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MAJORS family in Montgomery and Labette Counties: Calvin Wayne (1944-),my father James Calvin (1911-1963), his father Arthur Calvin (1875-1942), his father Charles Marion (1847-1901) and his father Right Majors (1804-1860). I have GEDCOM file for all of these and most of their descendents and will gladly share it. I'd like to find brothers, sisters or parents of Right Majors. I also have the CARSON family in Montgomery and Labette Counties: Nancy Elizabeth (1875-1913), her father Robert (born 1833 in Ireland) and his father James. I have very few of their descendents. Also in Montgomery and Labette Counties, I have the HILLS family: Elsie Luella (1912-), her father Jeremiah Carl (1886-1956), his father Henry (1848-1904), his father Thomas (1806-1862). And also in those counties, the ONESLAGER family: Lottie Lavara (1891- 1982). That's as far as I have. Calvin Wayne Majors 3/97

MANGAN, Jeremiah Darby (aka Dermot) , married to Mary Foy(e), both of Ireland. Sisters of MANGAN may have been Katherine (m. ? LYNCH)  and Mary (?), brothers may have been John and Martin Jr. Sons and daughters were named James, Martin, Michael, (m. Catherine HANNAH), John D.,(m. Elizabeth SCOTT) and Jeremiah William. They went to Cherryvale in Montgomery County around 1869. Louise Mangan 6/97





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McCARTY in Montgomery County, Ks. Looking for information on the following: Bertha Ann McCARTY - Born 9/24/1885 in Liberty. William Douglas McCARTY - Died 1900 in Liberty. Claude & Clyde McCARTY - Born 11/17/1884 in Liberty. John A McCARTY - Born 1/29/1888 in Cherryvale. Marvin McCARTY - Born 3/14/1888 in Caney Steve McCarty 9/97


McCLAIN, Frank(lin) N. - was killed July 19,1919 in Sycamore Twp. Montgomery CO. KS. , looking for names of his parents. Believe he was born Feb. 26, 1891 in Nebraska, spent some time in Talala (in northeast) Oklahoma, before moving to Ks. m. Lillie G. BRETCHES on Mar. 12, 1918. His daughter, Nellie Maxine McClain was b. Sept.21,1918. Frank was shot to death by his father-in-law and brother-in-law when Nellie was 10 months old. Subject is requestors grandfather. Nellie, her mother is very ill and she would really like some information regarding her father. Jeannie Josephson 9/96

McCLAIN My maternal grandfather, Frank(lin)? N. McCLAIN was b. "somewhere in NE.", Feb. 26, 1891. His first marriage was to Tessie BERRY on August 21, 1915 in Ellsworth, Ellsworth Co, KS. Frank divorced Tessie in Independence, Montgomery Co, KS on Feb. 23, 1918 and married Lillian Gladys BRETCHES on March 12, 1918 in Claremore, Rogers Co, OK. Frank appears on the 1915 KS State Census living in Sycamore Twp, Montgomery Co, KS with a family by the name of STEVENSON as a Farmer, b. in NE, from OK to KS. On July 19, 1919 Frank McCLAIN was shot to death by his father-in-law and brother-in-law. One known child born to Frank and Lillian, my mother was 10 months old at the time of his death. Frank was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, KS. A murder trial resulted from the death of Frank and was held in Independence, Montgomery Co, KS. Frank's family were not notified of his death. Family members did not talk of Frank to my mother and we have no idea of WHO HIS PARENTS WERE. In my searching for the past 10 years to learn the identity of my grandfather's parents and any other possible descendants I have checked the following records with out success : Probate Records, Death Certificate for Frank, News Paper Accounts of his death, Trial Transcripts, Marriage and Divorce Records, and I placed a public appeal in The Independence Daily Reporter for information. I just obtained the information regarding the name of Frank's first wife, Tessie BERRY. I'm in hopes that someone is researching this line and another avenue will be opened to me ? PLEASE, the smallest amount of information will be appreciated. Jeannie Josephson 9/97


