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Re: Seeking photos of Leinneweber, Colbath ancestors
Posted by: Mike Leinneweber (ID *****5547) Date: January 01, 2009 at 08:26:28
In Reply to: Seeking photos of Leinneweber, Colbath ancestors by Jim Caddell of 48

From the archives of a Leinneweber cousin. (Counties mentioned are in Texas):

"Here is what I had on Elizabeth Colbath:

Their father was Winthrop Colbath, who was born in a part Massachuetts which is now in New Hampshire.

He served in the Arkansas Territorial Army under Ambrose Sevier. He and his family moved to what was part of Travis County before Hays county was cut from Travis county. His children Elizabeth, Lucinda, and a son. Shepherd Colbath was Justice of Peace in Pct.3 of newly formed Hays county.

Elizabeth Colbath and George C. Leinneweber were married in Hays county near San Marcos under a large oak tree on the banks of the San Marcos river. Their marriage license was issued in Travis county before Hays was formed.
Lucinda Colbath married ???? Neel, had several children.

The family moved to Bastrop county where George and Elizabeth had son George C. who died of croup. The Neel family lived next door, Winthrop lived with Lucinda and ???? Neel. George and Elizabeth were in Guadalupe County when their only daughter, Mary Martha Laney Elizabeth Lucinda was born. (She was named for all of her aunts, per Johnnie Reeves her descendent.)

The family moved back to Hays county (Fischer's Store where our great-grandfather (Peter Winthrop Leinneweber was born). In the 1860 census of Gillespie county, the entire family is listed in the area of Plum Creek. (See the book "Pioneers in God's Hill Vol.2 ). Winthrop was listed with Lucinda's family (he was listed as blind). They were in Blanco county during the Civil War. ??? Neel was killed by "bushwackers). There was no references to Elizabeth in the "History of Blanco county.

George owned a grocery, bar, and blacksmith shop in Blanco. There was a story of a trial at the Courthouse, which George wanted to influence the outcome. So he put a barrel of whiskey under an oak
tree on the Courthouse grounds, to provide refreshments to the jury which they had a break.(This courthouse still stands in Blanco.)

George and Lucinda married after her husband's death. They later moved to Wimberley, Hays county. George and Lucinda had three children: Frances Albert, the twins: Americus Vespicus and Christopher Columbus. When the roads were being numbered, the road that went past the property was named 1492 because of the twin's names.

The San Marcos Cemetery has a number of Leinnewebers and their wives.

I could not find Elizabeth in the Fredericksburg Cemetery, the Christaindelphian Church Cemetery on the Colbath Ranch at Stonewall, Blanco county. Someone had said that Elizabeth died from WInter Fever. She was buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Austin ( could never verify that this was true.)"


-Dorothy Leinneweber


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