Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries January - June 2002

Ballah, Barber, Barrett, Beerbower, Boatwright, Brow, Bryant, Burdett, Coberly, Curry, Dark, Death Records?, Devero, Didlike, Emmert, Fluber, Fowler, Hewston, Holt, Horner, Johnson, Kile, Knowles, Maphet, McFarland, Murray, Neft, Oeaga, Kansas?, Perkins, Pickett, Powell, Ross, Scott, Stroud, Stuarts, Sullivan, Tyler, Upton, Walker, White, Wood

Topic: Minnie Johnson Perkins
From: Jo McGinnis
Date: Friday, June 28, 2002 01:54 PM

I'm looking for any information about the Johnson Family of Ft. Scott. This is my G-Grandmother. I believe her Father was Charles N. I have info she lived on Ranson with Charles, Victoria and Clara in 1901. Minnie died at the age of 28 supposedly in childbirth on 2/24/1901 in an obit. that I have. My Grandmother was Ruth Elizabeth Perkins Trull who was 3 at the time. My grandmother never spoke of her family so this is all I know about the Johnsons. Any help is very appreciated. Thank You

Topic: Clark Benjamin Wood and John James Wood
From: BJ Clouston
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2002 03:58 PM

John James Wood, b.4-5-1853 and died 9-15-1943. He lived in Redfield, Bourbon County. His wife was Arabella Eby "Belle".

Clark Benjamin Wood, b. 8-31-1860, died 7-27-1920. He lived in Redfield, Bourbon Co. His wife was Mary Frances Smiley.

Both John and Clark were born in Bethel, Sullivan County, NY. Their parents were Coe Barnard and Mary Frances Wood.

Would like any information on these brothers and their families. - Also on their parents.

I have additional information about their brother Thomas A. and sister Sarah Louise (Wood) Moules. Would be glad to exchange info.


Topic: Didlike/Devero Family
From: Terri Mulliken Allen
Date: Sunday, June 09, 2002 08:49 PM


I am looking for any information on John Woodford Didlake, son of John Thornton and Priscilla (Parshall) Didlake. John Woodford Didlake was born 04 Jun 1854. He married Katherine Elizabeth Devero 16 Jan 1901 in Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co., Kansas.

Who were their children? Can you tell me anything about their lives?


Terri Mulliken Allen

Topic: Pickett and Kile
From: Charlene Moore
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2002 12:32 AM

I am looking for information on g-grandparents. Zachariah Taylor Pickett married Mary E. Kile abt. 1875 in KS. In the 1880 census for Osage Township, Bourbon Co., KS, Zachariah and Mary are on the census with two children Allie (son, age 4) and Della (dau.age 1)Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. They moved off to Washington and are both buried there. I am looking for possible wedding date and place, as well as Mary's parents.
Thank you.

From: Rena Forinash
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2002 02:22 PM

Looking for death date and place of Caleb Chaplin KNOWLES. He & his wife, Rachel, are listed in the 1870 Census as living in Timber Hill Twp,(Fort Scott) Bourbon, KS. Listed with son, Daniel. CC is 71 and Rachel is 70. The 1880 Census lists Rachel as a widow in Independence, Montgomery, KS living 2 doors down from Daniel.
Did "Chap" die in Bourbon County? When? Is he buried there? Where? Hhhhheeeellllpppp!!! Thanks, Rena Forinash

Topic: Richard Bryant & Emma Sullivan parents of Charles
From: Jacquie Imholt
Date: Monday, May 06, 2002 09:11 PM

I am looking for any information on my gggrandparents. Richard Bryant and Emma Sullivan. They had at least on son, my ggrandfather Charles S. Bryant on May 2, 1870. He married Katherine Inez Reno and they had my grandmother Lillian Marie. My ggrandparents lived in Butte Mt at the time. When Charles was born his parents lived at Ft. Scott, KS and both of them are from Illinois based on Charles' death cert. I dont have much on this side of the family but am anxious to learn more. My e-mail is Thanks Jacquie

Topic: Stuarts of Fort Scott
From: Bruce Fraser
Date: Monday, April 29, 2002 03:33 PM

Looking for information on families of John Stuart & Wife Melissa Dillon (1833-1890) also his brother Alexander (d.1872) both are buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott. John was a deputy Sheriff and owned land there but I can find nothing on either of the families or on what Alexander did.
Any help or guidance would be appreciated.
Bruce Fraser

From: Susan Fenn
Date: Saturday, April 27, 2002 01:05 AM

i AM looking to exchange information on Zara Marion Walker and allied families of the McFarlands and Barbers who lived in this area the last two decades of the 1800's and early 1900's...they lived in Iola, Moran and one family in Chanute...Zara remarried a Nannie Coberly in Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co, circa 1888...he had three children by a previous marriage Ibe C, Nettie and William...these families came out of Highland and Greene counties, Ohio...please contact me

Topic: BURDETT, Zachariah/Zachary Taylor & Rachel Farmer
From: LiRae Sullins
Date: Thursday, April 18, 2002 02:13 PM

Hi, the following is all I know about my gr-gr-grandpa Burdett's oldest brother. I am searching for death notices/obituaries/anything that might help me find out more about the following and their families. Are there any descendants of uncle Zach's still in/around Pittsburg?
Thanks in advance for your time and help.

