Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Byron Jewell.

Byron Jewell.

Birth: Mar. 28, 1829,New York.
Death 1895 

Parents: Pardon Taylor Jewell (1795 - 1880), Harriet McCluer Jewell (1809 - 1857).

Wife: Adelaide Angell Jewell (1839 - 1915).
Also spelled Abilade.

Children: Frank T. Jewell (1861 - 1863), Fred H. Jewell (1861 - 1914), Claytion, Addie Jewell. 

Siblings: Adaline Jewell (1826 - 1834). Caroline Jewell Woodworth (1827 - 1906). Byron Jewell (1829 - 1895). Lucian Jewell (1831 - 1832). Lucian Buonaparte Jewell (1833 - 1907). Harriet Adeline Jewell (1835 - 1906). Clayton Galusha Jewell (1837 - 1864), Franklin Jewell (1844 - 1849).

Burial: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

It is not known to me just when Mr. Byron,came to Topeka,Kansas,but he was here in 1860.  He lived out his life living on Harrison Street,he moved a few times through out his life,No. 85, 313 and 315 Harrison. He spent his life in Law enforcement.

In the 1870's he was a Deputy U. S. Marshal,  In the 1880's he was a Policeman,and Bridge Policeman.  Towards the end of his life, 1890's he was a Night Watchman for the Rock Island Depot.

The only record I could find of his children was that of Addie I. Jewell, who spent her life in music.  She was a Music Teacher and the Director of the Jewell Orchestra, organized in January of 1878.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Joseph Jackson Woods.

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Joseph Jackson Woods. 

Birth: Jan. 11, 1823, Brown County, Ohio.
Death: Sept. 27, 1889, Montana, Labette County, Kansas.

Parents: Samuel Woods and Alice Richey. 

Wife: Keziah Cornelia Hight Woods (1840 - 1918).

Children: Oscar Edwin Woods (1857 - 1936), Caddie Elizabeth Woods (1863 - 1863), Frank Allen Woods (1865 - 1867), Clara Ellen Woods Phillips (1868 - 1899), Lura Woods Plumb (1880 - 1960), LIllie A. ( 1860-? ), Carrie E. ( 1869-? ), Nellie E. ( 1877-? ).

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Labette County, Kansas.

Here is part of a letter written by his daughter Carrie, it tells the cause of his death.

He returned one evening from a drive to Parsons very sick and suffered intensely for 3 days.  He had hemorrhage of the bladder and suppression of the kidneys, and afterwards blood poisoning set in.  He hoped to live but was ready for death if ti bust come.  He died without pain, after an illiness of 10 days, on the morning of the 27th., day of September, 1889.  He was buried in the beautiful cemetery of Oakwood at Parsons, Kansas.

Author.  Colonel Woods did so much over his life time that it would take a book to put it all down.  I will list some of what he did.

Iowa 12th.,Infantry.

Joseph Jackson Woods. Age 38. Residence Maquoketa, nativity Ohio. Appointed Colonel Oct. 23, 1861. Mustered Nov. 25, 1861. Wounded April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn. Mustered out Nov. 22, 1864, St. Louis, Mo.

He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser.
He was a Kansas Legislature.
He was a Notary and member of the School Bard.
He was a West Point graduate.
He was a Second and First Lieutenant in the First U.S. Artillery, in the war with Mexico.
Made First Lieutenant October,1848.
On October 15, 1853, he resigned his commission in  the United States Army.
Married Kezia Hight, September.
October 23,1861, Commissioned Colonel of the 12th.,Iowa Infantry.
Shiloh was wounded in the leg and wrist.
He was captured twice.
His command of the 12th., came to a end
in June of 1863,  but had command of other regiments.
He was the editor of the "Maquoketa Excelsior".
In the Civil War contracted chronic diarrhoea and never recovered.

Author.  To read more about this life look for a book,which can be found on line called;
First Reunion of the 12th.,Iowa Infantry and  its Origin.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Charles "Charley" E Doty.

Charley or Charles.

Birth: 1854, Ohio.
Death: 1921.

Author.  Name on head stone; Charley.E.

Wife: Pherea Doty.

Children: Wileey, Alva, Benjamin Franklin, Jessie May, Annie Doty.

Burial: Maud Cemetery, Cunningham, Kingman County,

Mr.Doty has lived tn the townships of Rural and Dresden.He has been a Farmer and a Stock Raiser.  In 1903, he was the Proprietor of the Hotel La.Taska,in Cunningham,Kansas.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Isaac Booth.

Publish date 1899.
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Isaac Booth. 

