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Biography of Capt. Charles M. Richards

CAPT. CHARLES M. RICHARDS, real estate dealer of Shannon County, is well known here and has done much to build up the interests of this section. Born in Pennsylvania, Wyoming Valley, in 1834, he is a son of David P. Richards, also a native of that State. The latter followed farming all his life. On his father’s farm in Wyoming Valley our subject grew up and in the schools of the valley he received his education. When ten years of age he was in the post office there, remaining eight years, and then, in July, 1861, he joined Company M, Ninth Regiment New York Cavalry. Two years later he was made captain of Company C, and was mustered out of service at Buffalo, New York, in July, 1865. He served in the Army of the Potomac, Sheridan’s cavalry corps, and participated in many engagements. His regiment was in eighty-six regular battles, the most important of which were the following: Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Cold Harbor, Appomattox Courthouse. He was fortunate, never having been wounded nor taken prisoner. He came out of this regiment as captain of Company C, at the close of the war. Afterward Mr. Richards went to Kent County, Del., near the capitol, and bought a farm on which he remained for several years. From there he went to Wyoming Valley, Penn., engaged in the lumbering and contracting business eight years, and then in 1886 went to the Black Hills. There he was engaged in freighting, etc., for four years, or until 1890, when he came to Shannon County, Missouri Since then he has been engaged in the real...

Biography of William R. Lott

William R. Lott. A resident of Kansas since 1893, William R. Lott came to this state to secure feeding grounds close to the central market. He had for a number of years been extensively engaged in ranching in New Mexico, and is one of the men most familiar with the life of that former territory, especially of conditions there twenty-five or thirty years ago. The fact that he went to New Mexico and sought his fortunes in a country and period where only the strong and the courageous survive is suffleient to indicate the independence and enterprise of Mr. Lott. As a matter of fact he had had to exercise the quality of self reliance since early boyhood. He was born in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, June 19, 1854, one of nine children, three of whom are still living, born to Dennison and Eunice (Camp) Lott. His father was a blacksmith by trade, though for the most part he followed farming, and for many years held the office of justice of the peace in Pennsylvania, where he died. His widow later removed to Illinois with a son and spent the rest of her days in DeKalb County of that state. Left fatherless at the age of sixteen, William R. Lott then and there began to depend upon himself for a livellhood and for his advancement in fortune. He had a common school education as the basis of his practical experlence. It was in 1882 that Mr. Lott went to New Mexico Territory. There he became familiar with the livestock business in all its details, and the raising of sheep was...

Biography of W. W. Kaney

W. W. Kaney. In the career of W. W. Kaney, of Chanute, there is found an excellent illustration of the rewards that may be attained through industry and perseverance, for his had been a life in which achievements have been self gained and in which outside assistance had played no part. With but an indifferent education he started out in the world to make his own way when he was but a lad, and had steadfastly worked his way to a position of prominence as one of the leading oil producers of this part of Kansas. Mr. Kaney was born June 4, 1867, near Cuba, Cattaraugus County, New York, on an Indian reservation of 160 acres, and is a son of William and Mary (Dunkin) Kancy. His grandfather was Seraphim Kaney, who was born in Germany and came to the United States in young manhood, locating in Pennsylvania, where he passed the remainder of his life in agricultural pursuits, and died on his farm 2½ miles from Saltsburg, that state, in 1870. William Kaney was born in 1836, at Tarentum, Pennsylvania, and was there reared and received a public school education, and when still a young man went to Cattaraugus County, New York, where he was married. He was one of the pioneers of the oil industry in the United States, having drilled the third well ever sunk for oil in this country, and followed the drilling of wells in New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Alabama, Governor’s Island, New York, and in Bohemia and Hungary, Europe. The entire active period of his career was devoted to the same line...

Biography of Nelson Case, Hon.

Hon. Nelson Case. It would be difficult to properly and justly review the history of Oswego and its responsible men through whose activities and public-spirited endeavors this city had attained its present importance and prestige, without giving due attention to the life of Hon. Nelson Case, who for forty-eight years had been a resident here, and who as a lawyer, judge, city official and counsel for large business interests, had been prominently identified with the municipality’s progress and development. Judge Case was born at Falls, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, April 22, 1845, a son of Chauncey and Mary Elma (Roberts) Case. He comes of Revolutionary ancestors, and belongs to one of America’s old families, the original ancestor being John Case, who emigrated from England, and was one of the original parties to receive land grants at Simsbury, Connecticut from the Crown, and the first delegate to the General Court from Simsbury. He died February 21, 1704. William Case, son of the emigrant, was born January 5, 1665, and died at Simsbury, March 3, 1700. His son was James Case, the great-great-grandfather of Judge Case, who spent his life at Simsbury, where he was born March 12, 1693, and died September 26, 1759. Amasa Case, the great-grandfather of Judge Nelson Case, was born at Simsbury, October 18, 1731, and after a life passed in agricultural pursuits, died August 18, 1824. Among his children was Amasa Case, Jr., the grandfather of Judge Case, who was born at Simsbury, October 29, 1753, followed farming all his life, and died in 1834. Chauncey Case was born at Simsbury, Connecticut, August 27, 1802, and was...

