Wilson County Kansas Queries


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Queries 1996

Allen, Anderson (2), Armstrong, Bentley, Berckefeldt, Blizzard, Brancik, Cain, Castillo, Catron, Cecil, Chrisman, Claiborne (2) (3), Clary, Cole, Comer, Cordell, Crawshaw, Crosby, DeWhitt/DeWitt, Dutrow, Estle, Fortner, Garber (2), Garr, Glasscock (2) (3), Goss, Hainey, Harris (2), Hearn, Hedrick, Hendrickson, Hogue, Hoover, Housley, Hunter, Hutchenson, Large (2), Leiss, Lister, Long, Markle, McGregor, McLean, McMackin, McQuilkin, Messick, Morgan (2), Morrow, Patten, Ross, Rumbley, Short, Shultz, Sinclair (2), Snavely (2), Starrett/Sterrett (2), Studebaker, Stephens, Ulrich, Von Berckefeldt, Whelchel, White


Albert Cole Sat Dec 21 11:35:44 1996
I am looking for any info on the COLE's that were living in Neodesha, Ks around 1880. Joseph D. COLE married Sunie F. BLIZZARD of Forest Grove on 11-12-1879 in Montgomery Co. also I am related to Auther E. COLE born 4-22-1887 in Kansas and have several CLOES buried in Cherrvale, Ks, Carl J. COLE b. 12-31-1908 and Bart F. COLE buried in Mount Hope Cem. in Independence. My branch went to Oklahoma during the land rush and settle just outside Okla. City. Thanks, Al Cole


Craig W. Kinder Mon Dec 16 16:40:42 1996
Help! I need to find marriage certificate of Theodocia Melissa Harris daughter of Oliver and Elizabeth. Born 24 March 1871 in Fredonia,Wilson County, Kansas.
Married: Mr. Garber or Goss
When: May,June, or July of 1888. Could have been sooner. Thanks All help would be apprecited. ckinder@Earthlink.net


Juanita Shelton Thu Dec 12 20:46:02 1996
Wilson Co. HENDRICKSON about 1935


Craig W. Kinder Tue Dec 10 14:03:43 1996
I'm searching for the Oliver Foster Harris family from Fredonia, Wilson county. Oliver HARRIS came from Edinburg, Ill. He was married to Elizabeth GARR. They had at least on daughter, Theodocia (Dosia) Melissa HARRIS whose first husband had the last name of GARBER. Any Help would be appreciated.


SARA LAUDERDALE Mon Dec 9 23:20:01 1996
William HOUSLEY b. Oct 27, 1839 or7 Campbell Co Tenn m. July 4, 1856 Campbell Co Tenn d. Jan 31, 1918 Neodesha, Wilson, KS he lived in Wilson for over 43 yrs He Married Sarah (COMER) HOUSLEY b. Dec 8, 1839 in Campbell Co Tenn d. Dec. 3, 1914 in Neodesha, Wilson, KS They are buried at Grandview Cemetary next to each other. Does anyone have an address for this place? Their son Charles Marion HOUSLEY was b.July 10, 1876 in Pike Co. Indiana and died May 24, 1933 in Morehead, Neosho, KS He married Lelia May Peebles from Indiana.


Don Bosley Sat Dec 7 18:23:16 1996
ANDERSON, John W. and Sarah E. (SINCLAIR) lived in Wilson Co, Pleasant Valley Twsp. Ward PO. from 1867 (approx) to 1897 when they died there. I have probate naming children. (They moved there from Linn Co., KS) John W. and Sarah E were married in 1843 in Macoupin Co. IL. I am searching for parents, siblings of John W. ANDERSON. He was born in Indiana about 1823.


