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Name Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910
Born 08/18/1833
Birthplace Cleveland, Ohio
Places of residence Cass County, Nebraska
Father Cozad, Andrew, 1801-1873
Mother Cozad, Sally (Simmons), 1805-1884
Notes Served as the Deputy U.S. Surveyor in southeastern Nebraska in the 1850s-1860s.
Occupation Surveyor
Spouse Cozad, Ortentia Susan (Whitman), 1833-1893
Children Cozad, Florence Sarah, 1859-1933
Bates, Olive (Cozad), 1861-1919
Newell, Jane (Cozad), 1863-1944
Cozad, Gertrude, 1865-1949
Deceased 02/27/1910
Deceased where Cleveland, Ohio

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Image of RG0919.AM - RG0919 Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910

RG0919.AM - RG0919 Cozad, Justus Lafayette, 1833-1910

This collection consists of a bound reminiscence, handwritten by Justus L. Cozad in 1908. The reminiscence primarily deals with life in southeastern Nebraska from 1855-1862. He describes what a surveyor does in detail, what areas of Nebraska he surveyed. He mentions the names of the people he worked with as well as the legal descriptions of the surveyed land. He also writes about his time as a farmer in Cass County, Nebraska. He includes an account of a journey to Denver in the winter of 1860-1861. Cozad also makes references to working for various railroad companies in Ohio.