[Kansas GenWeb]
    January thru June 2002
    Coffey County, Kansas

PARK posted by Lettie Greer on Thursday, January 3, 2002

I would like a copy of the obits of Clarence Garfield Park, died 12/23/1969, bur. LeRoy KS; his wife, Lula SeLettie Baker Park, died 12/??/1964, bur. LeRoy KS. Thank you.
COKELEY posted by Peggy Quintero on Saturday, January 5, 2002

I would very much like to know what you have on the Cokeley line. I believe that John Wesley Cokeley was the father of John J. Cokeley who was the father of John Moore Cokeley who is my step-father, who is alive and kicking here in Mesa, Arizona. He has an email address that I can forward on to you if you wish. Peggy - Mesa, AZ
FULK posted by Linda Jones on Monday, January 7, 2002

I'm looking for someone who might have access to the 1859 Territorial Census. I would like to have a copy of the page with the Fulk Family on it. I believe it is on page 18 of the census.
BRILES posted by Norma Tracy on Wednesday, January 9, 2002

I would like to contact Julie Bishop who had Briles query in 1998. Her listed e-mail address is no longer valid.

THOMPKINS, NORTON posted by Vickie Booe on Saturday, January 12, 2002

I would like to know if you have any information to share on my grandparents: Arthur A. Norton and Anna Rose Thompkins. They were residents of Waverly, Kansas. Thanks.
LITTLE, FIELD(S) posted by Martha Kendall on Saturday, January 19, 2002

I am looking for the obit or cemetery information for Watson Little, in 1865 census, in 1870 federal census in Coffey Co., married Elizabeth Field(s). He died there, I think that she did not, back to PA.
MONTANYE, MURPHY posted by Mary Murphy on Monday, January 21, 2002

I am looking for information on the Lyman Montanye family which includes Lyman, Emily, and Martha Alice, who married a Daniel Richard Murphy. Do you have any information on this family?
BARTLETT, McKEE posted by Annette Cummings on Thursday, January 24, 2002

I have a picture of Madelyn Bartlett taken in Columbus, KS; picture of her brother Joe taken in Olathe, KS. I think the Bartletts are related to my McKee family.
THOMPSON, WOODS posted by Annette Cummings on Thursday, January 24, 2002

Looking for family of William Thompson - MIA during the Civil War. Son of Joseph and Mary (Milligan) Thompson, b. abt 1828, OH. His wife was Mary Ann Woods. Children: Samuel C., b. abt 1845 OH; Elizabeth, b. abt 1848 OH; Mary Jane, b. abt 1853 IL; Robert W., b. abt 1855 IL; Jas Alex, b. abt 1860 IL. Will exchange info.
HULSHIZER posted by Kathy McNew posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2002

Looking for information on Abner Hulshizer, unknown as to when he came to the area. I have located him on the 1920 census in Hampden Twp. Coffey Co., KS, as a farmer. I know that he had one son by the name of Arthur, with possibly two other children, Hattie and William. If anyone knows of this family, please let me know, I have been searching for my ggrandfathers family for a number of years. Have information that I would be willing to exchange. Thank You
WISE posted by Margrethe Wise posted on Friday, February 8, 2002

Am looking for any information on James Wise, father to George Ward Wise, b. Lebo, Kansas, 1/12/1880. My grandfather is George Ward. Know his mother remarried, but don't even have her given name. My understanding is my g.father was one of two boys (at least in the James Wise marriage). Legend has my g.father left home when his mother remarried.
CRABTREE, CHATHAM, posted by Miji Ryan posted on Friday, February 8, 2002

Is there any record of the wife of Thomas Crabtree, one of the founders of LeRoy? In the 1880 census the Isaac Chatham who has been living with him for at least 20 years is characterized as "cousin by marriage". I'm trying to put together the tangled family relationships for the Payne children who were put under Chatham's guardianship in 1858.
NORTON posted by Rick Booe posted on Sunday, February 10, 2002

Would you have any information on any Norton's living around Agricola in the late 1800's until 1950's. Is Agricola in Coffee county?
BOLEN, SNODGRASS, posted by Tigger Buskirk posted on Monday, February 11, 2002

Looking for Bolen families in Coffey Co KS.

