Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries September - October 2000

Apperson, Asbill, Billman, Capps, ?Cemetary, Xenia, Ks, Comstock, Goodard, Graves/Gray, Lamb, Lowe, Rall, Rice/Ray, Short

Topic: daniel webster lowe
From: Ray Moran
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2000 04:10 PM

Daniel Webster Lowe, b. June 22, 1846, d. 20 Nov 1939. Wives Harriet Cullison, Mary Ellen George. Children: Harve, Nora, Charles, Martha Lucretia, Isaac Wilson, Ora Lee, infant, infant, infant, infant, infant, Frank D., Ethel Pearl, Clara, Ruth Fay, Frederick Irwin,infant, Edna Ellen Lowe. Daniel was b. in Bath Co., KY, lived Fulton Co., IL, NE, and Fort Scott KS, where he died. I would appreciate any help on this family; ancestors, siblings and children.

From: Lou Gray
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2000 08:13 AM

I am researching the subject surnames in Bourbon County. Do any voter registration rolls exist for the first half of 1900, where I can research a name?

Topic: Capps surname 1870-1875
From: Patricia Kosachunis
or: Patricia Kosachunis
Date: Monday, October 23, 2000 08:34 AM

looking for information on Robert E Capps who married Sarah Jane Hackett. Robert died in Ft Scott, Bourbon, Ks in 1875. Sarah remarried Henry Weibel and moved to Arkansas where she died (Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., Ark) 1917.
Anything would be appreciated.
Thank you,

Topic: Marriage: Patterson Childers Lamb
From: Allece Falkner
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 04:19 PM

Need copy of marriage record of PATTERSON CHILDERS LAMB and MARY ELIZABETH CLEAVENGER(Clevenger) date 13 November 1862, Bourbon Co. KS. Copy of record not found in files from National Archive of Mary E.'s application for widow's pension based on Patterson LAMB's service in Civil War. Pension was granted.

From: Jeannie Hannon (Billman)
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2000 10:14 PM I'm looking for any information on Urias Billman Ft. Scott area. Any Billman info will do.

Topic: Goodard Family
From: Carolyn Hibbard
Date: Saturday, October 07, 2000 10:22 PM

Searching for information on Albert E. Goodard and his wife Mariah Wilson Goodard. Their daughter, Eva Margaret was born at Fort Scott on September 22, 1876. Albert and Mariah were married in Vernon County, MO in December 1875. I especially need information on Mariah, date of birth, and her parents. e-mail me at and thanks.

Topic: APPERSON, Charles Milton / Steve COMSTOCK 1890s
From: Barbara Kirkland
Date: Thursday, October 05, 2000 11:05 PM

Seeking info on Charles Milton APPERSON who lived in Garland, in the 1890s. He was son of John and Cely M APPERSON. His first wife was Elizabeth CARPENTER born about 1841 and his second wife was Elizabeth GOODING Conner. His children included: Franklin S, James P, Thomas born abt 1862; Willie born abt 1864. By his second wife he had Cornelius b 1868, Andrew b 1870, Charles Edgar born 1872, Mary (Mollie) b 1881.

Eliza GOODING and her first husband William M CONNER had a daughter Alice b abt 1861 who married a Stephen A COMSTOCK who lived in Garland, Ks.

Topic: Charles Manford RALL
From: Nancy Lohbrunner
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2000 05:13 PM

I am looking for information on the parents of Charles Manford Rall, b abt 1861 in Ft Scott,Bourbon,KS. Married 1880 to Martha Ellen Patrick. Thank you, Nancy Lohbrunner,

From: Dave Goldy
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 11:24 PM

You might want to get a microfilm copy of the Index to the 1865 State of Kansas Census. If you find the family in the index, it will tell you the county and township they lived in. Then you can get the microfilm for that township and get any information that is not included in the Index.

To ILL the microfilm of the index visit the home page of the Kansas State Historical Society at, follow the link to "Research and Collections". Scroll down the page and follow the link to "Census". Don't forget to check out the link to their interlibrary loan policies.

Hope this helps

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, Johnson Co.,KS

Topic: Anderson/Williams Cemetary, Xenia, Ks
From: Richard Epling
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2000 11:33 PM

Does anyone know anything about this cemetary in Bourbon Co.? I've been told my gg-grandfather, William Samuel BALES, died in Jan. 1917 and is buried in this cemetary. I'd like to find out his actual date of death and if there is an obituary available. Any help would be welcome. Are there any published sources available for this cemetary?


From: Charlene Riley
Date: Friday, November 03, 2000 10:08 PM

Could this be the cemetary just east of Xenia it is on the highway going east toward Mapleton, Ks. on the South side of the road. the only other one that I know of around Xenia is just north called the Stevenson Cemetary. I hope this might help. I don't know who takes care of them but you can contact the County Clerk office in Ft. Scott, Ks. Bourbon Co. for info on who is the Sexton. Charlene Riley ( I grew up in that community)

Topic: Ross Asbill
From: Donny Perry
Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2000 02:11 PM

I am searching for information on Ross Asbill/Azbill who died ca 1865 at/near Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co. Kansas.

He was the s/o William Asbill and Nar-nee (a Cherokee)

Ross Asbill was b. ca 1792. He married Elizabeth Becknell in Madison Co. KY in 1816. He was living in Putnam Co. Missouri in 1849. He had a daughter Jaily Asbill who married a Johnson.

I am interested in information in any Asbills in this area.

From: Marian Dunlap
Date: Saturday, September 09, 2000 08:06 PM

Found query dated 1998 on Rice/Ray families in Bourbon Co, posted by Geri Guzman. Her email address has been changed and I am unable to contact her. If any one knows where to reach her please let me know. I have a great deal of info on this Ray family. Marian

From: Judy Grissam
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2000 11:37 PM

Cecil Albert Omer Ray is one name I am trying to reach. I have no info at all. If you know of this person, please e-mail me at: Thanks, Judy

Topic: Family of Rebecca Elizabeth Short
From: Debbie Wood
Date: Friday, September 01, 2000 08:24 PM

I am looking for information on Rebecca Elizabeth Short. She was born on 19 July 1858 in Kansas. She was married to William Wood on Oct 10, 1876 and they lived in Bourbon county in the 1880 KS Census. I would like to know who her family was, parents and siblings. Thanks. Debbie

From: Judy Grissam
Date: Thursday, October 12, 2000 11:44 PM I'm looking for Lincoln Short and Emma Light. Emma spent time in the mental hospital for nervous breakdown from menopausal problems. I understand that she died there in Larned KS. Lincoln tried to care for the several children but eventually adopted them out. My Grandfather was the issue of this marriage. He was adopted by a couple named McKenna, and was raised in Hebron NE. Any info? e-mail me at Thanks, Judy


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