Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

James T. and Mary (Harrold) Jones, son Clarence Jones, daughters Robert and Ethel (Jones) Dunbar, Lillian (Jones) (Higgins) Pilling, Burlington



Edith, 11, and Lillian 13, and Clarence 9 are in Monroe County, Missouri in 1880, with parents Jas. T. Jones 36 and Mary 31.

In 1895 James T. Jones was appointed postmaster at Goff, northeast of Burlington Edward Jones was postmaster 1889-1894.


April 22, 1899 Wray "Clarence Jones and J. F. Dunbar, who live twelve miles north of Burlington, were here the first of the week and took home two loads of posts and wire. Mr. Jones is an old acquaintance of Uncle Jake Brown's family."
In 1900 Kit Carson County, James T. Jones is a stock raiser, born Dec 1843 in Illinois, Mary Sept 1842 in Illinois, with Clarence H. Jones Feb 1871 Illinois.

James 1843-1908 is buried in Lawrence County, Missouri, with Mary (Harrold) Jones 1848-1924.
Mary was in Lawrence County in 1910, widowed, 61, and granddaughter Bertha Higgins 14 born in Colorado is with her. They're next to C.H. Jones 38, farming, married five years to Lizzie 32.
April 6, 1911 Burlington "Mrs. J. T. Jones of Aurora, Mo., is visiting her daughter Mrs. Higgins. She is accompanied by two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Higgins."

(Bertha A. (Higgins) Ellsworth 1895-1980 is buried in Los Angeles # 85869596, wtih Clarence Otto Ellsworth 1896-1990. Clarence was in Kit Carson County in 1910, 13, born in California, with Sherman, farming, 45 born in Michigan and Clara 44 in Iowa. They have Lee 4 born in Colorado )
"Lee James Ellsworth was born at the home of Sherman and Clara Reed Ellsworth in the county of Kit Carson, on the farm outside of Burlington, Colorado. "

There's a Robert J. Dunbar in 1900 Kit Carson County, born February 1874 in Illinois, parents born in Kentucky, so this doesn't look to be related to Abigail. Edith was born Janaury 1869 i Illinois, and they're married seven years.
They're in Lawrence County, Missouri in 1910, farming, and niece Hazel Higgins 10 born in Colorado is with them.

Hazel J. Higgins was in Kit Carson County in 1900, born April 1900. Michael Higgins is a hotel keeper, born APril 1860 in New York, Lillie March 1867 in Illinois, married six years. Bertha was born April 1895 in Coolorado.
Hazel Gay (Higgins) Moore is buried in Lawrence County,
Michael 1860-1911 Higgins is buried in Burlington # 89524067.
Lillian then married John Willie Piling, and she's buried in Jasper County Missouri.

Edith (Jones) Dunbar 1869-1953 is buried in Lawrence County "Mrs. Edith Dunbar, 81, of near Mt. Vernon, died yesterday morning in Springfield Baptist hospital after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Dunbar who had lived in Lawrence county since 1904, is survived by her husband, R. J. Dunbar; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Tilling, of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Clarence James of Carterville; and two nieces.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Chesapeake Baptist church with the Rev. J. W. Geren officiating. Burial will be in Campgrounds cemetery under direction of H. D. Fossett of Mt. Vernon. "


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