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Hiram A. Brisbin


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 7/15/2010 at 20:11:25

Hiram A. Brisbin, farmer and stock-raiser, on Section 2, Town 9, Range 2 east, P. O. Milford, came to Nebraska in October, 1869, locating in Seward County, and in the following June took up a homestead, which is the farm where he now lives. Was among the first settlers in N Precinct, and now has a farm of 160 acres, 140 acres of which are improved, and his old sod house has been replaced with a good, comfortable home.

The subject of this sketch was born in Clinton, County, N. Y., on the 9th of February, 1847, and is the son of Ezekiel and Margaret Brisbin nee Luther, the former being of English descent, and the latter's parents were natives of Vermont. In 1855, he came West to Indiana, then to Illinois, his parents dying when he was quite young, and in 1863 went to Wisconsin, where he enlisted in the late war, in the First Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, Company K, and served till the close of the same. Then went to Iowa, where he remained till his removal to Nebraska, as mentioned above.

Was married in Allamakee County, Iowa, in April, 1868, to Miss Susan J. Martin, and is a member of the A., F. & A. M., Blue River Lodge, No. 30, being a charter member of the same. Mr. Brisbin has always been connected with the public enterprises of his town and county, doing all he could for the advancement of the same.

~Cutler's History of the State of Nebraska; Seward county
pub by Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL; 1882


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