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Surname Queries for 1 March 97 to 9 April 97

Query Surnames: Henderson

Date: 9 April 97

Query: I am researching the name Henderson, first name either Corneilius or Albert. Family left Kentucky after the Civil War and settled in Osawatame, probably 1870 to 1880. Husband's father born June 1891 in Miami county - I believe. Would appreciate any information on this.

Fern Henderson fhenders@gator1.brazosport.cc.tx.us

Query Surnames: Smith

Date: 8 April 97

Query: Is there any more information about Mary Smith, 204-V1 and Henry C. Smith, 120-V2 those listed in the Miami Cemetery?


Response: On p. 204 of Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. I, the following information from Spring Grove cemetery, Row S, Lot #7 - Smith, Mary, died May 1, 1868, aged 30 yrs, wife of Ruben; Smith, Margaret J., died Apr. 4, 1874, aged 29 yrs, wife of Ruben. On p. 120 of Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. II, the following information from New Louisburg Cemetery, Row 4, Lot #W36 - Smith, Henry C. Oct 30, 1902 - Aug 30, 1974; Smith, Stella M. Apr 1895 - Feb 28, 1978.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Ballenger

Date: 8 April 97

Query: Looking for any references to Ballenger, specifically Glenn.

Kathy SCaldw2822@aol.com

Query Surnames: Shultz

Date: 4 Apr 97

Query: I'm looking for documentation of the death and burial of my great-great grandfather (Abbott George Shultz, also known as Albert Shultz). He died 7 Sept. 1866 and is buried in Miami County, KS. In the 1865 census they were living the Paola Twp, Miami County.

Delores mlshultz@aol.com

Query Surnames: Morgan

Date: 29 Mar 97

Query: I am trying to trace Bridget Morgan and her husband Barney Morgan. Bridget may have died aroun 1868-1869. In 1870 Barney Morgan had remarried to a Mary and was living in Wea township.

Stephen McDonough stephenm@mail.med.und.nodak.edu

Response: In Vol. II of Cemetereies on Miami Co., KS, p. 84, in the Old Louisburg Cemetery was the following: Lot M 137 - Morgan, Barney A. Nov 24, 1879-May 24, 1934; Morgan, Zina I. June 2, 1884-May 12, 1967. You may wish to contact the State of Kansas to obtain death certificates to see if they may have additional information which could be of use to you.

Of possible interest are records for Wea Cemetery (Vol. II, p. 187) which show the following: Lot 118 - Morgan, Elizabeth July 1878-Feb 1879; Morgan, Bernard Jan 1872-June1873 Inf son and dau of Bernard and Mary; Morgan, Catherine dau of Bernard died Nov 8, 1891 16Y 8M 20D. Also in buried in this same lot is Kerner (Keiner?), Catherine wife of M. B. July 7, 1842-Aug 12, 1916. Above the entries for this lot is the following notation: + (Barney) (Bernard).

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Baker, Brannan, Moews, Musick, Stahl, Woods

Date: 23 Mar 97

Query: Seeking any and all info on surnames Baker, Brannan, Moews, Musick, Woods and Stahl from Miami and Linn County area towns and the communities of Paola, Osawatomie, Parker and Beagle. Seeking information on the Roy William Baker (b 1910, d abt 1963) who lived in Osawatomie, Miami Co, KS.

Moews was my mother's maiden name. Parents were Frank and Mary. They lived on a farm in Paola. Maternal relations are Readecker and Brannon, respectively (I think). Would be curious of any info regarding birth/death of a daughter born to Roy Baker and Nora (Brannon) Baker of Osawatomie in early 1900's (before 1927). Burial is in Osawatomie cemetery and may have proximity to Roy Baker buried there in 1960's. Roy is my gfather.

John Baker jbaker1516@aol.com

Response: There are no records for Brannan or Musick in Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS.

In Family Histories and Stories, p. 270-271, Jacob J. Moews and Maria Gropmeier Moews had nine children. Two sons mentioned Albert John (born Bloomington, Illinois, 11 May 1885) and Frank. The family moved to the Burlington-Westphalia, Kansas area in 1904. About 1909, they moved to Paola, KS, and lived on a farm on the east edge of Paola. This farm was later owned by Frank Moews. There is nothing further about Jacob, his wife, son Frank or the 7 unnamed children. All the remaining information is about Albert John Moews and his descendents.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Fisher

Date: 22 Mar 97

Query: I am looking for descendants of John Franklin Fisher (b 1 Oct 1859, d 9 Jan 1948, m 14 Aug 1884 to Jennie Jones) and George Taylor Fisher (b 29 Jun 1862 Hillsdale, KS, d 28 May 1956, m Mary H. Sellers. Their father was George Henry Fisher. I have earlier Fisher information to share.

George Henry Fisher (b 1823 WV, d 1863 Miami Co., KS, buried at Hillsdale, Miami Co., KS) He was married three times. First to Louisa Bogas/Boggess? Children by first marriage: Edwin, Alpheus "Deck", Langbarn "Lang" Lovica, and Evira all born Kanawha Co., WV.

