[Kansas GenWeb]
    January thru June 2000
    Coffey County, Kansas

TAYLOR, SHOEMAKER posted by Betty Woollums on Sunday, January 2, 2000

Henry Oscar Taylor married Candis March Shoemaker July 29, 1877 in Coffey County, Kansas at the home of Bennet Taylor. I believe Henry Oscar Taylor's parents were Charles Taylor and Mary Goodwin but have been unable to confirm this. I am interested in any children they may have had in Kansas. Jacob G. Shoemaker is mine as long as his wife's name is Ester Elizabeth Noble Shoemaker. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Here's my list:

Charles Taylor
Bennet Taylor
Henry Oscar Taylor (my gr.grandfather)
Candis March Shoemaker (my gr.grandmother)
Adzi Eugene Shoemaker (Candis's brother)
Jacob Grimm Shoemaker (gr. gr. grandfather)
Ester Elizabeth Noble Shoemaker (gr. gr. grandmother)
CRAWFORD posted by Patricia Andersen on Wednesday, February 2, 2000

Seek information about Adaline Lloyd Crawford, widow of Burgess Crawford, living on Mohawk St., in Burlington on 1900 Census with son James M. Crawford. Reportedly mother of 14 children, six then living. Known children are Anna Rachel Crawford, b. 1850 in Pennsylvania, then lived in Iowa until 1875 or so, m. Aaron Jordan; Mary b. 1847 m. (?) Skelton; Levina B. 1849, Simon b. 1852, George b. 1854, Joseph b. 1856, John b. 1859, Armilda b. 1865, James b. 1868 and Izora b. 1870. Would like to find death records.

WILLIAMSON, KNOBLOCK posted by Oscar Barron on Sunday, February 6, 2000

Searching for Amanda Pearl Williamson married to John B. Knoblock. I believe Chester Williamson, Amanda's brother lived with them when their Mother, Electa (Lettie) died.

GRANT posted by Charlene Riley on Sunday, February 13, 2000

Looking for William Shields Grant, wife Frances Napier Grant. She died and he remarried and several more children. They are lost family. He and Frances had George, Charles, John (Jack), lived in or around Leroy and Aliceville sometime between 1885 and 1915. Charlene Riley (great granddaughter)

CORBIN posted by Mavis O'Connor on Sunday, February 20, 2000

I'm looking for information on the Jackson Corbin Family who lived in Osage Co. and Coffey Co. in the late 1800s. Jackson Corbin and Teressa Jane (Putt) Corbin had children William, Susan, Missouri, Mary, Millard and possibly more.

Jackson and Teressa Corbin are buried in Stringtown Cemetery.

BIER posted by Connie Bier on Friday, February 25, 2000

I am searching for Any BIER/BEER in Burlington or the surrounding area. Sammy Samuel / Dollie Beer. His Father George Beer Annie Rolly (Bier). Any Bier listing would give me a clue as to who George's father and mother were. George was born 1870.1871. He died in 1923 and is buried in Emporia, Kansas.

COOK posted by Terri Cook on Saturday, March 11, 2000

I am looking for any information on my family Thomas Cook b. 1814 in PA married Jane Cook b. 1816 in Ireland, Sons Rollin Cook b. 1848 in OH and Austin Cook b. 1851 in OH. There may be more siblings Ellen, Edmonson, Martha Jane, John. Rollin married in Johnson County in 1877, and the family settled in Coffey county. Rollin's sons are Ralph, Orlando, Earnest Ward, Pearl D., and Robbin E. They all were born in KS. Either in Eudora, Douglas Co. or Waverly in Coffey Co.

I am looking for birth records, marriages, children, professions, or death records.

CRACRAFT/CRAYCRAFT posted by Robert Gaylor on Sunday, March 12, 2000

Looking for information on James and Sarah Myers Cracraft in Hartford in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Sarah may have died ca 1916, James unknown. Looking for death dates and cemetery info on this family. Also, any biography that may have been published.

