A list of biographies
of Allen County Residents
with surnames starting with
found in

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edited and compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott
(Iola, Kan. : Iola Register, 1901)

Collected here is summary information on biographies for individuals from Allen County, Kansas, with surnames, A. Basic data is supplied with references to page numbers within the book for the full biographies. At the bottom of this page is a list of known libraries which have this book in their collection for your reference.

name: Netwton L. ARD
found on which pages in book: 371-372
birth: July 3, 1845, in Morgan County, Missouri
parents: Charles C. and Susan (BORROW) ARD
spouse(s): Sarah Ann BURNS. married March 3, 1871.
children: Mark, Myrtle (wife of William HOIL), Olive, James, Elbert, Charles, Herschell, Hazel, Nellie, and Edna.
other information: Came to Kansas in 1861

name: Nelson F. ACERS
found on which pages in book: 448-450
birth: March 4, 1839, in Illinois
parents: Roswell W. and Juliette (SPENCER) ACERS
paternal grandparents: John and Malinda (SPEARS) ACERS
spouse(s): Ellen A. CONANT. born 1840, daughter of William CONANT.
children: Grace and Fred A.
other information: Came to Kansas in 1865.

name: Howard B. ADAMS
found on which pages in book: 269-271
birth: January 12, 1845, in Cuyahoga County, Ohio
parents: Charles K. and Jerusha B. (SWAIN) ADAMS
maternal grandparents: William Barrett SWAIN
siblings: Charles E., Ellen L. (wife of William B. PAYNE), Olive J. (widown of Elijah L. WESTON)
spouse(s): 1st)---Ruth A. HARRIS (1840-1892); 2nd)---Emma E. McNAUGHT (daughter of James R. and Rebecca ADAMS McNAUGHT)
children: from first marriage: George I. ADAMS; from 2nd marriage: Charles H., Scott McKinley, Grace E., Ruth Eddy.
other information: Came to Allen County, Kansas, in 1872.

name: Wade M. ADAMS
found on which pages in book: 571-572
birth: June 30, 1847, in Madison County, Kentucky.
parents: John S. and Lamina (WALKER) ADAMS
siblings mentioned in this biography: Mrs. Eliza RAMSAY and Mrs. Lucy ARMSTRONG
spouse(s): married October 3, 1872, to Theodosia CORNELISON (daughter of James and Susan Jane BOOGS CORNELISON)
children: May, J. K., Anna (wife of Fred HOUSER), Thomas, Ed, James, Wade, William, Claude and Dora.
other information: Came to Allen County, Kansas, in 1886.

name: William E. ALEXANDER
found on which pages in book: 376-377
birth: April 24, 1859, in Ringgold County, Iowa.
spouse(s): married in 1881 to Ida Cochran
children: Ina B. and Hallie
other information: Came to Kansas in 1872

name: George A. AMOS
found on which pages in book: 487-488
birth: September 4, 1841, in Springfield, Illinois.
parents: Josiah F. and Julia (HAY) AMOS
siblings: John M. and Sarah E. SHEPHERD
spouse(s): 1st)---married October 30, 1866, to Josephine ANDREWS (died August 16, 1885. daughter of Colonel G. W. ANDREWS) 2nd)---married August 13, 1895, to Laura WARNER
children: from first marriage: Georgia C. (wife of John H. ARMEL), Anna R.
other information: Came to Allen County, Kansas, in 1869

name: John R. ANDERSON
found on which pages in book: 194-195
birth: October 4, 1839, in Lee County, Virginia.
parents: Charles and Anna (HESTER) ANDERSON
siblings: Mary (widow of T. L. CHARLES), William C., Catherine ADKINSON, John R., Elizabeth (wife of A. WILLIAMS), Letitia (wife of J. F. DAVIS)
spouse(s): 1st)---married in 1866 to Louisa WILLIAMS (died 1889). 2nd)---married in 1890 to Lizzie Campbell
children: all from first marriage: Marsh D., Elsie (widow of George JOHNSON), Allen T., Robert, Cannon D., Warren, Ralph, Ronald B., Alma Lean, and Grover C.
other information: Came to Kansas in 1856

