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Re: look up adams county
Posted by: John Colburn Date: June 12, 2001 at 11:51:16
In Reply to: Re: look up adams county by Coburn C. Walton of 119

Your name caught my eye in your inquiry about relatives in the Town of Qunicy, Adams County, WI. I wonder if there may be a relationship since "Coburn" is a variation of "Colburn," which is often pronounced with a silent "L."

I am a decendent of Edward Colburn/Coburn (the name is spelled 8 different ways in the family tree) who came to Mass. in 1635 and settled north of Boston at Dracut. I have a genealogy of his male descendents that was published in 1913 in which my father is named.

Part of the family went north into Maine and settled. Another part (my "branch") went west through New York State and into Wisconsin where I was born. My great grandfather, Jay Parker Colburn, was born in Pembrook, NY, and his father, Alonzo W. Colburn, was born in Aurelius, NY. My great great grandmother, (Mary) Polly Pirena Parker, was born in Hanover, NY. Alonzo and (Mary) Pooly Colburn are buried at Quincy, WI.

If you think there may be a relationship, let me know with names, dates and places of birth and death, etc., and I'll look it up in the genealogy. Only the names Coburn, Colburn, and Coborn with or without a "-l-", "-ourn", or final "-e" are listed in the genealogy.

John Colburn


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