His second marriage was to Mary Ann Shiverdecker (b and d Kanawha Co. WV) in 1852 at Putnam Co. W(VA).Son, Charles Lee (1853-1938) was raised by a Aunt and Uncle. Son Alpheus (b-March 14, 1845, d-Dec. 21, 1916, buried Hillsdale, KS) married Lizzie Jane Montgomery 1871 in Morsetown, MO.

Who was George Henry Fisher's third wife? Probably married about 1858? Two children - John Franklin Fisher (b-1859, d-1/9/1948) m-Jennie Jones 8/14/1884 and George Taylor Fisher (b 6/29/1862, d-5/28/1956) m-Mary H. Sellers. Interested in more information about John and George, and descendants.

Marieda Derrick Edens MDEroots@aol.com

Response: The information in Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, pp 170-171, provided by George Henry Fisher's great granddaughter Maire Fisher Duncan. Information about this family is also found in the cemetery records Vol. II.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Cornwell

Date: 21 Mar 97

Query: Seeking descendants of Floyd Cornwell, who moved to Richland Township, Miami County, KS in 1893. The Jan 22, 1909 edition of the Paola newspaper carried his obituary. His wife, Julia Maria McKimmey, died in Paola on Nov 6, 1928. Their children: Laura (m James Robinson and Charles Tillottson); Rebecca; William Ellsworth (m Rilla M. Risk); Ulysses Simpson (m Susan Thompson); Edgar; Pearly; Bertha May; Nettie (m Charles E. Murray and Clarence Stainbrook); Dodd (m Winnifred Bryan); Nora (Node) (m Joe P. Glover and Tipton Rodgers); Jesse (m Lena Ott); Lottie Belle, and Myrtle (m Harmon W. Weideman).

Larry P. Cornwell 7725 Halcyon Forest Trail Montgomery AL 36117-3483 LaCornwell@aol.com
Query Surnames: Roberts, Tharpe

Date: 15 Mar 97

Query: James Thomas Roberts, (b. Sep 1834, Ill., d. aft 1900, Lincoln Co., OK?) mar. Elizabeth Tharpe (b. 18 Jun 1837, IL, d. aft 1900, Lincoln Co., OK) 5 known children: William H., James Franklin, George K. Polls (b. 1861 Vernon Co., MO.), Charles Grant, and Florence Louella. In Miami Co., Kansas, 1870, Howard Co., Kansas, 1875, Chautauqua Co., Kansas, 1880. Where did the parents in Illinois? Welcome contact with descendants.

Leonard J. McCown, 217 West 14th Street, Irving, Texas 75060-5903 mccown@gte.net

Query Surnames: Downs, Lloyd, Matthews, Wilson

Date: 15 Mar 97

Query: John Downs (b 3 May 1867, Hayden, Jennings Co., IN) m 24 Nov 1896 in Paola, Miami Co., KS to Minnie Wilson (dau of W. W. Wilson and Emma Nesselrode). John was also married to Elsie Velma Peterson. John and Minnie had three children: (1) Jeannette Downs (b 20 Sep 1897, Wagstaff, Miami Co., KS, m Mark Henry Lloyd, Sr.); (2) George William Downs (b 1 May 1900, Wagstaff, Miami Co., KS); (3) Vera June Downs (b 7 Jan 1902, Wagstaff, Miami Co., KS, m James J. Matthews 11 Jul 1930, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.

Would love to hear from anyone connected to, or researching these family lines. Would particularly love to find more information on George William Downs and his descendants. Will gladly share anything I have in my research.

Bettiann Lloyd Genechaser@aol.com

Response: Approximately one column of information about John Downs (his wives and children) and George William Downs (his wives and children) and photographs are recorded on pp 152-153 of Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, with additional cross references to this name found on pp 281, 320, and 321. In Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. II, Wagstaff Cemetery, are the following records: p. 171 - Downs, Lana M. Oct 19, 1840 - Dec 20, 1908; p. 172 - Downs, Lana J. Sep 13, 1870 - Nov 14, 1954; Downs, Wilbur C. Jan 20, 1874 - Mar 22, 1928; p. 173 - Downs, Minnie E. Wife of John Downs 1874-1913; Downs, John May 3, 1867 - Feb 3, 1948; Farley, Elise Downs May 24 1891 - Feb 18, 1972; Downs, Ava E. Sept 5, 1911 - Oct 9, 1950; Downs, George W. May 1, 1900 - Feb 7, 1977.

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Doty, Engle, Smart

Date: 15 Mar 97

Query: I would like to locate marriage and cemetery records (or obits) for Matilda (Doty) Engle, wife of Isaac Engle. She was born 8 Dec 1837 and died before 1874; also for William Albert and Clarissa Doty, William was born 11 Aug. 1842, married 18 Oct 1865, and died 3 June 1918. Would like to confirm those dates. Lastly, a marriage date for Joseph and Margaret Goodin Doty, who were married approx. 1867; and Ruth Doty and Mark Smart, who were married about 1866.

