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Here is a listing of queries on Lincoln County sent in 1996-1998. This query list is in chronological order. Click here to go to an alphabetical linked index to this query page. 2001 queries can be accessed by clicking here If you submit a query on a Lincoln County family in the past and it doesn't show up after a week on this page please email us again and give us a "subtle" reminder and we'll make sure it gets on.

Shawn Carnes (email: deputy758@aol.com) - Wed Nov 13 21:39:14 1996
I would like information on the HOEH family in Lincoln County, The CROSS family in Lincoln County, and the PFEIFFER family in Lincoln County. Any Information will be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Shawn Carnes

Carol Askey (email: askeycj@ix.netcom.com) - Fri Nov 15 17:13:17 1996
We are looking for any information on the surname WALLS from Lincoln Co., KS between 1850 and 1900.

Michael Watson (email: mgwatson@san.rr.com) - Sun Dec 1 21:36:47 1996
In Lincoln Co. KS in 1870's Elias REES arived. He built a mill and three of his sons came. Winfield Scott REES, Lafe Jackson REES and Napolean Bonapart REES (my GG-Grandfather) Have a lot of information but am looking for more.

Dale Baldwin (email: dalynn@tds.net) - Wed Dec 11 21:00:15 1996
EMMONS,James -m. in Lincoln, Lincoln CO., KS on Apr 4, 1880 - spouse =BOLES, Emiline Looking for any ancestrial information on either surname. Solve this mystery: In Dec of 1880, just before Christmas James disappeared from all record. He returned from town with a wagon ful of supplies and in the middle of the night he took the new wagon full of supplies and left. Supposedly, James' parents hired the Pinkerton Detective Agency to search for him, to no avail.

Diane Goldhammer (email: dianeg@softcom.net) - Mon Jan 27 13:06:02 1997
Looking for information on the following family: John "Jack" Allen SMITH, b: 4 Apr 1886 Lucas, Russell, KS, married Cora Elsie SNYDER married 26 Jul 1911 in Lincoln, Lincoln, KS. Children: Ellis SMITH b:abt 1913, Lee Westley SMITH b: 1 Mar 1914 Luray, Russell, KS, James Mack SMITH b: 10 Sept 1915 Luray, Russell, KS, John W. SMITH b: abt 1917 KS, Grace I. SMITH b: abt 1919 KS, Fred Marion SMITH b: 20 Oct 1922 Gove, Gove, KS. This family lived in Russell, Gove and Scott Counties that Iknow of.

Diane Goldhammer (email: dianeg@softcom.net) - Wed Feb 12 22:23:21 1997
CLARK / CONN / KING / RENNER / SMITH / SNYDER / TREXLER / WEST Looking for any information on this family. Your help is appreciated! Martha Victoria WEST was born 04Apr 1864 in WV, and died 14 May 1948 in Dodge City, Ford, KS. She married (1) John Albert SNYDER, son of Jeremiah SNYDER and Ann RENNER. She married (2) Tom CONN. She married (3) CLARK. Children of Martha WEST and John SNYDER are: Pearl Ann SNYDER, b. 01 Sep 1890, Osborne, Osborne, KS (lived in Grainfiel City, Gove, KS 1920); d.10 Feb 1930; m. Daniel Mccellan TREXLER, 10 Jun 1905. Cora Elsie SNYDER, b. 04 Sep 1891, Osborne, Osborne, KS (Lived in Gove TWP, Gove, Kansas 1920); d. 27 Mar 1966, Scott City, Scott, KS; m. John Allen SMITH, 26 Jul 1911, Lincoln, Lincoln, KS. William Marion SNYDER, b. 16 Nov 1894, Osborne, Osborne, KS; d. 22 Dec 1961; m. Amy J. ??, 15 Mar 1916. Blanche May SNYDER, b. 09 May 1900, Osborne, Osborne, KS; d. 07 Jul 1928; m. LIVING. Ralph SNYDER, b. 05 Jul 1905, (in 1920 lived Gove TWP, Gove, Kansas); d. Mar 1987, Garden City, Finney, KS; m. Ollie KING. Harry Clifton SNYDER, b. 1907, Osborne, Osborne, KS (in 1920 lived in Grainfiel City, Gove, KS); d. 09 Mar 1932.

