From Family Histories and Stories, I am interested in information related to Downing, George 9, Huffman, William 33, Downing, Ezekiel 45, Huffman, William H. 45, Patton, James W. 64, Patton, James J. 64, and Patton, George Albert 293.
Vol 2, "Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS", Rock Creek Cemetery, located in Sec. 30, Twp 15, Range 22, Row 12, JUSTICE, Martha Ann, wife of J. H., Died 12-6-1867 Aged 32 yrs 10 mo 8 da; JUSTICE, Garland M. son of J. H. & M. A. Justice Died 2-28-1868 Aged 3 mo 13 days; JUSTICE, Alvin D., son of Wm. & Mary Justice, 10-13-1859 - 8-25-1872.
Vol 3, "Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS", Paola Cemtery, located in Paola, KS, Elmwood Addition, Section III, Row 1, Lot 75, PATTEN, G. H. February 3, 1834 - October 9, 1915; PATTEN, Martha, his wife April 16, 1839 - October 30, 1904. Also on Lot 75, NEAL, Mary Jane 1866 - 1958; HYMER, Lillian Bernadine August - September 1905; NEAL, William 1859 - 1931 (Paola lots were sold to other families if unused after a specified time period.) Oak Grove Addition, Lot 293, JUSTICE, 3 infants of John Justice; JUSTICE, Mrs. John; SMITH, Walter; WILSON, Granby; WING, 3 infants of Art Wing; WALKER, William; 2 unknown graves.
From Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, KS: p. 9 "New Lancaster is located in southeastern Miami Township near Middle Creek. First surveyed by Joseph Carpenter and George Downing in 1860, ..." p. 33 "... Rev. William Huffman, a United Brethern of New Lancaster, was the first to preach on-site [Louisburg] (arranged by Ambrose Shields in 1856)." p. 45 New Lancaster was the site of the first schoolhouse in Miami County - "Members of the elected school board wer Rev. William H. Huffman, director, ..." "In the late 1860's, there was a flourishing literary society at New Lancaster. Among the debaters were Samuel Jackson, Ezekiel Downing, ..." p. 65 School "District No. 82 (Cottonwood) Marysville Township July 12, 1872, a lease containing one acre was given by James J. Patton. August 16, 1894, a lease was made by Ella Gall, W. H. Gall, her husband, and James W. Patton. $10.00." p. 293 approximately 6 inches of text in one column relating to Warren and Bonnie Morgan Patton. "Warren G. Patton, son of George Albert Patton and Nellie Albertson Patton, was born January 18, 1934 in Louisburg, Kansas."
I was at the Stanton cemetery on August 2nd. I found a marker for Theo Rodgers where I thought I recalled where my parents are buried. I wonder if that is close to the lot where Dexter is? My mothers maiden name was Rodgers and I think I recall that her mother was buried there also. I seem to remember that a brother was buried there in the 1918 to 1919 years at close to the same spot his name was Elmo Louis Mc Donald. That could account for lots 30 and 31. Does the book you checked list who is in charge of Stanton?
New Lancaster Cemetery, located 1/2 mi West of New Lancaster, KS, on North side of road in SW 1/4 of Sec 22, Twp 18, Range 24, Row I, Lot #232 -McDONALD, Louis E. Oct 13, 1889 - May 15, 1979 Pvt. US Army WW I; McDONALD, Viola G. Nov. 27, 1888 - Nov. 16, 1968; McDONALD, Aleta May, dau. of Louis E. & Viola G. McDONALD Apr 3, 1919
Vol 2, "Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS", Pleasant Valley Cemetery, located on South side of Highway 68 1 mile East of Franklin County line, Page 129, Row 8 (North end), CARTER, Mary E. 1886 - 1959; CARTER, Lillian 1904 - 1961
Vol 3, "Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS", Paola Cemetery, located in Paola, KS, Page 492, Row 13, Lot 39, CARTER, Mary 1872 - 1922, CARTER, Lewis, husband, 1894 - 1926 Co. H 365th Inf. 92nd Div. (US Vet.); CARTER, Thomas Williams, Pvt. 317th SN Train 92nd Div. WWI, Nov. 9, 1892 - Mar. 7, 1931 (Am. Legion); CARTER, Rolley 1850 - 1943
Vol. II, "Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS", Wagstaff Cemetery, located North of old Wagstaff Rural School in Ten Mile Township, Sec. 7-16-24, Page 173, Lot 173, HAINES, Ethel H. Jan. 20, 1883 - Jan. 26, 1959; HAINES, William Joseph Dec. 10, 1893 - Dec. 18, 1954 (Amer. Legion) KS Cook Hq Co. 69 Field Arty WWI; HAINES, Anna T. 1869 - 1951; HAINES, T. M. 1858 - 1913
Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, p. 224 - William Greason Kennedy married Marica Fern Mathews 21 Jan 1918. She was the only daughter of John Franklin Mathews and Emma Haines Mathews. About 4 column inches about the William Greason Kennedy family. No significant details about the Mathews family are included.
