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    Coffey County, Kansas





REAGAN/RAGAN posted by Sandy 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 Sandy 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.


Angeline SCRIPTURE, STAUFFER, HOYT posted by Kelly Hull on Monday, August 30, 1999

From: Marriage Records of Coffey County, Kansas 1856-1984 by Della Becker Meyer, Burlington, KS 1985 STAUFFER, B. F. 44 & Angeline SCRIPTURE 31 both of Osage County, KS m. 28 Aug 1884 Burlington by Rev. S.E. Pendleton


PADGETT posted by Earl C. Padgett 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. Sincerely, Earl Earl C. Padgett Jr. 6522 Summit St. Kansas City MO 64113-1821 ECP6522@aol.com


BAKER, PAYER, WOODWARD posted by Earl C. Padgett 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. Sincerely, Earl Earl C. Padgett Jr. 6522 Summit St. Kansas City MO 64113-1821 ECP6522@aol.com


SARAH MCKENNEY MARRIAGE? posted by Jody Thompson on Thursday, July 15, 1999

Sarah McKenney was enumerated with her parents, Jonathan and Louisa McKenney, in the 1865 Coffey County Agricultural Census. She was listed as being 14 years old (b. 1851) and born in Arkansas. The family moved to Jackson County, Missouri before 1870 and Sarah was not with them at that time. Can anyone tell me if she married in Coffey County -- or did she die there? Thank you.


BURGETT, Charlie-Joanna-Dorothy-Charlene-Pete posted by Norma Ellingsworth-Freeman on Tuesday, July 20, 1999

These are all childhood friends. I have lost contact for many years. It would mean so much to find ANY of them. "Pete" is the mother-Lucina.I think. I fear she has passed away. Her last name would have been Graham, widow of Lee Graham. ANYONE knowing the where abouts of any of these people please contact me at this site or my email add. uneek@eritter.net Thank you


FRANKLIN, SCRANTON posted by Bill Smothers on Sunday, August 15, 1999

Searching for information on Alven Peter Franklin, his wife Cora Bell Scranton, and their daughter Minnie Nora Franklin (b 1899). They resided in or near Agricola, Coffey Co., Kansas, circa 1899. Minnie "Jean" married William Roy Smothers circa 1922 in Los Angeles, California. Bill Smothers 871 Old Public Road Hockessin, Delaware 19707 smothers@dca.net


HASKIN, William L. posted by Lee Hixon on Monday, August 30, 1999

Trying to find any information on William L. Haskin. He married my grandmother, Minnie Tompkins Kaufman around 1910. He and Minnie are in the 1910 Census of Liberty Township.


REAGAN/RAGAN posted by Kelly Hull on Monday, August 30, 1999

From: Cemetery Records of Coffey County, Kansas. A Project of the Genealogical Society, Burlington, Kansas, Typed by Della Becker Meyer, 1983 Baker Cemetery, original site: 2 miles north and 2 1/2 miles west of Burlington, Section 5, Twn 21, Range 15 East. Cemetery has been moved: new site: 3 3/4 miles west of Burlington on F.A.S. 10 "Reagan, Moses 1 Mar 1789 to 31 Oct 1873 aged 83y 8m 2d. Row 10C, Grave 219 Tombstone information looked like he dies 1878, 1873 makes 83 years though"


EARNSHAW, ALLEN, BELL, HAFFNER posted by Kelly Hull on Monday, August 30, 1999

From: Cemetery Records of Coffey County, Kansas. A Project of the Genealogical Society, Burlington, Kansas. Typed by Della Becker Meyer, 1983 Key West Cemetery: Earnshaw, Gladys M. 1898- Earnshaw, Isaac M. 1865-1931 FATHER Headstone Earnshaw, Maggie 1867-1918 MOTHER Headstone Earnshaw, Mary F. 1st wife of I.M. died 1-9-1890 aged 26 y Earnshaw, Onno B. 1893-1969 From: Simply Astounding! by Nancy S. Hawkins. Lebo: The First 100 Years, Limited & Numbered Souvenir Edition, TODAY, Burlington, Kansas 66839 Pg. 21 In October 1870, a special election was held in Coffey County for $100,000 stock for construction of the Topeka, Burlington and Verdegris Railway Company. The plans were for this rail to join the AT&SF at some point in Osage County and run to the southern border of Coffey County. With more funds from bonds and donations, as well as a name change, this road was on-line by 1873. Isaac Earnshaw and his parents were aboard the first passenger train down this rail, disembarking at Halls Summit. Pg. 129 The Lebo American Legion Post 323 received its charter on March 6, 1932. Charter officers included: Dr. Samuel Adams, Comander; Gwilym R. Evans, Vice-Commander; Cloyd S. Worley, Adjutant; McKinley Reid, Treasurer; Lewis B. Spangler; Odus Earnshaw, Chaplain; Frank Richardson, Master-At-Arms; Frank Bowlin, Service Officer; H. A. Lafferty, Americanization officer and Joseph R. Evans, News Correspondent. Pg. 130 Cook 1st Class Odus J. Earnshaw entered the service June 24, 1918 at Burlington, Kansas. He was discharged February 26, 1919 from Camp Funston, Kansas. Odus became a charter member of the Lebo American Legion Post 323 on April 15, 1921. Pg. 139 WWII Soldiers -- Howard Earnshaw ~~~~ From: Marriage Records of Coffey County, Kansas 1856-1984, by Della Becker Meyer, Burlington, Kansas 1985 EARNSHAW, Allan Roy 22 Lebo, KS & Marjorie McREYNOLDS 18 of Burlington 11 Oct 1953 Burlington, Kansas EARNSHAW, Isaac M. 23 & Mary J. WALKER 21 both of Coffey County, KS m. 17 Mar 1886 residence of A. SHERWOOD by Rev. Samuel L. Murphy Methodist of Burlington EARNSHAW, Isaac M. 27 & Maggie ALLEN 24 both of Waverly, KS 4 Dec 1890 Waverly by Rev. George W. Stafford Methodist EARNSHAW, John W. 22 & Hester V. WHALEY 20 both of Key West TWN 22 Feb 1911 Key West by Rev. Ashley Rookstool of Olivet EARNSHAW, Onno B. 24 Lebo & Gladys BELL 18 of Halls Summit m. 19 Apr 1917 Burlington, KS by Marvin W. Kelly P.J.


