C. H. STUART, a highly respected farmer of Canada township, Labette county, Kansas, has a well improved farm in section 4, township 34, range 18. He was born in Barre, New York, February 28, 1837, and is a son of Albert and Helen (Spencer) Stuart.
Albert Stuart was born in New York, in 1805. He was a sailor on the Great Lakes early in life, and later followed the occupation of a farmer. He married Helen Spencer, who was born in New York. They reared one child, C. H., the subject of this sketch.
C. H. Stuart removed to Ohio when a youth. His father farmed several years in that state. When nineteen years old, the son went to Illinois, where he enlisted, in 1861, in Company K, 42d Reg., Ill. Vol. Inf. He saw hard service throughout the war, and took part in the battle of Stone River, where he was under fire for six days. He was in all the engagements in which his company and regiment participated. He received an honorable discharge from the army, at Atlanta, Georgia. He then returned to Illinois, and left that state, for Kansas, May 4, 1870. Three other men accompanied him (among them being Ed. Rosboro, now deceased, of Elm Grove township), and the trip was made by wagon. Mr. Stuart located on his present home farm, in 1870, and after building a cabin, 14 by 18 feet in size, broke eight acres of ground, and began his career as a farmer in Labette county. He has been highly successful, and has a large and well improved farm. Lately he has erected a spacious, two-story, frame house, which adds greatly to the general appearance of his property. Mr. Stuart carries on general farming.
The subject of this sketch was united in marriage with J. Maria McClellan, who was born in New York. They have reared two children, namely: Alexander T., who enlisted in the late war, in Company I, 13th Reg., U. S. Vol. Inf.; and Olive E. F. Mr. Stuart is a member of the Populist party. He belongs to Valeda Camp, No. 150, Anti-Horsethief Association; to the Masonic order, Mound Valley Lodge, No. 218 ; and to the G. A. R. Post, of Mound Valley. Mr. Stuart is well known in Labette county where he has many friends.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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