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ROBERT CLARK, farmer, Section 25, P. O. Ridgeway. Was born in Scotland, September 14, 1826. Son of Morris Clark and Margaret Berrell. Came to the United States in 1852; settled in South Carolina. Came to Kansas in 1857; settled in Elm Township, where he and his brother Morris own 720 acres, improved; they jointly working the same. He was in the militia and participated in the battle of the Blue against Sterling Price. Mr. Clark was married in London, England, in 1852, to Elizabeth Hugg, who died in 1856; married again in Lawrence, Kan., June 17, 1876, to Elizabeth Collier Haveland. He has one child, Alice, and two step-children, William H. and John Haveland.
GEORGE REID EMERY, M. D. and farmer, Section 28, Township 14, Range 17, P. O. Carbondale. Was born in Walpole, N. H., July 22, 1791. Son of John Emery and Susannah Emery. Her father's name was Mr. Bartlett. His grandparents were (Capt.) John Emery and Miss Brucklebank, who came from England. He was educated at the University of New York, Fairfield, N. Y., and graduated from the medical department in the class of 1814, and has for over sixty years been a successful practitioner. He removed to Ashtabula County, Ohio, in an early day and was married October, 1817 to Miss Candace Willey, who died April 3, 1832. He was married again July 9, 1832, to Miss Polly Stevens, who died November 17, 1870. He had four children by the first marriage - Josiah B., George R., Candace S., and Omri W., and by the second marriage - Eli, Seth S., Milo, Viola and Viancy. A few years after the second marriage he moved with his family to Winnebago County, Ill., where he bought a farm and continued the practice of medicine. In the spring of 1870, he sold his farm there and with his wife and son Milo, moved to Kansas an bought a farm on which he has since lived. He has belonged to the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1826. Was made a Master Mason in Painesville, Ohio, in 1817, and is now a member of the Ridgeway Lodge, No. 62, A., F. & A. M., and was for a time an active member of the Sons of Temperance. Milo Emery, son of the above, was born in Spencer, Ohio, the family soon moved to Winnebago County, Ill. He clerked in a post-office about a year, but preferring the mercantile business, he got a situation in a store in Pecatonica, Ill., where he remained for several years, gaining the esteem and confidence of his employers and his customers, but his health failing he left the store and went to work on his father's farm. In 1870 he came to Elk Township, and bought eighty acres of land in Section 27, Township 14, Range 17. He has since lived with, and improved his father's farm. Has raised an orchard said to be one of the best in the county and has been very successful in raising potatoes; he is now preparing to make a specialty of raising potatoes and Poland China hogs. He is a member of Worthy Master of Hurricane Grange, No. 359, P. of H.
JOSIAH B. EMERY, farmer, Section 12, P. O. Ridgeway. Was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, June 4, 1820, son of Dr. George R. Emery and Candace Willey., where he lived until twenty years of age, and then removed to Winnebago County, Ill., and in 1872 he came to Kansas and settled in Elk Township, where he has since resided on an eighty acre farm which he owns, and which he has in a fine state of cultivation. Previous to coming to this State he spent nine years in California. He was united in marriage to Prudence McIntyre, in Winnebago County, Ill., June 28, 1852, who died July 22, 1869. He was again united in marriage in Lawrence, Kan., May 28, 1873, to Mrs. Sarah T. German, daughter of David Burnham of Wisconsin. He has had five children - Vinacie, (who died July 22, 1855,) A. J. Frank, Eva May, Freddie, (died March 19, 1863,) and Cora. Mr. Emery is a member of Ridgeway Lodge, No. 62, A., F. & A. M., and is the present Tyler of the lodge.
THOMAS ETHERINGTON, farmer, Section 27, P. O. Carbondale. Was born in England, August 24, 1827, son of Christopher Etherington and his wife Ann Graham, where he grew up. He came to the United States in 1854, settled in Pittsburg, Pa., and in 1857 he came to Kansas and settled in Elk Township, where he owns a section of land and has improved it. He has 230 acres under plow. During the war he served in the militia and took part in the engagement at the Blue. He was married in England February 14, 1852, to Miss Jane Brown, who died January 27, 1866. He was again married in Elk township, April 19, 1868, to Louisa Harrison. They have the following children - Frances, born June 6, 1853; Jane, born May 9, 1860; Albert, born March 11, 1862; Thomas, born September 1, 1863; Elizabeth, born January 3, 1864; George, born November 21, 1865; Milo L., born December 24, 1870; Rae born January 19, 1873; Florence M., born September 27, 1878.
