[Kansas GenWeb]
    July thru December 2002
    Coffey County, Kansas

DAVIS posted by Kathy Davis Steinman on Monday, July 8, 2002

Looking for information regarding an Benjamin S. and Sophia A (McClure) Davis who lived in Burlington, KS. Benjamin died around 1873. Family moved to area after the Civil War from Michigan. Children of Benjamin and Sophia are as follows:
1. Martha m. Jesse Wagner
2. Girl died in infancy
3. Elkanah m. Sarah McCalley or McCullough
4. John C. m. Elizabeth Robinson
5. Oliver m. Rebecca
6. George W. m. Sarah E.
7. Ephraim died at father's house in Burlington. Ephraim unmarried
8. Benjamin died young, unmarried
9. William died young, unmarried
10. Nathaniel died young, unmarried
11. Agnes R. m. George Woodward
12. Sophia A. m. Andrew Robert Proud
JOHNSON, BROWN posted by John Walters on Saturday, July 13, 2002

I am looking for info on Nathniel Doty Johnson and his wife Elizabeth (Brown)They appear in the 1865 census for Coffey County. I am told that Nathaniel died in Fort Scott Kansas but I am unable to find any death record for him, which would hopefully provide me with information on his parents. Would appreciate hearing from anyone that might be connected to this line.
BRYANT, GIESY posted by James H. Bryant on Sunday, July 14, 2002

Am looking for information about my grandfather and great grandfather. My grandfather, John Ruston BRYANT was born about 11/29/1854 in Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada. His father, Henry, was born in England and emigrated to Canada. Am not sure if his mother, Unknown RUSTON, was born in England or Canada. Am told that the mother went to England, taking a younger son. Do not know what happened to the father, but am told that he emigrated from Canada to either Kansas or Nebraska. The next known record of my grandfather, John, was in the 1880 U.S. Census - He was living with the John W. GIESY Family and working as a laborer. He later married the GIESY's daughter, Minnie. Among their Children were May, Millie, and Hazel. Minnie died about 1898, and he married Ida May HENKLE in 1902. He owned a hardware store in Aliceville, which I believe was destroyed by a tornado about 1903. He emigrated to Rock Island, Colorado County, Texas about 1910, where he owned a ranch/farm. He had six children of his second marriage: John Henry (b. in Aliceville), Goldie May (b. in Neosho Falls), Emma Pearl (b. in Neosho Falls), Howard Mearl, Vernon Wilson, Melvin Lloyd. His wife, Ida May, died in 1920, and he died in 1947. Any information will be most appreciated!
CHRISTY posted by Anna Marie Wilson on Friday, August 9, 2002

I am searching for any descendants of Alice Christy. Her parents were John Christy and Annie (Glennon) Christy. Alice was born in 1871. She had a little brother John born in 1875. Her mother Annie died at his birth, and he died a month later. Her father John remarried - Susan. John, Annie, Susan and baby John are buried in St. Patrick's-Emerald cemetery. However, I can find nothing about Alice. If this family is familiar to you, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. Kindest Regards, Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson Lone Grove, OK.
ALICEVILLE posted by Helen M. White on Sunday, August 25, 2002

I have been unsuccessful in finding information about Aliceville, Kansas. I Think this was and still is a small town near a railroad stop and an agricultural area. My family PEKAR attempted to settle there in 1888. They were Germans from Paltinossa, Romania, trying to find suitable farmland. My Question is---Why Aliceville ? What was the allure, except that it was close to a railroad stop. The summer of 1888 must have been a bad one, because they ended up in Chehalis, Wa. by the spring of 1889. Can anyone offer any info ? hwhitemc@msn.com
FIRST, GEER posted by James Tracey on Friday, August 30, 2002

I am looking for descendants of Jacob First and Lucinda Geer. Jacob is the son of Phineas First and Elizabeth Franks and she was married #1 to James Fluhart/Fluharty and he is the grandson of Jacob Furst/First of Fayette County, PA and also the grandson of Michael Franks II and Elizabeth Livingood and ggrandson of Michael Franks Sr. of Fayette County, PA. I am also looking for descendants of Jacob First's nephew Samuel First s/o Phineas and Elizabeth married to Sue E. Manges and were living in Brown County, KS. Jacob First b Wayne County, OH m Lucinda Geer in Lucas County, OH d/o Smith & Orlinda Geer - lived in Fulton County, OH and removed to Coffey County, KS between 1875-1880 was on 1880 Census Rockcreek Twp, Coffey County, KS.
I am a descendant of Jacob Furst/First, Phineas First, Samuel First and Eliza Keister, Hester A. First and Wilson Tracey, Elmer Tracey and Jessie May Laughlin, Glenn Tracey and Marylin Stoler. My information came from the Jewell-Fluhart Book and Six Generations of Franks by Donald Sublette. I am trying to document and confirm the information. Not all of Jacob and Lucinda's children came to Coffey County, KS, some stayed in and around Fulton County, OH. I would like to correspond with descendants and I am willing to share my information.
BERLINCOURT posted by John Shaffer on Tuesday, September 3, 2002