[Note from Kelly Hull: Hartford (city itself is in Lyon Co.) is on the border between Coffey County and Lyon County. You may also wish to check with the Lyon Co. KSGenWeb page.]

NEWLAN posted by Michelle Hammett on Monday, March 13, 2000

Recently, I was given information that Caroline Massey's father, Joseph NEWLAN, was also buried in the cemetery in Gridley KS. I would love to have any obits, funeral records or other hard documentation I could find.

There is a dispute as to Joseph's wife's name (Caroline's mother) maiden name and I am trying to pin it down. Her first name is SARAH Newlan. I do not know if shee too is buried at Gridley or not. Any help you could give me would be so appreciated.

SMITH, MARTZ, SHAWBELL posted by Judi Assony on Monday, March 13, 2000

I have information on the SMITH family from Indiana who came to Ottumwa areound 1856 and others that followed later.

I am also looking for the descendants of Solomon MARTZ and Margaret SHAWBELL, who arrived in Ottumwa in 1858/59 from PA.

MANSON, NIELD posted by Rick Griffin on Friday, March 17, 2000

Hi, I have some info. on my Great Grand Mother. Her name was Clara Belle Manson. She had 6 or 7 kids, one was my Grand Mother Alberta Charlotte Nield born in 1893, als had a another girl Esther Nield born in Stockton, Kansas in 1899, a boy Charles William Nield born in Syracuse, Kansas in 1894.

I found on skyways.lib web-site in Burlington Township 1865 State Census Coffey County, KS a Manson family with a 4 year old girl name C. Manson. Do you know if I could get anymore info. from this census? I have obtained the SSI death index on Esther and Charles and I sent for their death certificates and maybe these will tell me where she was born. Any info. would be a big help.

McMAHAN, SNYDER posted by Jentami Feldhaus on Saturday, March 18, 2000

Seeking any information of Nancy McMahan and Christian Snyder, in Coffey Co. 1850's on. Looking for name of the parents of William McMahan of 1799 VA. He is the father to Nancy McMahan Snyder. Would like to share info with any descendants.

SHEMBERGER posted by Beverly Prine on Sunday, March 19, 2000

Am researching the Shemberger line. Have found a site which lists Samuel Shemberger as a war pensioner in 1883 and his home as Burlington. I have found this same Shemberger earlier in the 1800s in York Co. PA. Any information on the Shemberger family will be greatly appreciated.

GEISEY, PARSONS posted by Noreen Reis on Monday, March 27, 2000

I am trying to find info on my great grandmother, Laura Jane PARSONS born 19 May 1858 in Kansas (I believe). I remember my grandmother saying her mom was born in Kansas and several censuses list Kansas as her birth place also. I have some old photos that were taken by a photographer named Shideler in Burlington, Kansas so I am wondering if this might be where she was born. Two of the photos have the persons identified as Uncle John Geisey, and Aunt Lizzie Geisey. A third photo taken by Gregg photographer (also in Burlington) is identified as Grandma Geisey.

I am wondering the the name might really be spelled Giesy. I have tried to find traces of her or any Geisey's in the Kansas censuses and have had no luck. I haven't yet tried to look for Giesy's yet. This spelling idea came to me recently.

Laura Jane was married to David Charles BEARD. The family bible says she married 24 Jan 1877 in Durham, Iowa. In 1880 they were living in the Jones township of Union County, Iowa. They stayed in Union county until around 1900 when she, her husband and family moved to Washington State. She died in 1939. I know nothing about her before 1877. I found it stated in several censuses that her parents were born in Maryland. Per a picture I have, her father's name was James PARSONS and she had the following siblings:

Elfieda, Jasper, Charles, Easter, Marion, Herman, Anna, Albert, Estelle.

There was no mother in the picture so I assume she had died by the time the pictue was taken and hence don't know her name.

I have tried to find traces of her or any Geisey's in the Kansas censuses and have had no luck. I also have pictures of Albert (brother?) and Stella Parsons and a Bissie Parsons who I believe was their daughter. Also a reference to an Annie Parsons (sister?). But these pictures were taken in Iowa.