Bill Sowers (email: sixsunflowers@yahoo.com) - Thu Feb 13 21:06:33 1997
Seeking information on the following Lincoln County, Kansas, families: DEEDS, STARKS, POLLOCK, GRAVES and WEBB

Cathy S. Murphy (email: Bulls0729@aol.com) - Tue Mar 25 12:46:33 1997
I am researching Benjamin M. SMITH who married Katherine Frances MENEFEE in Lincoln Co., KS 14 August 1881. Benjamin is listed on US Census for Saline Co. in 1870. He and Katherine lived in Saline Co. (and perhaps at some point Ottawa Co.) until 1900 when they moved to Polk Co., MO just after the 1900 US Census was taken. Their children: George William SMITH b. KS Margaret Janette SMITH b. KS Katherine Mertha SMITH b. KS Ernest Elijah SMITHb. KS Eli Lewis SMITH b. KS Benjamin Bernell SMITH (died in infancy) b. KS Polly Place SMITH b. KS Laura Gertrude SMITH b. KS Clara Nelzina SMITH b. MO It is believed that George got into some trouble (with the law?) at approximately age 17. The family farm was sold (to get George out of trouble?) and the family moved to Missouri. Is there an index to court records--approximately 1900? Obituary for Benjamin (child) who died in Kansas, approximately 1893-94?

Art Conner (email: connera@apaches.k12.in.us) - Thu Mar 27 13:03:45 1997
I am interested in exchanging information on the following family that lived in Lincoln Co. Charles Wesley CULLUM b 1831 in Marylan d 1920 in Kansas who m Catherine E. WEBB b 1838 in Indiana and d 1922. Charles & Catherine had: Carl Percy CULLUM b 1865 d 1922, George S. CULLUM b 1867 in Indiana who m Maggie Nickerson, Clarence Webb CULLUM b 1870 in Indiana who m Elizabeth ____, and Sallie Edna CULLUM who m Walter A. GORTON.

Art Conner (email: connera@apaches.k12.in.us) - Thu Ma 27 13:14:12 1997
I am interested in exchanging information on the following families who lived in Lincoln Co.: John P. WEBB b 1841 in Indiana who m Annie_____ and Theodore WEBB b 1844 in Indiana who m Mary A. REED b 1848 in Indiana.

John Dougan (email: mrdougan@imcnet.net) - Sat Apr 19 18:16:05 1997
Looking for descendants of Milton HOWER and Ida HARTE of Sylvan Grove, Lincoln Co., KS. Milton & Ida were married in Catasauqua, Lehigh Co., PA 27 Feb 1878. I have pictures of them in Kansas with several children. Will happily trade for information.

Scott Anderson (email: sanderson@mindspring.com) - Mon May 12 06:34:55 1997
Looking for information regarding Christopher Wilhelm KOCH, died near Vesper, Lincoln Co., in April, 1911. Epsecially interested in circumstances surrounding his death.

