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Colburn, Ebenezar

Born: 1794-12-01 Massachusetts

Died: 1864-04-12 Loami, Illinois

Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois

Colburn married Julia Smith in 1817 in Marietta, Ohio, where the couple had two children. In October 1822, Colburn and his family moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, settling near extended family in which would become Loami Township. In 1823, Ebenezer purchased eighty acres of public land in the area. Ebenezer and Julia had five more children after moving to Sangamon County. In 1860, Ebenezer was working as a clerk and owned real estate valued at $100.

Gravestone, Sulphur Springs Cemetery, Loami, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 214; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Sangamon County, 68:6, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Sangamon County, IL, 188.