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Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

History of Cayuga County New York

This history of Cayuga County New York published in 1879, provides a look at the first 80 years of existence for this county, with numerous chapters devoted to it’s early history. One value of this manuscript may be found in the etched engravings found throughout of idyllic scenes of Cayuga County including portraits of men, houses, buildings, farms, and scenery. Included are 90 biographies of early settlers, and histories of the individual townships along with lists of men involved in the Union Army during the Civil War on a regiment by regiment basis.

Biography of Ward B. Hurlburt

Hurlburt, Ward B., Weybridge, was born in Ripton, Vt., November 19, 1842. He was a son of Hiram and Susan (Bullard) Hurlburt. Hiram Hurlburt was born in Woodstock, Vt. In early life he resided in Weybridge, Vt., where he was engaged in conducting a saw-mill ; was also engaged in the same business at Ripton, Vt. He went to California in 1850, where he remained until the time of his death, which occurred in 1861. Ward B. Hurlburt received his education in the public schools at Weybridge, Vt., and also at a select school at Vergennes, Vt. He taught school for one year. He enlisted on May 20, 1861, in Company K., Second Vermont Volunteers; was mustered in and participated in the battle of Bull Run, and was also in all the battles in which the regiment participated, with the exception of the battle of the Wilderness and the first day at Spottsylvania. He was present in all at about twenty-two engagements. He re-enlisted and served for four years; was corporal, second sergeant, then first lieutenant, and then commander, and was then promoted to captain on December 24, 1864. He returned to civil life in 1865 and spent one year in traveling in the West, and settled in Weybridge, Vt. On February 16 1867, he was married to Sarah Jane Ayres, a daughter of Francis Ayres. They have had five children born to them — Susie M., born on January 31, 1868 (is now a pupil at the Troy Conference Academy); Francis H., born on November 21, 1869 ; Watson W., born October 8, 1871 ; John A., born...

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