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Reuben Brunson, residing on section 26, Adams Township, was born June 16, 1817, in Greene County, N. Y., a son
of Benone Brunson, a native of Connecticut, of English descent. His father is now deceased. He was reared a farmer
and received a common school education. He settled in La Salle County, Ill., in 1838, making the entire journey
by teams. He first entered eighty acres where he now resides, and began making a home, and by his persevering energy
and economy he is now the owner of a fine farm of 295 acres, where he is engaged in farming and stock raising,
paying special attention to the raising of short-horn cattle, of whieh he has a good He was married Dec. 25, 1845
to Deborah Townsend, daughter of Nathaniel Townsend, who came with his family to this county when Mrs. Brunson
was in her ninth year. Of the eight children born to this union, five survive, Rahama, Albert E., Jay, Alice and
Arthur. Ruhama married Theron Beresford, of Saunders County, Neb., and has five chil drenó Elytta, Aure, Vinelle,
J. R. and Euphernia. Albert married Anna Barton, and lives in Lancaster County, Neb. Alice is the wife of Dr. Thomas
P. Butler, of Clay County, Neb., and has three daughtersó Minnie, Myrtle and Vena. Mr. Brnnson was the first Assessor
of this township after its organization. He has served as Justice of the Peace four years, and was Highway Commissioner
over twenty years, and has held other offices of trust and responsibility.
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