Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries Mar. - Apr. 2000

Adams, Bell, Boyd, Brown (2), Burgess, Burris, Burrows, Cade, Cagley, Carter, Chown, Eberhart, Flora (2), Frick, Frye, Gartz, Johnston, Jones, Kauble, Maddox, Myler, Naples, Penderson, Stauffer, Watkins, Wilson, Winters, Yeakel,

Topic: George E. Winters Family, 1908, Ft. Scott
From: Susan Rezek
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2000 08:29 PM

Seeking biographical information about the family of George and Sarah (DYER) Winters who are found in the following: Marriage Records of Lee Co.,IA, Book 2, pg. 98, Geo. W. WINTERS m: Sarah V. DYER 10 Jan 1861 by Rev. Jno. Llewelling. They are later listed as living in Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co., KS in 1908, according to the obituary of George's brother, William Winters who died in in 1908 in Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA and who was buried in Ft. Madison, Lee Co., IA. Thank you for any help on the George Winters family. Susan

Topic: Adam W. W. Boyd Ancestors
From: Mary Anna Callaway
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2000 07:28 PM

Looking for parents and siblings of Adam W. W. Boyd, born Aug 16, 1826 in VA; married Elizabeth Anna Weigand on March 9, 1853 in St. Clair Co. IL. Died Feb 2, 1884 in Centerville, KS.

Topic: Ancestors of John Preston Johnston
From: Mary Anna Callaway
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2000 07:18 PM

Looking for parents or siblings of John Preston Johnston, b 8-31-1852 in Delaware, Ohio, d 4-30-1897 in Centerville, KS. Married Mary Ellen Boyd, b 10-16-1861, d 9-5-1955 in Centerville KS. Had 2 children: W. W. Johnston, b 5-10-1884 in Fulton, KS and Ethelyn Elizabeth Johnston, b 3-1-1887 in Fulton, KS.

Topic: Descendents of Lucy Octavia Maddox
From: Beatrice Vore
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 06:47 PM

Looking for information on Lucy Octavia Maddox. May have been born a McCormick but raised by the Maddox Family. Supposedly she left the Maddox family at the age of 7 (1850-1880) when Octavia Maddox died and went to live at an Indian school headed up by a gentleman named Larry Wolfe. Information of any sort would be appreciated.

Topic: Kauble
From: Katherine Ricart
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2000 10:54 AM

I am looking for the name of my gg grandfather Jacob Jefferson Kauble's first wife. They had a son Arthur Van Kauble born 1888, Fort Scott. Any information would be much appreciated.

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2000 08:13 PM


Topic: Frick family of Bourbon County
From: Amy Frick
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2000 10:08 AM

Hello, My name is Amy Frick, and I am looking for information on the Frick's of Bourbon County. Specifically the Phillip Sheridan Frick's (there are 4, and my husband is PSF, IV). We have a family tree established well, but would like more information outside of this tree. Thanks, Amy

Topic: jones raised by missionaries or pastor
From: Grace Petron
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2000 07:37 PM

Jones researchers please read the query in Mitchell county with above title.

Topic: William H. Chown Family
From: Thomas Reichert
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2000 08:10 PM

I am searching for any descendants of William H. Chown and his wife Mary who lived in Bourbon County, Kansas from 1860 to around 1878 when they moved to Barber County, Kansas. Their children were, Mary, Elizabeth, William R., Charles G.,Sarah, Frank, Olive and Thomas.

Topic: Children of Frank and Belle Flora
From: Jeanne Walker
Date: Monday, March 27, 2000 12:12 PM

I am looking for my great Aunts. They are the children of Frank and Belle Flora. Their names are: Hazel, She is married. Marriage last name is Donnelly. It may be spelled differently. She has 2 children and their names are Billy and Dorothy Jean. Ona, (deceased)has couple kids. Don't know if she married. I don't know her kids names. Mary Alice is married. She married to Ed/Edward Ford. They have no children as far as I know. And the twins:Pearl, have no idea about her. Sidney/Sydney, died before the age of 1. How he died was not known. They have another brother. His name was Chester David. He was born in Fort Scott Bourbon Kansas on 25 Feb.1906. It was not known how long they lived in Kansas before they moved to California. Anyone w/ the informations, please contact me. Thank you!

Topic: Burrows/Burris
From: Steve Burrows
Date: Sunday, March 26, 2000 04:09 PM

Looking for any information on Stephen D. Burrows (wife, Emeline C. Payne) who lived in the Bourbon Co. KS area (south of Uniontown), in the 1875-1900 time-frame. Their first six children were born in OH: possibly two sons [maybe twins], who died in infancy; Lewis A., Harriet, Douglas, and Sadie; while their seventh child, Lucy, was born in Iowa. The rest of their children, Amanda A., Rose, John Henry, Susanna, Samuel Drury, May, Charles Marcus, and Cleva, were born in KS. Stephen is buried in the Mason Cemetery, located approximately 6 miles southeast of Uniontown, (Bourbon Co) KS. Any information on this family is most welcome.