Helynn Baldwin -- (email: dalynn@tds.net) - Wed May 14 21:00:50 1997
I am searching for the following ancestors in Lincoln, and Shawnee Counties, Kansas; EMMONS, MCCOWN, BOLES, YEAGER, MCGREAVEY.James M. EMMONS in the June 11, 1880 census for Lincoln Kansas lists James EMMONS born in Indiana. James married Marth Emiline BOLES in Lincoln County on April 4, 1880. My grandfather was Robert Harvey EMMONS, born in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas March 12, 1881, and he was the only child. Martha Emiline's parents were Robert Howard BOLES and Mary MCCOWN, YEAGER (buried under the name MCGREAVEY?) Mary married Robert about 1851 probably in Kentucy. Their children are John Alexander BOLES September 11, 1852 in Iowa, James Harvey BOLES July 1853, born in Iowa, Andrew Jaxon BOLES Octorber 14,1857 in Iowa, Robert Jeremiah BOLES,May 251859 in Iwoa, William Howard BOLES, October 27, 1860 in Topeka, Kansas, and Martha Emiline BOLES November 14, 4862 in Shawnee, Kansas. Robert Howard BOLES was killed allegedly in Ohio during the Civil War. Another account states he died in Lawrence, Kansas in 1863. The man who came to tell Mary MCCOWN that her husband was dead was Jeremiah YEAGER. Family tradition says Mary MCCOWNwas born in Tyrone Ireland, but the 1880 Lincoln Kansas census says she was born in Indiana.) Mary MCCOWN BOLESmarried Jeremiah YEAGER on January 07, 1869 in Lincoln, Kansas. There were five YEAGER children. On April 4, 1880 Martha Emiline BOLES married James M. EMMONS in Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas. They took homestead land, and the June 11, 1880 Federal census for Kansas states that James was 25 and Martha 17, that she came from Kansas and he came from Indiana. Near Christmas time in 1880, James EMMONS disappeared. Their son, Robert Harvey EMMONS was born on March 12, 1881. In May of 1881, Martha sold the homestead to her half brother, George YEAGER. Martha's brothers, John Alexander and William Howard BOLES, and their families moved to Evergreen, and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. They never came back. John Alexander's only son Benjamin BOLES stated in 1957, "They left Kansas as there had been some trouble in there, though he never said what." In April 1882 Martha married James Anderson KURTZ(KURTS)in Lincoln, Kansas. No divorce or death records were ever found by the KURTZ researchers. My Grandfather was Robert Harvey EMMONS, and we have wondered always where his father James EMMONS went. Did he abandon his wife and son before Robert Harvey was born, was he a victem of foul play, and if so who did it? The year 2000 marks a hundred year anniversary of Robert Harvey EMMONSmmons migration to Bowie, Delta County, Colorado. He died in Paonia, Colorado, Delta County in 1951. He married Estella Ella HARDING of Furnas County, Nebraska on January 23, 1904 in Delta County, Colorado. "Harve and Stella" EMMONS had fifteen children, a set of twin boys the 9th and 10th children. This is a very large family, and we would like to know who this James EMMONS was and what happened to him. My snail mail is: Helen Baldwin P.O. Box 1546 Paonia, Colorado 81428 I would be most appreciative of any assistance in solving this old mystery that plagues our family. Thank you for your attention.

Larry WASHAM (email: trvt34a@aol.com) - Sat May 24 09:27:54 1997
WASHAM Cemetery, Lincoln Co., KS. Does anyone know if their is a listing anywhere for this cemetery? I'm guessing that Minnie WASHAM died Aug 1880 is buried there. She was the daughter of Thomas J. WASHAM of Clay Co., KY and Lucy Jane HARTMAN. Thanks so much for your time.

Harry & Melody Stillings (email: melody01@airmail.net) - Friday Oct 30, 1997
I need information on James Riley EUTSLER. His father was Andrew Jackson EUTSLER and his mother was Eliza RAMEY. Bertha Arian WHEELER was born in Greene, New York, March 21, 1864, she was a school teacher before her marriage March 30, 1881 to James Riley EUTSLER. This was in Bluffton, KS, which is now Tescott, KS. Their son, my grandfather, was Harry Fenton EUTSLER (6/26/1882 to 10/6/1955). I have information on the WHEELER and ALLEN families. I need information on the EUTSLER and RAMEY families, Any help will be appreciated. All of the above are buried in Franklin Cemetery, Tescott, KS.

Muriel Caillau (email: murcal@bigfoot.com) - Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997
Seek information on the following family. George URBAN married to Minnie Belle (ANDERSON) (COPPOCK). Lived in Sylvan Grove. Married about 1900. Minnie Belle had one daughter before marriage to George URBAN. Her name was Nettie COPPOCK, b. 1892, NE, died 1975 Seattle, WA, married to Fred BERHORST. George and Minnie URBAN had one known son, Walter URBAN, an attorney. Minnie also had a brother, Fred ANDERSON who lived in Salina. Any information on descendents is welcome....
See my ANDERSON web page at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ransom/]

Bill Sowers (email: sixsunflowers@yahoo.com) - Thu Nov 3 1997
I'm trying to find out who the biological father of my grandfather was. His name was Claude SOWERS, however the surname was added when his mother, Mary DEEDS, married William Spangler SOWERS, in 1897. Claude was born Feb 18, 1894, in Lincoln, KS. His father's surname may have been either THOMPSON or STEVENSON... differing family stories give either name as a possiblity. He spent the first three years of his life with his aunt and uncle HEMINGER. Any help greatly appreciated.