McCORKLE I am looking for any information on James Golden McCorkle who was born in Montgomery County in 1899. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks.Vivian Herrin Pope Leesburg, Florida 5/98


McDONALD Aaron, 1880 Kansas census shows a Aaron McDONALD married to Idia, daughter Lillian, age 3 & son Louie, age 1 and mother-in-law Nancy EDDY, widow in Elk Falls township, Elk Falls, Kansas. Any information on any of the above would be appreciated. Kenneth & Lorene McDonald,Sr 4/97

McGEE: Looking for descendants of Thomas and Mary McGEE, from Pennsylvania. These children would've been the stepkids of my g-g-gma, Mary FOY. Thomas and the first Mary lived in Pa. and had these kids: (names followed by approx. birthdates) Michael, 1848; Catherine, 1850; John, 1852; Thomas, 1857; Mary, 1859; Margaret, 1861; Ann, 1862. We think then Mary died, then Thomas married my g-g-gma, Mary FOY, then Thomas died soon after. Then Mary FOY married my g-g-gpa, Darby MANGAN, had some kids, then moved to Kansas, to West Cherry Twp.around 1871. Some of the younger McGEE kids moved with them. Later, the one named Mary married Darby MANGAN'S brother named Martin MANGAN. Thomas, the younger, married my gma Louise's aunt, Anna Katherine MESH. see also MESH and ZWISSLER Louise Mangan 6/98



McGINTY, Seeking information on MCGINTY: William MCGINTY, living in Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, when his son, Deruscious Gilland MCGINTY was born on 21 January 1881. William's wife name was "unknown KELLEY". Jim McGinty, 12925 East Oregon Road, Elk, WA 99009. 11/97



McMINN Looking for information on Frank and Margaret Harper MCMINN, Probably around the turn of the century, living in Coffeyville and working as a linemen on the Telephone, Telegraph lines. Born in Pa.-4-19-1874-Died: 4-2-1950-Pa. Thank you for your time. K McMinn8/98

McMULLIN, Drury, I am searching for information on Drury McMullin b 1825, and his wife Julia Ann Verbryck b 1833, and five children: James E. McMullin b 1856, m Sarah F. Simmons Sarah B. McMullin b 1857, m William Chapin Thomas Henry McMullin b 1858, m Anna May Davis Robert Drury McMullin b 1861, m Minnie Ray Davis Albert Leslie McMullin b 1865 All in Montgomery County Kansas about 1880-1905. Fred W. McMullin 8/97

McPHEETERS- John Burdick 10/97

MELLINGTON, Moses, I am looking for the surname of Mellington, I know I have a g-grandfather, Moses Mellington and g-grandmother, Mary Bond Mellington (she remarried a man named Shaw) and g-uncle, Frank, buried in Independence, KS, by Riverside Park.(Note from County Coordinator: there are two cemetaries in this location, Mt. Hope and Lutheran )I do not know when they were born or died. My g-grandfather had 12 children, I don't know where all of his children went, I know that my grandfather, Clifford Arthur, moved to Wichita, KS and his younger brother, George, moved to Okemah, OK. Do you have any information that would help me in my search? Thank you for your help. Beverly Williams 8/97


MEYERS, Searching Linn and Bourbon counties for Elijah C.H. Myers and his wife Sarah Jane Williams who married in Linn co 1863, then moved to Fort Scott Ks. When Elijah left for Ca never to return Sara Jane m. Arch W. Sackett. When and where is she buried? Likely ca 1885 as Sarah Jane Sackett in the Fort Scott area. She was the daughter of John R. and Sarah Adams Williams who were residents of Linn and Montgomery counties. Any information of any or all of these people deeply appreciated. Marilyn Scribner 5/97


