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tember 28, 1837, Levi Houghton, of Lunenburg, and
they had seven children — Levi Albert, born Septem-
ber 9, 1838; Harriet Ann, born at Quincy, Febru-
ary 21, 1840; Mary Elizabeth, born at Quincy, April
4, 1842, died September, 1843 ; George Augustus,
born at Chelsea, January 20, 1845 ; Josiah Stearns,
born December 20, 1847; James Otis, born Septem-
ber 5, 1850; William Rea, born October 25, 1854. 3.
William Rea, born November 21, 1818, see forward.
4. Edmund, born February 16, 1821, died March 5,
1824. 5. Elizabeth Robbins, born April 7, 1824, mar-
ried George S. Burrage, of Leominster, and they
have four children : Leonard Joslyn, born Novem-
ber 1, 1847, married Lucy E. Goodrich; she died in
1874; he died in 1898; Milton Robbins, born August
15, 1852, married, July 30, 1874, Susie L. Trumbal,
of Lowell; Charles Henry, born October 20. 1856,
died in 1880; Emory Franklin, born November 23,
1858. 6. James, born October 25, 1827, married
Abigail Newton, of Fitchburg, and they have three
children — Elizabeth ; Ellen, married Lawrence ;



their children: George F., born September 3, 1876;
Marjorie N., born August 16, 1889; Howard G.>
born February, 1898; Martin, married and his chil-
dren are: Clifton W., born September 9, 1887;
Florence E., born June 19, 1889.

(VI) William Rea hadley. son of Jacob Hadley
was born at Sterling, Massachusetts, Novemb.r 21,
1818. He removed to Lunenburg with his parents,
when he was an infant, and he was educated there
in the public school, supplemented by a course at
Lancaster. At the age of eighteen years he began
the study of civil engineering and surveying under
Cyrus Kilburn, of Lunenburg. In 1841 he purchased
his father's farm and devoted his attention to farm-
ing the remainder of his life. He made a specialty
of fine horses and was a good judge of horseflesh.
He was well known also for the excellent fruit and
vegetables grown on his farm. He was well-to-do
and successful. He was an active member and of-
ficer of the Congregational Church at Lunenburg.
In politics he was originally a Whig, later a Re-
publican. He was the collector of taxes in 1847.
He died at Lunenburg, February 18, 1855. This
significant inscription is on his gravestone : "Them,
also which in Jesus will God bring with them "

He married, April 22, 1841, Asenath Goodrich.
Proctor, born February 20, 1821, daughter of Ed-
mund and Elizabeth (Goodrich) Proctor. Her
father was a farmer of Lunenburg. His widow.
Asenath, married (second) George H. Mclntire, of
Lunenberg. The children of William Rea and
Asenath G. Hadley were: 1. Mary Frances, born at
Lunenburg, see forward. 2. William Granville, born
July 28, 1844, died January 11, 1845. 3. Edmund
Proctor, born March 16, 1846, died December 13,
1880; enlisted in Company D, Thirty-seventh Massa-
chusetts Volunteers, 111 the civil war ; married Sarah.
Jane Gray, of Leominster, born June 29, 1846, in
Ludlow, Vermont, and they have seven children —
Walter Eugene, born April 18. 1868, died 1904;
George Gray, born October 10, 1869 ; Gertrude Ann,,
born August 25, 1871 ; Frances Angeline, born April

17. 1875; Mabel Ida, born December 1, 1876; Ed-
mund Proctor, born November 24, 1878, married,
May 29, 1900, Florence Ethel Jones, born Novem-
ber, 1879, in Greeley, Colorado; their children: Leon.
Edmund, born May 6, 1901 ; Lawrence, born June
15, 1903; Elizabeth Alice, born February 10, i88u
4 Amanda Matilda, born May 1, 1848, married. May

18, 1890, Charles Emerson Smith, born in Holden„
March 30, 1836, now lives in that place; was formerly
a teacher. Amanda M. was a successful teacher for
twelve years in the public school in various parts
of the state. 5. Frederick Rea, born October 11,
1850, married, April 13, 1876, Estella Simonds, of
Lunenburg; their children: Fred Willis, born April
7, 1877, in Lunenburg; Jessie Simonds, March 8,
1S79, Leominster; Rubens Rea, April 29, 1881,.
Leominster; Ralph Waldo, July 15, 1884, Lancaster;.
Guy Robert, January 17, 1887, Lancaster; Mary
Frances, May 10, 1889, Sterling; Carroll Cleveland,
May 16, 1892, Sterling; Raymond, February 14, 1896,.
Sterling; Helen Estella, March 25, 1898, Sterling. 6.
William Granville, born February 9, 1853, has one
sou Amos, resides in Worcester.

