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Queries up to April 1998

Sat, 10 Jan 1998 21:12:34
S1pat0rat S1pat0rat@aol.com
Am searching for information on John B. KENNEDY and Laura BUCKEY, daughter of John BUCKEY. I have no birth or marriage dates.

Mon, 12 Jan 1998 16:26:54
Neal Claussen claussen@bradley.bradley.edu
I have a rather extensive information about Charles Lucas and his wife Sarah Watkins Lucas. Charles was born 1822 (TN) and died in Crawford County 1901. Sarah was born 1829 (KY) and died in Crawford County 1899. I have information on their descendants and their parents. I would be happy to share that information and to receive any biographical information others have about this family. One of their sons, John, was born in Crawford County, then came to Menard County, IL, and then came to Bourbon County until his death in 1953. Does anyone know anything about "Pitkin"? Is it a township in Crawford County? Thanks.

Sun, 18 Jan 1998 11:17:09 EST
Glatha Smith SSmith0940@aol.com
Looking for obituary of Elijah Cox killed in a saloon brawl in Pittsburgh KS, circa 1889-1892. He was son of Mary Cox (Mrs. Dan Holtslaw of Aurora, MO.) Thanks for your help.
Glatha Smith
2723 Hillbrooke Pkwy
Owensboro, KY 42303

Mon, 19 Jan 1998 09:44:19
Randy Vernon (no current email address)
Need info on families of Davis Vernon & Rinaldo Vernon. Both in Crawford county per 1900 Census. Births Deaths Marriages. Both were coal miners, could have been in Mine accident??
Randy Vernon
120 Gardner Ct
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160

Mon, 19 Jan 1998 21:13:03
Jo Davis newby@bellsouth.net
Seeking relatives of Ora Belle COMSTOCK of Pittsburg Kas who died may 1,1907. She is daughter of Dennis SPRINGER and Julia Ann WHITE. Julia ann WHITE was daughter of Martha Jane WEATHERFORD and Joseph WHITE. Ora had brothers J W, C D, E. C. J. R. sistersMrs Rosalie Tracy, Mabel Hemenway, Matie Lewis and Anna Thomas. I am direct decendent of Joseph WHITE and his first wife Natacha. Would appreciate any help have been looking for many many years. Thanks in advance. Jo Davis 2434 trace ave orlando fla 32809

Tue, 20 Jan 1998 09:27:46
Leon G. Lookingbill leonlook@greene.xtn.net
QUERY: CRAWFORD CO. LOOKINGBILL. Can you please help me locate my grandmother Lucy (Pickett) LOOKINGBILL b 16 Mar 1871, m George W LOOKINGBILL 4 Dec 1891. They had four living children per 1905 state census, City of Girard, Crawford Co. 1910 Crawford Co. census did not include Lucy, only husband and children. I do not know what happened to Lucy. Did she leave George, moved out or died. Can you please help me to find Lucy, my grandmother. Thank you will respond. Leon G Lookingbill, 295 Brian Circle, Afton, TN 37616-4623-02 or email leonlook@greene.xtn.net

Sun, 25 Jan 1998 15:56:51
Thomas C. Brewer tcbrewer@worldnet.att.net
Am trying to find out what happened to Eugenia Catherine (Dray) who was born April 17, 1870 in Centralia, IL. Her parents were Henry S. Dray and Lucy Ellen (Gilbert) Dennon Dray. She went to Crawford Co., Kansas probably with her sister, Samantha Jane (Dray) who married John K. Bevins in Crawford Co. Eugenia married Enoch Hyatt on April 19, 1887 in Girard. This marriage only lasted about a month as she left him about May 26, 1887. They were divorced on July 22, 1891. Did she remarry? Eugenia died sometime between July 22, 1891 and April 15, 1915 as she is listed as deceased on her father's Civil War Pension Application. Is she buried in Crawford County, as her sister is buried in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg. Please help. Thank you. Tom Brewer

Thu, 29 Jan 1998 00:18:00
Chlacey Chlacey@aol.com
Married in Hancock Co, OH in 1848, Isaac MILLER b.1818 PA has dissappeared. His wife Mary COULTER MILLER is found in 1870 in Girard City, Crawford Co with 2 of her 4 (at least) children. Says she is an washerwomen. She was born in Ire. In the KS State 1875 census she is still listed in Girard, Crawford Co. as a farmer and with her are 3 of her children including Henry b. TX. ca 1861. No Isaac. By 1880 they all are in OR except Isaac. The KS Census' of those dates were very difficult to read at my sources. Are all of the copies of the US 1870 KS Census and the KS State Census of 1875 poorly filmed and VERY difficult to read? If not I will try again to view copies. Could you please let me know? Thank you for your time.

