARD, farmer, Section 22, P. O. Newton, owns 320 acres, 190 in cultivation, with fine orchard and farm well improved, enclosed with hedge; good frame dwelling and barn; raises general crops, his wheat average in 1882 was 20 bushels to the acres and oats, 40; has 5 horses, 2 cows and 100 hogs of fine thorough breed; makes a speciality of raising fine hogs. He was born in Illinois, November 22, 1842. Enlisted in Company E., Seventy-fifth Regiment Illinois Infantry, in 1864 and was in the battles of Nashville and Franklin, Tenn., and other skirmishes, and was mustered out in 1865; came to Kansas in 1873 and located on present farm. Was married in 1870 to Miss Nettie Benton. His wife died February 2, 1874, leaving two children -- Bertie and Nettie. Is a member of the Baptist Church. While in Illinois was deputy Sheriff for two and a half years. In Kansas, has been Township Trustee and Clerk of School Board and is now Justice of the Peace.

P. A. JOICE, railroad carpenter, section 12, P. O. Newton, makes his home with Mr. Lynn and has followed railroad carpentering for fifteen years, Came to Kansas in April, 1877, first locating in Parsons, and came to Harvey county and located here in August, 1882. He was born on Staten Island, N. Y. December 11, 1843, and in 1857, located in Iowa; enlisted in 1861, in Company D., Tenth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was the first one with Gen. Pope in Missouri, and at Island No. 10 and afterwards was with Gen. Grant in all his campaigns. From Shiloh was at Corinth and Iuka, where he was wounded in the foot; then to Vicksburg, and to Chattanooga and in the Atlanta campaign, under McPherson, and with Sherman in his march to the sea, and north to the Carolinas and in the great review at Washington, D. C., and was mustered out at Little Rock, Ark., 1865, and finally discharged at Davenport, Iowa, September 1, 1865. Was married October 14, 1865, to Miss Rachel Esler, who died in February, 1872, leaving one child -- Frank. He is a Mason and a member of the I. O. O. F. His father, J. E. Joice, was Captain of Company D, Thirty-seventh Regiment Iowa Troops and was wounded at Cape Giradeau, Mo., July 8, 1863, and died of his wounds July 21, 1863. His brother, G. L. Joice, was a private in Company D., Thirty-second Regiment Iowa Volunteers and acted as Orderly on Gen. A. J. Smith's staff and was captured at Sabine Cross Roads, and held prisoner of war for over two years at Fort Tyler, Tex. Also had a brother, F. A. Joice, as a private in the Second Kansas Cavalry.

JACOB LOLMAUGH, farmer, Section 4, P. O. Newton, owns 320 acres, 280 in cultivation; raises general crops and has a well improved place; has at present 9 horses, 35 head of cattle and 40 hogs. Was born in France, September 24, 1818, and came to the United States with his parents in 1831, locating in Ohio, but moving from there to Illinois in 1839, where he resided until he came to Kansas in October, 1879, locating on present farm. Was married in 1840 to Miss Susan J. Bowles, a native of Kentucky. They have nine children living -- Catherine, Caroline, Augustine, Emeline, David, Morris, Christopher, Andrew and Harmon. Is a member of the Catholic Church.

SAMUEL LYNN, farmer, Section 12, P. O. Newton, owns 160 acres, 85 under cultivation, all enclosed with hedge fence, two acres in orchard and three acres in cultivated timber; has good frame dwelling, barn and stable; raises general crops, wheat average for 1882 was 25 bushels to the acre and oats 40 bushels; has 4 horses, 20 head of cattle and 30 hogs. Came to Kansas, March, 1871, and located on his present farm in September of the same year. he was born in Delaware County, Ohio, June 15, 1843, and moved to Missouri in 1866 and from there to Kansas. He enlisted in 1862 in Company C, Eighty-sixth Regiment Ohio Volunteers, for three months and did duty in West Virginia, scouting for bushwackers and was mustered out on expiration of term of service and re-enlisted in an independent company called the Union Light Guards, or Seventh Ohio Independent Cavalry Troop and did provost duty and orderly duty at Gen. Augur's headquarters and was finally mustered out in the fall of 1865. He was married November 21, 1872, to Miss Nellie E. Gardiner and were the first couple married in Darlington Township. They have one child, Hubbard H.

