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Queries for 2009:






DATE: 21 September 2008
NAME: Judy Allen
SUBJECT: Maher
My Grandfather was born in Blaine, Kansas. I believe 1878. to John and Bridgett Maher. I was wondering if there is a Catholic Church Cemetery in Blaine. Where the Mahers might be buried. And what the name of that church is. My grandfather, Thomas F. Maher is buried in California. I am curious about the Maher Family that lived in Blaine during 1865-1900. Is there any court or church records that might tell me a story. Thanks Judy


DATE: 21 September 2008
NAME: Linda Crow
SUBJECT: James and Sarah Steward/Stewart
I am looking for any information on James and Sarah Steward/Stewart who lived in Pottawatomie County and came from Ohio around 1860.


DATE: 29 August 2008
NAME: David Crouch
SUBJECT: Harris Surname
My name is David crouch and I am researching my Grandmothers family. HARRIS. George moved with his parents originally to O’Hara, Allegheny, Pennsylvania before 1845 where they were married. His wife Elizabeth Dodd both moved to your County I do not know when but they where situated in Garrison and buried there in 1913 and 1905. If anyone has any information of any children or dates I would appreciate it.


DATE: 23 July 2008
NAME: Joyce Rhodeman
SUBJECT: Headstone photos of Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery
I was interested to find out if there are photos of headstones of Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Blaine, KS--particularly the Margaret Yonning and the Pendergasts.


DATE: 23 July 2008
NAME: Heidi
SUBJECT: Henrietta May (Dolly) (nee Kingston) Ford and Harold Ford
I am looking for the children of Henrietta May (Dolly) (nee Kingston) Ford and Harold Ford. May died in 1985 in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. She is the child of Alfred Webster Kingston, the famous opera singer known as Morgan Kingston, 1875-1936, and Henrietta May Dignum, (b 1895). Alfred Webster Kingston is my great-grandmother's brother. My great-grandmother was Elizabeth Alice Kingston who married Edward Parker Walker. Elizabeth Alice and her family lived in Canada, after emigrating from England, but my records show that May and Harold lived in Kansas, and May died in Kansas. I don't want anything from the children, I just want to add them to the family tree, and to know what happened to this branch of our tree.


DATE: 2 July 2008
NAME: Leslie
SUBJECT: Isenhart
I am looking for information regarding: Elizabeth Ellen Isenhart (Ray) b. 1856 Sarah Julana Isenhart (Chipman) b. 1859 Mariah (or Maria) Cassie Isenhart (Tullis) b. 1862 Mary Effie Isenhart (Welsh/Welch/Walsh) b. 1864 These four sisters were born in St. Mary's. Looking for birth records, marriage records. I'm also looking for Mariah Pennick Pearson (wife of Joshua Pearson) & Adeline Peanick paerson, wife of Thomas Martindale Pearson.


DATE: 1 July 2008
NAME: O.L. Cunningham
SUBJECT: Simonton
I have been researching my wife’s family and I have finally found this man and his wife in the Louisville Cemetery. I also found him on the 1880 and 1900 census but have not been able to find anything else about him or his family. His name is Linsey M. Simonton and his wife’s name was Martha Locke, she apparently went by Mattie. They were raised in West Virginia but must have moved to Kansas after the Civil War. There are some other Simontons buried in the cemetery with them, I believe most of them are their kids, but that is all that I know. I wished I had the married names of their girls maybe I could get another lead that way. I would appreciate anything you all could do.


DATE: 24 June 2008
NAME: Kari
SUBJECT: E.W. Griffiths or Griffith
He was born in Wales about 1846. He moved to St. George, KS from New York, not sure the year. He had two adopted sons one of which is my great grandfather Henry Robert Griffiths, Sr. His wife Margaret and other adopted son David are buried in the St. George cemetary. My great grandfather's adoption was in Louisville, KS. Any other information about this family would be greatly appreciated.


