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Query Surnames: McAlpin

Date: 29 March 2003

Query: I have found Owen and Cecilia (Gibbons) McAlpin and their daughter, Bridget in the Family History and Stories of Miami County, Kansas list of names with the number 163 after their names.

Marilyn Wooldridge mwooldri@columbia.k12.mo.us

Response: From Family History and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 163-4, Family of Anthony and Catherine Fenoughty submitted by Michael C. Clark. Abstracted as follows:

Anthony Fenoughty (b 1804 Ireland, d 1890 Paola, KS) m Catherine McAndrews (McAndress?) (b 1799 Ireland, d 1879 Paola, KS). Family left Ireland in 1847, landed in Montreal, Canada in June 1847. Anthony naturalized in 1853 at Jennings Co, IN. Family moved to Miami Co, KS about 1869-70. 4 children listed:

1. John Fenoughty/Finnerty (b 24 Jun 1830 Kilmore Parish, Co Mayo, Ireland, d 30 Sep 1915 Baldwin, KS) m 15 Aug 1854 at Jennings Co, IN, to Mary Langen. 3 children: Anthony Finnerty (m Bridget Leahy), William P. Finnerty (never married), Mary K. Finnerty (never married)

2. Patrick Anthony Fenoughty (b 15 Jun 1832 Co Mayo, Ireland, d 20 Mar 1920 Ottawa, KS, bur Paola, KS) m 13 Apr 1880 at Paola, KS, to Maggie Waddick. no children

3. Michael Fenoughty (b 25 Jan 1838 Co Mayo, Ireland, d 6 Feb 1924 Paola, KS) m 2 May 1866 at St. Ann's Church, Vernon, IN, to Cecelia Davis (b 1844, d 27 May 1916 Paola, KS, dau of Ebenezer Davis and Bridget McAlpin, gdau of Owen McAlpin and Cecelia Gibbons and Phannuel Davis and Jane Woods). 13 children: John Fenoughty (b 1867 Jennings Co, IN, m 1869 Anna Pickles, 3 children); Mary Fenoughty (b 1870 KS, entered convent 1893 - Sister Angela); Ella Fenoughty (b 1872, entered convent 1898 - Sister Veronica); Joseph Fenoughty (b 1875, ordained Jesuit Priest 1908); Emma Fenoughty (b 1878, m 1915 William J. Sheehy, no children); Francis D. "Frank" Fenoughty (b 1880, m 1915 Gerturde E. Dalton, no children); William Henry "Harry" Fenoughty (b 1883, m 1916 Wera "Vera" M. Schroeder, 5 children); Charles M. Fenoughty (b 28 Jun 1886, m 10 Feb 1920 Anna M. Miller [b 14 Oct 1888 Brookly, NY, dau of Antone F. Miller and Catherine Krombach - both b Baden, Germany, gdau of Conrad Krombach and Catherine Schlukert], 1 child - Lois Marie Fenoughty [b 16 Nov 1927, m 16 Sep 1948 at Paola, KS to Paul Thomas Clark]); George B. Fenoughty (b 1888); 5 other unnamed children.

4. Mary Fenoughty (b 1 May 1839 Co Mayo, Ireland, d 26 Jan 1921 Paola, KS) m 8 Jan 1867 to John Dyer. 5 children: Mary Dyer (Sister Mary Matthews); Catherine Dyer (Sister Mary Pancratia); Ida Dyer (m Richard T. Costigan); Anna Dyer (m Herman Butell); Gertrude Dyer (m Charles Dolphus Butell).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Porter

Date: 29 March 2003

Query: I am searching for info on my grandfather whose name I did find in a list of deaths: Miami County Deaths 1885-1911, Porter, Harvey 168.

Margaret Porter Gardner herb_g1@worldnet.att.net

Response: Information from Vital Records of Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 168 "21 Feb 1904 Harvey Porter, male, age 25 yrs, married, no birthplace, nationality, or length of residency; died in Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS of tuberculosis; no interment information. Return by D. W. Hays."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Boldman

Date: 23 March 2003

Query: Family History and Stories of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 1, p 428, Dusty Boldman?

Shirley Larsen bruce-larsen@shaw.ca

Response: From Family History and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 428, information about the Louisburg Shrine Club. "The Louisburg Shrine Club was organized in April, 19179, with representatives from the Abdallah Shrine Temple in Kansas city, Kansas, present. Nobels Howard Jobes, Past Potentate, Vic Freeburg, Lou Handley, Hal Weber, and Dusty Boldman helped local Nobles in organizing, electing officers and adopting by-laws."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Hutson, Whittington

Date: 17 March 2003

Query: I have discovered that my husband's grandfather, Jefferson F. Hutson, was previously married to May Whittington in of Miami Co., KS on Dec. 5, 1882. What I would like to know is if there were children of this union, and when and where she died, as he remarried Vina Jane Neighbors abt. 1889.

