Wilson County Kansas Queries


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Queries Jan. - June 2002

Brothers, Clev, Conner, Connor, Coopers, Damewood, DeGraff, Dryden, Glasscock, Graham, Gritz, Howell, Hurst, Kimball, Koch, Koonce, Lee, McCartney, McCartney, Nelson, Neodesha Cemeteries, Neodesha City Directory, Noce, Otto, Pugh, Spillman, Surber, Whiteside, Wolever, Wolf

Topic: Sarah/Robert McCartney-New Albany, KS
From: Jan Dunlap nedunlap@revealed.net
Date: Friday, June 28, 2002 11:54 AM

I am looking for Sarah Ann DeGraff married to Robert McCartney who were thought to be in New Albany, Wilson Co, KS in May 1873 (her fatherŐs estate papers). Sarah was born 5 November 1833 in Elkhart, IN and died 2 June 1913 but the family Bible does not say where. Her name is listed as Miller when she died. There are no entries for a marriage to Robert McCartney or to unknown Miller. Does this info fit with what anyone else knows? Can someone check the cemetery list for New Albany? Or check any other local material that might shed a clue? Jan Dunlap nedunlap@revealed.net

Topic: Robert & Sarah (DeGraff)McCartney
From: Jan Dunlap nedunlap@revealed.net
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2002 04:51 PM

Looking for any info on Sarah (DeGraff) and Robert McCartney who are listed in her father's estate papers as being in New Albany, Wilson Co, KS in March and May 1873. I have no other information except that Sarah died in 1913 and is Mrs Sarah Miller at that time. I do not know where she died or what Mr Miller's first name was.
Do you know anything about these families?
Jan Dunlap nedunlap@revealed.net

Topic: Want Neodesha City Directory
From: Marvin Walden drcadmando@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 02:29 PM

While searching the databases of Ancestry.com some months ago, looking for info about my Great Grandfather Albert Walden, who was born in Illinois in 1856, I found that there was an Albert J Walden in the Neodesha KS City Directory for 1896- 97. I searched for more info today, and found nothing- ancestry.com has changed something.

So, I wonder if there might be some way that I could get microform of some kind of the Neodesha KS City Directory for 1896- 97?


Marvin E Walden
Troy, MI

Topic: BROTHERS family
From: Linda Lovely lindal@eoni.com
Date: Monday, April 01, 2002 09:34 AM

Looking for information on R.S. BROTHERS b:abt.1833 Ind. m:Mary J. b:abt.1835 IL., they are listed in the 1870 Wilson Co.,KS census with 6 children: A.E. 6, C.A. 12, E.14, L.A. 3, W.R. 11,& W.S. 8, any information would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Howell of Wilson Co
From: Trudy Miles dt.miles@netcnct.net
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 01:19 AM

Looking for anyone connected to the Howell's of Wilson County in area of Neodesha. Especially looking for family of Letha Pearl Howell born January 10, 1919 in Neodesha.

Also, would like to contact a Wayne Howell who posted a query on this board June 2000 regarding a Howell of Wilson Co. His email address is not working. Thank you so much.

Topic: Neodesha Cemeteries
From: Byron Palmer bapalmer@winco.net
Date: Monday, March 18, 2002 04:43 PM

I am trying to locate a source that would have listings of the burials in the Neodesha area. I am specifically looking for: Charles Sweney (died: 1899), William C. Vincent and Elizabeth Gertrude Vincent. Thank you.

From: Louis Young lyoung@aol.com
Date: Friday, April 26, 2002 05:04 PM

I visit Neodesha and I have found that the WA Rankin Library has a full listing of people buried in the Neodesha Cemetery. You can contact them and they will do lookups for you. They have a great genealogy section with newspapers on microfilm and a full listing of obituaries.


Topic: Koonce Family
From: James Koonce jamesgkoonce@cs.com
Date: Monday, March 04, 2002 04:53 PM

Looking for descendants of George Willis Koonce b:14Oct1907 in Lincoln County,OK. d: 01Feb1974 in Fredonia, KS. m:Mary Wolver 21Feb1930.

