GEORGE NOTT                       GRAVESTONE PHOTO                      

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas




NOTT & KIDDER, wagon-makers, blacksmiths, contractors and builders, Baldwin City. Business established in 1876, by Mr. N. The present firm was organized in 1882. They employe four men constantly, the force in the building season being increased to ten or eleven. George Nott, senior member of the firm, was born in Syracuse, N. Y., February 7, 1842. He was educated in that city, and learned the trade of wheelwright. In the spring of 1861, he moved to Minnesota. September 25, of the same year, he enlisted at Fort Snelling, in Company A, Third Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Remained with the regiment about one year, when he was discharged on account of disability. He returned to New York. In 1873, moved to Kansas, and in July settled in Ottawa, Franklin County, where he remained until he moved to Baldwin City, in 1876. He was married in Syracuse, N. Y., August 31, 1862, to Miss Julia Dear, of that city. They have two children - George, Jr., and Emma. Mr. Nott is a member of the City Council, of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and I. O. O. F. and A., F. & A. M., also of Col. Baker Post, No. 40, G. A. R.