Marcia Hutson lhutson1@cox.net

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Query Surnames: Pullam

Date: 16 March 2003

Query: B.F. Pullam & Elizabeth Pullam are listed in Vol. 1 of the Family History and Stories of Miami County. 661-V3 for Benjamin Franklin Pullam.

Jacque Patton JJaqpot@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, pp 9-10, Antioch Cemetery, Block D, Row 1: Pullam, Clyde Lee 29 Apr 1883 - 7 Oct 1918 age 35y 5m 8d; Pullam, Alice B. 1884-1953; Pullam, George F. 1880-1965.

Vol 3, p 569, Persons Buried in Paola Cemetery, no markers, Oak Grove Addition, Lot 291: Pullam, S. P.

Vol 3, p 661, Updates, Additions, and Corrections for Antioch Cemetery. Block D, Row 1: Pullam, Archie Rossom 1 Jul 1881 - 1940; Pullam, Benjamin Franklin d 1930 age 72y.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 54, District No. 32 Prairie Bell, Richland Township. Picture of the Pairie Bell School with a caption which reads "October 8, 1883, B. F. and Elizabeth C. Pullam and Elizabeth S. Anderson gave a deed to one acre for $30.00."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Darner

Date: 14 March 2003

Query: I'm researching the Darner family and came across the index listing for the Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. II and III. The entries I am interested in are: Darner, Mattie R. 31-V2; Darner, Lauren F. 54-V2; Darner, Blance W. 54-V2; Darner, Lowell Ray 306-V3; Darner, Defloris 526-V3; Darner, Minerva Jane 306-V3; Darner, Austin 552-V3; Darner, Mitchell E. 552-V3; Darner, Susanna C. 560-V3

Nick Arnold ngarnold@yahoo.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 31, Old Hillside Cemetery, Rows 7 and 8, no lot number: Danrer, Mattie R. d 5 Mar 1897 age 39y 4m 5d wife of Austin Darner. p 54, New Hillside Cemetery, Row 9, Lot 114: Darner, Blanche W 1882-19--; Darner, Lauren F. 1875-1927.

Vol 3, p 306, Paola Cemetery, North Addition II, Section III, Row 6, Lot 663: Darner, Minerva Jane 1899-1990; Darner, Lowell Ray 1891, 1963. p 552, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition (South), row 22, Lot 326: Darner, Austin d 15 Jan 1909 age 67 Civil War Co B 83rd IL Vol Inf; Darner, Mitchell E 1855 - 1937. p 560, unmarked graves Paloa Cemetery, East Addition, Lot 55: Darner, Susana C - no information.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Lee

Date: 11 March 2003

Query: I am searching for a Jasper Lee. I found him listed in: Death index-Volume 1, p. 83; Family History index-Volume 1-p. 379; Family History index-Volume 2-p. 196

Mary Anne Falk falkma@execpc.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 378-9, Henry Thomas Waller written by Alice Richardson. Approximatley 6 column inches. Abstracted as follows:

Henry Thomas Waller (b Jan 1817 Forsythe Co, NC, d 27 Feb 1902 Osawatomie Twp, son of Henry Waller and Nancy Dyall) m1 21 Apr 1840 Stokes Co, NC to Charlotte Moser (d 1852/54 NC) 9 children, m2 8 May 1855 Forsythe Co, NC, to Mary Vest (b 31 Jul 1832 South Forks, NC, d 12 Aug 1917 Miami Co, KS) 8 children.

Malinda Ellen Waller (b 10 Jan 1849, dau of Henry Thomas Waller and Charlotte Moser) m1 Samuel Graybill, m2 Jasper Lee.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 196, Jasper Lee written by Beth Wiseman Johnson. Approximatley 8 column inches. Abstracted as follows:

Jasper Lee (b 9 Dec 1843 Green Spring, Seneca Co, OH, bur 9 Sep 1922 Osawatomie, Miami Co, KS) m1 in 1872 to Mary Emily Frederick (d 28 Sep 1897 Miami Co, KS) 3 children: 1) Nellie Bell Lee (b Iowa, m Walter Hoag), 2) Bertha Dell Lee (b Iowa, m David H. Bartlett), 3) Mabel Lee (b 1894 Green Valley, Miami Co, KS) m2 in 1899 at Louisburg, KS, to Belinda Graybeal. Jasper Lee served in Civil War, Co F 9th Reg Iowa Inf discharged July 1865.