Sun, 01 Feb 1998 18:20:05
Lou Vining BLVining@worldnet.att.net
I am searching for information concerning my Grandparents & G.grandparents Here is a brief history. My grandfather Charles Benjamin Vining was born to the parents of Thomas Charles Vining and Mary Ann Mourning Vining in Tenn. Oct. 23 1858 they latter moved to Girard Kansas his parents died he and hia brothers were fostered out to a family named Bozarks(not sure of spelling). Daisy Agusta McCoy was born on March 31 1869 in Tenn. to the Parents of James McCoy I believe of Ky. not sure about that and her mother whose name was Evelyn Precise McCoy moved to Girard Ks. They died when she was 6yrs old she was then adopted by a Dr. Singer I've been told his first name was Della some say Delno some say Deta. My grand Parents were married Aug.26 1884 in Girard Ks. they later moved Paola Ks. Any information at all would be appreciated most of our records are lost. Thank You

Mon, 2 Feb 1998 06:42:50
Brian Avery Democat@webtv.net
I am looking for information on the following names: Joseph Henry Avery, and more importantly his father William Avery. Know Joe was in Crawford County in 1896 , because my great grandfather, William A. Avery was born there. I believe Joe might have been also on March 8, 1876. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide- Brian Avery

Mon, 9 Feb 1998 18:43:12
Marilyn Parkinson Code72@aol.com
I am looking for information of any sort for the name Clovis. My grandfather Clyde Edmond Clovis was born in Mulberry, Crawford County, Kansas on March 12, 1887. His parents were Spencer M. Clovis and Eldora Marquis. They were not born in kansas but any information about them or any other clovis' will be appreciated. Thank you.

Wed, 11 Feb 1998 20:18:46
David McMahon dmctx@gte.net
Looking for McMahon's that have lived in Crawford Co. My great Grandfather, Lewis McMahon was born on one side of the border or the other about 1865. My Grandfather, Samuel Henry McMahon, and two of his cousins, Charles and Lewis McMahon also floated back and forth between MO, OK, AR, and KS.

Thu, 12 Feb 1998 16:15:05
Looking for descendants of James (b. 1859) and Clara CLARK (b. 1862). They lived in Crawford Co. during the late 1800's to early 1900's. They had one daughter, Luella, b. 1886. She married Ross HIBBARD (b. 1890). Ross and Luella had two children, Gracia and Ross.

Tue, 17 Feb 1998 22:32:18
Pam Adams padamsl@cell2000.net
I am researching my MCCAIN genealogy, which has also been spelled as MCCANN. Wondered if any of the following information below is familiar to anyone.

Robert McCain (b 17 Nov 1824 in Kentucky/d 4 Dec 1888 Kansas?) married Rebecca Ann Elizabeth Waldon (b 5 Oct 1833 in Tennessee/d 3 Sep 1895 Kansas?)

Their children included:
John Allen McCain (b 28 Oct 1851 Kentucky/d 14 Mar 1860 Missouri?),
James Ephriam McCain (b 24 Feb 1853 Kentucky/ d 24 Jul 1895)
Martha Francis McCain (b 1 Dec 1854 Kentucky)
Thomas Jefferson McCain (b 3 Feb 1857 Kentucky)
William Joseph McCain (b 19 Mar 1859 Missouri/d 6 Jan 1907)
Mary Jane McCain (b 12 Jan 1861 Arkansas)
Franklin Sergle McCain (b 17 Jan 1863 Kansas)
Nancy McCain (b 1866 Kansas)
Sarah Ellen McCain (b 26 Mar 1871)
Daniel Boone McCain (b 1 Feb 1873 Franklin, Crawford, Kansas/d 26 Oct 1959 Nevada)
Samuel Brady McCain (b 1 Feb 1873 Franklin, Crawford, Kansas)

Any help hints or guidance will be greatly appreciated.

