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Rose neighborhood sketches : Wayne County, New York, with glimpses of the adjacent towns: Butler, Wolcott, Huron, Sodus, Lyons,

A brief description of Jonathan Colborn's time in

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The first settler where Steitler is was Jonathan Colborn, who was a Pennsylvanian.  He, too, Came very early in the century, having first stopped south of Lyons.  His wife was Hannah Hamilton. The farm at first consisted of one hundred acres.  Mr. Colborn died at the age of eighty-eight years, in 1857, and his wife followed him in less than three months, aged eighty-one.  Both wereburied at Ferguson's corners.  Their children were James, whom we found in the Griswold, district; John, who went to Michigan; Thomas, who married sally Bowers, from the now Klippel farm, and became a Mormon.  He had five girls.  Clarinda became a Crippen, and lived near Rochester; Catharine became the wife of Ezra Vincent, and both joined the Mormons.  On this farm a Vincent followed Jonathan Colborn, but whether he was Ezra or Josias, I am unable to state.  An old map has at this point the name of B. Albough, from whom Mr. Steitler may have purchased. Over this whole section, as far as its early history is concerned, there seems to brood a deep twilight, not to call it night indeed.
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