Any information or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

COFFEY, DECARLO posted by Debra Ann Coffey Colkitt on Wednesday, March 29, 2000

My name is Debra Ann [Coffey] Colkitt. I am trying to find info. on my family. My father's name is Michael Lee COFFEY & my mother's name was Jacqueline Lee [DECARLO] Coffey. I hope that you can help me. If you need more info about me, please e-mail me. Thank you.

PARSONS posted by Noreen Reis on Thursday, April 6, 2000

My gg-grandfathers name was James PARSONS. I don't know his wife's name, as she was apparently dead and not in the picture where I got James PARSONS name from. He is the one that I am guessing might have married a Giesy.

MAKEPEACE, RICKMAN posted by Marvin Jones on Sunday, April 16, 2000

Just learned of some kin that lived in Coffey Co. at one time and perhaps thought could steer in the right direction in obtaining information about them. Their unusual name was MAKEPEACE which is an old English name. Here is the dates I have:
Fred Leroy Makepeace b. 29 Dec 1899; d. Sept 1961
(spouse)Florence Rickman Makepeace d. Jan 1975.
If possible, I would like to obtain obits of these people. Any consideration of this request would be greatly appreciated.

HEFFRON, CASEY, RYAN, REED, WEBSTER, FULTON, STOUTEMYER, McGLOTHLIN posted by Michael Isaacs on Monday, April 24, 2000

Hello. Here is the list of surnames that I can think of off the top of my head, I'm currently not on my computer at the moment but I think I remember most of them.

Heffron, Casey, Ryan, Reed, Webster, Fulton, Stoutemyer (or similar), and McGlothlin (or similar). These are the major ones. I know that Casey/Fulton/Heffron are all mixed together in the census records along with Vanlandingham, not sure what the connection there is.

Some of my ancestors were the first to come to Coffey Co., Samuel F. Casey and the Heffrons, among others.

What I've seen of your 1865 census doesn't exactly fit what I have for Webster. Orlando Webster by his tombstone, says he died in 1863, yet he is listed at living in 1865? [Note: I checked a local cemetery index, and in Baker Cemetery, Coffey Co. KS, Orlando Webster is listed at b. 1833 (which has been marked thru with an ink pen) d. 7 Feb 1866 or 68 aged 35y 10m 27d. Row 5B, Grave 39 kjh]

I know that there are a couple of people I've been in contact with in the past who have done research, especially the Caseys, but I no longer have their e-mail. Thanks, Michael Isaacs

CLEVELAND, THURMAN posted by Jeffrey Cyr on Monday, May 1, 2000

Looking for information on the family of FLOYD A. CLEVELAND, who moved to Burlington, Coffey County, from Butler, Michigan, sometime between 1880 and 1914. The family included FLOYD (1848), his wife HATTIE (1846), and their children CARRIE (1877) and ELWIN (1879). Carrie married someone by the name of THURMAN, and had a daughter FLORA M. THURMAN before 1914. Carrie then married JOSEPH CLEVELAND, also before 1914.

ROBERTS, THOMPSON posted by Kenneth G Roberts on Tuesday, May 2, 2000

Hi, I just learned yesterday that my grandfather was born in Gridley, KS. He has always been a mystery within our family. He left when my father was young I guess. His name was John Harrold Roberts. His father's name was George Roberts and his mother's name was Phebe Thompson. All this I learned from his Social Security Application. If there is a way for me to find out more about my family, I would appreicate it a lot. I'm not sure how to proceed but knowing finally where my g-father was born and what his parents names were is a start. Any suggestions offered would be appreciated. Thanks, Kenn Roberts

ROBERTS posted by Jivey Groovy on Monday, May 15, 2000

My Grandfather John Harrold Roberts was born in Gridley in 1898, March 1. His parents were George (unk) Roberts, and Phebe (unk) Thompson Roberts. John was never much of a talker and left his family early on so we don't know much about him. Any help on this as well as ancestors, dates, places would be much appreciated.

