George B. Peart was born to William B. and Mary Alice Brown Peart October 1882 in Kansas, perhaps while visiting family, as William and Mary Alice had already begun a life in Colorado by the time George was born. George B. Peart can be found living in Reno Ward 3, Washoe, Nevada, but I have had a difficult time finding much else on George’s life.
William B. Peart was only a year and a half when his mother died and he and his siblings were taken in by the Corel family. William Peart moved with the Corel family when they settled in the Kansas Territory. In the 1855 Territorial Census, William Peart is living with William and Cosby “Jane” Corel Justice. I have had difficulty finding William Peart again until 1870, when he is living, possibly as a boarder, with the Espenlaub family. During the 1860 census, however, he may have been living with James Pickens Corel and family, as there is a W Albert, age 14, listed with the family. It’s a stretch, but it is the best I’ve been able to come up with, because I can’t imagine a twelve year old being sent out to live on his own.