Vernon F. Turner (email: VFTurner2@aol.com) - Tues Nov 18 1997
My Grandfather, Alonzo G. TURNER, had to quit school when he was eleven (1896) because his father, Asher H. TURNER, deserted his family. At some point in time after that he attended some sort of Penmanship school. He even had to caligraphy his own diploma. Are there records of this school? What was it's history? How much did it cost to go there? Does anyone know the history of this school? Where was it located? My Grandfather's mother, was Martha BROOKS TURNER, daughter of Henry Russell BROOKS. H.R. BROOKS had both a regular homestead, but he also had a Timber Claim, which he "proved up" in 1898. Both parcels were in Marion Twp. My Great-grandmother, Martha, had two sister, who married locally. One, Mary Brooks LUFF, ran a rooming house for many years, but I don't know where, and the other, Hattie Esther Brooks VAN VALKENBERG, still has descendents living in Lincoln Center. Vernon F. Turner Menlo Park, CA

Beverly Himes Barger (email: grvtrain@wizrealm.com) - December 2, 1997
Searching death and burial place, of my 2nd great-grandma Mary Ann FRAZEE PURDEU STOGSDILL. Mary Ann died 1881 as did an infant daughter. They were in the 1880 Beaver Twp. Lincoln Co, Kansas census. They lived in a sod house on the prarie in Lincoln Co, Nebraska, but some family believed she was buried in Saline Co. KS. I have never found evidence of them being there. I would appreciate any information on all lines of STOGSDILL. I collect them all. I really would like to find and visit Mary Ann's grave though. I live in New Mexico, but we plan our vacations where I can do research one a year. I loved Cottonwood Falls, Chase co, KS & the old courthouse when we visited there a couple of years ago. thank you. Family History Center Librarian Volunteer in New Mexico Beverly Himes Barger 270 Valle Grande Rd. Bosque Farms, New Mexico 87068

John Matrow (email: jmatrow@juno.com) - Tue, 16 Dec 1997 08:46:08
Am seeking ancestors/descendants of: John H. HORRY (b.4/1852-ENG) & Hattie COSSIN (b.12/1863-IL). Children: Roy H. HORRY (b.5/1884-KS), Bessie P. HORRY (b.9/1889-KS).Residence: Beverly, Lincoln Co., Kansas
John Matrow

Sherraygen (email: Sherraygen@aol.com) - Mon, 12 Jan 1998
Searching for information on Ben and Ada HARPER WOODY. Ben died June 10, 1957 and Ada June 30, 1963. Children were: Warren, Maymie, Velma, Clayton, Taft, Helen and Maxyne. Would like to correspond with any descendants. Ben and Ada are buried in the Milo Cem. in Barnard.

Yszerbee (email: Yszerbee@aol.com) - Feb 2, 1998
I am researching the MCILVAINE name. The only trace of them that I have found is a census record for 1880 in Madison Township, Lincoln County. It listed Eliza MCILVAINE and M. Albert MCILVAINE. Also living with them were Anna McELROY and Sarah ALBRIGHT.

Mark A. Cross (email: markcross@earthlink.net) - 15 Feb 1998
My great great grandfather was Allen B. CROSS.  He came to Lincoln Co from Mifflin Co. PA.  I understand he was one of the first 6 families in the town of Sylvan Grove.  I understand he was a veteran of the Civil War. How may I best find out more information about him and his family?  Military records?  Verification of birth/death dates?  I now live in California.  markcross@earthlink.net

Bonnie Coatney (bcoatney@nkn.net) - Feb 17, 1998
I'm researching the following lines in Lincoln Co., Kansas: COATNEY, HICKMAN, MANNING.

