Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries Apr. - June 1997

Adams, Anderson, Austin, Baker, Beal, Beechwood, Bell, Bethel, Blaise, Branch, Brown, Buchholtz, Case, Chambers, Clark, Cochran, Cole, Currier, Deeds, Dugan (2), Dumas, Dunaway/Dunnaway, Dustin, Etheridge, Fetters, Fields, Foulk, Harman/Harmon (2), Harshbarger, Hazlett, Holling, Holt, Hopper, Janeway, Jordan, Karleskint, Keeney, Kiser, Kizer, Klein, Lawhorn, Leist, Leavens, Livesay, Mathay, Meek, Meeks, Meyers, Morrow, Myers, O'Bannon, Perkins, Rarey, Reams, Reeder, Robinson, Rotenberger, Sackett, Saunders, Scott, Slater (2), Speaks, St. James, Stroud, Tevault, Townsend, West, Williams, Wilson, Wood, Zimmerman

Searching for information on John Justus HARMAN/HARMON moved to Bourbon Co in 1860. Also, Jesse Justice HARMAN/HARMON m Mary Ann SPEAKE 1869. Charles AUSTIN (stepfather of HARMAN brothers-Jesse/John) & Mary Harman-AUSTIN, believed to be in John HARMAN/HARMON household. Both families relocated from Piatt Co.IL.- Jeptha Gilliard SPEAKE (father of Mary Ann SPEAKE also lived in area and relocated to Montgomery Co.,KS)

I'm looking for information on the DUNAWAY/DUNNAWAY family that lived in Bourbon County Kansas in the late 1800's. There are several marriages listed in the Bourbon Co. Marriage Index 1855-1893. I recognize several of these as siblings of my great-grandmother Lurana DUNAWAY.

The marriages listed are:

*DUNAWAY Elvira D. m. 1869 to JORDON James
DUNAWAY John W. m. 1890 to SLATER Rosa B.
DUNAWAY Lillie H. m. 1893 to SCOTT Robert E.
*DUNAWAY Melissa L. m. 1881 to ETHERIDGE S. D.
*DUNNAWAY Amanda J. m. 1875 to BRANCH John C.
*DUNNAWAY Cordelia C. m. 1872 to HOLLING John
DUNNAWAY Dorinda m. 1866 JORDAN Frances M.
DUNNAWAY Nancy Ann m. 1875 to ROBINSON William B.

Lurana b1859 in Bourbon County Kansas, m1879 in Bates County Missouri, r1880's in Chase County Kansas and d1893 in Cherokee County Kansas.

Based on census records, family photos, etc. Believe the parents might be Harvy and Treasy H. DUNAWAY. I'm fairly certain that those marked with a * are probably sisters of Lurana. Would be interested in knowing and verifying this and learning how the others relate to this DUNAWAY/DUNNAWAY family. Also interested in descendants of this family.
Carolyn Ward
PO Box 77
Columbus, KS 66725

REAMS Carolyn Gang Sat Jun 14 09:20:27 1997
REAMS, John. Seeking info concerning the death date and place of burial of John REAMS, who died in Ft. Scott, Bourbon County about 1864. John was a Rev. War Vet. THANKS

HARMAN, HARMON, PERKINS Helen Dilley Wed Jun 11 16:07:11 1997
Seeking information on my g-g grandparents Peter HARMON or HARMAN and Rebecca Sara PERKINS. They lived near or in Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., KS in 1859. Had at least 3 adult sons, Solomon, Henry and Francis (all born in IL). Other children were: Peter, John, William, Sampson, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Mary and Sally. Believe family came from TN or KY by way of IL in 1850's and moved on to California around 1862 or 1863. Was John HARMON who owned property in Bourbon Co. in the 50's and died there perhaps Peter's father? This John HARMON left land in Bourbon Co. to a Jesse HARMON in McLean Co., IL.

CURRIER, DUSTIN Jeannie Josephson Sun Jun 8 21:38:08 1997
CURRIER, A.E. (Physician) b. Jan. 25, 1832 in Bethany, N.Y. d. Ft. Scott, Bourbon, KS. Sept. 19, 1914. This particular line of CURRIERs are descendants of DUSTIN,Hannah of Haverhill, Mass. I hope you would like to share and exchange info. on this line and/or allied family lines.

BROWN, TEVAULT Carol Hoag Sun Jun 1 07:56:06 1997
Looking for ancestors and decendents of Robert Drury TEVAULT (born abt. 1856). He came from Carroll Co. Missouri to Bourbon Co. Kansas and married Emma Cordelia BROWN (2nd wife?) on 5 Sep 1886 in the town of Fulton. Emma's father was Abraham BROWN and mother was Rebecca Guy BROWN. Robert & Emma had one child Anabel TEVAULT born in Fort Scott, Bourbon Co. on 22 Feb 1886. Any information on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.

