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Queries for the period beginning 1 November 1996

Query Surnames: Arbogast, Barr, Wilkinson

Date: 31 Dec 1996

Query: I am working on the Arbogast, Wilkinson, Barr and other families around Osawatomie and Fontana.

Sharon W. McNeeley Smcnee0224@aol.com

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Query Surnames: Hymer

Date: 18 Dec 1996

Query: I am looking for anyone with the last name of HYMER.

Linda Uken, LUken55725@aol.com

Response: Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, KS. p. 81 Josiah and Catherine Allen family. Francis Clevland Allen (1843-1907) married Sarah Frances Hymer in 1866. p. 157 William F. and Susan R. Edwards family. Clara Daisy Edwards, b 27 May 1883, married Hymer. p. 346 Elijah and Katherine Haney Smith family. Elijah Smith and Kate Haney (dau of James and Josephine Lyons Haney) were married 24 Nov 1881 by the Rev. Samuel Hymer at the home of the bride's parents.

Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. I, p. 170 New Lancaster Cemetery, Lot 98 - Hymer, Wesley, d 22 Jan 1894, aged 68y 11m 18d; Hymer, Mary S., d 18 Oct 1864, aged 35 y 6 m 7d, wife of W. Hymer; Hymer, Clinton D., d 25 Aug 1861, aged 4y 5m 17d; Hymer, John W., d 4 Mar 1868, aged 19y 11m 26d; (children of W. & Mary S. Hymer); Hymer, Mable, d 16 June 1878, aged __ 1m 4d; Hymer, Bertie W., d 12 Oct 1880, aged 4y 4m 8d; (Children of W. & Mary Humer [sic]); Hymer, Ana Mary, d 15 Sep 1872, aged 30 y 4m 24d, wife of W. Hymer; Hymer, Delpha M., d 1 Aug 1869, aged 1y 9m 20d, dau of W. & Ana Mary Hymer; Hymer, Clinton D. 28 Mar 1877-15 Sep1880, son of L.S. and L.L., aged 3y 7m 17d. p. 179 Rockville Cemetery Lot 13 (owned by J.C. Hightower) Hymer, Mamie 15 May 1858 - 11 Jan 1899 dau of S. & M.J.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Geers, Reid (Reed)

Date: 16 Dec 1996

Query: My great-great-grandfather Jesse James GEERS owned property and lived in Miami County and most probably Wade Township from 1880 or so until right after the turn of the century, sometime after 1901. His daughter Orpha Cecilia GEERS was married to John Edward REED at Hillsdale on 11 Feb 1892 at the Baptist Church by an Elder Jacob BROWN. Orpha died of pneumonia on 21 Apr 1901, believe she is buried in the Wellsville Cemetary. I also don't find any association to John BROWN in his genealogical record. Does anyone know of Jacob BROWN?

I have noticed that the name of John W. Reid is spelled as REED and REID in the accounts of the battle of Osawatomie. Does anyone know which is the correct spelling of the surname REID or where I might look for the genealogy of his family? I would like to contact anyone who might have any information about any of these folks as I know little about them from here on back in the family history.

Tom Meredith, tlmeredith@juno.com Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Banta

Date: 11 Dec 1996

Query: Seeking information about: 1.) Jacob Banta died Miami Co., KS -1-30-1881, 2.) Benoni Stinson Banta- Died 1860 Location unknown, 3.) Caroline Fairchild Banta-Died 1860 Location Unknown, 4.) Jasper Newton Banta living in Hutchinson, KS-Reno County 1890, and 5.) Alma Loretta Banta born 1890 Hutchinson, KS. Any leads on the above would be greatly appreciated.

