Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Warrenton S. Pike, son Priestly, daughter Sarah Clair, daughter Babeon , 6 South 45 West

"Warrenton Spiller Pike (son of William Pike and Cinda Young) was born Sep 23, 1832 in Williamson County, Illinois, and died Apr 30, 1915 in Tuttle, Colorado.He married Elizabeth Duncan on Feb 04, 1852, daughter of Dudley W. Duncan and Elizabeth Turner. "
His brother William D. Pike and two daughters also came to Kit Carson County.

In 1880 Marshall County, Kansas, W.S. Pike is 48, Elizabeth 44, Priestly 19, George E. 15, Annie 11, and Ella M. 6.
They were born in Illinois, except the two daughters in Kansas.
In 1895 Marshall County, Kansas, Warren Pike is 64, with Lisbeth 60, both born in Ohio. Next household is John Clair 42 Illinois with Sarah 40, and their eight kids.
Elizabeth died in 1895 and is buried in Marysville # 72253322.

In 1910 Atchison, Kansas, Warren is 78, widowed, born in Illinois, living with John H. Koons 47 Indiana and Warrenton's daughter Annie 42 Kansas.
Warrenton proved up 120 acres in 21, 6 South, 45W in 1916.

Priestly is farming in Kit Carson County in 1910, 48, on the same page as his sister Annie Clair. This is his second marriage to Victoria 38 Kansas, with Edith 17 Kansas and Logan seven months Colorado.
Priestley proved up a quarter in 2, 6S 46W in 1913.
Edith Pike married Frank Benjamin March 7, 1915, recorded in Yuma County.
In 1920 Kit Carson County, Priestly is farming, 57, Victoria 41, Logan 10.
Priestly is running a cream station in 1925 Graham County, Kansas, with Victoria and Logan.
He's doing odd jobs in 1930 Rawlins County, Kansas, with Victoria and Logan.
They're still there in 1940, with Logan now married to Beth 22, born in Nebraska.
Frank E. Benjamin proved up two quarters in 11, 4S 47W, Yuma County in 1913.

Franklin Elden Benjamin registered for WWI with a Kirk, Colorado address, born at Brownville Nebraska Dec 1, 1886, married, "wife in delicte health."

Frank Benjamin is farming in Kit Carson County in 1920, 33 born in Nebraska, with Edith 28 Kansas. Elden is 1, Fayetta four months.
In 1930 they're in Hitchcock County, Nebraska, with Elden 12, Fayetta I. 10, and Dallas D. 6.
In 1940 Hitchcock County they have Eldon 22 and Dallas 16.
Franklin E. Benjamin 1886-1977 is buried in Hitchcock County # 70160051, as is Edith Mae 1892-1966 # 70160025.
Fayetta Irene Benjamin was born April 15, 1919 at Stratton, Colorado to Franklin E. Benjamin, died as Faye Irene Green Sept 15, 1996.
She and Virgil 1919-1996 Green are buried in Sedgwick County, Kansas # 23875345.

Dallas D. Benjamin 1924-1993 is buried in Hitchcock County # 70160001.

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