Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Lieu Wilburn, 6 South 45 West

Harvey Wilburn, (1844-1932) married Mahelia McAdams in Harrison County, Indiana. This couple had ten children... His brother Nelson Thomas Wilburn (1847-1886), In 1869, Nelson married Margaret Amy also of Harrison County. This union produced two children, Lewis Wilburn, 1868-1913, and Maggie Ann who died at age three. Margaret died a short while later. Nelson remarried in 1874. His new wife was sixteen year old Nancy Catharine Elliott of Crawford County, Indiana, who became a stepmother to eight year old Lewis. Nelson and Catharine had three children, John Thomas Wilburn, 1875-1947; Annie born 1877 and Cordia born 1878.
Lewis married his first cousin Edna Amy...Family history claims that he met Edna through his grandmother while on a visit in Witcha KS.. Around 1905, Lewis and Edna went to Minneola KS (Ford Co) and became wheat farmers...Lewis and Edna had four children...Lewis died in 1911. Upon his death, Edna Amy wilburn returned with her four children to live with her parents in Harrison Co IN

In 1870 Harrison County, Indiana, Louis Wilburn is 2, a separate household after the Jessie Amy family. Jessie 41, Mahjala 43, Ira 19, May E. 17, George N, 15, Haery 12, Joseph 9, Levii D. 7, Field W. 4, and Nora 2.

In 1880 Harrison County, Indiana, Louis Wilburn is 12, living with grandparents Jesse Amy 54 and his wife Mahala 54. Jesse's children are Levi D. 16, Fielding 14, and Nora 12. All were born in Indiana.
The Official History of the 1st Colorado Volunteers has Lem Wilburn, a motorman, of Denver as a private campaigning in the Philippines>
The Colorado on-line data base has him as "Lien" Wilburn.
In 1900 Louis, born Sept 1866, is a street car motorman in Pigeon, Indiana. He's living with his brother-in-law Earnest M. Gregory Jan 1871 and Anna M. Dec 1877 Indiana.
Lieu proved up a quarter in 1, 6 South, 45W in 1909.

This is only a few miles from his uncle Jesse Amy, whose son Fielding W. Amy is burie in Kirk 1865-1948.

In 1910 there's a L. Wilburn in Clark County, Kansas, 39, born in Indiana, farming, married three years to Edna 25 Indiana. They have Nora 3 and Ira 1, both born in Kansas.

Lieu, Co K, 1 Colorado Infantry, Spanish American War, is buried in Clark County Kansas # 76296946.
His headstone application said he died Oct 14, 1914. The appplicant was Mrs. W.B. Tucker of Minneola, Kansas.
In 1920, Edna is widowed, with Nora 13, Joseph 11, May 8, and Harry 7, all four born in Kansas. They're living with Edna's parents Ira and Harriet Amy in Harrison County, Indiana.
Edna Amy Wilburn 1883-1929 is buried in Harrison County # 38025787.

Ira J. Wilburn, separated, enlisted Dec 19, 1945 in the Medical Corps in Indianapolis, a Master Sergeant,
1966 Greensburg, Indiana "The complaint for divorce filed by Ira J. Wilburn against Vlary E. Wilburn has been assigned for trial Sept. 19."
1980 "Also posting highs for the year were Ira J. Wilburn, Grernsburg, with a 16-pound. 8-ounce channel catfish."
Ira Joseph Wilburn was born Oct 23, 1908 at Minneola Kansas to Lewis Wilburn and Edna Amy, dying Dec 23, 1991.
He's buried in Greensburg, Indiana # 51291969.
Mary Margaret (Wilburn) McMonigle 1911-2000 is buried in Harrison County, Indiana.
Harry is in the Scott County Home for the Feeble Minded in 1930, 18, born in Kansas.

In 1940 Decatur County, Indiana, is a street worker for the city, 31, with Mary 32 born in Kansas, Edgar 7, Loretta nine months, Alta F. 54 widowed mother, and two boarders - Dudley Amy 21 and Benjamin Amy 24 - both working at a wholesale grocery.

1941 Greensburg, Indiana "In an early fall wedding pronounced at 12 o'clock Sunday in the Grace Methodist church at Franklin, Miss Maxine Collicott, daughter of Mrs. Rosa Collicott, became the bride of Benjamin Amy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lafe L. Amy, of Corydon. The Rev. O. Tevis Martin, pastor of the church, pronounced the single ring ceremony. The bride wore a two-piece suit of rust colored wool trimmed in black fur with black accessories and wore a shoulder bouauet of white button chrysanthemums. Mrs. Ruth Collicott, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor and wore brown with green and brown accessories. Her shoulder bouquet was of yellow chrysanthemums. Dudley Amy, brother of the groom, was best man. Those attending the wedding included Mrs. Rosa Collicott, Mr. and Mrs. George V. Collicott, Mr. and Mrs. A M. Beck, Dudlev Amy, Miss Hetem Tower, Mrs. Alta Little, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Little and children, Eddie and Loreta, and Mrs. O. Tevis Martin. A chicken dinner followed at the Dixie Tea Room in Franklin. In a few days the couple will be at their newly furnished home at 211 West Hope"

(1951 "Two more local men have returned from the southern portion of Indiana with successful reports of deer hunting. Dudley and Benjamin Amy, who visiting with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Amy, at Corydon, while hunting in Harrison county, returned with venison. Dudley bagged a 155-pound, spiked horn buck and Benjamin killed a doe. Mrs. Dudley Amy accompanied her husband to Corydon to visit with his parents.")

FindaGrave # 48787578 says Dudley 1912-1970 was the son of Lafayette and Elsie Amy).
(His brother Benjamin, born May 1, 1912 at Corydon, Indiana, died July 1, 1996)

August 3, 2000 "Greensburg - Nora Wilburn Little, 93, widow of Arnold Little (Gilliland & Howe Funeral Home)."
Nora 1906-2000 # 93297634 and Arnold 1908-1996 are buried in Versailles, INdiana.

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