3In the fall of 1865 I purchased the 80 acres comprising the Muir homestead from David Gallaway for $800.00 and sold it in 1867 to "Jack & "Bill" Eunis. On Dec. 31-67 I married Hannah M. eldest daughter of David Egleston. We have one child. A daughter unmarried, who lives with us.In the winter of 83-84 I took a homestead in Nebr. bought a section of R.R. land adjoining and in a sod house of 2 rooms determined I would "grow up with the country". In the fall of 88 was elected to the legislature. In the following summer was appointed Deputy Collector of Int Rev. and in July 1 1890 became Receiver of the U.S. land office at Broken Bow, Neb. In 1892 was nominated for Congress but was defeated by the combined forces of Pops. Demo and Prohibs". On the expiration of my term (4 years) I resumed farming and in 1865 was appointed State Agent of the Nebraska penitentiary and removed to Lincoln. In 1898 was made Register of the United States land office at BBow which postiion I held under the administrations of McKinley and Rosevelt. At the expiration of my 8 years was advised by my physician to seek a lower altitude and moved to Emperia, Kas. where we now reside.My time is occupied in caring for our house, a little land in Ks. and our ranch in Nebr. I am striving also to enjoy my leisure time, and05409
Hot Springs, Ark.
1913 Mar 31
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