Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries Mar. - Apr. 1999

Arrasmith, BAKER, BRIGHT, Cameron, Caray, CRAIG CRIMM, (2), Guilfoyle, Hall, Hare, Henry, Lane, Moran, Perkins, Perry, Rhynes, Smith (2), STROUD, TAYLOR, Thompson, Tyler, Vandyke, Wallace, Wilson

Topic: James Wood Perkins,Christopher Columbus Perkins m Alma Leota Williams,Alpha Leota Perkins m Harry Martindale
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 1999 12:01 PM

Looking for information and connections for James Wood Perkins b.5jan1830 TN d. Bourbon Co.KS m. 26apr1853 Mary Ann Chapman b. 15apr1831 Orange Co. IN. d. 1881/1900 KS.James Wood Perkins is listed in the Daviss CO.IN census 1850 with his parents and other children: William D Perkins age 42 born in TN Margaret age 39 born in VA.Jacob 15,Francess 12 James W 20 born in TN,Nancy 10,William 9,Alexander 6,Henrietta 5,and Eliza 2.They all moved to Grundy Co MO.Where William D and Margaret are buried in Lindly cemetery.James Wood Perkins and Mary Ann had 11 Children 4 were born in Grundy Co. MO. The other 7 in Bourbon Bo Ks.Starting in 1860.Children are:Christopher Columbus(my direct line)b.4sep1854,William C b.1855,James O b.1858,Margaret Freelove b.1859,Aquilla b.1861,Jane b.1863,Franklin b.1865,Mary b.1869,John b.1870,Joesphine b.1873,Edmond b.1877.these are abt when they were born.Christopher m. Alpha Leota Williams b.27jan1890 in Ft.Scott KS. d. 3mar1927 Iola KS. m. 1906 Harry Newton Martindale b.5feb1854 Clay city IL. d. 28jul1956 buried Kansas City KS.

Topic: Perry, John L & Mary Ellen abt 1875
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Monday, April 26, 1999 05:15 PM

Am searching for information on John L & Mary Ellen Perry family. The couple moved to Ft. Scott, Bourbon, Kansas before their 5th child was born in Nov 1874. According to 1880 census, John worked for the rainroad. The couple is buried in Ft. Scott. Their children were: Theodore, Nancy, Mary, Lydia, Willie, Katie, Charles David, and John Edward. Please contact me at .

Topic: Hare(Cameron,Wallace,Smith) Families of Ft. Scott, Pleasanton
From: Jennifer
Date: Friday, April 16, 1999 04:21 PM

I am looking for information on the Hare, Smith and Cameron families that settled in and around Ft. Scott and Pleasanton.

Joseph P(rudhomme) Hare and Elizabeth Partridge. They settled in Dry Creek (Bourbon County?) in 1866. They came from Bowling Green KY.

A son, Arthur G(erna) Hare, my grandfather, married Janet Cameron, whose father (well, actually her grandfather) was William Wallace Cameron, who died in Ft. Scott on July 20, 1936. His wife was Agnes Campbell Smith, who died May 14, 1930 in Ft. Scott. They were married in Scotland and appear to have brought Agnes' mother, Agnes Campbell, with them, as she died in Pleasanton on Dec. 12, 1904.

Arthur and Janet's children are/were:
Arthur Alexander (deceased)
(Beulah) Agnes
Dorothy (deceased)
Virgil Howard (my father)

Any information would be greatl

Topic: BAKER
From: Trudy Myrland
Date: Monday, April 12, 1999 01:49 PM

I am trying to begin our Family tree. But don't have much to go on. I have My GrandFather who was Robert D. Baker, who married Sophrona Catherine..... Last Name unknown They had 5 Children.

Grover, who married Blanch and had 2 kids Gladys and Lloyd Arnold, who was married, but wife unknown had 2 kids, Lois and Bob... Arnold died in Bakersville, California Cecil, who married Alice Arlene Holt.. Had 2 children Catherine Arlene, and Doris Irene. Cecil Died in 1948, in Wallowa, Oregon Lee, Who never married, and had no children Sylvia, who married a guy with the last name of Ellison and had 3 children Floyd, Helen, and Naydne. Sylvia, and her husband are buried in Hiattville, Kansas

All the Kids, Grover, Arnold, Cecil, Lee, and Sylvia were born in Kansas, at or near Fort Scott, Hutchinson or Hiattville, Kansas...