From Family Histories and Stories, p. 154, approximately 5 column inches about the family of Hugh Logan Dunn and Judy Frances Foster Dunn, includes two pictures one of parents, one with 5 of 7 children including Esther Mae Dunn who was born in 1903, the youngest of the seven, she married Sam Lewis and was living on a farm north of Louisburg. pp 241-243, family history of Thomas Polk Lewis and Zilpha Alice Morford Lewis, includes just over a page related to this extended family (two other unrelated Lewis families also located among these), includes pictures one of which is a 1917 image of the extended family (30 or so folks). All the information related to this family was written by Esther Mae Dunn Lewis, includes about 4 column inches, and photos, about the Samuel Webster and Esther Dunn Lewis family.
If you have any suggestions about trying to find these families. Are there any photogropher's lists in Paola? That would help date them.
From Vol. I of "Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS", p 166 - New Lancaster Cem., Row P, Lot 56, HUFFMAN, Rev. Wm. July 1, 1815 - Sept. 16, 1900 "We have fought a good fight, We have finished our course."; HUFFMAN, Alice May 5, 1810 - June 28, 1860 "wife of Wm." Aged 44 yrs 3 mos 23 days "The soul has now taken its flight, To mansions of glory above, To mingle with angels of light, And dwell in the Kingdom of love." There is no mention of Olive J. or Roy E. on p 166 Vol. I.
From Vol III of "Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS", p. 168 - Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 10, Huffman, Roy E. 5 Jan 1890 - 9 Oct 1966, Huffman, Olive J. 24 Feb 1896 - 5 May 1977; p 398 - Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Row 4, Lot 358, SMITH, Louisa E. - Daughter of B. & Susan Smith Died August 27, 1862 (located behiind Washburn stone). Others buried on that lot are Mr. A. A. DUMONT and Mr. J. H. CARTER. (They are not necessarily relatives since the lots could be partially owned by several people.)
From Vol I of "Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS", p 166 - New Lancaster Cem., Row P, Lot 116, GRANT, Will H. Oct. 30, 1869 - Oct. 8, 1952 Also buried on that lot were: Jeremiah V. and Mary E. NICHOLS and Ed and Nellie M. NICHOLS.
From Vol I, New Lancaster Cem., Row P, Lot 136, GRANT, Amos Died Jun 6, 1884 Aged 76 yrs 9 mos 22 days; GRANT, Elizabeth B. Died Sept. 19 1872 wife of A. Grant. Also buried on that lot were C. H. and Amanda E. WATSON.
From Vol I, New Lancaster Cem., Row Q, Lot 57, GRANT, George W. June 21, 1867 - July 27, 1943; GRANT, R. R., 1835 - 1923 Co. F 5th Kans. Cav. (American Legion marker); GRANT, Maryetta 1847 - 1904 "his wife"; GRANT, Edward R. 1866 - May 26, 1923; GLAZE, Carrie Grant Jan. 7, 1883 - Dec. 7, 1942; CRANE, Charles Died Nov. 25, 1880 Aged 3 yrs 9 mos 26 days, son of J. A. & Ellen. (In the same Row Q Lot 117 are: GRANT, Benjamin W.; GRANT, Frank P.; GRANT, Edward R.; and two unmarked graves of GRANT, George; GRANT, Bill)
From Vol. II of Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, p. 104 - Ezra Vance LEE Sept. 2, 1869 - June 11, 1958, Sarah E. LEE Feb. 20, 1870 - Jan. 11, 1954.
From Vol. III of Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, p. 625 Sarah E. LEE Feb. 21, 1833 - July 4, 1904 with large family: Joseph Leslie LEE 1898-1964 Josie OWENS LEE July 21, 1869 - Oct. 22, 1888 Mark Allen LEE (no info) Mary Pauline LEE (no info) Ruben S. LEE Feb. 5 1892 - Dec. 28 1889
From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS: p. 36 - a picture of District No. 15 (Circle Grove) Middle Creek Township schoolhouse, one acre deeded to the school district for 10 dollars by Nathan and Harriet Childers. p. 215 - I found no reference to Sarah Childers in either index so I am not sure where you got this from. p. 342 - Sara C. Johnson a KU student in 1987, a reference to the granddaughter of Beulah Shinkle Johnson. p. 416 an 8x10 page memorial to Lafayette and Margaret J. Lee, half the page is a family picture, Ezra Vance Lee was a son and Sarah Elizabeth Lackey became his wife, includes family, birth and death information but mostly information about Lafayette Lee.
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