REV. JARED W. FOX, farmer, Section 11, Township 14, Range 16, P. O. Ridgeway, was born in Sherburne, New York, December 5, 1810, son of Amasa Fox and Abagail Ware. Mr. Fox grew to manhood in his native town and was apprenticed at Burlington, New York, for five years. He entered the Oneida Institute at Whitesboro in the fall of 1832, and graduated from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and was ordained at Adam's Basin, N. Y., as pastor of the Congregational Church and subsequently became pastor of the Congregational Church in Chili, Monroe County, N. Y., which he served faithfully several years. He came to Kansas in 1860, and settled on a farm containing a quarter section which he owns in Elk Township. He erected a substantial stone house and barn in a few years since. Since coming to this State he has managed the farm and served the church in Burlingame as pastor a part of the time, and continues to hold forth the Word in the surrounding country. Mr. Fox was married in Sherburne, N. Y., January 21, 1839, to Miss Mercy C., daughter of Jonathan Copeland, Esq. And Mrs. Rebecca Edwards Copeland. They have seven children - Charles G., Jared C.., Irving C., Herbert E., Elliott H., Jonathan C. and Mirtie R. C. Charles G., son of the above, was born in Adams Basin, N. Y., January 9, 1840, and was educated in Walworth Academy. He came to Kansas in 1859, and settled in Elk Township, where he owns a good farm. He was elected Surveyor for Osage County and filled the office for seven years. He has also been engaged in teaching school most of the time since coming to the State. He was in the militia and participated with Sterling Price on the blue. He was united in marriage in Marion, Wayne County, N. Y., May 19, 1861, to Miss Harriet E., daughter of Johnathan Pratt, Esq. and Clarissa Jennings. They have four children - Frank E., Mertie C., Nellie A. and Grace B. Mr. Fox is a member of the Congregational Church.
BASIL HARDISTY, farmer, Section 7, P. O. Ridgeway. He was born in Knox County, Ohio, January 18, 1833; son of Francis Hardisty and Mary Barcus. Mr. Hardisty grew up on a farm and was engaged in that business in Ohio. He came to Kansas in 1870, and settled in Elk Township, owns 500 acres and has 300 under the plow. He has good buildings and is one of the substantial farmers of Osage County. Mr. Hardisty was united in marriage in Knox County, Ohio, November 20, 1860, to Miss Livonia, daughter of Labon J. Wiley, Esq. And Sarah Twiggs, They have one child - Francis L. J., born October 27, 1865. Mr. Hardisty is a member of Ridgeway Lodge, No. 62, A., F. & A. M.
HON. H. H. HEBERLING, farmer, Section 24, P. O. Ridgeway; born in Berkley County, West Virginia, May 19, 1811, son of John Heberling and Mary Crumly. When he was fourteen years old his parents removed to Harrison County, Ohio, where he learned milling and worked at the business for several years. He came to this State in 1855, and settled in Elk Township. He has a farm of eighty-four acres. He was elected to the legislature of the State in 1861, where he served with credit to himself and honor to his constituents. He was made Chairman of the Committee on agriculture and Federal relations. He has also been elected and served as Justice of the Peace two years. Mr. Heberling has never sought office, but has rather shrunk from it, yet never failed to discharge any trust imposed upon him with fidelity. He was an active Free-State man and whenever called upon was true to his principles. He took an active part in the defence (sic) of Lawrence, when Price invaded the State. His house was open to the new-comers and furnished a green spot in the memory of the weary traveler who always found a place of rest at his home. Mr. Heberling was married in Harrison County, Ohio, January 2, 1834, to Miss Catherine, daughter of John Dickerson and Mary Stevens, daughter of Joshua Stevens, a relative of Thaddeus Stevens. They have seven children - James A., Rebecca L., Sylvanus L., Catherine J., George H., Sarah M. and Junius L., the first white child born in Elk Township. Mr. Heberling is a member of Hurricane Grange, No. 359, P. of H. He is liberal in belief and reads up all sides of a question.