From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 83, Green Valley Cemetery, Section II, Row B, Lot 22: Lee, Jasper 9 Oct 1843 - 5 Sep 1922; Lee, Marye 10 Oct 1853 - 28 Sep 1897 age 48y 11m 18 d wife of Jasper Lee.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: McFarland, Rohrer

Date: 11 March 2003

Query: Loretta A. Rohrer (b IN) and Joseph H. McFarland (b PA) were married in Miami Co. Ks. and moved to Lincoln County Kansas in 1886. I need to know if the Retta A. Rohrer listed on the Miami County site in Kansas is my grandmother, and I want to trace her lineage. Since their marriage is reported on the site as being in Miami County, I wonder if they lived there for some time. She is also listed in the Lincoln County census as "Retti". They lived out their days in Lincoln County where my grandmother Edith Ray (McFarland) Gorton lived. Edith was born in Osawatomie, Kansas according to a news article, so Loretta and Joseph must have lived in or by there during this time, about June 15, 1885. These persons are my great-grandparents.

Linda Eckelman linda_eckelman@yahoo.com

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Query Surnames: Heiskell

Date: 11 March 2003

Query: I'm interested in the following cemetery inscriptions from Miami County Cemetery Books - W. A. Heiskell, V3, pg 465; Emaline Heiskell, V3, pg 565

Lee Williams LWilli8438@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 465, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern Half, Section I, Row 43, Lot 160: Heiskill, W. A. 1807-1870. p 565, unmarked graves, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Lot 160: Heiskell, Emaline no information.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Pullam

Date: 8 March 2003

Query: I am researching my ancestor Benjamin F. Pullam born about 1856, Illinois. I see a Benjmain F. Pullam listed in Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. II Page 173 and 248. His namesake died in 1893 at the age of 14 in Wichita, Kansas. So I am hoping that this Benjamin F. Pullam might be my ancestor and they all left Illinois for Kansas.

Jacque Patton JJaqpot@aol.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 173, Thomas D. Hicks written by Wanda Ellis. Approximately 6 column inches. Abstracted as follows:

Thomas Hicks (b ca 1799-1801 Ireland, d after 23 Jul 1870 Miami Co, KS) m ca 1822 in Ireland to Elizabeth Franklin (b ca 1801 Ireland, d 1850-1857). children: 1) Robert F Hicks (b Apr 1824 Ireland); 2) Elizabeth Stewart Hicks (b 27 Aug 1833 PA); 3) Thomas Dryden Hicks (b 2 Jan 1836, PA); 4) James F. Hicks (b 1839 IN); 5) Jane C. Hicks (b 1842 MO); and 6) Mary Ann Hicks (b 1845 MO, m Newton Morrison)

Elizabeth Stewart Hicks (b 27 Aug 1833 PA, d 26 Sep 1908 Richland Twp, Miami Co, KS) m 8 April 1858 Lykins Co [later Miami Co], KS to Geroge W. Anderson (b ca 1827 OH, d ca 13 Dec 1861). children: Elizabeth Catherine Anderson (b 20 Jan 1860) m Benjamin Franklin Pullam.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 248, Benjamin Pullam written by Wanda Ellis. Approximately 8 column inches. Abstracted as follows:

Benjamin Franklin Pullam (b 19 Mar 1856 Jacksonville, IL, d 12 Jun 1930 Lawrence, KS, son of William and Elizabeth Pullam) m 4 Dec 1877 Paola, KS to Elizabeth Catherine Anderson (b 20 Jan 1860 Lykins Co, KS, dau of George W. Anderson and Elizabeth Stewart Hicks). Divorced, Elizabeth then married John A McKeever June 1896, no children from this marriage. Benjamin and Elizabeth had 4 children:

1) George F. Pullam (b Jan 1880, d 13 Dec 1965 Oklahoma City, OK) m Alice Belle Rhodes;

2) Archie Rosson Pullam, changed name to Addison James Ross (b 1 Jul 1881 Miami Co, KS, d 8 Mar 1940 Seminole, OK,) m1 school teacher, m2 Iva E. Carroll - 2 children (Pauline Pullam, Nadine Pullam), m3 Mary Anna Medler - 3 children (Clyde Lee Ross, George Harold Ross, Clara Belle Ross).

