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Hello everyone! I am new at this so please bare with me. I
am trying to find a photograph of my
great-great-Grandfather. his name was Floyd Hopkins. And
as far as I know he lived in Cherokee County. He had four
children: Jeff, Perry, Elijah Hatfield, and Sarah. The four
children left on the Oregon Trail in 1870. If you have any
small details or snip-bits of information at all I would greatly
Jinny Martin@ Whitedaisy29@yahoo.com
I am researching the family of John Wesley Branscomb (also
Branscum and Branscom), a hatter, who moved his family
from Wood Co., TX to Cherokee Co., KS (Baxter
Springs)around 1870. Children with known contacts to
Cherokee Co., KS include: William B. "Barney" Branscum, a
miner who lived in Galena; James Harrison Branscum, who
ran away from home to Indian Territory after a fight with his
step mother; Rebecca A. Branscomb, who married Luther
Van Fossen in 1871; and possibly Amanda Branscomb, who
married David W. Harris in 1883. I am descended from
Nancy Elizabeth "Betty" Branscomb, the oldest child in this
family, who to my knowledge never lived in Cherokee Co.
She married Taylor Anderson in 1868 and lived in Indian
I am looking for information on my father's family. His name was Billy Mack Gaw, Sr.. His father was Robert Gaw b. 9-8-1833 in Galena, Cherokee Co., KS. I believe his father was John W. Gaw and his mother was possibly Mary Orlie Milligan. ANY information on the GAW surname would be of most importance to me. If you find anything, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email Lynda Leeds at Ldmnj@aol.com Thank you very much. Janie M. Gaw-Frost (Seneca, MO.)
My Great- Grandfather was Hugh Colwell
Shamblin. He was married to Malissa
Blevins. They had one son named, Alvin
Hugh was born July 15, 1845 Missouri. Died in Galena, Ks. August 31, 1890. His mother's name was Eliza Jane Adams Shamblin.
His father's name was Russell H.
Looking for ancestors/descendants of John Hardin Scott, settled in Pleasant View Twp., Cherokee Co., KS. in 1866, after serving in Co. C, 3rd Illinois Cavalry of Union Army in the Civil War.
He was from Illinois and in 1868 returned there to marry Mary Mountwillow Coonrod (probably of Greene Co. IL, or a neighboring Macoupin Co. to east). Mary was about 17 and daughter of Squire Coonrod.
John and Mary Scott lived in Pleasant View Twp., and later Columbus, and raised a number of children, including my grandmother Etta M. Scott.
Any info on ancestors/descendants will be greatly appreciated.
Smith Jones&Mary Jane Rector
I am researching the family of Smith Jones born June 1847 in Indiana who married (about 1870)Mary Jane Rector born about 1850 in Indiana. Children are: Lucinda Ella married to Jim Ray, Daniel Wilbert Married to Ellen White, Anna Marie married to William George Morrow and Tom Ray, John B. married to Florence, Mary, Charles Alvin married to Cora York. Mary died in November 18, 1889 and Smith married Rosie Smith Nichols and moved to Oklahoma. They had three boys Walter, Elmer, and Claud. Rosa had two daughters Nancy ( Fanny ) and Mary E. Nichols. Mary Married William Mansfield and lived in Cushing, Oklahoma.
kaylene1220 @prodigy. net
I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR ANY INFORMATION ON MY
FATHER, EARL RAYMOND LIMB BORN 28 DECEMBER 1900. I
BELIEVE HE WAS BORN IN ROSELAND, KANSAS. HE WAS IN
THE 1917 CLASS AT PITTSBURG HIGH SCHOOL (I THINK).
ALSO ANY INFORMATION ON JOHN LIMB MY UNCLE THAT
LIVED IN CHEROKEE, KANSAS. I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA AND
SEARCHING IS DIFFICULT. THANK YOU
I am looking for information on Andrew J. Franklin and
family who were living in 1870 Cherokee Co., KS, in Lowell
Twp. and Baxter Springs.
Andrew J. Franklin (b 1851 IA)
wife Catherine Covert
dau Ida E. Franklin
son Daniel M. Franklin
dau Minnie M. Franklin
son Alvin P. Franklin
dau Alice H. Franklin
can someone tell me how to get a list of everyone buried in Empire (Oak Hill) Cemetery? I am looking for all the GAW families and some dates as to when they were buried. Janie M. Gaw-Frost email@example.com
I'm looking for family members of Emma Hunt and Payten
York. Emma's parents are Jabez Hunt and Malissa Clapper.
Jabez brother was Johnathon Hunt and early settler in
Columbus. Payten was born in Tennessee, Emma in Indiana.
Their children were Charles, Walter married to Grace Price,
Albert married to Ila, Cora married to Charles Jones, Lillie,
and Pearl married to John Matheson - Semi Crowder-and
Homer Wells.My grandparents are Cora and Charles, have
information to share.
kaylene1220 @prodigy. net
Does anyone have any information on the Gaw family names in and around Galena, KS.? I am trying to find information on my grandfather, gr grandfather, or any siblings.