Descendants of Zachariah/Zachary Taylor Burdett
1Zachariah/Zachary Taylor Burdett b: Abt. 1847 in Ohio d: 1896 buried: Mt. Olive Cem., Pittsburg, Crawford Co., KS
Fact: Married and living in Wayne Co., IL as of 1870 census
..+Rachel W. Farmer m: April 26, 1868 in Scioto County, Ohio
Fact: Marriage record found in LDS Family Search, online
Number of children: 4
.2Orla A. Burdett
.....+Jessie Mobley m: 1898
Number of children: 1
.....3Gladys Burdett d: May 29, 1995 in Fruita, CO
.........+Gustave A. Sylvester m: 1923 in Crawford Co., KS d: 1968
.2Willie/Ozzie Burdett
.2Florence Burdett d: 1913(?) in Crawford Co., KS
.2Carrie Burdett
.....+John T. Downing m: 1895

Topic: emmert
From: E. Crichton Singleton
Date: Monday, April 15, 2002 10:03 PM

John Emmert arrived in Fort Scott sometime after 1863 with his wife, Louisa Burkhard, and at least two sons, John H. and Charles Eldridge, from Hagerstown, MD. We think he was in the lumber business.

John H. was employed in railroading in Kansas City from about 1885. Charles was in Kansas City briefly at that time, then operated sawmills across the Yellow Pine forest, returning to Kansas City in 1918.

Charles was my grandfather, died in 1946, leaving me his watch, inscribed "made for D. Praeger, Fort Scott, Kansas".

I am looking for any record of these Emmerts during their life in Fort Scott.

Emmert Crichton Singleton

Topic: Lt Thomas Holt, Ft Scott, 1847
From: Robert MacPherson
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2002 01:14 PM

Seeking any information about Lt Thomas Holt, said to have died while serving at Ft Scott about 1847.

Topic: Death Records
From: Teresa Ramm
Date: Saturday, April 06, 2002 01:09 AM

Would someone tell me who I contact to get death records for Bourbon County in the 1850's? Thank you, Teresa

From: Rema Cole
Date: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 04:58 PM

You could try the Bourbon County Courthouse in Ft. Scott, KS.

Topic: Fluber and Dark Family
From: Joe Rinehart
Date: Sunday, March 31, 2002 05:36 PM

I am looking for information on my great grandparents Abraham Cornelius Fluber Born 16 Nov 1865 died 14 Feb 1922 in Fort Scott. Also any information on his wife Lyda Dark born 26 Oct 1871 died 29 Aug 1937 also in Fort Scott.

Joe Rinehart

Topic: murray / Scott
From: Homer Murray
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 07:15 PM

thomas murray wedding to Nance Scott 1867

Topic: Maphet Franklin Township 1885
From: B Thomas
Date: Monday, March 25, 2002 06:43 PM

Looking for connections to these MAPHETs who resided Xenia, Franklin Township according to 1885 KS State census. The households were next door to one another, some places of birth were cut off of my copy of the census and it is difficult to read:
T R MAPHET Male age 25 born KS
N E MAPHET Female age 20 born Illinois
L E MAPHET Female age 2 born KS
N MAPHET Female age 2 months born KS
Next door:
Charles MAPHET age 69 farmer
Louisa MAPHET age 67
Maggie MAPHET age (?)
G MAPHET age (looks like 32)
Mary age 22
Alma age (looks like 3 or 8)
Leeonida(?) age looks like age 1
Thanks for any information. Contact me directly: OR OR
B Thomas
23812 3rd PL W
Bothell, WA 98021

Topic: Robert Marion Curry
From: Sandy Bean
Date: Sunday, March 24, 2002 03:16 PM

I am looking for Robert Marion Curry. He died in Fort Scott and was buried there. He was born Abt. 1830 in KY and died before Jan 1866 in Fort Scott, He is buried somewhere in the area.
Thanks for you help
Sandy Bean

Topic: White / Oeaga, Kansas. 1872
From: Flo West
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2002 05:26 PM

Looking for the location of Oeaga, Kansas. Bourbon, County in 1872. This is the way the town was spelled in the family bible.Could have been a Native American name.
I would like to know anything about the town or the people living there in 1872.
Family of George A. and Laura White, were living there in 1872.A daughter was born to them there. He was at Fort Scott,Kansas in 1870. Her sister Molly was married to Col.Marcus La Rue Harrison and was related in some way to Gen.Colly B. Holland. Civil War. Thanks,Flo West.

