NANCE COUNTY

ORGANIZATION, RECORD OF COUNTY OFFICIALS AND
OTHER STATISTICAL MATTER PERTAINING TO NANCE COUNTY

     Nance County was organized, by authority from Governor Albinus Nance, June, 1879. Population taken from Secretary of State's Report: 1879, 1000; 1880, 1,206; 1884, estimated population from Presidential vote, 3660.

Terms of Office:

Jun '79-1880
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884

Treasurer:

No record

S. L. Startevant

S. L. Startevant

J. L. Startevant

J. M. Jackson

J. M. Jackson

Deputy Clerk

D. Eager, resigned and followed by C. D. Rakestraw

J. N. Reynolds

J. N. Reynolds

J. N. Reynolds

E. D. Gould

J. W. McClotland

Clerk District Court

Co. Clerk ex-officio

Co. Clerk ex-officio

Co. Clerk ex-officio

Co. Clerk ex-officio

Co. Clerk ex-officio

Co. Clerk ex-officio

Sheriff

No record

W. N. Bowman

S. Roberts

S. Roberts

J. W. Zibbell

J. W. Zibbell

County Judge

B.D. Slaughter

M. S. Lindsay

M. S. Lindsay

T. F. Elliott

T. F. Elliott

H. C. Magoon

Commissioner

O. E. Stearns, George McChenney, J. W. Whitney

R. R. Warn, Neary Ruby, Thomas F. Miller

N. B. S. Odell, T. F. Miller, J. M. Kennedy

E. C. Egbart, J. M. Kennedy, R. Bartor

J. M. Kennedy, R. Barter, H. Vogel

J. M. Kennedy, R. Barter, H. Vogel

Supt. Pub. Inst.

Daniel Barker

Daniel Barker

J. J. Fleharty

J. J. Fleharty

G. W. Crosier

County Surveyor

G. N. Haskins

G. D. Meiklejohn

A. N. Ellsworth

A. N. Ellsworth

A. N. Ellsworth

Coroner

George W. Davis

E. N. Magoon

T. R. Clark

T. R. Clark

E. H. Smith

  

NAMES OF LEADING BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL MEN IN NANCE COUNTY WHO HAVE AIDED IN THE PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL STATE ATLAS OF NEBRASKA

Chauncy Wiltee - First National Bank. Settled in 1883. Chauncy Wiltee, President; George B. Hoit, Cashier; Directors, Chauncy Wiltee, George B. Hoit, J. H. Millard, J. F. Hollenbeck and Clarence Brady. P. O. Fullerton.

Fuller & Paton. - Grain and Stock Dealers. P. O., Fullerton.

Asahal Edington. - Real Estate. Native of Illinois. Settled in 1881. Land Broker, Town Lots for sale; cultivated and uncultivated Lands for sale in Nance, Boone, Greeley and Merrick Counties. P. O., Fullerton.

Brad. D. Slaughter. - Law Collection and Real Estate. Native of New York. Settled in 1879. Of firm, Brad. D. Slaughter & Co. P. O., Fullerton.

Charles Boyd. - Miller. Native of Pennsylvania. Settled in 1884. P. O., Fullerton.

Asa Briggs. - Native of Michigan. Settled in 1880. Proprietor "Medina" Livery Stable, special attention given to Commercial Men, Boarding Barn. P. O., Fullerton.

Bixby Bros. - Editors Fullerton Journal. Natives of New York. Settled in 1879. Official paper of the County; Republican in Politics. P. O., Fullerton.

Will. Hathaway. - Native of Ohio. Settled in 1880. Druggist and Pharmacist. Dealer in Books, Stationery, Paints, Oils, Fancy and Toilet Articles. Prescriptions a Specialty. Liquors for medicinal purposes. P. O., Fullerton.

D. A. Williard. - Real Estate Dealer. Native of New Hampshire. Settled in 1866. Proprietor of Town site, Town Lots for sale. Loans and Collections. Proprietor Genoa Flouring Mills. Vice-President of Genoa State Bank. Mayor of City and treasurer of City School District. P. O., Genoa.

Fuller & Gillmore. - Attorneys-at-Law. Settled in 1879. Real Estate and Loans, collections a specialty. P. O., Fullerton.