Jim Markle Mon Dec 2 09:19:52 1996
Seeking Birth, Marriage, Death, Land Records of Harley G. MARKLE m. 1st Sarah J. FULLERTON m 3 Jun 1869 Bowling Green, Clay Co, IN had one dau May b. Bowling Green 12 Mar 1870. He m 2nd Sarah J McQUILKIN 1878 New Albany,Wilson Co KS. she was the dau of Samuel and Susan McQUILKIN. they had Guert, Anna, Bertha, Harvey, Oliver, and Robert. I have in my Possession a letter written by dau May back to Clay Co IN ca 1885-1890. Cannot find them in the 1900 census. Anyone having knowledge of any of these please respond. Jim pmmarkle@scifac.indstate.edu


Jim Leith Tue Nov 5 12:54:50 1996
Seeking info & descendants of LILLY J. GLASSCOCK, b. ca 1863 Ks. Moved to Wilson Co. with parents, William & Sarah (MORGAN) GLASSCOCK ca 1866, lived in Coyville. Married ROBERT McGREGOR 16 Feb. 1882. Please email morhunt@digital.net


Jim Leith Tue Nov 5 13:10:23 1996
Seeking info & descendants of MAUDE GLASSCOCK, adopted daughter of WILLIAM & SARAH (MORGAN) GLASSCOCK. MAUDE GLASSCOCK was b. 10 March 1887 in Ks. & adopted 5 June 1890. Her biological father was W. D. PATTEN. MAUDE GLASCOCK was living with her adopted parents in Verdiris, Wilson Co. in 1900 census. William GLASSCOCK d. 25 April 1901 & Sarah (MORGAN) GLASSCOCK d. 24 Sept. 1903. Both are buried at the Coyville (Ks.) Cemetery.


Julie Schossow CORDELL 1870-1880


Connie CameronRt. 4, Box 129, Wytheville, VA 24382
Surname: SNAVELY
Earliest Year: about 1882
Latest Year: about 1939


Clair Claiborne3608 Wickersham Way, Raleigh, NC 27604
I am researching the Claiborne family in Wilson County. My great grandfather moved there in about 1885. He worked on the railroad and had a fairly large family. Most of the information, I already have but I am always looking for more. I am a Wilson County native, and I work in North Carolina and also have a home in Pennsylvania. There are other names of interest to me, such as CAIN, my great grandmother's family and LARGE who were also cousins of my family.


Charles E. Templer
I continue to do research on the following names that have a long history in Wilson County. FORTNER - 1877 - present ROSS - 1877 - present CLARY - 1877 - present VON BERCKEFELDT - 1900 - present


Larry A. Robbins, Bakersfield, CA
I'm looking for any information concerning Dan and Lucy CECIL. They resided in and may have been married in Wilson County before 1890. Their daughter Stella was born in Neodesha in 1890. Any help would be appreciated.


Mark A. Hoover, 1573 Beverly Rd. Idaho Falls, ID 83402
I have the following Wilson Co. surnames I am searching that you can add to the surname list if you would like.
HEDRICK - ca1890 - 1923
HOGUE - ? - 1932
HUNTER - ? - 1908
SHORT - 1881 - 1910
ULRICH - ca1890 - 1943
These were all members of the extended Jacob and Mary (STUDEBAKER) ULRICH families. Jacob and Mary are both buried at the Fredonia Cemetery.


Sandra Dewhirst, 7020 Highland Spring Ln., Highland, CA 92346
Please add the following surnames to the Wilson, Co., GenWeb list.
BRANCIK: 1889 - 1960
CRAWSHAW: 1860 - present
DUTROW: 1860 - ??
LEISS: 1850 - ??
MORROW: 1920 - present


