[Kansas GenWeb]
    July thru December 1999
    Coffey County, Kansas

McKENNEY posted by Jody Thompson on Thursday, July 15, 1999

Sarah McKenney was enumerated with her parents, Jonathan and Louisa McKenney, in the 1865 Coffey County Agricultural Census. She was listed as being 14 years old (b. 1851) and born in Arkansas.
The family moved to Jackson County, Missouri before 1870 and Sarah was not with them at that time. Can anyone tell me if she married in Coffey County -- or did she die there?
Thank you.

BURGETT, Charlie-Joanna-Dorothy-Charlene-Pete posted by Norma Ellingsworth-Freeman on Tuesday, July 20, 1999

These are all childhood friends. I have lost contact for many years. It would mean so much to find ANY of them. "Pete" is the mother-Lucina. I think. I fear she has passed away. Her last name would have been Graham, widow of Lee Graham. ANYONE knowing the where abouts of any of these people please contact me at this site of my email address.
Thank you.

FRANKLIN, SCRANTON posted by Bill Smothers on Sunday, August 15, 1999

Searching for information on Alven Peter Franklin, his wife Cora Bell Scranton, and their daughter Minnie Nora Franklin (b. 1899). They resided in or near Agricola, Coffey Co., Kansas, circa 1899. Minnie "Jean" married William Roy Smothers circa 1922 in Los Angeles, California.

Bill Smothers
871 Old Public Road
Hockessin, Delaware 19707

HASKIN, William L. posted by Lee Hixon on Monday, August 30, 1999

Trying to find any information on William L. Haskin. He married my grandmother, Minnie Topkins Kaufman around 1910. He and Minnie are in the 1910 Census of Liberty Township.

SHERWOOD posted by Adina Dyer on Thursday, September 2, 1999

I am a MOORE researcher and am looking for information on and descendants of Alvin Sherwood, b. 1831 Warren Co., IN, son of William SHERWOOD and Elizabeth MOORE. Elizabeth Moore Sherwood died in Burlington, Coffey Co., KS, Nov. 25, 1867. Would also like to find more about Elizabeth Moore Sherwood.

Some children of Alvin Sherwood were:

William SHERWOOD Born: 1854
E. E. SHERWOOD Born: 1855
F. A. SHERWOOD Born: 1857
Mary J. SHERWOOD Born: 1859


SCOTT posted by Joyce Moore on Wednesday, September 8, 1999

I am descended from Thomas Jefferson Scott, b March 01, 1880 in Ottumwa, Coffee County, s/o Daniel Webster Scott and Lurena Holmes or Louisa Collins? Can anyone help?

I have photos, and further information, and I'd love to share. Anyone out there related?
Joyce aka JMDolly@aol.com

KONG, KS posted by Earl C. Padgett on Sunday, September 12, 1999

I am looking for Kong, KS which was an active town before the turn of the century, probably in Anderson, Franklin, Coffey, or Osage Cos. Any help would be appreciated.

Russell Baker

THORPE, Everett posted by Everett Thorpe, Jr. on Sunday, October 17, 1999

Seeking information regarding any THORPEs in Coffey Co, KS. Specifically Everett Thorpe who is supposed to have been born around 1887, and his father David. At some time they moved to New York, date and reasons unknown. Any data verifying their date and places of birth, relatives, marriages, deaths, etc., would help greatly. Thank you.

THORPE, Everett posted by Everett Thorpe, Jr. on Friday, October 22, 1999

Second query request.

Seeking information regarding any THORPEs in Coffey County, Kansas, during the late 1800s to early 1900s. Everett Thorpe is supposed to have been born around 1887-1888. His father's name was David Thorpe. Everett, either alone or with his family, moved to New York, date and reasons unknown. Information leading to the verification of dates and places of births, marriaged, deaths, etc., would help greatly. Thank you.

BEARD, POLAND posted by Barbara Frisby on Wednesday, November 10, 1999

Would like info on my Beard and Poland families in and around Coffey County, 1850s--now...Charles Poland of Waverly was married to Rebecca Green 1906 Burlington, Ks. Would like to find obits, cemeteries and of course cousins. Thanks, Barbara

UNDERWOOD, WISEMANON, FOSDICK, DOUGLAS, OWEN posted by Tom Belton on Sunday, November 14, 1999

I am looking for information on the Achilles Morgan Underwood (9/16/1824 - 5/24/1908) family. They moved from Illinois to Coffey Co. in the early 1880's. The children were Elam, Grant, John, William, America (T. A. 1 Wisemanon), Brook (John A. Fosdick), Ruth (Wayne M. Douglas) and Sarah (J. F. Owen). I would like to learn more information about this line and can provide information about the family prior to their going to Coffey Co.

POLAND, GREEN posted by Cheryl Banks on Sunday, November 14, 1999

Can you tell me anything about Charles POLAND, married to Rebecca GREEN? He is my grandfather's brother. I and another Poland descendant are very interested in learning more about him and his life and getting in touch with his family. Thanks.

COURTRIGHT, FLINT posted by Donna Badgwell on Friday, November 26, 1999

I am researching the family of William Dean COURTRIGHT and Sarah FLINT who migrated to Coffey County Kansas from Kankakee, IL. I show that they were there from approx. 1868 until 1888. I would appreciate any help. They had 9 children. Thanks.

McCORMICK posted by Dick McCormick on Friday, December 3, 1999

I am looking for a William and Harriet McCORMICK of Coffey Co. KS. Kids...Nellie...Charles...Lulu...and Benjamin. Thanks.

SKAGGS, LIVELY posted by Phillip Henry on Wednesday, December 15, 1999

I am researching JAMES ADDISON SKAGGS, b. 26 Sep 1823 in Monroe County, WV; married 19 Febg 1844 in Monroe County, WV to REBECCA LIVELY, b. 5 Nov 1821 in Monroe County, WV.
In about 1880, James and Rebecca SKAGGS moved to Coffey County, KS with some of their children. They probably settled around Strawn, but possibly Ottumwa. I am aware that Ottumwa was relocated because of the John Redmond Reservoir. Was the cemetery relocated as well? Any information would be appreciated. The Henrys

HOWE posted by Bryan Howe on Saturday, December 8, 1999

I am looking for information on John Lewis Howe b. Oct. 03, 1882 in Leroy KS. He married Myrtle Mae Bryan b. Sep. 24, 1885 also in Leroy. John's father is Horace Greely Howe b. June 1854 in Iowa. All I have on Horace are birth and death dates, I am looking for more about him. Information on this branch of the Howe family is very sketchy at best.

MYERS posted by Barbara Frisby on Sunday, December 19, 1999

Would like information on brothers Michael and William Myers and their families, 1880s from around Waverly, KS. Thanks, Barbara

BEARD, MYERS, POLAND, SOWERS posted by Barbara Frisby on Sunday, December 19, 1999

I am looking for cousins and info on my Beard family. They came from Illinois about 1860 and settled first in Pomona. Other connecting families are Myers, Poland, Sowers. Thank you, Barbara

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