Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries 1996

Arsdale, Bacchus, Bates, Beeman, Bishard, Bodley, Burton, Bushart, Butler, Campbell, Chambers, Coey, Davis, Decker, Deeds, Denton, Dory, Elliott (2), Endicott, Field, Fuchs, Gaston, Gish, Gunsaullus, Hall, Handley, Harbin, Harris, Heaton, Huie, Jennings, Kelly, Kilmer, Kirby, Klockseim/Klockson, Krapp, Marsh, Martin, Menges, Mills, Morey, Moss, Orlando, Osborne, Palmer, Parker, Proctor, Queen, Reagan/Ragan, Reinecke, Robertson, Stoelk/Stulk, Stokes, Stone (2), Vail, Van Arsdale, Ward, Weddle, Wood, Wright


jerrypro@ix.netcom.comJerry ProctorSat, 30 Nov 1996 21:30:05 -0800
I hope you can help me find any information on Arthur PROCTOR and Lilly Mae CHAMBERS.They are my fathers parents and were both resedents of Fort Scott, Kansas....Bourbon County. They were married and divorced in Fort Scott, and my father, Homer William PROCTOR,was born in Fort Scott. Lilly Mae was born 1/22/1894 and died 8/22/1974 in Fort Scott, Kansas.Thank you for any and all information.
Jerry Proctor
3733 Oro Blanco Dr. #203
Colorado Springs,CO 80917
E-Mail at


Root_Digger@wow.comFrances YoungFri, 29 Nov 1996 12:39:43 -0500
My great-grandparents were early pioneers in Bourbon county. My maternal grandmother's father, Lewis William MOREY, came from Rhode Island and settled in Bronson, KS. He married Amanda KILMER 28 Nov. 1867, was a justice of the peace and post master at various times. Amanda A. (KILMER) MOREY ran the Bronson house in Bronson. Lewis fought with the volunteers in the repression of Price's raid. They are buried in the Bronson cemetery. My maternal grandfather's father, Stephen FIELD, came to Fort Scott after serving in the Illinois Volunteers during the Civil War. He married Sarah (DENTON) KIRBY, a widow, either 26 Sept. or 28 Oct. 1869 in Uniontown. There son, Claud FIELD (my grandfather) married Jeanette MOREY 5 Oct. 1896 in Iola, KS. Sarah (DENTON) FIELD, after her husband's death, married Thomas JENNINGS. Family history has always said that Thomas JENNINGS was the father or uncle of the inept JENNINGS Brothers gang who robbed trains in Oklahoma in the late 1890s. I have read many articles and books about Al JENNINGS, who ended up in prison at one point with the noted author O. Henry. However, I have never been able to prove a link between Al or his brothers to Thomas JENNINGS. It would be nice to be able to prove that Al and his brothers were Thomas JENNINGS' sons because that would make them my grandfather's stepbrothers.
Frances Young
8322 San Marino Drive
Buena Park, CA 90620-3011

DEEDS, FUCHS, REINECKE Gary Reinecke Mon Nov 25 15:45:51 1996
information on earnest fredrick REINECKE. married to margaret FUCHS. a son named jacob (jake ) REINECKE, married to margaret DEEDS. lived in bourbon co. i think around the year of late 1800 or early 1900. jake moved to kinsley ks. edwards county early 1900 i belive. any thing to have on REINECKEs or DEEDs around that time i would like to have. thank you gary c. reinecke


crb@ponyexpress.netCraig BeemanSat, 23 Nov 1996 19:34:24 -0500
BEEMAN 1885 through 1960's
DORY 1877 through 1900
Craig Beeman
Please be so kind as to add the above surnames to the Bourbon Co., KS, Surnames Page.
Thank you.
Craig BEEMAN 518 N. 24th St. Joseph, MO 64501 ph. (816)233-0884


Nhiatt5402@Aol.comNora Hiatt Fri Nov 22 19:26:14 1996
Seeking information on Hartwell and Sarah MARTIN who resided in Bourbon County in early 1850's Children William, Solomon, Margaret, Nancy, John, George,Hartwell jr., Andrew, James, Isam and Joseph. All help is appreciated and willing to exchange information. Nora


denniswa@sprynet.comDennis WardFri, 22 Nov 1996 22:57:36 -0800
Earliest Year Abt 1881 -- last known year 1955
Dennis Ward 4608 NE Euclid Ave Lawton, OK 73507-6109