MILLS , Logan Fleece, born in Marion Co. Ky. married Rachel B. JENKINS born in Clark Co. KY. They moved to Kansas after 1880 census. He is shown in the Rutland Township, Montgomery Co. KS census in 1900. Children: James H., George W., Sallie B., Bella M. and Mestie(?). Rachel's obit lists daughters as Mrs. M.E. McConnell, Mrs. Frank Pitkin and Mrs, Charles Reams. Also states lived nine miles southweat of this city (Independence ?) in the vicinity of Bolton. Funeral in Frora(?) Christian Church. Obit is tattered and date and newspaper identity is unknown? Logan is my grandmother's brother. Do I have cousins in Kansas? Walter E. Overstreet 4/97

MILLS, James Patterson, father,in 1880 Federal Census: farmer, widower, 41 years of age, birth place listed as Indiana Sarah Alice Mills, daughter, born December 19, 1875 in Elk City, Kansas Morton Mills, son Lena Mills, daugher Julia Ellen East Mills,wife and mother, approximate date of death 1875-80 James Patterson and Julia Ellen were my great-grandparents. Thank you.Marie Holmes 3/97

MISCH, Anna, who married Fred DUSTON, SR. in Labette Co. in 1918 (?) and may have lived in Montgomery Co. Need information on both MISCH and DUSTON families. Fred and Anna had 2 children and later moved to Bartlesville OK,  Susan K. Spies 11/96

MOBERLEY/ MOBLEY, William Paul Moberley (Mobley) and Katherine Earlewine. Paul may have built the first grist mill on the Verdegris River. Katherine Earlewine is buried in Coffeyville. Katherine came to Coffeyville from Southern Ohio. At that time 1865? she had a daughter Ruth Anne about 8 years of age. Paul left Coffeyville and went to Medicine Lodge, and then on to DeWay Co. Oklahoma. I don't really know much more than this, as it was given to me about 35 years ago by my Aunt, and all of her generation are now dead. Elborn Mendenhall 3/98

MOLIDOR, Ann Dixon 9/96

MOON - Looking for members of the Moon family that settled in Montgomery Co area. Ancestors came from NC, VA / WV, OH and IN, and include Simon Moon (b:4 Apr 1700), husband of Lowrie (Louretha) Humphrey. Some of this family settled in the Emporia area, while others moved south to Winfield and participated in the OK Land Rush. I have much information to share ! Mark Moon 8/98



MORGAN Looking for death records for Mary Ellen MORGAN, wife of Josiah K. Morgan. They lived in Cherry Township, Montgomery Co. in 1880 census. She was b. Feb 1849 in WV. Where is she buried? What was her maiden name? Anyone with info let me know. Becky Price10/97

MORGAN I am researching the surname of MORGAN. I have a Wiliam J. MORGAN born in 1826 in Ky. Married to an Elizabeth LADD born 1835 possibly in KY. They left Ky., moving to Indiana, then to Kansas, where they lived in Independance Kansas from 1870's to abt late 1890's. They had 10 children, from oldest being named MARY MORGAN; who married a FORMAN, and is buried in Independence. To the youngest child, James Monroe MORGAN born 1870 in Indiana. ANY HELP much appreciated. Thank you . Lynne Baswell 1/97

MORMAN Eliza Sisco Brown Morman b. 1854 Arkansas, d. 1931 Coffeyville, Ks. m. #1 Elijah Brown, #2. Simeon S. Morman. Children #1. Jesse E., Sparten, Permilia E., Phoebe B., and Everett E. Children #2. George and Clyde This family came from Oregon Co., Mo.and move to Kansas I have some info on this family and am willing to share what I do have but, would like more. Thank you, Barbara Sisco" 9/98

MORRIS Am searching for information about GEORGE H. MORRIS who died in Independence July 14, 1925. He married there August 16, 1922 HESTER MAY RUCKER (1881-1969). Charles P. Phillips 8/98

