The History of the Early Settlement of Norton County, Kansas

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music of fife and drum he longed to wear the blue uniform with the big brass buttons, but upon application for enlistment was rejected again and again on account of age.  Having two brothers at the front, one in the 17th and the other in the 37th Indiana, writing home of the awful hardships of army life, of the smoke and din of battle, of the wounded, dying and dead on every hand, he says he seemed the more eager to go; so, at last, on the 5th day of February 1865, he enlisted in Capt. William J. Dillon's company D 146 Indiana vol.  He was in Virginia and Maryland under the hero of Gettysburg, Major General Hancock.  He was mustered into service on February 20, 1865 at Indianapolis, Indiana.  He was mustered out August 30, 1865, at Baltimore, Maryland.  He began farming again in Iowa in 1868.  July Fourth he was married to Sarah F. Hagler.  They have nine children: Effie, Otho, Amos, Stanley, Lulu, Johnnie, Mamie, Frank and Ruth.  September 12, 1870, they started westward, stopping at, the then infant, town of Clay Center they began to think of a permanent home in Kansas.  After looking around a few days found they were monarchs of nearly all they surveyed and homesteaded land on the west bank of the Republican river.  The following ten years were interspersed with sunshine and shadow, mostly sunshine, all in all they say the happiest decade of their lives.  Now while so pleasantly situated, W. J. says he, like most men some time in their lives, thought he ought to be making money more rapidly.  Foolish dream in a venture in speculation.  He says he suddenly awoke to the well paid for fact that all men can't speculation successfully.  He says this digression from home and plenty was made at Jewell City and Beloit, Kansas.  In March 1880, they moved to Norton county and settled upon the land now owned by James Norman, three years later buying and moving to the Ike Dickinson farm in Leota township where he has lived continuously ever since, except three months spent in Denver.  His eldest daughter, Effie, married Joseph Cutberth in March 1893.  Carnine has always been a republican.  He was a candidate for register of deeds in 1889 but failed to get the nomination.  He has been an officer of his township and school district several times since he came here.

rhoades.JPG (31999 bytes) Edward T. Rhoades, the subject of this sketch made his appearance upon the stage of life September 21, 1841, in Brown county, Ohio.  At the age of 14 he moved with his parents to Van Buren county, Iowa, where he resided until July 1861.  His education was received in the old log school houses of Ohio and Iowa under the rigor of the masters.

In July 1861 he entered the army in the regiment known as the Black Hawk cavalry, near Keokuk, Iowa, consisting of about equal numbers of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri troops.  Their first service

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