Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries July - December 2002

Allen, Burger, census?, Chapman, Coleman, Dutton, Ellis, Glunz, Green, Grubaugh, Hagan, Hardy, Harkness, Keplinger, McGinnis, Moyer, Myers, Newspapers?, Perkins, Reed, Sechler, Taylor, Tomkins, Tompkins, Tyler, Williams, Woods Cemetery?

Topic: Charles'Cy'Perkins
From: Jo McGinnis
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 10:01 PM

I'm looking for a picture of my g-grandfather Charles Perkins who lived in Fort. Scott. He was know as quite a ballplayer in his day and was on the first volunteer Fire Dept. He was related to Phillip Sheridan Perkins who owned a store, restaurant and was in local politics in the 20's or 30's. My grandmother was Charles daughter, Ruth and was sent to an orphanage so she had no contact with her Father.
Thank you for any help,
Jo McGinnis

Topic: Josephine Sechler & George Rumbaugh Myers
From: Judi Rill
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2003 12:33 PM

Searching for living descendants of Josephine Jarrett SECHLER (b. 5/27/1892 in KS, mostly likely in Redfield or Pawnee area, and d. 5/5/1959, Los Angeles, CA) and George Rumbaugh MYERS (b. 1/18/1893, probably Ft. Scott, and d. 6/5/1959, Los Angeles, CA). Josephine grew up in Ft. Scott.

The couple were married Oct. 1912 (probably in Ft. Scott) and had two children, Curt Rumbaugh Myers (b. 14 May 1914, MO; d. 31 May 1968, Los Angeles, CA) and George Jarrett MYERS (b. 21 Jul 1917,KS -- probably Ft. Scott; and d. 31 Aug 1980, San Francisco, CA). Have photos of Josephine as a child to share.

Topic: Christopher Tompkins/Tomkins Linn Co KS 1860
From: Arleta Galloway
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2003 09:15 AM

Christopher C. TOMPKINS with wife Julia came to Linn Co KS about 1859. Chris was 2nd Lieutenant Co G. KS Cavalry.
I am trying to find what happened to Julia. This family is in the 1870 Census for Walnut, Bourbon, KS. Did Julia die there?Chris and new family is Sedan, Chautauqua, KS in 1880.
Children found in census and C. Tompkins obit are
Arabelle, Curtis, Leslie, Wyatt, Omar and Melissa. Julia was Mrs Samuel Richards and had sons John and Samuel. Chris and Julia were married in Spencer Owen IN around 1850

Topic: Hutton Huston Tyler in Bourbon County 1860
From: sherry ford
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 07:05 PM

I need some help in Bourbon county. I subscribe to census online however what appears in the 1859 census is missing in the 1860 census. Bourbon County, Freedom Twship. There is no Freedom twship. Looking for Basil W Hutton, Joseph Hutton, James Huston, and David J.V. Tyler. Can anyone direct me to an actual complete 1860 census? Thank you.

Topic: Dutton, Harkness
From: Sherry Gilbert
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 02:24 PM

I am looking for information on Tice C. Dutton family. Mr Dutton died July 26, 1919 His wife Nellie Dutton died November 15,1945. They had 2 daughters. Elva Dutton Harkness and Tillie Dutton.Any information would be appreciated.

Topic: Newspapers in Ft. Scott
From: Judi Rill
Date: Friday, October 17, 2003 08:23 PM

Does anyone know the name of the newspaper in Ft. Scott during the period 1888 - 1895. If so, is the newspaper on microfiche and where can it be viewed?

From: Dave Goldy
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2003 10:41 PM


The Kansas State Historical Society has microfilms of almost every newspaper published in Kansas. These films are available for interlibrary loan. Search at this link.....

Good Luck

Dave Goldy
Overland Park, KS

Topic: moyer
From: ralph moyer
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 08:35 PM

Looking for Moyer connections near Xenia, Bourbon County Kansas

Topic: coleman relatives
From: Linda Green
Date: Monday, September 29, 2003 02:10 PM

relative John Coleman and Mary Coleman had a son William Carvasso Coleman or William Carvosso Coleman who married Susan Amanda Anschutz in Fort Scott around 1887. He was the youngest of brothers Charles, Lafayette, Frank, Harry, Fred,Earnest and Sarah. Does anyone have a Coleman relative from this group of ancestors?