3) Clyde Lee Pullam (b 29 Apr 1883 Miami Co, KS, d 7 Oct 1918 Jacksonville, FL) m1 Sarah Estella Bryan (b 14 Nov 1884 Manchester, OH, dau of James Monroe Bryan and Anna Elizabeth Maxwell) children: Eyrie Lynne "Chick" Pullam (m Pauline Pearl Sammon), Anna Faye Pullam (m Dary Hamilton Edwards), m2 Katie Kaufman, m3 Ellen Newman.

4) Grace Pearl Pullam (b Oct 1889 Miami Co, KS) m 6 Nov 1907 to James Ben Johnston (b ca 1886 KS). children: adopted daughter.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Fuller, Price

Date: 7 March 2003

Query: I am searching the volumes of Family histories and Stories of Miami County Kansas for: William Bainbridge Fuller 174 and J Milton Price 302,303

krazykate53@hotmail.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 174, James Fuller Family written by E. B. Pyle and Robert B. Pyle. Approximately 12 column inches. Abstracted as follows:

James Fuller (b 19 Dec 1804 Boothbay, ME, d 23 Jul 1864) m about 1830 to Eliza Hopper (b 17 Dec 1816, d 26 Nov 1889 Kansas City, MO). Lived in Erie, NY, moved to Chester Co, WI about 1847. Arrived Green Valley, Miami Co winter 1855-56. 5 children:

1) Rachel Ellen Fuller (b 29 Apr 1840 Erie, NY, d 25 Sep 1922, m 13 Sep 1855 Fox Lake, WI, to Andrew Bruce, son Andrew Bruce, granddaughter Georgia Marie Bruce who m Harry Adelbert Pyle);

2) Mary Lovina Fuller (b 18 Mar 1844 Erie, NY, d 7 Jul 1880, m George W. Reynolds);

3) William Bainbridge "Bain" Fuller (b 14 Apr 1834 Erie, NY, d 11 May 1912 [CO?], m 22 Nov 1866 Sarah Knight, divorced, children: Emma Fuller b 12 Feb 1867 (m - Edwards), Ella Fuller b 25 Sep 1872 (m - Dyson), John Bainbridge Fuller b 26 Jan 1879);

4) James Franklin Fuller (b 18 Dec 1842, Erie, NY, d 8 Nov 1861 Springfield MO);

5) John Adelbert "Del" Fuller (b 13 Oct 1846 Erie, NY, d 2 Oct 1927, m 13 Oct 1872 Osawatomie Twp to Mary Elizabeth Carter, 3 children: 1) Alfred Rinaldo Fuller b 23 Nov 1873, 2) Armida Clorinda Fuller b 23 Oct 1876, d 5 Jan 1964 Osawatomie, KS, m - Reed, 3) James Henry Fuller b 18 Aug 1882, d 21 May 1964).

William Bainbridge Fuller associated with John Brown, captured at Battle of Osawatomie, released, served with 1st Independent Battery, KS Light Artillery from 15 Aug 1862 to 10 Jul 1865, farmed in central KS before moving to CO.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 302, Edward Price written by Wanda Schall Clarke. Approximately 9 column inches. p 303, Isaac (Dock) and Bertha Price written by Nadiene Roberts Price. Approximately 4 column inches. Abstracted as follows:

Edward Price (b 1827, d 1907) m 10 Dec 1846 Athens, McMinn Co, TN, to Eliza Jameson (b 1828, d 1875 Hillside, Miami Co, KS). children: 1) Katherine "Kitty" Price (m1 - Hazelwood, m2 Albert Packard); 2) Sarah "Sally" Price (b 1851, d 1916, m David Conger); 3) J Milton Price married moved to Texas; 4) Samuel F. Price m Lydia Spalding; 5) Almeda Price (m Curtis Phillips); 6) Isaac "Doc" Price (b 1866, d 1936, m Bertha Cox, 4 children - Etha Price, Wiliam Price, Leonare Price, Gerald Raymond Price); 7) Alexander "Alex" Price (b 1867, d 1946, m Elvina McCollum); 8) George Graham Price (b 1871 near Somerset, KS, d 1947 m Elvia Weir).

