Bio: Colburn, Joseph Woods (1820 - 1905)



Surnames: Colburn, Blaylock


----Source: Biographical History of, Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin, Lewis Publishing Company., Chicago, 1891.


J. WOODS COLBURN is ranked among the pioneers of Lewis Township, Clark County. He was born in Vermont, June 3, 1820, and received his early education in that State. When only six years old his father died, and while quite young was thrown upon his own resources.

Mr. Colburn Came to Clark County, Wisconsin, in 1861, and engaged in saw mill work for several years. He has cleared up many acres of wild land both for himself and for others, and by his well directed efforts and economy has secured a competency. He has a nice farm located in section 1, Lewis Township, five miles from Neillsville, Wisconsin, which is well improved. Mr. Colburn was married forty three years ago, to Elizabeth Blaylock. Their four children have all received a good education. One is deceased, His ancestors and also those of his wife originally came from Scotland and Ireland. Mr. Colburn was School Clerk of the township three years, School Treasurer four years and Town Treasurer for seven years. By all who know him he is regarded as a useful and upright citizen. In speaking of his early experience, Mr. Colburn remarked that the first team he ever owned was a pair of oxen that he bought on credit and paid for in full by hard work.


1880 Federal Census, Levis, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, page 393


Joseph Colburn, white, married, American male
occupation : Farming
spouse's name : Elizabeth Colburn
spouse's birthplace : Wisconsin, United States

Household Members
self Joseph Colburn M 60 Wisconsin, United States
wife Elizabeth Colburn F 50 Wisconsin, United States
son Waren Colburn M 24 Wisconsin, United States
son Josiah Colburn M 20 Wisconsin, United States
grandson Timitha Higens M 10 Wisconsin, United States
grandson Pershal Higens M 5 Wisconsin, United States


1900 Federal Census, ED 24 Levis & Washburn towns, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 10, family 189


Joseph Colburn, white, widowed, male
father's birthplace: Vermont
mother's birthplace: Vermont

Household Members
head Warren Colburn M 44 Wisconsin
wife Nancy Colburn F 38 Wisconsin
daughter Anna Colburn F 12 Wisconsin
daughter Susan Colburn F 9 Wisconsin
son Oscar Colburn M 7 Wisconsin
daughter Delia Colburn F 4 Wisconsin
father Joseph Colburn



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