The History of the Early Settlement of Norton County, Kansas

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was defeated by J. H. Ireland.  He resides on the same farm he settled on in 1878.  He was in the battles of Fort Donaldson, Shiloh and Tupelo. Was taken prisoner at Shiloh but was exchanged at the end of three months. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sargent have two children, John and Jane; John lives at home with his parents; Jane married Ben Wyatt and lived for several years in Norton, her husband operated a butcher shop and general store here for some years.  They removed to Nebraska in 1890 where they now reside. 

Joseph Lockwood and family came in 1878.  Peter Shons came in 1879.  He moved to Arkansas in 1889.  Mr. Vanleu came in 1878 but only stayed a short time.  Charles Nostrom came in 1880.  He left in 1889 and moved to Nebraska.  John Lofgren settled in Aldine in 1879. 

Luther C. Havelin came to Aldine in June 1879.  He remained on his farm until 1887 when he removed to Norton where he has resided ever since.  He was engineer for the city water works for over four years.  He is now engaged in the pump and wind mill business.  He volunteered in July 1861 in company C of the 7 Iowa infantry, served until August 1861 and was discharged on account of disabilities.  In 1863 he volunteered in 10 Iowa infantry and served until the close of the war. 

He was all through the Atlanta campaign and marched with Sherman to the sea. 

He was married January 26, 1862 to Mary A., eldest daughter of Beverly W. Sheley.  Three children have been born to them, two sons and a daughter.  The two sons William and Walter Park, live here.  The daughter, Maud, died May 16, 1884 and is buried in the Shelev cemetery.

In politics Havelin has always been a democrat. 

Granville, Moses and James Sheley came from Powshiek county, Iowa, and settled in Aldine township in September, 1878.  In April, 1879, Beverly W. Sheley and wife, their parents, and their other three sons, Lisbon, Charles, and Arthur came to this county and settled in Aldine township.  B. W. Sheley's son-in-law, James Wade, came at the same time.  Grandma Sheley died in December, 1882, after her death Mr. Sheley spent most of his time with his daughter, Mrs. Wade.  He died in April, 1893, they are both buried in the Sheley cemetery. 

Mr. Sheley's eldest son died in the war.  His second son, Granville, when 19 years of age volunteered in the 10th Iowa infantry and served over three years, enlisting in 1861 and was mustered out in 1864.  His first vote was cast while in the service for Abraham Lincoln.  He continued to vote with the republican party until 1890 when he helped to organize the Alliance, which has since become the populist party.  Mr. Sheley is a vigorous and forcible speaker and campaigned the entire congressional district for his party in 1890 and 1892.  In 1891 he was the nominee of his party for county treasurer, but was defeated at the polls.  He sold his farm in 1890 and moved to Norton and has been engaged in the implement business since that time. 

Lisbon Sheley has always been a republican.  He was nominated for sheriff in 1881 but was defeated by Isaac Keener.  Mr. Sheley has four children three daughters and one son.  His daughters are all teachers in our public schools.  His son Grover happened to be born in 1884 when Grover Cleveland's sun was in the ascendancy and the boy was given the name of Grover, in jest at first but it has stuck to him until now. 

Mrs. Sheley died May 1, 1892 and is buried in the Sheley cemetery.  Mr. Sheley has always been active in politics and has represented the republicans of 

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