On 8 February 1859, Reason married Elizabeth Catherine Wyers. Together, they had at least the following children:
- James A. Colburn
- John H. Colburn
- Jerrie L. Colburn
- Nancy Kizzie Colburn
- Thomas J. Colburn
- David L. Colburn
- Mary M. S. Colburn
|Clipping from 1880 census|
At least one of the Reasons served in the Confederate States Army in the Alabama Infantry. My ancestor fought (at least) with the 40th Alabama Infantry, Company D, according to his tombstone. There are also records for a Reason Colburn serving with the 28th Alabama Infantry, Company A. While the services in both units spans similar timelines, the two have gaps in places the other helps to fill. So there is a possibility the same man served in both companies.
More work will need to be done to completely rule out my Reason's involvement with the 28th Infantry, but I'll leave that for a Civil War Souls post. Still further research needs to be done on this family in general. I must say, I have unknowingly neglected this family in my research to this point. I need to do some actual digging and see what comes out of it.
Photo provided by Thomas Cardenas