Douglas County Kansas Queries


Edwin ROBINSON (b.1832-ENG) & Sarah Robinson (b.1831-ENG) Children: John H. ROBINSON (b.1858-PA) Residence: Lower Chichester, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania Residence: Junction City, Davis Co. (now Geary Co.), Kansas Edwin ROBINSON (b.1832-ENG) & Emma Elizabeth HORRY (b.1846-ENG) Children: Deborah Mae ROBINSON (b.9/29/1867-near Lawrence, KS) Residence: near Lawrence, Douglas Co., Kansas Residence: Junction City, Davis Co. (now Geary Co.), Kansas

8 August 1997, John Matrow

Baldwin, Skaggs

I am looking for any information an John W. Baldwin Married Loretta Skaggs 7/ Aug./ 1884 in Lawrence Ks.

25 July 1997, Joyce Wilson


I am searching for information on my gg grandfather Robert A. BERRY he married Margurette Ann. They were both living in Douglas county at the time of their deaths. Robert died December 12, 1928 Le Compton and Margurette died November 23, 1915. I am interested in information on their children, Frank, George, Joseph, Margaret, W.E. and Robert A. Their other son was John Henry Berry born Sept. 15, 1859, I am told in the area around Le Compton. Thanks.

14 July 1997, Donna

Wood, Minner

David Orlo Wood married Mary R. Minner circa 1877 in Douglas Co. KS. The 1880 census shows them with 7 children in Dickinson Co. KS. I am researching ALL descendants of David Orlo Wood and Mary R. Minner to put in my Minner Family History Book.

13 July 1997, Audrey Schroeder


OSBORN, looking for any information about my g-uncle George W. OSBORN came to Lawrence about 1868 d: Jan 19,1879. He owned some kind of business, he had been in the livery business before moving to Lawrence. Also any information about his brother Charles Franklin OSBORN. Thanks for any help you can give me.

6 July 1997, BILL OSBORN


My grandmother was married in 1918 to Claude Testerman, who was son of a Preacher in Lawrence, KS. He had several brothers and sisters who were students at college there. I could not find their graves in cemetery book. What became of the Testerman's?

5 July 1997, Nancy Robinson


MILLARD FILLMORE JONES b. July 13,1854 in Ohio. In 1880 census was in Douglas Co. with wife Candice? and sons Guy H. age 3 and Frank M. age 1. Need information on his parents and early life.

4 July 1997, Opal Hill


Looking for information on Lewis STAGGERS, his wife (believed to be Jane SMITH) and their children. A Lewis STAGGERS is in the 1850, 1860 and 1870 census of Douglas County, KS. Believe this is the same Lewis STAGGERS that appeared in the 1840 census in Licking County, OH and that he married Jane SMITH, d/o Bazil and Catherine (STAGGERS) SMITH. Also believe Lewis had a daughter, Sarah, who married a HADLEY and a son who was named Bazil STAGGERS. Will to share info on the SMITH and STAGGERS/STIGERS families.

22 June 1997, Bill Johns


Searching for any info on Amelia H. PERKINS m. Carroll DOBBINS before 1847. Listed on Kansas Pioneers living in 1879 list on internet, living in Lawrence, Douglas Co. KS at that time. Possibly a widow as husband is not listed. She is my great great grandmother and am desperately searching for any info available.

17 June 1997, Darlene A


Researching Millard Fillmore Jones. He is in the 1880 Douglas Co. Kansas census with his first wife Candice. She apparently died . In 1886 he married Minnie Olive McPheeters in Franklin Co. Ks. Would like to have any information that would lead me to know M.F.'s parents names, names of siblings. Any information appreciated.

15 June 1997, Opal Hill


I am attempting to find information on Jacob Cook WIZER, who according to information taken from his daughter, Charlotte Temple Wizer Green's obituary was living in the Lecompton area after the Civil War in 1869. Jacob and two sons fought in the War, the sons were killed, he survived and came to Kansas with Charlotte, where she met her future husband and married in 1876. Nothing is known about what happened to her father, Jacob.
I have visited the Maple Grove Cemetery, west of Lecompton, and found the same surname, WIZER, but did not find a Jacob. I would like to know any information available, and would like to know the name of the enitity who has the cemetery records, so I can try to contact them, with the hope of finding Jacob's name listed there. Thank you for any help.

9 June 1997, Kay Brumbaugh


HUNNICUTT, Daniel B., son of Thomas and Susannah [BAILEY] HUNNICUTT was born 19 March 1842 in Clinton County, Ohio. He married Sophia OREN and they were residing in Douglas County, Kansas by 14 August 1884. He died in Douglas County [?] in 1929. Seeking information regarding this individual and ANY OTHERS with the surname HONEYCUTT, HUNEYCUTT, HUNNICUTT throughout the United States. Thanks in advance for any assistance!