MORROW Seek family of Thomas Fulton Morrow, who lived in Coffeyville area, abt.1870-1910. Children were Lura I. (b.1866); Margaret (Maggie) A. (1869); John A. (1873); Ella P. (1876); and Minnie (1878). Especially interested in ancestry and fate of ex-wives. First wife (married in MO, 1865), Martha Heskett, divorced TF Morrow in 1903; second wife divorced him in 1909, resuming "her widow name, Olivia F. Benn." He moved to Missouri, marrying a third time; I know nothing of what happened to his children or ex-wives. ANY information would help. Duncan Morrow 9/98

MURDEN, Winfield Scott, born Oct 8, 1852 married Priscilla TYLER born Jan 10, 1857. They married August 1, 1874. MURDEN was a judge in Caney, Kansas. He was also a blacksmith and had a ferry across the Caney River. When the TYLER estate in Fredonia, Kansas (Wilson County) was settled, the family moved to Skedee, Oklahoma and purchased property. Winfield Scott Murden and Priscilla Tyler are both buried in the Skedee Cemetery. I am searching for Kansas ancestors/descendants. Rita Buford 8/97


MYERS, seeking info on DONALD B MYERS, b around 1850, married Mary Pros. Donald B and Mary M Myers had a son Jacob born 1/1/1870 in Indiana. Donald B Myers is found on Montgomery Co., Ks. 1870 census as D B Myers, Parker Township, page #627. I really am at a lost on any Myers after Jacob. Thanks for any help. Anne Lumsdon" 6/98

MYERS I am also searching for information about the James William MYERS family. James MYERS brought his family from Illinois to the Coffeyville area sometime before the 1880 census. His second wife was Mary Catherine COONS who had brothers, Marion and John, and a sister, Ellen, who married a RIGGS. James had a son, James William, and a daughter, Eliza J., from a previous marriage. Eliza J. is suppose to have married a HUNSAKER. James and Mary Catherine's children were Zilla May, who was listed above as married to Jacob ROBERTS, and John T. There was also a half-brother to Zilla named Ed, but I have not figured out how he fits into this family. James and Mary were still in Coffeyville in 1894 when Zilla married Jacob ROBERTS, but I am not sure what happens to the family after that as my dad, who is Jacob and Zilla's grandson, does not know any MYERS relatives. He does remember an Uncle Will MYERS, who I think may be the younger James William, who made cuckleburr tea while on a visit from California in probably the early to mid 1940s. Zilla married an unknown FULTON after Jacob's death. My dad believes Mr. FULTON died sometime before my dad was born in 1935. Zilla is the only MYERS that I have located a grave for at this time.Thank you. Vivian Brinker, 1315 W 8, Coffeyville, KS 67337 vivianb@raven.ccc.cc.ks.us (ascii text only)viv_40@hotmail.com (graphics/attachments) 9/98

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NEWTON - South of Independence in early 1900's , have collected quite a bit, would be glad to share  Dan Whistler , 415 Camden Way , Madera, CA 93637 , (phone 209-674-7919),   9/96


NOBLETT I'm looking for information about Lillian NOBLETT and her father. F.W. His biog appears in Cutler's history. Nothing is mentioned of her and I can't find her anywhere. I know that they lived in Montgomery and Labette counties. Frank Wise 9/98

NODURFTH-- John Burdick 10/97

NOSLER I am looking for information on the communities of Independence, Verdigris City, and Liberty. James Milo NOSLER was one of the founders of Liberty and Montgomery . In his Journal he mentions a trading post near Montgomery ( a city he and others founded) . Later it was agreed to make a community between Montgomery and Vergigris City, which they named Liberty. James Milo carried the mail and was made Justice of the Peace in 1869. He did not remain in Kansas long. I am trying to locate more information about him and the cities he mentions in his Journal. I would be glad to share information. Irving Blabon (30 Chalda Court, San Rafael, California 94903) 1/98







