Monday, February 25, 2013

Saltville Kansas.

Saltville Kansas.
Mitchell County.
Salt Creek Township map, 1884.
On the county map you can find Saltville in township 9-south and range 7-west.  Onthe township map you can find Saltville in section 9. 
Saltville Post Office.
Saltville post office open March 11, 1873 and ran to August 15, 1901.  First postmaster was William W. Abercrombie.
Patron's of Salt Creek township who used Saltville as their P. O. address as of 1884.
Authors note.  As this list is so long I have given you the links to the two pages.
Two patron's of Salt Creek township who used Saltville as their P. O.  adress as of 1883.
W. W. ABERCROMBIE, farmer and postmaster, Saltville, was born in Georgia in 1846; came to Mitchell County, Kan., in 1869; took a homestead thirteen miles south of Beloit; is now the owner of 1,240 acres, with 400 under cultivation. Has forty head of cattle and one hundred hogs, and six head of horses. When Mr. Abercrombie came to Mitchell County, he had about $300, and a wife and six children. In 1870 the first election in Mitchell County, Mr. Abercrombie and eight others were all the votes in his township, six miles wide and twenty-four long, and he brought the poll-books to Beloit the county-seat, and when he came to the Solomon River, he was compelled to leave his horse on the south side and swim across. He also left his shooting iron on the other side, a thing the early settlers hated very much to do. When the subject of this sketch moved to Mitchell County, his nearest neighbor lived thirteen miles away. Mr. Abercrombie now holds the office of postmaster of Saltville, and has held the office of township clerk. Is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is also a Royal Arch Mason. He was married at Cooper Gap, on top of Blue Ridge, in Lumpkin County, Ga., to Miss Elizabeth Brookshire, and is the father of ten children. His little daughter Arvey was the first white child born in Mitchell County south of the river.

BENJAMIN F. McMILLAN, P. O. Saltville, was born December 29, 1844, at Lancaster, Pa.; moved to Polo, Ogle Co., Ill., in 1847, and located in Mitchell County, Kan., in 1874, where he is engaged in farming; has 130 acres of broom corn this year, yield about one ton to five acres, about two to one better than last year. Graduated at Northwestern College of Chicago, Ill. Preached for the past seven years. Married April 3, 1877, to Miss Julia Pratt. They have one child - Robert W. Enlisted in Company E, Ninety-second Illinois Mounted Infantry Volunteers, as private, August 6, 1862; discharged August 10, 1865, at the close of the war.

Civil War Veterans of Saltville.
Lewis H. Cochram, Gun shot to back, $2. per month, pension started July, 1882.
Abram R. Curby, Dis. of lung, liver and hart.
George W. Murry, Gun shot to neck and scapula, pension 10 Dollars per month..
Saltville Kansas, 1912.

Saltville, one of the inland hamlets of Mitchell county, is located on Salt creek in the southeastern part of the county, about 12 miles south of Beloit, the county seat, and 7 miles northwest of Barnard, from which place it receives mail by rural route. The population in 1910 was 25..

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