JAMES A. HEBERLING, farmer, Section 19, P. O. Carbondale, was born in Harrison County, Ohio, November 1, 1838, and is a son of Hon. H. H. Heberling. Mr. Heberling came to the State in 1856, with his parents, who settled in Osage County. He owns a splendid farm in Elk Township, and has erected substantial buildings and made other improvements, and ranks with the enterprising farmers of the township as among the best. When Sterling Price made his celebrated raid, Mr. Heberling went out with the militia and participated in the battle of the Blue, in the thickest of the fight, and came out without injury, although he had a few close calls. Mr. Heberling was united in marriage in Shawnee County, Kansas, March 27, 1862, to Miss Susan F., daughter of R. B. Hopper, Esq. They have seven children - John L., George A., Hattie, Nellie, James A., William H. and Irene. Mr. Heberling is a member of Grange No. 329 and its Steward.
SYLVANUS L. HEBERLING, farmer, Section 30, P. O. Carbondale, was born in Athens County, Ohio, July 2, 1844, and is a son of Hon. H. H. Heberling. He came to Kansas in 1856, with his parents and settled in Osage County. Mr. Heberling owns 400 acres in Elk township and has 240 acres under the plow. He enlisted August 25, 1865, in Company I, Second Regiment, Kansas Cavalry. Companies I and C were afterward consolidated under the name of Company C. He participated in the following engagements: Fort Wayne, Prairie Grove, Cain Hill, where he was wounded in the face, Van Buren, Dripping Springs, Devil's Backbone, Perryville, Honey Springs, Dardanelles, Camden and several other engagements and numerous skirmishes. He was honorably discharged June 22, 1865, at Fort Gibson, C. N., (sic) and paid off at Lawrence, August 17, 1865. He was united in marriage in Osage County, Kansas, February 15, 1870, to Miss Charlotte R., daughter of Noel Cooper, Esq. And Marcia Gibbs. Mr. Herberling is a member of the Hurricane Grange, No. 359, and the G. A. R. Post, No. 49, of Carbondale.
WILLIAM E. VINCENT farmer, Section 21, P. O. Twin Mound, was born in Bradley, Maine, July 9, 1834; son of George and Eunice Wentworth Vincent; where he lived only ten years, and moved with his parents to Illinois, where he lived fifteen years, and in 1859 came to this State, and settled in Doniphan County, and seven years later purchased 480 acres in Elk Township, and has since resided on his farm. He was in the militia during the war and in the engagement at the Blue. He was married in La Salle, Ill., October 2, 1858, to Miss Nancy S. Young. They have six children - Fred W., born October 7, 1859; Charles W., born November 22, 1861; Augusta R., born April 29, 1864; Ellery E., born June 1, 1869; Oscar E., born October 7, 1872; Caroline E., born October 7, 1875.
ALFRED WILEY, farmer, Section 13, P. O. Ridgeway, was born in Licking County, Ohio, August 29, 1827; son of Laban J. Wiley and Sarah Twigg (sic) where he was brought up. After living some time in Wisconsin he came to Kansas in 1856, and settled in Osage County. He owns 320 acres, improved; 110 acres are improved. He was called out during the Price raid, but was unable to go with the militia to the scene of action because of a severe attach of asthma. He was married in Osage County, February 12, 1869, to Miss Jane, daughter of James Douglas and Jane Graham. They have had eight children, seven living and one dead - Sarah, born October 9, 1869; Stewart, born February 6, 1871; Laban J., Jr., born October 12, 1872, and died February 18, 1873; Mary J., born February 24, 1874; Lafayette, born February 28, 1877; Alfred, born August 22, 1878; Livona, born June 1, 1860; Ellen E., born December 24, 1882.
