Hello I have a Wesley Martin, wifeLilly Ann (Busby) Martin and family that came to Nebraska from Nodaway County Missouri in early 1887 and settled near Oxford in Furnas County. Wesley is listed in the Business Directory and farmer list of Furnas County for 1890 - 1891, Martin W B, Oxford. The family faced many hardships in Nebraska to include Prarie Dogswhich tore up the land, rattlesnakes, and terrible blizzards, which killed livestock. The worst hardship the family would face came in 1890. Very dry winds ruined the families possesions and crops, and they moved to Eastern Nebraska. The family moved back to Furnas County, in 1891 or 1892, and lived on part of the 31,000 acre A.N. Clark ranch. Wesley worked on the ranch caring for the horses. Wesley continued to farm, raising wheat, and then in 1895 he stopped farming extensively.
Wesley and Lilly Martin continued to live in Furnas County relocating to the town of Edison. Wesley died in 1907 at the age of 61 years 7 months. Lilly died in 1917 at the age of 63 years 5 months. They are both buried in Edison.
I'm looking for anyone with any connections to this family. Their children were --
Cora Martin b. abt. 1871 who married Floyd Shoemaker in Furnas County in 1909
Jerry L. Martin b. 2-15-1871 d. 10-30-1949 in Edison Furnas Co.
Maggie Martin b. 1873 died 1958 (dont know where)
Jeff Martin (my Gr-grandfather) left Neb. in late 1890's to Iowa and died in 1963
William Abraham Martin b. December 1876 married 1898 to Mae White,Wm. died 1973 possibly in Furnas Co.
Also does anyone know how I can possibly obtain Obits from Furnas County without having to come to Neb.