Topic: Need Obit.-John Barrett
From: Keith Brandon
Date: Thursday, March 14, 2002 01:07 PM

John Barrett died Nov. 25, 1909 while living in or around Mapleton, Timberhill township, Bourbon County, KS. The 1900 US census shows his occupation as Postmaster but I do not know which post office. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a veteran of the Civil War, having served in the 6th Regt. of Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. I would appreciate it if someone could do an obit. lookup or refer me to me to someone who does lookups. I will be happy to pay for their services.
Keith Brandon
Wellington, Kansas

Topic: Neft, Beerbower, Stroud,
From: Lena Bass
Date: Monday, March 11, 2002 05:45 PM

Looking for father of William Michael Neth who married Mary Meads. He died in Fort Scott, Kansas 1918. She married Frank Stroud, then Mr. Jessie Beerbower.

Topic: William S. Fowler
From: James Fowler
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 07:12 PM

William S. Fowler is listed in the 1880 census for Scott township along with his wife Alice and children Hattie, Alice, Minnie and William. He is listed as born in Pennsylvania as was his father. His mother was born in New York. Wife Alice was in Bourbon county in 1900. There were two additional children, Robert and Christina born between 1880 and 1886. I believe he died in 1886 but am seeking confirmation. Appreciate any information on this family.

Topic: BOATWRIGHT, ROSS Connection
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 10:27 AM

Trying to contact descendants of Oscar Galen Ross, b. 1895 in Blue Mound KS, married Gladys Boatwright, sons were Dee, Kerry, and Russell. Lived in Virginia. Oscar was my great-uncle. Please e-mail me at
Thank you,
Franklin L. Ross

Topic: Horner/Upton Family
From: Pamela Smith
Date: Sunday, February 17, 2002 12:33 AM

Looking for Charles Alfred Horner 2-4-1866/2-2-1931, married to Ella Upton 2-20-1895, her dates 11-6-1868/5-13-1962; children Elsie May Horner Stewart; Mildred Ann Horner Howell. Charles father was Alfred Charles Horner b.5-16-1823 Ohio, d.7-16-1898. Mother was Rosanna Strait b.6-16-1823 Ohio,
d.3-9-1884. Seeking descendents of Charles and Ella for possible information about the parents of Alfred Charles and siblings. I believe Charles & Ella lived and died in Bronson, Bourbon, KS. Many of descendents may be buried at Bronson Cemetery along with Rosanna and her son Harrison (Harry) Horner.
Thank you.

From: Rowena Marten
Date: Sunday, March 09, 2003 12:39 AM

Yes, Charles & Ella are buried in the Bronson Cemetery-Bronson, Bourbon, Kansas. I don't have a lot of information on the HORNER family, but do have on the UPTON family. They are in my family files also. Hope this may help, but don't have no siblings of Alfred C. Horner, as of yet. Good luck. Rowena Marten

Topic: Searching for family information on Charley F Brow
From: Dottie Brown
Date: Sunday, January 27, 2002 07:56 PM

I am looking for any information on Charley F and Lena Ruth Brown. They are my grandparents by marriage and I would like information. I know Charley was the mayor of Fort Scott, jailor and county commissioner at one time. He also worked for the water board. I believe all of their brothers and sisters have passed away now but their are still some cousins in Red field I believe. Herlockers if I'm not mistaken. But any information would be helpful.

Topic: Tyler / Hewston
From: Gini Cleveland
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2002 10:58 PM

I am looking for any info on my family. My gr gr gr grandfathers name was David J. V. Tyler m. to Mary Hewston, their children: Sarah Tyler b. 1852, Benjamin Francis Tyler b. 1854, JOHN FREEMONT TYLER (my gr gr grandfather) b. 9/29/1859 in Bourbon Co. Kansas, m. CALIFORNIA PALISTINE STRICKLAND in 1882, Martha Tyler, b. 1863. Mary married to Nathaniel Bunnell after David (James) Tyler died in the Indian Raids of Lincoln Co., they had at least one child named Gordon Bunnell b. 11/22/1878 in Howard Co. Kansas. If anyone has any info on any of these people please email me @

Topic: Ballah (Powell)
From: Stephanie Sauls
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2002 03:02 PM

I am looking for more information on Alta Hazel BALLAH (maiden name I believe is POWELL). She is buried in a cemetery close to Mapleton. She was married to Richard Owen BALLAH. I understand from my grandmother that she during or shortly after childbirth close to my grandmother's birthday, if not on. The date is June 9, 1919. My grandmother's name is also Alta Hazel. Any help would be appreciated.


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