Cornelius M. O’Brien
CORNELIUS O’BRIEN, farmer, Sec. 27; P.O. Oregon; born in Plymouth, Luzerne Co., Penn., March 15, 1839. His father, Michael O’Brien, was educated in one of the Dublin universities, married and came to New York City, where he engaged in business; from New York he went to Caracas, S.A. (see sketch of John O’Brien);
Mary Frances Main
Miss Mary Frances Main, daughter of R. P. and Cordelia Dakin Main, was born July 27, 1839 at Oakland, Clinton County, Ohio, on the same farm as her mother. The farm is still owned by relatives.
HENRY HELMS, deceased; born Aug. 7, 1808, in Otsego Co., N.Y.; worked in early life as a farmer and miller. Married in Ellington, Chautauqua Co., N.Y., Feb. 21, 1839, Miss Lydia, daughter of Orrin and Margaret (Buchanen) Kingsley; they were New England people, and she was born July 22, 1821, in Oneida Co., N.Y. In 1845, Mr. and Mrs. Helms came West and settled on the Helms homestead, then in a state of nature. J. French and F. W. Bird were the only settlers to the north of them till Madison was reached; their youth and health were their all;
F.C. COMSTOCK, merchant, Oregon; born in Otsego Co., N.Y. in 1839; son of William and Fanny Comstock, both natives of New York, who settled on Government land in town of Dunn, Dane Co., in the spring of 1845;
Romanzo H. Colby
ROMANZO H. COLBY is another of the substantial citizens of the town of Oregon, who, by his industry and honorable methods has won for himself a reasonable competence and the respect and esteem of all who know him.