HON. JOHN BANNING, farmer, Section 8, P. O., Dragoon, was born in McDonough County, Ill., Feb., 15, 1838, son of Ephraim and Mary Potter Banning, where he grew up on a farm, and was educated in the common schools. He came to the State in 1855 and settled in Big Springs, where he was an active Free-State man, attending the conventions from the first one held in the place to the last. In 1869 he purchased a fine tract of land containing 630 acres in Fairfax Township, which he has improved. He built his present residence in 1876 at a cost of $1,400, and in 1880, a fine barn costing $1,700. During the war he served in the militia, and had a hand in the battle with Sterling Price on the Blue. He has been honored by the people as County Commissioner from 1871 to 1876, and Probate Judge one term. While in Big Springs he was a merchant and postmaster. He was united in marriage in Shawnee County, Kan., September 7, 1862, to Miss Hettie J., daughter of I. N. Roberts, Esq. They have eight children - Josephine P., Ephraim N., May M., Ella Bell., John W., Hettie M., William., and Thomas
JOSEPH LONGMIRE, farmer, Section 32, P. O. Fairfax, was born in East Tennessee, December 31, 1829, son of John and Elizabeth Ranger Longmire, who descended from Joseph Longmire, Hannah Bogart, John Ranger and Abigail Dunnett; he grew up on a farm, and received a common school education. During the late war he was conscripted into the Confederate army, but made his escape and was retaken and sent to Georgia, but he again eluded the guard and made his escape, although pursued by five men and fifteen blood hounds he made his way to the Union army, and put himself under the protection of General Sherman, who furnished him a passport to the North, where he settled in Indiana. In 1870 he came to the State and settled in Fairfax Township, where he purchased 240 acres, and has improved the same. He was married in Sullivan County, Tenn., September 2, 1852, to Jane Spurgeon. He has been honored as Township Treasurer, and is a member of the Baptist Church.
JOHN PETERSON, farmer, Section 28, P. O. Carbondale, was born in Sweden, November 27, 1836, son of Peter Paulson, now Peterson, and Mary Engrie, where he grew up on a farm, among the rugged hills and stony plains of that Northern region of Europe. He came to the United States in 1854, and settled in Davenport, Iowa, where he had various employments. In 1858 he came to Kansas and settled in Fairfax Township, where he owns a large stock-farm containing 930 acres; - employs several men - buys and sells stock of improved breeds. He has erected substantial buildings at a cost of over $3,000, and made other improvements. He was married in Kansas City, Mo., March 1, 1870, to Miss Hannah Sefgren. They have six children - Effie, born April 12, 1871; Carrie, born August 12, 1872, John A., born January 5, 1875, died April 3, 1875; Nellie A., born June 25, 1876, died June 15, 1880; Eugenie M., born May 14, 1878; Nellie A., born September 2, 1880.
CHRIS PETERSON, farmer, Section 16, P. O. Carbondale, was born in Sweden, April 12, 1850, son of Peter and Mary Eugenie Peterson; came to the United States with his father in 1854, and settled in Davenport. In 1858 he removed with his father to Kansas, and settled in Fairfax Township, and now lives in the old homestead settled by his father. He has 160 acres under cultivation. He was married in Kansas City, Mo., March 16, 1880, to Miss Emma Johnson.
CHARLES LINDAL, farmer, Section 20, P. O. Fairfax, was born in Sweden, November 17, 1825, where he grew up on a farm. He came to the United States in 1853 and settled in Chicago. In 1857 he came to the State and purchased 160 acres, which he has improved. He went out with the militia to the battle of the Blue. He is unmarried, yet has been a successful farmer.
GABRIEL CUMMINGS, farmer, Section 29, P. O. Williamsburg, was born in Clark County, Ind., June 29, 1824, is a son of John and Sarah Cummings; was brought up in Clark County, Ind., and learned the cabinet trade and followed that business for some years, and in 1850, moved from Indiana to Lee County, Iowa, where he remained until 1854; from there he went to Johnson County, Iowa, in 1865; when he came to Kansas, in 1872, and settled where he now resides, in Lincoln Township. He owns 240 acres improved land, good buildings, orchard, etc. He was married in Clark County, Ind., December 16,1846, to Miss Julia A., daughter of John Bemis. They have ten children - Missouri F., Henry A., Jesse, Abalene, Samuel E., Eugene, Emulous, L., (sic) Alanson F., Armina, and Charles T. Mr. Cummings is a member of the Presbyterian Church.