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This is a land patent transferring property from Benjamin Hendley Miller to Fannie [Fanny] Wiggins. He received the land for his service in the United States Flotilla during the War of 1812. Miller received 159 acres in the northeast quarter of Section 6, Township 23, Range 18 in Anderson County, Kansas. Fannie [Fanny] Wiggins received the property on April 1, 1861. She married Josiah S. Kelly and settled near Geneva, Kansas. In 1864, the Kellys decided to move to Idaho. While on the trip, they encountered a band of Sioux. She was captured and several members of their party were killed; however, Josiah was able to escape. After nine months as a captive, she escaped. Fanny and Josiah returned to Kansas and started a hotel in Ellsworth. In 1867, Josiah contracted cholera and died. Later, she married William F. Gordon and lived in Washington, D.C. until her death on November 15, 1904.

Date: April 01, 1861

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Item Number: 303252
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 303252

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