DATE: 17 June 2008
NAME: Darlene
SUBJECT: Edward Myron
Henry Hansan is my better half's great-grandfather. John Bernard is his grandfather and Edward Myron is his father. We have had little success in finding much information on the family, as Edward Myron was killed in a plane crash in 1947. If you have information that you can share, that would be wonderful. Henry Hansan is my better half's great-grandfather. John Bernard is his grandfather and Edward Myron is his father. We have had little success in finding much information on the family, as Edward Myron was killed in a plane crash in 1947. If you have information that you can share, that would be wonderful.


DATE: 12 May 2008
NAME: Laurie Houlihan
SUBJECT: Charles Merrill Willson
Looking for information on my grandfather Charles Merrill WILLSON, born Garrison March 11, 1896. Married Esther Ellen KEACH. Thank you.


DATE: 10 May 2008
NAME: John Waugh
SUBJECT: William Beggs Stewart
I am looking for information on a William Beggs Stewart (Wm B Stewart) who arrived form Ireland to Union, Pottawatomie Kansas in 1885. I have found a burial in Wamego City Cemetery who died on 21 November 1913. Would anyone be able to send me a photo of the Headstone if there is one? In 1889 his son William Stewart arrived as well. I have traced him up until 1920 Federal Census in Union Pottawatomie but no trace after that. He was 43 and a single framer in 1920. Any information about him would be great. He could have called him self William Beggs Stewart after his father died. In 1899 another son Thomas Beggs Stewart arrived form Ireland. He Married Amy ? between 1900 and 1918 and lived in Wamego. I have found a burial in Wamego City Cemetery who died on 12 September 1938. Would anyone be able to send me a photo of the Headstone if there is one?


DATE: 29 Apr 2008
NAME: Allan Griffith
SUBJECT: Phillip and Mary Nee Courtney Smith
Searching for descendants to share with or anyone who can help me find details on a family J. B. White (wish I knew his first name) and wife Maria Griffith. They arrived to Pottawatomie Co, Kansas between 1857-59 from Jackson County, Missouri. Maria was born at Kentucky about 1825 & J.B. in Maryland about 1822 per the 1860 census. Maria's brother, Joshua migrated to Anderson County, Kansas. It appears J. B. died between the 1860 and 1865 census. Maria remained unmarried and at Pottawatomie Co. thru 1880 but by 1885 she'd moved near her brother in Anderson Co, KS. She had the following children with approximate BDs: George 1853, M. Elizabeth 1855, Jennie 1857, James W. 1859 & Darcas 1861. Appreciate any clues.


DATE: 29 Apr 2008
NAME: Daniel Pyne
SUBJECT: Phillip and Mary Nee Courtney Smith
My great grandfather and great grandmother were married in Kansas in 1856. Philip Smith was from Co. Meath, Ireland and his spouse was Mary Courtney from Co. Kerry, Ireland. Until the 1870 US Census, they lived in Lone Tree, Pottawatomie County, KS. He was listed as a 'farmer'. My grandmother, Abbey Agnes Smith, was born 29 December 1859, there. Later in the US Census of 1880, the Smith's showed up in Leavenworth City, KS. Philip was listed as a 'Laborer'. I am looking for Philip and Mary Smith's marriage information and Abbey Agnes Smith's 'real' birthdate (if possible).


DATE: 29 Apr 2008
NAME: Daniel Pyne
SUBJECT: Phillip and Mary Nee Courtney Smith
I am looking for Philip Smith and Mary nee Courtney Smith and their children. Philip came to Kansas in 1854 and married Mary Courtney in 1856. Both were from Ireland. In the 1870 US Census, they lived in Lone Tree, Pottawatomie County. Philip was listed as a 'farmer'. Later they move to the Leavenworth, Leavenworth County (1880 US Census). Philip was listed as a 'laborer'. Do you have any information on Philip Smith, Mary Courtney or their children ?


