Historical records matching James Kilbourne
About James Kilbourne
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 5th district In office James Kilbourne (October 19, 1770 – April 9, 1850) was an American surveyor and politician from Ohio.
Kilbourne was born in New Britain, Connecticut, and moved his family to Ohio in 1803, when he founded the city of Worthington, Ohio. In 1805 he was appointed United States surveyor of public lands. During the War of 1812, Kilbourne served as colonel of a frontier regiment.
In 1991, Worthington Kilbourne High School and Kilbourne Middle School, named after James Kilbourne, opened in the Worthington City School District.
He was a trustee of Ohio University from 1804 to 1820.
Kilbourne was elected as a Democratic-Republican to two terms in the United States House of Representatives, representing Ohio's fifth district from 1813 to 1817. He was also a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1823, 1824, 1838 and 1839.
Ohio Presidential elector in 1820 for James Monroe.
He was the father of Byron Kilbourn, also a surveyor, who was a founder and mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
From its construction late in 1804, James Kilbourne's large brick home southwest of the public square in Worthington, Ohio provided temporary lodging for new arrivals and business travelers. By 1813 Calvin Case was managing its burgeoning business and advertising for "five or six barrels of whiskey" and a "sprightly young lad to attend to the business of a Tavern."
James Kilbourne's Timeline
October 19, 1770
New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut
May 26, 1797
September 8, 1801
Granby, Hartford County, CT, USA
April 24, 1850
Franklin County, Ohio, United States
Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio, United States