McMONIGLE posted by David L. McMonigle on Thursday, May 18, 2000

I have established a personal web page on the descendants of a James McMonigle & Osse Jacobs of Southwestern Pennsylvania through five children who grew to adulthood, married, and had children. Four of these five children would make Harrison County, Indiana their home at one time or another. Some of their descendants migrated to Coffey County, Kansas at various times. This web site has 8 surnames with Coffey County connections. The reader is encouraged to visit this site and determine if they are related to or familiar with any of the family lines involved. The URL - http://my.voyager.net/davemcmo/descendan/

TULLER posted by Maryetta Rogerson on Tuesday, May 30, 2000

I'm looking for a A.D. Tuller in Leroy Kansas in 1909. My ggrandmother was supposed to have married him after her husband died. I have heard two stories: It was one of these ladies, Angeline Taylor or Julia Thomas. I have also heard that Julia Thomas is buried there. Help!!


JONES, SANDERS posted by Steve Sanders on Tuesday, May 30, 2000

I have some information on Coffey County surnames.

Mother: Alma Jones; Grandfather: Francis Marion Jones [Ottumwa area]. Mother born 1900. Grandfather Sanders and Father owned business in Burlington.

SANDERS, BRADFORD posted by Steve Sanders on Tuesday, May 30, 2000

William J. SANDERS was born in Putnam County, Ind. 1832. He moved to Coffey County in 1857. He married Sarah BRADFORD in 1868. Five children, including my father, Walter H. SANDERS. I am trying to research William's parents. Thank you.

BURCH, McCULLOUGH, KISER posted by Signe Truelove on Saturday, June 3, 2000

I am looking for information about the McCullough family of both Coffey and Lyon County.

Looking for information about siblings and descendants of George Washington Burch, who came to Coffey County in the late 1890s.

Looking for any siblings and descendants of Benjamin L. Kiser.

NORTON, CONNERS posted by Shelly Sanders on Sunday, June 4, 2000

I have had this for a while and thought someone else would be interested in it. I believe it is from the Lebo Enterprise in Lebo, Coffey, Kansas. I do not know the date.
The Harry Norton mentioned in the article is the brother of my grandmother.
Married: "By the probate judge at Emporia (Lyon County) Wednesday, Feb. 17, Miss Sylvia Conners and Mr. Harry Norton, both of South Lebo. The marriage was wintessed by Mrs. M. E. Horton, grandmother of the bride; her sister Mrs. Oscar Lafferty, and Mrs. Daisy Norton mother of the groom.

[Note from Kelly Hull, Coffey County coordinator: Length of article was limited to avoid breaking copyright laws. Material less than 75 years old, requires permission of author/owner of said material.]
Please contact Shelly for further details.

HORTON, FOLEY posted by Shelly Sanders on Sunday, June 4, 2000

I have had this for a while and thought someone else would be interested in it. I believe it is from the Lebo Enterprise in Lebo, Coffey, Kansas. I do not know the date.
Miss Clara Foley to Mr. Chester Horton at Emporia (Lyon) Wednesday, March 26.
These young people were born and raised around this community and need no introduction.
The have the best wished of the Enterprise.

NORTON, EMONDS posted by Shelly Sanders on Sunday, June 4, 2000

This is the marriage announcement of my Grandparents Pearle Agnes Norton and Gomer Glenn Emond. I believe it is in the Lebo Enterprise. I do not know the date.
".... the probgate judge of that place had tied the knot that made them one.
The contracting parties were Miss Pearle Norton and Mr Gomer Emond.
The brid is the daughter of Mrs. Daisy Norton of South Lebo and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Emond of Olpe, and the grandson of Mrs. E. W. Horton of this place...."

[Note from Kelly Hull, Coffey County coordinator: Length of article was limited to avoid breaking copyright laws. Material less than 75 years old, requires permission of author/owner of said material.]
Please contact Shelly for further details.

