Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries January - June 2003

Barker, birth records?, Burton, Conn, Cullison, Dobbins, Dorsey, Ellis, Fritter, Gott, Haynes, Henderson, Higdon, Johnson, Lones, Matthews, Mosier, Newcomb, Oldham, Orton, Queen, Reams, Thompson, Vonstrough, VonStrough, Walker, Watt, White

Topic: Orton, Dobbins
From: DELORIS white
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2003 03:44 PM

I have finally found my great-grandmothers burial spot, what I am seeking to find is the people on who's lot she is buried, what relation they could have been to her... she was Harriet Orton and the last I could find of her was in Linn County, living with my grandfather John J. Orton In 1880. he is buried in Mapleton Cemetery. she had a daughter married three times Olive-- Tippie, Myers, Jordon another daughter ,,, Roxie miller --Tippie..... does anyone know who the Dobbins family are, that are buried on the same lot as Harriet at New Liberty Cemetery in Osage Township near Hammond???????. deloris white P.O. Box 401 Tonganoxie, Ks. 66086--------- e-mail deloriswh @myvine .com

Topic: Ellis / Early birth records Bourbon County
From: Cathy Ross
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2003 03:03 PM

Does anyone know if birth records are available at county level for the year 1886? Have recently learned that my great grandmother, Belle Ellis, was born Oct 2, 1886, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Topic: Matthews Family
From: Diane Siddons
Date: Sunday, June 08, 2003 11:42 AM

Looking for information on Thomas and Dora Matthews who lived in Bourbon County ca. 1918-1919. Dora died in the 1918 flu epidemic in Bourbon Co. Thomas committed his eldest daughter, Mary Jane, to Winfield Hospital for the Feeble Minded in 1919 and then moved to Missouri. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Diane Covert Siddons

Topic: Michael S Cullison
From: kathie sinclair kaydeesk9'
Date: Friday, June 06, 2003 03:56 PM

Looking for any information regarding Michael S Cullison. He married Catherine Daering Smith about 1880 something. He did pass away in the early 1900's. He had two grown son's that I know of when he married Catherine and I think one of them settled in or around Chanute. He and Cathrine had 5 children one of whom was my dear Grandmother, Hattie.
Please contact me if you have any information.

Topic: Nathaniel Doty Johnson
From: John Walters
Date: Monday, June 02, 2003 07:14 AM

Looking for info or a death certificate for Nathaniel Doty Johnson, who died in 1872 at Fort Scott Kansas. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks John

Topic: Newcomb/Queen Families
From: Charlotte DeSanto
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2003 02:25 PM

I am looking for ancestors and family to add to the Newcomb or Queen family ancestry. I am the daughter of W. F. Newcomb who passed in 2002 was from Redfield, KS and married to Marie M. Queen originally of Ft. Scott, KS.

Topic: Henry J. White and his wife Phoebe Dorsey
From: kathleen rizer
Date: Monday, May 05, 2003 01:57 PM

Looking for the full birth and death dates of Henry J. White and his wife Phoebe Luella Dorsey. Both probably died in Bourbon Co, Kansas between 1920 and 1940. Henry J. White was born about 1874 in Illinois; Phoebe Dorsey was born about 1879 in Bourbon Co. the daughter of Joseph Andrew Dorsey and Vesta America Prichard.
You may email me directly at

Topic: looking for george and levisa lones family
From: Martha Ramirez
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 03:43 PM

looking for my gggrandfather george r lones w/ levisa mansuvs. please help have son/ william jacksons death cert. listed born in bourbon, kansas. thank you martha

Topic: Burton born at Fort Louis, near Fort Scott
From: Jan Johnson
Date: Saturday, April 05, 2003 12:18 AM

My great grandfather, Frank Edward Burton, was born in 1858 near Fort Scott at a place called Fort Louis. I have not been able to find it on any maps or gazeteers. Does anyone know something about this place? Thank you for your assistance.

Topic: Fritter / Finding family in obituary of newspaper
From: Candy Wakamatsu
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2003 12:53 PM
Please direct me to where I need to go (on-line if possible) to view a November 1939 obituary of my great grandfather, Arthur Joseph Fritter in the Fort Scott Tribune. Thank you!

Topic: Vonstrough
From: Linda Best
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 05:04 PM

I am looking on any information on Vonstrough, They lived in Fort Scott since about 1896 on. Any information would be appreciated.

