Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries Oct. - Dec. 1997

Allen, Ambler, Banks, Beal, Bess, Bloom (2)/A>, Burnett, Burrows/Burris, Byers, Davis, Dent, Elston, Gwin, Gwin Schoolhouse, Hackett, Hanway, Holland, Jackson, Keal, Long, Lounsbury, Martin, McNeil, Meyer(s)Milburn, Musgrave, Pare, Post, Robertson (2), Shaffer, Shipman, Shoemaker (2), Smith (2), Stone, Sullivan, Tannehill, ?Wagon train 1867, Walls, Wilson, Workman, Zook

BYERS 12/29/1997
Mailing address PO Box 932 Merrill, OR 97633

Davis Troy Ambler 12/27/1997
looking for information on davis in Bourbon,County in early 1900's

AMBLER Troy Ambler 12/27/1997
Looking for any information on Amblers in Bourbon,County in early 1900's

BANKS colleen ewan 12/25/1997
Query:any information would be appreciated.
name: willis presley banks born nov-1864 in girard, kansas

MILBURN, BURNETT, ELSTON, WORKMAN Gene Milburn< 12/23/1997
my g.g.g. grandfather Edmond Milburn (b.1826/27 Ky.) and wife Mary Eliz. Burnett moved to Bourbon Co.,Ka. prior to 1860 Fed. census. My g.g grandfather Edmond G. Milburn b. 28 Dec 1859 Ka. m. 9 Mar. 1885 Leona M. Elston b. July 1864 Ill. His brother Felix married her sister Abby. Looking for info on these Elstons. Also interested in any territorial census info on g.g.g.grandfather's family 1855,1865,1875 for Bourbon County.
1324 Barnes Road
Antioch, TN. 37013-4406

Gwin Schoolhouse Darlene Almer 12/18/1997
Looking for owner of picture published in Fort Scott Tribune on Dec. 9, 1977- picture is of the Gwin Schoolhouse in Bourbon Co., KS-one mile north of Garland Corner on South US69-owner named as Ora Wright DUGAN. If anyone knows how I may get a copy of the original picture, please contact me ASAP. Thanks.

POST Georganne Price 12/16/1998
John Nelson Post and his brother Thomas Jefferson Post moved from Ohio to Kansas during the 1870's. Would like to correspond with any descendents interested in exchanging information.
Address:13725 Monroe 290 Rt #1
Glouster OH 45732-9613

BLOOM Lois J. Kline 12/08/1997
My grandmother Sarah Haas Bloom live near Moran from 1867 until she move to Iola, Allen County with her son, Samuel Bloom. I would like to find when she died. the family say about 1882, but I can find no record or burial for her. thank you.

DENT Rodger Lind Dent 2/07/1997
Looking for info on Dent family who homesteaded in Bourbon County from 1859 through 1900.
Rodger Lind Dent
7926 N 7th St. Tacoma, WA 98406

TANNEHILL Dave Tannahill 12/06/1997
I am searching for an Alfed and Nancy tannehill around Ft. Scott 1855 Some of their children were John and U.S. Grant, William , George They also lived in Illinois Mo., Ark, Ok. He was originally from Ky
Dave Tannahill
rr1 bx5a Franklin, Illinois 62638

JACKSON mmc 12/4/97
Trying to locate information on a Marjorie (?) Jackson or an I.E. Jackson who lived in Ft. Scott in the 1910's or 1920's. I.E. Jackson may have been my great-grandmother's, Martha Jane, second husband.

KEAL Jim Keal Sun, 9 Nov 1997 20:41:19 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Keals in Bourbon County
Where do I start to look up relatives of mine that resided in Bourbon Co., Kansas? I had lots of realtive living there at one time, but they all moved away. My great great grandfather Keal fought in the Civil War and lived and died there in the early 1900s. Can you get me started?
Jim Keal

HACKETT, SHIPMAN Sun, 9 Nov 1997 19:04:40 -0500 (EST)
Researching Wesley SHIPMAN. Thank you for putting Cutler's works on the net. I was able to find my great grandfather who lived in Fulton. I believe he is buried in the Fairview Cemetery, but was unable to locate a tombstone when I visited there. Could you give me some information on where to look for geneology information regarding Fulton and Freemont Township. I know he (Wesley SHIPMAN born 25 Feb 1827 in Indiana) was married to Mary Angeline HACKETT and lived in Fulton. Cutler's works indicate that Wesley had a brother in the area, but no name. Can you tell me how I might be able to locate more information? We visit that area quite often and if there is a library with old settler's information or marriage and birth records, could you tell me where they might be located in Bourbon County? I would like to find his parent's names and any siblings.

