Kit Carson County, Colorado

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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Neely A. and Martha Sawhill , 8 South 49 West

In 1870 Madison County, Iowa, Alexander Sawhill is 46, Jannie 39, with Lewis 21 ,Mary 20, Isabella 19, Neely 14, Reed 12- these seven born in Pennsylvania. Lincoln 9, Anna 8, both born in Ohio, Martha 4 and Elisworth 1 bornth born in Iowa.
In 1900 Madison County, Iowa, Neely Sawhill born April 1856 in Pennsylvania, married 22 years to Martha Dec 1859, Missouri, have Maggie March 1879, William April 1881, Benie Nov 1889, Albert May 1892 Iowa, Agie (son) April 1894 Iowa, and Riva April 1900 Iowa.
In 1905 Madison County, Iowa, B.F. Sawhill is 15, born in Illinois, father Pennsylvania, mother Missouri.
In 1910 Kit Carson County, Neely is 53, Martha 49, Benjamin 20, Albert 17, Agie 14, Reva 9, and Zella 6- the last four born in Iowa. Neely proved up a quarter in 15, 8S 49W in 1914.

Neely Alexander Sawhill 1856-1933 # 95413121 and Martha Ellen (Weaver) Sawhill 1859-1934 are buried in Vona.
" Winterset Madisonian-Winterset, Iowa August 17, 1933


A. N. Sawhill, former resident of Madison county, but who recently lived near Seibert, Colorado, fell from a windmill, Friday, July 28th and died shortly afterwards. Mr. Sawhill who was 77 years of age was born in Washington county, near Claysville, Pennsylvania. In February 17, 1878, he was married to Martha Ellen Weaver of La Grange, Illinois. They are the parents of eight children, who with the mother survive him; Mrs. George Benton, St. Joseph, Missouri; Mrs. William Ogburn, Corning; William A. Sawhill, Truro; Benjamin, Seibert; Albert E., Des Moines; Agie L., Vona Colorado; Mrs. Edward Wolf, Brighton, Colorado, and Mrs. Lester Yents, Vona, Colorado.

The family moved to Seibert, Colorado in 1907 and that community has since been their home. He also leaves two brothers and two sisters, Lewis H. Sawhill of Boulder, Colorado, John T. of Truro, Mrs. Mary E. Perkins, Poplar Bluffs, Missouri and Mrs. Martha A. Fenimore of Peru.

The funeral was held Sunday, July 30th at the Seibert church and burial was made in the Vona Cemetery. "
Benjamin Franklin Sawhill registered for WWI with a Seibert, Colorado address, single, born November 10, 1889 at Chambersburg, Illinois.

Benjamin F. Sawhill proved up a quarter in 15, 10S 49W in 1920.
Benjamin F. Sawhill, 36 and Laura I. Webster, 32, of Vona married April 24, 1926 in Burlington.
Benjamin 1889-1965 # 36000706 and Laura Ida Sawhill -1893-1955 are also buried in Seibert.

Reva Merle Sawhill married Edward C. Wolfe, both of Seibert, married June 6, 1922 in Kit Carson County.

Reva Merle (Sawhill) Wolfe 1900-1985 is buried in Denver # 91779210.
Mearle L. Sawhill 1923-1935 is buried in Vona # 95413067. One tree said she was the daughter of Agie and Opan Viola (Chrisman) Sawhill.

Lena Belle Sawhill Ogborn 1881-1949 is buried in Corning, Iowa # 79783921.
"Lena Belle, daughter of Neely and Mattie Sawhill, was born September 7, 1882, at Chambersburg, Illinois, and departed this life September 15, 1949, at the age of 67 years and 8 days. While a small child they moved to Peru, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. On February 14. 1900, she was united in marriage to William Ogburn, and to this union five children were born. They are Gail, Wayne and Byron Ogburn. all of Corning: Mrs. Glen Shearburn and Mrs. Hugh Law of Corning."

November 12, 1983 Sandpoint Idaho

Margaret Alice Sawhill born at Chambersburg, Illinois March 29, 1879, died October 31, 1975 at St. Joseph, MO
Margaret # 123693635 and George Tilton Benton 1870-1946 are buried in Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Des Moines Tribune – Des Moines, Iowa June 17, 1974 pg 17

Services for Bert Sawhill, 82, of 1625 Delaware Ave., will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, with burial in the cemetery at Peru, Ia.
Mr. Sawhill died of lung complications Saturday at Mercy Hospital after a two months illness.
Born in Peru, he had lived in Des Moines more than 50 years. He was a retired carpenter and cabinet maker and a member of Carpenters Union Local 106.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Ellen Foddrill and Mrs. Dolores Mae Hohl, and two sons, Gerald E. and William B., all of Des Moines; three sisters, Mrs. Reva Wolfe of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Zela Yonts of Vona, Colo., and Mrs. Maggie Bennett of St. Joseph, Mo.; a brother, Aggie Sawhill of Sandpoint, Idaho; 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. "

" I am 5th generation Sawhill, the daughter of Agie L. Sawhill and Opal Chrisman-Sawhill. My name, together with the names of my brothers and sisters is listed on page 159 of the Family History. Donald, who wrote the history, was a librarian in Denver, Colorado, and since we lived on my grandfather, Alexander Neely Sawhill's farm when I was young, we got to visit with him occasionally. I, together with my cousin, Keith M. Yonts, son of Zella Sawhill-Yonts , visited Donald in Denver (1970?). We had quite a nice conversation with him. He was certainly a very knowledgeable and interesting man.


Neely's brother Lewis Henry Sawhill ws in Boulder, Colorado, in 1900, farming, with Margery May 1856 Iowa married twelve years. John 7 Iowa, Robert 5 Colorado, George 3 Colorado and Charles, 1 Colorado.
1848-1936 is buried in Boulder, Colorado # 7376589, with Margery E. Sawhill 1857-1933 # 22469156.

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