DILLIGAF67@aol.comDavid John Parker Wed, 6 Nov 1996 03:34:51 -0500
I was just browsing Kansas sites and civil war sites looking for information on my great great great grand father thou he was born in Tenn., he migrated to bourbon county Scott town ship around 1860 info I have from reltives suggest that he possibly died in the civil war. Any way I was looking for civil war death records or records from bourbon county. Any direction you may possibly give me would be appreciated. James PARKER was his name born 1814 in tennesse,his wife was Elizabeth PARKER don"t know her maiden name. Census show her widowed in 1865. They had eight children, my great great grand father was Tomas Henry PARKER. His wife was Mary Emma (KELLY) PARKER. Both are buried in chapel grove cemetery Ft Scott Ks. My great grand father was Tomas Jefferson PARKER born Ft Scott Kansas Nov. 5 1870 his wife was Emily M.(WILLIAMS) PARKER she was born ft. Scott ks. Dec. 5 1870. She gave birth to nineteen children (incredible) twelve were born in ft. Scott ks, including my grand father Tomas Jacob PARKER. Any way I should stop now before this gets carried away. Anyone you can direct me to or them to me would be greatly appreciated.


rgrassi@avalon.netRon Grassi Mon, 04 Nov 1996 08:41:08 -0600
Here are some surnames for the Bourbon, County KS web page
If you need more information, please email me. The names above connect to my great grandparents, Thomas Jefferson Van Arsdale and Lucinda Burford. The names are those that married their children. I have a number of surnames from Bourbon County, since I have been trying to compile the descendants of the Van Arsdale and Reagan/Ragan GG Grandparents, but trying to add new information all the time.


lmasters@orednet.orgLois Masters Sun Nov 3 21:59:04 1996
Morgan Josiah WEDDLE born Dec 1849 in Pulaski Co., Ken. was married to Sarah E. Need wife's surname, marriage date and marriage place. Had two sons born in Gentry Co., MO; then had a son Charles E. WEDDLE born Nov 1883 in Kansas, a son William WEDDLE born Apr 1888 in Kansas; a daughter Loal M. WEDDLE born Jan 1896 in Kansas. The family appears in the 1900 Bourbon Co., Kansas Census SD2; ED50:Sht 6. When did Morgan Josiah come to Bourbon Co., Kansas and were his Kansas born children born in Bourbon County? Thanks so much for any help. Will share information.


joantoni@open.orgJoan Marie Salzmann Mon, 28 Oct 1996 23:03:20 -0800
Bourbon County surname: HARBIN from 1859 to 1955


rburke@alpha.utampa.edurobertburke Sun Oct 27 19:28:29 1996
I am looking for evidence of the BUSHART family in Bourbon County, Kansas between 1850 and 1860.
Henry BUSHART, Sr. (b.1801) and his wife, Sarah Troutman (b.1803) left Henry Co, TN in the mid-1850s.
They went first to Kansas, then Missouri, before settling in Washington Co, AR.
With Henry and Sarah BUSHART came four of their married children: Elizabeth, wife of Charles BACCHUS
Martha, wife of John McCORD
William BUSHART and wife Anniva STOKES
Henry BUSHART, Jr. and wife Adeline HUIE.
I would like proof these families were in Bourbon Co. Henry BUSHART, Jr. died in 1859, but I do not know where. I would like proof that he died in Bourbon Co.
His wife, Adeline (HUIE) BUSHART was pregnant at the time of his death and returned to her parents in Henry Co, TN where she gave birth to Henrietta BUSHART, my g-g-grandma.
My E-mail is


JAHornby@aol.comJo Ann Hornby Mon Oct 21 16:55:54 1996
Washington County, Kansas. Looking for ELI H. ROBERTSON who was a Methodist Minister, transferred from the Arkansas Conference in 1858, preached in Bourbon, Jefferson, Riley Counties, etc. Shown on 1870 Washington County Census; last appointment was in Washington, Kansas, 1871; and he withdrew from the ministry in 1874. Not certain he stayed in Washington Co. Thanks for any assistance.