McGREGOR, TUCKER posted by Shelly Sanders on Sunday, June 4, 2000

I have had this for a while and thought someone else would be interested in it. I believe it is from the Lebo Enterprise in Lebo, Coffey, Kansas. I do not know the date.
"Vera McGregor and Everett Tucker went to Emporia Saturday and were united in marriage by the Probate Judge. A wedding supper was served on their return by the bride's mother.
The bride the the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob McGregor.
The groom is a returned soldier and now has a job in Lebo where they will make their home.
We extend congratulations."

EMOND posted by Shelly Sanders on Sunday, June 4, 2000

This is the obituary of my Great-Grandmother Mary Elizabeth Emond.
"Mary Elizabeth Bailey was born near Derby, Iowa, Nov 1860 and departed this life November 26, 1932 at the age of 72 years and sixteen days. She was united in Holy Matrimony to Thomas Gurshom Emond, Oct 22, 1876 at Derby, Iowa. To this union were born eleven children, two boys and one girl preceded their mother in death in early childhood and their first born, "Nellie May" who passed away at the age of 34 years."....

[Note from Kelly Hull, Coffey County coordinator: Length of article was limited to avoid breaking copyright laws. Material less than 75 years old, requires permission of author/owner of said material.]
Please contact Shelly for further details.

GIESEY/GIESY, PARKHURST,WARD,WILSON posted by Deborah King on Monday, June 12, 2000

Researching families of Harriet "Hattie" (Bright Star) GIESEY/GIESY, b. 25 Apr. 1869, Burlington, Coffee Co., KS. Her parents were George GIESY and Edna WARD. According to family history written by her son, Wm. Earle PARKHURST, Hattie and her family were Delaware (Lenape).
Hattie married Walter Wilson PARKHURST, b. 4 Jan 1859, IN (he from LeRoy KS). He was the son of William Thomas PARKHURST and Mary Jane WILSON. Walter and Hattie married June 1886 in Burlington and left immediately to homestead near Liberal, Seward Co. KS.


i. William Earle Parkhurst, b. 18 Aug. 1887
ii. Roy E. Parkhurst.
iii. Jane Parkhurst. Born, circa 1893
iv. Harry H. Parkhurst.
v. Odes E. Parkhurst. Born, circa 1899 m. Sarah unknown.
vi. Nettie Parkhurst.
vii. Olive Parkhurst.
viii. Clarence Willard Parkhurst.
ix. Mary Parkhurst.

Would like to correspond and exchange information with other GIESY, WARD, or PARKHURST researchers.
D. King

BARTLETT, OSBORN, MELDRON posted by John D Purdue on Saturday, June 24, 2000

I am having fits trying to trace down the tru Daniel Bartlett that is in my family line.

He is buried at St. John's Cemetery near Aliceville and his son, John W. is buried at Altamont Cemetery in Aliceville.

My problem comes in trying to trace anything further back, especially their wives and to find John W.'s grandchildren.

I have names and birth dates of all of John W.'s children, one of which is my Grand Mother. And that's as far as I go. My info on them follows:

Daniel Bartlett
John W. Bartlett
B-1822At-VAB-2 Sep 1842At-OH
D-1889At-Coffey Co. KSD-11 Jan 1929At-Coffey Co. KS
Spouse-Mahala Osborn
Spouse-Emma C Meldron
B-1819At-NCB-8 Apr 1857At-NYC
D-1893At-Coffey Co. KSD-5 Oct 1932At-Coffey Co. KS

I have John W.'s obituary from 1929 and it says he came to Coffey Co. after serving in the Civil War. He came there from MO. He then married Emma C. Meldron. Thank you so much, Johnny

COX, VAN ATTA posted by Thomas Henslee on Wednesday, June 28, 2000

I am looking for info on the COX and VAN ATTA families. My g-grandfather was John C. (Clyde) Cox, born about 1870. My g-grandmother was Ethel Van Atta, born about 1875. She was born in the Coffeyville area. I'm not sure where he was born. Any info will be helpful.
Tom Henslee

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