I'm looking for someone that will do local research in Coffey County on the "Berlincourt's". There is a Administration Document at the Court house that is the Probate record to start with. Mary Berlincourt. Case # 52. File Date, 12/27/1879. Mary's husband was Alphense, (Alphonso). Berlincourt. They both moved there after the 1870 Illinois Census and both died there. Thanks. John. GoodThunder@mfi.net
MARRIOTT posted by Keith Winkelman on Tuesday, September 3, 2002

I'm looking for information on my great grandfather, William Marriott. He was born in 1853 in Lincolnshire, England, and came to the US in 1873-4. He settled in Waverley with his wife Mary in 1878-9. There they had three children, Anna Louise b. 1879 (my grandmother), Laura Elizabeth, b1881, and Lottie Bell, b1883. Mary then died and William remarried to Mary Jane Clark in 1897 - we think up in Lawrence, KS. The couple then had four more children while living in Waverly. They were J.Percey b.1899, Kate, b1902, Henry, b.1904, and Steven b.1908. They then removed to Howell Co., MO, for several years. William and Mary eventually returned to Waverly, where William died on April 21, 1923. Mary Jane died in 1911 and we believe they are buried together in or near Waverly. I'm looking for confirmation of any or all of this information. Keith Winkelman
RILEY posted by Holly Osborn on Sunday, September 8, 2002

I am in search of my great grandmothers grave in Coffey County Kansas. Her name was Sarah Brady Riley-buried in 1873 in a prairie cemetery in Leroy Kansas. If anyone knows anything about her or family of her, please email me. Holly at peeweesmama@aol.com
NORTON posted by Rick Booe on Saturday, September 14, 2002

Looking for information on the family of Albert Norton from Waverly,Ks
WARD, TURNER posted by Tuty Payne on Sunday, September 15, 2002

I am researching Almira (Ward) and Henry Turner in Star Township, Coffey Co, KS who were on the 1900 census. Would like information on their obituaries. Thanks!
SMITH, BOWMAN, WATKINS posted by Rita Winter on Saturday, September 28, 2002

I am looking for information on my Great Grandmother. Her name was Hettie Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Philip Smith and Margaret Jane Bowman. She was born Feb. 26, 1867 and married George Washington Watkins on Dec. 10, 1891. They settled in Coffey County KS. There were several Bowman's in the area also. Any information would be deeply appreciated.
GRAF, KRUSE posted by Corliss Clay on Saturday, October 19, 2002

In 1928, a Mrs. F. W. Graf, Agricola, Kas., was listed as surviving sister of Fritz Kruse in Grand Island, NE newspaper. Fritz Kruse was 82, so Mrs. Graf was born ca 1830-1860 in Germany. How do I find more info?
HULSE/HULTZ posted by Mary(Ivey)Kramer on Friday, November 1, 2002

Still looking for info on Job Hulse/Hultz. He was born 1835, married 1870 to Heste-Ann Matilda Ivey. They had 7 children. I believe he might have died between 1893 and 1900, maybe closer to 1900, because on the 1900 Census for Potowatomie twp of Coffee Co. his wife said she had been married 30 years. The date of the census was June 8, 1900, so I'm guessing he had just died. The birth of their last child, Jacob R. Hulse, is June 1894. Thanks for any help you can give me on this. Mary (Ivey) Kramer My email address has changed to: mimah2@yahoo.com
MORRIS posted by Jim Morris on Thursday, November 21, 2002

John and Sarah Morris were in Avon TWP during the 1870 census. They lived near John's brother, George, and their probable mother, Rachel. They were in Hamilton County, IN in 1860. By 1880 they were living in Sumner County. I am interested in any information about this family, especially the whereabouts of Rachel's husband, Levi, who has disappeared from the record by 1870. There was also a William Morris family living nearby in Avon in 1870. William may have been a contemporary of Levi. Any information on this family?
COLLINS posted by Gina Easley on Thursday, November 21, 2002

I would like to request a lookup on an obituary of Webster Collins who was born December 19, 1925 and died May 1984 at Waverly, Coffey Co., Kansas. Any additional information would be appreciated.
CORNELL, MARRS posted by Julie Rosales on Saturday, November 23, 2002

