Friday, August 17, 2012

Reedsville Kansas.

Map of Reedsville 1904.
Push to enlange.
Reedsville, a hamlet of Marshall county, is located in Center township 6 miles southeast of Marysville, the county seat. It receives daily mail from Home, about 3 miles away, and in 1910 had a population of 26.

SETTLEMENT OF OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTY. - March, 1857, Smith Martin settled in that section of the county now embraced in the limits of Centre township, and near the centre of the county. Others came in, in a short time, forming the nucleus of a future, prosperous neighborhood. - James Goldsberry and Isabella Fletcher were the first persons married in this section, which occurred some time during the year 1859. - Hazelville was the first post office here, established in 1870, A. W. Thomas, postmaster. This office, subsequently, was called Centreville, and now Reedsville -

Post Office History.

Heaslyille Post Office open January 25, 1870 ran to November 28, 1873, name changed to Reedsvill, post office open November 28, 1873 and ran to November 29, 1902.

Center Township, 1883.

JOSEPH GREENLEAF, farmer, P. O. Reedsville; was born in 1844, in Onondaga County, N. Y. His parents settled two years later in Calhoun County, Mich., where he grew to manhood, and enlisted in 1864 in the Seventh Michigan Cavalry. His service was in the Shenandoah Valley, and the battles of Cedar Creek and Five Forks. His horse having been show he was detailed for hospital duty, and served in Burkeville Station until near the close of the Rebellion. From 1865 to 1869 he lived in Michigan, then came to Kansas, and settled a year later on his present farm. Me. Greenleaf has his farm in a good state of improvement and cultivation. His wife was Annie Hawkins, married June 28, 1876, and their three children, Mary A., Frank and Elizabeth, were all born on the Marshall County farm. Mr. Greenleaf is a stalwart Republican in politics, and a stirring well-to-do farmer.

School District 40, 1916-17.
Theacher, Vivian Thompson.

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