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Stubbs, Wisconsin

Stubbs is a town in Rusk County, United States. The population was 587 at the 2000 census; the unincorporated community of Apollonia is located in the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.6 square miles, of which 35.9 square miles is land and 0.8 square mile is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 587 people, 226 households, 167 families residing in the town; the population density was 16.4 people per square mile. There were 314 housing units at an average density of 8.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 98.81% White, 0.17% African American, 0.51% Native American and 0.51% Asian. There were 226 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.7% were non-families. 17.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.0 males. The median income for a household in the town was $36,442, the median income for a family was $38,250. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $20,795 for females; the per capita income for the town was $15,642. About 5.5% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over. Town of Stubbs Official Town Website

Cowbeech

Cowbeech is a small village in the civil parish of Herstmonceux in the Wealden district of East Sussex, England. Its nearest town is Hailsham, which lies 3.8 miles south-west from the village. The village has a pub with The Merrie Harriers, it is home to the Cowbeech Bonfire Society, a Charitable Trust which organises a series of events each year to raise funds for local causes. These events include, among others, the village show and a pantomime in addition to the annual bonfire which gives the Society its name; the name Cowbeech was first recorded in 1261 as Coppetebeche, referring to a ‘capped’ or pollarded beech tree recorded as Koppedbeche in 1296 and 1316. This was shortened over the years to Coppebeche, Cobbeach and to Cobeech, before taking its contemporary form of Cowbeech; the village was once a site of Wealden iron production. Cowbeech Forge stood alongside Hammer Lane, close to where it intersects with the Cuckmere River and produced iron between 1559 and 1693. In 1653 the forge was casting shot for the Office of Ordnance.

Before 1826, when the village pub was renamed The Merry Harriers, it was known at different times as The Old House or The Cow. A conveyance document from 3 October 1417 transfers lands and tenements at Cowbeech in Wartling from Thomas de Hoo, knight to Thomas Huchon of Uckfield, to Thomas Werm for the rent of a red rose at midsummer for Thomas’ life; this document makes reference to Stephen Synderford, William Stodenne, Richard Stodenne whose family names live on in the Cowbeech area today as Cinderford Lane and Studdens Lane. Lord Shawcross, Britain’s Chief Prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials of 1945-46, lived at Cowbeech in the latter part of his life. Elsie Bowerman, first woman barrister to appear at the Old Bailey, suffragette and RMS Titanic survivor, moved to a house at Cowbeech Hill following the death of her mother and lived there until her own death in 1973; the Merrie Harriers inn was once owned by Sir James Duke, 1st Baronet, British Liberal Party politician, Lord Mayor of London in 1848–1849.

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