(VII) Mary Frances Hadley, daughter of Will-
iam Rea Hadley (6), was born in Lunenburg, June
14, 1842. on the old homestead in the southern part
of Lunenburg. She received her education in the
public schools and Lunenburg Academy. Most of
her life has been spent in Lunenburg on the old
homestead where she now lives. She was in the
dressmaking business at Rockport, Massachusetts,
for ten years, and enjoyed a lucrative trade. She is.
a member of the Congregational Church at Lunen-



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burg and is especially interested in Foreign Missions
and in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.
She is unmarried.

CASS FAMILY. John Cass (i), the immigrant
ancestor of Henry Lyman Cass, of Lunenburg,
Massachusetts, was doubtless of English birth. He
was in Hampton, now New Hampshire, in the sum-
mer of 1648, when he sold to Anthony Taylor land
in that town, and he may have been there several
years before that date. Four years later he bought
of William English a house and lot, situated where
the hotel is now. He bought of Rev. John Wheel-
wright, April 5, 1664, a farm on the south side of
Taylor's river and removed thither. He married
Martha Philbrick, daughter of Thomas Philbrick,
in 1647-48. He died April 7, 1675. He made a will
May 16, 1674. The children of John and Martha
Cass of Hampton, New Hampshire, born there,
were : Martha, born October 4, 1649, married John
Bedman ; Joseph, October 5, 1656, ' married (first)
Mary Hobbs and (second) Elizabeth Chase; Samuel,
July 13, 1659, see forward; Jonathan, September 13,
1663; Elizabeth, June 4, 1666; Mercy, August 1,
1668; Ebenezer, July 7, 167 1 ; Abigail, January 11,
1674.

(II) Samuel Cass, son of John Cass (1), was
born at Hampton, New Hampshire, July 13, 1659.
He settled at Hampton and married there, Decem-
ber 7, 1681, Mercy Sanborn, daughter of William
Sanborn of a distinguished colonial family. Chil-
dren of Samuel and Mercy Cass were : Martha,
born September 25, 1682; John, October 24, 1687,
see forward; Hannah, March 1, 1695; a son killed
by a falling tree March 1, 1706, aged six years;
Alary, January 10, 1702.

(III) John Cass, son of Samuel Cass (2), was
born at Hampton, New Hampshire. He was a
Quaker and finally left Hampton, where his sect
was persecuted, to settle in Mendon where many of
his faith had settled and where 'the people were
tolerant and just. He removed about 1726, accord-
ing to the history of Hampton. He had a lot of land
laid out to him at Mendon, four acres and a half,
111 the eighth division, adjoining his other land, land
of Samuel Thayer and James Muzzey. Land was
laid out also to his sons Nathan, Daniel and Jona-
than, in 1746, but Jonathan and Nathan located in
Smithfield, Rhode Island, another stronghold of the
Friends. Jonathan remained in Mendon with his
father; John, Daniel and Luke were three of the
early settlers in Richmond, New Hampshire. In
the list of Quakers on the town records of Mendon,
dated March 1, 1756, the names of John Cass and
his son Jonathan Cass appear.

John Cass married Hannah Gove, daughter of
John Gove. Their children, all but the two young-
est born at Hampton, were: I. Mehitable (twin),
born October 2, 1713. 2. Hannah (twin), born Oc-
tober 2, 1713. 3. Nathan, born July 21, 1715, had
a seven-acre lot allotted to him at Mendon, Massa-
chusetts, October 27, 1746, but settled and raised a
family at Smithfield, Rhode Island. 4. John, born •
February 15, 1717, removed to Richmond, New
Hampshire, about 1770. 5. Mary, born November
19, 1718. 6. Hepzibah, born September 7, 1720. 7.
Jonathan Gove, born August 23, 1722, had five acre
lot laid out to him in Mendon, including a half acre
of his father's land March 10, 1746; was town of-
ficer and appears to have lived in Mendon the re-
mainder of his life. 8. Daniel, born November 29,
1725, see forward. 9. Luke (probably), born at
Mendon about 1727, settled with John and Daniel
Cass, brothers, at Richmond. (Two children were
born at Mendon according to the Hampton history.)



