Kilbourne, Payne Kenyon, 1815-1859
Payne Kenyon Kilbourne (1815-1859), author, was born in Litchfield, Conn. He learned the printer's trade, assisted in publishing a literary paper in Hartford and was owner and editor of The Litchfield Enquirer from 1845 until 1853. In 1857 he was private secretary to Gov. Alexander H. Holley. Kilbourne was an enthusiastic student of local history, and wrote both in prose and verse. He published The Skeptic and Other Poems (1843), History of the Kilbourne Family, from 1635 to the Present Time (Hartford, 1845), Biographical History of the County of Litchfield (New York, 1851), The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourn (New Haven, 1856), and Sketches and Chronicles of the Town of Litchfield (Hartford, 1859). He also compiled and arranged the appendices to Gideon Hollister's History of Connecticut (2 vols., New Haven, 1855), and prepared most of the notes for that work. In 1842, he married Elizabeth C. Cone (1816-1900). They had two daughters, Julia Elizabeth Kilbourne Braman (1843-1892) and Lelia Kenyon Kilbourne (1850-1861).
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The Jones and Kilbourn families papers document several generations of two families who lived primarily in Litchfield, Conn., principally Eaton Jones (1729-1791), Eaton Jones (1762-1838), Charles Jones (1797-1891), George Eaton Jones (1849-1927), Mary M. Jones (1851-1930), and Eaton Jones (1897-1971). George Eaton Jones married Mary Braman (1864-1927), a granddaughter of Payne Kenyon Kilbourne (1815-1859). In addition, there are third-party papers that relate to the American Revolutionary War...
Dates: Created: 1747-1959; Other: Date acquired: 03/08/1972
Scope and Contents Scrapbook labeled "Mrs. Elizabeth Kilbourn" on the cover containing news clippings chiefly concerning her husband Payne Kenyon Kilbourne and numerous members of the Kilbourn family. Some of the clippings are Payne's articles and poetry. Hand-written poems by Payne are loose in the scrapbook, as are family photographs, their daughter Julia's writing book, drawings, engravings, correspondence, and advertising cards and other ephemera. There is also a draft of articles and a list of members...
Dates: Created: circa 1840s-1894; Other: Date acquired: 11/07/1996