Nebraska GenWeb Project
Resource Center





     The Deborde family were early settlers of North Eastern Nebraska. They first appear in the 1856 Dakota County census. John Franklin Deborde and his family seem to be the first of the Debordes to come, either direct from Grant County Wisconsin or from Iowa. In the 1860 Dakota County, Omadi P.O., Federal Census, the entire Deborde family is now living in Nebraska. Solomon and Mary, parents, along with their children John Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and William close by. A George Deborde is also listed nearby and is most likely a brother or other close relative of Solomon.

      Most likely between 1860 and 1865 both Solomon and Mary died. At this time there is no known record of their death or burial. In 1865 Thomas married his wife Sarah Franklin in Webster, Iowa and soon after moved from Homer to Butler County, Bone Creek precinct, where they appear in the 1869 Nebraska Census with his Father and Mother in law, Lanson and Emma Franklin. The 1870 census has John and his family living in Stanton, Nebraska. William at some point moved to Texas.

     Thomas Jefferson Deborde stayed in Butler County and raised a family for a decade. Children born were Thomas, Emmy, who died at birth, Mary Ann, John Franklin (my Great Grandfather), Abigail, Sarah, Benjamin and Caroline.

     Thomas was also a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted in Dakota County on October 20, 1862 and was assigned to Company I, 2nd Regiment, Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry, and was honorably discharged on November 19th, 1863.

     Family records also indicate Thomas was a school teacher, sheriff in Butler county and a farmer.

     In late April 1880, the Deborde family left Nebraska and headed west to Oregon, reaching their final destination in 1882.



Thomas Jefferson Deborde and Sarah Jane Franklin Deborde.

Submitted by Jason <> 4 Jan 2004


BACK to the Pioneer Registry
© 2004 for NEGenWeb Project, T&C Miller