(IV) Daniel Cass, son of John Cass (3), was
born in Hampton, New Hampshire, November 29,
17J5. Removed with his parents when he was an
infant to Mendon, Massachusetts, where he was
brought up. He drew one acre of land March 10,
1746. This land was part of his father's eleventh
division of land adjoining other land of Daniel
Cass' near his house, and was bounded east by his
own land, south on the road leading by his house,
northwesterly by land of the heirs of Joseph Verry,
it being a gore of land. But that same year his
eldest child is recorded as born at Smithfield, Rhode
Island, where he settled with his brother Nathan
and others of the family. All his children were born
at Smithfield. About 1760 he removed with many
Quaker friends and relatives from Mendon and
Smithfield to Richmond, New Hampshire, where
he lived the remainder of his life and was a very
prominent citizen. He settled first on the farm now
or lately owned by Jonas Wheeler, lot 7, range 6 ;
he sold that farm to Jaazaniah Barrett and moved
to the adjoining lot south and lived there with his
son Daniel from 1791 to the time of his death, Oc-
tober, 1798, aged seventy-four years. He was a
large land owner, and he is the only one of the three
Cass pioneers of the township to have descendants
of his name living there at present. The history of
Richmond sums up- his life as follows : "First set-
tler and ancestor of all the name in the town at
present was one of the live men of the early time ;
he was called a smart man as he undoubtedly was,
both physically and intellectually. He was a man
of considerable wealth, owning large tracts of land
on which he appears to have settled each of his sons.
His place seems to have been the business centre of
the town at first, containing the store, blacksmith
shop, potash factory, etc. He was one of the found-
ers of the Quaker Society. In political matters he
was probably radical rather than conservative, as
appears from his action in the Vermont controversy."
He was a patriot and did much for the cause though,
of course, not in the army. He was one of the
leaders in the conflict with the Vermont authorities
who claimed jurisdiction over the town and were
stoutly resisted.

Daniel Cass married, April 7, 1744, Mary Cook,
and their children are all recorded as born at Smith-
field, Rhode Island, except the two youngest, eight
at Smithfield, two at Richmond, viz. : Samuel, born
August 10, 1740; Joseph, March -zi, 1748; Hannah,
ward; Josiah B., September 24, 1757; Sarah B., No-
vember 19, 1759, married Abner Mitchall; John, July
30, 1763; Mordicai, December 23, 1765.

(V) Jonathan Cass, son of Daniel Cass (4),
was born at Smithfield, Rhode Island, March 31,
1756.' The family removed to Richmond when he
was four or five years old, and he lived there the re-
mainder of his active life. His farm was part of
lot 15, range 4, where Joseph Swan now or lately
resided. He died at Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire,
where he spent the last years of his life, dying May
11, 1838, aged eighty-two yeors. He married (first)
Zilpah Martin, daughter of John Martin, March 21,
1779. She died March 25, 1808. He married (sec-
ond) Lydia Sargent, of Fitzwilliam. Children of
Jonathan and Zilpah Cass were : Sarah, born June
15. 1780, at Richmond, died 1798; Martin, born De-
cember 3, 1781, see forward; Provided, born Octo-
ber 24, 1783, married Gardner; Daniel, born

January 26, 1785 ; Mary, born November 26, 1786,
married Caleb Garfield ; Jonathan, Jr., born May 7,
1788, died January 23, 1818; Hannah, born March 18,
1791, married Michael Perry; Zilpah, born Novem-
ber 30, 1792, married Lilburn Allen. Otis, born
August 2, 1795.