L. D. HIGHLEY posted by Kelly Hull on Monday, August 30, 1999

HIGLEY, L. D. over 21 of Lakeside, WASH & Nancy J. COKELEY over 18 of Gridley, KS m. 31 Aug 1918 Burlington, KS by Marvin W. Kelly P.J. From: Cemetery Records of Coffey County, Kansas. A Project of the Genealogical Society, Burlington, KS, Typed by Della Becker Meyer 1983 Big Creek Cemetery, records of Cronin Stone Mar 1, 1930 Samuel Cokeley born Oct 13, 1863 Harrison Co., IA father John Wesley Cokeley b. Ind mother Nancy Jane Pounds b. Ind Gridley Cemetery, records of Cronin Stone Jan 1, 1926 Nancy Jane Cokeley (died Sam Cokeley res) b. Nov 26, 1843 buried Gridley Graceland Cemetery Higley, Louis D. 1845-1932 (G.A.R.) records of Cronin Stone Dec 30, 1932 Louis D. Higley b. Sept 6, 1845, Wisc (Veterinary) bur. Graceland LeRoy Cemetery 54. Highley, Elmer W. 1895-1923 Btry D 337 EA 55. 56. Highley, Noah C. 3-23-1865 to 3-22-1930 57. Highley, Sarah I. 3-12-1872 to 10-15-1937 Cronin Stone records Oct 2(9?) 1939 Sarah I. Higley 86years 2 mos 17 days


BAKER, PAYER, WOODWARD posted by Kelly J. Hull on Monday, August 30, 1999

From: Cemetery Records of Coffey County, Kansas. A Project of the Genealogical Society, Burlington, KS, typed by Della Becker Meyer, 1983 FRENCH RIDGE CEMETERY French Ridge Cemetery, sometimes known as Star Cemetery, is located nine miles east of Burlington, Kansas, two miles north, and 1/2 mile back west in section 18, township 21, range 17 East. This cemetery was 100 years old in June 1959. The first burial was that of Mary Gerot Cayot in June 1859. She and her husband, John Claude Cayot, both of whome were born in France, came from Richmond, Iowa (Washington, County) in 1858 to French Ridge where they built a log house east of the cemetery. There was an everlasting spring west of their home and a little farther on was the spot from which one could see for miles across the country and enjoyed by the whole family. This spot was where she requested to be buried which was in June 1859 now owned by a grandson, Russell Baker of Kansas City, and her husband, John Claude Cayot was buried there in 1860. One stone with a considerable inscription marks their resting places. At this early date there was a postoffice named "Avon" at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Baker (where Lillian Barta has lived for the last years) and the parents of Judge N. A. Baker who used to life in Burlington, Kansas. On March 8, 1887, the first directors of the Star Township Cemetery met at Avon and secured the charter for French Ridge as a township cemetery. The directors were Albert G. Johnson, Peter Cayot, John J. Rullier, Peter Payer and Tim Baker. One unusual thing is that the four sons and their wives and the one daughter and her husband of John Claude Cayot and Mary Gerot Cayot are all buried in this cemetery. The children were Peter, Frank, Gale, John and Gustene. The family of Gustene were Katie, Millie, Cecelia, Ulyss, Minnie, Maggie, Will, Ernie, and Cynthia. Two died in infancy. There were a period of years when it was hard to get anyone to take care of the cemetery and road and Victor Payer, who was always concerned about its upkeep spent hours and hours working to keep it looking nice. Members of his family still look after its keep-mainly, the Wayne and Arden Payer families and are paid by the Star Township Cemetery Fund. Since the new road was built, several lots have been sold and a lot of new burials entered and it has the reputation as being one of the unusual cemeteries in Coffey County. [There are lots of Payer, Cayot, and Baker people buried in this cemetery.] Payer, Peter J. July 27, 1843 - July 9, 1897 Payer, Elizabeth wife of Peter J. Payer Aug. 12, 1849 - Oct. 13, 1937