Family 1 I'd like to verify info:
Adam BOLEN m Rose Ann VINEY d KS?
m 1876 Coffey Co KS Mary BEAR
Children of Rose Ann and Adam Bolen:
1 Sarah J Bolen b 1843 IN
2 Margaret Ann Bolen* b 1845 IN married John Snodgrass
3 Susan Bolen m Levi Olmstead in Iowa
4 Benjamin F Bolen** m Margaret Adaline Courtney
5 John W Bolen
6 Wm Bolen
7 Charles Bolen
8 Sanora Bolen
9 Mary F Bolen

*Margaret A Bolen and John Snodgrass children:
1 Wm E Snodgrass
2 Eva Snodgrass b 1864 KS
3 Lovie J Snodgrass b 1869 KS
4 Florence Snodgrass b 1872 KS
5 Walter L Snodgrass b 1874 KS

**Benjamin & M Adaline Courtney Bolen children:
1 Robert Bolen
2 Samuel Bolen
3 Rose Ann Bolen
4 Charles A Bolen
5 Lola M Bolen
6 Elizabeth Bolen

2nd Family:
Benjamin F Bolen m Nancy Courtney 1847-1898
(Benjamin is a cousin to family 1, his father was Joseph a half-brother to Adam Bolen)

Did Adam and Rose Ann die in Coffey Co KS?
Did Benjamin & Nancy have children?

Would like to find descendants of any of these people. Would also like to find documentation to verify this information that was passed along to me.

Thanks! I have Joseph & Adam's siblings and parents with most all information documented.
NAPIER, GRANT, posted by Charlene Riley on Saturday, February 16, 2002

I had found the Obit on Rene Napier on your web page. It doesn't say where he was buried or where the funeral was or anything of that sort. Also, I don't know when Elisabeth (his wife died or if she is buried with him). I haven't found any thing telling me when his daughter Frances Jane Napier Grant died or where she is buried either. Any help you can give me I would appreciate.
Charlene Riley
KENTON posted by Ed Cannon on Sunday, February 17, 2002

I am looking for information on Clement and Eliza Kenton (land, court, newspaper etc) who lived in the county from at least 1870-1875. Clement ran a livery stable.
Would you be able to help or is there someone else who could.
SCHERMERHORN posted by Richard A. on Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Was wondering whether you had any newspaper obit. clipping(s) for an Earl Schermerhorn whose will was probated in Coffey Co., KS, on 11/27/1962 or for a Lena A. Schermerhorn whose foreign will was recorded in Coffey Co., KS, on 6/17/1997. ? The numbers for the respective will filings are: for Earl - No. 4027; for Lena - 97PR22. I thank you in advance for any assistance you can give to this inquiry. Yours sincerely, Richard A., a "Schenectady Branch" Schermerhorn family descendant.
DUVALL posted by Marilyn Schmitt on Friday, March 1, 2002

The Kansas Rural Letter Carrier's Association is attempting to put together a scrapbook with pictures and biographical profiles on all the past presidents of the association. ROSS DUVALL from Waverly, Kansas was president 1930-1932. Do you have any information on this person?

Ken Keely, Historian for the association, would appreciate knowing who to contact that may be able to give him the information he is searching for if you do not have it.

Thank you for any help you can give.

Marilyn Schmitt
Research Volunteer/Secretary
Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical-Historical Society

DAVIES posted by Jeff Delves on Friday, March 1, 2002

I recently carried out an Internet search for "Tir Bach", the name of a farm in South Wales where some of my ancestors lived - and was delighted to see a reference to an obituary in Coffey County, Kansas. This was in your listing of Obituaries & Death Notices 1925-1929 Coffey County, Kansas.