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Gibson

Date: 1 March 2003

Query: From the World War I Draft Registration: I would like the info given for the following: Gibson, Alice 72; Gibson, Arthur Levi 72; Gibson, Peter Emanuel 72. Alice and Peter are my grandparents and I *think* Arthur is Peter's brother.

melissa robards pezealogy@charter.net

Response: Information from World War I, Draft Registration Cards, Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 72 "Arthur Levi Gibson, age 26, b. Jan. 5, 1891 in Washington, PA; employed as oil driller for Geo. Strain in Paola, KS; single with no dependents. Tall, Slender build, blue eyes, brown hair. Home address Paola, KS."

p 72 "Peter Emanuel gibson, age 45, b. Apr 3, 1873; employed as bride yard foreman by MO Pacific RR in Osawatomie, KS; nearest relative - Alice Gibson, Osawatomie, KS. Tall, medium build, blue eyes, light hair. Home address 8 & Pacific, Osawatomie, KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Whitaker

Date: 20 February 2003

Query: I'm searching for two Civil War Vets from the 8th Illinois Cavalry. One was named Owen Whitaker, pg. 87 - vol 2, and the other was George A. Whitaker, pg. 68-vol. 2 or pg. 93-vol. 2 of the Miami Co. Cemeteries book.

Laurinda Kidd lk8thilcav@hotmail.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 68, Louisburg Cemetery, Row 1, Lot E 14: Whitaker, George A. 16 Oct 1836 - 8 Feb 1888 Co E 8 IL Cav; Whitaker, Frances D. 1837-1919 his wife. Vol 2, p 87, Old Louisburg Cemetery, Row 3, Lot M 25: Whitaker, Owen 1832-1911; Whitaker, Martha A. 1837-1931 his wife; Whitaker, Edmond A. 1857-1869; Whitaker, Franklin 1854-1863; Whitaker, Edna M b/d 1873 (1871?). Vol 2, p 93, Old Louisburg Cemetery, Row 7, Lot 211: Whitaker, George A. 1898-1983; Whitaker, Marjorie 1903 - [no year of death].

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Laws

Date: 16 February 2003

Query: I note that there is a reference to George Laws on page 157 of Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS. There is also a reference to the LAWS family in Vol II, specifically on pgs 83 and 248. Can you provide me with the referenced text. George Laws, father of William Arthur Laws, is my husband's direct ancestor.

Renee Stevens brstevens@erols.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 157, Story of William F. and Susand R. Edwards by Johnnye Ann Lane:

"... They [William Finis Edwards and his wife Susan Frances Reeves] came to Miami County in November 1865 with a group of new home seekers. In the group were Peter Lowe and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Laws and his father, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cragg, James West, and the W. F. Edwards family which included his parents and father-in-law. Upon arrival, they camped near Hobart Bridge, then stayed with David Gebo and Noel Shaw. Their trip had taken them over 460 miles. ..."

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 83, "Indian Days in Miami County" by the Lowe Family. "When the home-seekers, W.F. Edwards, George Laws, the Hittles and Peter Lowes with their families came to Kansas in 1865 the Miami Indians were scattered about Miamiville or Miami Mission and their chief was 'BIGBY.'"

Vol 2, p 248, story of Horatio Quincy written by Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Quincy, approximately 8 column inches, abstracted as follows:

Horatio Harvey Quincy (b 19 Feb 1835 Conneaut, PA, d 13 Sep 1920 Paola, KS, son of John Quincy, Baptist Minister, and Keziah Hartshorn) m 5 Mar 1857 Quincy, IL, to Mary Jane Rhoads (d 7 Apr 1931, age 90). Civil War Vet 148th Reg IL Inf Vol, Co H. Moved to Miami Co 1866.

Hortio Harvey Quincy and Mary Jane Rhoads had 13 children. Emmor Quincy (b 1858, IL), Frances Quincy (b 1860, IL), Sanford Harvey Quincy (b 1861, Adams Co., IL, d 28 Feb 1956), Henry "Hank" Quincy (b 1863, IL), Elmore Quincy (b 1864, IL), Joseph H. Quincy (b 1867, Miami Co, KS), Walter W. Quincy (b 1868, Miami Co, KS), Cora M. Quincy (b 1870, Miami Co, KS), Mary M. "Molly" Quincy (b 1871, Miami Co, KS), Thomas G. Quincy (b 1874, Miami Co, KS), Hamilton T. Quincy (b 1877, Miami Co, KS), Alford A. "Doc" Quincy (b 1878, Miami Co, KS), and "Baby" Quincy (b 1880, Miami Co, KS).

Sanford Harvey Quincy m 20 Nov 1883 at Max to Mary Charlotta "Lottie" Laws (b 22 Dec 1860 Bond Co, IL, d 27 Mar 1928, dau of George Milton Laws and Mary Eliza Johnston). Children: Charlotta Temple Quincy (b 1884), Walter Sandford Quincy (b 1887), Minnie Irene Quincy (twin, b 1890), Mary Rowena Quincy (twin, b 1890), John Horatio Quincy (b 1894), Wilda Myra "Toddy" Quincy (b 1895) and Harmon Miller Quincy (b 1899).

