This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.
Abbreviations: Sec., section; ac., acres; Wf., wife; ch., children; ( ), years in county; O., owner; H., renter. Andersen, A. P. Wf. Maria; ch. Hilda, Bertha, Christ A. Christiansen. P. O. Atlantic, R. 2. O. 137.37 ac., sec. 19. (24.) Andersen Chris F. Wf. Mary. P. O. Atlantic, R. 6.R. 120 ac., sec. 33. (4.) Owner, John R. Heiken. Andersen, George. Wf. Laura: ch.Rubie. P. O. Brayton, R. 1. R. 80 ac., sec. 22; R. 80 ac., sec. 23. (3.) Owner, N. P. Hoegh. Andersen, Hans. Wf. Elena; ch. Ellen, Holgar, Ethel, Ambrose, Esther, Dan, Annetta, Ruth and Viola. P.
At the first enumeration of the inhabitants of eastern Vermont, as made by the authority of New York in 1771, Norwich was found to be the most populous of all the towns of Windsor County, having forty families and 206 inhabitants. Windsor followed with 203, and Hartford was third with 190. The aggregate population of the county (ten towns reported) was then but 1,205, mostly confined to the first and second tiers of towns west of the Connecticut River. Twenty years later, in 1791, Hartland led all the towns of the county with 1,652 inhabitants, Woodstock and Windsor coming next
A.K. Grow, county recorder, was born in Courtland County, N.Y., in 1862[?]; removed to Washington County, Neb., in 1857; thence to Harrison County, Ia., in Nov., 1858, and settled in Boyer township and engaged in milling for three years; then built a mill which he ran until 1875, and sold to John & Wilson Williams. Was elected to his present office in 1876 on republican ticket. He married Eliza J. Baskin, a native of Pa. They have one son and six daughters.
Walter Fremont Grow, one of the young and enterprising horticulturists of San Bernardino County, living on Base Line, six miles east of the city, was born in Maine, July 19, 1856, the son of Lorenzo and Harriet (Currier) Grow. His father was born in Hartland, Windsor County, Vermont, March 11, 1806. His parents were Samuel and Jerusha (Stowell) Grow; the former was a native of Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, and the latter of Pomfret, Connecticut. Their ancestors were owners of large tracts of land and were of English origin. Lorenzo Grow was the third of a family of seven children. He