Unknown Kansas Location Queries


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Queries Mar. 2000

Adams, Allen, Atkins, Bateman, Boydston, Burton, Cooper, Flora, Harbert, Harrel, Harris, Hill, Hopkins, Jarvis, Lansdon, ?Lawyer, Markham, Mashall, Merrifield, ?National Military Home-Kansas, Miller, Mills, Misner, Mitchell, Pettyjohn, PRICE, Richardson, Riffel, Riffle, Shinn, Townsend, ?Where is

Topic: Willis Green Allen
From: Ruby Coleman rcoleman@inebraska.com Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 09:07 AM

I am seeking information on Willis Green Allen, son of John Allen and Margaret Barbara Grimes. He was born 2 May 1838 probably in Grayson Co., KY. He is not shown in their household in 1860 and cannot locate him elsewhere. He married Maggie Gray on 4 July 1866 in Nodaway Co., MO. They had one child, Zella Allen b. 4 Oct. 1869 d. 14 March 1873. When his mother died in 1882 he is shown on her obituary as living in Kansas ... where in Kansas?

Topic: Lansdon
From: Cliff Lansdon lyncliff@presys.com
Date: Monday, March 27, 2000 12:36 AM

According to a record I have found, my grandfather, John Thomas Lansdon, was born in Wafhiter, KS in 1875. The name "Wafhiter" is underscored in the document which might mean that the source was not certain of the spelling. Any help in locating the site would be much appreciated.

Topic: Flora, ?Lawyer
From: Jeanne Walker obj@cyberstreet.com
Date: Friday, March 24, 2000 09:47 AM

Hi! Could anyone tell me if there are any list of lawyers that were taken place back in the late 1700 - 1800 and early 1900? I am looking for a relative of Frank B. Flora who (a lawyer) had changed the original last name to Flora either before or after Frank was born. Frank was born in 1869. As I was told, the lawyer was either Frank's father or an Uncle. I don't know if Frank has any siblings. I would like to know everything about my great grandfather and his families. Anyone about the informations, please contact me at obj@cyberstreet.com. Thank you in advance!!!!

Topic: PRICE/MERRIFIELD connections
From: Peter Castro pcastro@webzone.net
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2000 06:54 AM

Would like contact with anyone with PRICE/MERRIFIELD/MARYFIELD families in Ks 1900-present Thx, Peter

From: Donna Welsch irish-4@swbell.net
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 09:39 AM

looking for any information on John Adams married to Martha Jane Miller. They had 5 children name Ella[m.John L. Dalton], Myrtle Alice[m. Leslie Lowman and Ed Welsch], Bert[probably Albert], J.Hank[probably John or James Henry], and Laura. email at irish-4@swbell.net

Topic: Cooper/Townsend
From: Don Rivara donrivara@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2000 09:18 AM

I am looking for descendants of Anna Cooper Townsend, wife of B. F. Townsend. Anna was reared in Pike County, Illinois. In 1867 her family moved to Cherokee County, Kansas. Anna may or may not have moved there with them. She moved to Southern Calfornia before 1884 and died probably in Orange County about 1912. Don Rivara donrivara@aol.com

I am looking for descendants of Andrew Eugene Cooper [1862-?]. His parents were Isaiah Cooper [1817-1895] and Elizabeth Sigsworth [1822-1884]. Don Rivara donrivara@aol.com

I am looking for descendants of George Elliott Cooper [1861-?]. He was the son of Isaiah Cooper [1817-1895] and Elizabeth Sigsworth [1822-1884]. Don Rivara donrivara@aol.com

Topic: Harris/Boydston, marriage lookup
From: Janie M. Gaw-Frost wyrick@netins.net
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2000 01:54 AM

Hattie Jane Harris and Charles Presley Boydston.

They met around Columbus, Kansas, and possibly married there.

Feb 16, 1892 is the date they were married.

Topic: Jarvis/Hopkins
From: Linda Masson brentandlinda@cs.com
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2000 01:32 AM

I am beginning a search for any info on John N. Jarvis married to Martha Z. Hopkins. According to their daughter Althea Winifred Jarvis's soc.sec. application, they were living in Bosdale, KS at time of her birth 5/11/1891. I have not been able to locate Bosdale as a town. which county? thanks for any help. Linda Update 3/22/00. via Ancestry.com I located Martha Zamora Hopkins b.1-8-1861, Albany, Clinton Co, KY, married to John Nicholas Jarvis, no other info given about him. One of Martha's siblings, Newton Franklin Hopkins was noted to have died in ROSEDALE,KS, so perhaps Bosdale is actually Rosedale, and Althea mis-remembered it.

From: Ardie Grimes agrimes@inetnebr.com
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2000 09:15 AM

Kansas Post Offices by Robert Baughman does not list a Bosdale, but there is was Bosland listed in Ellsworth County 1871-1873. Perhaps it's a township name? What other sources have you tried?

Topic: Hugh Hill
From: Josephine McVae mcvae@thegrid.net
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 09:30 PM

I am looking for my father Hugh Hill. I am going with what information I have on my birth certificate. it says Kansas is where he is born. His age 26 so I figured around 1905. I never knew him as I was told he died before I was born and then told he held me after I was born. My mother's name is Caroline Mary Denton. She moved to San Diego, CA. where I was born in 1929. I do not know whether he came with her or not. His occupation was Interior decorating & Construction work. If anyone has any information on him I would really appreciate it. I have run across a blank wall.