Mrs. Jody Farmer (email: Mystic@kalama.com) - 10 Mar 1998
I am researching an ancestor of mine, a Mattie FARMER She was born in Shady Bend on Oct. 20,1899.She married a Bernard BISHOP.The Bishop Children are as follows: Merle, Burnice, Jerraldene, Maxine, Darrell. Any one researching the FARMER name can contact me,willing to share info. Mrs.Jody Farmer mystic@kalama.com

Lori Gilmore (email: Glion@prodigy.net) - 5 Apr 1998
Would like to find info on this family found in the 1880 Census, Lincoln Co., Colorado Twp.
GILMORE, Wm L.          age 44 bp PA
GILMORE, Mary J.         age 42 bp IN
GILMORE, Sallie           age 16 bp IN
GILMORE, John            age 14 bp IN
GILMORE, Clarence      age 12 bp KS
GILMORE, William H.    age 10 bp KS
GILMORE, Harvey        age   7 bp KS
GILMORE, Florence      age  5 bp KS
Thank you. Lori Gilmore

Don Dodson (email: dodson@bentonrea.com) - 12 Apr 1998
I am looking for a John SULTZENBERGER and his wife Elizabeth (Lizzie) who were in Lincoln Co. about 1882-83-84. they had 5 children some of whom were born in Lincoln Center Ks. Were both killed by lighting in 1884. Any additional info would be appreciated. Thanks. Don Dodson Prosser Wal dodson@bentonrea.com.

The Biggs Family (email: mbiggs@surfr.com) - 19 Apr 1998
Looking for information on the geneology or particulars on John Jordan BIGGS and family who moved to Barnard, KS, after the Civil War.  Served in either 8th or 129th Illinois Infantry Regiments.  Born 1837; died 1912 in Barnard, KS.  Married Mary Ann STOKES from Waterford, Ireland; died 1911 in Barnard, KS.  Six children:  Anna Marie BIGGS; John William BIGGS; Charles BIGGS; George BIGGS; Maud Devere BIGGS; Thomas Audrey BIGGS

Sylvia Havens (email: havens@quiknet.com) - 19 Apr 1998
Luther Forrester HAVENS came to Sylvan Grove around 1890 and married Lydia SULSAR/SULSER.  Looking to connect with this family.  Sylvia Havens --- havens@quiknet.com

Jean Jackson (email: JeanJ21@msn.com) - 21 Apr 1998
I would like to have information on Susan Minnie JONES, who married Oliver Melvin BARNHILL 16 Oct 1894. Susan had been married before to a George BURRIS. Geo. and Susan had three children. Earl, Leona Mae, Forest Burris. Susan parents were David Henry & Orlena Ellen (SUMMERVILLE or SOMMERVILLE) Jones. David and Orlena are buried at Hammer Cemetery. in Lincoln, KS. Any information will be appreciated. I will share. Jean

Cheryl Gowan (email: no longer works) - 22 Apr 1998
Lincoln County query: I am looking for my great grandfather and grandmother.  William Louis SNAPP and Mary Arlinda HAYHURST.   Any help would be greatly appreciated. William was born 02-26-1861 and Mary's dob was 08-28-1862.  They were married on 01-01-1883. thanks cheryl, deland, fl
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Gloria Pinkerton (email: gloriapink@cox.net) - 28 Apr 1998
I'm looking for information on Herman Henry MEER who was born in Germany . He married Emma KERR in Colorado, Lincoln Co., KS on 13 Aug 1878. They resided in Shady Bend, Lincoln Co.   They moved to Topeka, KS @ 1890.  Emma KERR had a sister Eliza Jane KERR who married Henry KERR on 21 March 1865 in Mifflin Co., PA.   The KERR's moved to Kansas in 1873/1874 from PA.  They resided in Shady Bend also. Henry KERR was the Lincoln Co Assessor.  At this time I don't know how Eliza Jane KERR and Henry KERR are related, before marriage.  Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks, Gloria Pinkerton

borin (email: borin@uit.net) - 07 May 1998
I am looking for information regarding William E. DUNCAN (died Lucas, KS October 17, 1901. Buried Rosette Cemetery)  Wife, Pheobe (died March 5, 1909  Buried Rosette Cemetery)

RL Stevenson (email: rlsteven@flash.net) - 16 May 1998
I would like any information on STEVENSON. My great grandfather was Charles Lee STEVENSON married to Cora J. McREYNOLDS. Charles died in 1936 in Beverly. They had 4 children that I am aware of, Clarence Joseph (my grandfather), Merton, Homer and John.