PADON, Our family is looking for information on Major William Padon who died in Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, Jan. 11, 1901. We have his Civil War diary from Jan 1864 to Dec 1864 in which he describes his daily activities while on duty with the Union Army as they marched to the sea with Gen. Sherman. Our family is also quite certain he was involved in the shoot-out with the Dalton Gang in Coffeyville in Oct. 1892. We think he might be buried in a cemetary in Coffeyville. If anyone could help us piece together more info we would certainly appreciate it. I can also provide more info on him to anyone who e-mails me. Thanks! Ron Smith 10/97

PARKER, John Howard, My mother-in-law and I are looking for John Howard Parker who lived in Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas during the 1940's. He was born in Pennsylvania 2 November 1886. He died in either 1963 or 1964. His wife's name was Laura. Don't know her maiden name but she was supposed to have been born there in Kansas. They had two daughters that we know of, Beryl Flake and Glyndelyn. He also had a Feed Store there in Caney and also worked at one time in the Okalahoma Oil fields. Thanks so much for any help with this. .Sandra Yorkell-Parker also see HOOVER



PARKS, Susan M. Lived in Independence around the 1870's and '80s. Had 6 children, one of which was my great-grandmother. Need to know her husband's name, her maiden name, and anything else I can find out. Thanks Dennis O'Neill 2/98


PATTERSON I am seeking information on the family and ancestors of Mary Josephine (WOOLSEY) PATTERSON. Mary died at Caney, Montgomery County, KS. Did she have a brother named Jehu? What were her parents names? Any information would be helpful. Thank you, Dennis Tune 11/97

PATTY, Mary Emma Smathers. looking for descendants. She died in Independence, Kansas. Sons were Harry and Edwin, grandchildren were Robert M., Mary Ellen, George B. and Hattie Annette. laid to rest 23 DEC 1930 Mt Abbey Masoleum in Independence. Husband was Robert Speer PATTY who died in Independence 9 JUL 1916.- Patricia Royer 12/97 my webpage

PAVEY/PAVY family - Pemina (Beamon) PAVEY d: 1872, Montgomery Co., KS. She probably lived there with her son James M. PAVEY, Cherryvale or Cherry twnshp. Also there was her daughter Emily and husband William Gray. Where is Pemina buried ? Any info on this family greatly appreciated, will exchange. Marsha McWilliams Marsha McWilliams 3/97



PEARN, I am searching for the ancestors of my paternal grandmother, Gaynell Heslop Pearn, born January 26, 1912 in Dearing, Kansas. She and her husband, Gordon Pearn, lived nearby and her child, William C. Pearn was born in Dearing in 1931. I understand her husband was the son of a local physician. I have her death certificate but not her birth certificate. I believe that her younger sister's children are still living in the Coffeyville area.Pam Pearn 2/98

PERKINS- My grandmother, Maguerite PERKINS, was born in Coffeyville, Kansas. Her father was Luther PERKINS who ownd the Condon Bank robbed by The Dalton Gang. I believe the building still stands as the Perkins Building. Her mother was Lizzie Howard WHITE and is buried in the the Elmwood cemetary along with her husband Luther and their son Morris (Maurice?). My grandmothers sister was Jesse Allen PERKINS who like my grandmother lived here in Sacramento, California until their deaths. They had a brother named Luther PERKINS who lived in Sacramento as well. My grandfather William Alexander STUART married Marguerite in Coffeyville on November 21st 1907 at Luther PERKINS home. I am wondering if there are any PERKINS still living today in or around Montgomery County or if anyone has historical information to share about my PERKINS family? Thank you. My name is Stephen John STUART.Stephen Stuart 1/98

PETERSON, William T? born about 1846. Lived in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co, KS at one time. Married a Mary Catherine (?).  Had 6 children. William T? Peterson is son of Daniel Clayton Peterson & Mary "Jane" FINDLEY Peterson     John Wade 4/97