Horatio's sister Clarissa Quincy m to Oliver Hartwell Cook arrived Miami Co 1857.

Mary Jane Rhoads widowed mother, Martha Hutchinson Rhoads, her brother E. Boyd "Jack" Rhoads and her sister Martha Rhoads (m a Hardwick) also came to Miami Co, KS.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: McVay

Date: 14 February 2003

Query: Would you please look to page 242, Volume 1 of the Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas and tell me what is recorded about Emmett Joseph McVay and G. Beatrice Jackson McVay?

Sid Fisher fisher472@mchsi.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 242, Stanton Cemetery, Row 2, Lot 2: McVay, Emmett Joseph 11 Aug 1894 - 10 Maar 1981; McVay, G. Beatrice Jackson 14 Jun 1904 - 17 Jul 1943.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Lee

Date: 13 February 2003

Query: I would like to have info on George and Lucy Lee, they are listed in your index Vol 3 -583 , also on George W. Lee Vol.3-8

Gloria Secrest gloriasecrest@msn.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 8, Elmdale Cemetery, Row 3, no lot numbers: Lee, Ida N. 1879-1938; Lee, George W. 1877-1952.

Vol 3, pp 582-583, Elmdale Cemetery, Potters Field, listing of names only: Lee, Sarah; Lee, Henry; Lee, Lucy; Lee, infant; Lee, Artie; Lee, Maude; Lee, George.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Higginbotham

Date: 12 February 2003

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co (Vol 1 Page 379) Ira Sylvester Higginbotham born 22 Sept 1908 d 19 Feb 1985

Richard Franks rjfranks@missvalley.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 379: story about the Marvin L. Waln family written by Elsie L. Waln

Marvin L. Waln (b 24 Nov 1931 Linn Co, KS, son of Glen Elijah Waln and Wilma Maggie Allen) m Elsie Louise Higginbotham (b 13 Sep 1934, dau of Ira Sylvester Higginbotham and Essie May Vanderbilt). Children: Geneva Lea Waln (m Charles Michael Bruch, children - Elijah Michael Bruch); Steven Louis Waln (m Denise Jane Hahn, children - Shelly Dianne Waln, Chrissy Jane Waln); John Marvin Waln (m Lisa Mae Elms); Susan Mae Waln (m Seamus Jerome Monahan, children - Sara Mae Monahan).

Vol 1, p 38: Listing of the members of the Bucyrus Booseters 4H Club, 1986, included the name of Scott Higginbotham.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Knepp

Date: 27 January 2003

Query: I am looking for information on Henry A. and L.V. Knepp on the cemetery index found on pg. 155 - V1. I would also be interested in the other Knepp's listed on that page.

Stephanie Knepp Sauls stephanie.sauls@wichita.edu

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 122, Miami Cemetery, row K: Lot 7, Knepp, E. Frank 28 Apr 1900 [assumed to be a death date but not indicated in record]; Lot 8, Knepp, Reba R. 17 Sep 1897 - 26 May 1962.

Vol 1, p 155, New Lancaster Cemetery, Row J, Lot 311: Knepp, vainard Otto 6 Oct 1916 - 9 Oct 1917 son of Henry A. and L.V. Knepp.

Vol 2, p 153, Scott Valley Cemetery, Row 9 S. half SW of Square, Lot 8S: Knepp, Anna M. 17 Mar 1840 - 26 Apr 1926 age 86y 1m 9d wife of E.; Knepp, E. d 10 Mar 1894 age 63y 5m 24d; Knepp, H. Bruce d 20 Sep 1888 age 24y 2m 6d son of E. and A.M.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Baker

Date: 25 January 2003

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 3: Doris Baker is listed at 37-V3.

Jim Dowd JFDowd@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, 37, Elmdale Cemetery, Osawatomie, KS, Section VI, Row 7 (no lot number): Baker, Doris 1902-1925.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Regnier, Ringey

Date: 16 January 2003

Query: I am looking for burial/death of the Regnier/Ringey family...I have been looking for Regnier family, but have been told today that they may also be Ringey. I was told today they may have been in Fontana.

Louis born abt 1820 died maybe 1890-1908
Jane his wife b abt 1822
John B. their son born 1859?
Bessie, John's wife...

And possibly Bessie's stepmother Jennie Jones, born about 1833. I have never found them after 1881 in Pottawatomie county, Ks.....

I would appreciate your help.

Brenda bbjthomas@worldnet.att.net

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Query Surnames: Baldwin

Date: 14 January 2003

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2, p 145, Henry J. Baldwin. He is the father of John Wesley Baldwin. He is my wifes great grandfather.

