Wilson County Kansas Queries


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Queries July - Sept. 2001

Ashby, Bowman, Buns, Clinesmith, Freaner, Freeman, Gilson, Hendry, Hill, Hindman, James, Jellison, Laughlin, Poole, Rice, Richie, Ross, Ultsch, Werth-Doane, Williamson, Willoughby

Topic: Reuben Truman Ross descendents
From: John Grace jwgrace99@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, September 30, 2001 05:39 PM

Reuben Truman Ross came to Wilson County in the 1860's. He married Rebecca James on 7 SEP 1848 in Carter Co.,Ky. Reuben was born Sept. 11, 1822 in Ky. and died 29 Sept. 1868 in Neodesha KS.. He is buried in Ross Cem., Wilson Co., Ks.. Rebecca was born 14 SEP 1831 in Carter,Ky, and died 21 Apr 1882/1892 in Neodesha. She is buried in Ross Cem.. Reuben and Rebecca had the following children:

1) Celia Rebecca Jane Ross married John McWilliams on March 17, 1878.

2) Sarah Jane Ross married Geloy R. J. McWilliams.

3) Elizabeth A. Ross, “Betty”, married (unk) Mitchell.

4) Reuben Thomas Ross, “Tommy”, also known as Reuben L. Ross, married Laura Tannahill. Reuben and Laura had at least one daughter, her name was Nellie.

5) Andrew Q Ross
6) George W. Ross
7) Abraham Ross married Serena McWilliams.
8) Silas Ross married Jane “Jennie” Kirpatrick .

Silas and Jennie Ross had children:
1) Reuben T. Ross
2) George W. Ross
3) Ethel A. Ross married W.C. Enoch.
4) Archie Ross
5) Georgia A. Ross married E.E.Mandeville.
6) Roscoe Ross
7) Rollo G. "R.G." Ross married Rachel Parker.
8) Katie Vestal Ross married Robert Pogue.

Any additional information on any of these lines would be much appreciated.

Topic: Hendry
From: Olin Hendry ohendry@kscable.com
Date: Friday, August 31, 2001 10:41 AM

I'm looking for information on the William Hendry he came to Wilson Co Ks in 1860's

Topic: Werth-Doane Families
From: Barbara Applegate apleg8tbarb@aol.com
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 08:55 PM

Searching for my Aunts family. Her name was Sylvia Werth-Doane. Born in Mo. 06-03-1912, Died August, 1983, Fredonia, Ks. Her parents were George E. & Betty Borders-Werth. She moved to Fredonia, Ks. with her father after the death of her mother in 1916. She had a sister named Blanche & a half brother named Vernon Werth. Any help with finding her obit or one of her fathers who also died in Fredonia, Ks. would be appreciated. You can email me directly at apleg8tbarb@aol.com if you like, or answer here. Thanks, for your time.

Topic: Laughlin/Rice/Poole/Willoughby/Richie familes
From: Diane Berry ecpl@oregonvos.net
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 10:55 PM

I am looking for any information on the Laughlin, Rice, Poole, Willoughby and Richie families from Coyville and New Albany. I found Jane and JM Laughlin on 1870 census. I presume these are parents of my ggg grandfaher James Edward Laughlin's parents as his mother was supposed to have been Joseph and Jane (Poole) Laughlin. JE married a Dora Rice and then Nancy Willoughby in 1900 in New Albany. Nancy was the mother of Alta Mae Richie who marred JE's son Charles Marvin Laughlin. They were also supposed to have married in 1900 in New Albany.
Both CM Laughlin and Alta were born in New Albany we believe. Nancy's parents were Hopkins and Malinda Rose Willoughby. Her husband was Isaac Thomas Richie listed in the WilsonCo. list of civil war vet in 1883, Coyville. JE & Nancy, Alta & Charles, Hopkins and Malinda and the Meyers came to Oregon after 1900. Jane Pool or Dora Rice or both may have been Native American, although Jane is listed as white on the census. Any information on these families or their ancestors would be appreciated
Diane Berry

Topic: Ashby family
From: ARiana Overton aoverton@charter.net
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 06:43 AM

I am looking for any information about my grandmother, Edith Anna Ashby who married Albert Dorman Hurst and died in 1955 in CA.
Here is the info I have on her.
Born--FREDONIA, KANSAS [Wilson Co]
Age--68 yrs

Please email me if you have any info or are willing to search for her birth certificate for m. aoverton@charter.net
THank you

Topic: Jellison
From: Dolores Hinsz dolores.hinsz@verizon.net
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2001 01:31 PM

I am searching for any information on Jellison in or around
1900 and or later. My grandmother and grandfather were said to have married in 1900 in Kansas. We do know the date or
location. We are on a limited budget and I am not sure how to proceed.
thank you for any help any one can give me.

