|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1840|
County Donegal, Ireland
THOMAS J. ACHESON, stock feeder and dealer, P. 0. Emporia, was born in County Donegal, Ireland. February 28, 1840, and two years later his parents came to the United States, locating at Lima, LaGrange Co., Ind. Here he was brought up, receiving a common school education. At the age of twenty-four, he began business as a farmer and stock dealer, in which he continued in LaGrange County and in St. Joseph County, Mich., until he came to Kansas, in 1869. He located in Lyon County, and bought 120 acres of unimproved land situated on Allen Creek, in Fremont Township, five miles north of Emporia. He made valuable improvements upon this place. In 1874, he engaged in the stock business until he is now feeding and handling cattle and hogs, and has yearly enlarged his business until he is now one of the largest dealers in the county. He has a range several hundred acres in Greenwood County. He has upon average, from 200 to 300 cattle feeding, but handles many more. In the spring of 1883, he sold his farm on Allen Creek, and now pays his undivided attention to his stock business. He has a residence in Emporia. He married Miss Lucina M. Packard, of Sturgis, Mich., October 1, 1863, by whom he has two children - Frederick I. and Nelson H., both living.
William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
Created by: Becky Doan
Record added: Nov 08, 2012
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