PHELPS Robert Thomas PHELPS and his wife Phoebe were living in Cherokee township, Montgomery Co. KS in 1875. At that time they had 9 children,4 more were born in Ks.. Phoebe and 3 of the children are buried around there . I would appreciate help locating them and obits. or anything if possible. I will be glad to share everything I have on all the connections. Thank you very much Shirley Duncan 11/97




PLUMMER I am looking for information on the PLUMMER, HOLT, WILSON. Clement PLUMMER came to Kansas from Indiana. He was born around 1850. He married Nancy A ?,children; Minnie E, b, 1881; James A, b.1884; Elsie E., b. 1893; Jessie E., b. 1896 m. Ruby Blanche HOLT. Child of Jessie E. and Ruby; Chester PLUMMER married Dorothy WILSON of Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas... who are my grandparents. Sherrie PLUMMER Sherrie Plummer 1/97 (see also WILSON )

POWERS - Pete Elsworth POWERS born July 26, 1869 in Coffeyville, Kansas to John D. POWERS & wife. Looking for John D. POWERS' wife's name and their marriage date. Also she appears to have died after 1872 and before 1878. Any death or buriel info would be appreciated also. Thanks.Cass Reasor 677 Burns City Rd Valley View, Tx 76272 9/98

PRICE, William/Will son of Dennis PRICE & Joanna (CARR) PRICE. Will was said to own a funiture store in around the Coffeyville area . He would of been born in Ark around the year 1882. We were told his wife's name could of been Lulu last name unknown . William PRICE had the following brothers and sisters . Claude b. 1881, David b. 1884,  Effie b. 1901,   Florence b. 1897,   Frank b. 1903,    George b. 1899, & Seeb(C.B ) b. 1892 . If you know of this family or can send anything on them please email me . Thank you .Karen Price -Pfister 6/97

PRUITT, John Taylor, b. May 4, 1833, Kentucky, d. Nov 3, 1914, Ridgefield Washington. Father born N.C. John T. came to Fawn Creek 1858 from KY and settled on farm west of Coffeyville, Twp 34 South, Range 15 East. Wife Elizabeth POTTS? died 1876? Children Gracie J. b. 1863, Carrie A. b.1865, my grandfather Walter Scott, b. 1871, and Urban C.b 1876. Elizabeth supposedly died not long after giving birth to Urban. Previous search of cemetery records did not reveal her name. Carrie married J.E.COONS of Coffeyville. Looking for anything about Elizabeth and ancestors of John Taylor Pruitt. Ron Reid 8/98

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RAGLE, Jean Merrill b. December 21, 1898 in Coffeyville, KS, 4th child of Algern and Delia (WILLIAMS) Ragle. Father had an Insurance and Real Estate Business in Coffeyville. One known child, Patricia Jean Ragle, who wrote (edited? typed?) screen plays in Hollywood, CA as "Jean Elgar." I have no further information of any kind. Would appreciate any leads.    3rd child of Algern and Delia Ragle:  Roland Culler Ragle b. January 11, 1896 in Coffeyville, KS, , Graduated HS Coffeyville. Sometime engineer for Ford Motor Co., lived in Dearborn, MI, married "Esther," 1 known child, Rachel, who taught in Michigan, married several times, no known children. Went to live "in the Ozarks." The father of these boys was the KS legislature's representative from Coffeyville for 2 terms, about 1915. Roland Culler Ragle is named after a (?)Methodist preacher who served at the funeral service for Jean and Roland's sister Juanita, buried in the Toronto Cemetery with her grandparents Alonzo and Susan Ragle. John Ragle 7/97

