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Barnes, Armistead L. (1870's Pioneer) (Lake Township) (Confederate Veteran) - A. L. Barnes, aged 79, pioneer of this section, widely known and unique figure in the history and development of Lake Township, passed away this (Thurday) morning at the home at 9:00 o'clock. Mr. Barnes was a native of Kentucky and served as a Confederate veteran of the civil war. He migrated to Kansas in the '70's, settling on the farm near Patterson where he continued until 1910 when he retired and the family moved into Burrton. Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be made in Star Cemetery. - Burrton Graphic. (The Newton Kansan, Newton Kansas. September 7, 1923, Page 6). Mr. Barnes was born in 1843 and died September 6, 1923. His wife, Inez G. Barnes, was born in 1850 and died in 1938. Their daughter, Flora M. Barnes, was born in 1869 and died in 1928. All are buried together in Star Cemetery south of Burrton, Kansas.
Barnett, A. M. (1877 Pioneer) (Newton City) - hardware merchant, of the firm of Barnett & Foltz, was born in Estelle County, KY, January 29, 1849. He came to Kansas February 23, 1871, and located at Burlington, where he was employed in a dry goods store most of the time until he came to Newton, in February, 1877. Since locating here he has been engaged in the hardware business, the firm being originally Barnett & Stephens. In January, 1879, John A. Foltz bought Mr. Stephens' interest in the business since which time the firm name has been as present. The firm job farm machinery, barb wire, etc. to the extent of about 440,000 per annum, the entire sales being about $150,000. Mr. Barnett was married at Burlington, Kan., May 1, 1876 to Allie I. Stephens, whose birthplace was near Dayton, Ohio. They have one child, Ambrose M. Mr. Barnett is a member of the A. F. & A. M. Blue Lodge and Chapter. (C)
Booth, Mary (Burrton) (Jul. 10, 1832 to Sep. 19, 1881) - "Died, on Monday the 19th of September, of typhoid fever, Mary, wife of William.S. Booth of this city. Age 49 years, 2 months and 19 days. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of the entire community." (Burrton Monitor, Sept. 23, 1881. Page 3). Burial in Burrton Cemetery, Block 3 Lot 61 Grave 4. William Booth is not buried with her.
Brewster, Norman. - (Burrton). Norman Brewster enlisted as a private in Co. L, 3rd Ohio Cavalry in September, 1861. He served three years and four months, was present at battles of Stone River, Iuka, Perryville, Rowlets station, Chicamaugua, Missouri Ridge, Lookout Mountain, and was in the advance with the command which released Burnside from his bad fix at Knoxville, Tenn., was also in many skirmishes, was gradually promoted to 1st Lieutenant. (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22, 1882. Page 2). Norman Brewster died in 1906 according to cemetery record, which gives no additional detail. He is buried in the Burrton Cemetery, Burrton, Kansas, Block 1 Lot 112, Grave 2.
Brown, Frank E. - (Burrton). Frank E. Brown enlisted January 1864 as private in Co. H, 35th Wisconsin Infantry. Served over two years. Fought at Spanish Post, Alabama, Mobile, and numerous other skirmishes on Tombigbee River and other places under Gen. Conby in the department of the Gulf and now has one of the best farms in Harvey County. (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22, 1882. Page 2). Frank E. Brown was born January 16, 1846 and died January 9, 1926. He was married to Sarah E. Brown (Apr. 17, 1854 - Dec. 7, 1951). Frank & Sarah are buried in the Burrton Cemetery, Burrton Kansas, Block 3, Lot 117, Graves 4 & 5.
Brown, G. W. (1880 Pioneer) (Newton Township). Among the prominent retired farmers who form a large proportion of the substantial citizens of Newton, Kansas, is G.W. Brown, who located in Harvey County, Kansas, in 1880. He was born in Meade county, Kentucky, on June 2, 1834, and he was a son of W.K. and Mary (Nafus) Brown, both of whom were natives of Kentucky. The father of our subject followed a farming life and raised much stock, and became well known and esteemed. His whole life was passed in Kentucky, where he died at the age of sixty-six. Both he and wife were consistent members of the Baptist Church. None children were born to these parents, the five survivors of the family being: Sarah A. Smith, the wife of John Smith, a farmer residing in Newton; Adaline, the widow of Frank Shain, a resident of Nebraska; and the others, with the except of our subject, reside in Kentucky. G.W. Brown, the subject of this sketch, was educated in the common schools of Kentucky, but in the spring of 1865 he moved to Henderson county, Illinois, where he bought a small farm. In the spring of 1880 he disposed of this farm and came to Harvey County, Kansas, settling on a farm in Darlington township, bought a tract of one hundred and sixty acres, which he later sold and then bought in Newton township another quarter section. This property Mr. Brown retains and raises upon it large crops of grain. Eighteen acres of his land he has devoted to fruit and makes a specialty of winter apples, the yield being enormous. Since his retirement from activity, Mr. Brown has rented his farm, and now resides in Newton. On April 30, 1856, Mr. Brown was married to Miss Jane Hickerson, who was born in Kentucky, and she was a daughter of Rev. E.T. and Ellen (Sims) Hickerson. The former was a Baptist minister of prominence, who was born in 1807, and while living on his farm and managing it, attended also to his clerical duties, preaching every Sabbath. He baptized many converts, often going with them down into the waters of the Ohio river, married the sons and daughters through his locality and was the friend and preacher when the necessity came for burial. His work still lives in the influence he left behind. His faithful wife was born on September 27, 1813, and died in November, 1893. She was a model woman and her life was filled with good works. From girlhood she had been a devoted member of the Baptist Church, but her kindness extended to all who came into her acquaintance. Thirteen children were born to these worthy parents, and Mrs. Brown was the second in the family. Seven still survive, all of them living in homes of their own, in Kentucky, except Mrs. Brown, a brother named Loveless, who lives near McClain, Kansas, and a sister, Martha Brown, who lives in Wichita. The children born to Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Brown are: Julian H., who resides on the farm, married Anna Black, and their five children are Maud, Alva, Charles, May, and Glenn; William E., who resides on the farm in Harvey County, married Anna Logan, and has one child, who married Anna Nicholson, of Newton, and they have one child, which is the only great-grandchild of our subject; Mollie, who married George Harvey, resides in Sterling, Kansas, and they have five children, Ina E., Roy C., Ethel N., Mary J., deceased, and Ollie A.; Susan, who is Mrs. J.W. Phillips, resides in Harvey county and has six children, Rose E., Leslie C., Wilbur P., Joseph T., Anna J., and Mary E.; Walter, who is a resident of this county, married Ida E. Coble and they have five children, Leo H., Dora M., Verne C., Lesta F., and Vera M.; Waller S., a twin brother of Walter, died at the age of seventeen years; Minnie I.; and Jemima J., who married Franklin J. Francis, and resides on a farm in Sedgwick County. Since early youth Mrs. Brown has been a faithful member of the Baptist Church and is well known for her many traits of Christian character. Mr. Brown is noted in his locality for strict integrity and both have a wide circle of sincere friends. (Biographical History of Central Kansas: 1902, pp. 615-616).
Bryant, William - (Burrton). William Bryant enlisted March 1864 in Company F, 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Served about one year. Was in engagements at North Ann and Cold Harbor, was wounded at Cold Harbor, June 3rd 1864 in left arm by a minnie ball causing a permanent injury. (Our Old Soldiers, written by A. Perry, G.A.R., published in the Burrton Monitor, Friday September 22, 1882. Page 2).