Bobbi Estle, 2780 Lindale Mt. Holly #164, Amelia, OH 45102, 513-797-5061
Am looking for info on the WHITE line. I have Cornelius Van Asdahl White born ?? died ?? married ??. A son named Zacharius/Zachariah Taylor White. Zachariah was born May 25,1849 in Marshfield, IN and died in Neodesha, KS. Married ?? in Danville, IL to Sarah Margaret LISTER, born Sept. 13, 1851 in Danville, IL and died Sept. 1927 in Neodesha, KS. (Sarah's father was John L. LISTER, called "Jack". He was killed in the battle of Chickamanga in GA sometime around 1867 during the Civil War) They had a daughter Estella Madge Juanita White born Apr. 3, 1882 in Warren Co., IL and died May 8, 1951 in Wilson Co., KS. Married Otis (Oat) ESTLE on Oct. 14, 1900. They had two children Ezekiel Otis Estle born July 5, 1922, died July 6, 1922 in Wilson Co., KS; and Susanna Irene Estle born Nov. 5, 1923 in Wilson Co., KS. Need all info available on this line. Especially Cornelius. I am doing this for a distant relative (the above Susanna Irene Estle) who does not have access to the list. Thanks. You can write to her directly:
Sue Millyard
R. R. Box 1712
Ava, MO 65608-9341


Don Bosley Thu Oct 24 21:19:23 1996
Wilson and Linn Counties, KS: I am looking for information on John W. Anderson who lived in Wilson County from about 1875 until his death in 1897. I need to know is place of burial and his parents names. John W. Married Sarah E. Sinclair in Macoupin County, IL and moved to Johnson Co. MO before moving first to Linn Co. then to Wilson Co. I have found a book showing plat maps in 1880 showing his farm near Ward Post Office in Pleasant Valley Township. I have some old pictures of relatives from Wilson Co. and would like to share info. Other family names are; Long, Messick, Sinclair, Armstrong, Whelchel and others. I also have come to a dead end for J.W.'s son Zackariah. I have a photo of him but no info.


Connie Cameron Fri Oct 18 18:31:04 1996
Looking for information on the family of James Michael SNAVELY and his wife, Martha Jane CATRON. They moved to Kansas with many of their children about 1882 from Wythe County, Virginia. They may have lived in Cloud County near Concordia before settling near Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas. I will gladly share my information on the Snavely's and related families. Children of James and Martha were: America Victoria, Joseph Divina, Frances Elizabeth, William Franklin, Margaret Ann, Stephen Aaron, Alice Virginia, Katie Catherine, Jemima Catherine, and Nettie Caroline.


Betty Jean Cobb Sun Oct 13 13:36:17 1996
ALLEN: Searching for information on the family of Samuel ALLEN b:20 May 1838 in Indiana, d: 7 Apr 1913, Fredonia, Wilson Co., KS, buried in Oglesby Cem, Fredonia, Wilson Co., KS. Samuel ALLEN was the son of Floyd Jackson ALLEN and Margaret Elizabeth RUMBLEY, who both died in 1900 in Livingston CO, MO. Samuel ALLEN was the brother of my grandmother, Emmarine ALLEN, who married James Benton STEPHENS in Livingston Co., MO. I will gladly share information.


Jim Leith Thu Oct 10 19:31:48 1996
MORGAN---Seeking descendants of the MORGAN'S of Morgan Valley near Coyville, Wilson Co., Ks. William, James C. John P. & Rice MORGAN were early settlers of the area along with their sisters Lucinda HUTCHENSON & Sarah GLASSCOCK. I also believe sister Elizabeth MORGAN came there & may have married there. Have researched this family six years and have lots of info to share. Reply to morhunt@aol.com


Ed DeWhitt39466 L'Anse Creuse, Harrison Township, MI 48045; Sun Oct 6 12:05:09 1996
I am looking for information on the DeWHITT (may also be spelled DeWitt) and McLEAN families, both known to reside in Elk and Wilson counties in Kansas in the late 1800s. My paternal grandfather, Joseph Henry DeWHITT, was born in Howard in Elk County, KS in 1876; my paternal grandmother, Mary Luella McLEAN, was born in Howard in 1880. They later moved to Buffalo in Wilson County, KS.
Surname: DeWHITT - earliest known year in Wilson county: about 1900; last known year in county: about 1929


Linnie Howell Thu Oct 3 10:41:00 1996
Wish to exchange information with others researching the Hoover and McMackin families in Wilson County KS. Manson McManus Hoover married Nettie Pearl McMackin 1893 in Wilson County. His parents were George W. Hoover and Viola Alvesta Crosby; her parents were William Thomas McMackin and Lucinda Jane Hainey. George and Viola Hoover moved to Oklahoma about 1910. Manson and Nettie Hoover homesteaded on the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.


