Clark and Jackson
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J. WOODS COLBURN is ranked among the pioneers of Lewis Township, Clark County. He was born in Vermont, June
3, 1820, and received his early education in that State. When only six years old his father died, and while quite
young was thrown upon his own resources.
Mr. Colburn Came to Clark County, Wisconsin, in 1861, and engaged in saw mill work for several years. He has cleared
up many acres of wild land both for himself and for others, and by his well directed efforts and economy has secured
a competency. He has a nice farm located in section 1, Lewis Township, five miles from Neillsville, which is well
improved. Mr. Colburn was married forty three years ago, to Elizabeth Blaylock. Their four children have all received
a good education. One is deceased, His ancestors and also those of his wife originally came from Scotland and Ireland.
Mr. Colburn was School Clerk of the tow! nship three years, School Treasurer four years and Town Treasurer for
seven years. By all who know him he is regarded as a useful and upright citizen. In speaking of his early experience,
Mr. Colburn remarked that the first team he ever owned was a pair of oxen that he bought on credit and paid for
in full by hard work.
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
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