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Started by CRISTY SHEEHAN Apr 18, 2010.

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Comment by Connie Underwood on August 15, 2013 at 2:44pm

Does anyone have any idea on where I can locate old death notes?  I am looking in the years past 1869 to 1880.  The last known location of the father and son were in the 1880 census in Jefferson Colorado.  I can not find anything on Isaac Stafford born abt 1840 in Ohio.  Moved to Colorado and had a son( George) abt 1869 (70).  George was next found in Fort Collins Colorado where he married a girl from Rock River Wyoming.  in 1891.  It was said that there was a child born about 1891 or 2, then my Husbands Grandfather Walter Roy in 1893.  George was said to pass away in Tie Siding Wyo. with the older child.  I know Georges wife was shown as widowed on a newpaper report as living with her parents in 1878 when she remarried.   I need to find out where in Colorado George was born as well as when and where in Colorado did his mother pass.   Thanks in advance for your help.


Comment by Jen Baldwin on January 2, 2012 at 9:33pm

Resources available on Summit County...

Comment by Kelli Flanders Robinson on June 4, 2011 at 5:29am
Hello!  I'm researching the Donnellys in Pueblo County.  Just getting started.
Comment by Dawn Ranae (Perry) Best on January 24, 2010 at 11:45pm
I am researching my McIntosh line in Las Animas and Huerfano Counties. They were coal miners. My great great grandfather was Henry Hunter McIntosh b 1848 in Scotland and died 1924 in las animas county near Trinidad
Comment by Karl-Michael SALA on August 12, 2009 at 8:43pm
My Kaler ancestor worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in Oakley, KS & Denver, CO.
Comment by Catherine Murphy Gingras on July 30, 2009 at 3:27am
Well, there wasn't much love lost between my father and his sisters. He was the youngest and most of the sisters were married and had (large) families by the time he was born. Everyone of my father's generation is long dead, and these 1st cousins of mine would be in their 70's and 80's and most likely don't even know my father existed, let alone me. My father probably wouldn't have approved of all this digging up of old family dirt. ;-)
Comment by Gail Ann Meyer Kilgore on July 30, 2009 at 12:57am
Never be afraid to face a cousin face to face, more than likely they will look like you and boy that is what is scary, seeing yourself in a total stranger.

Comment by Catherine Murphy Gingras on July 30, 2009 at 12:37am
Summer 2008 I was in Denver for a national dance competition, then in Berthoud visiting my sister-in-law. I arranged a day trip to Fort Morgan to visit the genealogy room at their little museum. My paternal grandparents had a homestead nearby around 1920, and some of my father's sister's families settled in the area. Over the course of about 4 hrs., I found obituaries, where family graves were located, visited the cemetery and located some of the graves. Next I went to the Courthouse, found the Homestead papers with my grandfather's name, the tax assessor's office located the land, and I set off outside of town and found the property where my grandparents farmed and my Dad lived until he was 6. I'm sure there's a lot more information there, and even living first cousins, but I didn't have the time (or the nerve?) to make the jump from research to face-to-face.

Does anyone know anything about the names and locations of brickyards in Denver around 1900? My grandparents lived with their 9 children on Cook Street. My grandfather worked at the brickyard, and my grandmother ran a boardinghouse for laborers (brickyard) in addition to taking care of her children.
Comment by Debra Van Sant on July 28, 2009 at 10:14pm
I need to find death information on my great-uncle, Emil Weitenhagen. It is believed that he died somewhere in Colorado (probably Denver) sometime between 1934 and 1952. According to the 1930 census he worked for the railroad. Any help would be appreciated.
Comment by Donlyn Arbuthnot on July 20, 2009 at 9:41am
My great-great grandfather, Carson Arbuthnot, arrived in Boulder on June 20, 1869 along with four of his sons - Samuel, William (my great-grandfather), James and Charles who was only 12 years old. They later homesteaded north of Boulder. They were at the land grant office at noon to get their land on Jan. 2, 1863. Carson and William homesteaded Haystack Mountain, the other boys homesteaded near there along Table Mountain. They knew the land well as each got land along the Left Hand Creek and where there were natural springs.
Today, I dress up as the women that they married and tell their stories. One of my favorite women in our family is Mary Elizabeth Bader Arbuthnot, William's wife. She arrived in Colorado Territory in 1866 after her father had come home from fighting in the Civil War. He divorced his second wife in Iowa, loaded up the children from his first marriage and headed out to find his brother. They found him in Jamestown. But Mary's father, J. George Bader was more of a farmer than a miner, so they bought land and homesteaded just west of Haystack Mountain. Mary married her neighbor, William Arbuthnot on March 14, 1869. They had six children there where the Haystack Mountain Golf Course is now. When their youngest was two, William was kicked in the chest by a colt and died a week later. Mary took over the homestead business and did well educating her children on how to farm. She acquired additional land, enough to give a farm to each of her sons. We owned land around Haystack until 1944 when my grandfather retired and moved with my parents into Boulder.

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