Iowa until 1872. That year he came
overland with teams to Nebraska and took up a
homestead claim five miles South of Aurora, in
Hamilton County. Two years later he rented a farm in
Cass County, located in what was then Elmwood, but now
Mt. Pleasant Precinct. In 1880 he sold his Hamilton
County farm and purchased that which he now owns. The
improvements have been made mostly by himself, and in
connection with general agriculture he engages
considerably in raising and feeding cattle and
full-blooded Poland-China swine.
In Oskaloosa, Iowa, Jan. 4, 1861,
our subject was united in marriage with Miss Minerva
White. This lady was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Jan. 4,
1848, and is the daughter of William and Jane (Huskey)
White, the father born in North Carolina in 1785, and
the mother in Indiana in 1820. Mr. White served as a
soldier in the War of 1812, after which he settled in
Indiana, where he was married. He carried on farming
there until his removal to Iowa. He purchased land in
the latter State in 1845, 160 acres near Oskaloosa,
where he lived until passing away, in 1864. The mother
is still living at the old homestead, and is now
sixty-eight years old. Their eight children were named
respectively: Martha, Rebecca, Minerva, Ella, Emma,
William, Isaac and George. Mr. and Mrs. Satchell have
three children: Raymond V., Jessie B. and Gail L.
Mr. Satchell in the fall of 1886 was
elected to the Nebraska Legislature on the Republican
ticket, and re-elected in 1888. He has held the
various school offices of his district. He uniformly
votes the straight Republican ticket, and has
frequently served as a delegate to the County and
State Conventions of his party. Socially he belongs to
Euclid Lodge No. 97, A. F. & A. M., of Weeping
Water. He is a K. of P., Crescent Lodge No. 91,
Elmwood, and belongs to LaFayette Post No. 61, G. A.
R., at Weeping Water.
BARDEN, a resident of Avoca was the first man to erect
a business house within its limits, in 1882, and is
engaged quite extensively in handling pumps and
windmills, operating over a large territory throughout
this and Otoe Counties. In former years he engaged
considerably in boring wells. He owns considerable
property in Avoca and vicinity, including six lots
within the town limits.
Mr. Barden removed to this point
from Weeping Water Precinct. He has been a resident of
this county most of the time since 1866. He carried on
farming a number of years up to 1877, then began
well-boring, which he prosecuted a period of ten
years, more or less. Some of his wells were twenty
feet deep and some ninety. He came to Nebraska from
Illinois, in which State he had settled with his
parents in the spring of 1855, remaining there eleven
years, and there was reared and educated.
A native of Bennington County, Vt.,
Mr. Barden was born Sept. 28, 1850. His father, J. T.
Barden, was a Vermont farmer in fair circumstances and
the son of Alden Barden, a patriot during the
Revolutionary War who lived and died in New England.
Alden Barden departed this life when comparatively a
young man, and the father of our subject as reared by
his maternal grandparents, whose names were Baily.
Upon reaching manhood he was married in his native
State to Miss Mary McCall, who was also born in
Vermont, of Scotch ancestry. Her father, Hugh McCall,
was a farmer by occupation and served as a
commissioned officer in the War of 1812. He was born
on the Isle of Lesmore in Argyleshire, Scotland, and
was the son of John and Isabelle (Campbell) McCall,
who came to America when Hugh was a lad of seven
years, settling in the Green Mountain State, where
they spent the remainder of their lives. Hugh McCall
lived to be over ninety-two years old.
The parents of our subject spent the
first years of their wedded life on a farm in Vermont,
where their three eldest children were born. They came
to the West, in March, 1855, locating in Cook County
Ill., and from there some years later removed to
Ridgefield, McHenry County, settling on a farm, where
they still live. The father, however, is in failing
health. He is sixty-three years old, and the mother
one year younger.
Our subject was yet a minor when he
landed in Nebraska. He spent some time as a teacher in
this county. Upon the event of his marriage he
returned to Cook County, Ill., where he was married to
Miss Fannie G. Hawks. This lady was born at Schuyler's
Lake, near Otsego, N. Y., June 4, 1852, and is the
daughter of Charles and Fannie (Leighton) Hawks, who
are still living there, and occupy a prominent
position in their community. They are each approaching
their fourscore years, and were also natives of the
Empire State. Mrs. Barden was reared under the home
roof, and educated in the common schools. She removed
to Illinois with a sister, and lived there several
years before her marriage. This union resulted in the
birth of six children: one infant, born July 3, 1882,
died July 10 following: Alton F., was born March 19,
1877, and died March 31, following. The living are;
Robert M., who was born July 9, 1874; Alden, A., Aug.
21, 1878; Blanche M., Aug. 5, 1885; and M. Ethel,
April 1, 1868. Mr. Barden, politically, is a sound
Republican, and has held the local offices.