BAKER, BETHEL David Hug Tue May 27 10:35:29 1997
BOURBON COUNTY. I need to find out when and where my great-aunt Rosetta BETHEL (born c. 1861 in KS.,) married Clarence Clark BAKER. They lived in Greenwood Co. up to 1880, but there is no record of a marriage there. The marriage took place between 1880 and and 1895. She had relatives in and around Mapleton in Bourbon Co. This info has eluded me for the past 7 years.

WILSON Debbie Barrett Mon May 26 16:46:24 1997
Looking for John and Arminda WILSON who were probably in Fort Scott Bourbon Co., KS area by 1880. Arminda is my and John is her second husband. I need to find their death dates so I may obtain either a death certificate or obituary. Both probably died sometime between 1900 and 1920. Would appreciate any info.

HAZLETT Tod A. Hazlett Fri May 23 13:17:29 1997
Looking for informtion relating to my great grandfather Harry Ward HAZLETT b. 28 Jul 1865 in either Ft. Scott or Fulton (Bourbon Co.) KS. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Very respectfully,

COCHRAN, MEEK, O'BANNON, WEST Marty Gundelfinger Thu May 22 23:35:02 1997
WEST, MEEK(?), COCHRAN, O'BANNON: I have old family photos with photographers' imprints from Hume, Bates co, MO; Creighton, Cass co, MO; and Holden, Johnson co, MO. Various notes refer to following folks -- "Grandmother WEST" (Hume imprint), mother of Lysander B WEST and grandmother of Veta M (MEEK?) WEST (my maternal grandmother). I believe Veta was born ca.1890 and married Harry L "Mike" COCHRAN. Known siblings of Veta (all older): Harvey, Blanche and possibly Gertrude. Veta appears in one photo with cousin Gladys O'BANNON, born few hours apart. Am also posting to Vernon and Henry cos, MO and Linn and Bourbon cos, KS as I am only going on photogs' imprints. TIA for any info. Marty Gundelfinger, PO Box 75219, Colo Spgs, CO 80970-5219. (719)574-1776.

CASE, CHAMBERS, DUGAN, FIELDS, TOWNSEND, ZIMMERMAN Jill C. Rogers Mon May 19 22:19:07 1997
Erastus DUGAN and his wife Caroline married and moved to Bourbon Co in 1865. Between 1987 and 1893 they had 10 children who then married and started their own families in Bourbon and Cherokee Co areas. Any information or 'relative connections' to this large family is greatly appreciated. The chilren are: Alva, Fred, Rosetta CASE, Harriet FIELDS, Caroline TOWNSEND, Kathren ZIMMERMAN, Ross, Bessie CHAMBERS, John and Harry.

DUGAN, RAREY, SLATER Jill C. Rogers Mon May 19 22:07:13 1997
My gr-gr-grandmother's family lived in Bourbon Co (Hiattville area) in the mid to late 1800's. Any information or possible 'relative connections' would be greatly appreciated. DUGAN, RAREY, SLATER. Plus, is there any type of index/publication for burials in the Pleasant View Cemetery?

DEEDS, LAWHORN Gary Reinecke Sun May 18 10:52:15 1997
any info. on DEEDS family of Bourbon county Kansas. fathers name william d. DEEDS. born in 1819. belive in illinois. farmed around mapleton ks. married several times. last time we belive was to a miss LAWHORN. they had 11 children. any info. i have will be glad to pass along. please send any you have to

CLARK, HOLT, LIVESAY Diane White Fri May 16 15:05:43 1997
LIVESAY-HOLT-CLARK Looking for information on the following: Henry Monroe LIVESAY b 9 Oct 1862 Springfield Illinois married Sarah Jane HOLT b 4 Sep 1862 Bourbon, Kansas in Cecil, Labette, KS on 6 Dec 1881. Sarah Jane was the dtr of Jacob HOLT and Mahala CLARK. Would like information on the HOLT/CLARK families. Willing to share info on the LIVESAY's.

ADAMS, MYERS, SACKETT, WILLIAMS Marilyn Scribner Mon May 12 09:59:28 1997
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.

ANDERSON, ROTENBERGER Gerry Neveaux Sat May 10 07:11:51 1997
Is there a published copy of the burials at Turkey Creek Cemetery near Xenia, Bourbon County, Kansas? I Am looking for Joel & Sussanah (ROTENBERGER) ANDERSON and any ROTENBERGERS, NEES, or other ANDERSONS that may be buried at Turkey Creek.

KEENEY, MORROW Lylamae T. Chedsey Thu May 8 08:27:53 1997
KEENEY,MORROW I am posting this for a friend,who wishes information on KEENEY in Bourbon Co. 1830-1862; also MORROW in Bourbon Co. 1860-1875.

FOULK, MATHAY Maria Elena Foster Tue Apr 29 19:39:40 1997
Phillip FOULK, married to Mary MATHAY and father of John A. FOULK; who was born March 10, 1872 in union Town, Iowa and died June 04, 1944 in Main Street Hospital, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, KS; Sheffield Cemetary, Arcadia, KS. I am looking for information on Phillip FOULK; birth, death,etc.

