Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries September - November 2001

Barker, Beebe, Brooks, Buford, Burge, Cain, Cone, Dellinger, Dowdall, Gant, Graves, Green, Halstead, Hinton, Holeman, Johnson (2), (3), Lotterer, Mason, McCartney, Morton, Parsons, Ross, Ruble, Rusher, Scoville, Stiers, Tannehill, Tate, Taylor, Wilson

Topic: Thomas Carwin Johnson m. Martha Demis Wilson
From: Viola Lawrence
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2001 11:11 AM

Seeking info on Johnson/Wilson family. I have them in Mapleton Ks. in 1800's. Names of children are Thomas Clifford, Haskell, Merle, Fredia, Clark, Lorna, Lyle. Grateful for any clues.

Topic: Beebe / Dellinger in Ft. Scott 1875
From: Joe Ormond
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2001 10:12 AM

Alfred Noble Beebe of Ft. Scott Kansas married Mary Olive (Molly) Dellinger of Ft. Scott, Kansas on Feb 25, 1875 in Nevada, MO.
Witness were A.H. Tamet and Dennis Coffee.
Marriage performed by S.R. Ruse,Pastor M.E. Church, Nevada, MO.

Any information about their families in Ft. Scott would be appreciated.

From: Rowena Marten
Date: Sunday, March 09, 2003 12:20 AM

I have a SAMUEL D. DELLINGER that married EDITH L. POWELL, which she was my grandfather's first-cousin. I don't know much about him, so perhaps you can enlighten me, and I can provide you with some further information on them hopefully.
Thank you. Sincerely, Rowena Marten

Topic: Marriage of David Tate and Amanda Halstead, June 2
From: Tammy Allen
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 07:20 AM

Looking for any documents of the marriage of David W Tate and Sarah Amanda Halstead, who were married June 20, 1865, Xenia, Ks, by a Rev. Smalley?

Topic: Arminda Brooks /Parsons
From: Lynne Miller
Date: Monday, November 26, 2001 01:35 PM

I am researching Arminda Brooks (whose mother remarried and then became a Parsons)
Arminda was born in Feb 1866. It is said that her father never returned from the CW, and that she left home at an early age due to the abuse at the hands of her step-father.
Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Topic: McCartney/related Surnames 1870s on
From: B Thomas
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2001 05:51 PM

Looking for descendants of the following couple with related surnames:
James McCartney and Minerva Jane MOSIER, resided Bourbon County in 1870s time frame most of the children remained for a time in Bourbon County area:
Lydia Ellen McCartney b: 1870 married Addison T Chaney;
Lucy Jane "Lovely" McCartney b: 1870 married Robert Lincoln Todd;
Peter J McCartney b: Abt. 1871; Louisa E McCartney b: Abt. 1873 married Mr. Lewis we think;
George William McCartney b: Abt. 1874;
James McCartney married Laura Potter;
Minnie McCartney b: Aft. 1875 married George Jennings;
Nancy " Etta" McCartney b: 1879 married James E Reynolds;
Laura Etta McCartney b: Abt. 1883 married Lathe Stark;
Mary Lee McCartney b: 1884 in Bourbon Co, married Daniel Womelsdorf;
Zelda Beulah McCartney married Frank Walther; Cornelious McCartney b: 1887; Reuben McCartney b: Abt. 1897;
Harry? McCartney Please email me directly: or
Barb Thomas 23812 3rd PL W Bothell, WA 98021

Topic: GRAVES at Ft. Scott in C.W.
From: Jac McMahon
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 03:01 AM

I'm looking for a u/k Graves that was at Ft. Scott Hospital during the CW - he was a surgeon. In 1864 he adopted an orphan girl named AUGUSTA ANN MCMAHON [b/1860 in Barton Co. MO.]She lived with John Creamer and his wife Permelia when she was adopted in Bourbon Co.. Is there a list of adoptions for that time period? Thank you...if you have a response please put Graves in the subject line.
Jac McMahon

Subject: CONE From: Colleen Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 06:29:00 EST

Researching the Albert W. CONE   He and his brother Tom lived in Center Creek TWP with a Sherwood 1860.  Then in 1880 Alberts family lived in Bourbon Co., Uniontown for 35 years. He was a grocer and carpenter.  Albert was a  Union soldier in Civil War stationed at Ft. Scott.  We visited old Uniontown and found it to be a ghost town now.  Drove around and could not find anyone within miles.  I'm still trying to find some mention of this town in records.....Any suggestions?    Alberts family later moved to Sedalia Mo. Do you know of any source of info. on Uniontown?