30 May 1997, Charlotte & Bill Hines

Nelson, MacQueen

Looking for information on Josiah and Sarah (nee Nelson) MacQueen. Originally from Crawford Cty., PA. Lived near Lawrence, KS in Vineland circa 1884. Had a daughter named Emma who married a Paul Eberhard. Would like to know if there were any other children. What dates, if any exist, for Josiah and Sarah. Thanks.

30 May 1997, Ginni McQueen Kamph

Anderson, Jeffrey, Moore

Looking for relatives/descendants of Melissa Genett (Anderson) Moore, wife of Philip Marshall Moore, daughter of Watson Gates Anderson and Beulah Jane Jeffrey. She resided several years in Lawrence, possibly until her death. She had a grandson, Melvin Gillison Rigg.

29 May 1997, Calvin McBride


Albert or A W Grismore wife Eliza Jane McCarrol supposedly moved to or near Lawrence, Ka sometime in the 1870's . Had children John Thomas - George Calvin - Forrester - Anna E. and Albert. Trying to locate where they lived and parents of wife Eliza Jane.

17 May 1997, Mary & Frank McAlister


My Great-Grandfather was born in Lawrence, Douglas, Kansas in April 6, 1892. I was wondering if you knew where I could write to see if they had a copy of his birth certificate? His name was Martell Beebe. Thank you.

26 April 1997, Leslie Beebe


I am looking for information on a Whitford Thurber or his son Charles L. Thurber. All I know of them is that they lived in Douglas Co. in 1870. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

21 April 1997, Don E. Smith


I am researching the THOMPSON family that moved to Douglas, KS in 1855. I am seeking information on James H THOMPSON b. 1828 Clermont Co, OH d. 1903 Douglas, KS m/. Belinda Carter b. 1832 Clermont Co, OH d. 1891 Douglas, KS the two had nine children with three known have survived to adulthood. The children were: Patience b. 1854 Clermont Co. OH, Isabella b.1856 Douglas,KS Martin Loy b.1857 Douglas,KS d. 1857 Evvy b.1858 Douglas, KS Elizabeth b.1861 Douglas, KS d.1865 Unknown b.1862 d.1862 Lorena Nevada b.1865 Douglas, KS d.1928 Shawnee, OK m 1882 +Robert Washington OGG Robert W. b. 1867 Douglas, KS d.1950 Frank Stayton b. 1869 Dougla, KS d.1959 NY I am looking for the death dates on the first three girls. As well as who Frank Stayton Thompson married? Thank you

16 April 1997, Cheryl T Savell


LUCAS BURNETT b. 21 June 1821 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Moved with parents to Indiana. Went to CA. during the Gold Rush. Then went to Black Jack, KS. where he m. Sarah Ryder on 15 March 1857. Their children were: Steven b. 8 July 1860 near Wellsville d. 6 Jan.1937 Syracuse, Ks.; (all the rest b. at Black Jack) David Wheeler b. 4 Apr. 1862 d. 7 Jan. 1942 Great Falls, MT.; George Albert b. 5 Nov. 1865 d.18 Dec.1946 at Lyndon, KS.;Charles d.NM; Arthur E. d.Lyndon, KS.;Hollis Walter b.10 Sept.1872 d. 11 Nov. 1911 in Lyndon, KS.; Ernest Josiah b. 10 March 1872 d.17 March 1944 in Lyndon,Osage Co.,KS. Lucas d.6 May 1900 at Lyndon, Osage Co., KS and Sarah d. 14 April 1877 at Black Jack, KS. Lucas was m. 2 more times. Does anyone have any information on these marriages and any information on sarahs parents. Thank you.

13 April 1997, Peggy Ingalls Burnett


Elisha Edward GREEN(E) was Born 6 Feb 1868 in Douglas Co, KS. according to our Greene Family Bible. He may have died 1945/1950 in Missouri or Illinois. He married Mary REATY, on 8 Sep 1892 in Lawrence, Douglas co., Kansas. He is the son of Henry Martyn GREENE, Rev. and Col. Born 14 Oct 1833 in Norwitch, New London co, CT., Died 29 Nov 1900 in Lawrence, Douglas co., KS. Buried 2 Dec 1900 in Oak Hill Cem. and Margaret Mary MINOGUE. Born 12 May 1843 in New York City, NY. Died 6 May 1917 in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Buried in Rose City Cem, Multnomah Co., Portland, OR. The siblings of Edward who lived to adulthood were: Henry Martyn Jr., Johiel Bonebrake (Hiel), Frederick Howard, and Charles Kerwin GREENE all born in Douglas CO., KS. I could not find Elisha Edward and Mary in any census in Kansas. PLEASE help me find the children, grandchildren of E.E.GREEN(E) and Mary REATY.Thank you.