Please contact me if you have some information to fill in the gaps..... Trudy Myrland (decendant of Doris Irene Baker)

From: Bob Neil
Date: Monday, June 07, 1999 04:26 PM

HI Trudy,

Robert D Baker & my ggrandfather William H.Baker were brothers.Would be glad to exchange information

Bob Neil

Topic: Joseph Tyler
From: Laura Tyler
Date: Monday, April 12, 1999 10:19 AM

Looking for information on Joseph Tyler, b.?1810, d. ??, Bourbon County. Married to 1. Brillie Hurley in ?Ohio, 2. Lucy Hutton, Jan 31, 1845 in Indiana. Joseph's children: Lucinda Tyler, David J.V. Tyler, James Tyler, Erzeppa Tyler, Thomas Smith Tyler, Boswell Tyler, and Phoebe A. Tyler. Any help would be appreciated

Topic: William CRAIG c1845 Fort Scott, Bourbon, KS
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Friday, April 09, 1999 01:05 PM

I'm looking for information on William CRAIG born c1845 in Fort Scott. Married 1867 to Vesta Catherine FRY(E) b 10 May 1846.

Two sons: David Leroy CRAIG b1868 and Marion Amon CRAIG b1872. I am descended from Marion and have quite a bit to share.

Of course I am interested in any info on any of their families.

From: Ivan L. Saunders
Date: Friday, April 09, 1999 06:32 PM

HI; I have CRAIG in my Family Tree. They are Clinton E. CRAIG Who Married =Martha Virginia Holmes. Dau. of Bolivar Adams Holmes & Lousia (Lamb) =Holmes of Linn County Ks. If this is of any help I do have more Information. Email me Pvt.. at Ivan L. Saunders BE VEWY, VEWY, VEWY, QWIET, I'M HUNTING WELATIVES !!

From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Thursday, April 08, 1999 08:33 AM

Looking for information re one or more Leonidas Strouds of Bourbon County, KS. One was born in 1841, the other in 1899. I believe the second to be a son of the first. Someone saw my original inquiry on the Bourbon County Query Board & answered in early April, but unfortunately I appear to have erased the e-mail before replying! Please reply again. Thanks.

From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 12:24 AM

About 1900 my grandfather James Oscar Bright moved to Ft. Scott, KS and he lived there until 1949 when he died. My father Julius Elmer (Ding) Bright lived there until 1975 when he died. I am intertested in finding anyone related to this family.

Topic: Bert Wilson
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Sunday, April 04, 1999 10:50 PM

Looking for information on his parents. Bert was born 4-10-1881 in Woodson Co.His father was John Milton Wilson born June 26, 1846.Bert's mother was Evaline Gaylor. According family John died around 1952.

From: Cathleen Gudino
Date: Monday, October 04, 1999 02:58 AM

Hello Carol & Family, Do you know if you are any relation to the Wilsons of McDonough County, Illinois. ? For example; John Martin Wilson and his wife Marth Ramsey Vance Married @ 1820's. Their daughter in law died in Bourbon County 1901. I'm trying to figure out the move. Sincerely,

Cathleen Gudino

Topic: Guilfoyle
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Friday, April 02, 1999 05:31 PM

Searching for information on John Guilfoyle born abt 1829 married to Mary Jane Riddle; Stephen Guilfoyle born abt 1831; James Guilfoyle born abt 1832, married to Eliza C. ?; Catherine born abt 1837; Ellen born abt 1838 and Cornelius born abt 1840.

John and Mary Jane Guilfoyle had the following children: Mary Catherine born abt 1864; Margaret born abt 1866; James T. born abt 1868; John William born abt 1870; Jennie born abt 1871, married to Charles Sumner Cannady; Michael Nicholas born abt 1873, married to Anna Mary Keating; Joseph T. born abt 1875; and Jane B. born abt 1876.

James and Eliza Guilfoyle had the following children: William Nicholas born abt 1862 married to Mary Jane Sheats; Mary Elizabeth born abt 1864 married to John G. Mason; Margaret M. born abt 1866 married to James Fitzgerald; Julia A. born abt 1868; M. J. born abt 1870; Jennie Elmira born abt 1872 married to Thomas Henry Moran; John born abt 1873; and Frances Catherine born abt 1875 married to James Fitzgerald.

The families grew up in the Fulton, Kansas area and Mapleton, Kansas Area. They were at one time all members of the Catholic Church at Fulton, Kansas.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

From: B THomas
Date: Friday, January 14, 2000 04:59 PM

I have some information on the line of Michael Guilfoyle and Anna Keating if anyone is interested. Also, would like to talk/email the person who posted the original Guilfoyle message.
Barb Thomas
23812 3rd PL W Bothell, WA 98021

Topic: Patrick Moran
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Date: Friday, April 02, 1999 05:20 PM

Searching for Patrick and Jane Moran. They lived in Fulton, Kansas. They had the following children: Jeremiah born 1854, Mary Jane born 1855, Elizabeth born 1856, John born abt 1860, Eliza born abt 1862, Jeneva (Jenevie) born 1863, Dennis born 1864, Thomas Henry born 1867/1868, Hannah (Hanorah) born 1869 and Ellen (Nellie) born 1871/1872. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Caray/Vandyke
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Thursday, April 01, 1999 10:25 AM

I am searching for information on my grandfather Marion Warren Caray who was born in Devon Kansas on December 12, 1916. His father's name is Norman Wesley Caray of Chautauqua Kansas and his mother is Maudie Ethel VanDyke Caray of Sanborn South Dakota.

