Colborn Family Genealogy Forum
Hi Linda! None of your father's brothers and sisters names sound familiar to me. Maybe your father and my grandfather were cousins. I still want to learn more about the history of the Colborn name, even further back than just it's American history. I haven't had a chance to talk to my father since reading your follow-up post, but I was thrilled to find out that it's original owner was Scottish. I had always thought it was a German name, but never could find out for sure.
My father (Clayton Eugene Colborn) has also told us some pretty wild stories about his father and brothers & sisters! Russell (my grandfather) was a riverboat captain on the Mississippi River for forty years and worked on the river even longer than that (started at age 14!!). His mother (my g-grandmother, whom I never met) was named Eve, my g-grandfather was also named Russell. My grandfather's brothers and sisters were/are (that I know): Balda Clayton (called Hap, deceased), Anne, Billy, and there was another sister whose name escapes me at the moment, but she is also deceased.
I'm new to this family tree researching, so any help or pointers you could provide me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for the information you have already provided.