Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Moses F. and Ella (Collins) Smith, sons Edmond and Myron, daughters Elva Smith, Maye E. (Smith) Morgan, Amy B. (Smith) Clark, brother Merrils C. Smith , 6 South 43 West

In 1870 Allegany County, New York, James Smith is 54 Celestia R. 50, Mary E. 21, Ambrose J. 19, Almarine A. 17, Morrel C. 16, Moses LT. 16, Harrison J. 10, and Lana C. 4.
(Celestia was the daughter of Rev. Thomas Osgood and Betsy Seeley, a Wesleyan minister.)
In 1875 Allegany County James is 59, born in Wyoming County, Celestia 55, born in Chenning County, with Merril C. and Moses T., 22, Almarine A. 23, Harrison J. 15, and Magdalena 9, all kids born in Allegany County.
In 1880 Jones County, Iowa, Hiram P. Collins is 58, Mary 50, with Ella 19 a school teacher, Ida 16, and Oliver 14.
In 1880 Allegany County, New York, James Smith is 64, Chelesta 60, with Moses T. 2and Murilee C., both 26, Hanson J. 20 and Luman 14.
In 1900 Jones County, Iowa, Moses F. Smith born June 1851 in New York, married 16 years to Ella S. Sept 1872 Iowa, have May E. June 1885, Elva June 1887, Amy Sept 1888, Dora L. (or S.) Jan 1890, Myron Sept 1891, and Ervin Nov 1895, all kids born in Iowa.
In 1910 Jones County, Ella is 47, married, six kids- all living - with Amy - a school teacher - 21, Marvin 18, and Edwin 14.
In 1910 Kit Carson County - on the same page as the John Broadsword family - Maye Smith is, farming, 24, born in Iowa. On the same page is Elva Smith 22, Iowa, no occupation. Moses E. Smith is also on the same page widowed, 56, born in New York. All three are living alone.
In 1910 the neighborhood items "Mrs. Tarking and daughters and Miss Maye Smith were viewing Burlington's tall buildings Friday."
"M.T. Smith is rejoicing over the arriveal of a fine black Percheron colt."
"Miss Elna Smith has returned from Greeley, Colorado and with superentend (sic) the farming on her homestead this summer."
"Miss Maye Smith is spending this nice weather on her homestead."
"Mr. M.T. and Elva Smith visited with friends at Vernon Yuma County Colorado."
Maye proved up two quarters in 5, 6 South, 43W in 1914.

Alice C. Smith proved up a quarter in 33, 6S 42W in 1895.
George A. Smith cash-claimed a quarter in 25, 6S 43W in 1891.
Moses T. Smith proved up a quarter in 17, 5S 43W in 1915.

Eliza A. Smith proved up a quarter in 31, 6S 43W in 1914.
Edmond O. Smith proved up 120 acres in 6S 43W in 1920. 1920 Miller Hollow, New York "Messrs. Moses and Merrills Smith spent from Friday until Monday at A. Miller's."
September 1921 Cuba, New York -
In 1920 Kit Carson County, Ellis L. Clark is 33, Amy B. 31, with Verle R. 8, Ada B. 6, Cora L. 4, Lola M. 2, and Bessie M. nine months - on the same page as the Broadsword family.
Myron C. Smith 28 is living alone, and the next household is Edmond O. Smith 25, both farming.

In 1930 Burlington, Ed. O. K. Moser is a mail carrier, 35, with Grace 37, Dorine M. 6, and Leland M. 4. Moses T. is living with them, 76, widowed.

