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Nate Roberson

Winfield 1874: N. Roberson, 25; spouse, Maggie E., age not given.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color    Place/birth             Where from
N. Roberson                26 m     w      Missouri                       Missouri
M. E. Roberson            18   f      w      Pennsylvania                 Pennsylvania
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, January 23, 1874.
Nate Roberson has moved his harness shop into the building formerly occupied by the Telegram office.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1874.
MARRIED. ROBERSON - MENTCH. At the residence of the bride’s father on the 5th inst., Mr. N. Roberson to Miss Maggie Mentch, all of this township.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1874.
The following is a list of the marriage licenses issued by the Probate Judge during the month of April.
Nathan Roberson to Margaret E. Mentch.
Winfield Courier, May 8, 1874.
N. Roberson inserts a card this week calling attention to his stock of Horses and Saddles. He has the best shop and does the best work of any one in the county. Call around and see him.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1874.
Five Thousand People Join in the Celebration.
The 98th anniversary of the declaration of American indepen­dence was ushered in at Winfield with a round of 37 guns. A more beautiful morning never dawned on the day made immortal by the heroes, who, to achieve the independence of the thirteen colo­nies, pledged their “fortunes, their lives, and their sacred honor.” Before 10 o’clock the city was a perfect jam of people. But Chief Marshal Walker, with his corps of able assistants, soon had the mass in motion headed for the grove. The Winfield Silver Cornet Band, closely followed by the car of freedom, containing 37 beautiful young ladies, and drawn by four horses driven by Mr. N. Roberson, headed the procession. Arrived at the grove every­thing was found to be in first-class order.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1874.
THE LARGEST stock of saddles ever brought to Cowley County, at Nate Roberson’s, cheap for cash.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1874.

The squeal of the festive hog is heard almost any hour of the day as they are being weighed on the scales of Nate Roberson. We never before supposed there were so many hogs in the county as we have seen in the past two weeks.
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.
Ad. Nate Roberson, dealer in harness and saddles, advertises his business. There are no better workmen, or better class of goods anywhere, than those of Mr. Roberson’s. For anything in his line, give him a call and you will be sure to purchase.
Winfield Courier, January 28, 1875.
Council met at usual hour. Present: S. C. Smith, mayor; J. P. McMillen, H. S. Silver, S. Darrah, councilmen; J. W. Curns, clerk. The minutes of last meeting were read and approved.
Committee on pound reported they had procured a pound from Nate Roberson at the rent of $1 per month, which was accepted.
Winfield Courier, September 9, 1875.
Nate Roberson had a new addition built to his harness shop last week.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
This is to certify that we, whose names are hereto sub­scribed, do most heartily recommend for our next County Treasurer, FRANK GALLOTTI, who has for the last year and a half faithfully and satisfactorily performed the duties of said office while acting in the capacity of Deputy; and we do hereby further certify that his character during that time has been such as to fully entitle him to the recommendation. The records of said office kept by him, bears ample testimony of his capability and efficiency.
One of those who signed certificate: N. Roberson.
Winfield Courier, October 7, 1875.
Read the new “ad” of N. Roberson. Mr. Roberson’s stock of harness, saddles, leather, mountings, etc., cannot be excelled anywhere in the West. He keeps the very best workmen, who can turn out a job equal to anything to be had this side of St. Louis.
AD: N. ROBERSON, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN HARNESS, SADDLES, COLLARS, WHIPS, BRIDLES, LEATHER, ETC. A FULL STOCK OF HARNESS AND SHOE LEATHER Constantly on hand. I keep the Best Brands of Sole Leather, French and Domestic Calf, Kip and Upper Leather. Also Tappings, Linings, Thread, Pegs, Awls, Wax, etc., which I will sell at The Lowest Possible Price for cash. Country shoe­makers will find I can furnish them as cheap as they can get them from the East. Your patronage solicited.
Main St., Opposite Post-office, WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1876.
Tally one for “lo.” Civilization has made one step forward this centennial year. This morning we saw an Indian in his blanket sawing wood for a dime in the rear of Nate Roberson’s harness shop. And, shades of Euclid! we saw another blanketed, breech-clouted son of the plains sawing wood for our darkey barber. Uncle Sam has not spent millions of treasure to civilize the savage in vain. He has risen to the position of wood-sawyer for that important department of our Government, the Freedman’s Bureau.

Winfield Courier, March 23, 1876.
CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY. Henry T. Ford vs. N. Roberson.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1876.
The following is the result of the vote cast at the city election held in Winfield last Monday.
                                                    REPUBLICAN TICKET.
For Mayor, D. A. Millington: 81 votes.
For Police Judge, Linus S. Webb: 75 votes.
For Councilman, A. B. Lemmon: 86 votes.
For Councilman, C. A. Bliss: 81 votes.
For Councilman, T. B. Myers: 84 votes.
For Councilman, H. Brotherton: 88 votes.
For Councilman, M. G. Troup: 91 votes.
                                                     DEMOCRAT TICKET.
For Mayor, H. S. Silver: 86 votes.
For Police Judge, J. W. Curns: 81 votes.
For Councilman, N. Roberson: 71 votes.
For Councilman, A. G. Wilson: 76 votes.
For Councilman, N. M. Powers: 70 votes.
For Councilman, W. L. Mullen: 57 votes.
For Councilman, Frank Williams: 76 votes.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1876.
The City Council proceeded to canvass the vote of Winfield city election, held on April 3rd, A. D., 1876, which resulted as follows:
Whole number of votes cast: 182.
For Mayor: D. A. Millington, 81; H. S. Silver, 80, E. S. Bedilion, 1.
For Police Judge: Linus S. Webb, 75; J. W. Curns, 81; J. D. Pryor, 5.
For Councilmen: A. B. Lemmon, 86; M. G. Troup, 91; C. A. Bliss, 81; T. B. Myers, 84; H. Brotherton, 88; N. Roberson, 71; Frank Williams, 76; N. M. Powers, 70; A. G. Wilson, 76; W. L. Mullen, 57; J. P. McMillen, 20; C. C. Black, 3; J. P. Short, 1.
D. A. Millington, having received the highest number of votes for Mayor, was declared elected. J. W. Curns, receiving the highest number of votes for Police Judge, was declared elected. A. B. Lemmon, M. G. Troup, T. B. Myers, C. A. Bliss, and H. Brotherton, receiving the highest number of votes for Councilmen, were declared elected.
On motion the Clerk was ordered to furnish each of the above named as elected with certificates of election.
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1876.
As we go to press we learn that Tuesday night Nate Roberson’s stage barn was struck by lightning. Nine horses were killed and his barn, carriages, and coaches, worth in the aggregate probably twenty-five hundred dollars, were entirely consumed by the fire. This is a severe loss to a hard working citizen. Nate left yesterday for Eldorado, the scene of the accident. We will give full particulars next week.

Winfield Courier, August 10, 1876.
Mr. J. C. Franklin has purchased Nate Roberson’s harness shop.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1876.
Take Notice. Having sold my harness shop and wishing to move, I hereby request all patrons indebted to me to call and settle before Sept. 1st, 1876. Bills not paid by that time will be left with my attorney for collection, so come and pay up and save costs. Jacob Rhiel will receive payments in my absence, at my old stand. NATE ROBERSON.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1876.
NATE ROBERSON removed this week to Eldorado, where he will engage in the harness-making business.


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