Paula Yount hockeymom@juno.com
Query Surnames: Haughn

Date: 12 Mar 97

Query: Looking for information on Nicholas Haughn (died July 21, 1930 in Miami Co). When did Nicholas Haughn and his family arrive in Miami Co? He was living in Cumberland Co. IL in 1884 and his daughter Adaline (Ada) Haughn married Oct. 19, 1892 in Miami Co. KS When Nicholas Haughn moved to Miami Co. did his mother Catherine Pocock Jennings Haughn move with them? Catherine is listed as living with Nicholas in the 1870 and 1880 census and I know she was alive in 1884. But what happened to her? Would appreciate any information.

Pat Barton bbarton@softdisk.com

Response: In Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, p. 197, is information provided by Barbara Plummer. A summary of the information states: Nicholas Haughn and Margaret E. Conner Haughn came to Kansas in Dec 1891. Their children were Mary Catherine "Mollie" (b 9 Mar 1868, d 24 Aug 1967, m 23 May 1885 at Greenup, IL to Michael Daniel Stults); Maude (b 2 Feb 1878, d 16 Mar 1946, m Dugan, Doudna, Hume); Addie E. (b 4 Apr 1873, d 9 Feb 1957, m 19 Oct 1892 Joseph W. Niles); Calvin V. (b 1876, d 1930, m Elnora Hinman); Arthur Boyd (b 26 Jan 1881, d 24 Jul 1975 Casey, IL, m 17 Dec 1902 to Nettie Electa Rose) and Daisey (m Joe Harrell).

Mollie's children: Arch, Elver, Esley, Rex, Tommy, Homer and Myrtle Burnsworth. Maude's children: Nicholas and Daniel Dugan, Rose and Elizabeth Doudna, and Elva Toumberlin and William Hume. Addie's children: Lucy Carter, Bessie Gatlin, Margaret Bowman, Florence Wallace-Swan, and Opal Zebert. Calvin's children: Andy, Arthur, Harry, Nelson, and Catherine Brown. Arthur's children: Bertha, Myrtle, Esther Lowe, Golda Buchanan, Nina Cutherbertson, Inez Ruby, and William. Daisy's children: Grace Stults, Pearl and Daisy Houseman.

In Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol 1 & 2, records for Haughn were found only in Vol 2. In Somerset Cemetery - p. 155 - Haughn, A. B. [No additional information]; p. 156 - Haughn, Arthur Lera 22 Sep 1899 - 1 Jun 1968 Pvt USMC WWI; Haughn, Margaret E. 1845-1923; Haughn, Nick 1846-1930

Sean Furniss
Query Surnames: Farley

Date: 10 Mar 97

Query: I would appreciate any information you could provide on my grandfather Samuel Reed Farley, born about 1890 possibly in Indianpolis, Indiana. I am not even certain when he died. He is buried in a cemetery in Ottawa. He was an engineer for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. His son was Austin Witt Farley who is buried in the Osawatomie Cemetery.

Austin Farley agfarley@aol.com
Query Surnames: Fisher/Fischer

Date: 2 Mar 97

Query: My grandmother has given me the name of my grandfathers father and said he came from Beagle Kansas. The name I am searching is George William Fisher. I understand his father's surname was spelled 'Fischer' and he dropped the 'c' from the Fischer name. My understanding of George William Fisher is that he had a brother who was a doctor who lived in Osawatami (sp) Kansas. If you have any information on this family name I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

Wallace Fisher, Jr wfisher@bmi.net

Response: In Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, p. 170, there is a biographical reference to Dr. Charles A. Fisher and his wife Ethel Shinkle which was written by Beulah Shinkle Johnson. The reference is approximately 3/4 of a column and includes a picture of Dr. Fisher. Dr. Fisher died in 1970 and his wife died in 1976, both are buried in Cadmus cemetery, Linn Co., KS.

In this reference is included the following: "John Fisher and Elizabeth Brigner, parents of Charles A., were German-born, she in the area of Alsace Lorraine, bordering Germany and France. They made their home in Beagle. Ten children were born to this union: Adam, Margaret Beckley, George, Charles, Elmer, Kathryn Heath, Nora Keithley. Three little ones, Elmer and the parents are buried in Mound Creek cemetery."

In Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. I, Beagle Cemetery, p. 11, Lot 2A - Keithley, Nora A. Fisher 3 Feb 1885 - 16 Nov 1948; Keithley, Leonard O. 2 Dec. 1891; p. 13, Lot 13 - Beckley, Edw. Clinton 1860 - 1940; Beckley, Margaret Sophia 1867 - 1949; p. 17, Lot 104 - Heath, Kathryn 1881 - 19__ ; Heath, B. O. "Doe" 1874 - 1951; Mound Creek Cemetery, p. 136, Lots 6 & 8 - Fisher, Elizabeth 1843 - 1929 "Mother"; Fisher, Harriet E. 1875 - 1876; Fisher, Mary 1871 -1873; Fisher, Louis 1869 -1873; Fisher, John 1835 - 1885 "Father"; Fisher, Elmer J. 1879 - 1901; Whiteford Cemetery, p. 248, Fisher, Adam J. 1865 - 1954; Fisher, Mary E. 1869 - 1935.

Sean Furniss

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