jemc@frii.comJohn Elliott McDermid Tue Oct 8 20:38:13 1996
I would like to locate the place of burial and the cause of death for Sarah Mahala (STONE) ELLIOTT. She married, lived, died in Bourbon County. She was married to Alfred ORLANDO Elliott in Ft. Scott in 1869, appears in both the 1870 and 1880 census of the Freedom Township in Bourbon County, and died on January 28, 1883 in Ft. Scott. Her last two children both died before the age of two and their graves can be found in the Osaga Cemetary about a mile west of Fulton. Her parents are also listed in the 1880 census as living in Fulton. I can not locate either Sarah's nor her parents graves. There are two other "Stones" in the cemetary but I cannot discover how or if they are related. They are also listed in the 1880 census. I would like to hear from anyone with information or suggestions on how to get this information.


dleekley@aol.comDori Leekley Sat Sep 28 17:55:21 1996
ENDICOTT/GASTON Family History Bertha/Albertha Myrtle Endicott b. Nov 11, 1895 in Fort Scott, Bourbon Cnty, Kansas Her f. William J. Endicott m. Jenny Gaston Please e-mail me with any/all information.


jemc@frii.comJohn McDermid Thu, 26 Sep 1996 21:15:37 -0600
John Elliott McDermid
7121 Spring Glade
Loveland, Colorado 80538


rribble@dataex.comRick Ribble
My ancestors Thomas HANDLEY b 1843 Ireland and wife Charlotte (Ribble) Handley b 1840 Greenup co KY lived in Bourbon co KS from 1880's I believe until there deaths. Would like to know when these two died and where they are burried. Are you able to provide any help? Thanks! Rick


cheraj@northcoast.comSharon Johnson Wed Sep 25 20:46:27 1996
I am researching BUTLER, WOOD, OSBORNE, MENGES, KIRBY, DECKER I have lots of information on HALL who migrated from Ohio to Bourbon County in the late 1800's. They came from Ohio, Indiana, and Iowa. I would like to correspond with other researchers of these Surnames. I have much info to share, but need help filling in the blanks.


lucindaw@pe.netLucinda L Wales Wed, 18 Sep 1996 12:06:11 -0700
I don't know what years my GISH family came and went from Bourbon County, but when I figure it out, I'll let you know. :)


bruce.wright@Sun.comBRUCE WRIGHT Tue, 10 Sep 1996 12:54:50 -0700
I am sure glad to see someone take the lead in keeping track of Bourbon Co, KS. My GRGRGrandfather, Wilson Woodruff Wright, moved to Bourbon Co in 1859. They settled on 80 acres one mile north of what is now UnionTown. I believe that Wilson helped establish UnionTown. Lawrence Russell Wright still owns the homestead and they raise Jersy Milking cows.
Russell's son, Gary, lives close to me in Sacramento, CA. Gary has done a great deal of family research and put his information into a book called The History of Kansas.
For now, I am looking for information on the following surnames: WRIGHT, CAMPBELL
Bruce Wright
1578 Olivina Ave
Livermore, CA 94550


wbrown@ny.tds.netWilda Marshall Brown Sat, 7 Sep 1996 12:41:00 -0400
Following are all Bourbon County names/dates: Levi Augustus GUNSAULLUS b24 May 1848 Salem Center, Steuben, IN, m/1869 Bourbon Co to Barbara Ellen MOSS b28 Jan 1853 Ross Co. OH - Levi d26 June 1938, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co. and Barbara Ellen d24 Dec. 1924 Ft. Scott - both buried West Liberty Cem. Bourbon Co. Fritz KLOCKSEIM b19 Jan 1842 GR, m/21 Oct 1866 in GR to Johanna Sophia Fredericka STOELK(b20 Jan 1845) - Fritz died 21 Feb 1929, Pawnee, Bourbon Co. - Sophia died 27 Aug 1921 in Pawnee - both are buried in Evergreen Cem. Fort Scott. The above two couples are my g-grandparents. Also, Henry B. GUNSAULLUS b/OH 1825 d/6 Jan 1873 Bourbon Co., m/30 May 1847 Steuben Co. IN to Eunice W. HARRIS born 3 June 1827 Oneida Co. NY, d/11 Feb 1908 Bourbon Co. KS (parents of Levi A GUNSAULLUS above) - both buried West Liberty Cem. Daniel MOSS b26 Sept 1825 OH d 29 Nov. 1875 Bourbon Co. m/12 Sep 1850 Ross Co. OH to Sabra E. COEY b 6 oct 1830 VA d 29 April 1916 West Liberty, Bourbon Co. Both buried West Liberty Cem, Bourbon Co. Any information on these families is appreciated. Other surnames of interest include BODLEY, KLOCKSON, KRAPP, STULK.


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