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(VI) Martin Cass, son of Jonathan Cass (s),
was born at Richmond, New Hampshire, December

3, 1781. He settled there on the eastern section of
lot No. 20, range 5, on the place now owned by J.
F. Ballou or his successors, at Richmond. He mar-
ried, December 31, 1801, Margaret Allen, daughter
of Moses Allen, Sr. He died October 30, 1837, aged
fifty-five years. His widow died May 2, 1805, aged
eighty-one years. They had fifteen children, all born
at Richmond, viz.: Olvin, born June 5, 1803; Mar-
garet (twin), born March 24, 1805, married Hosea
Ellis; Martin (twin), born Marcli 24, 1805; Orace
(.Horace), born December 10, 1806; Sylvester, born
August 25, 1808; Josiah B., born March 19, 1810,

Eorward; Augustus, born January 4, 1812; Sarah,

August 4, 1813, married Williard Willis ; Edwin,

born May 25, 1815; Willard, born June 10, 1817;

Ahaz, born April 26, 1819; Zephaniah A., born July

4, 1821 ; Nahum, born September 7, 1823; Moses A.,
born October 24. 1825 ; Mary, born May 8, 1828, mar-
ried David \V. Harris.

(VII) Josiah B. Cass son of Martin Cass (6),
was born in Richmond, New Hampshire, March 18,
1810. He received a common school education and

worked at home on his father's farm in his youth.
He learned the trade of shoemaker and followed it
for some time. In later life he was employed in the
pail factory of G. G. Willis, at Swanzey, New Hamp-
shire. Two years before his death he bought a farm
in the northern part of Richmond and settled there.
He died there July 4, 1866. He was an active mem-
ber of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was
superintendent of the Sunday school. In politics he
was first a Whig, later a Republican. He trained
with the state militia when a young man.

He married (first), March 27, 1831, Eliza S.
Willis, daughter of Gideon Willis. He married (sec-
ond) Emma Pickering Bowles, who survived him.
The children of Josiah B. and Eliza S. Cass were :
Francis Brigham, born at Swanzey, February 21,
1832, see forward ; George H., born at Swanzey,
December 23, 1833, married. April 7, 1853, Helen A.
Cole; resided at Stockholm, New York; Harriet
M.. born at Swanzey, December 25, 1835, married
Luke Ellor; Nancy L., born April 17, 1837, died May
6. 1852; Ellen, born at Swanzey, October 19, 1841.
died August 30, i860.

(VI11) Francis Brigham Cass, son of Josiah B.
Cas^ (71. was born at Swanzey, New Hampshire,
February 21, 1832. He received a common school
education in Swanzey and Richmond (New Hamp-
shire), schools. When he w-as eighteen years old he
went to work for the Bennington & Rutland Rail-
road Company. Then he entered the employ of his
uncle. G. G. Willis, who was a manufacturer of
wooden ware. About 1868 he removed to Keene,
New Hampshire, where he was employed by Madi-
son Fairbanks in his woodenware factory. He re-
mained with the concern after it passed into the
hands of E. Murdock, Jr., of Winchendon. Massa-
chusetts, and later when Mr. Murdock sold out to
the Hope Steam Mills, Mr. Cass took the entire de-
partment of tubs and pails on contract and was in
charge of the business for several years. Later he
»vas traveling salesman for S. T. Cannon, of Au-
gusta, Maine, nurserymen, and still later on his own
account. He moved to Lunenburg in 1888 and took
charge of the farm of his s in. He died there Jan-
uary 14. 1902. He attended the Lunenburg Congre-
gational Church. He was a Democrat in politics.

He married Cynthia Southwick Bowles, daugh-
ter of Jesse and Hannah (Temple) Bowles, of
Richmond. Her father was a farmer. The children
of Francis B. and Cynthia S. Cass were: Addie
Eliza, born August 3, 1857, married A. W. Dickinson,



"i Swanzey; Henry Lyman, see forward; Elizabeth
Maria, born June 21, 1868, married Norman G.
Nims, of Keene, and they have — Eleanor, now living
at 44 Morris street, Vonkers, New York.