Pamela Graf (email: pgraf63@hotmail.com) - 16 May 1998
I would like to gather information out there on the family who lived in the Lincoln, KS area prior to 1945. I have a great-grandfather and a grandmother that are buried in the cemetary there in Lincoln. Zola DILL, is my grandmother and it is her father that is buried in the same plot.

Ernie Woody (email: eawcawjvw@uswest.net) - 25 May 1998
Looking for any information on WOODY family members who lived in Lincoln Co. Mary Ann Salina WOODY married to Benjamin C. McDONALD. Josiah Askew WOODY married to Rausey Melinda BRYAN. William Martin WOODY married to Catherine WITTEL. Also any other WOODY information would be helpful. Willing to exchange info that I have. Thanks, Ernie Woody

Sherry Kaseberg (email: sherryk@TRANSPORT.COM) - 1 Jun 1998
Query: Hendrieka VANDER LINDEN born 1834 Holland, died 1906 Sherman County, OR; m. Lucas VANDERLINDEN in 1854 in a place her obituary spelled Pella Ponea [not found in any atlas consulted]. Came to America age 13 with parents to this place. Mary VANDER LINDEN was born in Kansas, married Ira Freemont HILL in Lincoln County, KS. Mary was a sister of Luke of Kansas, Henry of Missouri, Gove of Washington, William of Minnesota, John who died by 1905, Lizzie STEENBERGEN and Dena COCHRAN. In the small cemetery where Hendrieka VANDER LINDEN is buried, Emigrant Springs, in Sherman County, OR is also buried John VANDER LINDEN 1872-1899, son of Hendrieka and Lucas, and an otherwise unidentified Mr. EMMONS. Contact Sherry Kaseberg at sherryk@transport.com who is posting this for Catherine Fridley Thomas of Wasco, Oregon.

MilanLady (email: not working) - 6 June 1998
To Whom It May Concern: I am currently trying to locate a dear friend that I lost contact with about one year ago.  His name is Jason RUSHING and he lived in Lincoln, KS, with his father Ray RUSHING. Thank you for your time. MilanLady
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M GALE A FREEMAN (email: YBMQ65A@prodigy.com) - 10 July 1998
My great grandmother Sedella Lee JONES lived in Lincoln as a child before moving to Indiana. In 1941, the Lincoln Sentinel had an article about her returning for a visit after 60 years. The article mentioned 2 uncles, Cash (Cassius) PATTERSON and Mose SPRINGER, that I would like more information on. Mose SPRINGER supposedly was county treasurer for a time. Gale Freeman.

Richard Wiesner (email: rwiesner@sprintmail.com) - 11 July 1998
I am researching my ancestors who lived in Lincoln County. Richard Biddle CLARK, John POWELL, the LIMPUS family and Josiah WOODY.  I would appreciate any information. Thank you. Richard Wiesner rwiesner@sprintmail.com
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Luci J. Baker (email: ljbaker2@earthlink.net) - 1 Aug 1998
The BUZICK family arrived in Lincoln County in 1870. The family was originally from Madison Co., Ohio; Vermillion Co., Illinois; Ft. Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa; and Holt Co., Missouri. I'm searching for information about Henry and Mary BUZICK; son Ira and his wife Elizabeth "Letty" (FARREL) BUZICK; son Alonson Ruckman aka A.R. and his wife Mary Louise (MCADAMS) BUZICK; daughter Lucinda MCLAIN; son Henry Calyton and his wife Kate M. BUZICK; son Zakeriah Walker BUZICK; and daughter Mary Allice GRAHAM. Henry was a rancher, Ira was a lawyer, and A.R. owned and managed the Syvan State Bank. I believe that Clay relocated to Oregon and that Lucinda was widowed and resided in Holt Co., Missouri. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I also believe that a William BUZICK named the town of Sylvan Grove, kansas. I believe that Henry died in 1902 and Mary in 1908. Any information that you might have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks - Luci Baker

Linda Knabke (email: jamesk@lightspeed.net) - 4 Aug 1998
I believe that Caroline DYE died in 1907 as her heirs sold the land they inherited from her to her husband Moffett DYE for $5.00. The deed was recorded in April 1907 and I assume that the transaction took place shortly after her death. Caroline lived in Russell County, very near to the border of Lincoln County. Russell County has no record of her death so perhaps the attending physician was from Lincoln. I recently received a copy of her .obituary and know that she died Mar. 13,1907. More puzzling to me is that Russell County had no probate record for the farm that her heirs sold to Moffitt DYE. I have deeds for the transaction when she died, but nothing from when he died July, 18 1912. Where would the probate record be from his death?? Is it possible it was recorded in Lincoln? Suggestions for finding the probate record for Moffitt DYE??