Clair Claiborne Tue Oct 1 17:05:28 1996
I'm looking for any information on the LARGE family who moved to Fall River (Greenwood) county, around 1880. Many if not all of the family are buried at the Coyville, Kansas (Wilson County) cemetery. The wife, Mary Miller (?) Claiborne Large was my great great aunt. I have a little info on the family from census records and some anecdoctal information from family correspondence. The Claiborne family is fairly well researched by myself and by Lolita Bissell of Tennessee.


Steve Sherwood Mon Sep 30 11:39:53 1996
CASTILLO, George C., son of Brazial & Minerva CHRISMAN CASTILLO, b. Elk City, Montgomery Co, KS, 1875, lived in Neodesha, Wilson Co, KS for years. Left KS for OK bef 1898. George's parents and older siblings all born in Wayne Co, KY. George lived in OK from ca 1898-1930s(?) but died in KS (Neodesha?) in 1940(?). C. prob Clinton, G-father was George Clinton CHRISMAN. Seeking date and place d./buried, and other descendants. George's Creek wife (OK) Katy COWAN a mystery.


Margie GARR Wed Sep 18 20:25:26 1996
Seeking descendants of Wyatt L. STARRETT/STERRETT born abt 1840 in Wilson Co. TN. He married 2nd in Wmson. Co. In 1888 to Maggie Hearn possibly sister of his 1st wife Ellen E. The license stated he was from Greenwood Co.KS. He stated he was from Wilson Co. KS He had previously lived in Wmson. Co. but had evidently moved to Kansas with his 1st wife. Did Ellen die in Greenwood Co.? Children were William born 1868, IL; John born 1871, TX; Effie L. Apr 1873 IL; Miles born 1875 IL; Leona born 1879 IL. Miles may be one I found in Soc. Security files born Apr 04 1875, died Aug 1963 probably in CA. When & where did Wyatt die? If you know anyone in this family I would like to hear from You.


Margie Garr Wed Sep 18 20:44:53 1996
Seeking information on Wyatt STARRETT/STERRETT and descendants. Wyatt born abt 1840 Wilson Co. TN lived Wmson. Co. IL. married twice, 1st to Ellen E. 2nd in 1888 in Wmson. Co. IL to Maggie HEARN possibly sister to his 1st wife. Children by his 1st wife are William born 1868, IL; John born 1871, TX; Effie L. born Apr 1873; Miles born 1875 IL; Leona born 1879, IL. When Wyatt married in 1888 the license stated he was from Greenwood Co. KS, but he stated he lived in Neodesoh Wilson Co. KS. I find a Miles in Soc. Security files born Apr 04 1875 died Aug 1963 probably in CA. Is this the son of Wyatt? Did 1st wife Ellen die in KS?? Where & when?? If you know anything about this family I would like to hear from you.


Clair Claiborne Thu Aug 29 20:17:48 1996
William Horace CLAIBORNE, born 1872 in Campbell County, TN. Died around 1890 in California. Family information says his father, Oty Taylor CLAIBORNE, living in or near Coyville, Wilson County, brought his body back for burial in Wilson County. Does anyone know if he is buried in Greenwood, Woodson or Wilson County? Thanks.


Paul Nichols Wed Aug 7 1996
Joseph BENTLEY born 1799 in Grayson County, Va; died 1870 in Wilson County, Ks (best knowledge); was living near Neodesha, Ks at time of death. Where is he buried?

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