numerous skirmishes. He was discharged November 4, 1864, at Springfield, Illinois, and arrived at home in time to vote for Abraham Lincoln's second term, that being his first vote and he has voted with the republican party ever since.
After the war he followed farming and stock raising, buying and shipping to the Chicago markets until coming west.
He was married to Helen McKenney, November 15, 1871, at Oswego, Illinois; they have had two children, Hattie, born January 21, 1873, who graduated from the Oswego high school June 15, 1891; LeRoy born October 21, 1874, graduating from the same school March 18, 1892, is at present stenographer in the general office of the C. B. & Q. railroad company.
In the spring of 1882, Mr. Pogue, in the employ of G. W. Squires, started west to buy sheep and went as far as Salt Lake City, Utah, where he bought 1,000, started them through the mountains and was on the drive about three months, arriving at Kearney, Nebraska, in November, where he bought 1,000 more and went up on the North Loup to winter.
Not being pleased with the country in Nebraska he decided to go south, coming to Norton county August 28, 1883; Mr. Pogue's brother. C. F., accompanying him.
They brought 1,800 sheep and located in Solomon township, on the farm known as the Sawyer place, where he still resides.
Mr. Pogue was elected county commissioner from the third district to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Wilson in the fall of 1888 and was re-elected in 1889 to a three-year term.
George Clark Post was born May 10, 1843, in Michigan, was raised on a farm. He enlisted May 16, 1861, in company D, 3rd Michigan infantry. He was in the first battle of Bull Run, went through the Peninsula campaign under McClelland. He was wounded at Fair Oaks, was also taken prisoner there, but made his escape the same night; this occurred on June 4, 1862. He then went to Washington and was discharged on account of wound received in his left arm. He then returned to Michigan and on March 23, 1863, he was married to Matilda Gilbert. Three children were born to them; Hattie, the eldest. was born April 12, 1867, she married Nich Garland and lives on a farm two miles west of Norton; Mina, their second daughter, was born October 16, 1870, she lives in Michigan; Ivon, their only son, was born November 28, 1876, and died in June, 1878. Mrs Post died in July, 1878, and is buried in the Ray cemetery on Long Branch.
Mr. Post came to Norton county October 13, 1874, and settled at that time on Long Branch and has resided there continuously ever since. He was elected probate judge in 1876 on the Leota ticket. He was justice of the peace of Crystal township for six years. He has always been a republican. He was married again November 12, 1888, to Mrs. Francis Stratton; they have two
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