Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries Jan. - Feb. 1999

Carter, ?Cemetery, Coombs, CROOK, Currier, FINCH, Foster, Graham, Holbrook, Kiger, Kirby (2), Lane, Larimone, McCoon, MOSIER (2) (3), ?Osage Ancestry, ?Osage Mission, Poe, Salyer, Stroble, Tallman, Thompson, Van Fossen, Wilkerson, Williams

Topic: Osage Mission on the Marmeton
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Friday, February 26, 1999 07:07 PM

Researching info about an Osage mission located near Marmeton KS, possibly named St. Mary's Mission, anywhere between 1817 and 1842. Nathaniel Pryor married his Osage wife near there, and their children were later baptised there. Where was this mission located? Any info concerning it or them would be appreciated.

Topic: Stroble, Margaret
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Friday, February 26, 1999 06:55 PM

Researching the ancestry of Margaret Stroble, b. 11/18/1839 in Frommern, Germany, d. 05/12/1913 in Bourbon County KS. Margaret was married to J. August Schubert, then Adolph Schubert, then Henry Meyer. She is buried in Hatch Cemetery, Uniontown KS.

Topic: Osage Ancestry--Fort Scott
From: Christopher L Melahn
Date: Friday, February 19, 1999 09:53 PM

Would like to hear from others who may have Osage ancestors who lived in the Fort Scott area in 1860s. Margaret WOOD is said to have been part-Osage. Present in Fort Scott in 1860 U.S. census married to Michael Wood(s), three children were John, Michael, and Emma. In 1865 KS census she was still in Fort Scott but married to John McALEVY, immigrant from Ireland. Margaret's maiden name has been recalled as GLIBBAN/GLIBBIN/GLAVIN/McGIBBON.
Margaret had four McALEVY children: Margaret, Elizabeth, George, and Henry.

Date: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 03:16 PM

The Jesuit's took all archives of the Osage Mission to St. Louis at the St. Louis University Library. Try 800 operator for the phone no.

From: Barb Thomas
Date: Friday, February 19, 1999 01:48 PM

Researching families of the following families who married in Xenia, Bourbon Co in 1897: John W CROOK (age 27 in 1897) and Nettie B MOSIER (age 24 in 1897). MOSIER was resident of Xenia, KS and CROOK a resident of Humbolt, KS.

Barb Thomas

From: Barb Thomas
Date: Friday, February 19, 1999 01:45 PM

Researching the families of the following couple who married in 1880 in Fort Scott: Nellie FINCH (age 25 in 1880)and J T MOSIER(age 21 in 1880). J T MOSIER's first name was John, probably middle name Todd. Both parties resided Bourbon County. Barb Thomas

Topic: Andrew J. Foster
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Friday, February 19, 1999 09:05 AM

My great great grandfather enlisted in the 2nd Kansas Battery of Light Artillery. He wrote on his papers that he was living at Marmaton KS.

A.J. had been born in TN. His family arrived at Jasper Co. MO by 1851. By the time of his enlistment, his cousins were already serving in the Confederate Missouri Home Guards.

I am hoping to find info on Andrew's brothers and sisters (Their parent's names were Jarrott (Jarrett) and Dorcus), as well as further information on the life and times in this part of the world at that point in history

From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Friday, February 19, 1999 09:37 PM

I am researching a John McAlevy of Fort Scott, same time period. I sure enjoyed a book by Thomas Goodrich with main title "Black Flag" concerning the Kansas/Missouri border skirmishes.

Topic: Kirney C. Kirby/Keziah Poe
From: Virginia
Date: Thursday, February 18, 1999 12:26 PM

I am searching for information on Kirney C. Kirby born 1814 in NC and Keziah Poe born 1818 in Kentucky. They were living in Bourbon County, Turkey Creek, Kansas in 1860. I would like information on their children, if they remained in KS, dates of death and place of burial. Any help would be appreciated. Virginia

From: Richard Moberly
Date: Thursday, February 18, 1999 09:41 PM

Virginia. Got your email and have sent you a word document and photos of the headstones in the Uniontown cemetery. Hope we are cousins. Sure looks like it. Called Mom and she is excited. This is a great site.

Rich & Terri Moberly Bartlesville, Oklahoma

From: Barb Thomas
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 1999 07:24 PM

Researching MOSIER family, resided Bourbon Co from 1860's on. What happened to Frank MOSIER b. c. 1863 IL, Resided Franklin twnshp with parents William MOSIER, Nancy CEDARS and siblings: David, Rosalia, John T, Hester Ann, James M, Nancy E, Mary.

Barb Thomas

Topic: Kirby, Lane
From: Richard Moberly
Date: Monday, February 15, 1999 03:43 PM

Looking for information about the Kirby families and the Lane Families that resided in the Uniontown area during the Civil War and afterward. Kearny Cotton Kirby's family is the one I am interested in finding. His headstone is in the cemetary just East of Uniontown. Rich & Terri Moberly

Topic: Large Cemetery at Cato, KS Is John H.Cuzzins buried there
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Friday, February 12, 1999 10:03 PM

Can anyone tell me if the Large Cemetery at Cato, KS is in Bourbon County or Crawford. I am confused and can't find the answer. Would like to know if my greatgrandfather John H. Cuzzins is buried there.