BURGETT, Charlie-Joanna-Dorothy-Charlene-Pete posted by Kelly Hull on Tuesday, August 31, 1999

From: Feist Area-Wide Telephone Directory, East Central Kansas, 1999 Graham, Lucena...718 S. 6th, Burlington, KS (316)=364-8290 From: Marriage Records of Coffey County, Kansas 1856-1984, by Della Becker Meyer, Burlington, KS 1985 Christy, Royce R. 24, LeRoy, KS & Charlene Lucenia Burgett 17, Burlington, KS m. 15 Mar 1957 Burlington, KS by Rev. H. Wylie Lathan Methodist [Note: No Royce Christy in above phone book.] Wells, Carl Eugene 18, Westphalia, KS & Dorothy J. Burgett 18, Burlington, KS m. 9 Oct 1954 Westphalia, KS by Rev. Paul W. Pentz Methodist of Garnett [Note: No Carl Wells in above phone book.]

SHERWOOD, posted by Adina Dyer on Thursday, September 2, 1999

I am a MOORE researcher and am looking for information on and descendants of Alvin Sherwood, b. 1831 Warren Co., IN, son of William SHERWOOD and Elizabeth MOORE. Elizabeth Moore Sherwood died in Burlington, Coffey Co., KS, Nov. 25, 1867. Would also like to find more about Elizabeth Moore Sherwood. Some children of Alvin Sherwood were: William SHERWOOD Born: 1854 E. E. SHERWOOD Born: 1855 F. A. SHERWOOD Born: 1857 Mary J. SHERWOOD Born: 1859 Thanks!


SCOTT posted by Joyce Moore on Wednesday, September 8, 1999

I am descended from Thomas Jefferson Scott, b March 01, 1880 in Ottumwa, Coffee County, s/o Daniel Webster Scott and Lurena Holmes or Louisa Collins? Can anyone help? I have photos, and further information, and I'd love to share. Anyone out there related? Joyce aka JMDolly@aol.com


KONG, KS posted by Earl C. Padgett on Sunday, September 12, 1999

I am looking for Kong, KS which was an active town before the turn of the century, probably in Anderson, Franklin, Coffey, or Osage Cos. Any help would be appreciated. Russell Baker rbaker@sbg-law.com


THORPE, Everett posted by Everett Thorpe, Jr. on Sunday, October 17, 1999

Seeking information regarding any THORPEs in Coffey Co, KS. Specifically Everett Thorpe who is supposed to have been born around 1887, and his father David. At some time they moved to New York, date and reasons unknown. Any data verifying their date and places of birth, relatives, marriages, deaths, etc., would help greatly. Thank you. Ethorpejr@aol.com.


HELLO OUT THERE, posted by Kelly J. Hull on Monday, October 18, 1999

I recently volunteered to be the Coffey County coordinator. I am new to working with HTML and web pages so, please bear with my delays in posting your queries onto the genweb page, i.e. archiving them from this bulletin board to the Coffey County page. I'm still working on that trick, as fast as I can absorb it. I've done genealogical research for over 20 years, and I'm still learning new things. I enjoy doing research locally for those seeking information. I try to post replies to query requests as soon as I have the chance to do research, and I'll admit it...researching is much, much more fun than housework! Anyway, I thought that I'd introduce myself a little and let you know that there is someone working on this 'orphan' county. (That's the first thing I'd like to remove from the site!!!) Expect to be hearing from me sometime in the future. Enjoy life to the fullest, Kelly Hull P.S. I've recently had a chance to read the 1865 Kansas Census, Coffey County. It's remarkably readable (YEA!!!). There is no index currently, but I do have a copy of the Agricultural listing that's near the end of the census record. It only has head-of-household listed for those who were farmers/ranchers. I hope to manually index this listing in the near future. It's a starting point :-) I'll get my indexing onto the site ASAP, i.e. as soon as I get the chance to index it.


THORPE, Everett posted by Everett Thorpe, Jr. on Friday, October 22, 1999

Second query request. Seeking information regarding any THORPEs in Coffee County, Kansas, during the late 1800s to early 1900s. Everett Thorpe is supposed to have been born around 1887-1888. His father's name was David Thorpe. Everett, either alone or with his family, moved to New York, date and reasons unknown. Information leading to the verification of dates and places of births, marriages, deaths, etc., would help greatly. Thank you. Ethorpejr@aol.com.


BEARD, POLAND posted by Barbara Frisby on Wednesday, November 10, 1999

Would like info on my Beard and Poland families in and around Coffey County, 1850s--now...Charles Poland of Waverly was married to Rebecca Green 1906 Burlington, Ks. Would like to find obits, cemeteries and of course cousins. Thanks Barbara

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