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DONELSON, Samuel Tue Oct 16, 2001
I am seeking the obituary of and any information on Samuel Donelson, b. 20 May, 1824, Hawkins Co., TN, d. 23 April 1904, Sedan, Kansas.  A post on the internet states, "there is a Col. Samuel Donelson listed in Kansas history.  A Sedan, Kansas newspaper article April 29, 1904, Col. Donelson is dead as of 6:30 Saturday evening."  The article also listed a son, Walker Donelson of Pawnee, OK and a Dr. Emanuel M. Donelson of Cedar Vale, Kansas.  Samuel and his wife Jane are listed in the index of the Elgin Cemetery.  Although the article gave him the title Colonel, I couldn't find him in the Chautauqua County Civil War lists.  Samuel Donelson is a brother to my gggrandfather, Thomas Donelson (b. Hawkins Co., TN, died Titus Co., TX) and a son of James and Nancy Vaughan Donelson (Hawkins Co., TN to Scott Co., VA, to Fannin Co., TX.   I would appreciate any help, information, suggestions, etc. and will gladly share information I have.
Contact Jean Moore Murphy - jm21539@aol.com


FIELDS, Lilly Belle Wed Jul 06, 2001
My grandmother Lilly Belle FIELDS lived in Chautauqua County Kansas, she left there and moved to Alberta, Canada in 1905, she was born July 6 1889, not sure where, I would like to find info on her parents and siblings, etc.
Contact Guy Alden - guyalden@hotmail.com
FONBURG/THUNBURG/VONBURG Fri Jun 08, 2001
I am researching my Great Grandmother's second husband. Her name is Rebecca Jane Duke Page. After Great Grandpa died, she married a man with one of these last name's. I hope someone can help. Her first husband was, William Benjamin Page. I believe she had three children, when she married the second time, Henry, Charley, and George.
Contact Darlene Jane Page Watkins - janewatkins@widaho.net
HENDERSON Wed Jun 20, 2001
I am interested in contacting all descendents of Mary FOREMAN Henderson, Atwill Henderson and Russell Henderson of Chautauqua County, Kansas and related families. ca. 1860's to present.
Contact Ed & Peggy Henderson - peganded@kans.com
HOHLER, Peter P. Mon Oct 15, 2001
Seeking information on Peter P. Hohler, 1849-1902. He is buried beside a child, Jessie, in the Cedar Vale Cemetery. Looking for the name of his wife.
Contact Donna Iseminger - isem@cimtel.net
JONES, George & Mary Fri Dec 28, 2001
JONES, George, born 1838 in OH, married to Mary Ann Mingle, born 1835 IN.
Their children were Martha, born 1868 in MO, married to John J. Hopkins. Martha and John Hopkins settled in Belleville, Chautauqua, KS about 1870, and had one son Alfred Hopkins, born 1855 IN and they are buried there.
Sarah Jones, born 1861 KS, John M. Jones, born 1864 KS, Minerva Jennie Jones, born 1866 MO, Ruth Jones born 1869 MO, Thomas Jones born 1871 MO, Joseph Jones born 1874 KS.
Looking for any information on George and Mary Ann and their children, and also on John and Martha (Jones) Hopkins.
George and Mary Ann left Kansas about 1880, but some of their children stayed in the area.
Looking for help also to see if they are on the 1870 Census in Kansas.
Contact Carla Burnside - rcburn@syix.com
LONG, Franklin & Elizabeth Sat 17 Nov 2001
My GG Franklin Long, b. 1833 in KY, & his wife Elizabeth, b. 1834, moved to the Little Caney area around 1873. My grandfather, Philo Thomas Long, was b. in 1874. Other children were (1880) census: John (21), Edward (13), Dora (7), Philo (6), and Pearl (1m.). My grandfather Philo went to Kiowa Co. OK. sometime before 1894. I need help in finding out any info on the remainder of the family or when Philo left. Were any of this family still in this county in 1890 or in a later census. Please help!
Contact Larry Long - larrysherrylong@netscape.net
PAGE, George Benjamin Wed May 02, 2001
I am looking for information on George Benjamin Page. He was born in Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Ks on 23 Apr 1874. He is my Grandfather.
Contact Darlene J. (Page) Watkins - janewatkins@widaho.net
SHAFER, Samuel & Eva Ann Mon 12 Nov 2001
I am trying to locate any one who is researching the Samuel and Eva Ann (Neusbaum) Shafer family. This family lived about 2 miles north from the Crum cemetery. Their farm was just over the line, into Elk County. My great grandmother was Ada (Shafer) Richard, a daughter of the above. She had a sister named Lydia and two brothers named Roy and Jim. There was also a Josiah Shafer linked into the family some way. I think Josiah and Mary (Metz) Shafer may have been the parents of Samuel Shafer, but I am not sure of this. If anyone has information on any of these, I surely would like to get in touch to exchange information.
Contact Gordon L. Richard (Oklahoma City) - gordonlr@swbell.net
SKAGGS, W. Jasper Mon Dec 31, 2001
Looking for any information about W. Jasper Skaggs, a blacksmith born in Missouri about 1850, who is listed in the 1880 Kansas census for Hendricks Township, Chautauqua Co. with his wife Rachel and six children - Martha, James, Francis M., William, Clarinda and Polly J. He is believed to have lived in Elgin, KS.
Contact Richard Mize - Ramize30@aol.com


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