Author: Vicky Burns
Subject: TALLMAN
Date: 02/07/1999

I am looking for information on the Thomas W. and Catherine Austin Tallman family that lived in Bourbon County, KS. TW and Catherine had the following children: Emma, Frank, Charles, Elizabeth, and Fannie. I know TW owned a large lumber company there and was active in politics. I would appreciate any help you can offer on this family. Please email me direct at Thanks.
Author: Treva L. Van Fossen
Subject: Van Fossen
Date: 02/05/1999

Query: I am hunting for information regarding the VAN FOSSEN brothers: DJ, John, and Charles (a.k.a. Luther C VF?).

In 1865, DJ became a resident of Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co. where he established several businesses, including real estate. He also went into the grocery business with his brothers, John and Charles. I want to know what happened to John and Charles. I believe that John is a Civil War Union Army vet. I also suspect that Charles may have been going by his middle name. If so, he may be Luther C. of Baxter Springs.
If anyone has information on them, their parents and/or their children, please contact me.
One final note: DJ was born in New York, Feb 1833. He's lived in Indiana and Michigan, and he stayed in California before settling in Ft. Scott.
Author: Jane Srail
Subject: Holbrook
Date: 02/02/1999

Query:Searching the following 3 Holbrook families in Fort Scott 1875: William A. & Sarah Jane; Isaac and Lois; and Joseph W. and Barbara.

Author: Kathy Carter
Subject: CARTER
Date: 01/28/1999

Query: In search of CARTER's in Bourbon County, KS. Jerome Marshall CARTER, born in Fort Scott, Bourbon County, KS. on Nov. 26, 1869. (His parents, Cranmer A. CARTER, b.Jan.1820 in KY. and Mattie Queen CHASTAIN, b.1829 in KY). Jerome married Mattie on Dec. 22, 1897 in Henry County, MO. One son born to them, Alva Frederick CARTER, born Sept. 1902 in Leesville, Henry County, MO.
Any information appreciated. Thanks, Kathy Carter

Author: Don Rhodes
Subject: Alphonzo M. Graham
Date: 01/26/1999

Mailing address (optional):
5301D Carleton Court
Cross Lanes, WV 25313
Query: Looking for info to what happened to my g-grandfather, Alphonzo M. Graham. He was born in 1854 in IN according to the 1900 census. He m. Martha (Mattie) A. Berry in Logansport, IN in 1880. They moved to Ft. Scott, Bourbon County, KS in 1883. Alphonzo was in the 1905 city directory but not in the 1907 directory. Martha married Thomas M. McFadden in 1911 and Thomas H. Moran. Alphonzo & Martha had two children: Cordelia May (my grandmother) & Jessie O. Would appreciate any info on this family.

Author: Karen Venable
Date: 01/10/1999

Query: In 1878 Anderson F. THOMPSON of Bourbon Co KS married Catherine P. MEAD in Polk Co MO. Previously, in 1866, he had married Rebecca POTTS also in Polk Co MO. I need information about the family of Anderson F. THOMPSON. They were not living in Polk Co in 1880 so presumably they were living in Bourbon Co. Any help will be appreciated; thanks.

Author: Jeannie Josephson
Subject: CURRIER
Date: 01/07/1999

Query: Wish to correspond with and exchange information with others researching the surname CURRIER. Alonzo E. CURRIER and son George CURRIER were residents of Ft. Scott, Bourbon, KS. Have much information I am willing to share with other researchers.

Author: Carrie Pfender
Date: 01/03/1999
901 S Meridian St, Washington IN

I'm looking for information on the SALYER/James W. COOMBS families that moved to the Bourbon/Neosho County areas in the fall of 1857 from Caldwell/Crittenden County, Kentucky area. Any information would be appreciated.

Author: Lynda Richardson
Subject: Wilkerson/Larimone/Kiger
Date: 01/02/1999

Query:Looking for any information on John Merriam, John David and Saddie V.Wilkerson Saddies maiden was Larimone or similar spelling, I am researching between the years of 1930 to 1940.Also looking for Delmar Keiger/Kiger. Thank you

Author: Emily
Subject: McCOON
Date: 01/02/1999

Query: Seeking information on George Henry McCOON, b. 1828 MA or NY and was stationed at Fort Scott in the 1860s. He was in the 3rd Regt., Co I of the Wisconsin Calvary and later transfered to Company E. of the same outfit. I wish to know of this company's activities and his duties at the Fort as well as information on ancestors and descendants. Thank you.

Author: Emily
Subject: WILLIAMS, John Joseph
Date: 01/02/1999

Query: Seeking any information on any ancestors and descendants of John Joseph Williams,b. 1851 IL who m.1st Urvilla Victoria McCoon and m. 2nd Marguerite Ellen Lohman. John Joseph was the son of Lambson Williams and Sarah Mills Derby who also recided in Boubon Co, KS. Related surnames in Bourbon Co: RILEY, SCATES, SAUNDERS, MEEKS, HOWELL, MANNING, CARMACK. Thank you.


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