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was born in Crawford County, Indiana, August 10, 1819. His family left there when he was seven years old, and settled in Adams County, Illinois. In 1833 he left home and settled in Wapello County, Iowa. In 1851 he crossed the plains with an ox team, and spent about five years in Oregon and California, engaged in mining. In 1856 he returned home by way of the Isthmus, and remained there until 1864, when he again came West and located at Boise City. He moved to Bruneau valley in 1869, where he has since permanently resided,engaged in ranching and stock raising.

ROBERSON, Mr. Stephen Andrew

was born in Wapello county, Iowa, October 23, 1849.He was the son of Uncle Abe Roberson, a prominent pioneer of Bruneau valley, and at the age of fifteen, with his parents, located in Boise City, Idaho,in the fall of 1864. He followed the business of cattle raising, and located in Bruneau valley in 1869, where he resided up to the time of his demise, which occurred July 25, 1893,and was buried at Bruneau, the funeral being largely attended.

He was married at Caldwell, in1883, to Miss Nettie Bishop, who still survives him, and who resides on the old homestead at Bruneau.

Mr. Roberson was a man possessed of sterling and popular qualities, and his early demise was deeply deplored by his neighbors and associates.


was born in Madison county, Virginia, September 4, 1846. At the outbreak of the Rebellion, he espoused the cause of the Confederacy, and enlisted in the Fourth Virginia cavalry, and served until the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox courthouse; and after the disbandment of the army returned to his home in Virginia.

In the spring of 1871 he struck out for the West via Texas, crossing the plains with a herd of cattle belonging to George T. Miller, now of Healdsburg, California, bound for Idaho, and arrived at Silver City October 27, 1871, since which date he has resided continuously in Owyhee county, engaged in the stockraising business, and at present resides at Catherine creek, where he has a fine ranch of 160 acres, mostly under cultivation.