McNEIL, MUSGRAVE Tue, 11 Nov 1997 00:34:04 -0500 (EST)
Looking for parents of Avin Cyntistia McNEIL &/or husband Frank Leslie MUSGRAVE - they had daughter born in Barnsville in Bourbon County Kansas March 4, 1897 (Lota Gem Musgrave). Later had daughter Avin Leslie MUSGRAVE in Harper, Harper County KS March 27, 1920. Frank Leslie MUSGRAVE was a barber by trade and owned a shop in Harper.

STONE, WALLS Beverly Reynolds Wed, 12 Nov 1997 17:10:14 -0500 (EST)
William STONE
Solomon Wesley STONE
Richard WALLS

From BevMarie @AOL

Beverly Reynolds
2568 Rose Blossom
Springfield OR 97477

SHOEMAKER Lillian Densley Fri, 07 Nov 1997 05:20:40 -0800
SHOEMAKER -- I am searching for information about WILSON SHOEMAKER and his family who lived in Bourbon Co. KS 1861 til death in 1865.
Thank you
Lillian Densley

SMITH Millie Alexander Thu, 06 Nov 1997 09:38:15 -0800
SMITH, George W. b. ? 1858, was called the "Medicine Man" - was a traveling salesman. He was in Ft. Scott, Kansas in February of 1912 selling medicines with a Dr. He had a company called the Shaker Medicine Company in St. Louis, MO and lived in St. Louis for awhile. Any information please contact Millie Alexander

HANWAY, MARTIN, SHAFFER, & WILSON Lena Wilson Tue, 28 Oct 1997 21:55:42 -0800
Lena Wilson
Rt. 2, Box 21B
LaCygne, KS 66040

BEAL, BESS, HOLLAND, ZOOK Deborah Harrison Tue, 28 Oct 1997 22:29:47, -0500
From: (MS DEBORAH I HARRISON) Lewis BEAL b. 1815 d. 1866 m. 1837 Mary Ann HOLLAND b. 1821 d. 1898, children include Moses 1939, William H. 1941, James H., Sylvia Jane 1844, Narcissa 1846, Ann Amelia 1848, Alonzo 1849, Melissa 1851, Edward 1853 m. 1883 Nancy Jane ZOOK, Emma L. 1857, and May 1863. Would like to hear from anyone working on or with knowledge of this family for my BESS Family History.
Deborah Harrison

BLOOM, PARE Lois J. Kline Sat, 25 Oct 1997 22:05:04 -0400 (EDT)
My great uncle, Henry F.BLOOM born PA in 1827 came to Bourbon County, near Fulton before 1870. I would like to find his death date. His second marriage was to Mary Ann PARE in 1868. They had two sons, James , born about 1870 and William born about 1872. The family believed he died about 1877. A son by a previous marriage was Henry Frank BLOOM and he died in Fulton 26 March 1926. Please, any information. Thanks
Lois J. Kline (LJK27)


Steve Burrows Mon Oct 13 23:18:01 1997
BURROWS/BURRIS, Steven/Stephen Douglas - b. Nov 1827, Washington County, OH - m. Apr 1856, in Washington County, OH - d. Nov 1894 in Bourbon Co. KS - buried in the Hatch Cemetery, Bourbon Co. KS Stephen married Emeline C. Payne, and they moved to Bourbon Co. KS in about 1867, where they farmed on land they owned near the Mason Cemetery (where Stephen was later buried). Stephen and Emeline were parents to at least 13 children. Any information relating to Stephen and/or his family is most welcome.

