If you have a Mason Colbert who was an early settler in
Sedgwick county Kansas and sold his claim in March 1872 I
would like to hear from you. This was in the north part of the county which later became Richland twsp. Harvey county, KS.
My gggGrandfather was Mason Colbert who lived
in Kansas during the 1870's.... He moved from Illinois
after the civil war and finally died abt 1876.
I have the family tree from 1805 until present..
I sent a long reply and it wouldnt post.
I will try again, but shorter this time.
We are wanting information on Mason Colbert for the new history of Richland township, Harvey county Kansas. He was one of the earliest settlers.we would like to include those men and women who came but didnt stay for whatever the reasons were. We would like to know where they came from and why they didnt stay. Did they mvoe on to other States or stay in the area. Did he leave a large family and do any of them still make Kansas their home?
You can reply here or email me at the email address listed here. Thanks!
Sue Ellen Ash
I will send further information to your posted email address
Mason is my gg grandfather. Trying to find his parents.
If you have any information that you can share, I would be most thankful!
Hello Diane. Do you have any birthplace for Mason? or a rough area? It may help with your search and your luck in connecting to other Colbert's.
What I have is this on Mason Colbert
b. 1805 Culpeper Co, VA
m. Hannah Taylor 10-13-1825 in Chesterfield Co, VA
1850 was in Licking Co. Ohio
1860 was in Benton Co, MO
Hannah died 1867 in IL
remarried in 1869 to Josephine Horyt in Mason Co, IL
1870 in Mason Co, IL with wife Josephine.
1880 Josephine is in Greenwood Co, KS with her sons
Mason died in 1877, I think Pawnee KS.
Just can't seem to find his parents anywhere.
Here is some info that I picked up on Mason Colbert:
1860 census, Missouri, Sheet No: 241, Reel No: M653-607, Division: Township 39, Range: 23, Page No: 17, enumerated on June 11, 1860 by Chas. A. Clark
Notes from the Colbert.FTW file:
Mason traveled west with his family to Ohio about 1832. He lists his occupation as a carpenter on the US Census records until his death in 1877. He seems to have moved about every ten years - from Ohio to Illinois in the 1850's - on to Missouri in 1860 - back to Illinois in the later civil war years and then on to Kansas in the 1870's. His first wife, Hanna (Taylor) was buried in Mason Co., Illinois about 1867 and he took a widow, Josephine (Horyt) Evans as his wife. Mason served in the civil war in the 8th Missouri Calvary for one year and was discharged due to his age.
b.1805 Culpeper County, Virginia
d.April 07, 1877 Pawnee, Kansas
m.December 18, 1825 Culpeper County, Virginia
Occupation - Master Carpenter
Wife: Hannah W. Taylor
b.February 14, 1804 Culpeper, Virginia
d.November 01, 1867 Tazewell County, Illinois
Mary A. Colbert b. 1828
Louisa J. E. Colbert b. 1832
John Tyler Colbert b. April 30, 1837 (my g-g-grandparent)
George Washington Colbert b. June 18, 1842
Edward William Colbert b. January 18, 1845
Catherine S. Colbert b. 1847