Topic: Hall
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 11:17 PM

Attempting to contact Sharon Johnson who posted a query in 1996 re: Halls in Bourbon County. Please contact Thank you

Topic: Fort Scott: Susan CRIMM
From: Mary
Date: Monday, March 22, 1999 02:11 PM

I believe my great-grandmother, Susan A. CRIMM may have lived in Bourbon County in 1870. I do not have a copy of this, but have a reference to her that lists her on the Census in Fort Scott, Ward 1 in 1870. Can anyone help me verify this? Thanks. Mary in Louisiana. e-mail:

Topic: Bourbon County - Susan CRIMM, Lebbeus TAYLOR
From: Mary Taylor Oldham
Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 05:01 PM

Hello Bourbon County,
I have just found a reference that lists Susan CRIMM on the Federal Census of 1870 living in Bourbon County Kansas. I believe she might be my great-grandmother. Can someone help me out with checking the local records in Bourbon County to see if anything has her parent's names or her place of birth?

I know she moved to Montgomery County because she shows up there on some records in 1885 when she married my great-grandfather, Lebbeus (or Libeus) Clark TAYLOR. I am hoping someone can head me in the right direction to find out some more information on this elusive couple.

Searching from Louisiana
Mary Taylor Oldham

Topic: Arrasmith, Smith
From: Katherine
Date: Monday, March 15, 1999 03:48 PM

Melinda May Arrasmith b. 1841 cedar Rapids IA, m. Joseph Wood Smith 1862. Son born Bert Howard Smith Aug 24 1876 Fort scott, Bourbon KS. Any information on these smith's would be helpful. Thanks Katherine

From: Susan Bottom
Date: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 06:04 AM

Hi Katherine,
I have nothing on the Smiths but do have info on the Arrasmiths. It is concerning Malina May's ancestors. If you have seen the Edwin T. and Atha Peckenpaugh Brace book on the descendants of Johann Adam Beckenbach it is in there. If not, e-mail me direct at or post to this forum & I will get back to you. Good luck, Susan Bottom

Topic: William R. Henry
From: Mahlon Erickson
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 01:10 PM

Seek death date and place and burial location of William R. Henry. He was born 20 Nov 1823 PA and moved to Ft. Scott KS in 1871. He served in the Civil War in Co E 23 Iowa Infantry. Wife was Sidney S. (Meason) Hen
Mahlon Erickson

Topic: William A Rhynes
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Tuesday, March 09, 1999 10:06 PM

WILLIAM A RHYNES, believed to have been in eastern and southeastern Kansas sometime after 1920. Disappeared at that time. Made no contact with family. Had a sister who lived in Bourbon County. Feel he died somewhere in Kansas, but cannot locate site. Any help appreciated.

Topic: Lane
From: Elaine Swan
Date: Saturday, March 06, 1999 10:25 PM

I am trying to research my husbands grandfathers line.His name was Robert J.Lane born SEPTEMBER.12,1890 in Redfield,Bourbon Co.Kansas.His father was John H.Lane and mother was Addie Fielder.He married Bertina Thompson daughter. of Carl Thompson and Bertha Amundson,They were from Bergen,Norway.Robert and Bertina moved to Everett,Wash.They both died in 1973 in Everett,Wash.Elaine Swan s88897@a

From: Richard Moberly
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 04:34 PM

Elaine. If you come up with any LANE information in the bourbon county area, please let me know. My John Daniel Barelow LANE died in 1890 near Carter's Mill somewhere in the vicinity of Uniontown, Kansas. He was married to Elizabeth Suphronia KIRBY, daughter of Kearney Cotton KIRBY and Keziah POE of Uniontown. Elizabeth died in 1893 and their daughters Ora (my ggrandmother) and Ota LANE were placed in the Old Soldier's Home in Atchison, Kansas. John DB Lane was in the Missouri Volunteer Militia and served from 1862 to 1865. I have his roll call papers. I have nothing on his parents and I only suspect he was born in Illinois. Good Luck. Rich & Terri Moberly Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Topic: john thompson b.(-) d.(1909)
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information

Date: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 08:33 AM

looking for information on great grandfather. believed to be in fort scott at time of death and buried there. month of death possibly (nov.1909).any HELP would greatly be appritiated.


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