Marshall County Queries

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Alexander Christopher BOATWRIGHT married Mary Etta Jane BEAMON on 7 September, 1881 in Marysville, Marshall County, KS. Their children were: Julia Mae, Mamie Emma, James William, Mary Elizabeth, Alonzo Christopher, Charles Alexander, Vinnia Pearl, Anna Lorena, Inice Velma, Franklin M., Fredie Oscar, and Irwin T. BOATWRIGHT. I am seeking to coorespond with anyone researching BOATWRIGHT or BEAMON in Marshall County or Cloud County, KS.

Mary Spurgeon


Out in rural Marshall County, KS between Blue Rapids and the former site of Irving, there is a (cemetery style) marker which reads "ORIGINAL DUGOUT HOME of William FINCHAM Sr. and wife Mary COBB, 1876. He was born in Athebourgh, England and she in England. Parents of 12 children, Bessie, Sarah, James, William, Jr., Isaac, Tom, Maggie, Gertie, Stephen, Richard, Alice, Kate. I'm not a relative, but am quite curious about this family's story. The marker lies in a corner of a pasture next to what my family has always called "Indian Hill". Any information about this family is welcome!



Seeking any info on William S. BLACKBURN, resident of Vermillion during 1860's. He was originally from Ohio. I believe him to be my ggg grandfather. ANY help much appreciated.

Sue Waterman


Looking for info concerning Lucinda Jane BUSHONG, b. 20 Feb 1848, Columbiana Co., OH., d. 24 Jun 1928 maybe somewhere in NE, m. 15 Nov 1876 in Mercer Co., MO., to James D. LARRIMORE. They lived for a time in Marshall Co., KS. Looking for Lucinda's place of death and obit.

Johnita P. Malone


Seek contact with descendants of John Newton and Mary Jane (LOUNT) WELSH. John Newton WELSH was born 24 Sep 1826 in Wayne County, Michigan and died in Summerfield, Marshall, Kansas on 10 Nov 1902. Mary Jane (Lount) WELSH was born Dec 1838 in Michigan and died June 1923 in Summerfield and are buried there. John N and Mary Jane owned and operated the Summerfield Hotel. Their children: Arizona (1866-1950) married John H KEITH; Frankie (1869-1911) married Arthur Lee BURNS; Ella (1871-1894) never married; Harvey (1873-1947) married May DEIGH; Ada (1876-?) married True JORDAN; Susan Jane (1878-1943) married Orville HUDGENS; Henry R (1881-1959) married Lillie ?; and Lount R (1884-?) married Emma SANDELL.

Scott A. Lee


PORTER, BAKER, and WARD are the families I am looking for. About 1860 Hiram BAKER and his wife Mary came to Marshall County. With them was their married daughter Martha Ann and her husband A. O. PORTER and their baby girl Helen Mary. Also with them was their son Thomas BAKER, and a second married daughter Mary Anna with her husband Silas WARD. All three families took up homesteads in Blue Rapids Township, which were subsequently sold for back taxes. Hiram BAKER died in 1863, Thomas BAKER became a KS senator. The PORTER and WARD families left to go farther west. I need ANY info on these families, when they left, where they went, etc.

Beverly Wood


WHALEY-JOHNSON-SUTLEY I am looking for information on Mabel Alfretta WHALEY 1882 Brown CO. Ks d: 1928 Marshall Co.Ks Marr: James Asbury JOHNSON 1870 (?) d: 1928 Marshall Co. ks Mabel Alfretta WHALEY d/o Samuel Clark WHALEY b: Pa. & amp; Melvina Jane SUTLEY b: Pa. Any information would be appreciated!!!

Joy Goade Zowie


I am looking for Eli or Elias SMITH in Marshall Co., Kan. He was born in 1807 in Ohio or perhaps Pa. He married Julia Ann TUTTLE in Marshall Co., Indiana in Jan. 1853. She was his 2nd wife. They were in Marshall Co., Kan. in 1870. They had 4 children. Thank you.