COLE, HOPPER M. J. Schaefer Fri Apr 25 18:13:36 1997
Seeking info on Garland, Bourbon Co KS. Names of HOPPER and COLE. Anna M. HOPPER married Alvin D. COLE there on 8 Oct 1895. Info I had said both were from Garland. Annie was daughter of Charles HOPPER and Nancy ?. Thanks!

WOOD Beverly Sweeney Thu Apr 24 12:15:49 1997
Looking for more information on Coe Barnard WOOD, b. 11 May 1815, Sullivan Co., NY. marr. Mary Frances, b. 19 Aug 1817, NY. Lived in Bourbon Co., KS in 1862. Settled in Allen Co., KS in 1870. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks

LEAVENS LaDonna Leavens Walen Wed Apr 23 16:35:34 1997
SAM OR FRED LEAVENS Worked at PAINT CREEK STOCK FARM, Hiattville, Bourbon Co. J.W. SMITH &Co. owners. Looking for records 1885-1910.

HARSHBARGER, REEDER Beverly White Wed Apr 16 21:28:54 1997
Hello - I am looking for information on a DENNA ELLENEEDA REEDER who married JOHN HARSHBARGER near Fort Scott, Kansas in 1859. They were married in or near Maummaton(?) Kansas by a Reverend Kimbertin. Any information about any of these people, or the general area, would be most appreciated.

KISER, KIZER, LEIST Dorothy Dennis Sun Apr 13 14:43:35 1997
seeking information on KIZER (KISER) and LEIST families living in Bourbon County, KS area around 1874-1888

FETTERS, MEYERS, STROUD Darlene Almer Sat Apr 12 17:46:49 1997
Bourbon Co., Ks, Ft. Scott-STROUD AND FETTERS I am looking for parents of Jessie Blanche STROUD, born 26 Nov. 1897 in Drywood area of Crawford Co., KS, married Floyd Henry FETTERS 14 Nov. 1914, and died 25 Mar. 1927. From obit, I know mother's name was Elizabeth MEYERS (wife of L. MEYERS) in 1927, father is listed as S. Stroud of Arcadia, Crawford Co., KS. Desperately seeking help in finding info on these family members!! Also, any info on the Henry FETTERS family of Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co., KS gladly accepted.

JANEWAY Marvin Janeway Wed Apr 9 04:05:52 1997
JANEWAY, John b.1801 in Jefferson, Co. TN. Moved to Kansas Territtory near Fort Scott, in what is now Bourbon, Co. KS. in 1850's. Searching for Death Record, Probate Record or Will. Died sometime between 1860 to 1870. Possibly killed during civil war. Would be buried in Bourbon, Co. Can anyone tell me where to find these records. Any kind of information would help.

I am researching the following families who lived in St. Paul, Neosho County, KS, from 1865 until 1909. Jacob and Catherine Sellman BEECHWOOD (name changed from BUCHHOLTZ in 1840s) and their children John, Barbara, Anthony, Charles, Victoria and William all raised families in Neosho County. The ones I don't know much about are Anthony and Victoria. (John married Elizabeth KLEIN and moved back to Lewis County, NY. Barbara married George KARLESKINT and moved back to Bourbon County, KS. Charles married Mary MEEKS and later moved to Joplin, MO. William is my great grandfather. He married Mary Alice BELL, daughter of John Thomas BELL and Louisa SAUNDERS, all of St. Paul, KS. William and Mary Alice moved to Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., KS in 1909, with their family.) Anthony died in a mill accident in 1882 at the age of 32. He left behind a wife and baby, neither of whom I've identified yet. Victoria married a man named Frank BLAISE. She died at age 27 and left 3 children. Her oldest, Lydia, married John DUMAS. I know nothing else about her. If anyone is researching these names, please contact me: Beechwood, Sellman, Blase, Bell, Dumas, Karleskint, Jarboe, Kendrick, Cavanaugh, Redinger, and many others. I have been to St. Paul, KS and have done a great deal of research on Beechwood and Bell. I'd like to share it with anyone who's interested, and am always looking for more leads. Thank you.

ST. JAMES, BEAL Rose-Marie Chenette Harshman Tue Apr 1 11:14:11 1997
I'm looking for information on the family of John ST.JAMES (b. 1838, NY/Canada, m. 1864, Lexington, IL) and his wife Mary Louise BEAL (b. 1844, MA). They lived in Ft. Scott and in Eureka in the 1870s. Their children were Lora B. (b.1867, m. James T. Willliams), Ida A. (b. 1869), John H. (b. 1870, m. Lulu M. Whitcomb), George W. (b. 1873), Mabel Ella (b. 1876, m. Isaac Timmerman), and David B. (b. 1878).


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