Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Elizabeth (Harman) Gunter

MRS. ELIZABETH (HARMAN) GUNTER, who is living on the west half of the northeast quarter of section 15, Montana township, has been a resident of Labette county, Kansas, since 1866, and has many friends of long years' standing in this section.

Mrs. Gunter was born in Graves county, Kentucky, in 1816, and is a daughter of Isaac Harman, a native of Virginia. She lived in her native county until 1850, when, with her husband, she moved to Carroll county, Missouri, where she remained until she came to Kansas, in 1866. She was united in the bonds of matrimony with David Gunter, in Kentucky, in 1836.

David Gunter was born in Georgia in 1809, and became a farmer. He came to Labette county, Kansas, in 1866, and purchased the west half of the northeast quarter of section 15, Montana township, which he entered at Independence, Kansas, the consideration for the property being $300. There he was engaged in farming until he died, February 18, 1875. Mr. and Mrs. Gunter became the parents of the following children: David, George, Andrew, and Isaac, deceased; Martha; Emily; Lizzie; Mary; Mollie; and Ollie.

Mrs. Gunter built a two-story, six-room house in 1888, which is of comfortable size, and well arranged. She rents most of the land, and is an excellent manager. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.