SULLIVAN, ?wagon train 1867

Jean Schneider Sat Oct 11 11:35:07 1997
Came across an article in "Old Fort Log" which mentioned an 1867 caravan consisting of 30 covered wagons starting in Illinois and going to Ft. Scott,Bourbon CO,first; from there the road was an angling trail until they reached Neosho CO. The Shawnee Trading Post,(which may have been in Labette CO, Bourbon CO, or Neosho CO), Humboldt and Osage Mission were the closest towns Does anyone have any info re this wagon train or others that came thru this area during the late 1860's? Does anyone know where the Shawnee Trading Post was located? Patrick Sullivan came to Indian Territory around this time, later purchased 160 acres of Osage Ceded land in Neosho CO, married Katherine O'Brien, and raised a family on that land. Any info much appre- ciated. Thanks, Jean


Darlene Almer Fri Oct 10 22:01:13 1997
Looking for info on family of Sarah Elizabeth Gwin Joseph Stroud Meyer(s), born about 1873 in Godfrey area of Bourbon Co. Father was James H. Gwin, don't have mother's name. Brothers and sister info from 1928 obit is: E.F. Gwin of Colorado, Lewis Gwin of Kansas City and Lee Gwin of El Dorado, KS, also Mrs. Rena Evans of Radley, KS. Family were members of M.E. church of Godfrey and there was a Gwin schoolhouse named after James H. Gwin that stood on the old homestead. Info on the church and the schoolhouse is also hoped for. Hoping to find living descendants of above family members. Sarah Elizabeth was my great grandmother.


Paul E. Robertson Mon Oct 6 18:46:54 1997
The family of Joseph ROBERTSON moved into the Bourbon County area between 1864 and 1868. At least some ofthem appear to be there as late as 1881 and of course it is possible that one or more may have remained in the county when the rest moved to Oregon. Family members include Noah ROBERTSON, Fremont ROBERTSON, Achsa ROBERTSON, and Ada ROBERTSON who married a Cart LONG in 1877.

ROBERTSON Mon, 6 Oct 1997 21:34:02 -0400 (EDT)
Sometime between 1864 and 1868 a Joseph ROBERTSON and family moved to Zena,Bourbon,KS. Their births etc. are: Joseph ROBERTSONb 12MAY1828 in Fincastle,Botetourt,VA m Jerusha CLARK b 28MAR1834 in Virginia d 24MAR1881 State Hospital KS children Ruth ROBERTSON b 16FEB1855 Huntsville, , IA d 16SEP1855; Ada ROBERTSON 18SEP1855 ,Johnson,NE m Cart LONG 1877; Achsa ROBERTSON b 27NOV1859 ,Johnson,NE d 02MAR1937;Alice ROBERTSON 04SEP1862 ,Johnson,NE d 22MAR1877; Fremont ROBERTSON 18APR1864 ,Johnson,NE d 09NOV1943 Salem,Marion,OR m Sarah Jane TURNER 25JUN1888; Noah ROBERTSON b 1868 Zena,Bourbob,KS d 22APR1940 Portland,Multnomah,OR m Leona Maud Smith 06SEP1896 Oregon City,Clackamasa,OR; and Micah ROBERTSON b 12MAR1871 Zena,Bourbon,KS d 01MAY1871. concerning this family a couple of questions; 1) Where is Zena? I can't find it on a map. Is anyone doing any research on any of these lines? I would appreciate any help you might be able to give.


Lillian Densley Mon Oct 6 05:41:45 1997
SHOEMAKER I am searching for inforation about WILSON SHOEMAKER who died in 1865 in Bourbon Co KS. During the Civil War, being sympathic to the Northern Cause he moved his family from his farm in Jasper Co. MO to Bourbon Co. Ks and died there, possibley while serving in the Union Army. Can anyone help me find information about Wilson Shoemaker in Bourbon Co. KS or Kansas Civil War records for Bourbon Co. KS? I would appreciate any information from Bourbon Co. KS Historians who could tell me where to find Civil War Records. Thank You


Debbie Allen Sat Oct 4 16:40:31 1997
ALLEN, SMITH, LOUNSBURY-Francis Myers Allen & his wife Charlotte Smith lived in Bourbon Co., KS around 1860-1885. They came from MO, & IA. Francis was born in OH. Charlotte was born in TN. Their son Augusta moved to Teller Co., CO. Their daughter Mary LOUNSBURY-HICKLIN-FAHEY moved to CO also.


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