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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

John W. Rough, Franklin C. Rough, 6 South 43 West


If they are the ones described here, they are likely related - both had fathers born in Pennsylvania.

In 1870 Floyd County, John Rough was a farmer 52, Rebecca 47, Keziah 25, Amanda 22, George 18, John W. 16, and Anna 14.
John W. Rough married Cora E. Smith October 2, 1878 in New Albany, Indiana.
In 1899 John, "an engineer on the C.I. & L. Monon Route, a resident of New Albany Indiana" applied for a patent for a system to send alarms through a train in the event of a robbery.
John 1854-1918 and Cora 1858-1941 are buried in New Albany # 85706615.
John cash-claimed a quarter in 7, 6S 42W in 1891, and proved up one in 8, 6S 42W in 1895.
In 1900 New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana, John W. Rough is a railroad engineer, born April 1854 in Indiana, with Corra, April 1854 in Kentucky. Eva was born June 1885 , Ruth A. July 1890 both in Indiana.
In 1880 Lancaster County, Nebraska, Frank Rough is a day laborer, 20, boarding with Jeremiah and Mary Booth both 23 born in Pennsylvania - Jeremiah is an engineer.

Franklin cash-claimed a quarter in 13, 6 South, 43W in 1891. He had a record of a homestead entry in that township, but the completion wasn't in in the BLM on-line record.

In 1900 Nodaway County, Missouri, F.C. Rough born June 1861 is farming, married 15 years to kate Sept 1858 Tennessee - Gracie Dec 1887, Robert Oct 1890, and Anzette Mar 1893 were all born in Nebraska.
In 1920 St. Joseph Missouri, Frank C. Rough is a laborer for a fruit company, 59, born in Pennsylvania, with Kate 67 Pennsylvania. Son Robert C. 28 and daughter Grace 31 were both born in Nebraska.
Per # 57326376, Frank C. Rough born 1861 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, son of Henry and Mary Ann Rough, died in 1921 , and is buired in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

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