Birth: Oct. 11, 1851.
Death: Feb. 6, 1917.

Wife; Emma McClure Booth (1853 - 1939).
Married 1878.

Children: George, Jessie E., Lillie M., Blanch E.,and Ada Booth.

Burial: Valley Falls Cemetery, Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas.

Mr.Booth settled in section 12, of Ozawkie Township of Jefferson County.Kansas.. He was a Farmer on his 240 acres of land.  His post office address was Valley Falls, Kansas, which is 3 miles north from the farm.

William Teer.

William Teer.

Birth: November 10, 1837.
Death: February 27,1893.

Wife: Elizabeth A. Teer, ( 1839-1909 ).

Children: James W. Teer, ( 1855-1912 ).

Burial: Holton Cemetery, Holton Jackson County, Kansas.

Mr.Teer came to Jackson county,Kansas, in 1871, he was from New York City,  He settled in the township of Franklin,in the town of Holton, Kansas.  He was the Proprietor of the city hotel.  He was also a Civil War veteran.

Ohio 98th.,Infantry,Co. H.

William Teer,Private; Age 28; Enlisted August 8,1862, for 3 years.  Promoted to Hospital Steward November 1,1864.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Frederick "Fred" Rump.

Publish date 1902.
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Frederick "Fred" Rump.

Birth: 1849
Death: 1933.

Wife: Elmira Mina Childers Rump (1856 - 1930).

Children: Glenn Rump (1883 - 1912), Ralph W. Rump (1895 - 1974), Mable Rump ( 1878-?).

Burial: Singer Cemetery, Bluff City, Harper County, Kansas.

Mr.Rump came to  Harper county,Kansas, in 1883, and settled in section 27,of Silver Creek  township.  He was a Farmer on his 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Free port, Kansas which is 3 miles north from the farm.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Azro A.Buck.

Illinois Thirteenth Infantry.

Azro A. Buck, Original Second-Sergeant. Sergeant Buck enlisted from Sycramore, Illinois, and was mustered with the regiment. Sergeant Buck was promoted Second- Lieutenant, First-Lieutenant and Captain, and was mustered out June 18, 1864. Captain Buck was a very good officer, generally liked in his company, and looked out for the wel- fare of his men as well as any officer of Company F. After his muster out as Captain, he helped raise the One Hundred and Forty- Seventh Illinois Infantry, a one hundred day regiment, which he entered as Captain. After the war he went South and died in Kansas.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report. 

Name: BUCK, AZRO A. Rank: CPT. Company:F. Unit: 13 IL US INF. 

Personal Characteristics/ Residence"SYCAMORE, DEKALB CO, IL. Age:33. Height: 6'. Hair; SANDY. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion:LIGHT. Marital Status:MARRIED. Occupation: ENGINEER. Nativity:WINDSOR, WINDSOR CO, VT.

Service Record. Joined When: NOV 19, 1863. joined Where: BRIDGEPORT, AL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: NOV 19, 1863. Muster In Where: BRIDGEPORT, AL. Muster Out:JUN 18, 1864. Muster Out Where: SPRINGFIELD, IL. Remarks: WAS 1SGT TO 6 AUG 1861 THEN 2LT TO 22 SEPT. 1862 THEN 1LT TO 21 AUG 1863 THEN CAPT TO DATE.

His pension beneficiaries: Fannie F. Addy, Fannie P.Buck, Celia A.Price and Georgia Buck.

Birth: 1829-30'
Death:in Kansas.

Wife's: Fannie F.and Celia A. ( Taylor ) Buck

Author.  There may have been an error on the pension file I believe Fannie F. and Fannie P.are one in the same. But non the less one later married a Abby. Celia A., later married a Price.

Children:Inez and Georgia Buck.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Charles B. Whitson

Charles B.Whitson.

Birth: February 24, 1837.
Death: March 4, 1905

Wife: Amanda A. Whitson.

Children:Non found.

Burial:  Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Author. The first record I found of him in Topeka, was in 1870,he was listed being in the grocery business.  His business was called C. B. Whitson & Co.,241 Kansas Ave.,later to move to 221 Kansas Ave.  He was in the grocery business from 1870-1874.  After 1874 til the year of his death ( 1905 ), he worked as a clerk.  He was a Civil War Veteran.

Thirteenth Illinois Infantry, Co. D.

Charles B. Whitson, Rock Island ; mustered in May 24, 1861 ; transferred to Company H Fifty-first Illinois and promoted to second-lieutenant. Present address, Topeka, Kansas

Fifty-First Illinois Infantry, Co. H.