GEORGE MILNE, farmer, Section 4, P. O. Newton, own 160 acres, 120 in cultivation, about 870 rods of hedge fence, stock proof, raises general crops, has about twenty head of stock and a good farm. Was born in Scotland, March 25, 1829, and came to the United States when a child with his parents and located in the State of New York. When fifteen years of age he went to New York City and engaged in business, where he remained five years, then went to Philadelphia and remained there five years, he then removed to DeKalb County, Ill., where he remained a number of years, coming from there to Kansas in May, 1871, and located on present farm, being one of the early settlers of Darlington Township. Was married November 2, 1844, to Miss Sarah J. Robb. They have one child, Sarah E., who is married to John Betz, a successful farmer in Newton Township. Mr. M. came to Kansas on account of the ill-health of his wife, which has been entirely restored by the change. Is a member of the Presybertian Church.

J. R. NORRIS, farmer, section 2, P. O. Newton, owns 160 acres, 100 under cultivation, a small orchard, with dwelling 16 x 24, with L 12 x 24; raises general crops, his wheat this year will average thirty bushels to the acre. He has at present 6 horses, 10 head of cattle and 18 hogs. He was born in Ohio in 1843 and came to Kansas in 1876 and was for the first year in Johnson County, and located on his present farm in 1877. He was married in 1876 to Miss Lucy C. Trembley. They have three children -- Joseph R., Mary and Thomas. he is also raising an orphan child, Albert Mittlesdorf. He enlisted April 14, 1861, in a company known as Muskingum County Rangers, and reported to the Sixteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was the first to enter West Virginia. Re-enlisted for three years in Company D, Sixteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and went to the department of Kentucky and Tennessee, was at Cumberland Gap and the siege of Vicksburg and up the Red River and was wounded at the battle of Chickasaw Bayou and had his hearing impaired by the cannonading at Vicksburg, and after recovering from his wounds was detailed in the Secret Service and remained during the war and was mustered out in 1865. He is a member of the G. A. R.

SIMON PETER, farmer, Section 18, P. O. Newton, owns 160 acres, 118 in cultivation, and eighteen acres in cultivated timber and orchard and the rest in pasture. Mr. P. intends this to be a model farm of Darlington Township. He has the hedges so planted that from all the fields on his place (nine in number), the entrance is at the barn and windmill, where his stock can come for water, his well with windmill pump, being situated on the highest part of the farm. He intends to irrigate to a certain extent. His intentions to make a speciality of fine hogs and horses. He has five head of fine horses for farm work; he has an imported Norman mare, and a three year old stallion by her, whose grandam is an imported Clydesdale, whose weight was 1,700 pounds and he expects fine results from the cross of Clydesdale and Norman. He has one acre of blackberries planted in his timber, from which he expects good results. Was born in Indiana, August 15, 1835, and moved to Illinois in 1872, and came from there to Kansas in 1879, locating here. Was married April 13, 1856, to Miss Barbara Pence. They have seven children -- Nancy J., Savilla E., Mary E., D. Rufus, Simon R., William F., Lillie. Enlisted in 1861 in Company F, Fifty-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and served with his command in the western department. Was at the engagements of New Madrid, Mo., Vicksburg, Champion Hill, Jackson and in most of the battles in the Atlanta campaign and after taking of Atlanta, on the March to the Sea, and the taking of Savannah and was captured on the Carolina campaign and was taken as a prisoner to Salisbury, N. C. and from there to Danville, Va., then to Castle Thunder and Libby Prisons, in Richmond and was paroled from there the day before the fall of Richmond and mustered out in April, 1865. He is a member of the Baptist Church as are also four of his family.

EZRA H. SAXON, farmer and thresher, Section 25, P. O. Newton, owns 160 acres, forty in cultivation, 120 rods hedge fence, small orchard. In addition to farming he has two threshing machines, one ten horse steam thresher and one horse power power thresher has nine horses, twelve head of cattle and sixteen hogs. Came to Kansas in December, 1878, and located on present farm in June, 1880. Was born in the State of New York, in August, 1844, and came from native State to Kansas. Was married in 1866 to Miss Emma M. Rugg. they have two children -- Earle P. and Pearl E. He entered the service as private in Company C., Ninth Regiment New York Cavalry in 1864, and was with Gen. Grant, and participated in the battle of the Wilderness and under Sheridan, in the Shenandoah Valley, at Cedar Creek and Shawtown and other engagements and mustered out in April, 1865.

