Hayhow Flatt

HAYHOW FLATT, farmer, Sec. 11; P.O. Stoughton; born in the County of Norfolk, England, in 1828; his father Joseph Flatt, a farmer, was born in Norfolk in 1793, and emigrated to America, and to Milwaukee, Wis., in 1852, and to Dane Co. in 1853, where he died in June, 1876; his mother Ann Coates, a native of the County of Norfolk, died there in February, 1852.  Hayhow immigrated to America in October, and spend the winter, chopping, in Medina Co., N.Y., whence, in the spring of 1852, he went to Livingston CO., N.Y., where he met his wife, who had just arrived from England; immigrating to Dane Co., Wis. in 1853, they settled on Sec. 13, town of Rutland, for the winter, and in the spring of 1854, removed to the town of Dunkirk, for two years, he then returned to Sec. 13, Rutland; three years later, removed to Sec. 12, whence, in 1861, he came to Sec. 11, where he now has a farm of 120 acres; he also has 20 acres on Sec. 12.  Mr. Flatt was the second man to begin the tobacco culture in Rutland, his first crop being in 1864.  He was Assessor of the town one term, and a member of the board two terms.  He was married in Norfolk, England in 1850, to Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Ann Wortley, and a native of that county; she died in Dane Co., Wis., in 1854, leaving one daughter Eliza, who died soon after.Reference: Western Historical Co. (1880). History of Dane County, Wisconsin.

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