Charles B. Whitson,Captain; Residence Port Byron; Enlisted July 15,1862: Resigned March 18,1863.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Edward C. D.Lines.

Edward C. D. Lines.

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Was born May 9, 1836, in New Haven, Connecticut. Was educated in the New Haven city schools and at Prof. Lovell's private school. Was a son of Hon. C. B. Lines, president of the Connecticut colony, coming to Kansas with the colony in 1856. On May 24, 1857, was united in marriage to Miss Grace A. Thomas, to which union two children were born, Lizzie and Edna. Mr. Lines was elected register of deeds in 1859, and clerk of the district court the same year. Was clerk of the board of supervisors until 1861, when he joined the army. Was captain of Co. B. 2nd Kansas, and was killed on the skirmish line near Fort Smith, Arkansas, September 1, 1863. Was a man of sterling worth and a promising futPush to enlarge.ure. It was in his honor the Lines Post, Alma, was named.

Edward C. D. Lines,, Captain; Second Kansas Infantry, Co. B., Residence Wabaunsee; Mustered in August 31,1861.  Promoted from Third Lieutenant to Second Lieutenant,August 31,1861.  Wounded in action at Wilson's Creek,Missouri,August 10, 1861-63?

Burial: Fort Smith National Cemetery,Fort Smith,  Sebastion County Arkansas.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Isaac Newton Goodvin

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Isaac Newton Goodvin. 

Author. Also spelled Goodwin.

Birth: Sept. 2, 1843, Pike County, Illinois.
Death: Nov. 30, 10930, Ransom, Ness County, Kansas.

Wife: Nancy Ann Cline Goodvin (1843 - 1926).

Children: Thomas W Goodvin (____ - 1875) Rosa May Goodvin (____ - 1877) Dora Belle Goodvin Beamer (1872 - 1966) Mary Emily Goodvin Barber (1873 - 1959) John D Goodvin (1875 - 1897) Arlando Dean Goodvin (1879 - 1951) Laura Jane Goodvin Osborn (1880 - 1970) Bertha Ruth Goodvin Scott (1882 - 1969) Ida Edna Goodvin Conard (1885 - 1974)

Burial: Ransom Cemetery,Ransom,Ness County, Kansas.

Mr. Goodvin came to Trego County, Kansas, in 1902, and settled in section 36, of Wilcox township. He was a farmer and stock raiser and proprietor of Spring Creek Stock Farm.  His farm was on 640 acres.  His post office address was Ransom, Kansas, which was 5 miles south from the farm.

John Henry Childs.

John Henry Childs 

Birth: May 20, 1845, Illinois.
Author.1880 census state that Pennsylvania was is birth state.
Death: Mar. 28, 1923,Nash, Grant County,Oklahoma.

Parents: Daniel Thomas Childs (1812 - 1880), Rhena Wilbur Childs (1807 - 1891).

Wife: Anna Catherine Prettyman Childs (1852 - 1924).
Author 1880 census, state Aisa C. Childs, was his wife.

Children: Charles Henry Childs (1867 - 1943), Oliver Wilbur Childs (1873 - 1958), Ethel B. Childs Edmonds (1891 - 1962),
Author. 1880 census state there was also William T.Childs and Mary L.Childs

Siblings: Martha L Childs (1834 - 1889), Hervy Wilbur Childs (1835 - 1930),Susanna M Childs Stevenson (1836 - 1914), Thomas D Childs (1842 - 1862),John Henry Childs (1845 - 1923), William Obidiah Childs (1847 - 1881). Note: Shared stone with Annie C. Childs - Father

Burial: New Home Cemetery, Nash, Grant County,Oklahoma.

It is not known to this author when Mr.Childs came to Kansas.  It was not long after the Civil War.  He settled in Grant township, his post office address was Wells, Kansas, He was a Farmer of Ottawa county Kansas.  He was also a Civil War Veteran, being in the Fiftieth Illinois Infantry Company E.

Fiftieth Illinois Infantry Regimental History.

Page, 288,John H, Childs, a recruit of company E, now of Wells, Ottawa Co., Kansas, as related by him. will be sufficient : "The want of something more than hard-tack, sow-belly and beans, would prompt us to do many things that in later years would be considered as rather rash. There was a tine field of corn across the Etowah. that we visited, with a number of other boys, after night, for, as you know, orders were very strict against going outside the lines but roasting ears were very tempting, and many a night we would go down to the river, strip, and, with a sack in our teeth, swim across, lay on the bank a few moments to reconnoiter and learn if the coast was clear.