Les McClanahan lesmac@gwtc.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 145, Rock Creek Cemetery, Row 14, no lot numbers: first group - Baldwin, John W. 1860-1948; Baldwin, Loretta E. 1866-1940; Baldwin, Henry J. 1823-1907; Baldwin, Margaret A. 1834-1911; Baldwin, Fred 30 Jul 1893 - 7 Sep 1961 WWI Pvt Co D 42nd Engr Bn; Baldwin, Wm. G. 1867-1948; Baldwin, Florence B. 1880-1907; second group - Baldwin, Edna L. Lambeth 1902-1943 sister; Baldwin, Louise A. 1882-1943 mother; Baldwin, James B. 1904-1966 brother. Row 15: Baldwin, Charles T. 1913-1939; Baldwin, harry J. 24 Jan 1899 - 3 Jan 1962; Baldwin, Edward S. 8 oct 1901 - 13 July 1978; Baldwin, Thomas J. 1858-1931 father; Baldwin, Bessie J. 1910-1910 sister.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Munsey

Date: 13 January 2003

Query: Please check the resource titled "Miami County Deaths 1885-1911". I am looking for the information on David Munsey, who according to the index is listed on page 111.

Brian Tomashek btoma@hbci.com

Response: Information from Vital Records of Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 111 "20 Apr 1887 David Munsey, male, age 49 yrs, farmer, married, b. NH, no length of residency; died in Osawatomie State Insane Asylum, Miami Co., KS of cardian sherombosis complicated by melancholia; interred 21 Apr 1887 in Asylum cemetery. Return by T. Campbell, Osawatomie, KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Langdon

Date: 9 January 2003

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 3, p 366, Belle Langdon d 2 Sep 1936.

Mike rckid2424@hotmail.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 366, Paola Cemetery, North Addition I, Section I, south half, Row 54, Lot 267: Langdon, Belle Webb 1864-1936.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Reed

Date: 8 January 2003

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. II, Reed, Belzora Ramey - p. 248

Dan Sanford dsanford38@earthlink.net

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 248: Elijah and Priscilla (Jarvis) Reed by Naoma Kincaide. Abstracted as follows: Elijah Ramey (b 23 Mar 1803 Low Gap, Surry Co, NC, d 15 Nov 1881 bur Antioch Cemetery) m Jun 1882 to Priscilla Jarvis (b 11 Sep 1811, d 2 sep 1891, bur Antioch Cemetery, of scotish descent). children: Samuel Pelly, Daniel Jarvis, Nancy (m -?- Chilton), Belzora (m -?- Reed), Matilda (m -?- Fisher), Pleasant C., Preston, Mary Frances (m -?- Miller). Elijah was a farmer and primitive baptist preacher. He started the Fisher's Gap Church near Low Gap, NC.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Lewis

Date: 8 January 2003

Query: Would appreciate a look up of: I am researching the James Lewis family on Page 241 and page 242 of Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, and Emily Norton Lewis on page 194 of Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, Vol 2.

Virginia vhatten@bayou.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p 242: John and Jane Henthorn Lewis by Helen Hill Hinza. Abstracted as follows: John Lewis (b 17 Mar 1855, buried Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, MO, son of James Lewis and Emily Norton) m 26 Aug 1877 at Quincy, IL, to Jane Henthorn (b 3 Jun 1858, d Jun 1943, buried Sharon Cemetery, Drexel, MO,). children: John Alfred (b 10 Jun 1878, m Effie Brummett, d Highland, CA); Benton Albin (b 20 Oct 1879, m Ida Montgomery); Sarah Ann (b 8 Dec 1882, m Herbert E. Hill); John Herbert (b 27 Sep 1885, m Gertrude Stitt, dau of Ephiam Stitt, d Kansas City, MO); Minnie Mariah (b 20 Sep 1890, d 1891); Harry Edward (b 21 May 1894, d Oakland, CA). John was a farmer. Jane was a practical nurse.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2, p 194-5: Ralph and Mary Effie Wilds Laughlin by Jessie Wright and Norma Hewitt. Abstracted as follows:

Thomas A. Laughlin (b 2 June 1854 Pittsburg, PA, son of John Matthew Laughlin and Anna Lamont) m 2 May 1877 to Mariah Lewis (b 21 Nov 1862, Pike Co, IL, dau of James Lewis and Emily Norton). children: Ralph; Gertrude (m Rudolph Gehring); Bertha (m Hugh Reed); Eithel (m Craig Menefee); Alda (m Clark Phillips); Pearl (m Fred Menefee); Nettie.