Biography of Fred H. Rhodes

Fred H. Rhodes is one of the prominent lumber dealers of Southeastern Kansas, and is now mayor of Humboldt. Three generations of the Rhodes family have been represented in Kansas, and the family had lived here upwards of half a century. It had furnished capable business men, farmers, and public officials to several counties in the state. The family was established in America by one of those self-denying and fearless missionaries of the Moravian faith, who came out of Germany during the eighteenth century. This ancestor, the great-great-grandfather of Fred H. Rhodes, spelled his name John Rothe. He was a missionary among the Indians in Pennsylvania. The first of the family to come to Kansas was Mr. Rhodes’s grandfather, Jacob Rhodes, who was born in New Jersey in 1811. He moved from New Jersey to Massachusetts, afterwards to Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, and in 1869 came as a pioneer to Mound City, Kansas. He followed farming and took an active part in local affairs, serving as a member of the county board of commissioners of Linn County, and was a member of the State Board of Charity. He died at Mound City, Kansas, in 1891. He married Pauline Blinn, a native of Massachusetts, who also died in Mound City. Fred H. Rhodes, who was born at Tunkhannock in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, May 25, 1868, is a son of J. B. Rhodes. His father was born at Weststock Bridge, Massachusetts, in 1839, but when a boy was taken to Wyoming County, Pennslylvania, where he grew up and married. While living in Pennsylvania, he served as county superintendent of schools. He was...

Tuscarora Tribe

Tuscarora Indians, Tuscarora Nation (Skurū’rěn’, ‘hemp gatherers,’ the Apocynum cunnabinum, or Indian hemp, being a plant of many uses among the Carolina Tuscarora; the native form of this appellative is impersonal, there being no expressed pronominal affix to indicate person, number, or gender). Formerly an important confederation of tribes, speaking languages cognate with those of the Iroquoian linguistic group, and dwelling, when first encountered, on the Roanoke, Neuse, Taw (Torhunta or Narhontes), and Pamlico Rivers., North Carolina.

Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Records

  1790 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1820 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1850 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ 1850 Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Slave Schedule $ Hosted at Diamond State Data Services Clinton Township Falls Township Lemon Township Nicholson Township Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Index A-R Index S-Z Partial Northmoreland Twp 1 of 2 Northmoreland Twp 2 of 2 Exeter Twp Monroe Twp Hosted at Census Guide 1850...

Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Wyoming County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Tallow Hill Cemetery Cemeteries Hosted at Wyoming County Cemetery Links (Link may quit working) Arch School Cemetery Ashcraft Family Plot Barnes Or Mehoopany Baptist Church Cemetery Beaumont Cemetery Black Walnut Or Sturdevant Cemetery Cappucci Grave Site Carney Cemetery Carpenter Cemetery Champlin Cemetery Clark Cemetery Dixon Cemetery Douglas Family Plot Eastwood Family Plot Evergreen – Woodlawn Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Fassett Family Cemetery Fassett Family Cemetery Fassett Family Plot – Moved To Vaughn Cemetery Fincke Family Plot Fisk Family Plot Fitch Cemetery (The Old) Fitch Plot Moved To Roberts Cemetery Forkston Cemetery Frost Cemetery George Wilson Children Plot German Hill Cemetery Gravel Hill Cemetery Greenwood Or Ross Cemetery Griste Family Plot Hannah White Site Harris Family Plot Henry Miller Children Henry Site Hulbirt Family Plot Jenkins Family Plot Jenningsville Cemetery Kasson Brook Cemetery Keelersburg Cemetery Keiserville Or Vose Cemetery Koloff Site Lacey Street Cemetery Lagrange Or Jackson Cemetery Lake Winola Cemetery Lee Family Plot Lovelton Cemetery Marsh Or Centermoreland Cemetery Menger Family Cemetery Miers Cemetery Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery Nicholson Cemetery Noah Adams Family Plot North Branch Or Adams Cemetery North Flat Cemetery Oakley Cemetery Old Baptist Church Or Jayne Cemetery Old Brick Church Or Eaton Cemetery Old Marcy Cemetery Old Mowry Cemetery Orcutt Cemetery Overfield Cemetery Pearle Goodwin Farm Pieta Catholic Cemetery Post Hill Cemetery Roberts Cemetery Robinson Family Plot – Moved To Vaughn Cemetery Robinson Or North Eaton Cemetery Robinson Street Or Pearson Cemetery Rogers...

Biography of Abram A. Raub, M. D.

Abram A. Raub, M. D. One of the oldest and best known physicians and citizens of Kansas is Dr. Abram A. Raub of Topeka, who came to this state in 1879. Doctor Raub is a veteran of the Civil war. During part of his service he was assistant surgeon in the army, and has been practicing medicine for fully half a century. Doctor Raub was forty years of age when he came to Kansas, having been born in 1839 at Blairstown, New Jersey. His father was Philip Raub, also a native of Blairstown. The grandfather emigrated from the Rhine provinces of Germany and settled at Blairstown, he and his son Philip both dying on the old place near that city. Together they had occupied the homestead for nearly 100 years. Philip Raub married Miss Sabra Angel of Warren County, New Jersey. To their marriage were born two sons and three daughters, named Emma, Jacob, Catherine, John and Abram, all now deceased except Doctor Raub. The daughter Emma married George W. Stout. Mr. Stout, who was also a native of New Jersey, was a prominent attorney at Easton, Pennsylvania, and a very successful business man. He left an estate valued at $200,000, and at one time he told Doctor Raub that he started life with only 50 cents. Mr. and Mrs. Stout’s son George was a youth of more than usual brilliancy, was graduated first in his class and a gold medalist from the University of Pennsylvania, and his death twenty days after his graduation was a calamity to his parents and a loss to the world. Doctor Raub’s older...

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