Cherokee County Kansas Queries


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Queries Jan. 1997

Aiken, Alderson, Anderson, Clary Craig, Dormans, Eidson, Ellis, Ferguson, Fraz??, Frost, Harrison, Hull, Miller, Mitchell, O'Neal, Quillan, Rhea, Ristau Strong, Thornburgh, Turner, Wiley, Wright

ELLIS, HARRISON Kay Caldwell Wed Jan 29 12:46:21 1997
I am looking for any information on Myrtle Olive ELLIS, b. 1881, Indiana, (aka Olive M. ELLIS). She is the wife of Herman A. ELLIS (aka A. H. ELLIS). In the 1900 census for Cherokee Co.,Shawnee Township, they are listed as 18 yr. old newlyweds, A. H. ELLIS and wife Olive M. She states that she and both parents are from Indiana. In the 1910 census, Jasper Co., they are listed as Herman A. and Myrtle O. ELLIS, and she states her father is from Indiana and her mother from Ohio. Family stories indicate her parents may have been Indians. I would appreciate any information on her maiden name, marriage records, etc. If any Cherokee Co. researcher runs across a child named Myrtle O. or Olive M., born 1881, under ANY surname, please let me know. Herman is believed to be the son of Elbert A. ELLIS,( b.1840 TN), and Tennessee HARRISON (b.1860 TN).

AIKEN, WRIGHT Glenn Davis Thu Jan 30 15:39:09 1997
AIKEN & WRIGHT, Baxter Springs, Cherokee County, KS. Seeking information on Rose AIKEN and Thomas WRIGHT. Rose AIKEN taught school in Baxter Springs sometime in the decade 1875-1885. She married Thomas WRIGHT, a cowboy who drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail from Texas to Kansas. They had a daughter born in Baxter Springs in about 1883, Ethel Eliza WRIGHT. Rose and Thomas were both originally from Ohio. And they moved around quite a bit through their lives, so I am having trouble getting a handle on them. All clues helpful. Thanks. Glenn Davis

FROST, MITCHELL Donna Meade Nelson Thu Jan 23 06:11:29 1997
Am looking for information on Nathaniel MITCHELL and wife Sarah A. FROST. Nathaniel was born Ohio, Sarah born N.Y. Children were William born Indiana, Albert born Indiana, Elizabeth born Indiana, Robert born Wilson, Kansas, and Maude born Newark, Wilson, Kansas. Sarah died Mineral, Cherokee, Kansas.

ANDERSON, FERGUSON Rick Anderson Wed Jan 22 20:53:03 1997
Cherokee County. FERGUSON, Ella, died in Carroll County, AR in 1892, as Ella ANDERSON, wife of Pete Anderson. Would like to find and correspond with FERGUSON relatives whom are said to have moved to Pittsburgh, KS, area. Would like to hear from anyone with any information on any of the following persons or their descendants: William Ralph FERGUSON, Ralph Leroy FERGUSON, Minnie FERGUSON, Omer FERGUSON, Joshua FERGUSON, Druzella (Elmore) FERGUSON? Descendants are said to be living in Pittsburgh area today-- would like info as Ella was my greatgrandmother

STRONG Greg Kissel Wed Jan 22 10:54:22 1997
My paternal grandmother, Rose STRONG, was born in Cain City, Cherokee County, Kansas in the 1880's (1885?). I have not been able to locate Cain City other than mention of if being made in a taped interview a student did in the early 1990's. Joe LeGore's grandmother said she passed through it on her way to Columbus.

CRAIG Darlene Platt Sun, 19 Jan 1997 15:36:43 -0600
Looking for information on my ggrandfather John W. CRAIG. I think he died @ 1881-1882. His will was being probated in March of 1882 and he was on the 1880 county census. He had the measles at the 1880 census. I am trying to find his death date. He had a daughter that lived in Columbus named Allie Fuller and his wife Sarah Ann died at Allie's home in 1906. I am also interested in any information on John and Sarahs children.
Darlene Platt
P.O. Box 612
Ponca City, Oklahoma 74602

CLARY Johnny Powell Sat Jan 18 12:23:22 1997
I am looking for any information on the CLARYs. They were early settlers of Kansas. They settled in Wyandotte and Cherokee counties.

