EDWARD MANFERD HUSTED, among the prominent, representative citizens of Roodhouse, is a native of Addison county, Vt. He was born Sept. 9, 1830, and is a son of Lyman and Emily (Denison) Husted, natives of Vermont. Lyman was engaged in farming during life. When Edward was but four years of age his mother died, leaving four children, of whom he was the third. His father married again, and in 1836 emigrated west, coming by way of Chicago on water, and from there to Greene county via the Illinois river. They located on Apple Creek Prairie, arriving there on the 24th of June, 1836. Lyman then took teams and returned to Chicago after his freight, an action which seems quite marvelous at the present day. While on the trip home he took bilious fever, and in a few days after his return to Apple Creek, was called to his last home. Edward M. was educated in the common schools of this county, and was afterward engaged in farming for many years. He still owns some 800 acres of land which he manages still. The farm lies adjoining the city and it is one of the finest cultivated in the county, being thoroughly hedged and also tile-drained. He has given much attention to the raising of stock and grain. His residence is situated on the north part of the city, adjoining the farm, and is a handsome one, its surroundings showing the taste of its owner. In 1877, Mr. Husted was elected president of the Roodhouse Bank, and has since continued in that position. He has been actively connected with every important interest in this part of the county. He was for several years justice of the peace and has held several minor offices. To him may be given much credit in getting the Kansas City branch of the C. & A.R.R. here. He has by much labor and good management acquired a competency, and, being blessed with good health, lives to enjoy his hard earnings. In 1850 Mr. Husted was untied in marriage with Harriet M. Swallow, a daughter of Guy and Katherine (Bonnister) Swallow, natives of Vermont. By this union there was three children, two of whom are now living - Effie C., wife of A. J. Lee, of Carthage, Ill.; and Edgar M., now living at the old homestead. The one deceased is Emma. In the summer of 1864, Mrs. Husted died and Mr. Husted was again married, in 1865, to Augusta C. Bonnister, daughter of Elisha and Olive (Hale) Bonnister, both of whom are now deceased. Her father killed by a train, June 20, 1882. Her mother died in August, 1885, and both lie side by side in their long resting place. Mr. Husted is a member of the White Hall lodge, No. 80, A.F. & A.M., of Carrollton chapter, No. 50 and of Hugh de Payen commandery, No. 29. He is, altogether, one of our most liberal minded citizens.