Thu, 19 Feb 1998 20:47:23
Customer sjallen@micron.net
I am looking for information regarding Flora Allen Wilson, who was born in Montana in 1869. She and her family moved to Crawford County in about 1882-84. Her parents were Eli Allen, born 1839 in New York and Julia Poole Allen, born in 1843 in Delaware County, Ohio. Her siblings were Howard Elwyn Allen, born in 1866 in Montana, Orville, born in 1868, Alice, born in 1869, and Arthur, born in 1877, all born in Montana. The Allens lived in Crawford County until about 1900, when the parents and the three older children moved west with their families, eventually settling in Idaho. Howard married Emma Wolfe of Crawford County and they had 3 children of Crawford County before moving. Orville married Ella Ross of Crawford County. Alice married Wallace Baker before they moved to Idaho. Flora must have been married to ? Wilson before her family left. Arthur Allen also did not go west with the Allen group. Family stories say that Flora and Arthur both ended up in Missouri. Flora had 3 children, we believe: Stanley Wilson, Winnie Wilson, and Arthur Wilson. If she were married in 1885-1895, perhaps the Wilsons lived in Crawford County for a period of years, or maybe forever. Nobody remembers Arthur ever marrying. I would like to find records of Flora and Arthur. Here in Idaho we have the information on everybody who moved west. I'd appreciate any help and would even be willing to look up Idaho information, in gratitude.

Sara Allen
Nampa, Idaho

Thu, 19 Feb 1998 17:42:17
Jenny Ellison CAR2NQUEEN@aol.com
Is there a listing of the folks buried in Cherokee Cemetery? Have family buried there. Would be glad to exchange info on Hoffman/Jamison/Norris families with someone also.

Thu, 26 Feb 1998 19:09:42
Joan Acridge pookie@horizon.hit.net
I am looking for GUY and ETTA JONES who lived at Frontenac and Girard or in that area. They had a daughter DARLENE (?) who died young and also a son named BILLY JACK who also died. They had a daughter LEITHA (?) who married a LAIRD I believe. Guy is a relative of my grandfather, CHARLES JONES who was the son of CURTIS JONES and the grandson of CADWALLER and HARRIET JONES.

Fri, 6 Mar 1998 15:36:07
Patrick M. Casey user62859@aol.com
FREAR, FRIAR / HACKLER / NAUMAN / JOHNSTON / HORSLEY: My great grandmother, Elsie May FREAR was born 10/4/1895 in Walnut, Crawford County, KS: daughter of Fred Nauman FREAR and Nora Lee HACKLER. Her grandparents, Andrew Bucannan FRIAR and Elizabeth NAUMAN Friar, settled in the Walnut area in about 1869 or '70, having come from Oak Ridge, New York. Elsie's sister, Emma Geneiva Frear JOHNSTON (b. 10/28/1898) lived her entire life in Walnut.

The FREAR's lived on a farm that bordered on the HORSLEY farm, and the family's shared this cemetery. I visited it once many years ago and discovered Andrew Bucannan FRIAR's stone among the trees and brambles. My great grandmother had told me that the Horsley family ran the stage stop at Walnut, and that they (someone in the family) murdered travellers and buried their bodies in the HORSLEY/FRIAR Cemetery. I would like to know if this story is based in fact or if it was just a little girl's over-active imagination. So please, if you know anything about the Horsley's or have any connection or interest in my family lines, please contact me.

Patrick M. Casey
5532 N. 10th St. #103
Fresno, CA 93710

Mon, 09 Mar 1998 21:45:12
Shirley Lillie shrlily@netins.net
I would like to contact anyone sho is researching the family of Hosea F. RYAN and Myrtle May ATEN. They had sons named Alden Berthold and Frances Theodore. They lived in Girard. I have info to trade if anyone is interested.