If all was quiet, would fill our sacks, throw them into the water, take hold of them with our teeth or two of us, with it fastened to a rail and tow it across, dress ourselves and, with the assistance of our comrades, carry it to camp and live fine. But the Major never knew of it. He didn't know as much, in that respect, as some other officers did. but we never thought the less of him for that. The corn, fruit and vegetables thus procured and lavishly used, brought the flush of health to many a worn and wasted cheek, and better than medicine from surgeon, set anew the rich, hot blood of health flowing through the veins.

Page 544, John H. Childs was better known as "Frosty." It seems to us that Frolicking Jack would have been more appropriate, as he was always full of fun. He also was a resident of Camp Point, a recruit of October 1803, went with the regiment to the end. He was a great friend of our old mill. How cheerfully he would ease the task when, having been detailed to grind on it after a 20 mile march, by singing.

"Here I am. Oh come here Bill", 
"And help me grind Old Hanna's mill."

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Henry M. Barnett.

Publish date 1908.
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Henry M. Barnett.

Death: Unknown.

Wife: Mattie Barnett.

Children: Hardy J., Andrew A. G., Lena and Lois F. Barnett.

Burial: Unknown.

Mr.Barnett came to Ness County Kansas, in 1879.  He settled in section 21 of Waring township, he was a farmer. The records shows he owned no land although there was a A. M. Barnett and a John M. Barnett in section 21 either one could have been a brother or his father.  His post office address was Brownell, Kansas, which was one mile or so east from the farm.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lucinda Pore Klaus.

Publish date 1903.
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Lucinda Pore Klaus.

Birth: September-October 4, 1855.
Death: December 27,1939.

Parents: Adam Pore, ( 1818-1906), Marena Pore, ( 1831-1873.

Husbands: First William W. Kklaus,married March 2,1875.  Second W. J. Witt, married Apriled 8,1925.

Children: Fredrick Albert Klaus (1874 - 1945), Harry Klaus (1875 - 1875), Jackson M. Klaus (1875 - 1875), Rollie K. Klaus (1876 - 1877), Annie Klaus (1876 - 1877), Emma E. Klaus (1881 - 1883), Mary Ella Klaus (1883 - 1883), Minnie B. Klaus (1886 - 1886)*,Thomas R. Klaus (1890 - 1893).

Burial: Cedar Vale Cemetery Cedar Vale Chautauqua County Kansas

Mrs. Klaus came to Chatauqua County, Kansas in 1869.  She settled in section 35,of Harrison township.  She was a farmer of her 160 acres of land.  The land was in her husband name,after her died she kept on farming.  Their post office address was Cedar vale, Kansas, which was 4 miles north from the farm.

Author.  To learn more about her life, go to the site ( Find a Grave ), She is listed under Klaus and not Witt.

Captain Henry A. Oakes.

Publish date 1902.
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Captain Henry A. Oakes.

Birth: March 18, 1837.
Death:March 14, 1903.

Wife: Eleanor A. Oakes, ( 1829-1911 ).

Children:  Charles S. Oakes, ( 1870-1955 ), Harry,Ellen Oakes.

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.

Mr. Oakes came to Douglas county,Kansas in 1879, and settled in section 6,of Palmyra township. He was the Prop. of the Oakes Stock Farm,he owned 146.56 acres of land.  His post office address was Lawrence, Kansas, which is 8 to 10 miles north from the farm.

Author.  He was called Captain, I don't know if this was just a title or not as I was unable to find any military service records.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

James W. Money.

Publish date 1901
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James W. Money.

Birth: October 31, 1847, Kentucky.
Death: October 14, 1914.

Wife:Alice A. Money.
Married 1883.

Children: Myrtle M., Alta M., Nila G., Frank M., Alba Money.

Burial: Mitchell Valley Cemetery, Herington,Dickson County, Kansas.

Mr.Money came to Dickson county,Kansas, in 1874,and settled in Lyon township in the town of Herington, Kansas, where he was a Physician and Surgeon.

Monday, December 15, 2014

William Luther Acton.

Publish date 1905.
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William Luther Acton.

Birth: September, 1866-7, Iowa.
Death: 1945.

Wife: Alice E.Acton, ( 1869-1955 ).

Children: Etta M., Dora R., Virgil S., James W., Alice M. Acton.

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska.

Mr.Acton came to Decatur county, Kansas,in 1894, and settled in Oberlin township in the town of Oberlin,Kansas,where he had a Livery business.

Mary Best.

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Publish date 1905.
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Mary Best.