Robert Gaw b. 9-8-1883 Galena, Cherokee, KS m. Hattie Jane Harris
Anything at all on any of the GAW family would be so very greatly appreciated. Thank you. Janie M. GAW-Frost firstname.lastname@example.org
My Grandfather, Frank Allen BUTLER born 5 August 1884 Columbus the 9th of 10 children of Orlando S Butler and Mary E.(ALLEN)BUTLER.
Would like to find out if Orlando S. BUTLER is O.S. BUTLER, Mayor of Columbus 1889-90-91-92. Orlando born in PA 1841 and I believe he came to Columbus from IA and IL.
Would also like to find ANY information on Mary E. (ALLEN) BUTLER, his wife.
Frank A. Butler
Marie Elizabeth Lattner Pittman lived in the Weir area of
Cherokee Co KS ca. 1940's. Family tradition says she lived
on John Blythe place? She was known for the two 'pug bull
dogs' she owned. She was the first wife of Carl Beaman
Pittman (m. 1906 in IT/OK; div. ca 1912). Both she & Carl
lived out their lived in Pittsburgh KS area.
Am looking for ELI STOUT and family from In.
pension records show that the family moved to Kan. in
1866.Eli and Rozetta Wilson were married in Ohio in
1856.After his military
service he moves west,I have not been able to find or track
him very well.He is listed on the 1890 Veterans census in
Payne county Ok.
Dodson,William J. and Joseph S. Dodson
Looking for G-Grandfather Joe and his father William. Joe married Janie Reno Dodson before 1897. Rebecca Cecil Dodson Martin was b.1897 in Vinita Okla. Joe and Janie met near the mines in Webb City.Mo. They had Rebecca and William Tolliver Dodson before seperation. All I know is he was Irish with red hair. Any info would be appreciated. Linda at Ramseygang@aol.com
Looking for Adams family father Victor mother
Jewell. My brother Dan was b. Baxter Springs
in 1931. I know that in 1933 they had moved to Galena. My
father had something to do with Pentecostal Church. I think
other family members were there. Clem
Adams-Fred-Floyd-Clyde. Any info you have would be
LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MARY G. DAVIDSON, b:
7 Jul 1843, Cherokee, Kansas, d: 16 Feb 1866, m: James
Melvin Mcdowel Rawlings. Any one know who her parents
were, whether or not she had any siblings, where did she
I am looking for information regarding my great-grandfather
whose name was John Wesley Clark. All I know at this time
is that he was born in Cherokee County, Kansas and served
in the Civil War. He must have lived near McCune, Kansas.
My grandfather was born near McCune Kansas on November
23,1873. His name was Francis Newton Clark. Any
information would be very helpful.
Searching for the Surname of the husband and wife, killed in a train-car crash in Galena, Ks. in the mid to late 40's. Children were adopted by a family named Hopkins. One of the children's name was Gaylene. There were 2 girls and a boy.
From: Carmen Vaz-Altenberg email@example.com
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 01:10 PM
I went to Galena High school (no longer standing) with Roy
Hopkins, older brother of Gaylene Hopkins. I believe he died
in a car accident in the late 1950's. Gaylene was a couple of
years younger than Roy. There are pictures of Roy and
Gaylene in the high school annuals.
Lasley WISE 1895 KS Census
I recently found the family of Sylvester J. WISE and Hattie LASLEY living in Sheridan Twp., Cherokee Co., KS. In this household there was a 70 yo male listed as Lasley WISE, born in OH. I believe this to be Sylvester's father. As a couple of the family are listed by their middle name, this Lasley could also be listed as such. I know that the Lasley family migrated PA>OH>IA>KS, but have yet to find any Wise families nearby. Since Sylvester was born in IN, the Wises at least must have migrated OH>IN>KS. If you have any information, please drop me a line.
Eva Pearl Beesley
Married Charles E. Sayer
They had two children Mable
Mable later married Herbert Collier.
And Nellie Sayer.Not Sure of Nellies
married name. Any help would be great::
Powell/Petty Galena, KS
I'm looking for information on William Grant Powell. All I know is that a son of his was Samuel Clyde Powell, born July, 7 1893. Samuel Clyde Powell was a lead Miner who married Lola Brooks Petty from Galena Kansas. They had one son, Dr. Robert Grant Powell, my grandfather. I need to know the name of Samuel Clyde's mother, and any information on his father William Grant. I have the ancestry Of Lola Brooks Petty back to 1830's.
Frank W. Ward - Galena in 1918
Searching for any info on Frank W. Ward born in 1850 in Erie Co. Penn. lived in Galena in 1918 per his mothers obituary. Thanks for any responses. Keri
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