Topic: Relatives of Frank B. Flora
From: Jeanne Walker
Date: Friday, March 24, 2000 09:40 AM

Hi! I am looking for the parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. of Frank B. Flora. He was born in 1869. Birthplace is unknown. One of his relative was a lawyer and he(lawyer) had changed his original last name to Flora. I don't know if it happened before Frank was born or after he was born. Frank was married to Belle (born in 1877). They had 6 children. Their names are (not in order)Hazel, Ona, Mary Alice, Chester David, and the twins Pearl and Sidney/Sydney (spell- ing isn't known). Chester was born in Fort Scott. I don't know about the others. From there, they moved to California. Anyone with/ the informations on Frank's and his family, please contact me at Thank you in advance!

Jeanne PS. Frank is my great grandfather and Chester is my grandfather.

Topic: Lucinda F. Cagley m. Adolph L. Naples 1878
From: Donna Welsch
Date: Friday, March 17, 2000 09:18 AM

looking for any information on my gg-grandparents Lucinda Cagley and Adolph L. Naples, who lived in Ft.Scott,Kansas in Bourbon Co. They married on 1-27-1878 in Vernon co. Missouri but lived in the Ft.Scott,Kansas area. Their son Daniel Stanious Naples was born 1-22-1879 in Ft.Scott. Lucinda died a few years later, I am looking for any of her relatives who may know if she is buried there in Ft.Scott,Kansas and if so what cemetery. email any info to

Topic: peter Gartz
From: John Gates
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 06:47 PM

Looking for info on Peter Gartz or John Gates Prairie Station Ks.

From: Kari West
Date: Monday, May 01, 2000 05:00 PM

I know of a Peter Gates who changed his name from Gartz when they can to the US, but the were from Pawnee Station, KS--just south of Fort Scott on the Bourbon/Crawford County line.

Topic: John & Martha Adams Family
From: Donna Welsch
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 09:17 AM

looking for any information on John Adams, married to Martha Jane Miller. They had 5 children named J.Hank, Ella, Myrtle Alice,Laura, and Bert[Albert ?] Adams. email at

Topic: Burgess, Watkins, Wilson, Brown, Cade
From: Virginia Young
Date: Monday, March 13, 2000 09:10 AM

Looking for Burgess, Watkins, Wilson, Brown, Cade between 1860 and 1880 in Bourbon County. Uniontown and Marmaton areas. Any info would be helpful.

From: Natalie Cole
Date: Monday, April 10, 2000 05:30 PM

Hi Virginia,

I am a Wilson descendant of Wilson's from Bourbon County, KS. My gg-grandfather was J. E. or Jacob Earl Wilson born July 20, 1885 in Fort Scott, KS. He died in OK. Jacob was the son of Mahlon Jacob Wilson from IL. He had many siblings.

Mahlon J. Wilson and Clarissa Eleana Spears had the following children (I have their lines as well)

1. Maude Della 1871
2. Minnie E. 1872
3. Melda K. Wilson born 1875
4. Alice A. 1883
5. Jacob E. 1885
6. Francis F. 1888

One or two were born in Allen County, KS. I have complete dates and information on descendant's if this is your family.


Topic: Yeakel Family
From: Nancy Bender
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2000 05:18 PM

Looking for any member of this family who came to Bourbon County in 1876/1882. They were Joel YEAKEL, James YEAKEL, and Otway YEAKEL...also, Susan Jane Yeakel SIPE, Catherine Yeakel DANIEL and their families.

Topic: STAUFFER, David, & George M.1888
From: DeAnna Wright
Date: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 11:31 AM

I am looking for info. on David & Mary Feller Stauffer's parents and children:Henry C., James, Charles F., Mary Catherine, and George Milburn b. between 1848-1868 in Indiana. Migrated to Bourbon Co, KS by 1888. I believe some of them are buried at Centerville Cemetery, Neosho Co, KS.

Topic: Frye
From: Jean Smith
Date: Saturday, March 04, 2000 11:04 AM

Charles Frye lived and died in Fort Scott,Kansas. This is my grandfather whom I never had a chance to meet. Does anyone know anything about him or his relatives. I would appreciate any information. Thanks Jean

Topic: Abraham Carter
From: Lonnie Carter
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2000 09:10 PM

searching for records of Abraham Carter, born, 1816 in Ohio. Married to Martha Tullis 28 Jun 1842 in Vermillion county, Indiana. Died in Fulton, Bourbon County, Kansas, date unknown.

Topic: Penderson in Stevenson Cemetery, Xenia
From: Justin Colburn
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2000 08:59 PM

Looking for information about any PENDERSON family members that lived in Xenia. I have Mary Jane Penderson(OSBORN) who is buried in Stevenson Cemetery. I have also been in contact with others who have Penderson ancestors in Xenia who are buried there. Unfortunately, we can't fit them together.

Topic: Myler
From: Rose Young
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2000 08:56 AM

I am searching for the family of Timothy MYLER, who is listed in the 1870 census of Scott Township, Bourbon County, Ks on page 549.

Does someone have access to this census who could tell me what else it says?


Topic: James M. BROWN family between 1855-1870
From: Pam Jackson
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2000 01:21 AM

James McCleith BROWN b. 1832 in TN and d. 1911 in MO. He married Martha "Jane" HALE ca. 1855 and they homesteaded around Ft. Scott. He served in the 5/6th Kansas Volunteer Cavalry from 1861-1865 according to his tombstone in Stone Cemetery near Joplin, MO. I am seeking any information such as a census or Civil War service list or any knowledge of this family. They moved to Diamond, MO some time after 1865. John HALE is supposed to be the father of Jane. Thank you in advance for your efforts.
Pam Jackson


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