Kenosha County Biographical Sketches

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CITY OF KENOSHA

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TOWN OF PLEASANT PRAIRIE

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TOWN OF SOMERS

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TOWN OF BRISTOL

SALMON UPSON, farmer, Sec. 1; P.O. Pleasant Prairie; born Sept. 8, 1803, at Wolcott, New Haven Co., Conn., where he engaged in farming and other pursuits; went to Pennsylvania in 1832-33 and sold clocks, then returned to Connecticut and worked on the farm; in June 1837, he visited Wisconsin to prospect for suitable land, and bought a claim of 320 acres, before the land sale; on this visit he found only two families living in Bristol Township; in August, he returned to Connecticut, and was elected member of the Legislature for 1838; In June 1840, he returned to Bristol, settled on his claim and moved into a log house, built by Mr. Massey, of Indiana, who was first owner of this land; built his present house and barn in 1841, and still owns the same amount of land, upon which he raises all kinds of stock and grain, making a specialty of sheep for their wool. Married Miss Mary M. Jackson, of Wolcott, Conn., Nov. 26, 1835; have had seven children - Julia, Mary, Salmon E., H. Amelia (who died when 1 year old), Lucy M., H. Amelia, and Ellen E., (who died when 19 years old). Mr. Upson was member of the Legislature for 1860, Assessor of Bristol one year, Chairman of Supervisors three years, Side Supervisor three years, Clerk and Director of School District several times, Pathmaster in turn. Mr. and Mrs. Upson are members of the the Congregational Church, of Bristol.

TOWN OF PARIS

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TOWN OF BRIGHTON

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TOWN OF RANDALL

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TOWN OF SALEM

R.S. UDELL, stock-dealer; P.O. Wilmot; born in Jeffersonton, Camden Co., Ga., Oct. 8, 1841; came North with his parents in 1844; lived in Kenosha, Racine Co., one year; located in Salem Township, in 1845. Mr. Cyrus Udell, his father, was born in Vermont; went to Georgia in 1835, and married Miss Lucy A. Tompkins, of Jeffersonton. Mr. and Mrs. Udell lived to a good old age, and were esteemed as old and prominent settlers of Kenosha Co. Mr. R.S. Udell formerly owned 320 acres of fine land in Salem Township; sold it in 1874. He still owns 500 acres of live oak land in Camden Co., Ga., finely adapted to the growth of Sea Island cotton. He is now dealing in live stock, grain and all kinds of produce, which he ships to the Chicago market. He is an extensive and successful dealer, and one who will not readily allow a rival to supersede him in his vocation. Mr. Udell has made two trips to California with horses for the race course on the Pacific Coast. He was formerly the fortunate owner of two well-known fast horses, named "Bonesetter" and Croxie", the former regarded as the fastest trotter in the world; he sold for the handsome sum of $10,000; and the latter having the best known record for a six-year old, he disposed of for $8,000.

TOWN OF WHEATLAND

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