Suzette Thompson


WHALEY, SUTLEY--I am searching for Samuel Clark WHALEY b: 1858 Linesville, Crawford, Pa d: 1939 Woodston, Rooks, Ks Marr: Melvina Jane SUTLEY b: 1861 Linesville, Crawford, Pa d: 1949 Woodston, Rooks, Ks. They had 8 children, of which some were born & buried in Osborne, Brown & Marshall counties. Would appreciate any information, no matter now small!!!!!

Joy Goade Zowie


ALLEN / EVERTON / JUDD Would enjoy sharing information on any of these families. Am desperately seeking the ALLENs who migrated from Tenn to Indiana to Kansas in the 1800s to early 1900s. Believe they were in Marshall County at one time. Can you help?

Marilyn Judd


Migrated from Indiana to Kansas. Will be most happy to share information. Spent some time in Marshall County.

Marilyn Judd


My great-grandmother was born in Marysville (Marshall County) KS in 1873. Her name was Lela M. Rariden (Rearden). I can't find anymore on her father, Seneca RARIDEN. Seneca and his wife had five children, all born in KS; Loren, Allice, Clara, Lela and Effie. Any information you may have about Seneca, his wife, Mary Jane or any of the children would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you, Lisa (

Lisa Grove


Looking for birth certificate for Lulu Louise GLEISBERG born 26 April 1904, Home, Marshall County, Ks Died 16 Jan 1978 Osage Co., Lyndon, KS. Her mother's name was Margaret COULTER, Died April 12, 1932, Quenemo, Osage Co., Ks. Christian GLEISBERG/BURG, Neb, 3 Nov 1880, died 28 July 1956 Osage City, Osage Co. Ks. Any information helpful. I tried to get Lulu's birth certificate from state. They didn't have any records. I understood they were married in Home, KS.

Virginia Astorian


Looking for info about Fred Walton out of Haddam, Kansas, 1920's. Known to have four/five children: Judd, Frank, Lola, and Ola. Ola Walton is known to have married Orlando (Ori) Black and migrated to Lavern Okla. Any information on the Waltons or Blacks would be appreciated.

R. O. Black


Jacob MOHRBACHER & wife Elizabeth LATTERNER came to US in 1845>WI>Elm Twp., Marshall Co. KS. 8 sons, 5 daughters. Son, Christian Mohrbacher mar. Martha TANNER in 1864 in Marshall Co. She died in 1871. 5 ch. Christian mar. 2nd wife, Caroline Koch in 1873 and had 4 more ch. Christian and Martha MOHRACHER'S son, Alexander mar Louise REINHARDT. Their daughter, Francis S. MOHRBACHER married Benjamin LINK. Benjamin's parents were John LINK (who moved to KS approx. 1878 from IL<Germany. He married Katherine Leupold in 1874 in IL. They had 10 ch. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.

Penney Massey


WAXLER-EWING-SHIRKEY-of Marshall County Kansas. Any info on these families would be appreciated.

Gayla Hogan


I am searching for my grandmother, Esther Adella WINNE, and her parents. According to my grandmother's obit., she was born in Blue Rapids, Marshall County, KS in April of 1908. Her death certificate says that her parents are William Sherman Winne and Mary Elizabeth PALMER. I haven't been able to find any information about Esther or her parents. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. Many Thanks!

Stacy S. Clark-King


Looking for information on Samuel Curl THOMAS b 6/6/1837 in Noble Co., IN d 9/5/1896 in Blue Rapids, Marshall Co., KS (parents Abel Thomas, Ruth CURL) m 1/7/1866 in Irving, Marshall Co., KS toSarah Elizabeth SHORT b 12/19/1842 in Pulaski, IN d 12/21/1920 in Blue Rapids, Marshall Co., KS (parents Daniel Short, Cathriana STEPHENS)

Cathy Scherler


Searching for the ancestory of James H. CYPHERS b.-1852 and died 1929, buried at Ununda Cemetery, Hiawatha,KS. And his wife Belle R. (CARRIER) or (RANDOLPH)?? born 1858 and died 1932, also buried at Ununda Cemetery. They lived near Fairview in Brown County, near Circleville, in Jackson County and also Marysville and Summerfield in Marshall County for a while. Their daughter Mattie Estelle Cyphers married to Herman D. GLEISBERG at Marysville, KS in 1902. Would like to find decendents of James' siblings and exchange info. Would also like to find obits for James and Belle. Thanks!

