Kilburn is also spelled Kelbourn, Kilbon, Kilborn, Kilbourn, Kilbourne, and Killburn.
The town of Ipswich was established on August 5, 1634, from common land called Agawam. On October 18, 1648, that portion called the "Village" at the New Meadows was set off as Topsfield. The boundary line between Ipswich and Topsfield was established, February 28, 1694.
Their children included:
Jedediah Kilburn, Jr. (1725, married Hannah Platts daughter of James Platts and Hannah Fiske),
Samson Kilburn (1729),
Elizabeth Kilburn (1732),
Abigail Kilburn Smith (1733, married Jonathan Smith, Esq.),
Hannah Kilburn (1735, died young), and
Hannah Kilburn (1739).
Jedediah died on February 4, 1759. and Susanna died on September 27, 1764. They both died in Rowley.
Essex County, Massachusetts was created on May 10, 1643 by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, when it ordered "that the whole plantation within this jurisdiction be divided into four sheires."
New Hampshire was first settled by Europeans in 1623. It was separated from Massachusetts in 1679.
from Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine by George Thomas Little, Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs published by Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909
Jedediah [Kilburn], son of Samuel and Mary (Foster) Kilborn, was born April 20, 1699, in Rowley. He was married, March 22, 1724, to Susannah Fiske, of Ipswich, Massachusetts. He was known as Cornet Kilbourne by reason of his rank in the militia, and the records state as follows: "Cornet Jedediah Kilbourne died February 4, 1759, aged sixty." His widow, Susannah Kilbourne, died September 27, 1764.
Their children, all born in Rowley, were:
1. Jedediah, married Hannah Platts [daughter of James Platts and Mercy Wheeler], of Rowley, November 4, 1749, removed to Boscawen, New Hampshire, then to Henniker, where he died in 1820. His children were: Nathan, Eliphalet, Lucy, Mercy, Hannah, Jedediah, Nathaniel and Susan.
3. Abigail, married Jonathan Smith, Esq., of Danvers, Massachusetts, and her son, Jedediah Kilbourne Smith, was a senator and councillor in the New Hampshire legislature for many years, and served from 1807 to 1809 as a representative from New Hampshire in the United States congress.
4. Hannah, born 1734, died 1737.
Historically an esquire (Esq. or Esqr.) was the title of a man who ranked below a knight in the English gentry. Later it designated a commoner with the status of gentleman and was used by attorneys.
A cornet is the officer who carried the colors in a cavalry troop.
A militia is a military unit composed of citizens who are called up in time of need.