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    January thru June 1999
    Coffey County, Kansas




GILLOW, SPALINGER posted by Evelyn Spalinger on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Menna GILLOW(Born 1830) was the mother of Minnie C. GILLOW(Born 1861). We do not know her father's first name or what happened to him. Minnie married Charley F. SPALINGER(Born 1855). They were the parents of six children as follows: William SPALINGER, Arthur SPALINGER, Edith SPALINGER, Carl Frederick SPALINGER, Anna SPALINGER, and Ruth SPALINGER. We think the children were all born in Waverly, Kansas. Menna died in 1901. Minnie died in 1901 and Charley died in 1904 which left the children as orphans. We have heard the family was from Germany but we do not know where in Germany. Does anyone in Kansas or elsewhere know anything about this family? We have knowledge of the children to present but not the older generation. We would appreciate any information any one can give us. Thank you very much.

BLACKBURN, JESTER, WILKINS posted by Mary L. Branson on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Joe BLACKBURN, wife Bell WILKINS/WILKENS, daughter, Zoe Blackburn, who married Ben JESTER in Iola, KS.

BLACKBURN, WILKINS posted by Mary L. Branson on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Joe BLACKBURN and Bell WILKINS/WILKENS Blackburn were the parents of Bert (Bertram?) Blackburn and Zoe Blackburn, DOB 4/07/1880. Zoe married Benjamin Jester in Iola, but was from Burlington, KS. By the time Zoe was married on 10/17/98, Joe had remarried ; stepmother's name was Elizabeth. When Zoe died on April 1, 1944, in Wellington, KS, she was survived by her husband, stepmother, Elizabeth, of Iola, brother, Bert Blackburn, a half-brother, Clifford MADISON, and 2 half-sisters, Mrs. Electa MYERS of Iola, and Mrs. Jewell ABRAMS of Clovis, N.M. I will appreciate any assistance.

WEBBER posted by Don Webber on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

George E. and Nancy (White) Webber had raised their children when they left Hico, Benton County, Arkansas to come to Coffey County, Kansas. George was a Methodist Episcopal clergyman, born about 1805 in Florida. Nancy was a housewife, born about 1807 in North Carolina. Their son described their deaths in 1871 without specifying the years. George died in Le Roy, Coffey County, Kansas from "brain fever". Nancy died in Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas from "consumption and dropsy". I have tried to find a census of Coffey County on the net without success, and I don't know where to make application for death certificates in Coffey County. Anyone supplying this information will earn many brownie points from the Webber family here in California. I would also pay reasonable expenses for someone to get this data for me. Any one out there who would like my undying gratitude ? Thank you profusely, sincerely, Don Webber

KAUFMAN posted by Lee Hixon on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am looking for any available info on Grover Christian Kaufman and/or his wife Minnie. They lived in or around Gridley in 1900-1906. My mother, their daughter, was born in Gridley, January 15, 1906.

ENRIGHT, McADOO, NEFF posted by anonymous on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am researching the following surnames that settled in Coffey County in the 1860's. They are NEFF, ENRIGHT and McADOO.

KNOTTS, LIVINGSTON posted by Carla Thorpe on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am researching James Hiram Livingston. He was born in Lebo Ks on July 25 1885. His parents were Frank William Livingston and Sarah Isabelle Knotts. James left Kansas and married Nellie Blanch Freeborn in Cheyenne Wy. If any one has any information on the Knotts family or the Livingston family I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

DEVORE, DEYETTE, MARTINDALE posted by Geri DeVore on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Looking for information on Edward DEYETTE who married Mary Olive MARTINDALE. They had two children, Daisy and Benjamin before a divorce took place. Looking for information on any of these people. Divorce took place in Burlington, Coffey County.

Looking for information on William Henry DEVORE who married Mary Olive MARTINDALE-DEYETTE in Burlington, Coffey County. They had three children: Grace, Lydia and John. Grace married Jess SINGLETON and lived/died in Texas. Lydia married William GREEN. They had three children: Joyce, Roy and Alice. Lydia later married O.D. SHIRLEY and lived in Burlington, Coffey County. John married Francis GILLETT and had several children, there was a divorce and she remarried as did he. He married W. D. MINSHEW and had three daughters. John & Francis lived in Burlington, Coffey County for a time. I would like information on any of these people.

