22 Jan. 1814–3 Feb. 1878. Merchant, land speculator, gas manufacturer, railroad operator. Born at Marlborough, Hartford Co., Connecticut. Son of David Kilbourn(e) and Lydia Welles. Moved to Lee Co., Iowa Territory, by 1839. In partnership with his brother David, established a general store, 1839, at Montrose, Lee Co. Married Caroline Amelia Foote, 26 July 1843, at Lake Co., Ohio. Lived at Keokuk, Lee Co., by 1850. Died at Keokuk.