Kilbourne
   "Kilbourne" is an English variant of Kilburn: a habitational name from a place in North Yorkshire or one in Derbyshire, both of uncertain etymology. They are possibly named from an Old English personal name Cylla or the Old English term, cyl(e)n (‘kiln’) + burna (‘stream’). The place of this name in London has apparently not contributed to the surname.) The Coat of Arms is silver with a blue chevron between three coots. The Crest features another coot. A coot symbolizes mercy.
   The Kilbourne family was first found in Middlesex, where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. (A seat or family seat was the principal manor of a medieval lord, which was normally an elegant country mansion and usually denoted that the family held political and economic influences in the area.)
   Our lineage with this family can be traced back to ABRAHAM "ABRAM" KILBOURNE, was born in Wales around 1800, according to family lore, although he claimed to be from Canada and later Michigan in census records.
   At some point he emigrated to Canada, where his first marriage to RUTH JULIEN (1800-1843), the daughter of Loyalist John Julien, on 8 Jan 1835 in Dorchester, near London, Ontario. According to family lore, they produced many children: Charles (1828-1912), Patrick (b. 1837), Isaac (1837-1913), Margaret (b. 18380, Thomas, Frances, Isaac, Martha and Charles. Ruth apparently died before 1843, although no record has been found.

Whiting
   Abram was a founding member of the London Mason's Lodge, named an original officer on 12 May 1829, and was active in the military, as he appeared on a muster roll in 28 Feb 1839. But Ruth passed away sometime before 1843 (although there's no record of her death). Abram's second marriage was to RACHEL WHITING (b. 5 Sep 1821 in Ontario), on 1 Jan 1843 in Dorchester, London, Ontario. (She uses her first-married name in the wedding document, but "Whiting" is listed on the death certificates of several of her children). Our family is descended from this, Abram's second marriage. Rachel was previously married to Ephraim Herring (1819-1850), with three kids: Margaret (1838-1920), Henry and Heron.
   Apparently all those kids weren't enough for Abram and Rachel, so they had eleven more and raised them in Dorchester, Middlesex County, Canada West (Ontario):