FRAZ??, QUILLAN, RISTAU, WILEY Kristina Krause Sat Jan 18 15:43:00 1997
Need help in locating any information on the Aaron WILEY family. Per information gleaned from the 1910 and 1920 Federal Census for Cherokee County, KS (Cherokee twp.), Aaron Wiley was born in approximately 1855 in KY. He was married in abt 1881 to Lucinda (maiden name unknown). In those censuses, they have two children living with them...Floyd who was born in MO in approx. 1888 and Shelby who was born in MO in approx. 1892. Aaron had at least two siblings who also resided in Cherokee Co. during that time period: 1) Emma WILEY who was married to Wilhelm Fredrick RISTAU and Mary WILEY who was married to ? (due to poor handwriting on a family document I cannot make out the surname, but it looks like FRAZIL, FRAZEE, or perhaps even FRAZIER). Other known siblings of Aaron include: John WILEY of Pittsburg, Susan WILEY QUILLAN of Lincoln and Craig Cos. OK, Tom WILEY (location unknown), and Ennis WILEY of CA. Thank you in advance for any assistance provided.

HULL John Bornholdt Thu Jan 16 08:24:59 1997
John HULL, born 1831 Leigh, Dorsetshire, England married Eliza ? children: Mary, William, Eliza, Myron. John and/or Eliza owned several plots of land Cherokee Co. 1868 - 1898 but do not appear in 1900 census. Anyone have any information about them?

MILLER, THORNBURG/THORNBURGH Willie Wed Jan 15 08:21:56 1997
Thornburg or Thornburgh, Miller Looking for information Alexander Scott THORNBURG or THORNBURGH who married Ruth MILLER in IN. They moved to Cherokee Co., KS in the 1870's and lived many year there. They are buried in Cherokee, KS. Want to contact descendants and share info.


oneal@galstar.comMIKE O'NEAL Sun Jan 12 20:56:36 1997
I'm looking for any O'NEAL who may have lived in Cherokee County, in or around Sherwin Junction, Hallowell, or Columbus. Any information would be appreciated. Thank You,

ALDERSON, EIDSON, RHEA Patricia L. Hall Mon Jan 6 07:00:26 1997
Looking for information on John Lawrence RHEA living near Columbus, Cherokee, Ks. 1870 to 1876. First wife and three children died there. Remarried to Margaret Anna Clarissa EIDSON, 1874, daughter Addie Evangeline EIDSON b. 1876. He probably was a farmer. and a Baptist. Brother James Harvey RHEA m. Mary Jane AALDERSON, in 1874 also, and after the loss of two children, started for Iowa. Came upon Miami Co. Ks. and liked it so well he stayed. John Lawrence RHEA followed him in 1878. Does anyone know of this family in the Cherokee County area. contact me at or Patricia L. Hall, 1212 East Loula, Olathe, Kansas 66061. I have most of the genealogy on this family except the Cherokee Co. area.

TURNER Robin Turner Sat Jan 4 11:53:09 1997
TURNER, Charles Clarence Birthplace: Baxter Springs, CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kansas Date of Birth: 18 Jul 1919 Possibly deceased and if so would appreciate any information regarding death as well as information on parents, grandparents, etc. Any assistance greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

DORMANS Don Dorman Wed, 01 Jan 97 20:56:19 -0800
The surnames that i`am researching are the DORMANS they where in West minerial Scammon ,Girard and Arma .plus they are buried at hosie hill in Weir i have a lot of information on them and Dormans. My e-mail address is and my mailing address is as follows
Don Dorman
Rt4 Box 16000
Mercedes Texas 78570


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