Sun. Jan 17th, 2021

“CHANEY, WILLIAM D. Farmer; Sec. 6; P.O. White Rock; born in Harrison Co., Va., in 1826; married Caroline Rhodes, in Byron, Ill.; she was born in Cayuga Co., N.Y. Aug. 27, 1832; have four children: Charles E., Frank E., Willie and Eddie; has 400 acres of land, valued at $25,000; came to this Co. in April, 1837, and settled near his present estate; went 60 miles to get 20 bushels of corn, and 30 miles to mill to get it ground, it being the first food they had after consuming the provisions they brought with them; has carried thousands of bushels of wheat to Chicago and sold it at twenty-five cents per bushel, and has otherwise experienced all the hardships of early pioneer life.”

Contributed by Juli Chaney Jarvis, Buffalo, WY

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