CHILDREN OF ABRAM KILBOURNE AND RACHEL WHITING

  • FRANCES MARION KILBOURNE was born on 28 Mar 1843, according to Abraham and Rachel in Dorchester, London, Ontario, and was baptized on 2 Mar 1844, according to the Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register. He appeared with the family in the 1851 and 1861 Canadian Censuses, in North Dorchester, Middlesex, Canada West, Canada. He then moved to Riley Center, St Clair County, Michigan, in the United States and married Jennie Marie Chillson (b. 1847) on 25 Mar 1868 in West Berlin, St Clair Co., and had a son named Buell (b. 27 Apr 1870) who died as an infant. Frances died on 19 Apr 1873 in Mussey, St Clair, Michigan.
  • MARYETTA MARGARET KILBOURNE was born on 28 Oct 1845 in Dorchester, London, Ontario, to Abraham and Rachel, and was baptized on 7 May 1851 in Dorchester, according to the Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register. She appeared with the family in the 1851 and 1861 Censuses of Canada, in North Dorchester, Middlesex, Canada West, Canada. Then on 31 Mar 1863 she ("Margaret" daughter of Abraham and Rachel, b. 1846) married Levi McMurray (b. abt 1837) of Pickering Township, Middlesex. She died on 1 Jul 1921 in Dorchester Ontario Canada.
  • MARIA KILBOURNE was born on 7 Oct 1846 in Dorchester, London, Ontario. She was baptized on 7 May 1851 in Dorchester to Abram Kilbourn and wife Rachel, according to the Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register. She appeared with the family in the 1851 and 1861 Censuses of Canada, in North Dorchester, Middlesex, Canada West, Canada. According to family lore she died in 1893.
  • RACHEL KILBOURNE was born on 6 May 1850 in Dorchester, London, Ontario. She was baptized on 7 May 1851 in Dorchester to Abram Kilbourn and wife Rachel, according to the Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register. She appeared with the family in the 1851 and 1861 Censuses of Canada, in North Dorchester, Middlesex, Canada West, Canada. On 30 Jan 1916 she married Virgil G Van Patten (1844-1924) in Cedar Falls, Dunn, Wisconsin. She died on 7 Jun 1933 in Marlette, Sanilac, Michigan
  • WILLIAM KILBOURNE was born on 15 Jun 1850 in Dorchester, London, Ontario, but died on 21 Apr 1851.
  • LEWIS EDMOND KILBOURNE was born on 27 Dec 1851 near London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. He died on 28 Dec 1861. But he had a twin:
  • LOIS MATILDA KILBOURNE was born on 27 Dec 1851, the twin of Lewis. She appeared with the family in the 1851 and 1861 Censuses of Canada, in North Dorchester, Middlesex, Canada West, Canada. She then married ALBERT RAYMOND and they lived in Mussey, St Clair, Michigan, with her younger brother Daniel in the 1870 U.S. Census. Children listed below. She died on 08 Sep 1937 in Memphis, MI. (Newspaper Article: "Widow of Civil War Veteran Is Holding Open House Today in Honor of Birthday".)
  • JOHNSON KILBOURNE was born on 15 Aug 1853 in Dorchester, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. He appeared with the family in the 1861 Canadian Censuses, in North Dorchester, Middlesex, Canada West, Canada. He then moved to Riley Center, St Clair County, Michigan, appearing in the 1870 U.S. Census with siblings Abram, Louisa Jane, Edward and James and (uncle?) Harry Kilbourne (b. 1805 in Canada). He married and became a blacksmith, then died on 28 Jun 1926 in Memphis, St Clair, Michigan.
  • ABRAHAM "ABRAM" KILBOURNE was born on 14 Aug 1855 He appeared with the family in the 1861 Canadian Censuses, in North Dorchester, Middlesex, Canada West, Canada. He then moved to Riley Center, St Clair County, Michigan, appearing in the 1870 U.S. Census with siblings Johnson, Louisa Jane, Edward and James and (uncle?) Harry Kilbourne. On 5 Dec 1894 he married Sarah A. Laton (b. 1853) in Oxford, Oakland, Michigan. He died on 17 May 1916 in Orion, Oakland, Michigan.
  • LOUISA (ELIZA) JANE "JENNY" KILBOURNE was born on 19 Nov 1856 in Massey, Sudbury, Ontario,Canada. She appeared with the family in the 1861 Canadian Censuses, in North Dorchester, Middlesex, Canada West, Canada. She then moved to Riley Center, St Clair County, Michigan, appearing in the 1870 U.S. Census with siblings Johnson, Abram, Edward and James and (uncle?) Harry Kilbourne(b. 1805 in Canada). In 1873 she married Munson Ambrose Hosner (1850-1932) in Capac, MI. They had the following children: Maud (1879-1954), Earl (1882-1883), Earl Niel (1883-1884), Glennie (1884-1920), Edna (1886-1983), Earle (1889-1890), Stella Agnes (1893-1988), Clair (1894-1974) and Nelson A. Hosner (1901-1923). She died on 7 Jul 1903 in Lynn, St Clair, Michigan.
  • DANIEL HORATIO KILBOURNE was born on 22 Jan 1857. He appeared with the family in the 1861 Canadian Censuses, in North Dorchester, Middlesex, Canada West, Canada. By 1870, he had moved to Michigan with sister Lois Matilda and her husband, Albert Julius Raymond, and lived with them in Mussey, St Clair, Michigan, as listed in the 1870 U.S. Census.
  • EDWARD (EDGAR) KILBOURNE was born on 11 Aug 1861 in Dorchester, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada. He was baptized on 5 Feb 1864 in Dorchester to Abram Kilbourn and wife Sarah (SIC), according to the Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register. He appeared with the family in the 1861 Censuses of Canada in Dorchester, then moved to Riley Center, St Clair County, Michigan, appearing in the 1870 U.S. Census with siblings Johnson, Abram, Eliza Jane and James and (uncle?) Harry Kilbourne (b. 1805 in Canada). He died in Oct 1903.
  • Raymond
       Their daughter LOIS MATILDA was born in Dorchester. She later told a reporter that she moved with her parents to Riley Center township, St. Clair County, Michigan, when she was ten. She was then married at the age of 15, to blacksmith and Civil War Veteran ALBERT JULIUS RAYMOND (1848 - 1924) in St. Clair County. In the 1870 census, they are living with Lois Matilda's brother Daniel Kilbourne in Mussey, St Clair, Michigan. Meanwhile, her siblings Johnson, Abram, Louisa Jane, Edward and James are in Riley Center. They are either staying with an uncle, or they may have crossed the border illegally, because their parents are listed as Harry (b. 1805 in Canada) and Mary Kilbourne (b. 1823 in Canada), who are approximately the same ages as Abram and Rachel. By the 1880 census, Abram and Rachel are living with Lois Matilda, Albert, and their daughters Fladella, Etta and Lilly.
       By 1900, Raymond and Lois had moved to Port Huron, caring for Albert's invalid brother, David. A devout Methodist, Lois Matilda had a "sweet soprano voice" and loved to sing in church, at public gatherings, and "driving in the car."
       The children of Albert Julius Raymond and Lois Matilda are as follows:

    CHILDREN OF ALBERT RAYMOND AND MATILDA KILBOURNE

  • FLADELLA RAYMOND, was born 06 Sep 1869 in Capac. She married FRANK HAUSE in and they moved into a converted animal coop on her father's land. According to St. Clair County records, they were married on "18 Feb 1888, in Fort Gratiot: Frank A. House, 20, W, r/b Riley, Farmer, P: Labian House & Malissa Sanderson; Della Raymond, 18, W, Port Huron, b. Capac, P: A.J. Raymond & Matilda Kilbourne; Geo. Johnson & Hattie Davis, both of Port Huron; G.C. Jennings, Min." Frank and "Della" had five children, listed below. She lived into her nineties, passing away just after the birth of her first great, great grandson in 1961. See the card from her memorial service here.
  • MINTA ESTELLE RAYMOND was born on 19 Sep 1871. She died in infancy on 16 Nov 1872.
  • ORRINGTON RAYMOND was born on 23 Dec 1873. He also died in infancy on 12 Feb 1874.
  • MARIETTA MATILDA RAYMOND was born on 09 Mar 1875. "Etta" married FRED DeMOTTE (b. 14 Nov 1868) on February 16, 1893, in Riley Center, and they lived down the street from Frank and Fladella. They had one child, Margaret Annette, who married Herman Cook of Memphis. They had 2 sons, Jack and Jerry. Jack married Mary and built a permanent home on Vaughan Lake. They live there 6 months and go to Florida 6 months. Marietta died on 15 Jan 1965 in Yale, St Clair Co., Michigan.
  • LILLIAN MAY RAYMOND was born on 28 Mar 1877. On 10 Jul 1907 she married FRANK HOWARD HUBER (1881-1964) of Indiana and had one child, Frances Lillian Huber (b. 30 May 1913). Lillian lived until 1974, when she died in London, England. See a photo of the family here.
  • JULIUS ALBERT RAYMOND was born on 09 Aug 1880. He married MINNIE ROSE SMALLDON (4 Dec 1879 - 15 Oct 1928) on 14 Dec 1897 in Riley Center. They had three kids: Madge Lois (5 Sep 1898 - 29 Sep 1985), Albert Julius (b: 24 Nov 1906 in Memphis), and Doris Evelyn (b: Abt 1911) Julius died on 16 Jan 1959 in Port Huron, Sanilac, MI, and is buried at Memphis Cem, Memphis, Macomb, MI. He was a blacksmith (what else?), and married two more times, to Josephine Smith (b. 20 Dec 1876) and a woman named Dorothy. See his WWII draft registration at right. See a Genetic Match from Ancestry.com here.
  • WILLIAM SHULT RAYMOND was born on 12 Oct 1887. He married ANNA MAY FRIES on 24 Aug 1909. They had four kids: Lillian (b: 16 Feb 1912), Donald William (b: 04 Apr 1914), Elizabeth M. (b: 13 Jul 1917), and Robert Glenn (b: 10 May 1919) William died on 05 Aug 1954.
  • Personal Information
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    Name: Matilda Raymond
    Age in 1930: 77
    Birth year: @1853
    Birthplace: Canada
    Home in 1930: Memphis, St Clair, Michigan
    Owns radio: Yes
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    SOURCE INFORMATION: Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1930 Federal Population Census. T626, 2,667 rolls. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration. Roll: 1025; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 745.0.
       The following is swiped from an earlier writing in the Memphis newspaper: "Grandma Raymond" was loved by all, and it is said the beauty and charm of her personality increased with age. She was a loyal member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and she visited the sick and lonely spreading cheer in the community, of which she was so much a part. She won the hearts and love of us all, young and old. For thirty-five years, besides caring for her own family of five youngsters, she gave loving care to an invalid brother of her husband, and gave a mother's love to a nephew. The door of her home was always open, as was her heart to any and all whom she could help. Truly it may be said "she was a tower of faith."
       Matilda moved in with her daughter Marietta and her husband, Frank DeMotte, in Memphis, and became something of a local celebrity after Albert's death, appearing in the local newspaper several times as a "Widow of Civil War Veteran" and a "Pioneer Wife."

       "Grandma Raymond's" eldest, Fladella, married FRANK HAUSE. They were married in the home of the bride's parents in Port Huron. Their attendants were Miss Hattie Davis and George Johnson. After living in Port Huron for a time they moved to the farm of Frank's father, LABAN HAUSE, near Riley Center.

    GENEALOGY

    Newspaper Article
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    Subject: Matilda Raymond
    Article: Obituary
    Date: 08 Sept 1937
    Newspaper:Port Huron Times-Herald
    Alternate Version: Memphis Bee
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    ABRAHAM "ABRAM" KILBOURNE (1800 - 1888) married MARGARET WHITING-WHITE (1821 - Bet. 1894-1903) and begat...

    LOIS MATILDA KILBOURNE (1851 - 1937) who married ALBERT JULIUS RAYMOND (1848 - 1924) and begat...

    FLADELLA RAYMOND (1869 - 1961) who married FRANK HAUSE (1867 - 1951) and begat...

    CARLISLE HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT (1892 - 1939) who begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA WENK (b. 1940) and begat...

    JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).