Topic: Graham, Hurst, Spillman, Noce, Glasscock, Clev
From: Harry Hurst mail@hurstad.com
Date: Monday, March 04, 2002 12:17 PM

I am looking for any information on my father's descendants. His name was Harry E. Hurst, b 1918 in Neodesha. His parents were Harry E. Hurst, b 1886 in Buxton KS, and Bessie Graham, b 1891 in Neodesha. Harry Hurst parents were J.T. Hurst from Ohio and Sarah Spillman from Wisconsin. Bessie Graham was the daughter of Franklin P. Graham of Delaware and Mary Noce of Marion, KS. The Graham side is fairly well documented back to Delaware. Bessie's siblings include Grover, Katy (m Chester Van Cleve), Avis (m Brent Glasscock and David Willoughby), Inez (m James Crawford) and Charles Lee.

Topic: Wolf, Lookup Death Index Please Help!
From: Jamie Ritchie ritchie1953@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, February 18, 2002 08:59 AM

Looking for Frank or Franklin Wolf and Joana or Joanna Wolf maiden surpose to be Penn.(I heard). I also heard they are buried in Washington Co.,Washington,Kansas. Some please help me find out about the date and where they are. So I can find the parents of theirs. Thank! Jamie

From: Jamie Ritchie ritchie1953@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 09:16 AM

Correction on the Penn it is Sterling. Joanna Sterling married to Franklin Wolf.
Joanna Wolf died June 4th ,1920
Franklin Wolf died May 4th ,1913
In Washington,Kansas.
Hope their will be families of the Sterling looking for Joanna so I can find her parents.She was born in Burk Co.,Pa. Franklin Wolf parents. Found two brothers Phillip and Isaac Wolf. Jamie

Topic: Coopers!!!
From: Maurene Leggett mosims@aol.com
Date: Sunday, February 17, 2002 09:01 AM

I would very much like any information on the whereabouts of any of the Charles Lee Cooper family is.

In the 1920 Census Charles Lee Cooper had the following children living with him:
Alta approx 1907 Maggie born 1913
Ruby approx 1909 Otis born 1917
Otto approx 1907

They also lived next door to Abigail and Henry Reed. Abigail was Charles Lee Coopers mother Abigail Mollet Cooper Reed (Aaron Cooper) was her husband.

Charles Lee Cooper was Married to Jenice Damron she died in 1917 associated with childbirth is what i was told. She was the daughter of Richard Clayton Damron and Margaret Castle originally from Pikeville Kentucky.

Richard Clayton Damron was the son of Samuel and Mary(Polly) Mollett sister to Abigail Mollet Cooper mother of Charles Lee Cooper.

Does anyone know of where the cooper or damron generations went....????
Maurene Leggett Mosims@aol.com

Topic: Looking for Charles M. Surber
From: Russ Surber rdsurber@charter.net
Date: Sunday, February 10, 2002 01:31 PM

Excuse my awkwardness, I've very new at this. I'm trying to find information on my grandfather, whom I never knew. On my father's delayed birth certificate (issued in 1942, 43 years after his birth!) my grandfather was born in Wilson County, Kansas. If my father was born in 1899, I would guess my grandfather was born somewhere between 1870 and 1881 or '82. If anyone has run across a record that mentions Charles M.(I presume his middle name was given to my father as a first name, Marion) Surber, I would certainly appreciation learning how I might have access to it. From there I hope to identify my great grandparents, and from there, who knows? Many thanks,

Russ Surber
Paso Robles , CA, CA

Topic: Alexander and Charity Pugh
From: Ron Pugh ecliptic1@juno.com
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2002 06:28 PM

I am looking for any information concerning Alexander Pugh and Charity Bartmus, My great grandparents, who were married 24 July 1864 in Linn County KS. Please contact Ron Pugh at ecliptic1@juno.com or 21781 Paseo De Los Portales Sonora Ca 95370 Thank you

