From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. III, p 282-3, Paola Cemetery, Sanders Addition I, Row 15, Lot 133: Taylor, Shirley R. 2 Oct 1937 - 28 Jun 1980; Taylor, Robert A. 20 Sep 1935 - [date of death not shown]. p. 518, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, Row 10, Lot 119: Smith, John M. 1843 - 1913 (Civil War Vet.); Smith, Martha Jane 1850-1937. p. 518, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, Row 12, Lot 119: Smith, John M. 1843 - 1913; Taylor, U. G. 1873-1900; Taylor Ida M. 1900-1901 (all three on the same stone).
Martha and Edward Hill were not in the 1878 Miami County, Kansas, Residents and Taxpayers. The Atlas, Miami County, Kansas, 1878, had the following: HILL, Martha (wid.) (age 61) SC-8-19-25 -- This translates to Township 19 South [Sugar Creek], Range 25 East section. Martha owned 45 acres located 2.25 miles North of the Miami/Linn County line and 4 miles west of the Kansas/Missouri State line.
From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p. 68, Louisburg Cemetery, Row 1, Lot E 10, Duboo, D. 22 Mar 1820 - 14 Dec 1886 (1895?) (75y) [shown as printed in the book].
I looked in the index for Family Stories and Histories in Miami Co Kansas and found the names of both of my 2nd great grandparents. I have no info on them and am curious to see what the book says. Clara Hill Morgan p.275 and William B Morgan p.275. Any help is very appreciated. Thank You, Brandi, Brandi2699@aol.com >>
"James Marion MORGAN was born February 25, 1833, in Shelby County, Illinois, died September 12, 1915, Paola, Miami County, Kansas, married August 14, 1850, in Shelby County, to Margaret "Peggy" BRIDGES, daughter of Joseph and Eunice (CLAWSON) BRIDGES, born April 2, 1833, in Illinois, died of smallpox in Louisburg, June 22, 1882. Both are buried in Louisburg cemetery, Miami County, Kansas.
James Marion grew to manhood at the home of his parents, William and Nancy (EDWARDS) MORGAN, and learned the trade of wheel-wright and blacksmith in his father's shop. In 1869, his health began to fail, and in company with his son, John James, his brother, Perry, and a cousin, William "Hop" MORGAN, he started West in a wagon, going through the Ozark Mountains to southern Missouri, and finally coming north to locate at Louisburg, which was then known as New St. Louis. Mr. MORGAN settled on a farm four miles west of that town and returned to Illinois after his family. Within a year, he had completely recovered his health, and he gave up farming to move to Louisburg, where he started a blacksmith shop, which he conducted for forty-three years, doing the heavy shop work until he reached his eightieth year, when he retired.
Ten children were born to this union:
-- John James, born March 31, 1852, married Lavinia RUSSELL, January 9, 1871, died January 20, 1932, buried in Hodges cemetery;
-- William B., born 1854, married Clara HILL November 23, 1880, went to Colorado;
-- Eunice Elizabeth, born 1855, married William A. JOHNSON, April 2, 1875, died April 7, 1933 in Independence, Missouri;
-- Nancy Jane, born 1858, married William JOHNSON, November 8, 1876, he died on January 14, 1888, she married George W. TUCKER, died in Gridley, Kansas, October 11, 1894, buried in Louisburg cemetery;
-- Mary Ann, born June 10, 1859, married James A. SMITH March 16, 1881, died September 27, 1930 in Harrisonville, Missouri, buried in Louisburg cemetery;
-- Sarah Catherine, born January 10, 1863, married Henry T. COOK, July 28, 1883, died in Osawatomie, December 6, 1891, buried in Louisburg cemetery;
-- Martha Salome, born July 15, 1865, married William L. ABNEY, December 25, 1881, died May 6, 1944, in Olathe, Kansas, buried in Paola cemetery;
-- one set of twins,
-- Joseph C., born 1868, married Anna M. LORD, July 19, 1890, went to Long Beach, California;
-- Josephine Susan, born 1868, married BEMENT, died July 5, 1904, buried in Louisburg cemetery;
-- Rosella Mae "Chattie" born September 16, 1871, married James W. RING, January 1, 1890, died February 16, 1941, buried in Louisburg cemetery.
After the death of Margaret, James Marion married Martha HYATT on February 7, 1884. She died and then he married Mary RICHARDSON, November 20, 1889. This marriage ended in divorce in 1913.
Mr. MORGAN was a charter member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Louisburg, an organization in which he had always taken an active interest. James and Margaret were members of the Christian Church in Louisburg. ... submitted by Terry Grant"
There are also pictures of James & Margaret.
From Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. I, page 78, in a story about the Orville and Dora ADAMS family, it says, " ... Orville, the youngest son of Calvin and Nancy ADAMS, was born in Harper County, October 2, 1912, and moved to Barber County in 1926. Dora, the oldest daughter of Jacob and Mary MOLZ, was born August 23, 1914, at Hardtner, Kansas. ... married at Hardtner on September 21, 1934. All five children, Betty, Zelored, Stanton, Leah and Benita, were born at Hardtner. ... In 1958, they moved to Olathe ... Three of the children married while at Olathe: ... Benita to Glen WOLLEN, and they have a daughter, and live at Carbondale ... submitted by Orville Adams"
Also on page 78, Benita is in a 50 year wedding anniversary picture of Dora and Orville ADAMS
The 1878 Miami County, Kansas, Residents and Taxpayers, published by the Miami County Genealogy Society did not have any entries for George LAYMON. There was a George LAYMAN. In checking the Atlas, Miami County, Kansas, 1878, also published by the Miami County Genealogy Society: LAYMAN, George (no age or spouse information) in listed in the Mound Township section, but couldn't find his property on the map. While scanning the map looking for George, I noticed a property of Mrs. M.J. LAYMON, owning 140 acres, 3.5 miles East of the Miami/Franklin County line and 1 miles North of the Miami/Linn County line, although she's not listed in the index.
The following is from Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. II, on pages 44, Mike and Sharon Oram are in a picture of the children and teacher (Clara DICKERSON) of the Indianapolis District No. 7 school. The year, is not mentioned, but my guess they look like they were in the 1st and 7th grade respectively
From Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas Vol. I, on pages 336 - 337, in a story about Glenn and Astrid WHITAKER SEILER, "Glenn Roy SEILER was the son of George Philip SEILER who was married to Maggie Belle ADAMS on December 4, 1911, in Franklin County Kansas. Glenn was born April 17, 1920 in rural Franklin County. ... March 3, 1939, Glenn married Astrid Elizabeth WHITAKER, daughter of Thomas Lowe WHITAKER and Laura Etta CONNER. ... Glenn and Astrid were divorced in January 1962. Glen married Geraldine ORAM HEARN on December 18, 1967 ... contributed by Astrid Barkis."
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