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Roswell, Enos and Preston Hotchkiss-Pioneers. Leaving their home in McKean County, PA, the three Hotchkiss brothers began their journey west in the 1850's. They were early settlers in Dixon County, Nebraska Territory, Union and Clay Counties, Dakota Territory, and were early pioneers on the Eastern and Western Slopes of Colorado. They mined, ranched, built saw/grist mills, roads and helped establish towns, counties and schools. They represented the industry, vision and grit of most of the pioneers who made the trek westward into undeveloped territories. With the Hotchkiss brothers were their wives and children, who experenced the same hardships and adventures: Roswell's gentle wife, Jane; Hannah, a young girl when she started west from Pennsylvania with her husband, Enos; Enos' second wife, widow Elizabeth McIntyre Cowen; and Preston's wife, the indomitable Sally Ann. The book contains maps, timelines, historic newspaper items, letters,diaries, memoirs, book excerps, census records, family stories and photos.
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Mary Hotchkiss Farmer is the great granddaughter of Enos T. Hotchkiss, the father of Lake City, Colorado, and founder of the town of Hotchkiss, Colorado. She and her husband spent five years researching the lives of Enos and his two brothers.Review:
A true labor of love for the tenacious researchers and married couple, Mary Hotchkiss Farmer and Lee McMurtry Farmer, has come to fruitation. Their meticulously researched history, "In The Footsteps of the Hotchkiss Brothers," is now available. The authors did original research, traveling to museums, libraries and courthouses in other states in order to have the most accurate account of the lives of the three Hotchkiss brothers - Roswell, Enos and Preston. --Delta County Independent
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