Patsy Luke, patsyl@netdoor.com

Response: In Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, p. 327 Paul Pendleton Russell family. Phil Russell b 1 July 1895, m Marguerite Banta 1 Sep 1915. No records in Cemeteries of Miami Co., Vol I. In Vol. II, p. 74 Louisburg Cemetery, Lot E 85 - Banta, David H. 1827-1923; Banta, John B. 1833-1903.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: King

Date: 11 Dec 1996

Query: Looking for any information on the King Family, Fontana , Ks appr. 1900

Stonesv@aol.com

Response: There are only a few references to the name King. In Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, p. 220 - Margaret Karr (b 1830, dau of James Karr b 1804 PA, d 4 Oct 1890, m 1st 9 Apr 1825, and Hester Doty) m John King. In Cemeterieies of Miami Co., KS, Vol. I, p. 66 Fontana Cem - Grave 94 King, Samuel A. 8 Sep 1834 - 19 Dec 1902, Grave 95 King, Elizabeth 4 Oct 1833 - 3 Sep 1910, Grave 98 King, Albert R. 16 Jul 1893 - 26 Aug 1909; p. 118 Mannen Cem - King, Craig 1965-1980, King, Charles Brian 1957-1980; p. 131 Miami Cem - King, Leonard S. 8 May 1897 - 12 Dec 1949 WWI; p. 203 Spring Grove Cem - King, Washington 7 Dec 1813 - 21 Aug 1872; p. 224 Stanton Cem - Lot 6 King Lavina 5 Sep 1828 - 11 Oct 1869. In Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol II, p. 45 Old Hillsdale Cem - King, Nora Pearl dau of J.W. and M.I. King May 1, 1904 - Aug 6, 1907; p. 62 New Hillsdale Cem Lot 91 - King, Myrtle I. 1875-1944, King, John W. M.D. 1859-1931; p. 201 Lane Cemetery Kimball, Nola Frances (King) 1901-Sep 6, 1977 (note: buried in Kimball family plot, no relationships noted, likely to be the wife of Donald R. Kimball Nov 17, 1919 - Apr 15, 1974).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ellis, Ruble

Date: 9 Dec 1996

Query: Anything on Abraham Ellis or Charles P. Ruble?

DSuzawith@aol.com

Response: There were no specific references to the names Abraham Ellis or Charles P. Ruble. In Vol. I of Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, p. 69, Fontana Cemetery, Lot 15, Grave 42 Ruble, Henry H. 23 Sep 1867 age 29y 1m 12d son of J.S.; Ruble, Jonathan, died 8 Jul 1893 age 81y 2m 21d; Ruble, Sarah d 19 Aug 1894 age 80y 11m 18d wife of Jonathan. Vol I has 8 indexed references to Ellis; p. 142 - 30 unmarked graves in the Ellis Family Cemetery; Vol II has 7 indexed references to Ellis, none for Ruble. In Family Histories there were no references to Ruble and 8 indexed references to Ellis. On page 159-160 is approximately 1 column of text relating to the family of John T. Ellis, including a reference to the annual Ellis family reunion the second Sunday of June in John Brown Park at Osawatomie.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Rogers, Stull

Date: 8 Dec 1996

Query: I am looking for information on Samuel Albert Rogers (born 31 July 1868, died 19 June 1931) and his wife Mary Etta Stull (born 1870, died 1937). Mary Etta is believed to have owned a hotel in Eldorado, KS. They were divorced and she remarried (second husband's name unknown). They are my grandparents. Samuel moved on to Illinois, then Pennsylvania, I believe, and died by drowning saving his nephew. Samuel's parents were Joseph Rogers and Elisabeth Beers. I am looking for any information.

Oxpoo@aol.com

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Query Surnames: Simons, Stoker

Date: 8 Dec 1996

Query: Could you check your cemetaries of Miami Co. (probably Rockville) for a Elias Stoker, and his wife Martha (she a Simons) One more step to the Wheat-Cameron connection.

Pat Hall p_lh@earthlink.net

Response: There are 10 indexed references to Stoker in Family Histories and Stories and 5 indexed references in Vol I of Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS. Family Histories and Stories contains about half a column of text relating to Elias Stoker and Martha Ann Simmons on p. 360. They are buried in the Rockville Cemetery, Lot 19 - Stoker, Elias 1822-1872; Stoker, Martha A. 1832-1919; Stoker, Isabelle 24 Sep 1872 dau of E.A. and M.A.; Stoker, Lela, died 1898, dau of M. and Anna, 3y 2m (p. 180 Vol I)

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: DeSanno/Sanno, Kessler, Woods

Date: 7 December 1996

Query: Is there any information regarding the surnames DeSanno/Sanno, Kessler, or Woods?