Topic: The Keplinger Family
From: Bill Daniels
Date: Friday, September 12, 2003 11:54 AM

The Keplinger Connection

I'm searching for any information on James Welsey Keplinger. In 1843 he married Anna Alleshouse in Ohio.. Searching for her death records. He when married Elizabeth Worley 1863in Silver Lake Indiana. James Welsey moved to Ft. Scott Kansas some time after 1870's. James W. Keplinger died 1901.

I'm Also searching for any information about his son Abraham lincoln Keplinger born 1865. He married Ella Kate Bellows ? ( or Labraum) they had three children . What did A.L. Keplinger do as a living in Ft. Scott Kansas. A.L. Keplinger married a second time to Helen Cambell He died in 1936.

His son from the first marriage Cecil Chester Keplinger, is my grandfather, yet,, no one knows anything about this man. he was born 4-3-1892. He married Iva Pratt 2-22-1915. and there was a divorce. in 1916 or 1917.

Any information on the above people would be helpful.

thanks avbill

Topic: 1860 Bourbon county census
From: sherry ford
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2003 08:22 PM

I find my ancestors in the 1859 Bourbon County Agriculture census, Freedom township, but not in the 1860 census, on There is no longer a Freedom township, even. Can anyone clarify for me? Thanks

Topic: Need information on Leslie E. GLUNZ & family
From: Ron Grassi
Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 04:08 PM

I have information that Leslie E. Glunz was born in Ft. Scott, KS 3 Jul 1877. He married Edna Harmony15 Nov 1900. I was given information that he passed away 22 Sep 1961, but don't know where.

Leslie and Edna had a son John Thaddeus (Thad) but I have no birth date/place. Thad married Elizabeth L. Simion 19 Sep 1926, but I don't know where. Thad and Elizabeth divorced, but I don't have date/place. Thad passed away 6 Dec 1968.

If anyone has information that would fill in my dates/places, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

Thanks in advance!

Topic: Woods Cemetery, near Redfield, Bourbon County, KS
From: BJ Clouston
Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 01:34 PM

I am interested in finding out where the Woods Cemetery near Redfield, Bourbon County, Kansas, is located. Can anyone help me on this?

All help is truly appreciated!


Topic: The Green Family of Mapleton & Fort Scott Area
From: Grace Cubbage
Date: Saturday, September 06, 2003 12:21 AM

Am looking for any information regarding my ggrandparent's family in the Mapleton Fort Scott area. They moved there from Ohio in 1880.
George Green b: 1824 in Theddlethorp, England died 1893
Married to Celina Morton b: October 22, 1834 in
Cincinnati, Ohio D: October 11, 1903.
My Grandmother, Mattie Belle Green was born in Mapleton
1/7/1896 died California 1972. Her brother William Miles Green born 1874 farmed in the Mapleton area also.
Would appreciate any info or help.
Thank you,

Topic: Grubaugh Lineage Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Kentu
From: Stan Grubaugh
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2003 12:02 PM

Information sought on Charles M. Grubaugh
B 16 may 1869 D 17 Dec 1937 Buried Ft Scott, Ks Oak Grove cemetery
M Clara Bell McWilliams in Nixa Mo. October 1890
Divorced ??
M Angeline ?? Lived in Ft' Scott in 1930 census
4 Children by Clara bell
William F. Grubaugh
Harvey Grubaugh
Bessie Grubaugh
Margaret Grubaugh

Topic: Hardy
From: Bob Powell Jr
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003 10:49 PM

Looking for info on Grandma Constance M. Hardy...b. 09/12/1882 in Fort. Scott.....Bob

Topic: Marriage: George BURGER and Nancy ELLIS
From: Keith Winkelman
Date: Thursday, August 21, 2003 07:33 PM

