The reference to these individuals on p 441 of Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. III, is a related to their being given permission to relocate four individual from the old cemetery in the north part of town to the Paola Cemetery. There are other Peery's listed on the online index but the relationships to the two people you are researching are unknown.
Evidently, Thomas' wife, Elizabeth (Wilson) had, died sometime before 1870, probably in Miami County. The 1860 census of Madison County, Canaan Township, Ohio records the family as: Thomas M. FINCH 45 NY, Elizabeth 27 OH, Henry 20 OH, Curtis 14 OH, Emily 5 OH, Hulda 4 OH, Rosetta 5/12 OH
Another son, Denias (Dennis ?), b. about 1844, was listed in the 1850 census. He must have died by 1860. Hulda is listed in the 1880 Miami County, Kansas census with her husband and daughter: John F. SMITH 35 Illinois, Hulda A. 23 Ohio, Olive D. 3 Kansas
If you have any connections to these families, please write me so we can exchange information. Thanks.
The following information is from The History of our Cradle Land, by Rev. Thomas H. Kinsella, LL. D., published in 1921.
In Part V, Holy Trinity Church, Paola: p 147 says, "The Right Reverend John Ward Administered the Sacrament of Confirmation the the Following in Paola, Kansas, June 17, 1913, Reverend M. Burk, Pastor; [list of 77 includes] Cornelius Patrick McLain and Mary Theresa McLain".
p. 152 says lists John McLain in the list of "Families of Holy Trinity Parish, January 1919".
In the "In Memoriam" section, of Part IV, Miami County's First Settlers, regarding Michael Cunningham who died May 20, 1920 at age 96, the last paragraph (p. 84) reads:
"Besides Mrs. Cunningham, the widow, and all the living children, the following persons accompanied the body from Kansas City to the burial ground [Holy Cross cemetery]: John Sheehan, James, Sarah and Charles Dalton, Paola; Maurice Wolfe, John Marks, W. H. Poland and wife, Mrs. McLain, Mrs. Dunlavy, Henry Allen, Harry McGown, Mrs. Crawford, Mrs. Hess and James Mulvihill, Topeka; Thomas, Will, Mary and Thomas Mulvihill, Jr.; Harry, Anna and Allen Cunningham, Rosedale, and Mary Sheehan, Leavenworth."
I see no other names in the index that I recognize, but they may be family and we just don't know their names yet. We know that Mark A. sold property in Stanton at the age of 21, Sept. 12, 1868, the South half of the Northwest quarter of Section 17, Township 17, Range 22, 80 acres. We are trying to figure out how he got that land.
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