Looking for information on James Taylor MARTINDALE and his wife Josephine VEACH. Parents of Mary Olive MARTINDALE who was born in Coffey County. Would like Mary's birth certificate, have marriage, divorce and death certificates. I am grand-daughter of William Henry & Mary Olive Devore.

ROBINSON, WILLIAMS posted by Judith Beloate on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

We are trying to research our gg grandfather Alberto Richard Robinson. His fathers name was John Robinson and his mothers names was Mary Anne Williams. He worked on his fathers farm. I found a Mary Robinson and family listing an ALBERT as a son of 23 on the 1870 fed census. If anyone can help us we would appreciate it. He attended Baker University prior to Northwestern. We can't seem to find any info on John Robinson. The only other thing we know is he was born in Pickaway County Ohio.

WEBBER posted by Don Webber on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am searching for my great grandparents, George E. and Nancy (White) Webber, who died in Kansas. According to their son's replies to a school questionnaire, George died in Leroy and Nancy in Burlington sometime between 1860, when they lived in Hico, Benton County, Arkansas, and 1889, when their son, my grandfather, reported them as dead. Chloe Wood from the Coffey County Museum was kind enough to search the obits for them and indeed found a George E. Webber, who died 28 Dec 1871. That date seemed appropriate; however he was not my great granddad. My George was born in 1805 or so; the one she found was born 20 Jul 1838; hers was married to Martha J. Hurley; not Nancy White; and his children didn't have the right names either. I could not find a census for the period in Kansas on the net. I tried the Methodist Archives, since he was listed as a Methodist Episcopal clergyman. They do not have record of George either; something about being a "local pastor" and not registered with the Arkansas Conference. If anyone has another resource, my Webber family and I would be happy to hear of our ancestors. Many thanks for your consideration, sincerely, Don Webber

KNOTTS, LIVINGSTON posted by Carla Thorpe on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am researching my Grandfather James Hiram Livingston b Lebo KS on July 25 1885. His father was Frank William Livingston and his mother was Sarah Isabelle Knotts. I would appreciate any information Thank you,

THORPE posted by Everett Thorpe, Jr. on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Seeking any information regarding THORPEs in Coffee County during the 1800s, specifically Everett Thorpe. He was born in Kansas around 1887. He eventually migrated to New York, date and reasons unknown. Thank you.

CREE posted by Robert H. Cree on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Seeking information on family of George and Nancy Brown CREE who lived in the vicinity of Waverly, Coffey County. George CREE was born in 1839 in Clinton County, Ohio and died at Waverly in 1916.

McADOO posted by anonymous on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am looking for information on a Sylvanus McAdoo who came to Burlington, Coffey, KS in the late 1800's. He married Elizabeth Jane NEFF either before or after serving in Civil War ( enlisted in Pennsylvania and mustered out at Fort Leavenworth). Some of their children were born in Iowa, Ohio and Kansas. Their son, William Henry McAdoo married Frances ENRIGHT in Burlington, Coffey, KS on 25 Sep 1890. I would appreciate any information anyone might have on this McAdoo family. We have very little information about his life previous to his arriving in Kansas and just basic information since his arrival in Kansas. Thanks!

LIEBAU posted by Ronda Rivers-Stone on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Frederick LIEBAU came to Coffey Co., Kansas in 1867 Lived outside Leroy, Coffey Co., KS

JEWETT posted by Diane Drewry on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Looking for information on the family of Samuel Jewett. He was born in Wis. in 1857 and died in Burlington on 1905. He and his wife Teresa ( maybe Mary Teresa) lived on a farm outside Waverly with their children Albert, Charles (Alfred), Mabel and Isabel.

OTT posted by B. Weber on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am looking for information on Samuel Ott. He is supposedly buried in a cemetery in Lebo, Kansas, in Coffey County. His daughter's name was Annie Laurie Ott. Any information will be appreciated.

ATCHISON, LAMB posted by Mary Ann Fanning Atencio on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Beulah Atchison born 1887 in Plattsburg, MO. Parents were Edward and Rebecca Warner Atchison of Waverly, Kansas. Beulah married Fred Wilson in 1906 and then married Mr. Lamb. She attended school in Waverly, KS. Siblings were, Clyde S. b 1889, Maude Bernice b 1892, Warren E. b 1893, Inez L. b 1897, Dewey V. b 1898 and Vernon S. born 1901.

