D. B. Truax, a noteworthy pioneer of Dakota county, was born in St. Lawrence county, New York, May 25th, 1818.
His occupations were farming and mechanical work until May, 1853, then removed to Dakota county and first located
at Point Douglas and took a claim of one hundred. and sixty acres. Bringing his family with him, he, in September
of that year, built a cabin on his claim and after a residence there of four years sold out and purchased another.
In 1867, again sold and came to reside at Hastings. He was connected with the post-office department four years
and was for five or six on the school board. Was one of the organizers of the town of Nininger and held the offices
connected with the town. He was also a member of the legislature from Hastings in 1866-67. Married in 1842, to
Lany A. Countryman, of Jefferson county, New York. One child was born to them, who still lives in Hastings, dealing
in farm machinery, Alfred H.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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