GAYLE M. GARRETT (email: garr@ruraltel.net) - 5 Aug 1998
Hi Lincoln County; We are looking for our roots, we are doing genealogies for our children. My wife " Arlene ", her parents are Willaim Russel MONTGOMERY & Clara Liddie MOLLENKAMP MONTGOMERY. Great Grandparents on all four sides of her family lived & are buried in Lincoln County, Ks. Some of those who lived Lincoln County Around 1870,80,90,& 1900s. Some of her relatives are living there today. Some moved away & some are buried there. There is several cousins still living in Lincoln Co.
Arlene's GGGrandparents were Robert & Eliza FLINT MONTGOMERY. Arlene's GGrandparents were Charles & Rachel Melville McKINNEY MONTGOMERY. Arlene's Grand parents were Andrew Elbert & Mattie Victoria LESSOR MONTGOMERY.
We need a name for a daughter of Robert MONTGOMERY, who married James D FANCHER.
We would be interested in any information out there, & a chance to locate some living cousins. Thank you Gayle & Arlene Garrett.

Loren D. Schroeder (email: lschroeder@networksplus.net) - 20 Aug 1998
I am seeking information about my Step grandfather, Arthur ARTMAN, who was probate judge of Lincoln County for many, many years. I know he was born Dec. 13, 1870, near Hunter, Greene County, NY; father was Justus Arminus ARTMAN (born 1849 in NY); mother was Aspasia McCOON (born 1852 in NY). At some point they moved to Kansas. I found them in the 1900 census living in Pleasant Township and two daughters Harriett (b. 1876 in KS) and Nellie (b. April 1888 in KS). Arthur was not listed with them and I could not find him in Elkhorn Township (Lincoln Center). I think Harriett married a RYAN and lived south of Lincoln. Perhaps someone can get me in touch with some of her family and they could provide me with further information about the ARTMAN family. I was raised in Beverly and remember well Granddad ARTMAN.
Loren D. Schroeder lschroeder@networksplus.net Box 7 Maple Hill, KS 66507

Billy Joe Ambrose (email: wambrose@nishanet.com) - 20 Aug 1998
Samuel HALFHIDE, born Nov. 25, 1835, in Ware England; married Flora Sarah TAYLOR on Oct. 8, 1865; died July 2, 1907, in Junction City, Geary Co, Kansas. I have information that Samuel was the Justice of the Peace in Lincoln County, Kansas. Unfortunately, I do not have any information on the dates when he was the Justice of the Peace. Can any one help? Note: it appears that Samuel was a prominent citizen in Lincoln Co., Kansas because he is one of the people pictured on the Lincoln Co., Court House walls. - Billy Joe Ambrose, 2080 Mountain View Road, Stafford, VA 2554-6408 - wambrose@nishanet.com

Duncan Morrow (email: cmorrow@ix.netcom.com) - 14 Sep 1998
When Samuel KNAPP of Walden, Orange County, NY, died in 1886, he did not leave a will, but his widow filed a petition on April 10, 1886, with the Orange County Surrogate's Court naming his heirs as herself and eight adult children. Three of the children named were Cornelia N. (?) HAWKINS, Isabella R. WHEELER, and Josephine T. LeFEFER (also spelled LeFEBVRE or LeFEVRE), all of Lincoln, Lincoln County, Kansas. Any information regarding these women or their families will be helpful. -- Duncan Morrow -- cmorrow@ix.netcom.com