21 March 1997, Kathleen


Need help finding Josiah Hutcheson born 1830 and John M.C. Hutcheson born 1832 in Ill. It is said that they made their way down through Missouri and settled in Lawrence, Douglas Co, Kansas.. Both of these brothers married here and raised their families.. They much needed help that would get me going is the parents of these two brothers.. Do any of you out there in cyberland have any information that you could help me with.. No matter how small or how large it is...

10 March 1997, Chuck Davidson


Need help finding the family of John R. Sechrist born 1909 in Douglas or Jefferson County, Kansas. Any help would be deeply appreciated.. Wife and children would be a great help. Thanks so much.

10 March 1997, Chuck Davidson


William Henry SCHOFIELD (b. 4 Mar 1823 Yorkshire, England d. 16 Aug 1889 possibly Brooklyn, NY). Arrived in Wyandotte fall of 1859 from Ohio with wife and four children. 1861 he moved to Douglas County (Baldwin City) where eldest daughter, Emma, attended Baker College. I believe his youngest daughter, Mary G. Schofield was born in Douglas Co. about 1862, and I believe his wife (first name unknown) died in Douglas Co. about 1862. He m2, Louisa THAYER Beardsley 7 Nov. 1865 in Baldwin City. Schofield was an agent for Baker College. I'm looking for any information on Schofield, especially any information on death of first wife, information on 2nd wife, etc. He left Baldwin City in 1868 and founded Williamsburg, KS and built a railroad.

2 March 1997, Dayonne Barnum


Would like to correspond with anyone researching the following family. Dr. Jason Holloway, b. 1820 Wayne Co, IN; d. 1898 Baldwin City, Douglas Co. Marr. 1st Harriet Dodd; 2nd Sophrina Dodd (sisters). Ch: Sarah Jane (marr. A.B. Smith); Orlando James; Willie Roy; these by 1st wife. By 2nd wife: Frank; Josephine (marr. James Lawrence); Mary (marr. Ervin Speraw); Charles "Dick"; Lura/Laura; & Harriet (marr Chas Gleason). Would like birthdates of Sarah Jane, Willie Roy, & Lura/Laura. Also birthdate & date of death of 1st wife Harriet Dodd; believe she died in IN.

27 February 1997, Vivian Creeden


Ray H. Davenport b. 1885 in Douglas, Kansas. Don't know whether that is the county or the city of Douglas in Cowley Co. Looking for parents or descendants. Ray died in Oklahoma in 1953. He was a carnival worker.

26 February 1997, Susan Laubengayer


HALL, H Seymour - Civil War Veteran, initially with the 121st NY Vols then to other regiments. Was living in Lawrence KS on Oct 17, 1896 as I have a letter from him so dated. Looking for any information as to the disposition of his records, letters and artifacts. Are they housed in a public or private institution?

25 January 1997, Jerry Reed


Seeking info & decsendents of ALBERT B. BOWMAN & KATE (MORGAN0 BOWMAN married in Douglas Co., Ks. 5 Feb. 1877.

25 January 1997, Jim Leith


Seeking info & descendents of T.J. (Thomas) HUTCHINSON listed in the 1885 Douglas Co., Ks census Ag. 42 b. Ky. Wife S.J. HUTCHINSON --Children: Corda, Cora & Fred.

25 January 1997, Jim Leith


Searching for parents and siblings of Jacob MILLER who was born 1866 in Switzerland and came to America when 18 years of age. Settled in Kansas and was married to Katherine REINICK at Lawrence, Kansas in 1889. Parents were Isaac and Elizabeth MILLER but they did not move west to WA with Jacob. What happened to them and who were his siblings and where did they go? Will appreciate any help.

15 January 1997, Lora Eccles


Looking for any info on William Heigle or anyone looking for the same last name. I know he was in Lawrence,Kansas in the 1880's. He had several kids born there. He traveled from Lawrence to Cleburne county, Arkansas. He went back to Lawrence, Kansas in the 1920's and he died there. I need Birth and death dates. Thanks.

9 January 1997, Twylla Teer


I am interested in contacting any descendents of James Harvey SPURLOCK Aand Martha SSPENCER Spurlock, -- or of James Harvey SPURLOCK's sisters, Sarah M. SPURLOCK Garrett and her husband Charles Wesley GARRETT, or Matilda SPURLOCK BLANKENSHIP and her husband Sylvester B BLANKENSHIP.

