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 George Washington Colborn, Sr

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George Washington Colborn, Sr

  • Birth 20 Aug 1825 Hamilton County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 26 Aug 1911
  • Burial Bible Grove, Clay County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 19114895

George W. Colborn, farmer, P. O. Bible Grove. Among the steady, well-to-do farmers in Clay County is the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. He was born August 20, 1825, in Hamilton County, Ind.

He is a son of Robert Colborn, a native of Ohio, who came here about 1840, and entered considerable land at $1. 25 per acre. Robert Colborn was a good citizen, farmer and neighbor. He died here, mourned by all who knew him.

The mother of our subject was Rosanna (West) Colborn, a native of Virginia. She also died here. She was the mother of ten children, some of whom with their descendants are now living in this county.

Our subject did not get the help in starting in life that others did, yet by his industry and perseverance, he has done so well that he was able to buy the home place, and now owns 640 acres of land and is one of the largest land owners in the township.

He was joined in matrimony to Miss Ophelia Ackison, born September 21, 1829, in Holmes County, Ohio. She is a daughter of William and Harriet (Cook) Ackison. He is a native of Pennsylvania and she of Rhode Island.

Nine children, of whom seven are now living, blessed this happy union, viz., Nancy J. Curtright, Robert W. (deceased), Rosanna Webster, Steven A. , Martha, George W., Caroline and Josiah F. Mr. and Mrs. Colborn are members of the Christian Church.

He has served the people as Constable and Justice of the Peace; the latter office he has held for the last twenty years. In politics, he is identified with the Democratic party.

Excerpt from "History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois 1884 "

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 19114895
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Washington Colborn, Sr (20 Aug 1825–26 Aug 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19114895, citing Brooks Cemetery, Bible Grove, Clay County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Kathy (Kuenstler) Hursta ღ (contributor 46990380) .