Looking for record of the marriage of my gg grandparents. George BURGER (b1838 in TN) and Nancy C. ELLIS (b.1842 in AR). His obit states they were married on Sep 2, 1863 but doesn't say where. Family lore says they were married in Bourbon Co., KS. Anyone out ther that can help resolve this? Thanks in advance,
Keith Winkelman

Topic: Thomas & Hannah Matilda Chapman/Taylor
From: Dorene Stevenson
Date: Friday, August 15, 2003 08:12 AM

Looking for family or info on family of Hannah Chapman Taylor. The settled in KS around 1859. LDS has their children born in Leavenworth,Shawnee, KS. Has her buried in Fort Scott. They had children Ada Taylor McClure, Richard, Mary Lee, Edward Chapman, Charles Cyrus, and Edith Viola Taylor. Edith married John Fred Johnson in Arizona according to LDS. Ada had one son and they ended up in Detroit, MI. I haven't been able to track any of the children. In a letter that Ada wrote she says her sisters are in AZ but doesn't mention the brothers going there. Any help would be great.

Thanks a bunch,
Dorene Stevenson

Topic: Frederick Valentine Hagan; where buried?
From: Raymond Hagan
Date: Thursday, August 07, 2003 03:25 PM

Dear Bourbon County Friends,
Could one of you kind folks do a search for me of cemetery records of Bourbon County for a Frederick Valentine Hagan. He is a great Uncle on my father's side. He was born February 14, 1859 in Hardin County, Kentucky, and died, as the family story goes, in Fort Scott, Kansas. He had come to Kansas from California to live out his final days under the care of an aunt, Mary Vincent Hagan, who was a Nun at Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott. Fred Hagan appears in the 1930 US census in California. I do not know his date of death.
Thank you, all, for the help.
Raymond Donald Hagan

Topic: Allen
From: Debbie Allen
Date: Monday, July 14, 2003 08:44 AM

Looking for Francis Myers Allen born 6 Jan 1816 in Ohio. He married Charlotte Smith. Francis was listed in a directory in Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., Kansas 1885. He
lived in Hammond, Kansas. He was a residence, east side Crawford, 5 doors south of Montgomery. A.P. Allen was a clerk at F.M. Allen grocery, Crawford St. He boards, east side Crawford-5doors on South Montogomery. This is the last record I have found on Francis and Charlotte. I feel they moved some where else in Kansas or west to Colorado. I have not found them on the 1990 census. I feel they must have died by 1900 because Francis would have been about 84 years old and his wife would have been about 78.

Topic: James L. McGinnis and son Chas.A. McGinnis
From: Rita Boyd
Date: Friday, July 11, 2003 08:42 PM

See any info re James & his son Chas. McGinnis, 1864-1943 of Linn, Bourbon, and AllenCo. Charles was my grgrandfather. James had a farm or ranch in Linn Co., probably in Devon. Charles moved to Moran and then finally settled in Iola, Allen, Co.. Would like to communicate with any McGinnis or affiliated family members: Reeder, Potter, Brillharts, probably all from around Uniontown, Bronson, Moran, and Iola, KS areas. Charles m. Effie Sarah Reeder. Her parents: Geo. Washington Reeder and Frances Susan Potter. Their ch: Effie, Marion, Mary, Jessie, Fred, Reuben, Seth, Charles. Her mom was Kathryn/Catherine Brillhart. Glad to pay for any copying, postage, etc.. Sure hope some kin is out there! Rita Boyd, 3130 S. 200 E. #101, Salt Lake City, UT 84115 1-801-486-6788 PS: Just grateful for ANY info, no matter HOW meager. THANKS!!!!!

Topic: James T Reed & Chloie Mae Williams
From: Jack Reed
Date: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 12:11 PM

I'm looking for info on James Thomas Reed born March 05, 1907 in Englevale, Kansas. He married Chloie Mae Reed February 20, 1929 in Fort Scott. She was born December 02, 1911 but I don't know where.
His family was said to of migrated from Tennessee. They settled in Englevale and worked in the coal mines. Her family was said to of migrated from Oklahoma.

Any information would be humbly welcomed. or



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