The History of the Early Settlement of Norton County, Kansas

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Nat L. Peyton, his youngest son, is well known here.  A brief mention of him appears elsewhere. 

Granville Reeves came here from Fremont county, Iowa, in 1877 and took land in Emmett township.  The same farm is now owned by Mr. Webster.  He bought the timber claim one mile north of Norton of John R. Hamilton in the fall of 1884, and lived there until in the spring of 1893, and went to Bentonville, Arkansas, where he is engaged in the real estate and loan business.  He was a candidate for county clerk in 1879 but was defeated by W. T. Shoemaker.  He was several times trustee of Center township. 

Ira Reeves came here in 1874 and took a homestead.  Came with his family in 1877 and settled at Almena.  He is now engaged in farming and the practice of medicine.  He is a populist in politics and has twice been the nominee of his party for coroner, but was defeated both times by Dr. Turner. 

Franklin F. Reeves was born August 17, 1853, in Meiggs (sic) county, Ohio, emigrated to Warren county, Iowa, in 1858.  He attended the common schools, also attended Simpson's Centinary college at Indianola, Iowa, one year.  He came to Kansas in the spring of 1885.  He was married to Lucinda Irwin in 1874; four children were born: Chella, Burton, Florence and Frank.  He is one of Emmett's successful farmers.  He is a republican in politics. 

A. Mac Reeves came here in the spring of 1885 and opened a jewelry store in Norton.  He remained here in business until September, 1893, when he sold out to Kelly & Graves.  He lives at Fayetteville, Arkansas, at this time. 

Albert Donaldson came here in the fall of 1879.  He was in the army, in company I, first Kentucky capital guards.  His wife is a sister of George Chord, who is well remembered here: they have four children.  He is a reliable farmer and a republican. 

Samuel Jones was born in Putman county, Missouri, January 25, 1847.  He was a member of company I, 18th Missouri infantry; he was in several hard fought battles and went with Sherman to the sea.  He settled here in the fall of 1878 and has resided continuously ever since in Emmett township.  He has a family of eight children; he has always been a republican. 

Eli Moore came here in 1878 and has lived on a farm near Almena ever since. 

George Chord came in 1875 and left in 1886; he lives in Washington, near Seattle. 

On February 8, 1881, Hugh Lindsay resigned as commissioner from the first district and H. A. Brooks was appointed to fill the vacancy.  The record does not say who made the appointment, but it is probable that the other members of the board made it.  H. A. Brooks came in 1878; he has since become a physician and lives in Kirwin at this time. 

Emereth Wray was born September 22, 1845, in Berrian county, Michigan; he received a common school education and resided on a farm until August, 1862, when he enlisted in company K, 25th Michigan volunteer infantry, and served until July, 1865, when he was discharged by order of the president, serving in all not quite three years.  During his first year's service he had a violent attack of lung fever, which so disabled him that he was transferred to the 15th United States veteran reserve corps and made an orderly at Lieutenant Colonel Flood's headquarters.  After the war he returned to his old home in Michigan and resumed farming.  In 1867 he was married to Miss Sarah Panton of Grant county, Indiana, who was born April 22, 1850, in the above named county.  After farming for several years in the states of Michigan, Illinois and Indiana he removed from the last 

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