Karen De Sanno KDeSanno@aol.com

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Query Surnames: DeHart, Demo, Dow, Grother, Prothe, Richardville, Schnackenberg, and Shirley

Date: 30 Nov 1996

Query: I am descended from Freidrich Prothe, 1836-1906, and his wife Katherina Schnackenberg Prothe and from Henry Grother, Sr. (1820's to 1880's) and Eliza Shirley Grother, daughter of Lorenzo Dow Shirley and Lennice Rheume Shirley. They lived in the Block community, southeast of Paola, Miami Co., KS from 1860's to present. Researching the surnames DeHart, Demo, Dow, Grother, Prothe, Richardville, Schnackenberg, and Shirley.

Louis R. Reed reedlr@ott.net

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Query Surnames: Wheat

Date: 29 Nov 1996

Query: Would you check your cemetary listing for Miami Co. Rockville, and also Paola Cemetary. I am trying to locate a Mary Wheat died abt. 1884. She was the mother of Jacob and died when he was 8 and since he was born 1876, this should be right. His father William Cameron. I have the listing of William Cameron and Mary Hightower.

Jacob told everybody and everybody in our family knew that William Cameron was his father, and his uncle. William or uncle Billy as he was known signed the farm over to family members and Jacob got one 8th of it, but later he evidentally owned it because he rented it to my grandmother and grandfather Rhea, and that is the place where my mom first lived. Her grave is supposed to be inside the gate, and without a stone. Jacob never got around to it.

Pat Hall, p_lh@earthlink.net

Response:The only cemetery references to Wheat were found only in Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Volume I, p. 187. In the Rockville Cemetery, Block III, Lot 4, owned by Jacob Wheat are the following: Wheat, Jacob 1877-1963 father; Wheat, Evangeline 1876-1957 mother; Wheat, Harvey Glenn 1900-1919. In Lot 3, owned by J. L. Rhea, are the following: Rhea, John L. 9 Dec 1845 - 1 Aug 1909; Rhea, Margaret 20 Sep 1858 - 16 Mar 1933; Rhea, Lyman E., son of J.L. and M.C., died 23 Jan 1883; Rhea, Nora [no dates]; and Shoemaker, Julia 1869-1903.

I went through all the entries for Rockville Cemetery (first known as Wm. Cameron Cemetery) and could find no reference to Mary Wheat. Since the Cameron lot is lot #1, it is possible she is buried in the lot with Wm. Cameron and Mary Hightower in an unmarked grave. There is also about a column and one photo in Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, related to John J. Rhea the son of John L. Rhea, in case you need it.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Stevens, Weiland

Date: 29 Nov 1996

Query: My gg- grandparents were Abel & Amanda Stevens and were living in Miami County in about 1860. Their daughters were school teachers there but I don't know what happened to any of them. There were: Martha [Mattie] married a VanDuzen; Katie married a Jones; Ida Josephine married Jacob Rowe, Jr. in Miami County but he died in a couple of years and we don't know anything about him, why he died or where buried. She latter married John Tipton. As far as I know they lived in Miami County around 1860 and I saw in a newspaper that she had visited a Ms. Rowe at Lane.

I am also searching for any of the Weiland family that lived in Miami County also.