Topic: Lookup Buford, Barker, Taylor Fort Scott
From: Melvin Buford, Jr.
Date: Thursday, November 01, 2001 03:06 PM

I am looking for information on the following families:
1. gggrandparents, Abraham and Sarah Barker and their children.
2. gggrandparents, Henry and Abigail Taylor and their children.
3. gggrandparents, Unknown and Pauline (Pearl) Buford and their children
Abraham Barker and several of his sons fought in the Civil War;
83rd Infantry Regiment USCT, Fort Scott, KS
30th Infantry Regiment USCT
31st Infantry Regiment USCT
60th Infantry Regiment USCT
100th Infantry Regiment USCT
Unknown Buford sons fought in the Civil War
William Buford, Corporal; 100th Infantry Regiment USCT
Frank Buford, Sergeant: 12th Heavy Artillery Regiment USCT
James Monroe Buford, Corporal; 12th Heavy Artillery Regiment USCT
Henry Taylor fought in the Civil War in, Corporal; 100th Infantry Regiment USCT

Any and all information on these family's history would highly appreciated.

Topic: Tannehill in Grasshopper Fields
From: David Tannahill
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2001 03:23 PM

Can anyone tell me where Grasshopper Fields was. My GGGUncle Alfred Jesse Tannehill enlisted in the Civil War from there

Topic: Information on the death of Samuel Ayres Stiers
From: Jean Cook
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2001 12:07 AM

I'm am trying to locate the reason and place of Samuel Ayres Stiers death ,he was a brother of Abraham Stiers that owned the Bandery Quarry at Redfern,Bourbon,Ks. his widow Phebe Johnson Stiers had an Uncle Ephraim Green Johnson who lived at Walnut Township Samuel died in 1867 and she married John Marvin Maycumber in 1871,she died in 1894 and is buried in the Rockford Valley Cemetery,Does anyone know Where Samuel Died and is buried? Jean Maycumber Cook

From: MaryAnn Opet
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 01:08 PM

I am looking for info on my Great grandfather, Owen B. Mason, 8 Jan 1842, PA- 31 Jan 1919, CA, known as Oldbuck Mason, his mother, Nancy (Johnson) Mason, 1812?, PA - 1899?, KS, his first wife, Francis Hinton, 8 May 1847, MO- 2 Sep 1884, probably at Fort Scott and her father, Guy Hinton, a Presbyterian minister, and Oween's second wife, Minnie Ruble. Owen served in the Civil War with the 3rd and 10th Regiment, Kansas Infantry, mustered in at Mound City, and out at Leavenworth City. He must have married after the war. Owen and Francis had 7 children, born between 1868 and 1881. My grandfather (#5) was born at Fort Scott, KS, 18 Jun 1877. The family was listed in the 1880 census at Salin(?) KS, including Nancy Mason, 68 yrs of age. After Francis died, Owen married Minnie Ruble, and had two daughters, 1889 and 1892. There is a listing for a Nancy Mason, buried at Ruble, KS, d. 5 Dec 1899. I am looking for locations for the marriage certificates for Owen and his wives, the death certificates for Francis and Nancy, and info onMason, Hinton or Ruble families in the Bo

Topic: Rusher, look up
From: Joyce McKinnon
Date: Thursday, October 04, 2001 01:38 AM

Looking for someone who has access to the Bourbon Co. cemetery transcripts for the family name of RUSHER.