1 IX j Henry Lyman Cass, son of Francis Brig-
ham Cass (8), was born at East Swanzey, New
Hampshire, July 22, i860. He attended the schools
there until ten years of age, when he removed with
his parents to Keene, New Hampshire, where he at-
tended school until about fourteen years old. After
taking some instruction for a few terms under a
private teacher, he went to work in the Hope Steam
Mills, with which his father was connected, and
learned the business of making tubs and pails. He
removed to Fitchburg, Massachusetts, April 1, 1878,
and entered the drug store of H. F. Boutelle as clerk.
After a year he went to railroading, first as brake-
man, then fireman on the Fitchburg Railroad. After
eight years he became locomotive engineer, in 1886,
a position he has since held. He has had the run-
ning of the Green Mountain Flyer between Boston
and Bellows Falls three days in the week. The re-
mainder of his time Mr. Cass devotes to his farm
111 the south part of Lunenburg. It is located in the
Leominster road and contains thirty-two acres. He
has resided there since 1888. He is a Congregation-
alist in religion and a Republican in politics. He
belongs to Mt. Roulstone Lodge, No. 98, Odd Fel-
lows. He is a Master Mason and belongs to Charle3
W. Moore Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted
Masons. He is a member of Rumford Council,
Royal Arcanum, and of the Young Men's Christian
Association of the Boston & Maine railroad men
at Boston.

He married, March 31, 1894, Ida Bertha Morrill,
born June 14. 1869, daughter of Frank J. and Ade-
laide D. (Brentz) Morrill, of England. Her father,
born at Concord. New Hampshire, was a clergy-
man. Children of Henry Lyman and Ida Bertha
Cass are: Pauline Temple, born at Fitchburg, Feb-
ruary 20, 1895 ; Willard Morrill, born at Chelmsford,
June 9, 1896 ; Dorothy, born at Lunenburg, January
18, 1901.

THE BARNEY FAMILY is English and the
family tradition has it that the first settler in this
country was from Essex county. The first immigrant
of the name in New England was Jacob Barney, of
Salem. Massachusetts, admitted a freeman May 14,
1634, deputy to the general court in 1635 and 1647;
he opposed the sentence of the general court against
those who petitioned for freer franchise. Jacob
Barney married, July 18, 1657, Hannah Johnson,
who died June 5, 1659, and he married (second)
or rather (third), April 26, 1660. Jacob Barney
was a Baptist in religious faith and finally left Salem
with most, if not all, of his children, and settled
at Rehoboth, where he died in 1690. His father
was Edward Barney, of Braddenham, Buckshire,
England, who died in 1643, leaving a bequest to
Jacob "if he be living at the time of my death and
come over into England."

(I) Thomas Barney, the progenitor of Franklin
P. Barney, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, appears
first at Concord in 1691. It is very difficult to
determine wmither the Barnes and Barney families
of Concord, Sudbury and Marlboro are not the
same. During the King Philip's war Thomas Barnes,
of Marlboro, lived in Concord, and his daughter
Susannah was born there. It is a significant fact,
too, that Susannah later married a man who bore
the unusual given name of Supply. That name
Supplv runs through many generations of the
Barney family and is not seen in the Barnes family.
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Thomas Barney, of Concord, is that his wife's name
was Hannah and that he had four or more children
born at Concord who afterwards lived with him in
the adjoining town of Sudbury. His children were:
Daniel (probably), born 1680 or earlier; had wife
Anne and children: Dorothy, born July 3, 1698;
Dorcas, July 14, 1702; Daniel, February n, 1711.
Thomas, see forward. Mary, married, 1721, Daniel
Snow, at Sudbury. Hannah, born at Concord, Sep-
tember 6, 1691, married 1721, at Sudbury. Sarah,
born at Concord, May 3, 1694. Ester,, born at Con-
cord. April 23, 1704, married, at Sudbury, 1727.
William, born at Concord, February 14, 1708-09.

(II) Thomas Barney, son of Thomas Barney
(1), was born about 1690, and died at Sudbury, De-
cember 24, 1729. He married Mary and they

lived at Sudbury. Their children, all born in Sud-
bury, were: Benjamin, born June 24, 1712 (spelled
Berne), married, March 15, 1630-31; Abigail Cut-
ting: John, born February 8, 1717-1S; Thomas, born
May 2, 1720: Mary, born August 29, 1722; Eliza-
beth, born May 15, 1726.

