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White Cloud,
Doniphan County, Kansas


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Transcribed from an issue of the White Cloud Chief, dated July 18, 1867, pages 28-30.
Some information about old residents; people here in 1857 and where they are now.
Doniphan County had a Squatters Club, who had headquarters at Spauldings, Kansas. 

This has been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by RaNae Vaughn, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!

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COFFEY in Griggsville, Ill; is or was Dept. of Revenue Assessor.

SLOANE has a big farm in Brown Co. and is an auctioneer.

CANON is farming in Brown County.

ALDRICH is married in Hamlin, Brown Co., is as odd a genius as ever.

Orrin and Philo ADAMS and Bill HASKINS returned to Michigan.

HOLBROOK is bull-whacking on the plains.

MINARD went down the right in the night, 1859, last heard of in 1860 at Tipton, Mo.

SPAULDING, himself is keeping the City Hotel.

Charlie SCRAFFORD is selling goods and making money at Seneca, Nemaha Co., Kansas.

Sam LAPPIN is also in Seneca; rich, fat, and we are confidentially informed, religious.

Barney YORK is in Michigan in the salt and lumber business.

Wm. HAYWARD died in Andersonville prison.

MASON went south before the war. Wheather he was conscripted in the rebel army of not or is living or dead, we cannot ascertain.

VINCENT died in Bellvue, Ohio. He had served in the army.

Old Man AMSDEN is in Fremont, Ohio; and KING is still pegging away at the last, in Bellvue.

Dr. GRAVES is in business in Hiawatha.

RISLEY died at Ft. Scott, of a wound received in the battle of Prairie Grove.

PIERCE is keeping a livery stable in town.

Dr. SHREVE is still selling drugs and practicing medicine here.

MACY is fighting grasshoppers over the border in Brown Co.

MOREHEAD is keeping a boot and shoe establishment in eastern Ohio, near Steubensville.

BRADY is speculating in St. Joe.

EMENS is lumbering on Rush Island.

David PONN died in Brownsville, Neb. several years ago; and we have not heard from Ike HITE since he returned from Pikes Peak in 1859, ragged enough to frighten a scarecrow.

MARKHAM is practicing law in Denver and doing well, we learn.

We last heard of PAYNE at Brooklyn, N.Y. a year or two ago.

WAKEFIELD is still here, linking into it.

Jake DAVIS, we believe, returned to Ind. and died.

Jim GILLMORE died at Carlisle, Pa., five or six years ago.

Jim FOSTER aided the rebellion, without taking an active part in it, until he was run out of Oregon, Mo. He is now in Montana.

The CULVERS returned to Bellvue, Ohio, where we last heard from them.

Morris LEWIS, who worked in our office, at the beginning, and afterwards went to Pocahontas, Ark., where he published a paper in 1860. We learn that when the war broke out he went into the rebel army, as a Lt. His fate we have not learned, but if he was killed, it is fair to presume that he was taken by surprise.

John W. BARTON, or “Bart”, another of our printers, was working the St. Louis Republican office, the last we heard of him, in 1861.

FORNCROOK is still here, in business.

SLAWSON is back in Lysander, New York State, the father of a blooming family.

Dana SAYRE was here last fall, on his return to Va., but we have been informed that he was recently somewhere in the west again.

Ben RUFFNER is living at Plattsmouth, Neb.

Dan SAYLES and the PICKLE boys disappeared shortly after their “juicery” suddenly went up one fine night, ad we have never heard what became of them.

“Dick TOFFLY” HOFFMAN is living in Rulo, Neb.

Wm. MAQUILKEN died in Brown Co., in the fall of 1861.

Sam MAQUILKEN is here, taking photographs.

Henry MAQUILKEN was recently at Ft. Madison, Ia. not in the pen, however.

Of other White Cloud residents in the early part of 1857, some are still here. Among these are DONEY, CLEMENSEN, W. W. MOORE and FRALEY.

C. F. JENNINGS and BRIGGS are living on their farms in this vicinity.

Bill JENNINGS went off the first of the year of the war, but whether he went into either army we cannot say, as we have heard nothing of him since.

TITUS, of the Globe Hotel, removed to the country, thirty or forty miles west of here.

McCARTNEY, John WALTERS and John DOWELL are on their farms in Brown Co. between here and Hiawatha.

Wm. OFFUTT is also cropping in Brown Co.

TROY recently sold his Brown Co. farm and is now residing at Highland.

BOWERS is fixing up his place, just over the line and has the finest and most valuable improvements of any farmer in Brown Co.

Hugh FRAZIER is living at Martinsburg, W. Va.

Charley MULLINEX (or about 500 lbs. of him) is still here and GIBSON can “preach”.

Tom LEASE died at Ft. Smith, Ark., a member of the 14th Ks. Reg.

Judge BYRD died in Davies Co., Mo. a few years ago. His son, Charley, was killed in the rebel army, and John, we understand is in Mobile.

Old Man MAY died last fall at Iowa Point.

Ed RANDOLPH is living over in the Missouri Bottoms.

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Last update: Sunday, April 11, 2004 23:58:21

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