HIPSHER posted by JoAnn Cantrell on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Would like to correspond with others researching the Hipsher family of Coffey co. KS. Especially interested in Cora JOHNSTON Hipsher who resided in Coffey co. in 1931 when her father Charles W. JOHNSTON died in Crane, Stone co., MO. Cora was b. Feb. 1892 in MO to Charles and Cynthia OSBORN Johnston. . I do not know her husband's first name. Help appreciated.

GUY posted by Monte Southward on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Looking for any information on GUY family that lived in Coffey Co Ks. One name would be SAMUAL GUY. I think many more were in that area.
Thank you.
Monte Southward
PO Box 416
Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351

FUNK, WILLIAMSON posted by Oscar Barron on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am researching the WILLIAMSON/FUNK family. Arthur Raymond FUNK b, 1873, married to Cora Hester WILLIAMSON b, 1875. Cora was born in IND to Jacob WILLIAMSON and Electa BOWERS. Arthur FUNK was born to Hardin FUNK and Sarah ?. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

WEBBER posted by Don Webber on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am seeking information on my great grandparents, George E. Webber and Nancy White / Webber. George was born in Florida ca. 1805; Nancy in NC. ca. 1807. They married 12 July 1826 in Maury County, Tennessee, bore nine children from ca. 1835 to 1854 in Washington County, Arkansas, showed up in the Hico, Benton County, Arkansas 1860 census, then both died in Coffee County before 1889; George in LeRoy, Nancy in Burlington. A lovely lady at the Coffee County Museum, Chloe Woods, could find no record of this couple. She did find a George E. Webber, who died there in the correct time period, but it was not the right one. If anyone could fill us in on their lives and deaths in Kansas, the Webber family of California will be eternally grateful.

SMITH posted by Lynn Earnest White on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am searching for information on my 3rd Great-grandfather James SMITH. He was born in Vigo, IN about 1824, and came to live in Ottumwa, Coffey Co. around 1857. His wife was Catherine Eliza ? from TN. They lived there at least 35 years. He was a veteran of the Kansas infantry, Co. F, reg. #12 from whom he received an Honorable Discharge.

FLEMING, HOLLOWAY posted by Lynn Earnest White on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am searching for information on my 2nd and 3rd-Great-grandfathers, James Irving, and Benjamin Goodman FLEMING (respectively). They were both long time residents of Ottumwa, Coffey Co., KS. James Irving was born 1853 in MO, Married Annie L.SMITH in 1875. He served in the Kansas Calvalry, Co. H, reg.# 19. He died in 1910 in Ottumwa. Benjamin Goodman FLEMING was born 1824 in Ohio, Married Louisa HOLLOWAY in 1844 in Indianna, Served in the Civil War Illinois Infantry, Co.A, reg.#115. and died in 1909 in Burlington, Coffey Co., KS. Thank you.

OGLE posted by Perry Michaelis on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Looking for descendents of Mildred Ogle, Agnes Ogle who lived in Gridley, Ks. in 1910.

COOPER, WOODWORTH posted by Randal W. Cooper on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Dear Researchers of Coffey County, Kansas, I have traced John WOODWORTH from his birth in Ohio to his years in Lewis County, Kentucky to his service in the Union Army's Twenty-second Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Infantry to his residence in Williamsburg, Franklin County, Kansas [around 1883] to his farm in Rock Creek Township, Coffey County, Kansas, by 1900. John WOODWORTH was enumerated in the 1900 and 1910 Censuses of Rock Creek Township, Coffey County, Kansas. In the 1910 Census, ED 21, Sheet 70A, Dwelling 230, he was 73 years old [born Oct 1836], both he and his parents born in Ohio and he had his own income. John Woodworth owned his own farm, free of any mortgage. His wife Alice, age 51, was John's second wife, and her first marriage. Alice and her parents were born in Ohio. John and Alice were married about 1884. Alice had given birth to two children, one of whom was living in 1910. John WOODWORTH's cousin James WOODWORTH was enumerated in the 1900 Census of Rock Creek Township, Coffey County, Kansas. James WOODWORTH was born Feb 1835 in Ohio, thus was 65 in 1900. Can you tell me anything about his life after 1900? When did John WOODWORTH die? Did he reside in Coffey County from 1910 until his death? Was his obituary published in the local newspaper? My interest in John WOODWORTH stems from his friendship with my third-great grandfather William COOPER. They were neighbors from about 1852 to about 1859, then served in the same Company in the Civil War, then lived as neighbors from about 1865 to about 1875 or so, both periods in Quincy, Lewis County, Kentucky. In addition, John WOODWORTH provided one of the four affidavits submitted with William COOPER's Invalid Pension Application. In the affidavit, WOODWORTH relates being by COOPER's side when the line of battle was formed at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi, 29 Dec 1862. WOODWORTH gave an account of COOPER's being wounded in the forehead by a gunshot, during the failed charge on the Confederate entrenchments atop Hayne's Bluff. It is because of this friendship that I am writing to you, in the hope that I will be able to meet a descendant of John WOODWORTH and share the information I have compiled. I am looking forward to meeting researchers of Coffey County, Kansas. Thank you for your help!