Gould & La Grange. - Citizens Bank. Natives of New York. Settled in 1883. E. D. Gould, President; F. M. La Grange, Cashier; Real Estate and Live Stock Dealers. P. O., Fullerton.

L. F. Ellis. - Native of Ohio. Settled in 1873. Cash for Grain and Hogs. P. O., Genoa.

 

Shuck & Dorsey. - Editors Fullerton Telescope. Natives of Indiana. Settled in 1883. Republican in politics, devoted to the interests of Nance County. P. O., Fullerton.

Harman & Odell. - S. C. Harman, U. B. S. Odell, Notary Public; Real Estate, Fire and Life Insurance. P. O., Fullerton.

Andrew Netzell. - Native of Sweden. Settled in 1879. Rock Spring and Penn Coal. P. O., Genoa.

J. S. Shuck. - Attorney-at-Law. Native of Kentucky. Settled in 1882. Of firm, Shuck & Dorsey and Editor Telescope. P. O., Fullerton.

George D. Meiklejohn. - Attorney-at-Law. Native of Wisconsin. Settled in 1880. County Attorney. P. O., Fullerton.

E. V. Clark. - Attorney-at-Law. Native of Ohio. Settled in 1879. Dealer in Real Estate. P. O., Genoa.

Fred. Fuller. - Lumber, Coal and Stock. Native of England. Settled in 1867. Of firm, Fuller & Paton. P. O., Fullerton.

J. W. McClelland. - Attorney-at-Law. Native of Indiana. Settled in 1882. Real Estate and Loans and County Clerk. P. O., Fullerton.

F. D. Goodwin. - Real Estate. Native of Illinois. Settled in 1883. Loans and Collections. P. O., Genoa.

  

John Paton. - Grain and Stock. Native of Scotland. Settled in 1881. P. O., Fullerton.

R. C. Cook. - Publisher Genoa Enterprise. Republican in politics. Devoted to the interests of Nance and adjoining counties. Native of New York. Settled in 1882. P. O., Genoa.

  

 

A RECORD OF THE FARMS OF LEADING FARMERS AND LAND OWNERS IN NANCE COUNTY, WHO HAVE ASSISTED IN THE PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL STATE ATLAS OF NEBRASKA

John Paton. - S. 4, T. 16, R. 5; 488 a., pur. in. 1881; est. val., $16,800. Importer and Breeder of Thoroughbred Hereford Cattle Grade. Merino Sheep Ranch. P. O., Fullerton.

Andrew Netzell. - S. 13, T. 4. R. 17; 113 a., pur. in 1879; est. val., $7000. Grain and Stock Farm. P. O. Genoa.

D. W. Randolph. - S. 20, T. 17, R. 6; 320 a., pur. in 1881; est. val., $6400. Grade Durham Cattle. Poland China Hogs. County Commissioner in District No. 2. P. O., Fullerton.

O. E. Stearns. - S. 12, T. 6, R. 16, 387 a.; S. 25, 26, T. 7, R. 16, 320 a., pur. in 1878; est. val., $13,000. Thoroughbred Holstein Cattle and Jersey Red Hogs. Corn and Hay. P. O., Fullerton.

G. A. Jackson. - S. 21, 27, 28, 29, T. 18, R. 4; 1,600 a., pur. in 1881; est. val., $24,000. Breeder Thoroughbred Durham Cattle, Poland China and Jersey Red Hogs, and Cotswald Sheep. P. O., Genoa.

J. L. Coleman. - S. 13, T. 17, R. 7; 320 a., pur in 1883; est. val., $8,000. Grade Durham Cattle. Poland China Hogs. Clydesdale Horses. P. O., Fullerton.

A. F. Tredway. - S. 3, T. 6, R. 16; 233 a., pur. in 1882; est. val., $5400. Grade Durham Cattle, Poland China Hogs, Grain and Hay. P. O., Fullerton.

F. D. Goodwin. - S. 13, T. 15, R. 8, 136 a., pur. in 1884; est. val., $3000. P. O., Genoa.

Asahel Edgington. - S. 17, 25, T. 17, r. 5; 480 a., pur. in 1883; est. val., $6,000. Grain and Stock Farm. P. O., Fullerton.

 

Source: "The Official State Atlas of Nebraska: Compiled from Government Surveys, County Records, and Personal Investigations" (Everts & Kirk; Philadelphia; 1885)

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