31 December 1996, Jane Soder


I am looking for the history of the name of Schwegler Elementary School in Lawrence, Kansas. Can you help?

28 December 1996, A.Schwegler


Seeking information about Isabel WATT SELLS, born 1816 Coal Hill, PA, resided Cincinnati, O, Winchester, IL and Baldwin City, KS. She was a daughter of David WATT and Jane ANDERSON WATT. She married Elijah SELLS in 1835 in Morgan Co. IL. One of their sons, Elijah WATT SELLS attended Baker University at Baldwin City, KS. The elder Elijah SELLS was a local Baldwin City businessman and Kansas state legislator. Isabel SELLS is shown in the 1875 state census as residing in Palmyra Township of Douglas Co. I believe that Isabel WATT SELLS died about 1876 probably in Douglas Co. Can anyone provide date of death and place of burial? Does anyone have information about their children: William H. SELLS, David Mills SELLS, George A. SELLS, Lewis Butler SELLS, Lucy Belle SELLS, and Elijah WATT SELLS?

20 December 1996, Jack G. Watt


I am looking for more information on my forefather, Lawrence H. Boyle. LAWRENCE H. BOYLE born 1836 Indiana died unknown Kansas 1855 The first Kansas Territory Census, taken in January and February, 1855, listed L. M. Boyle in the Thirteenth District. 1856 Cass Boyle, Lawrence and Elizabeth¹s first child, was born in Kansas. 1859 Lawrence Boyle was described as a blacksmith on Fifth St. in the 1859-60 Atchison City Directory. 1875 Kansas State Census reported Lawrence Boyle was a blacksmith in Clinton, Douglas County, Kansas. 1880 The US Census for Clinton, Douglas County, Kansas listed Lawrence Boyle as a farmer and blacksmith. 1875 The Kansas State Census and the 1880 US Census reported Indiana as the birthplace for Lawrence Boyle. 1893 L. H. Boyle was in the 1893-1894 Lawrence City Directory in Section 25, Clinton Township, Douglas County, Kansas the same as his father-in-law Ephraim Folwell. Lawrence Boyle married Elizabeth Folwell, the daughter of Ephraim Folwell. Are there any decendents still living in Douglas County, Kansas? Thanks so much for your help. Sincerely, Thomas Taylor

4 December 1996, Thomas Taylor


I am looking for more information on my forefather, Ephraim Folwell. EPHRAIM FOLWELL born 1814 Buckingham County, Virginia died 31 Dec 1891 Clinton, Douglas County, Kansas 1836 Ephraim Folwell and Mary Starr were married on 9 Jan 1836 in Guernsey County, Ohio. 1850 The US Census for Lake Township, Buchanan County, Missouri listed Ephraim Folwell as a farmer born in Virginia. 1860 The US Census for Shannon Township, Atchison County, Kansas listed Ephraim Folwell as a farmer. 1890 The 1890 Lawrence, Kansas Directory listed Ephraim Folwell as a property owner in Sec 25, Clinton Township, Douglas County, Kansas. 1875 The 1875 Kansas State Census for Clinton Township, Douglas County listed Ephraim Folwell as a farmer. 1892 Ephraim¹s will was recorded 25 Apr 1892 at Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas. Ephraim and Mary Folwell may have been Quakers at some point in their lives. Are there still decendents living in Douglas Countyu, Kansas? Thanks so much for your help. Sincerely, Thomas Taylor

4 December 1996, Thomas Taylor


I looking for my ggrandfather John M. Hutchison and his brother Josiah. John is listed as coming from Ill. and Josiah is listed as coming from Tenn. John was born in or around 1832-39 and Josiah was born about 1830 to 1835. Sorry this is all the information I have a the time. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thanks so much.

22 November 1996, Chuck Davidson


Is there someone who could check the Douglas Co. marriage index for the marriage of Margaret Jane Smith and ____ Hughes 1850-1865? Thanks.