From: Donald Hamilton
Date: Thursday, October 04, 2001 04:22 PM

I also would be interested in the cemetery plots. I'm looking for Thompson's

Topic: Holeman & Ross Boulware/Boulder Cemetery, Blue Mound, Xenia KS
Date: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 09:21 PM

FOUND. Visited the Boulware/Boulder Cemetery near Blue Mound KS 9-26-2001. Found a mowed nicely kept cemetery with graves for Ross, Charles, Carmean, Holeman, Atkisson, Boulware, Moyer, Porter, Neely, Neeley, Neal, Wall, Johnson, Holmes, Jaro, Mosier, Moyer, Atkins, Dye , Davis, Garfield, Gibson, Gregg, Head, Hesson, Chapman, Brockman, Blake, and more. Am looking for information on Holeman family of Unionton, Bourbon Co., and Rosses of Bourbon Co.

Topic: Looking for Green - Morton Family Information
From: Grace
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2001 01:10 PM

Looking for any information regarding George Green b 2/4/1824 - England d 12/9/1893 Married to Celina Morton b 10/22/1834, Ohio d 10/11/1903 Lived in Blue Mound/Fort Scott area.
Their Children: George, Jane Ada, James Allen,Annie Matilda, Joseph Henry, Celina, William Miles, Mattie Belle Green (My grandmother)
Any information would be appreciated.
Thank you,

Topic: Burge and Lotterer families
From: William Burge
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2001 12:09 PM

I looking for information about Burge and Lotterer familes in Fort Scott.
My GGrandfathers are Silas Burge and F.A. Lotterer.

Bill Burge

Topic: Thomas Carwin Johnson
From: Viola Lawrence
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 11:07 PM

Seeking info on this family. Thomas married Martha Demis Wilson 1887. Grateful for any help.

Topic: Dowdall
From: Joyce McKinnon
Date: Sunday, September 23, 2001 02:17 AM

DOWDALL. Looking for the burial site of JOHN SAMUEL DOWDALL d. 12 Feb 1880 in Drywood Twp., Bourbon Co., KS. Married to NANCY ANN ADAMS

Topic: Surname Gant
From: Gene Gant
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2001 08:37 PM

Looking for information concerning George William GANT. He and his family lived on Broadway in Fort Scott beginning in 1899/1900. Probably lived in Fort Scott for about 4 years. I found the family on the Bourbon County 1900 Census. The next time I find them they are listed on the 1910 census in Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas. I know two of their children, Edith Ione GANT and Clarence Edward GANT died in Bourbon County. Edith died 8 June 1903 in Fulton and Clarence died in Ft. Scott on 17 March 1904. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Topic: Scoville & Trimm: Looking for 2 gggrandfathers-Civil War Kansas
From: Kate Terres
Date: Monday, September 10, 2001 09:51 PM

I am looking for any information on:(1)Charles L. Scoville, Wisconsin to Kansas - Civil War 1/5/1864-9/29/1865 - Sent to Ft. Gibson. Was injured. (2)Charles W. Trimm,Bourbon Co, Kansas, killed in Price's Raid.Civil War Pension Index: Charles W. Trimm with a minor: M.J.Cook-application date Jan 7,1887-application #140143 and Certificate #185857. Mary Jane "Polly" Osborn Trimm Cook applied for the pension.

Topic: Cain brothers in Fulton, Bourbon County
From: Clifton Kennel
Date: Monday, August 27, 2001 03:29 PM

Am seeking information on David M. Cain and Joseph M. Cain who lived in Fulton in 1901 at the time of the death of their Mother who died in one of their homes. Believe they were both unmarried as David died in the Veterans home in Leavenworth in 1931. Am looking for the burial location and date of death of Joseph. His wife died at a young age and is buried in Seward County, Ne. Thanks in advance for any assistance.

From: Clifton Kennel
Date: Sunday, September 02, 2001 04:22 PM

Would like to add to the previous query that i would also like to locate another brother, John H. Cain that lived in Fort Scott at the same time, 1901.


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