GREENE posted by Carol L. Koehler Cima on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Hello, I am attempting to locate records concerning my grandfather, John Albert Greene. I believe he was born about 1880 to 1884. He passed away somewhere about 1925. He married my grandmother Magel King. They had 7 children. My mother was born in Logan, Phillips county and she was the eldest child. Her BD is 1903. Any help would be appreciated., Thank you, Carol L Koehler Cima

ENDSLEY posted by Myra Bell on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am seeking information on Harley Edwin Endsley. Last known to be in Burlington, KS around 1910. Was son of Tom E. Endsley also thought to be from the Burlington, KS area.

ARNOLD, DIX, KEITH, WALTERS posted by Roger Keith on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Looking for info on Daniel Walker KEITH b) bfr 1820 Nelson Co KY m) 15 Jun 1837 Bartholomew Co IN to Margaret DUDLEY. (7) children James F, Mary WALTERS, Amanda ARNOLD, Martha KEITH, Amelia DIX, William Henry, and Daniel Harrison. DWK left MO in 1855 to go to CA-Margaret moved the children to Coffey Co KS in 1862. She died in 1876 and Wm and Dan retrieved DWK from OR in 1895. He died in Strawn in 1901.

OGAN, WOOMAN posted by Sharon Wells Gabel on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

John WOOLMAN, (c 1813-1885) m Martha Jane OGAN (c 1813 -1898) is reported to have been "approved the court of Anderson county to be probate judge for Coffey county during its organization. He was appointed by John W. Geary...commissioned on 8 Jan 1857". I am looking for any information about this family and have lots to share..

DEVER, JEWETT posted by Diane Drewry on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Looking for information on the descendants of Teresa Dever and Samuel Jewett. They lived on a farm in Waverly in Coffey County in the late 1800s. Their children were Albert(1889), Charles A.(Fred)(1890), Mabel(1892) and Isabel(1896). Teresa married V. Roberds after the death of Samuel Jewett in 1905.

MASSEY posted by Michelle Hammett on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am looking for information on Issac Massey who was the father of Joseph Massey. The family first settled in Gridley, KS. Joseph lived in rural Woodson Co. during his marriage. Would like to find information on Joseph's father Issac and his mother(unknown) and any siblings. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you,

SHOEMAKER, TAYLOR posted by Betty Woollums on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am researching my Coffey county ancestors and would like any information on them and other family members.They are my Gr. GR. Grandparents. O.H. TAYLOR married Candis M. SHOEMAKER July 29, 1877 in Coffey county at the house of Bennet TAYLOR. They were married by Rev. J. Goodmill.

CATES, McDONALD posted by Mary Ellen Lanigan Reisenauer on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am looking for the family of a Thomas McDonald that lived in Coffey County Kansas in 1870. Neosha Township. He was born about 1829. First married to a Margaret Ann Alexander and had a daughter Martha Anne, twins; son and daughter, who died. Married a second time to a Lady with the last name CATES or similar spelling. Thanks for all your help!

FRITCH posted by Jody Offen on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I would like to find out where Louisa FRITCH is buried. She died about 1870 in Coffey County, Kansas. I do know what township she lived in. If anyone stumbles over her grave please let me know. Louisa FRITCH was born in 1830. Any help would be very appreciated.

ATCHISON, LAMB posted by Mary Ann Fanning Atencio on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Beulah Atchison born 1887 in Plattsburg, MO. Parents were Edward and Rebecca Warner Atchison of Waverly, Kansas. Beulah married Fred Wilson in 1906 and then married Mr. Lamb. She attended school in Waverly, KS. Siblings were, Clyde S. b 1889, Maude Bernice b 1892, Warren E. b 1893, Inez L. b 1897, Dewey V. b 1898 and Vernon S. born 1901.

