On March 4, 1836 Andrew Jackson and Jefferson Niles were the first settlers. Harvey P. Watters took a claim not long after. Daniel Wooten announced the birth of his daughter, Margaret, in the fall of 1837. On March 10, 1830 A.J. Niles and Nancy A. Farwell united in marriage. The first school, held in a log structure, was held in 1845 by Laura Colburn on her father's farm.