Betty Teter, bets@kanza.net

Response: There are no records related to the family you are looking for in Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, or either of the two volumes of Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas. I looked under the name Stevens, Stephens, Stevenson and Stephenson. In Cemeteries of Miami County, Vol. II, p. 207, there is a single lot owned by Frank Weiland in the Lane Cemetery but no marker is on the site to identify anyone who may be buried there.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Jones, Leggett

Date: 24 Nov 1996

Query: Seeking further information on Mary L. Q. JONES b. 10 September 1856 IA, m. 1880 in IA to John F. LEGGETT. Mary resided 1886 in Louisburg, Miami Co., KS. She is the dau. of Greenbury Tillman JONES. I would like to exchange information on this JONES family. More information on homepage: http://www.geocities.com/~mygenealogy

Diane Korten, korten@ne.uswest.net

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Query Surnames: Morgan

Date: 22 Nov 1996

Query: I am looking for information about William J. Morgan born 1827, married to an Elizabeth Ladd. They had 10 children. First lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky, then to Eugene, Indiana, then to Kansas. The paper from the death article on their youngest child, James, said that he spent his childhood in Indipendance, Kansas. They then moved to Oklahoma Territory where they homesteaded land near Okla City. Some of the names of James's brothers and sisters are: Mary, Jane, Jenny, Anne and a twin Dan, Ben, John, James, and another son? Mary is thought to be the oldest and James the youngest.

Lynne, LynneBas@aol.com

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Query Surnames: Hatfield, True, Tweed

Date: 19 Nov 1996

Query: If you see the name TWEED or TRUE. I would appreciate the help. They were in the Wea Township and in Osawatomie area in the late 1800's.

Larry Eldredge, LEldredge@aol.com

Response: Note: This is a copy of the October 1992 query from Larry Eldredge and the response provided to him. It is provided here for reference.

Query: At the present time I have ran into a problems. I am looking for the parents of Harry Otto Tweed-born 16 April 1879 in Osawatomie. His parents were Father was T.J. Tweed, thats all the information I have on him. Mother was Precious True Hatfield, I heard that True and Hatfield may be middle names or maiden names or previous marriage names.

Response: Larry, I did not find anything relating to Tweed but there are a fair number of Hatfield records although I did not see a Prudence or True reference.

In Vol. I of Cemeteries of Miami Co., Kansas: p. 55 Fontana Cemetery Grave 1 Lot #4 Hatfield, Johnnie A. 1884-1952, Grave 2 Hatfield, John M. 1856-1945; p. 57 Grave # 69 Hatfield, Pearl J. 1884-1905, Grave # 70 Hatfield, Margurette L. Feb 1905 - Mar 1905; p. 159 New Lancaster Cemetery - Lot # 28 Hatfield, Elizabeth Dec 21, 1830 - Sep 2, 1893, Hatfield, Abraham Died Oct 15, 1916, Hatfield, Rebecca P. 1856-1937, Hatfield, Jacob H. 1854 - Feb 19, 1919, Hatfield, Jacob 1909 - 1921 (son of C.A. & Ella), Hatfield, Willetta Mae 1911 - 1912 (dau of C.A. & Ella)

Merrell Kenworthy, 2013 Brynmar Dr., Kokomo, IN 46902 researching various individuals including Hatfields - Rachel and Abel.

In Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS p. 196. Abraham Hatfield b. Rockingham Co., VA 2 Oct 1825, m 28 Oct 1847 to Elizabeth Monroe (b. 27 Dec 1830, IN) in Pike Co., Ohio. They had seven children: Susan R. (b. 29 Aug 1848, d 10 Aug 1849); Elizabeth J. (b 12 Feb 1850, m Andrew Eastwood on 4 Jul 1868); Abraham T. (b 3 Aug 1853, d 28 Aug 1853); Jacob Henry (b 17 Sep 1854, d 18 Feb 1919, m Rebecca Priscilla Wells on 14 Aug 1875); John Monroe (b 28 Dec 1856); Joseph E. (b 22 Nov 1858); and James L. (b 28 Dec 1861). Abraham served in the Army of the Cumberland, Co. D, 187th Regiment, Ohio Inf during the Civil War. After leaving Ohio, they lived in IA and MO. He was a farmer and miller. Came to New Lancaster, Miami Co in 1875, in 1878 moved to Fontana. Additional information about Jacob and Priscilla in the book but no reference to Precious.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ellis

Date: 17 Nov 1996

Query: Looking for any information on a Abraham "Hole-In-The-Head" Ellis.

