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    From Andreas History of the State of Nebraska, Pub 1882, about persons who lived in Miami County Ohio, then went to Nebraska

    Nuckolls Co, NE: J. B. SKINNER, merchant, was born in Miami County, Ohio, in 1840. In 1844, his parents located in Elkhart County, Ind., where he remained until 1860, and in 1866, went to Warsaw and began reading law with Judge Carpenter two years: after he was admitted to the bar, and remained there in the practice of law until 1871. From there he went to Nebraska, and took a homestead in Thayer County, one-half mile from Carleton. He improved the place by planting 50,000 forest trees and 2,000 fruit trees. In 1875, he opened a hardware store in Carleton. At that time there were but two in the county. The railroad company contested Mr. Skinner's claim, but after a three years' fight, he succeeded in getting his certificate of entry and in time a patent. In 1879 his store was burned out, and he sold his place and came to Hardy, Nuckolls County, in 1881, and bought out a stock of general merchandise. Mr. Skinner has been publishing the Hardy Clipper since October, 1881. He was connected with the Hebron Journal with Mr. Hill two years, and published the Carleton Advertiser one year. In 1875, was appointed Judge of Thayer County, and served one year. He was then elected to fill the office one term. He was married in 1860, to Miss Sarah Richardson of Noble County, Ind. They have one son-- Morris. Mr. S. is a member of the Hebron Lodge, No. 43, A.F. & A M., and of the I.O.O.F.

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