David Lewis DAVIES, 1849-1929, was the brother of my maternal grandmother Gwenllian (1861-1958) - he was therefore my great-uncle. According to my family records David had 4 children : Lewis, John Howell, Sophia, & Ivor. The 3 sons all married, but Sophia was unmarried - she was the one who kept up correspondence with my mother. David's grandfather was Jeffrey DAVIES of Llanddeusant, a close friend of the famous hymn-writer William WILLIAMS of Pantycelyn, and he himself played an very important part in the religious life of South Wales. In recent years there have been a number of family reunions of the descendants of Jeffrey DAVIES, & it is good to note that Tir Bach is still owned by "family", although the farmhouse itself is now in rather poor condition. I myself live in East Anglia, c60 miles NE of London, but I have a small cottage in North Wales in the village where my mother was born, so I spend about a week each month in Wales.

Your listing refers to a "nice obit" for David in the Lebo Enterprise of 20th June 1929. I would be very grateful if you could arrange for a transcription of this obituary to be sent to me. I would also much like to make contact with David's descendants - I believe that his son Ivor in particular had a number of grandchildren.

Very much hoping that you will be able to help me in this matter - or perhaps put me in touch with someone who can help me,

With best wishes, Jeff Delves
TIMMONS, VANDERBURGH posted by K. Timmons on Thursday, March 21, 2002

I'm looking for information on a great grandmother several times removed. Her name was Charlotte Jane Timmons (Vanderburgh), married to Wingate (W.W.) Timmons. I have sketchy information that she died in 1862 in Neosho, Coffey Co. Kansas. Have you came across either name in your research? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You
BINGAMAN posted by Sarah Bingaman Schwartz on Monday, March 18, 2002

I'm looking for information about my grandfather's family. Albert Orr Bingaman was born in Burlington, KS, on May 24, 1907. His parents were Harry and Nancy Minnie "Arminnie" Bingaman. Harry's mother, Mary Elizabeth Welcome, died in Burlington on July 12, 1911. Her husband was Solomon Albert Bingaman. Any information about the Bingaman family in Kansas (census records, etc.) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Sarah Bingaman Schwartz
COFFEY, SKAGGS posted by Norma Wegner on Sunday, March 24, 2002

I am trying to locate any information about my great grandfather. He was married to Elizabeth Scaggs Coffey. He had two sons and a daughter. Sons' names were Thurman Coffey and Carl Haskell Coffey. We know he was of German descent and emigrated here during Bismarck's reign prior to World War I. He moved to Kansas when he was diagnosed as having tuberculosis, leaving his family in Florida. Can anyone help?
BOLEN posted by Tigger Buskirk on Monday, March 25, 2002

Does anyone know to which Bolen family Charles belongs? CHARLES BOLEN b 15 Mar 1897 d Dec 1975 Le Roy, Coffey, KS (information from SSDI) Also could someone tell me to which Bolen family Frank Bolen belongs? He was married 14 FEB 1895 to Laura Jones. Maybe someone has a 1900 or 1910 or 1920 census and could do a look up? Please? Or maybe find if there's an obit for them?
LAWRENCE, CLAIBOURN, DENHAM posted by Beverly (Lawrence) Huckins on Friday, April 19, 2002

I live in SD but my father's family arrived in Coffey County around the Strawn area by 1861. My great-grandfather was Solomon B. Lawrence; all or at least several of his sons traveled to KS with him from Ohio. The Bailey P. Claibourn family also lived in Coffey County in those early times. I also am looking for information about O.W. Denham and his family, and some Tharp family members probably were there, too. Solomon's wife, Martha, was a Tharp, and some of her family came to KS from OH. I have been wondering about church records as well as old newpaper records. I visited the library in New Strawn in 1995 and we found some books and records, but didn't have long enough to search. I've been told there is a book "Early Day History of Coffey County". Is this book available for purchase or is it in a library where I might get it by library loan? The Zimri Lawrence with his father, Solomon, & Claibourn families moved to Wilson County, the Fredonia area, by 1880. There had been several deaths (an epidemic-small pox ?) and it seemed best to move. - Thanks for any help you can give me. - Beverly (Lawrence) Huckins.
BRADLEY, LUYSTER posted by Charles Davis on Tuesday, April 23, 2002

