The Family Memorial: A History and Genealogy of the Kilbourn Family in the United States and Canada, from the Year 1635 to the Present Time : Including Extracts from Ancient Records, Copies of Old Wills, Biographical Sketches, Epitaphs, Anecdotes, Etc. with an Engraving of the Kilburne "coat of Arms"

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This book is a history of the Kilbourn family from 1635 to 1845. It documents the various branches of the family: those who remained in New England, those who were Tories and emigrated to Canada during the Revolutionary War, and those who emigrated to Ohio and beyond. Its pages contain a microcosm of U.S. history, emphasizing Ohio as the first frontier. It underscores the importance of family ties for success in early Ohio. The main figure of the title is James Kilbourn (Oct. 19,1770-April 9,1850), founder of Worthington, Ohio. Son of an impoverished farmer, he set out on his own at 16, illiterate and poor. Self-educated and self-made, his life typifies the frontier entrepreneur. He founded the cities of Worthington, Bucyrus, Norton, Lockbourne and Sandusky, served in the U.S. Congress, and was active in the religious and political life of Columbus and Ohio. His son Byron was instrumental in founding Milwaukee, WI; his nephew John published the Ohio Gazetteer, an essential handbook for Ohio settlers that went through many editions.

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Էջ 22 - God to call me hence, do therefore make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say. First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors...
Էջ 29 - Kilborn, their heirs and assignes, all the remaining part of my estate, both real and personal, to be equally divided between them...
Էջ 124 - Gaol," which, with a chain, was fixed to one of his legs, and he composedly went into a corn-field to sleep. As he expected, he was soon apprehended, and taken before a magistrate, who, after some deliberation, ordered two constables to guard him in a carriage to Richmond, no time being to be lost, Kilburn saying he had not been tried, and.
Էջ 40 - Kilburn's log house, under the pretence of being on a hunting excursion and in want of provisions. He was treated with kindness, and furnished liberally with flints, meal, and various other articles which he asked for. Soon after his departure it was ascertained that the same Indian had visited all the settlements on the Connecticut River, with the same plausible story. The conclusion was with Kilburn and his fellow-settlers that Philip was a scout employed by the enemy.
Էջ 42 - Indians endeavored to keep behind stumps, logs, and trees, which evidently evinced that they were not insensible to the unceremonious visits of Kilburn's bullets. "All the afternoon, one incessant firing was kept up, till nearly sundown, when the Indians began to disappear, and as the sun sunk behind the western hills, the sound of the guns and the cry of the war-whoop died away in silence. This day's rencounter proved an effectual check to the expedition of the Indians, and induced them immediately...
Էջ 12 - England, embarqued in the Increase, Robert Lea, master, having taken the oath of allegiance and supremacy, as also being conformable to the orders and discipline of the church, whereof they brought testimony per certificates from the Justices and Ministers where their abodes have lately been.
Էջ 40 - Peak and his son, were returning home to dinner from the field, when one of them discovered the red legs of the Indians among the alders,
Էջ 11 - Rev. Joseph Hunter, one of the Record Commissioners, presides, in Rolls Court, Westminster Hall. It contains the names of persons, permitted to embark, at the port of London, after Christmas 1634, to the same period in the following year, kept generally in regular succession.
Էջ 22 - In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN KILBOUKN, Sen'r., of the Town of Glastenbury, in the County of Hartford, in the Colony of Connecticut, in New England.
Էջ 38 - ... Kilburn, who settled there in 1749. The large and fertile meadows at the mouth of Cold River, in that township, slightly covered with tall butternut and ancient elm trees, presented an inviting prospect to new colonists, and an easy harvest to the hand of cultivation. Just above them, along the east bank of the Connecticut, was the defile, bounded by steep mountains, which formed the Indian highway to and from Charlestown, the next township. There, too, was the head of shad navigation, the great...

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