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September 19, 1822—Gilbert Claflin born, Sandisfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. November 9, 1823—Joshua Claflin (Gilbert’s father) dies. April 20, 1830—Esther Patience Colby born, LeRoy, Geauga County, Ohio. 1830s—Esther’s family moves to Freedom, Cattaraugus County, New York. 1837—John S. Rockwell buys land for Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. June 1844—Gilbert and his mother move to Waukesha County, Wisconsin. September 1844—John Metcalf (Esther’s uncle) buys land in Summit Township. November 27, 1845—Gilbert and Esther marry in Oconomowoc. July 1846—Gilbert buys land in Summit Township. July 1846—James Colby (Esther’s father) buys land in Oconomowoc Township. January 3, 1847—Elton Abijah Claflin born to Gilbert and Esther Claflin. 1848—Esther’s parents and siblings move to Wisconsin. October 17, 1849—Price Colby Claflin born to Gilbert and Esther Claflin. November 3, 1862—Gilbert drafted. November 20, 1862—Gilbert’s regiment sent from Waukesha, Wisconsin, to Camp Randall in Madison, Wisconsin. xix Time Line December 31, 1862—Gilbert’s regiment mustered in at Camp Randall. January 9, 1863—Gilbert’s regiment sent from Camp Randall to Camp Washburn in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. January 31, 1863—Gilbert’s regiment leaves Milwaukee for Kentucky. February 2, 1863—Gilbert’s regiment arrives in Columbus, Kentucky. August 13, 1863—Gilbert’s regiment leaves Columbus for Milwaukee by way of Cairo and Chicago, Illinois. August 16, 1863—Gilbert’s regiment arrives at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee. September 8, 1863—Gilbert’s regiment mustered out at Camp Washburn. May 15, 1864—Esther’s brother Asa Call Colby killed at the Battle of Resaca, Georgia. March 8, 1866—Alice Marion Claflin born to Gilbert and Esther Claflin. January 24, 1871—James Colby (Esther’s father) dies. October 8, 1872—Price Colby Claflin marries Elizabeth Hooker Montague. October 16, 1878—Achsah Maria Kibbie Claflin (Gilbert’s mother) dies. February 13, 1879—Gilbert Elton Claflin dies. 1884—Esther Claflin moves to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. August 10, 1887—Abigail Metcalf Colby (Esther’s mother) dies at her son J.P.’s home in Iowa. October 14, 1887—Alice Marion Claflin marries Niels Eugh Reton. 1888—Price and Elizabeth Claflin move to Washington, DC. September 6, 1891—Marguerite Esther Claflin born to Price and Elizabeth Claflin. December 13, 1900—Esther Patience Claflin dies. December 28, 1914—Price Colby Claflin dies. January 1923—Elton Abijah Claflin dies. September 21, 1947—Alice Marion Claflin dies. xx Time Line A Quiet Corner of the War ...


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