Page 799-800, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


H. K. Chesebro, a leading farmer and stockman of Glencoe township, is a New Englander. He was born in Connecticut in 1844, and is a son of Jesse and Abby (Davis) Chesebro, both of whom were born and reared in Connecticut. The Chesebro family is of English descent, and was founded in this country by William Chesebro during the Colonial days. H. K. Chesebro was the only child born to his father's first marriage. After the death of his first wife, the father married Mary Pinker-


ton and to this marriage were born the following children: Eugene H., Decatur, Ill.; Andrew C., Taylorsville, Ill., and Jesse, Kincaid, Ill.

Mr. Chesebro was married in 1870, to Miss Rebecca Smith who died in 1907, leaving five children, as follows: Ray, Decatur, Ill.; Mrs. Abbie Baldridge, Storington, Ill.; Joseph, Leon, Kans.; Floyd and Wayne. Mr. Chesebro came to Butler county in 1899 and bought 160 acres of land in Glencoe township and is one of the successful farmers and stockmen of that part of Butler county. He has one of the up to date and well equipped farms of the county, having a water system installed with a gasoline engine which furnishes power for not only pumping the water, but for various other purposes around the place. Mr. Chesebro is a natural mechanic and has a well appointed carpenter shop where he works out many of his ingenious ideas that find practical application about the farm.

While Mr. Chesebro did not settle in Butler county early enough to be classed among the real old pioneers, he has been a resident of this county for nearly twenty years, and has become identified with it in a way that the interests of Butler county are his interests, and he is a prominent factor in the development of this section of Kansas and is one of the substantial men of Butler county.

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