name: Theodore Thompson ANDERSON
found on which pages in book: 276-278
birth: August 15, 1844, in Ripley, Ohio.
parents: Levi V. and Caroline (REYNOLDS) ANDERSON. Levi Anderson died in 1849 and Caroline Reynolds Anderson married 2nd Allen County Kansas resident, Lyman E. RHOADES.
parental grandparents: John and Mary (VAN CAMP) ANDERSON
maternal grandparents: George T. and Hannah (MIDDLESWART) REYNOLDS
siblings: Mary J. (wife of M. F. WARNER), Lavina A. (wife of John McDONALD), George T., and Rhoda RHOADES (half-sister, wife of Lafe McCARLEY)
spouse(s): 1s)--- in 1865 to Nancy M. DeMOSS (daughter of John and Mary DeMOSS). She died 1867. 2nd)---in 1871 to Cinderella M. GREEN (daughter of William and Adah GREEN)
children: Carrie Estella and Pearl Adell

name: William H. ANDREWS
found on which pages in book: 312-314
birth: September 19, 1829, on Long Island, Queens County, New York.
parents: James and Hulda (JACKSON) ANDREWS
siblings: Margaret BISLEY, Isaac R., Jane ALGER, Lucy, James and Sarah MERRITT
spouse(s): married in 1854 to Adeline REDFIELD
children: James H. and Orin S.
other information: Came to Humboldt, Kansas, in 1866.

name: John H. ARMEL
found on which page in book: 186
birth: January 3, 1864, in Aurora, Indiana.
parents: Daniel and Keturah (HARE) ARMEL
spouse(s): married in 1894 to Georgia AMOS (daughter of G. A. AMOS)
children: Robert, Nat, and Dorothy
other information: Came to Kansas in 1877

name: Douglas ARNETT
found on which pages in book: 191-192
birth: November 21, 1858, in Fort Smith, Arkansas
parents: James B. and Mary A. MITCHELL
paternal grandparents: John B. ARNETT
maternal grandparents: William MITCHELL
siblings: (all half-siblings by his father's 2nd marriage to Hattie BARTON): Carrie (wife of William MASON), Ella (wife of Jesse BROWN), and Adah (wife of John WHITLOW)
spouse(s): 1st)---???; 2nd)---married in 1897 to Lillie McKINLEY (daughter of J. B. McKINLEY)
other information: Came to Iola in 1860. At one point of his biography he is listed as J. Douglass ARNETT

name: Elias W. ARNOLD
found on which pages in book: 113-114
birth: April 9, 1851, in Wayne County, Ohio.
parents: George and Mary (SPAKE) ARNOLD
paternal grandfather: Daniel ARNOLD
maternal grandfather: John SPAKE
siblings: (half siblings from mother's first marriage to Jacob PLUM): John, Elizabeth (wife of William CORDRAY); (half siblings from father's first marriage to Mary BOWMAN): John, Levi, Hiram and David; full siblings: Jennie (wife of Calvin TAGGART), Mary, Amanda (wife of Jerre HOUK), Daniel, Charles, Jacob and Elberta (wife of John TROUT)
spouse(s): Married January 22, 1874, to Louisa A. ALTLAND (daughter of Aaron and Margaret JONES ALTLAND; granddaughter of John and Susan ECKROATE ALTLAND)
children: Clark Warren, Edna, Odella, Almeda, Aaron, Ethel S., and George S.
other information: Came to Allen County in 1875

name: John M. ASHBROOK
found on which page in book: 308
birth: July 26, 1859, in Pickaway County, Ohio
parents: Absalom ASHBROOK
spouse(s): Married in 1884 to Lizzie DEFENBAUGH (daughter of Henry DEFENBAUGH)
other information: Came to Kansas in 1865

name: Charles Calvin AUSHERMAN
found on which pages in book: 419-420
birth: March 11, 1859, in Frederick County, Maryland.
parents: Samuel and Malinda C. (LEAZER) AUSHERMAN
parental grandparents: John AUSHERMAN
maternal grandparents: Daniel and Mary (GAVER) LEAZER
siblings: Ella (wife of John MOORE), Benjamin M., Alta May (wife of Henry W. LAMBETH), Will C., and Kate.
spouse(s): Married December 20, 1893, to Sadie J. PROCTOR (born March 22, 1870, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth BRATTON PROCTOR)
children: Harold P.
other information: Came to Allen County in 1880.


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