"Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas Vol. III" page 394 Lot 18 lists: MADISON, Clara - 1832 - 1913, Caleb J. - 1860 - 1914, Huell - 1867 - 1914. Also on the same Lot 18 are: BARNES, Esther Corrine - 1916 - 1917, Roy E. 1914 - 1916 Children of W. F. & Marie Barnes. These children may or may not be related. If you no longer needed the cemetery lot, you could sell the unused portion.
The "Swan River Museum Family Histories & Stories of Miami Co, KS" page 69 contains two pictures. The top picture shows students of Davenport No. 101 School taken in 1916. Davenport was 8 miles east of Paola. The building was torn down recently. Caleb Madison is standing on the last of three rows.
I recovered the date of death from the SSDI. It only had the month and year. I have been looking for this person for some 10 years now and want to see if any family is listed that might be living. I have photo's of this man's mother to share with them. I am willing to pay someone to find any information on this man or living family members.
I see a Robert Kirk listed for page 250 in the Family Histories, I don't recognize any of the other Kirk names, but wonder if they were part of the same family. Would this information be available at the DAR Library down in DC?
Based on this information, I would have to guess that the children in lot 30 are the children of your Robert and his wife. If that were the case, then I would say that Robert and Jane were his parents, that Jennie, who married William Mannen, was his sister, which is why there are Kirks in the Mannen Cemetery.
If you visit the DAR library, they have Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, and Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I and II. They didn't have Vol. III the last time I looked. The KS records are up in the balcony area over the center part of the library.
As far as other recommendations go, you should use the KS State Library search engine to look for the names of interest. The KS Historical Society may have information about the 15th KS Cav. For many units they have physical descriptions of the troops. Also not to be overlooked are the lists of soldiers in the various units and the pension records in the Natl Archives.
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