From: Linda Best
Date: Friday, May 16, 2003 08:00 PM

I have some information on Vonstrough. I knew Ruth when i was little. My email address is

From: Carolyn Gang
Date: Monday, March 17, 2003 05:38 PM

Seeking info on JOHN REAMS, a war veteran of 1812. John was born in Frederick Co, MD and was married in 1816 in KY to Sally Swim. The family then relocated to Boone Co, MO and then to Vernon Co, MO where Sally died. John ended up in Ft.Scott, KS and supposibly died there about 1864. Am in desperate need of information about John. All info appreciated. THANKS


Topic: June 18, 1815;Thomas Conn, Jr.
From: Emy Hamm
Date: Friday, March 14, 2003 03:15 PM

While doing research i discovered that my 5th great grandfather Thomas Conn, Jr. and his wife Mary Paxton Conn were both killed on the same date June 18, 1815.
The most likely reason would be an indian attack. Was hoping someone could shed some light on what happened that day, or even more information about these people.
Thank you

Topic: VonStrough or Higdon
From: april stoner
Date: Thursday, March 13, 2003 11:44 AM

I am new at this but i am looking for info on my grandma ruth VonStrough (Higdon) any thing you can tell me i would love to hear ...
my mom is marjorie higdon i know she went to school in ft.scott kansas plezz i am doing this for my grandkids
so if you can tell me how to find more info i would love to hear from you my e-mail is

I have some information on Vonstrough. I knew Ruth when i was little. My email address is

Topic: Barker / Looking info for Fort Scott, Kansas
From: CJ Peart
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 02:21 PM

Hi, I am trying to get someone who lives nearby in Fort Scott, Kansas and who can do for me, if you will able to look up in Centerville Cemetery, I would like someone who can take a pictures of my great grandparent markers,
Joseph W Barker, b.January 20, 1848, d. May 27, 1926
and his wife Malinda (either Melinda) J. Barker, b. January 24, 1854 or 56, d April 16, 1928
I will be glad to pay the cost, please let me know and email address is, Living in Washington State.
I would be appricate it very much,
CJ Peart

Topic: Mosier & 20 other surnames -Bourbon Co
From: B Thomas
Date: Monday, February 17, 2003 06:44 PM

Researching & will share information on these surnames in Bourbon County:
Please email me direct:

Topic: Lulu Emily Gott Oldham
From: Flo Louise Carr
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 03:31 PM

I am looking for my grandmother's obituary and grave. She was Lulu Emily Gott, who preferred to be called Louise, and married to Benjamin Franklin Oldham. She died on April 3, 1904 in Fort Scott, Kansas and was reported in family records to be buried in the Evergreen Cemetery there. Her sister, Idelia Maria Gott, married to a Thrasher, lived in Fort Scott at the time. I should appreciate any information or leads.

Topic: Thompson / Living Family Members Search
From: Donna May Thompson
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2003 02:12 PM

Donna May Thompson, Mother searching for Natasha L. & Justin Levi Thompson Contact me at 1326 Dickerson Rd #5

From: Marilyn Haynes nickell
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 02:18 PM

Need lookup for the obits of ALFRED HAYNES d July 21 1890 and wife SARAH FRANCIS (HENDERSON) HAYNES d Apr 20 1936. Any family info on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!

Topic: Walker family informantion
From: terri walker
Date: Sunday, January 05, 2003 08:20 PM

I am researching my husbands family history. I am looking for any information on William F Walker born about 1877, Thomas E Walker born about 1875, James A born 1872, Charles E born about 1872, Noah W born about 1875 they were all born in Kansas. According to the 1880 US Census they were living in Bourbon Co in Drywood Kansas. There were also a Effy M born about 1879, Laura B born about 1867, and a Mary Walker born about 1879-1880 was 7 months old at the time of the census. There grandfather was a Manoah Walker born of Illinois and grandmother Rebecca L Walker. My email address is

Topic: John Watt
From: Andrew Watt
Date: Saturday, January 04, 2003 06:02 PM

John Watt, DOB 4 Oct 1901, Death Aug. 1983, Last residence Kansas City (Jackson Mo) Last benefit Fort Scott Bourbon, Ks. SS486-o7-8485 Any info concerning this John Watt would be appreciated, he might have been my father, last seen in Texas about 1927 Thanks Andy Watt


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