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RG2007.AM:  Marian Douglas (Jones) Kilpatrick

Papers:  1910s-1928

Beatrice, Nebraska:  Genealogist

Size:  0.75 cu. ft., 2 boxes


The collection consists of reminiscences and genealogical materials compiled by Marian Kilpatrick. The materials are arranged in two series: (1) Reminiscences and (2) Genealogy.

Series 1 contains reminiscences of various people, mostly from around Gage County, Nebraska. The majority of reminiscences relates to homesteading and includes information about grasshopper plagues, tornados, conflicts with Native Americans, and other problems faced by early pioneers in Nebraska. Of particular note is the “History of Gage County,” compiled by W.H. Somers for the centennial celebration in Beatrice, Nebraska on July 4, 1876.

Series 2 consists of genealogical materials compiled by Marian Kilpatrick on the various lines of her and her husbandís families. Mrs. Kilpatrick had separated the materials into the “European lines” and the “American lines.” Some of the family lines represented include Kilpatrick, Jones, Emerson, Pollard, Palmer, Colby, and Goodwin. The genealogical materials were left in the order maintained by Mrs. Kilpatrick, which was roughly alphabetical.

Robert J. Kilpatrick donated these materials in September 1930 in memory of his wife, Marian D. Kilpatrick.


Series 1 – Reminiscences

Box 1


  1. Barnard, Nellie Filley (Gage Co.)

  2. Bradt, William (Beatrice, Gage Co.)

  3. Clark, William F. (Pine Ridge, SD)

  4. Coleman, Emma S. (Beatrice, Gage Co.)

  5. Fuller, Elizabeth V. (Gage Co.)

  6. Johnson, Minnie M. (Gage Co.)

  7. Merchant, Mrs. T.O. (Saline Co.)

  8. Miller, Nellie Robbins (Gage/Jefferson Co.)

  9. Moss, Mr. & Mrs. G.A.J. (Pawnee Co.)

  10. Robbins, Carrie Horton (Poughkeepsie, NY)

  11. Shelley, Mary (Gage Co.)

  12. Vance, Laura Roper (Nuckolls Co.)

  13. “History of Gage County, Nebraska,” compiled by W.H. Somers (1876, July 4)

Series 2 – Genealogy

  1. European lines, pt. 1

  2. European lines, pt. 2

  3. European lines, pt. 3

  4. European lines, pt. 4 (see also OB019)

  5. American lines, pt. 1

Box 2


  1. American lines, pt. 2



Beatrice (Neb.) — History

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska — Gage County

Gage County (Neb.) — History

Jones family

Kilpatrick family

Nebraska — Genealogy

Pioneers — Nebraska — Biography


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