Nathan Wesley Headrick Family to be Lady Vestey Parade Grand Marshall

The Grand Marshall for the upcoming Lady Vestey Day Parade is the Nathan Wesley Headrick Family. Nathan, often called "Wes," homesteaded in Jewell County in 1874 – one hundred fifty years ago.

Wes filed official Homestead papers on the SW 1⁄4 of Section 17 of Montana Township, Jewell County on Nov. 5, 1874, in Concordia, Kansas. The filing fee was $14. Homestead records show residence was taken up on the quarter on Nov. 17, 1874. He was 21 years old.

The next part of the homestead process took place on June 11, 1881 at the Jewell County Courthouse in Mankato. Wes was then 28 years old. He had...


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