Charlene Kolterman


I am looking for information on the following families: John DAWKINS d 9/6/1922 in Irving, Marshall Co., KS m Rachal Dawkins d 10/5/1929 in Irving, Marshall Co., KS. Daniel SHORT d 4/3/1878 in Blue Rapids, Marshall Co., KS m Cathriana STEPHENS d 5/25/1877 in Blue Rapids, Marshall Co., KS. Samuel Curl THOMAS d 9/5/1896 in Blue Rapids, Marshall Co., KS m 1/7/1866 in Irving, Marshall Co., KS to Sarah Elizabeth SHORT d 12/21/1920 in Blue Rapids, Marshall Co., KS


I am looking for any information on George SIMPSON, b. 1871 in Home, KS. Especially any information on parents William Simpson and Sarah NEIGHBORS Simpson. Any information helpful. George married Martha Elizabeth SPRATT and settled in Ft. Scott, where they had two children.

Angella Anderson


Looking for: Guy and Rowena (RICKARD) SABIN, Blue Rapids, KS (Marshall County) (?)Both born and raised(?) Blue Rapids (approx. 1890s.) May have lived sometime in Clay Center or Marysville Marriage date approx. 1910-15. Guy Sabin worked as a plumber. Rowena Rickard had a brother (Bob) sisters (Mary and Margaret). Children: John born 1914-16(?), Jim, Bob, and Beuhlah (married to Harry Moore of Blue Rapids). **Note: Their house had to be moved due to the dam project-up the hill out of the way of the water (Beuhlah and Harry Moore's house also was moved). Both house were placed next to each other. There was a cemetary next to the houses.



Searching for information on Herman GLEISBERG who died at or near Axtell, Kansas in 1904. He is also buried somewhere near there. Would like to find out the name of the cemetery he is buried in. Are there indexes to the cemeteries in this county?? Are there indexes to the obituaries in Marshall County?? Any info will be greatly appreciated. Will be glad exchange info on Gleisberg lines with others. Thanks!

Charlene Kolterman


I am looking for any information on a Robert Lewis MCALLISTER. He was born 1872 in MO (probably St. Joseph). He was a physician in Marysville, Marshall Co., KS. I think he must have gone to Marysville because of the railroad (direct from St. Joseph). I'm assuming he was in Marysville by 1892. I am desperate for help. Thank you

Sylvia McAllister


My grandmother's name is Rosa BRACELIN, b. 9-16-1869, in St. Francis, Kansas, d. 15 May, 1925, in Yuma, CO. When she was two, she moved with her family to Marshall County. I got this information from her obituary. I do not know her parents' names. Her brothers are: James BRACELIN, b. 04 October, 1877, in St. Francis, Kansas, d. 31 March, 1946, St. Francis, Kansas. John BRACELIN of Goodland, Kansas, William BRACELIN of Portland, Oregon. Rosa BRACELIN married George A. GEARHART IN 1891. They had seven children: Charles GEARHART, George GEARHART, James GEARHART, Grace GEARHART, Irene GEARHART, Rosie Pearl GEARHART (my mother), Elsie GEARHART. They moved to Colorado in 1914 to a homestead in Washington, County, near Cope, Colorado. In 1921 the family moved to a farm north of Yuma. Also, any information on the GEARHARTS would be appreciated, as I have nothing on them, either. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I will exchange any information gladly that would relate to this family.

Elaine Halleck


Seeking information re third great Grandmother Ellen (Eleanor) Muchmore who married Kaniah Hewitt in Marshall County on August 28, 1866 -- when she was age 63. Who was Kaniah Hewitt? Did Ellen die in Marshall County? Is she buried there? Is her son Oliver P. Muchmore buried in Marshall County?