WILLIAM V. SMITH, farmer, and stock dealer, Section 10, P. O. Newton, owns 160 acres, 130 acres in cultivation. Has good frame dwelling, 14 x 24, with L 12 x 14, one and one-half stories. Has fourteen horses, fifty-one head of cattle and nine hogs. Was born in Ohio in 1833 and when a child moved with his parents to Indiana. He entered the service in 1861, in Company G, Nineteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was with his command in the Army of the Potomac in all its battles and skirmishes, until the battle of Gettysburg, where he was severely wounded, the ball going in below the right eye and coming out near the left ear, from the effects of which wound he was discharged on a surgeon's certificate of disability in 1863. Was married in 1864 to Miss Eliza Sprinkle, who died in 1871, leaving one child -- Frank and was married a second time February 29, 1880, to Miss Sarah Cole. They have one child -- Jackson. Came to Kansas from Indiana, in the spring of 1871; being one of the first settlers in Darlington Township.

ROBERT H. TURNER, farmer, Section 14, P. O. Newton, owns 240 acres, 220 of which are in cultivation, all enclosed with hedge; also twelve acres of cultivated timber so arranged as to be a perfect protection and windbreak for a very fine orchard of apple, peach, pear, cherry and small fruits, as well as a fine vineyard. Has a good frame dwelling 12 x 22 and barn 16 x 30. Raises general crops and has his farm in a fine state of cultivation, and displays great artistic taste in the arrangement of trees in beautifying his farm. He was born in Putnam County, Ohio, in 1835, and remained there until the breaking out of the war, when he enlisted in Company I, Twenty-seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served with his command nearly three years as non-commissioned officer. Was first under Sturges in Missouri, then under Fremont and participated in the taking of Island No. 10, then to the siege of Corinth and Iuka and then sent to Pulaski, Tenn, where he left his regiment in 1864, having been commissioned First Lieutenant and recruited Company B, One Hundred and Sixth Regiment United States Colored Troops. His command was subsequently captured by Forrest but he was on detached service at the time and escaped capture. In June, 1865, his command was consolidated with the Fortieth Regiment United States Colored and mustered out, April 26, 1866. After the war, he remained two years in Alabama, then returned to Ohio and came from there to Kansas in 1871, stopping for one year in Franklin County, and coming to his present location in 1872. Mr. T. is Justice of the Peace and has held the position for seven years. Was Enumerator of Census in 1880, for Darlington and Richland Townships and is also Township Clerk and a member of the School Board, which position he has held since the organization of the school. He is a member of the G. A. R.

IRA WINANS, farmer, section 10, P. O. Newton, owns 160 acres, ninety acres in cultivation, twelve in orchard and three in cultivated timber and a good frame dwelling and about thirty head of stock. He was born in Ohio in 1827 and moved from there to Indiana where he spent a number of years, then to Minnesota and Missouri and from there to Kansas, locating on his present farm in the fall of 1870, being one of the first settlers in Darlington Township, and building the first house in this locality. He entered the service in 1861, in Company B, Thirty-first Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was in the battle of Fort Donelson where he was severely wounded and was discharged on a surgeon's certificate of disability from effects of wound. He was married in 1850 and has seven children -- Isaac A., now in San Blas, Mexico, bossing native laborers on a new railroad line, John W., Carmi H., George C., Bradford G., Lillie M. and Ira E. Mr. W. is a member of the First Baptist Church in Newton also a member of the G. A. R. Has been treasurer of the School Board for four years and Township Supervisor of Roads. His sons, Carmi H., Winans and John W. are now farming the place, their father being disabled from performing manual labor. During the winter of 1875 and '76, following the grasshopper visitation, the family being large, were compelled to make extra exertions to supply their wants, and so two sons, Isaac A. and John W. went with a team with their neighbors on the ranch to kill buffalo for meat, and the hides of which were some value. During the time, they suffered great privations, being chased by Indians, but fortunately escaped and were snowed in a great distance from the frontier and has to subsist on buffalo meat alone for twenty-one days. They were, however, very successful, the party having killed about 400 buffalo and came in after the storm with wagons loaded with meat and buffalo hides. He was one of the delegates to the first Republican Convention ever held in Harvey County.

ELIJAH A. WOOSLEY, farmer, Section 29, P. O. Sedgwick, owns 160 acres, 120 in cultivation, with about a mile of hedge fence, three acres in orchard and a fine grove of cultivated timber. Wheat average this year was twenty bushels per acre and oats forty-five. He has seven horses and twenty-seven head of cattle and five hogs. He was born in Kentucky, January 1, 1828, and when a child moved with his parents to the State of Illinois where he remained until coming to Kansas, in August, 1876, and located here. Was married February 4, 1855, to Miss Susan Crow, a native of Virginia., they have six children -- Lockwood, Elijah, Eliza J., Mabel, Edna and Pearl. Has taken quite an active part in educational matters and served on the School Board eight or ten years. Is a member of the Christian Church.

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