Ralph Laughlin (b 21 Oct 1886 Ellis Co, KS, d 13 Jun 1950 Miami Co, KS, bur Sharon Cemetery, son of Thomas A. Laughlin and Mariah Lewis) m 11 Jul 1912 Mary Effie Wilds (b 23 Nov 1890, d 17 Mar 1966, bur Sharon Cemetery, dau Octavius Wilds and Ella Brown). Children: Kenneth Wilds (d 1976); Eithel (b 1915, d 1997 Hays, KS, m Richard Barnett); Clark Edward (b 1918, d 1963, m Alma Amelung); Jessie M. (b 1920, m Clifford C. Wright, Jr.); Norma F. (b 1925, m Donald E. Hewitt).

Thomas Laughlin and his wife Mariah Lewis moved to Sugar Creek Township, Miami Co, KS, in 1898, so she could be near her brothers.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Danes

Date: 4 January 2003

Query: Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol. 3: Danes, Charles E. 25-V3; Danes, Carrie 26-V3

Charles Danes is my greatgrandfather. We had not a clue where he went untill he showed up on the 1920 census with Carrie. They lived in Osawatomie and worked at the Hospital. That is where they were when the census was taken.

Charles was born 08/30/1873 in Fremont, Dodge County, Neb. Carrie (? maiden name) died 05/02/1938 at the age of 68. I do not have a birth date however she was 3 yrs older then Charles.

Karen Gullish kgullish@netscape.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, pp 25-26, Elmdale Cemetery, Section V, Row 1 (no lot numbers): Danes, Charles E. 1873-1931; Danes, Carrie 1869-1938.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Avey, Lindsey

Date: 2 January 2003

Query: Please look with the following Cemeteries of Miami County: Avey, William C. 10-V3; Lindsey, Margaret A. 487-V3; Lindsey, John E. 489-V3; Lindsey, John W. 490-V3

jmehringer@msn.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol 3, p 10, Elmdale Cemetery, Section II, row 1 (no lot numbers): Avey, William C. 1859-1916 (F.L.T.).

V3, p 487, Paola Cemetery, East Elmwood Addition, row 3, lot 28: Lindsey, Jean Louise 9 Aug 1920 - 6 Mar 1980; Lindsey, Margaret A. 17 Jul 1945 - 13 Jun 1984; Lindsey, Thelma Mae 1921-1988

V3, p 489, Paola Cemetery, East Elmwood Addition, row 9, lot 25: Lindsey, John E. son 1899-1973; Duncan Hattie Lindsey 1908-1972; Lindsey, Marwood P. 1901-1969; Lindsey, Carl William 22 Aug 1897 - 31 Mar 1964, Kansas Pvt US Army WW I; Lindsey, Eva M. mother 1876-1971.

V3, p 490, Paola Cemetery, East Elmwood Addition, row 10, lot 25: Lindsey, John W. father 1868-1930.

Information from World War I, Draft Registration Cards, Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 119 "Carl Lindsey, age 21, b. Aug 22, 1897 in council Grove, KS; father born in Springfield, MO; employed by Lee Wilhoite in Paola, KS; nearest relative - Eva Lindsey, Paola, KS. Medium height, dark eyes and hair. Home address Paola, KS."

p 119 "Willie L. Lindsey, age 21, b. dec 6, 1896 in Miami Co., KS; father born in butler, MO; self-employed farming; nearest relative Ethel B. Lindsey, R#3, LaCygne, KS. Medium height and build, dark brown eyes, black hair. Home address R#3, LaCygne, KS."

p 119 "Earl Frank Lindsey, age 25, b. apr 26, 1892 in Iola, KS; employed as oil pumber for Sequoyha Oil Co. in Miami County oil field; married with wife. Tall, medium build, brown eyes and hair. Home address Thayer, Neosho Co., KS."

p 119 "Guy Washington Lindsey, age 18, b. Mar. 7, 1900; employed farming and auctgioneering for Norvel Hopkins in LaCygne, Linn Co., KS; nearest relative - Albert Lindsey, R#3, LaCygne, Linn Co., KS. Tall medium build, grey eyes, brown hair. Home address R#3, LaCygne, Linn Co., KS."

p 119 "John Earl Lindsey, Jr., black, age 18, b. sept 27, 1899; employed as laborer by Miami county Gas Co. in Paola, KS; nearest relative - Trotsis Lindsey, 807 1/2 W. Wea, Paola, KS. Tall, medium build, brown eyes, black hair. Home addresss 807 1/2 W. Wea, Paola, KS."

Sean Furniss

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