THOMAS posted by Susan Dow on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

Looking for information on George Edward Thomas, his wife Anna Johns, and their son Malankton "Lank" Thomas. Lank married Susannah "Susan" Loy on 2 April 1871 in Leroy, Coffey, Kansas. Lank and Susan had 12 children, all born in Leroy. Their youngest, Hal Byron Thomas, born 6 May 1899, was my grandfather. Any information on these people would be greatly appreciated. I would be willing to share. My address is dow_trucking@msn.com Thank you,

STRAWN, WILLIAMSON posted by Roger Williamson on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I am looking for any information about Pratt Williamson of Strawn, Coffey Co., Kansas. He lived there around 1860-1899. I understand that he may have be some type of a lawman. He married Alice Jane Strawn.

LAWRENCE, MATHEWS posted by William D Walkup on Wednesday, March 10, 1999

I have been tracking a John lawrence b. 26 Dec 1830, m. to Sara Ann Mathews, but Kansas data is in short supply here in Oklahoma. I would appreciate any help, or at least a page number from the 1880 fed census, then I might be able to get hold of an 1880 Coffee census.

REAGAN/RAGAN posted by Sandie Morris on Sunday, March 28, 1999

Moses Reagan b. 1791 Tenn, lived Burlington TWP, Coffey Co. KN during 1860 Census.
Wife - Mary (Polly)Duval (Walker)
Children - William, Mary, Francis and James T. Looking for any connections. Moses and Mary probably died in Coffey Co.
Thanks

REAGAN/RAGAN posted by Sandie Morris on Sunday, March 28, 1999

Looking for any info on Abraham Reagan/Ragan, brother or uncle to Moses H. Reagan/Ragan lived in Coffey Co. about 1868, came from ILL. Other relatives - Cartwright, Rodchester , Walker and Pemberton. Please write. Sandie smorris@tscnet.com

HAFFNER posted by Diane Glover on Tuesday, April 20, 1999

Looking for Haffner, Halls Summitt, Coffey Co, Ks.

TOMPKINS posted by Lee Hixon on Wednesday, April 28, 1999

I am trying to find information on William M. and or Minnie Tompkins. They resided in Coffey County circa 1890-1906. Lee Hixon, LH460@aol.com

EARNSHAW, ALLEN, BELL, HAFFNER posted by Diane Glover on Thursday, April 29, 1999

I am looking for more info on Issac Earnshaw born 11-1865 who married Maggie Allen 12-4-1890 in Coffey County, Kansas. They had 5 children: Opal born 1891 in Kansas. Onno B. born 1-9-1893 born in Kansas who married Gladys Bell 4-19-1917 in Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas. Odus born 8-17-8194 born in Missouri. Essie Grace born 11-23-1896 born in Lebo, Coffey County, Kansas who married Rollie Haffner 12-18-1917 in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas and Harry born 6-24-1898 born and died in Kansas. If anyone has anymore info they would like to contribute please do. Thanks, Diane

TOMPKINS posted by Lee Hixon on Sunday, May 3, 1999

I am looking for any information on William M. and/or Minnie Tompkins. Born 1870-1880 in Kansas.

McKEAN, BROWN posted by Rollin McKean on Friday, May 28, 1999

Looking for information on Henry McKean and Olive Brown his wife.

L. D.HIGHLEY posted by Bertha Hood on Tuesday, June 1, 1999

Looking for anything on Mr. Highley that married Nancy Jane Pound on August 30, 1918. This was the second marriage for Nancy . Her first husband was John Wesley Cokeley. I think that they would have lived in Burlington, Coffey, Kansas. Mr Highley may have been married to Nancy's sister before her

Angeline SCRIPTURE, STAUFFER, HOYT posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, June 6, 1999

Married B.F. Stauffer on Aug 27, 1884, Maiden name may have been Hoyt.

PADGETT posted by Earl C. Padgett, Jr. on Thursday, June 17, 1999

Looking for information on any Padgett's in Marshall or Washington Cos. KS. They lived near Blue Rapids, Marysville, and in Washington in Greenleaf and Chapstow, etc. Any help would be appreciated.

BAKER, PAYER, WOODWARD posted by Earl C. Padgett, Jr. on Saturday, June 19, 1999

I am looking for information on Timothy Baker married Adeline (Woodward) Baker and had son Ernest Baker(B-abt 1890). Also looking for information on Peter Payer. Has anyone heard of the Kong Baseball Club? The Bakers lived in Star Twnshp east of Burlington. Timothy probably homesteaded the land.



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