Born: 1803-XX-XX Maine
Died: 1854-03-31 Menard County, Illinois
Flourished: 1832-1836 Menard County, Illinois
Alternate name: Coulson
By 1823, Colson had moved from Maine to Sangamon County, Illinois. He purchased land in part of the county that would later become Menard County, where he farmed. In 1850, he owned over $3,000 worth of land.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:132, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 377; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 318; Gravestone, Old Concord Cemetery, Petersburg, IL.