|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1830|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1887|
Wilmirth Jane (Jenny) was born in Logan County, Kentucky on December 07, 1830.
She married George Miles Chilcott in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa in 1850.
George was the sheriff of Fairfield County.
In 1855 they moved to Burt County, Nebraska, and George was the state representative from that county.
He moved to Chico in 1859, and in 1860 returned to Nebraska to retrieve Jenny and children and begin prominent lives in Pueblo County.
He was a practicing lawyer and was elected to the first Colorado territorial legislature.
A Republican, he served as U.S. Representative from Colorado Territory, and was appointed as U.S. Senator to serve out the term of T. M. Teller, which he did until 1883 (The Real Pioneers of Colorado. (1936), Vol. I, pp-249-250. Maria Davies McGrath, Division of the Denver Museum).
The Chilcotts were well-known Pueblo residents. They owned numerous properties, including a hotel, and were principals in the newspaper The Pueblo Chieftain. They donated their large home and surrounding land to form the Colorado State Hospital.
Jenny's death from stomach cancer on December 24, 1887 was reported extensively in the Pueblo Chieftain— the headline was: “The Death of One of Colorado's Best and Noblest Women”.
Her parents survived her, as did her husband and three of their four children.
Lydia Chastain Cox (1808 - ____)
George Miles Chilcott (1828 - 1891)*
Henry Clay Chilcott (____ - 1901)*
Wilmirth Jane Cox Chilcott (1830 - 1887)
James Bonley Cox (1839 - 1899)*
Age 57 yrs
Note: Single stone with her husband
Pueblo Pioneer Cemetery
Created by: Cindy
Record added: Apr 28, 2009
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