website was last updated on 24 February 2012
to the Washburn
Project! Within these pages you will find many of the old
that have been shared here since the beginning of this website way back
in August 1997. There are plans to add new items as well.
All pages have been revamped to our new
look...one that we hope will be pleasing to the eye, yet provide the
easy reading that is necessary after long hours of internet
research. So come back
often and peruse the pages within this site. It is hoped you
find many useful items to aid in your personal family research.
was named for former Wisconsin Governor Cadwallader Colden Washburn,
was born 22 April 1818 in
and died 14 May 1882 in Eureka
Springs, AR. He was a pre-war professional lawyer, a U.S.
and a member of the Washington Peace Conference. Cadwallader
his war service in January 1862 and was a Civil War colonel
2nd Wisconsin Cavalry. In July 1862 he was appointed
of Volunteers, and in November 1862 promoted to Major General of
He commanded the Department of West Tennessee and the Yazoo Pass
He also directed a detachment of three divisions of XVI Corps during
siege and capture of Vicksburg and commanded in the Department of the
After the Civil War, he again was a U. S. Congressman and served as
of Wisconsin from 1872 through 1874. He was also a
and organized Washburn, Crosby, and Company (now General Mills) flour
in Minneapolis, MN. He had been involved with the
president of the
Society of Wisconsin at the time of his death. He also gave
its observatory. C. C. Washburn is buried in the Oak Grove
Cemetery at La Crosse, WI.
website is based
on volunteerism and is not affiliated with any local club, organization
or society, except the USGenWeb and the WIGenWeb. The intent
coordinating this website is to put as many resources online as
possible for you to discover for yourself. Therefore, it is
that this website will become a tool that will be helpful to your
Washburn Co. research.
The WIGenWeb Project
In March and April
1996, a group
of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy
Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all
counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be
In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that
even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be
located in the index. This led to the USGenWeb Project of
Wisconsin is a part.
needed who are
willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee
the contents of the web pages. Are you interested in hosting
county in Wisconsin? If so, contact Tina Vickery,
Coordinator, or MAK,
State Coordinator, for available counties and details on how to become
WIGenWeb Project logo was designed and provided by Debbie Barrett.
No claim is made to the copyrights of the individual submitters. Data
within this website may be used for personal use only by
individuals researching their ancestry. Commercial use of this
information for profit is strictly prohibited without prior permission
of the owners. Other genealogical websites may link to this website;
however, permission is not granted to duplicate any of the contents.
Anyone contributing material for posting does so in recognition of its
free, non-commercial distribution, as well as the responsibility to
assure that no copyright is violated by the submission. This
website and its coordinator are not responsible for donations of
copyrighted material where explicit written permission has not been
granted for use.