Lynn Muchmore


SABIN - Marshall Co, KS. Looking for info on Guy E. Sabin (Rowena I. Rickard), Ira E. Sabin (Margaret E. Dedrick), Willard H. Sabin (Caroline Lovett), Ezra Sabin (Elizabeth "Betsey" Howe) - my grandparents, gr grandparents, gr gr grandparents, & gr gr gr grandparents. Links to NY then IL then Irving and Blue Rapids, Marshall Co. Especially interested in who Ezra's parents were and info on the spouses Rickard, Dedrick, Lovett, and Howe. Thanks!



I am seeking a marriage date for Mary Elizabeth HARRISON born 16 Aug 1922 in Marysville, Marshall co, KS. Her brother is Robert Willson HARRISON, also born in Marysville, Marshall co, KS. Any help would be appreciated.--Kathleen



I am searching for information on William H. HARRISON and Anna M. "Mary" FRISCH. They married about 1889 to 1890 and resided in Marysville, Marshall county, KS. They had two children: Bernard William "Ben" Harrison born 30 March 1897 and Blanche Harrison who was possibly three years older. Thanks--Kathleen



I am seeking information on Blanche HARRISON born approximately 1893/94 in Marysville, Marshall co., KS. Her parents were William H. Harrison and Anna Mary FRISCH. She married Frank AVERY. --Kathleen



Subject: RUFFNER family, Herkimer, Marshall Co, KS
I'm seeking info on descendants of Christian Ruffner, Jr. and wife Susie Lienhart (b Bassersdorf, Switzerland 1870; my grandmother's sister). They farmed near Herkimer, had 5 girls, 2 boys. She died in childbirth in 1905, and I believe the younger children were sent to relatives. He remarried but I don't know to whom. Daughter Anna may have lived in Marysville. I'd be glad for any information. Jane

Jane Snell Copes


My grandfather Paul MOORE (b: Jun 12, 1887) Blue Rapids, KS. He also had at least one brother Clyde Moore. Any information concerning parents or others will be appreciated. Bill



Looking for information on Charles Kemp COCKERILL b. 1873, died May 14, 1962 in Ohio. He married Genevieve DESENDORF March 30, 1904 in Marysville, KS. His parents were William Cockerill and Elizabeth S. KEMP b. Jan 1, 1842 both of England. Not sure if they immigrated to U.S. or not. He was a craftsman and sheet metal worker. They had one son Gerald Ivan Cockerill Sr. Would really like to find out where Charles Kemp Cockerill was born and if there were any other siblings?Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Lee Dueck


I am trying to find out about my great grandfather Michael Patrick GRIFFIN, He was supposed to have been born in Frankfort around 1884/1885. Parents are Michael Griffin and Hanora Gorman Griffin. The parents name s came off a birth certificate a relative has for M.P.G.'s brother Andrew who was born in Marysville 11/21/1885 9th child of named parents. Parents ages were both listed as 42 and he was a shoemaker and she a housewife. He was stated as being Irish. Thanks for any help you can give.

Tony Griffin


Looking for any information on Lillie May SCOTT and Harry SHAW family that resided in Marshall Co. in the 1900's. I know that Harry SHAW died in Marshall Co. Lillie May SCOTT was born 4 Feb 1872 in either Neosha Co or Rook Co. where her parents resided. Lillie May's parents were James D. SCOTT and Lydia Jane CRONK. They married in Neosha Co. KS 1 Apr 1871 and resided in Rook Co by 1885. Other siblings of Lillie May SCOTT that may have resided in Marshall Co are Annette SCOTT, Rosa B. SCOTT, Joseph Winfield SCOTT, James Harley SCOTT, Ada SCOTT, June SCOTT, and Fred Herman SCOTT. Any leads or information concerning this difficult surname would be greatly appreciated!!!


Researching any MCATEE's that lived, died and still lives in Marshall County, KS. Also BROUHARDs. My great grandparents Claude Elmo McAtee & Mattie Mae Brouhard, lived and died in Marshall County. I would love to hear from McAtee & Brouhard relatives. Thank you in Advance.

Terri Lucas


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