Searching for descendants of William John & Jennie Bell (Luyster) Bradley; they were md in Kansas in 1886; had at least 4 children: (Chaplain) William Roy Bradley, b 1888/90; Matthew b 1891; Ethel Kate (Bradley) Bedenbender, b 1893; & Jane, b 1899. Family was in Allen, Woodson, & Coffey County. Have Jennie Bell Luyster's line back 8 generations; nothing on Bradley ancestors.
HOLLAND, JONES posted by Sandra Jones on Tuesday, April 30, 2002

I am looking for any information that may exist on the Holland Families in Avon Township Coffey County. There are a few and they may be related. In the 1859, a G. Holland 2, 1860 a Jarad (Jarard) Holland 122/122 and in 1865 Girard Holland 31/31. The daughter of G or J Holland, Ida, married Richard Jones and is reported in the 1880 Washington, Washington, Kansas with their son Herbert and Ida's siblings. If any one has or can find more information on these people I may be able to continue with my Holland/Jones family. Thanks
KEITH, STUTES, GRAYBEAL posted by Vicki Stutes on Tuesday, April 30, 2002

My father in law is the son of Sadie Keith and Oscar Stutes. Sadie is the daughter of Cora Lee Keith and James Graybeal. After Cora's death Sadie was raised by her grandparents Samuel Keith and his wife Amanda. I know that Sadie and Oscar lived in Burlington Kansas, later moved to Boicourt Kansas near Pleasanton, Kansas and also lived in numerous small towns in that area. I would like to received any info you might have on the Keith line. I am also willing to share my data on the Stutes branch.
ZICKEFOOSE posted by David Smith on Wednesday, May 1, 2002

My GGG Grandfather Sampson Zickefoose is listed on your site and has given me a starting point for finding records and where he is buried. Thanks, David A. Smith Leadville, CO
SHOBE posted by Hal Phillips on Friday, May 10, 2002

Interested in contacting anyone connected to Shobe family. I have lots of information to exchange. Hal Phillips shobe.descendants@cox.net
SHOBE posted by Mike Meisinger on Saturday, May 11, 2002

My wife's GGGG Grandmother was Elizabeth Shobe. She was born November 23, 1783 and died November 19, 1843 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri. She married Michael Alkire May 30, 1802. Michael was born September 5, 1777 in Virginia and died October 8, 1845 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri. Elizabeth and Michael were some of the earliest settlers in that part of Missouri. I only know of one of their children, Elizabeth Alkire, who was born August 25, 1818 and died December 18, 1905 in Chamois, Osage County, Missouri. She married Armstrong Carr Dudgeon. Elizabeth and Armstrong's son moved to Southwest Missouri just east of Pittsburg, KS and their children moved to Pittsburg. Do you see any connection between your family and my Elizabeth Shobe?
PROUT posted by Candy c/o Fred L. Negus on Saturday, May 11, 2002

I found old query where you mention Prout.Coffee County Kansas. I am researching Prout Kansas. James Taylor Prout my great grandfather settled in Kansas. My mother was born in Morland Kansas. Do you have anymore information on the Prout's in Kansas?
MANLEY, HOOSE posted by Nancy Rube on Sunday, May 12, 2002

I see that you have a Julius B. Manley listed in the obits for Coffey Co. He was my ggrandfather. Is there any way I can find out more about his life in that area and that of his wife Ida Hoose Manley? I know he was a physician, a dentist and owned a drug store, but I'd love to know more. Can you give me some suggestions? I also have a receipt for a plot in the Union Cemetery which was bought by Alice Way Hoose, the mother of Ida Way Hoose. But I have absolutely no idea who is buried there. I've written to the Union Cemetery Assoc. which is the name on the receipt, but it was returned as undeliverable. Also have a deed for a plot at the Wauseon cemetery bought by the husband of Alice Way Hoose. Don't know whose there either. This is very frustrating. Can you give me any help at all? I would really appreciate it.
BALL posted by David Stanton Ball on Wednesday, May 22, 2002

