Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Leander Laxon, 9 North 50 West


The data base has a Leander LAPON as well.

In 1856 Poweshiek County, Iowa, J.R. Gwin is 29, , Eliza Gwin is 24, S. J. 4, G.H. 2, and S.E. 1.

Jacob R. Gwin died July 26, 1859 at age 33, and is buried in Brooklyn cemetery, Poweshiek County.

In 1860 Eliza is 31, Jane 9, George H. 7, and Sarah E. 4.
In 1855 LaSalle County, Illinois, John Laxon has 12 in his household, with one male over 70, and one female over 70. One male and one female ae in their 40's. An Ancestry tree says John is Leander's uncle.

In 1860 Leander "Lawton" is in LaSalle County, Illinois, 20, born in New York, a farm laborer for the Edgar and Helen Baldwin family.

Leander Laxon enlisted in Company G of the 55th Illinois Infantry on August 23, 1861, mustered out October 31, 1864.

In 1870 Poweshiek County, Iowa, Lee Laxon is 27, born in Connecticut, farming, with Sobrina J. 19 born in Iowa. Edwin 1 was born in Iowa.

Leander proved up 81 acres in 5, 9N 50W in 1876. He proved up 80 acres in 12, 8N 6W in 1876 - That's in CLAY COUNTY, NEBRASKA.
The Logan County acreage was under the name of F. H. Blair in the 1917 atlas.

Son Edward Laxon 1869-1879 is buried in Clay County, Nebraska.

Sabrina J. (Gwin) Laxon 1851-1881 is buried in Thayer County, Nebraska, daughter of Jacob M. Gwin and Ellza (Comstock) Crist.
"Mrs. Sabina J., wife of Mr. Leander laxon, died of inward inflammation at 4:30 p. m., May 25th, 1881. Aged 29 years, 11 months and 23 days. After severe suffering of three weeks, his wife, mother and sister were taken from us in the prime of life. To this bereaved family we extend our heartfelt sympathies in this their sad affliction. Mr. L. Laxon returns his thanks to the people for their kindness during his trouble."



One family member posted in 2004 :
"I am looking for information on a Sabrina Gwin of Poweshiek County. She was born about 1851 in Iowa. In 1870 she was living in Bear Creek with her husband Leander Laxon and son Edwin. She died in 1880 in Hebron, Thayer, Nebraska. I believe the son Edwin died before 1880. They allegedly had two daughters Sarah and Edith. Those girls did not apparently live with Leander (my great-great grandfather) after their mother's death. I thought perhaps they were raised by a sibling of Sabrina's. "

In 1880 Boone County, Iowa, Lizzie "Laxton" 'is 6, niece of C.W. 30 and Sarah Posten 28, with Mary Laxton 32, all three adults born in Ohio.


1881 Belleville, Kansas "Miss Alice Koester starts to-morrow for her home at Grennel, Iowa. She will be accompanied to Council Bluffs by her brother-in-law, Mr. Laxon and his daughter Lizzie. The latter is going to Boon Iowa to live with an aunt. Miss Alice will be sadly missed from our social circle, and leaves with the best wishes of this community."

Leander Laxon and Zaba Osborne, both of Belevedere, Nebaska, were married there February 5, 1882.
The marriage was performed by Geo. Lobingier. Zaba Osborn's father was P. B. Osborn and mother was Mary U. Pearl. Zaba was age 25 years, born Indiana. Leander only has a father listed. His name was James Laxon and Leander's age is 37 years and he was born in Pokeepsie, N. Y.

In 1885 Thayer County, Nebraska, Lee Laxon is 40, born in New York, O. I. 26 in Indiana. Lizzie 12, Edna 2, and Tella 1 were born in Nebraska.
"Lander" Laxon is listed in the 1890 Veteran's Schedule of Stoddard, Thayer County, Nebraska.

Caroline Laxon, dates unknown, is in Block 7, lot 6, grave 5 of Chester Cemetery, Thayer County, per # 46381148.

Leander's second wife Orizaba Helen Florence (Osborn) Laxon 1858-1923 had Tella (Laxon) Morand 1884-1963, Pearl (Laxon) Anderson 1885-1908, Peter Earl Laxon 1885-1961, and Hiram L. Laxon 1889-1961.

March 26, 1897 "Mrs. Lee Laxon of Laurent street received word this morning announcing the death of her father at Elkhart, Indiana."
This is Peter Osborn 1817-1897, buried in Elkhart # 13269872 - his wife Mary Unaah (Peart) Osborn 1820-1866 is also buried there.

In 1900 Shawnee County, Kansas, Leander is farming, born June 1844 in New York, married 18 years to Orivarry Nov 1858 Indiana. Tella May 1884, Earl July 1886, Pearl January 1886, and Hiram Nov 1889 wee born in Nebraska.

December 16, 1902

April 30, 1908 Topeka "Mrs. Pearl Anderson, 22 years of age, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. Laxon, two miles south of Topeka yesterday of peritonitis and the funeral was held this afternoon from the family home, interment following in the Foster cemetery."

June 10, 1909

June 11, 1909 "Leander Laxon, 65 years, died yesterday of Bright's disease at his home south of the Country club. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home. Interment in the Topeka cemetery."

October 7, 1909

Leander 1844-1909 is buried in Topeka, Kansas # 13101201.



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