RAGLE/RAGEL Unknown Ragle/Ragel; Montgomery Co. Several members of my fam. desc. from Alonzo/Susan Ragle lived in Coffeyville 1890-1915. Additionally, city directories & cemeteries list various other Ragle/Ragels who I know are NOT members of this family. A clue from Woodson Co. land purchases: These MAY be all from Jacob Ragl/Ragle/Ragel, a carpenter who was employed in 1912 by the National Sash and Door Co. J.A. Ragle ( d. 1929), Jane (?Alice Jane?) his wife, d. 1944, Herbert Lyle Ragel d. 1934, John Martin Ragel d. 1946. J.A. Ragle assumed to be Jacob Ragle. All buried in Fairview Cem. Coffeyville &/or listed in 1912/13/14 directories. Can anyone identify these people and help tie them into the extended family? John Ragle 9/97






READ I believe Leander Davis Read was born in Fall River Kansas. I do not know his birth year but his birthdate was December 24. He married Anna Hansen born in Norway and migrated with a Lutherin (I think) church group from Canada. Their children were Ivan Emory Read and Hazel Leone Read. Hazel Leone Read is still living and is 87 years of age . Her brother Ivan was 6 years older . The family at one time lived in Denison, Kansas (Jackson county)...Leander Davis Read died in an accident in the year 1922 or 23 or 24. Hazel cannot remember the exact date. At some time or other Anna added Margaret to her name .(Anna Margaret ). Anna also had a sister that was called "Bena". who died young, maybe 16 or so. We have an autograph book with many school chums writings in it. All or most of them are written in Norweigan. Would appreciate anything you might could give us about this man and his family. Thanks, Luke 1/98


REED, Laura Ella was born Sept 1, 1873, and is said to be from Independence, KS. Her parents were William REED (b in NY) and Elizabeth (WOOD) REED, b Apr 24, 1846 in Manchester, England. Laura's sister, Ida May REED was born in Kansas (Montg Co?) in about 1872. Their father, William REED apparently died sometime between 1874 and 1880, when Elizabeth and her children had returned to Wisconsin. Any confirmation of the birth of Laura Ella Reed or Ida May Reed or of the death of William Reed in Montgomery Co, would be very much appreciated. Bert Shaw 1/98


RENNER, William A. - My great-grandfather and great-grandmother Nettie Parks, (born in Independence in March of 1870.) They were married in Independence Ks., May 1891. William A. migrated from East Tennessee by way of Indiana, to settle in Independence, Kansas sometime pre 1890, and married Nettie Parks after his second wife, Elizabeth died. He died in Independence in April, 1914. Upon the death of William, Nettie went to California with her daughter and son-in-law, Jess and Ella Cook, and their three children. Dennis O'Neill 4/97


RHODES Sarah Rhodes took as her 2nd husband William H. Frost (the widower of her sister) about 1880 in Independence, Montgomery Co., Kansas. A number of her children were married in Montgomery Co. I would like as much information as possible about any of them. The children include Gilbert H. RHODES, married Emma INLONVE May 11, 1899; Harriet R. RHODES, married Cary REYER April 7, 1888; Clara Jane RHODES, married John OVERFIELD Dec. 1, 1888; Robert Grant RHODES married Ann HILL January 11, 1899 and Sarah Ada RHODES married Jerrie B. NICHOLS Oct. 26, 1894. I would also appreciate the date and cause of death of SARAH FROST. Her ggrandaughter Beverly Hill 11/97

RICHARDSON, William Thomas. I am looking for decendants of William Thomas Richardson, born February 22, 1861-died March 30, 1930. Wife-Gotha Ann Richardson born March 18, 1882-died October 17, 1921. Daughters Blendena Vessa Richardson Luther Ivy. Dorthy Mae Richardson born October 3, 1915. Emma Mitchum? Richardson died at age 12. Orpha Gladys Richardson born August 4, 1911. Amnie (Annie?) May Richardson died 1949. Sons-William Thomas Richardson,Jr. born November 16, 1917. Daughter Thema (Thelma?) Fern September 20, 1913. Joy Meador 9/97