Thank You

Josephine McVae

Topic: Matilda Harbert Shinn ATKINS
From: Bob Saunders saundersrj@earthlink.net
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 06:07 PM

Do any readers happen to know where Matilda HARBERT SHINN ATKINS is buried? In 1885 she was living in Spring Cr. Tsp., Coffey Co., KS with her daughter Savilla Ann Short. I have not been able to locate her grave in local cemetery records. Please email me direct if you have the answer to my question.

Topic: Lydia Bell Pettyjohn Mitchell
From: Becky Coose janiec06@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 12:56 PM

As I am searching for information on Lydia Bell Pettyjohn Mitchell she was born nov,4 1867 in Frankfort, Indianna. Her parents were Aaron Pettyjohn and RoAnna Reece both of New York state in the Long Island area. Birth dates of each unknown. Lydia Bell married John Y. Mitchell on Oct. 8, 1885 in Dodge City Kansas. She had 3 known siblings. Scylar C. born Oct. 9, 1869 in Valpraiso, Ind. Maud was the only girl. No birth date or state available. She later married George Perch and was known to be living in Kadoka, S. D. in 1946. Clifford was also living in Kadoka S.D. in 1946 but no information on his date of birth or state.

Topic: Markham, ?National Military Home-Kansas
From: Anita Reeb alreeb@aol.com
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2000 05:10 PM

My husband's great-great-grandfather, Curtis Markham died Sept. 11, 1908 in the Western Branch National Home For Disabled Volunteer Solders, National Military Home, Kansas.

He served in the Civil War out of Indiana. In 1907 he resided in Missouri, shortly thereafter he went to live at this hospital, where he died.

I would like to know where the NHDVS was located and if it would be possible to get a copy of the death record. Thanks.

From: Ardie Grimes agrimes@inetnebr.com
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 02:03 AM

The 1895 Atlas at http://www.livgenmi.com/atksn.htm list a National Military Home in Leavenworth County. Perhaps this is not the only one located in KS but at least you may have a starting place.

From: Denise Butler neice@lvnworth.com
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2000 10:52 AM

Have you checked into what is known now as the domicalary at the VA in Leavenworth? At one time it was known as the old Soldiers Home. And Has western Branch tied into it some how. You might contact Grant Walkup at (913) 682-2000. He is the public infromation officer. You might also check with the local DAV or VFW they may be able to help you.

From: SHARLA MARKS ssbwm@prodigy.net
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2000 02:56 PM

Am looking for info on a William Bateman, obit from KS between 1880-1910 (maybe in Peoria area.) To KS in 1857 ,in 1860 built first store building in Peoria and started mercantile and dry goods business, 1861 went into partnership w/ Alfred Johnson. Was Post master of Peoria 1862-1872. Served several terms in KS Legislature in 1870's. Owned approx 1500 acres of land around Peoria. Any infor greatly appreciated

Topic: John F. Mashall, wife Flora B. Mills
From: Brian Long blong@tekstar.com
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2000 12:42 PM

John F. Marshall was born in Kansas and moved to Bartlesville, Okla. area prior to 1896. If he met his wife in Kansas or Okla. is not known, but they did have a son born Aug 8, 1896 in Bartlesville, Okla., Fred A. Marshall. If someone runs across John F., his wife Flora B. Mills Marshall, or the son Fred A. Marshall, in their research or family trees I would like to hear from you. thanks.

Topic: George Allen RICHARDSON b. 1857 m. Ida Lee HARREL
From: Debbie So. Cal. condleysearch@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 07:20 PM

George Allen RICHARDSON (b. 1857) and Ida Lee HARREL (b. 1867 d. 1946 OK) were my great grandparents. They were married in 1889. George was born in Kansas, according to family records. They may have lived in Illinois, Missouri, and moved to Arkansas, and Oklahoma. The RICHARDSON family may have owned a plantation in TN at one time.

In 1894 my grandmother Zella Myrtle RICHARDSON was born in Russellville, AR.. m. William Anderson CONDLEY in 1917.

I have no information on my great grandparents. If anyone knew them, or knows anyone who may have information, please contact me anytime.

Debbie.. CONDLEY family
Email: CondleySearch@aol.com

Topic: Where is Jurett, Kansas?
From: Emily Googins eg70@gateway.net
Date: Sunday, March 05, 2000 09:39 PM

From: Ardie Grimes agrimes@inetnebr.com
Date: Monday, March 06, 2000 01:12 PM

According to Kansas Post Offices by Robert Baughman, Jurett is in Wilson County. It was a post office from 1871-1887. The name was then changed to Buxton.

Topic: Riffle. Riffel
From: Margaret Andrews margaretandrews@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, March 04, 2000 07:21 AM

Searching for Riffle, Riffel. All Riffle, Riffels are connected in some way.
Margaret Andrews


Topic: Allie Rose Burton
From: James Johnson jimbongen@ev1.net
Date: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 04:47 PM

Searching for g grandmother, Allie Rose Burton b. ca.1862 d. 1935 married to Dr. Richardson children Nell, Faye and Mable. They lived in Ks. in 1880's he died in 1888. She later married John S. McAnarney and moved to Hartley Co. Tx.

From: Nelda Morton grand12ma@msn.com
Date: Wednesday, March 01, 2000 12:23 PM

Searching for information on Ersastus H MISNER and wife Sarah Belle SENTER. Erastus born 1847 in NY, married 1874 in NB to Sarah Belle SENTER, born 1851 in OH. Erastus and Sarah adopted a son Lester Eugene MISNER born 1890 in NB. Sarah died in Des Moines, IA in 1932 and Erastus died in Kansas in or around the year 1925. Would like place of residence, an Obit, death and burial information on Erastus MISNER. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Nelda

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