From: Ron Pugh ecliptic1@juno.com
Date: Friday, January 25, 2002 10:12 PM I am searching for information on if my great grandparents died in Pleasent Valley and the date. They showed up on the 1865 KS state census and the 1900 Fed. soundex census. I don't know where Pleasent Valley existed. It doesn't show up on maps that I have. Their names were Alexander D. and Charity Pugh. You can contact me on email at ecliptic1@juno.com or Ron Pugh 21781 Paseo De Los Portales Sonora,Ca 95370 Thank you

Topic: Elbert was brother of John H.Damewood,
From: Leatha A. Betts jlabetts@burgoyne.com
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2002 06:07 PM

1870 Census Wilson Co. Kansas, has M. (Mary) Damewood, age 78, which coincides with Mary Henderson wife of Nathan Damewood of Knox Co. Tenn.... John H. Damewood then would be a son, older brother of Elbert....

Topic: Damewood, John H.s. of Elbert.s. of Nathan,s. of M
From: Leatha A. Betts jlabetts@burgoyne.com
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2002 03:12 PM

John H. Damewood b. in Knox Co. Tenn. was son of Elbert Damewood and Jane Seymore, son of Nathan Damewood and Mary Henderson, son of Malachi and Hannah Damewood, son of Heinrich Demuth/Tamewood/Damewood and Anna Maria Geissler, immigrants 1742 to Pa. out of Buettenhardt, Schauffhausen, Switzerland.

See my rootsweb entries for Damewoods....and also Bill Damewood who is the Malachi Damewood researcher.

Leatha b.

Topic: Wolever, Koch, Whiteside and Otto
From: Patricia Clark momstravel@excite.com
Date: Friday, January 11, 2002 10:56 PM

Interestested in pictures of the Wolever, Kochs, Whiteside and Otto of Fredonia, Ks please email me momstravel@hotmail.com

Topic: Frank & Lillian Gritz
From: Vickie Gritz vickiegritz@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 07:30 PM

I am looking for any information on Frank or Lillian Gritz. I have been told that his burial was in Fredonia. I think he died around 1938. Any help on any Gritz would help. I think they were in Fall River also.

Topic: Connor/Conner, Irish Catholic Cemetery near New Albany
From: Jack Casner jackinkc@home.com
Date: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 04:53 PM

I would like to find some information about an Irish settlement in Wilson/Greenwood counties. St. Francis (I think) cemetery is located at old highway 96 and the New Albany road. It seems all or mostly Irish names.

I have some interest in persons from that area named Connor or Conner.

Jack Casner

Topic: NELSON family
From: Sharon Hanlon librariansharon@aol.com
Date: Thursday, January 03, 2002 06:57 PM

I am anxious to find out more about the family of John and Mary NELSON who lived in Wilson County (Pleasant Valley Twp?)from sometime in the 1870s until at least 1895. John and Mary had 2 daughters who apparently married in Wilson County. Mary Frances (my ancestor) married Joseph YOUNG in 1889 and her older sister Martha E married CT AMES in 1883 (I believe). Mary married again, possibly in 1906, William C. CHATFIELD, but I haven't been able to determine where.

Topic: Neodesha Cemetery-Kimball/Lee
From: Hallie Garnerh.garner@att.net
Date: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 01:07 PM

Cora Lee, daughter of Wm. E. Lee, married Harry Emerson Kimball in 1905. Harry died in 1940 in Kansas City but his ashes were deposited in his father's lot in the Neodesha Cemetery. Cora, born in 1885 in Neodesha, died at some other time, but I have not been able to find out when and if she is buried or ashes in Neodesha Cem. also. If anyone can help on this matter I would appreciate it very much.

Topic: Dryden Family
From: Frederick Richard frichard01@sprynet.com
Date: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 07:25 AM

Seeking John Dryden who moved from Lousia Co Iowa to Wilson Co. He died there in l884 and is buried in Lyman Cem,Wilson Co.

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