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Augustus Hiram Dearborn
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Birth: Jan., 1843
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1910
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Son of Frederick George & Louisa (Köster) Deborn. Husband to Caroline Christman (Fellows) Dearborn. Father to seven children: Ida Elnora, Cora A., William Walter, John D., Laura Jeanette, Abbie, and Iza Myrtle Dearborn.

He was a Civil War veteran. He enlisted - under the name, Hiram Deburn - as a Private on March 28, 1862 at the age of 18. He joined Co. F, 17th Iowa Infantry Regiment on April 10, 1862.

He was severely wounded with a gunshot wound to his left thigh at Vicksburg, MS on May 19, 1863. He mustered out on April 15, 1865 at Davenport, IA.

After the war, he and his wife moved to Washington County, Kansas, where he farmed. In the early 1890s, Augustus decided to build a store in Barnes, a Washington Co. town of a few hundred people.

He gathered the limestone for the building from his farm south of Barnes. He also built a lime kiln used in the construction. He called his business "Barnes Mercantile" and opened for business in 1895. The building still stands today and houses an antique store.


"A.H. Dearborn was a Washington County Pioneer, coming from Iowa in the Fall of 1868. He succeeded in spite of hot winds and grass hoppers and added a several hundred acres. Being by nature a trader, he began trafficking in cattle, hogs, and grain, and in a few years, moved to Greenleaf.

About the year 1884, he came to Barnes and pursued the calling until 1895, when he planned and erected one of the most substantial business blocks in the County at a cost of nearly $8,000.

Mr. Dearborn is the architect of the structure and superintended the work from cellar to roof. The dimensions are 52-84 on ground and is 45 feet each, with ten foot ceiling, and back of these are two cellars, 24x39 feet.

The first story facing on Center street contains two store rooms, 24 x 80 feet with 14 foot ceiling. A stairway leads from the street to the second story where is found an exceptional fine opera hall; 49 x 55 in the clear with a 14 foot ceiling.

At the back end are two large dressing rooms with a 20 foot stage between, equipped with fine curtain scenery. 18 feet of the front of the upper story is divided into very nice office rooms. He occupies one store room with general merchandise and the other with hardware.

The building is capable of accommodating a $30,000 stock. The material of this building of rock and lumber was the best to be had and it is but a matter of simple justice to say that Mr. Dearborn is to be commended for this enduring landmark."
Family links: 
  Frederick George Deborn (1796 - 1874)
  Louisa Marie Caroline Köster Deborn (1801 - 1889)
  Caroline Christman Fellows Dearborn (1850 - 1937)
  William Walter Dearborn (1874 - 1926)*
  John Delmar Dearborn (1876 - 1962)*
  Laura Jeanette Dearborn Savoie (1879 - 1953)*
  Frederick Gilbert Deburn (1838 - 1911)*
  Charles Lewis Dearborn (1840 - 1915)*
  Augustus Hiram Dearborn (1843 - 1910)
  Caroline Louisa Deborn Yancey (1850 - 1897)*
*Calculated relationship
Maplewood Cemetery
Washington County
Kansas, USA
Created by: C & N Rasmussen
Record added: Jun 06, 2011
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Augustus Hiram Dearborn
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