(III) Thomas Barney, son of Thomas Barney
(2), was born at Sudbury, Massachusetts, May 2,
1720. He came from Sudbury to Washinjton, New
Hampshire, where he and three of his sons set-
tled. He was one of the early settlers there and
was an old man to undertake the pioneer life. He
settled on the farm subsequently owned by Thomas
Metcalf. Amos Russell and Stephen M. Farnsworth.
He married at Sudbury, January 13, 1742-43, Mar-
tha Bruce, born in Woburn. The children of Thomas
and Martha Barney were : John, born in Sudbury,
1752. see forward. Supply, born at Sudbury, 1755,
died 1836; married Mary Kendall, who died in 1851 ;
they settled at Washington. New Hampshire, on the-
farm which is now or lately occupied by their
grandson, Amory Wright. Levi, born at Sudbury,
1762, married Elizabeth Chase and settled in Wash-
ington. New Hampshire, about 1784.

(IV) John Barney, son of Thomas Barney (3),
was born in Sudbury, Massachusetts, about 1752,
and was brought up in that town. He married at
Sudbury. December 14, 1779, Comfort Sparhawk,
who was born in Natick, Massachusetts. He died
July 8. 1841. aged eighty-nine years. He was a
soldier in the revolution and took part in the battle
of Bunker Hill. He was a private in Captain
Asahel Wheeler's company. Colonel Joseph Read's
regiment, at Roxbury, in 1776; also in Captain Jo-
seph Winch's company, Colonel Samuel Bullard's
regiment, in which he enlisted August 11, 1777,
and was discharged November 29, 1777, after serv-
ing in the Northern army against Burgoyne. He re-
moved to Washington, New Hampshire, where his
father had already settled, and in 1784 occupied the
nigh land in the south part of the town where
Mark F. Hill lately lived. His first wife died No-
vember 23, 1820, and he married (second) Lucy N.
Barrett, of Nashua, New Hampshire. She died at
Sullivan, New Hampshire, June, 1880, aged ninety-
nine years. John Barney lived during the last of his
life on what is called the Captain Draper place in
the same neighborhood in which he first located.
Children of John and Comfort (Sparhawk) Barney
were: Patty, born at Sudbury, about 1780, married
Jonathan Danforth. of Washington, April 4, 1805.
John Jr., born at Washington, 1784 or 1785. mar-
ried Margaret Murdough, of Hillsboro. 1805: lived
later at Marlboro. Massachusetts, and Hancock,
New Hampshire. Sally, born June 19. 7785, mar-
ried William W. Wooley, f Vermont. Supply, born
July 22. 17S6, see forward. Timothy, born Febru-
ary 7, 1789, married Sally Proctor, of Stoddard, in
1818. Comfort, born October 14, 1791, married Dea-



con Scth Adams, of Washington. Polly, born Jan-
uary 8, 1795, died April 7, 1817.

(V) Supply Barney, son of John Barney (4),
was born at Washington, New Hampshire, July 22,
1786, died there March 3, 1862. He was a farmer
in his native town all his life. He lived in the
southern part of the town on the farm once oc-
cupied by Church Tabor, and after Supply Barney
by his son Supply, Jr. He married, January 20,
1814. Catherine Faxon, daughter of James Faxon,
of Washington. Children of Supply and Catherine
Barney were: James, born March 24, 1815, see for-
ward ; Catherine, born at Washington, September
16, 1S17, died December 9, 1837; Supply, Jr., born
August 25, 1819, married Mary J. Thissell, Novem-
ber 14, 1865 ; Alfred, born March 4, 1822, died De-
cember 3, 1837 ; Horace, born July 10, 1825, died
September 4, 1850; Andrew J., born December 15,
1827, married Rebecca Ball, daughter of John Ball,
November 21. 1857; married (second) Sarah A.
Lewis ; Isaac, born July 20, 1834, married, died in
the south, March 18, 1859.

(VI) James Barney, son of Supply Barney (5),
was born at Washington, New Hampshire, March
24. 1815, died there November 24, 1875. He was
educated in the common schools of his native town
and at Washington Academy. He started to work
at farming. When he came of age he bought the
old Barrett farm in Washington and continued to
work it the remainder of his days. He owned also
much woodland, and in addition to his farming
produced large quantities of hemlock, the bark of
which he sold to the tanneries in the vicinity. He
also dealt extensively in horses and cattle, and was
deemed a shrewd and successful man of business.
He was a self-educated and self-made man in many
respects, and held many positions of honor and trust



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