DATE: 29 Apr 2008
NAME: Jeanette Campbell
SUBJECT: Carnahan Cemetery
If anyone gets a chance to visit the Carnahan Cemetery, I'm needing to check the year Mary A Pierce was born. The question is whether Mary A Pierce was born February 5, 1849 or February 5, 1894. Also, if someone does visit the cemetery and finds Mary A Pierce's stone, if you could also jot down the date of death on the stone.


DATE: 22 Apr 2008
NAME: Kary Klein
SUBJECT: Carey A Scott
Looking for information that can ascertain whether Carey A Scott was a blood-birth child of Cass Scott and Martha Jane Edwards Scott or whether Carey A. was adopted by Cass and Martha on the way to Orgeon in the 1860's. There is also a question whether Cass and Martha may have also adopted Carey's brother, Otis Scott. If anyone has access to birth records around 1870-1871, would love to know if there is any information to help with this mystery.


DATE: 22 Mar 2008
NAME: Brenda Jenkins
SUBJECT: Amanda & Martha Jenkins
Looking for family of Edward Jenkins born 1783. Wife unknown Children are : Lucinda Married Benjamin Tattershall, Jasper Married Margaret Torrance, Amanda Married David Dennis, Jane, Isaac Newton Married Surenia Shivlar, Martha Married Hiram Dennis. Amanda & Martha married and move to Pottawatomie County Kansas. Trying to find Amanda & Martha Jenkins Mother name.


DATE: 6 Feb 2008
NAME: Steve Rogers
SUBJECT: Ralph E Rogers
I am trying to find some information on an ancestor, Ralph E Rogers. Ralph was born March 23, 1880 in Westmoreland, Kansas. The information I have is that his parents names were Henry and Ida (Dougherty). The 1885 state cencus has Ralph living with Elizabeth Church in her son George Churches home. The 1895 state cencus has Ralph living with Elizabeth alone. In the 1900 federal cencus, Ralph is married and living with his in-laws. (Wife Laura Agnus McCoy daughter of Nathan Westley and Martha (Stinson) I am seeking any and all information on Ralph and more importantly, Henry. The cencus of 1880 has Ralph living with the Churches and lists him as an apprentice(?) (maybe an orphan?) Thank you for any help that you can supply.


DATE: 21 Jan 2008
NAME: MaeLucy
SUBJECT: Ginn Hospital
I would like informatino about the first black baby born in (formerly) Ginn Hospital (which is now an apartment building). The new hospital is called Wamego City Hospital. It is said to have been born in 1958.


DATE: 15 Jan 2008
NAME: Lois
SUBJECT: Jethro Butler Pray
I am looking for any information on Jethro Butler Pray. He and his family moved to Pottawatomie County in the 1850's. I know he is buried in the Moodyville cemetery. Any information is greatly appreciated. We would also like to locate Rhonda Daves, who had a querry a few years ago.


DATE: 15 Jan 2008
NAME: Ron
SUBJECT: Belvue Cemetery
I have several family members buried in the Belvue Cemetery. I'm wanting to find someone who might know of people buried in this cemetery that may or may not have headstones. If anyone has a reference or information on who is buried in this cemetery, please contact me.


DATE: 1 Jan 2008
NAME: Jim
SUBJECT: Blue Township
Need assistance/map of where Blue Township is in relation to Shannon Twp. Also in a census of 1870 a relative is listed as running a ferry boat, any idea of where or what river it is located?


DATE: 1 Jan 2008
NAME: Patricia
SUBJECT: Stout
I am looking for information on a marriage that took place in 1944 in St. Mary's, Kansas with perhaps a January date and then the subsequent divorce in 1952 for Winona Holmes and George Martin Stout. They might have had one child between them named Donald Stout born within those two dates listed above. I am looking in particular to find Donald Stout. He would be approximately mid to late 50's now.


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