Lon Doyle (email: dahei@cvn.net) - 1 Oct 1998
Looking for information on the family of Philip Thomas and Catherine Elizabeth (HECKMAN) DOYLE and their family. Phillip passed away July 26, 1886 in Union Valley, Scott Township, Lincoln, Lincoln Co., Kansas. Catherine passed away January 8, 1890 in Lincoln also. They had ten children: (the first two died in infancy.):
John Francis DOYLE.- (relocated to Arizona)
Phillip Thomas DOYLE, Jr.- (relocated to California.)
Joseph Mains DOYLE- married Sarah LEMASTER in Lincoln, Ks.
Georgia M. DOYLE- married William McCARTY in Beloit, Ks.
Mary Virginia DOYLE- married James J. BOLES in Saline, Ks. and she is buried in Vesper, Lincoln, Ks.
Catherine E. DOYLE- married John W. BIGGS in Beloit, Ks.
Arthur A. DOYLE- married Lennie BLAIR in Lincoln and Florence FULLER in Lincoln.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!! Lon Doyle

Tami Ramsey (email: tami.ramsey@adelphia.net) - 8 Oct 1998
Searching for any information on the SULSER / SULSAR / SULCER family that moved to Lincoln County Kansas from Franklin County, Illinois. I have information on Lydia SULSAR who married Luther HAVENS but I would love to find out what became of the other children of Joseph SULSAR who died there before 1870, and would like to find out where he is buried. Any information is appreciated. Tami Ramsey -- tami.ramsey@adelphia.net

DragonLdyJ@aol.com (email is not longer working) - 17 Oct 1998
I am looking for info about my great grandfather Oscar Franklin HILLINGSWORTH. All I know is that he was born in Barnard Kansas 6\26\1889. Could you tell me anything about him or his family?
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Gloria Kerns (email: gloria_kerns@yahoo.com) - 9 Nov 98
I am looking for information about my grandmother's family. She was Lena (Helena?) DIEM, b. March 30, 1872, d/o Frederick and Elizabeth LOPSHIRE DIEM, in McPherson County, KS. Raised in the Elkhorn Community, Lincoln County, KS. She married Thomas Winfield ASKEY January 31, 1894. The family moved to Wichita County, KS, in November, 1906. I know she had one brother, Albert DIEM. Other than that, I have no information on the DIEMs or the LOPSHIREs (her mother's family). It is possible, since Lena was born in McPherson County, the information I seek is there.
PLEASE e-mail me at gloria_kerns@yahoo.com or gloriakerns@themail.com or gloria2k@myfamily.com

Russ McClintick (email: russmcjr@email.msn.com) - 12 Nov 98
I am researching these early Lincolin Co. families: DART / GREEN / COGSWELL / HAMMER / PARKER. After an extended cross-country trip, (CT>UT>CA>TX) John DART arrived in Lincolin Center abt 1865, as a widower with several children. One child, Josephine A. DART married George GREEN. They had two girls, Julia E. GREEN and Iona I. GREEN. Julia married David J. PARKER, and Iona married Emerson HAMMER. Soon after arriving, John DART married Amanda COGSWELL. I am especially interested in this marriage and the children from it. Thank you, Russ McClintick

David Burns (email: davidguy@ix.netcom.com) - 27 Nov 98
I am looking for any information on my BURNS family who moved to Barnard,KS in 1884 and spent there lives there through the 1920's. William Fletcher BURNS and his wife Rebecca raised there families there. I would love to get any information I can of my ancestors. They were members of the Baptist church for many years in Barnard. Thanks for any help you might be able to give me! Regards....Dave in Tacoma, WA

Charles (email: not working) - 20 Dec 98
I would like information on Ezra HUBBARD, who lived in Rocky Hill/Abram, Lincoln County, Kansas, during 1871-1872. Any information provided would be greatly appreciated. Charles.Emails to Charles are bouncing. If you know this person please have him contact us with a new email address.

Sarah Cady (email: scady@nckcn.com) - 23 Dec 1998
Sarah Cady (email: scady@nckcn.com) I am seeking information on Charles L. & Lydia MOONEY. They lived near Milo, Lincoln County, KS and are listed in the 1885 census.

Jerry F. Adamson (email: jadamson@rectec.net) - 1 Jan 99
I am researching my Grandparents Surnames whom resided in Lincoln County, Kansas. ADAMSON, and McCORMICK who lived in Lincoln and Vesper area: and FELSBURG and LISS who lived in Bethany and Ash Grove area. I have several photographs in my photo Album taken in Lincoln County.

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