Topic: Clinesmith/Williamson
From: Lee Ann Willis leeannw5@aol.com
Date: Monday, August 13, 2001 03:28 PM

I am looking for any information about my great grandparents Anna Clinesmith and Chapman Williamson married 1 Apr 1883 in Fredonia, Wilson Co, Ks.
You can email me at leeannw5@aol.com

Topic: Matthew James & Pharaba Cordell Hindman
From: Sharon Ponton primitivebynature@msn.com
Date: Monday, August 06, 2001 10:22 PM

Am interested in information on the family of Matthew James and Pharaba Cordell Hindman who appear on the 1880 Wilson Co, Census...in Coyville.


Topic: Ida Buns, Identify young woman and family?
From: Kay Morrow mrsfuzzygem@worldnet.att.net
Date: Sunday, August 05, 2001 06:59 PM

I have a picture identified as : IDA BUNS of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS. She appears to be 15 to 19 years of age. She is dressed in white with a dark hat and is holding some papers ? graduation diploma.
The photo studio? is identified with the following printed along the bottom of the picture card. Howard, Eureka, KS. Opera House Block, and Wabash Ave., Howard City.
It was probably taken in 1990s or possible at the turn of the century. does anyone know of a BUNS family?

Topic: Hill Family
From: Gail Mayhue gmayhue@texoma.net
Date: Friday, August 03, 2001 11:41 PM

Am looking for any information on the 1900 Census for Wilson Co. Am also looking for any information on a family by the name of Hill. Husband: Fred James Hill b. about 1884 not sure of death. married a Meftella Winters/or Noel. They are in the 1910 census for Fredonia, Wilson Co.. ks. they had 2 children at the 1910 census. Walter James b. 06/12/1906 d. 11/10/1987 He was born in Altoona. They also had a second son. Aaron Perry not sure when or where he was born. Any one with information on these people please feel free to email me. If any one has any other information pertaining to this family please also email. Thanks

Topic: Charles R. Bowman
From: Donazel Meyer dmeyer1237@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 03:57 PM

Charles R. Bowman was my grandfather. I believe that Amos A. Bowman and Ella Ellen Ellis were his parents. Would like to talk to anyone with any information that would help.

Topic: Lottie E. James
From: Curt Wyatt curtwyatt@home.com
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 10:21 AM

Born Nov. 14, 1878 New Albany Kansas Wilson County. Need to determine who parents were.

Topic: Sidney Freaner
From: Debbie Toomay deb2me@swbell.net
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2001 01:19 PM

I am looking for my great grandmother, Sidney Freaner's birth records and info on her family. I do not have a birth date but based on her age when my grandfather was born it would have been 1886 in Fredonia, KS. I know she had a sister named Jessie A. Freaner. We have a picture with the name Nevada H. Fearner but we don't know where she fits. The picture is of a young woman about 18-25 and says it is her baptism and is dated 6-22-1890. Any help would be appreciated!

Topic: Gilson Family
From: Randall Peltier randypel@aol.com
Date: Sunday, July 08, 2001 07:37 AM

Looking for information on the Gilson Family. Rhuanna Gilson died Fredonia, Kansas 1939. Her son was Claude Gilson. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Isaac Freeman-Margaret Ultsch
From: Cornelia Warner fenenga@mminternet.com
Date: Friday, July 06, 2001 05:21 PM

are the two Isaac's listed below one and the same?

Birth: in Kansas Marriage 1 Margaret ULTSCH b: in Pennsylvania
Minnie FREEMAN b: 2 SEP 1887 in ,Mills,Iowa

1880 extract, Pleasant Valley, Wilson, KS.
Stephen Freeman 48 KY
Rachel Freeman 49 KY
Silas H. Freeman 27 KY
Isaac N. Freeman 19 KY
John F. Freeman 17 KY

with both Isaac and Silas in both families, and the possibility of Stephen moving to KS when Isaac was very young, it's something I need to look into.

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