RICHARDSON I am seeking information regarding my great-grandparents, JEREMIAH D. and AMANDA (?York) RICHARDSON. They are listed on the 1880 Census as living in Montana Twp. I am also looking for any descendents of theirs.Helen Richardson 10/97


RIGG, Lauren,  My father, Lauren Rigg, lived in Coffeyville in the late 1920's and in 1932 married a woman whose name was Lucille GUNBY. I am urgently trying to find someone who might be related to either one or knew them in any way. I will be in the area apx. Oct. 10-11. I could use a clue to search. My father was a pharmacist. Patty Blake 10/96

ROBERTS I am trying to find information about the Eli ROBERTS family who, according to family stories, moved from the Wheeling, West Virginia, area to Fawn Creek Township, Montgomery County, Kansas, sometime after the Civil War. The daughter Alice was born in Missouri as they came across the country. They first appear on the 1870 Montgomery County, KS, census. Eli's wife was Elizabeth Jane Nuzum and she married Frederick Krout after Eli's death. Eli and Elizabeth's children were David Leroy m. (1) Julia Aurilla BERRIAN and (2) Edith Jeanette BONESTEEL; Maria (or Myra) Louisa m. unknown MAY; Jacob Cork m. Zilla May MYERS; Roslee Josephine; Columbus Eli m. Sarah Lydia (Sadie) BERRIAN; Alice Viola; and John Blucher. Most of the above people are buried, or believed to be buried in Robbins Cemetery near Coffeyville, Montgomery County, KS. Thank you. Vivian Brinker, 1315 W 8, Coffeyville, KS 67337 vivianb@raven.ccc.cc.ks.us (ascii text only)viv_40@hotmail.com (graphics/attachments) 9/98


ROOK Looking for information related to the ROOK family who moved to Montgomery County from Dade County, Missouri. Have information to share about my ggm Rosa ROOK, and some of her descendants.Lynn Brod 11/98

ROSS, I am looking for the ancestors of Robert W. ROSS and Marie Belle ROSS ROSS and the decendents of their 3rd child, Edward Everett ROSS who was born in Independence, Montgomery Co., Kansas on July 4, 1894. Edward is the brother of Bessie ROSS DAWSON, & uncle of Elethea (Aletha) DAWSON FREEMAN, my husband Harold F.FREEMAN's mother. Cindy Scott Freeman 1/97

ROWLEY My wife stems from a Rowley line that traces from New York state(we think in Steuben County)to Kansas in about 1870 at which time her g-grandfather, a Nathan A. Rowley, relocated to Butler County, KS near Augusta and bought some land and began farming. We are trying to determine the names of his parents and where they spent their lives.(We think they were born, raised and lived in New York state their entire lives). We know from family lore that this Nathan ROWLEY had some connections in the Montgomery County area and that it is likely that he lived there prior to locating near Augusta. It is also likely but unconfirmed that he had connections in the Oklahoma Indian Territory. Are you aware of any resources that could help us in finding the antecedents of this Nathan Rowley? Are you aware of any family history info on Rowleys in the Montgomery County area? Or in the adjacent area of Oklahoma that used to be Indian territory? We know of a Henry Clay Rowley and an Albert J. Rowley that had roots in Montgomery County and we suspect that our Nathan A. Rowley was related to these men. Perhaps they were cousins. Help us if you can. Lee Kraft, Salem, OR.(former Kansans) 5/97 ROYER - see DEETZ

RUSSUM Can you help me in my search for any information concerning Bolton, Montgomery county Ks. My grandfather J.S.RUSSUM settled there in about 1870. My father was born in the area, Raymond Charles Russum. My Uncle Sherman Russum was born, lived and died (1936)>in Bolton or on the family farm or one near by. My grandmother's name was Elizabeth Miller Russum. All are buried in the Mt. Hope cemetery in Independence except my father. Any information you can provide on Bolton would be most welcomed.-Ray Russum


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