Tue, 10 Mar 1998 18:21:54
Judy McMichael GMcmichael@worldnet.att.net
MOONEY-GOSS I need information concerning Lawrence Mooney born 1880 Osage Co, KS. He married Lula May Goss and they lived in Fox Town, Crawford Co, KS in 1908 when their daughter Gladys was born. Lula died in 1910.

Wed, 11 Mar 1998 17:24:32
Dovie Kaupke dkaupke@enid.com
Would like to have information on Alonzo WOODBURY. He died in AR, but was buried in Hiattsville, KS. Would like to know cemetery. Also he married Elizabeth EARHART in IN but she died 1910 in Crawford Co., KS. Would like to have more info on John Hull (Hall) WOODBURY. Theodore Fremont WOODBURY lived in Crawford Co. also and several children died while living there. Have no idea where they are buried. Died 1888.

Tue, 17 Mar 1998 17:10:34
Ben & Sue Greer greer@tnaccess.com
I am looking for information on my fathers side. name of ( CECIL HARWOOD ) place of birth Cherokee-- Crawford Co. Kansas about 1903 He was adopted in Joplin Mo. at about the age of two.
Mr and Mrs Ben Greer.
10 Dockside Drive Fairfield
Glade Tn. 38558

Sun, 22 Mar 1998 15:36:33
Onmybut mailto:Onmybut@aol.com
Clarence Hiett - Crawford County- Looking for any information on Clarence Hiett that died sometime after 1954 possibly in Crawford County. Clarence was raised by a family that was no relation to him after the death of his family from small-pox. We think he may have moved to Girard from Bellnap IL but we are not sure. Any information would be appreciated. The last known contact from Clarence is a letter post-marked from Girard in 1954. Please e-mail any info to onmybut@aol.com Thanks

Tue, 24 Mar 1998 12:28:51
Linda Sherard Austinproline@MSN.com
I am looking for any information on The Besse family from Pittsburg, Kansas. My great Aunt was Lavonne Besse and is buried in a cemetery in Pittsburg (I don;t know which one). I assume that my great grandfather is also burried in Pittsburg. The last time I was in Pittsburg was about 1978 and The Big Hotel in the middle of town had a big sign on top that said Besse Hotel. Our family also owned a fox theatre downtown. My grandfather and father's name is Alden Mac Besse.this is all of the information that I have. I hope you can help me. Thanks, Linda Besse Sherard

Fri, 27 Mar 1998 21:27:41
James A. Verett jverett@redshift.com
Would like to share information with anyone interested in the FENOGLIO, VERETTO, GADDO, REANO, PERONA, BUFFO, BERTA and other northern Italians from the Turino province of the Piedmonte region. Many came to the Will and Grundy Co IL coalfields in the late 1870s and early 1880s. When the mines closed, many came to work in the coalfields of Osage Co KS and lived there in the 1890s and early 1900s. Many then moved to the mines of Pittsburg and Coal Co OK. My ancestors then moved to Montague Co TX and became farmers. These families intermarried and traveled together from place to place. I have a database on each surname and am trying to link the name together by kinship.
Jay Verett
6 Wyndemere Vale
Monterey, CA 93940-581

Sat, 28 Mar 1998 11:49:15
JAnder8225 JAnder8225@aol.com
I am looking for Jonathan and Rosealine's Parents, Jonathan and Rosealine was born abt 1830, Ind, Jonathan died Warrentown, Kan 1903, buried, Mount Olive Cemetery. Rosealine need death date,Parents

Sat, 28 Mar 1998 15:41:25
John & Yvonne Quigley jquigley@bigfoot.com
Looking for Mary TATE she was a resident of Mulberry in Crawford CO in late 1800's into mid 1900's. She married George Forrest CARPENTER and after he died she became Mary TATE CARPENTER ROSE. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Tue, 31 Mar 1998 05:39:36
Patricia Hannon celticone@toledotel.com
Am looking for info on WEBB. Andrew WEBB and family lived in Sheridan Twp., Crawford Co., KS in 1870. His wife, Priscilla is not listed in the census with them. Did she die here? Is she listed in any cemetery records? Priscilla (MASON) WEBB was born ca. 1822.

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