MARY H. KILBOURN.
NOV. 8, 1845;
Aged 14 Years
11 mo. 25 ds.
Lucy’s father, Bryon, was also a surveyor—and a railroad executive and an important figure in the founding of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.2
Lucy’s great-grandfather, John Fitch, invented the steamboat.3 John Fitch is also the father of Lucy Fitch, who married James Kilbourn and became our Lucy’s grandmother.4
Impressive family tree, eh?
By the way, the Kilbourn men have Facebook pages. Do any of your ancestors have Facebook pages?
|James Kilbourn tomb|
1“James Kilbourne - Ohio History Central - A Product of the Ohio Historical Society.” Ohio History Central – An Online Encyclopedia of Ohio History – Ohio Historical Society. Web. 26 July 2011. <http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=225>.
2“Byron Kilbourn.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 26 July 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byron_Kilbourn>.
3“John Fitch (inventor).” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 26 July 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fitch_(inventor)>.
4Westcott, Thompson. Life of John Fitch: the Inventor of the Steamboat. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1857.