15 November 1996, Carole Spencer


HUTCHINSON--Seeking info & descendants of the family of ISSAC NEWTON HUTCHINSON, b. ca 1814 in Tenn. m. (#2) Lucinda MORGAN 22 Aug. 1848 Bath Co., Ky. Was in Ks. before 1860. Newt & Lucinda had a very large family, at least 22 children, by both marriages, Lucinda had 14 children. Issac built the second house in what in now N. Topeka. Lucinda d. 1885 & Issac d. April 1899. They are buried at the Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Douglas Co., Ks. Known children:James, b. ca 1835; Nancy J., b. ca 1837; Issac E., b. ca 1839; Mary E., b. ca 1841 Thomas J., b. ca 1843; William G., b. ca 1845; Robert L., b. ca 1847; John H., b. ca 1849; Maude, b. ca 1850; Alice, b. ca 1851; Lucinda, b. ca 1852; Anna H., b. ca 1855; Charles M, b. ca 1857; Kate, b. ca 1869 in Ks.; Alva B. (twin), b. ca 1862 in Ks.; Alma (twin), b. ca 1862 in Ks.; Eurustis (twin), b. ca 1864 in Ks.; Rhoda (twin), b. ca 1864 in Ks.; Joseph D., b. ca 1866 in Ks.; Effie, b. ca 1869 in Ks.; Campbell M., b. ca 1872 in Ks. In Issac Newton HUTCHINSON'S obit it states " He raised a large family that are scattered to the far parts of Kansas" Anyone with info on this family, please email

5 November 1996, Jim Leith


John F. and James M. HAMMOND came to Douglas County KS from Kentucky in the spring of 1871. The brothers married in Lawrence Co KY to Mary Emily Borders and Julia Ann Borders the daughters of Jemima Auxier Borders. I need information concerning these families.

5 November 1996, Judith Tickel Need


John Dyer (b 26 Nov 18801 d 06 Jan 1884) was a native of County Sligo, Ireland. He immigrated to the USA in 1834 and eventually settled in the Willow Springs Township area of Douglas County, KS in 1857. He married Bridget Doyle (b 1809 d 11 Oct 1898) also a native of County Sligo, Ireland. They were members of the Catholic Church near Baldwin, KS. I am looking for additional information concerning John Dyer and his family.

21 October 1996, Robert L. Dyer


John Easter led a gold rush party into Colorado about 1858. He was a grocer from Lawrence KS. Who else was he? How old? How long in KS? Any information.

20 October 1996, Martha Easter


I am seeking information about Company F, 16th Kansas Volunteers (Cavalry?). Zachariah W. Gausnell enlisted in company at Balwin, Kansas (Douglas County) on March 28, 1864 and was discharged at Leavenworth on December 6, 1865.

14 October 1996, Joseph E. McDaniels


Francis "Franny" Ingle born Douglas County Ks. 1856 died March 9, 1885 in Douglas? County Ks. Mother of Charles Asa Booher b 12/13/1874 Douglas County Ks., Ida Booher, Myrtle Booher, Louise Booher and Luther Booher. Wife of Dorral Booher b 8/16/1851 Independence, Mo d 10/10/1930 in Elma, Wa. I would like any info on any of these people/names or parents of Franny.

5 October 1996, Chuck Fink


I am interested in exchanging any information about William Clark (1804-1866) who probably died in Douglas co near Clinton. As far as I currently know he and his wife Polly or Huldy Hunter moved here about 1862 from Polk co MO with his son, Zara and his family , and some of Huldy's family from her previous marriage. After Mr. and Mrs. Clark's death, Zara moved on in KS and later died in OK after 1900.

25 September 1996, Louise S. Godwin


Cemetery Books- Lawrence Kansas- Alfred Cappis death by drowning 1892-1909

Church Records - Evangelical Saint Paul's Kirche- Cappis Family - confirmation and marriages 1892-1909

Am interested in obtaining history of German immigrants in Lawrence Kansas prior to 1900. Would appreciate library references or contact to purchase books written about this topic.

4 October 1996, Lona Cappis


MONCRIEFF-Searching for names of parents of David MONCRIEFF who d. 17 May 1917 Lawrence, KS, bur. Villisca, IA. He was b. 19 Mar 1823 in Dysart, Scotland. He and wife, Elizabeth, and son James lived at 15th and Morris in Lawrence. His son d. 18 Apr 1936 and is bur. at Oak Hill. The Moncrieff's were members of the United Presbyterian church.

22 September 1996, Carole Spencer


Searching for ANY info regarding Adam WAFFORD/WORFORD of Marion Twp, Douglas Co., KS. Moved to area aprox. 1868 with 2nd wife Chlotilda ?, ELLINGTON, STANDLEY. He died Aug 1892. Children with 1st wife Amanda BOWEN: Elizabeth md Phillip ELY; John md Catharine CHADWICK; Eliza md Geo. MILLER; James Bowen md 1st Amy FENTON, 2nd Lucinda CORDER; Martha Fiona md Elousis CHADWICK; Cynthia Ann md Barney Neil SWAN/SWANN

11 September 1996, Debbie Wafford

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