DSuzawith@aol.com

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Query Surnames: Lininger

Date: 6 Nov 1996

Query: How about Harvey Ray Lininger buried 2 Aug 1954 in Bucyrus, Miami Co. Also interested in his wife Nellie B. Price Lininger and children Ora Lininger Kirby, b 24 May 1902; Opa Lininger Witt, born 21 Nov 1909 and Leonard Lininger.

DON2019@aol.com

Response: The only cemetery record is for Harvey Ray Lininger and his wife Nellie B. Lininger which you already have.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Beets

Date: 4 Nov 1996

Query: Seeking early information on the BEETS family. Joseph BEETS, Sr, born abt 1782 in Pennsylvania and his sons, Joseph, Jr., John and James, born in Tenn., were some of the first white settlers in Miami Co in 1854.

Diane Rhodes, diane.rhodes@asu.edu

Response: In Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, pp 104-105, Joseph Jr. and Louise Beets prepared by Mara Beets. Joseph Beets, Jr., b 16 Mar 1819, son of Joseph Beets, Sr., grandson of George and Eve, d 17 Apr 1906 Ottawa, KS, bur Old Hillside Cem, Mi Co, mar 31 Mar 1848 at Cass Co., MO, to Louisa D. Lyon Patton, b 8 Oct 1821, dau of William and Milly McAlexander Lyon of Patrick Co., VA, d 25 Jul 1888 Marysville, KS, bur Old Hillside Cem, Mi Co.

Joseph drove a stage coach and farmed in Cass Co., MO. Owned one of the largest farms in Mi Co. Settled in Marysville in 1856. Served with Co. D of Kansas in 1856.

Children: 1) Eliza Jane b 21 Feb 1849 Cass Co, d 16 Dec 1924 Richland Twp, Mi Co., m Aaron Harbison 4 Jul 1872 Mi Co.; 2) Peter Lee b 11 Jan 1851 Cass Co, d 22 Apr 1923 Stanton Twp, Mi Co, m Jennie Kelly 12 Mar 1889 Mi Co; 3) Mary died in childhood; 4) Henry Palmer b 16 Oct 1854 Cass Co, d 20 Aug 1943 Paola, Mi Co, m Eliza (Lyde) Miller 18 Oct 1877 Mi Co; 5) Nancy died before age 6; 6) John L. died in childhood; 7) Permely Fanny b 1861 Mi Co, m William E. Lyon 5 Oct 1892 Ottawa, KS; 8) Lovide A. (Ida) b 30 Jun 1865 Mi Co, d 30 Jan 1884 Hillsdale, Mi Co, m W. C. Richardson 14 Jun 1882 Mi Co; 9) John C. died infancy Mi Co.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: McCammons

Date: 2 Nov 1996

Query: I would welcome any info on McCammons.

Glynnwh@aol.com

Response: In Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, p. 213 Family of Peter Francis Jackson and Minerva Stanley Hill prepared by Lila Nichols Jones. Peter and Minerva's son Peter Felix Jackson (b 17 Aug 1871) m Lizzie Abney. Their daughter Viola Jackson married [no first name listed] McCammen.[sic]

In Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. I: p. 190-191 Rockville Cemetery - Lot 19 (Tom McCammon) McCammon, Infant son of T.Z. & Viola, July 8, 1939; Lot 22 (Henry McCammon) McCammon, Henry A. 1888-1946 "Father", McCammon, Myrtle M. 1895-1970 "Mother", McCammon, Larry Lee Jan 11, 1946 - Dec 16, 1970, In loving memory by his Westport classmates.

In Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol II: p. 76 Louisburg Cemetery - Lot 167 McCammon, J.I.T. father May 14, 1864 - Dec 19, 1934; McCammon, Maggie S. Abney June 15, 1865 - Jan 14, 1937; McCammon, James Farlow Apr 26, 1901 - Mar 18, 1926; McCammon, Charley F. Feb 5, 1919 - KS Pvt 64 Inf; McCammon, William M. Apr 21, 1897 - Mar 22, 1899; p. 156 Somerset Cemetery - Lot 33 McCammon, Able Thomas 181-1898; McCammon, Mary Capper 1820-1893.

Sean Furniss


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