Would like to know how to locate a birth record from 1875? Phebe (Cornell) and Preston Marrs were living in Eclipse in Feb. 1875 from Phebe's handwritten note inside of an old family book. My grandfather Almanza Marrs was born the following month, in March. Thanks for any help! Julie
FLEMING posted by John Hughes on Saturday, November 23, 2002

Seeking information on FLEMING's of Cloud & Coffey Counties, Kansas. Ella Mellissa FLEMING was born 1874, probably Kansas. Her children were Pansy born 1893 Kansas and Oscar Franklin FLEMING born 1896 Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas. Their father was Walter FLEMING. {Does anyone have a marriage record for Ella FLEMING and Walter FLEMING?} Ella's parents were Franklin FLEMING and Lydia TRYON. Franklin was born 1843 West Virginia and died 1909. He is buried in Morrison Cemetery (Macyville). Likely siblings for Ella are Mahala born 1878, George born 1881, and an unnamed infant born abt 1883. All three are buried in Morrison Cemetery. Ella married George NUTTER in Coffey County 1899 were they lived for many years. Any information on FLEMING's is appreciated. John
HOFFMANS, WEIGAND posted by Elizabeth Stevens on Friday, December 20, 2002

Who has information about the Hoffmans and Weigand families in Coffey County? I'd like to contact someone for any family information they might have developed. My grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Hoffmans Gufler.
KEYS, DOLLOFF posted by Betsy Levenson on Monday, December 30, 2002

I don't know much about my family such as WHEN they came to the Coffey County area, but I know they lived/live(?) all over Coffey County - Waverly (a bunch of family buried in cemetery there), Halls Summit, Lebo & Burlington. My Grandfather was Maurice Cecil Keys, who died in March 1967. We have recently found some notes made by him in March 1964, but they are sketchy. If any one has ANY information concerning the following families, I would be forever grateful. John or James Keys, (thought to have been killed by lightning while putting up hay around 1900) wife: Matilda Ingram Keys Children: William (Will) (two daughters Lucille & Alma & son Claude) James E. (Ed) (daughter Fern ? and son Ray who "got to be a mogul around Lebo") Charles M. (Charley) (my great-grandfather - married Myrtle Martha Dolloff, ran off in 1909 to Texas where he died in 1926 buried in Waverly cemetery - had 4 chldren Maurice, Melba, Dorothy-died in early childhood, and Myron. Myrtle later remarried Robert E. Brown) Carrie (think she married a Jackson and lived in Chanute KS) Amy (married Charley West who is "buried down at Halls Summit" - children: Harold & Loren West - Loren went to Waverly High School and later to Riverside CA) George Edwin Dolloff - ended up living on a farm 2 miles North of Halls Summit on what was called a McFadden Farm. Was buried in Waverly cemetery in August 1947 Mary Hannah Jones - daughter of Thomas Griffith (Tavilaw)Jones & Rebecka Evans Jones - both from Wales. Mary born Nov. 12 1864 in Wales, came to America with her family in 1868 or 1873. Married George Dolloff April 15. 1881 (had 12 children, the oldest Earl, born in Burlington. Second oldest, Myrtle Martha married Charles M. Keys in 1901. Then married Robert E. Brown around 1918. Moved to Emporia in 1930. believe both Robert Brown & Myrtle Dolloff Keys Brown are buried in Waverly cemetery). Mary Dolloff buried in the Waverly cemetery in July 1952.
McCARTHY posted by Betsy Levenson on Monday, December 30, 2002

My grandmother, Blanche Loyola McCarthy Keys 3/12/1900-Jan 12, 1981, was born in Waverly and is buried in the Waverly cemetery. I know that her family was from around the Waverly area but I don't have anything else to go on except her parents were Edmond McCarthy (son of Edwin & Julia Boyle McCarthy)and Elizabeth Agnes O'Neil (dau of Daniel & Jane Purcell O'Neil). Edmond & Elizabeth had at least 2 other children, Edna & Francis (and maybe another son named Con). Any records or information for this family would be appreciated.
ROHR, WRIGHT, QUAKENBUSH posted by Ramona Rohr on Monday, December 30, 2002

I'm looking for information on the Rohr family. Henry Rohr sr. came to Kansas from Indiana around 1880. His daughter Margaret(Rohr) Quakenbush married Justin Hammond. II'm also looking for the child of Tinnie (Rohr) Veach that was adopted by her aunt and uncle Nim and Ellen Burgett. I would also appreciate any information on the Robert E. Wright family. They moved around a lot, but their daughter Charlotte married William Rohr and raised a family in LeRoy. Thanks for any help.

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