Monday, January 7, 2013

Dragoon P. O., Osage County Kansas.

Osage County
Fairfax Township Map, 1879.
On the county map Dragoon can be fount in Township 16-s and Range 16-east.  On the township map Dragoon can be found in section 8.
Osage County.
Fairfax Township Map, 1899.
On the county map Dragoon can be fount in Township 16-s and Range 16-east. On the township map Dragoon can be found in section 9.

Authors note.  In 1879 Dragoon post office is listed in section 8, but in 1899 we find it listed in section 9.  I couldn't find any record on why the move if it moved at all it may be because of the township lines just cahaned over the years.

Dragoon Post Office.
Dragoon post office open June 5, 1873 and ran to December 31, 1900, John Rehrig was first postmaster.
Authors Note.  Dragoon Post Office or the town of Dragoon, on all the county atlases it is only known as a post office.  However there was a plat drawn for the town of Dragoon in 1899, but I found no record that the town was ever laid-out or caming into being. 
Plat for the town of Dragoon, 1899.
People of Fairfax township who used Dragoon as their P. O. Address.
In the Patron's Directory of 1879, only one person was listed, and that was William Gregory, Farmer and stock Raiser, he was from Greene County Pennsylvania, he had came to the county in 1870.
In the Patron's Directory of 1899, only one person was listed he was Willia Wischropp, Farmer.
In 1883, John Banning was listed as using Dragoon as his P. O. address, his information is listed below.
HON. JOHN BANNING, farmer, Section 8, P. O., Dragoon, was born in McDonough County, Ill., Feb., 15, 1838, son of Ephraim and Mary Potter Banning, where he grew up on a farm, and was educated in the common schools. He came to the State in 1855 and settled in Big Springs, where he was an active Free-State man, attending the conventions from the first one held in the place to the last. In 1869 he purchased a fine tract of land containing 630 acres in Fairfax Township, which he has improved. He built his present residence in 1876 at a cost of $1,400, and in 1880, a fine barn costing $1,700. During the war he served in the militia, and had a hand in the battle with Sterling Price on the Blue. He has been honored by the people as County Commissioner from 1871 to 1876, and Probate Judge one term. While in Big Springs he was a merchant and postmaster. He was united in marriage in Shawnee County, Kan., September 7, 1862, to Miss Hettie J., daughter of I. N. Roberts, Esq. They have eight children - Josephine P., Ephraim N., May M., Ella Bell., John W., Hettie M., William., and Thomas

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