Ella L. Smith 1862-1923 is buried in Burlington # 89667847.
On a different stone are SMITH - Moses T. 1853-1933 and Merrils C. 1853-1929. Moses is # 89668462, Merrils C. is # 89668436.
Elva S. Smith married Edward H. Bartman Dec 27, 1913, recorded in Kit Carson County.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Elva 32, is married to Edward H. Bartman, 37, born in Michigan, with Louise M. 4, Milford G. 2, and Edna 1.
In 1930 Kit Carson County, farming, they have Louise M., 15, Wilford E. 13, Edna L. 11, Grace A. 10, Minnie 7, Edith L. 6, and Lawrence 3.
In 1940 Kit Carson County, they have Wilford 23, Grace 20, Edith 16, Lawrence 13, and granddaughter Nadine/Norine Tlusty, 4.
Elva Smith Bartman had a teacher experience in Kit Carson County in 1942.
Edward and Elva are in Colorado Springs in 1952, living at 1716 W. Vermijo.
Elva is there in 1957, widow of Edward. Elva 1887-1960 # 88975378 and Edward 1882-1952 # 88975337 are buried in Burlington.
Wilford 1917-1940 is buried in Burlington # 88975412.
Lawrence 1926-2004 Is also buried in Burlington # 66963453.
Edna L Bartman Stahlecker 1918-1994 is buried in Bethune # 136691869.
1942 Greeley Colorado " Minnie Bartman will teach fifth and sixth grades at Severance. She is a graduate of. high school at Burlington, Colo., CSCE In 1940-42. and attended"
Minnie Gaebl 1922-1983 is buried in Fort Collins # 143985417.
One tree said Louise Mae Bartman married James L. Thompson, and divorced him in Reno in 1944 - Clifford Wagner in Burlington in 1947,"Louise previously married and divorced" and that she died in 2007 in Msscatine, Iowa.
Willard Clifford Wagner died May 9, 1953, buried in Camanche, Iowa Rosehill Cemetery.
"Louise M. Wagner, 92, of West Liberty, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty. The Rev. Mario Padilla will officiate. She donated her body to science. A memorial fund has been established. Mrs. Wagner was born Jan. 23, 1915, in Burlington, Colo. She married Clifford W. Wagner in 1947 in Burlington. She worked as a visiting nurse in doctor's offices. She is survived by a son, Richard Wagner of West Branch; two daughters, Nadine Doane of Blue Springs, Mo. and Norine Piggot of California; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son; and six brothers and sisters."

Edmond O. 1895-1961 # 89667812 and Grace L. 1891-1932, # 89667997 are buried in Burlington.
Myron is farming in 1930 Kit Carson County, 38, with Ruth M. 28 born in Misouri, and Kenneth M. 4.

In 1940 Burlington Myron and Ruth, both 38, have Kenneth 14 and Jeanette 6.

Myron C. Smith 1891-1964 - veteran's stone says Pvt Cas Det, 1588 DEMOB GP, Wordl War I - is buried in Burlington # 89668508.
Dora Lena Smith born Jan 1890 in Jones County, married John Carlton Scroggie, and died Deember 1982 in Michigan.
She's buried in Lenawee County, Michigan, # 35014078.
A live town of 125 inhabitants in Clayton County, nine and one-half miles southwest of McGregor, the usual banking and shipping point. Stage daily to McGregor and Giard. Telephone connections.
Cornelius Morgan Post Master, Jos. G. Morgan Asst.

Cornelius Morgan, Postmaster and Justice of the Peace, is one of the prominent, respected and honored citizens of which the town of National boasts. He was born in Vermont, May 23, 1833, and is a self-made man in all that the word implies; whatever success he has met with in life is attributable to his own push and energy, as he has received no legacy from any source whatever. The parents of our subject were Cornelius and Hannah (Hartwell) Morgan, both of whom were natives of Massachusetts. After their marriage they moved to the state of New York and located at Parishvillie, St. Lawrence County, where they resided until their demise. There were eight children born to them, seven of whom are still living. They were earnest members of the Free Will Baptist Church. The grandfather of our subject served in the War of 1812 and figured prominently in the battle of Plattsburg, N.Y.
The subject of this biography was reared on a farm in St. Lawrence County, N.Y. from the time he was three years old until he was twenty-three, when he came to this county and located at McGregor, which then boasted only a few houses. Here he followed the trade of a carpenter and contractor, building houses all over the county and erecting two at Prairie du Chien, Wis.
In the year 1857 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary R. Hudson, a daughter of Washington and Roxana (Bagley) Hudson. This family came from Vermont to this township in the year 1845.
Mr. Morgan enlisted in Company E, Twenty-seventh Iowa Volunteers, as a private and joined his regiment in Mississippi. He participated in the following engagements: At the charge and capture of the rebel Ft. Du Russy, Pleasant Hill, under General Banks, Kane River, Old Oaks, Lake Chicot, Ark., under Gen. A.J. Smith; the first day's fight at Tupelo and afterward at Old Town Creek; Nashville, under Gen. G.H. Thomas; and after steaming down the Ohio, Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers to Dauphine Island in Mobile Bay, in the battle of Fish River and Ft. Blakely. The regiment was discharged at Montgomery, Ala., and he was transferred to Company E, Twelfth Iowa Volunteers. He remained with this regiment until January 25, 1866, when he was honorably discharged. He was wounded by a bayonet at the charge of Ft. Du Russy, resulting in a running sore, which was a constant annoyance to him.
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have five children, as follows: George L., Hugh B., Lewis D., Stella E. and James Garfield. Socially he is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. In political belief and action he is a stanch adherent to the Republican party. He has been Justice of the Peace for twenty-four years in a Democratic township; Township Clerk for twenty years; and a member of the School Board almost constantly for twenty-four years. When Harrison was elected President our subject was appointed Postmaster here and has since held that position.

