SEWELL NYE, deceased; born in State of Maine, March 9, 1829; his parents, Sewell and Ann (Nutting) Nye, were also of Maine; the family came West in 1846, locating on several hundred acres of land on Nine Spring Prairie, where the old couple ended their days.
ORRIN GROUT, farmer, Sec. 31; P.O. Oregon; was born in Franklin Co., Vt., in 1829; his mother Orrilla Bennett, dying when Orrin as only 11 years old, he went then to live with an uncle, and with him remained until he reached the age of 21 years, after which, he worked for another uncle for four or five years; he emigrated to Dane Co., Wis., in 1855, and located on a farm in the town of Oregon; in 1859, he removed to the town of Dunn, and in 1861, bought his present farm of 121 acres. Mr. Grout was Town Clerk for two years, member of the board for three terms, and Assessor one year.