My great-great grandfather, Cyrus A. Ball (14 July 1833-4 November 1916) and his wife Annette Adams Ball moved to the Lebo area around 1878. I photographed their gravestones in Lincoln Cemetery about 20 years ago, and other relatives as well (great-great grandmother Emily Jane Chaffin Mock Holman, great-grandmother Margaret Victoria Mock Ball (1874-1928), great-grandfather Brady Stanton Ball (June 1877-19 June 1948) and some of Cyrus/Annette's children and Brady/Margaret's children. I'm planning on stopping by Lebo in the near future to photograph some additional Ball family gravesites in Lincoln Cemetery. I'm interested in obtaining obituaries on Cyrus, Brady, and Margaret and would like to know the best way of getting these. Unfortunately, I only have Margaret's year of death from her gravestone. I was wondering if Lincoln Cemetery might have any records of her death date. I am just getting started on our genealogy, and have been very lucky to find a tremendous amount of information on the Internet thanks to fine people like you. This morning I found Emily Jane's obituary on the Coffey County site, a couple of mentions of Cyrus in the old Lebo newspapers, and burial information on Elvira Ball (wife of Winfield A. Ball of Lebo). Any information you could give me would be of great help.
David Stanton Ball
Fort Worth, Texas (native of Lawrence, Kansas)
BRANDON posted by Gail Solberg on Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Looking for information on Benjamin Frank Brandon. Born abt.1830 Indiana. Died in Burlington,Coffey County,Kansas. First wife was Rhoda Smith. children:(William Martin Brandon b.30 Jul 1856 Quincy,Adams,Iowa,d.5 Feb 1936, m.Elizabeth Caroline Van Winkle 26 Apr 1877.)(Almyra Melissa b,14 Aug 1858 Springield,Sangamon,Illinos,d.16 Jul 1941, m.Samuel Ernst McGeaw 7 Apr 1899.)(Mattie Martha m.William Morgan 26 Apr 1877.) (Jim & Mary Twins died when small) Second wife Retta Jones. Father Martin Brandon. This is all the information I have. Any help you can send on my way would be greatly appreciated. Gail
BALL posted by David Stanton Ball on Thursday, May 30, 2002

I am not sure if you do lookups or not. But would appreciate your help if possible. I am looking for Walter R. Kough b. April 1864 in Coffey County Kansas. He married a Myrtle b. 1874 in Kansas they had 2 children, Hazel and Fern. Hazel was born in Coffey County. Looking for any information and some on Walter's parents. Hope you can help. Thank you. Brenda.
SPAUGY posted by Kimberlee Spaugy on Sunday, June 9, 2002

I am looking for my gggrandfather, Jacob Spaugy who's burried at the Logue Cemetery in LeRoy Kansas. I have a picture of his old tombstone that is quite small but has his name on it. One of my relatives actually went to the cemetery in the late 70's and restored it and gave pictures ot all of us. How come it isn't listed on your "S" section.

I'm worried now that it's been broken or cracked and forgotton and no one can ever find it and it's lost at that cemetery. It was a small stand up stone about 2 feet hight that was round at the top and read "Jacob Spaugy" aged 36 years." .Can you please help me with any info on this? I've been searching my family history for 12 years and just found the final trace from Germany to US in 1833 and now I wanted to get a picture of his grave and I can't find it.

Also, Kelly, there is another wonderful thing that no one in Coffey County has been able to tell me about either - Jacob dug a ditch in Kansas called the "Spaugy Ditch" I hear that Coffey Co. Historial Society wrote about it in their gazette quarterly once. They described Jacob as an early pioneer who carved swamp land with his mule and made the biggest man-made ditch that is still being used today.

I'd appreciate any info on this.

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