In 1880 Clayton County Iowa Cornelius Morgan is 47, Mary 43, Hugh B. 7, Lucy D. 5, Stella 2, and one-month-oldJames.
Hugh B. Morgan cash-claimed a quarter in 7S 52W, Lincoln County in 1909.
In 1910 Clayton County, Iowa, Cornelius Morgan is 76, Vermont, Mary R. 72 New York. With him are James G. 29 Iowa, and grandchildren Frank B. 18, Meril 16, VIola W. q15, Alma G. 13, Bud L. 11, Harvey U. 9, Mary 7, and Lucy 5, all born in Iowa.
Those have to be the children of Hugh and Isadora.
In 1910 Flagler, Colorado Hugh B. Morgan is a carpenter, widowed, 31, born in Iowa.
In 1920 Burlington, Hugh Morgan is a mail carrier, 47, Mae 34, with Lyle 21 - these three born in Iowa. Dorothy 8, Helen 6, Lee 5, Luvern 4, and Howard 2, were all born in Colorado.
In 1930 Hugh is 55, Maye E. 44, Helen 16, Lee 15, Laverne 13, Howard 12, and Carla 2.
Dorothy E. Morgan married Carl W. "Bleifield" Jan 1, 1930, recorded in Kit Carson County.
Possible - LaVerne Morgan married Loyal Barstow May 17, 1934, recorded in Denver.
In 1940 Burlington, Hugh is 66, May 54, Lee 24, Carla 12, and Elna M. Bleifeld, 9, graddaughter.
Hugh Burdette Morgan 1873-1970 and May Ella (Smith) Morgan 1885-1966 # 77013457 are buried in Burlington.
"Mae Elia Smith Morgan, 1027 W. Kiowa St., who died Monday at a local hospital, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Burlington, Colo. Mrs. Morgan, who homesteaded in Burlington, was born June 20, 1885 in LeMars, la. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors include her husband, Hugh B. Morgan: two sons, Howard Morgan of National City, Calif.; Lee B. Morgan of Los Angeles; three daughters, Helen and Carla of San Diego and Laverne of Los Angeles, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren"
Dorothy Celestia Morgan 1911-1941 is buried in Burlington "Was married to Carl W. Bleifeld but they were divorced. (1938 Carl William Bleifeld and Dorothy C. Belifeld divorceed in Clear Creek County) "
Helen May O'Halloran, born Jan 25, 1913 in Colorado, died August 28, 1982 in San Diego County, mother Smith, father Morgan.
Lee graduated from High School in 1934. He then went to college and graduated from the Fort Lewis School of Agriculture and Mechanics, Colorado State College, with a degree in Engineering in June of 1937. He later enlisted in the Army at Fort Logan, Colorado on September 26, 1941. Right after Pearl Harbors attack, he was sent overseas to fight in the Asian Pacific Campaigns. His rank was Private First Class. Battery A , 164th Field Artillary Batallian. In Luzon, Philippines, he was decorated with the Bronze service Arrowhead, Pacific Theatre (465). WD-44 , The Philippine medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, GO 33 WD 45.
After the War, Lee worked For The Federal Bureau of Public Roads, Surveying, to build our National Parks,(Yellowstone ;Big Bend National Park)and while workng in Texas, went to a Fiesta in Juarez, Mexico, where he met Josefina Gonzales. They were married and lived in Juarez for a few years. They spent some time in New Mexico, Jackson Hole Wyoming, while he continued working for the Federal Government, then Moved to Los Angeles California to work for the State of California Division of Highways as a Civil Engineer. They finally purchaced a house in El Monte, California, and raised three daughters, 'Maria Teresa', 'Elva LaVerne' and 'Benita Maye'. Lee Morgan retired in April 1977 from the State of California Division of Highways Engineering Department while his youngest daughter was still in High School. Lee Burdett Morgan 1914-1991 is buried in Rancho Cucamonga, California # 72614253.
Howard Wilson Morgan 1917-1991 is buried in San Diego # 11702209.
Frank - Carrie Robertson wrote in 2001 "Frank Burton Morgan.Frank married Maggie Derby and they had 5 daughters, one of which is my grandmother.This is so exciting to find someone else researching this line.I thought it was dead or no one cared."
Possibly Hugh Morgan wife Isagora A. Brandt was related of Albertus Brandt, who cash-claimed a quarter in 24, 7S 43W in 1912.
Jennie I. Brandt cash-claimed a quarter in 30, 7S 42W in 1913.

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