Born October 15, 1837 and christened November 18, 1837, in McLuney, Perry County, Ohio. One of 10 children born to Thomas Iliff & Salome Reed. She married John F. Colbert September 16, 1855, in Perry County, Ohio. They had 3 daughters and a son while living in Ohio and, in 1869, moved to Nebraska where they had 2 more daughters. The children are Harriet C., Saloma I., Edna May, Thomas John, Julia Elizabeth and Mary Jane.