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L. Nathan Gibbs

L. Nathan Gibbs, was the original occupant of the O-Conor farm, in Pleasant township. Gibbs was an odd genius, if odd is the word. He traded his wife for a younger and handsomer woman, paying three hundred dollars difference. The man who got Gibbs' first wife and the three hundred dollars, removed to Harrison county. Gibbs sold his farm and removed to Kansas, then when he came back after the payments on his land, he dropped his pocket book into the 'Botna river, and lost all his money, which was probably in retribution for his having traded away his wife!

From "History of Cass County, Iowa Together With Brief Mention of Old Settlers," by Lafe Young, Atlantic, Iowa, Telegraph Steam Printing House, 1877, pg. 12.

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