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Amos Bixby

(early 19th century)
Maine, Iowa & Colorado

George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 461 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888):

Amos Bixby is the son of Amasa Bixby and Fanny Weston Bixby, and the grandson of Dea. Solomon Bixby and Benjamin Weston, who were of the earliest settlers of Somerset County, Me. The home of the Bixbys and Westons was by the beautiful Kennebec. The subject of this notice was prepared for college at the Bloomfield Academy, under the tutorship of the Hon. Stephen Coburn, and was for two years a student at Waterville College, and afterwards studied law with Hon. Joseph Baker, at Augusta. While in the practice of law at Searsport, in the same State, he was married to Miss Augusta Huntington Carlisle, and to them were born four children. The family left Searsport in 1854, as members of a colony, composed mostly of New England people, to settle upon an Iowa prairie, the principal town of which was called Grinnell, in honor of the founder, the Hon. J.B. Grinnell. Moving westward again, Mr. Bixby engaged in mining in Gilpin and Boulder Counties, Col.,—settling finally in the town of Boulder, 1872, where soon after he established a newspaper, and became well known among the earlier journalists of the State. He afterwards held some offices of trust. Early in the present year, 1888, the family again took their way westward, making a home at Long Beach, a pleasant seaside resort, Los Angeles County, Cal.


History of Clear Creek and Boulder valleys, Colorado containing a brief history of the state of Colorado ... an account of the Ute trouble: a history of Gilpin, Clear Creek, Boulder, and Jefferson counties, and biographical sketches (Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., 1880)