Birth: 1855-58?, England.
Death: March, 1924.
Buried March 27.

Mother: Martha Best.

Brother: Thomas J. Best.

Came to America in 1884.
She never married?

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Miss Best came to Barber county in 1889, and settled in section 2, of Medicine Lodge township.  She was a farmer on her 80 acres of land.  Her post office address was Medicine Lodge, Kansas, which was lest then a mile east from the farm.

Although she started out owning 80, acres,, by 1905 she owned 1,040, being in section 1, 2, 3, 10 and 11. A year ( 1923 ), before she died
she still owned most of her land.  This author in his research never found any record that she ever married.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

John Watson "Jack" Houston

Publish date 1907.
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John Watson "Jack" Houston. 

Birth: 1883
Death: 1971. 

Parents: William Harrison Houston (1846 - 1934), Anna Keck Houston (1851 - 1914).

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Taylor Houston (1889 - 1973). 

Children: Thomas R Houston (1911 - 2000).

Siblings: Rachel E. Houston Lord (1873 - 1961), Rhoda Jane Houston Taylor (1878 - 1959), John Watson Houston (1883 - 1971), Mary Melinda Houston Channell (1885 - 1973), M. Walter Houston (1887 - 1969), Earl Harrison Houston (1889 - 1917).

Burial: Gem Cemetery, Gem, Thomas County, Kansas.

Mr.Houston came to Thomas county,Kansas,in 1886 and settled in Smith township,where he settled in section 30; He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 612.20 acres of land. His post office address was Gem, Kansas, which is 3, miles north west from the farm.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Abraham M.Fox

Publish date 1906.
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Abraham M.Fox.

Birth:November 5,1866,Illinois.
Death:August 6, 1956, Achilles,RawlinsCounty,Kansas.

Wife:Ella Fox,(1869-1927 ).
Married 1894.

Children: Wiley, Myrtle Fox.

Burial: Achilles Cemetery, Rawlins County,Kansas.

Mr,Fox settled in Achilles township in Rawlins county,Kansas  He lived in the town of Achilles, Kansas. He was the Post Master and a Merchant.  In 1900, he was listed as a Farmer.   He was also a Veteran of the Spanish American War,being tn the Illinois Fourteenth Infantry Company H.

Lorenzo Marshall "Wren" Northway

Lorenzo Marshall "Wren" Northway. 

Birth: May 30, 1861. Death: May 24, 1944.

Son of Samuel & Jane Northway.

Wife: Minnette Priscilla Crawford Northway (1868 - 1949).
Married 1889.

Children: Venda Lucile Northway Hays (1891 - 1943), Frank E. Northway.

Burial: Osborne Cemetery,Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas.

Mr.Northway Settled in the township of Bethany of Osborne County, Kansas, in the town of Portis,  Kansas.  There he was the Prop.of the Hotel which was on the west corner of Fourth and Market St.  He also had a business at the Livery, Feed, and Sales Stables.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Joseph LaCoss.

Publish date 1902.
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Joseph LaCoss.

Birth: November 4, 1851.
Death: February 17, 1820.

Wife; Maria Josephine LaCoss,( 1853-1913 ).

Children; Albert, Victor LaCoss.

Burial: Mount Cavalry Cemetery, Florence, Marion County, Kansas.

Mr  LaCoss came to Marion County, Kansas in 1890, and settled in the township of Doyle.In the town of Florence,Kansas, where he had a Livery and Feed Stable business.

Joseph Price.

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Joseph Price.

Birth: February 20,1832.
Death : January 28,1815.

Wife: Charlotte Price, ( 1825-1909 ).

Children: one living name unknown.

Burial: Richland Cemetery, Angola, Labette County,Kansas.

Mr.Price came to Labette county, Kansas, in 1880. He settled in section 20, of Mound Valley township, were he was a farmer on his 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Liberty,Kansas, which is in Montgomery county, Kansas which is seven miles west from the farm.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Harold J.Chapman.

Harold J.Chapman.

Birth: abt. January,1868.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Clara Chapman.
Married 1894.

Children: Harold J. Chapman Jr.

Burial: Unknown.

Mr.  Chapman  Lived in Speed, Kansas, and had many business interest.  He was a Physician and Surgeon; Also a Druggist and Apothecary. He was a dealer in Jewelry and Bicycle Repairs and Cutlery and ect.

John J.Nesbit.

John J. Nesbit. 

Birth: Jul. 27, 1853, Illinois.
Death: 1921,Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas.

Parents: James Nesbit and Anna Orr Nesbit.

Wife's: Mary Weber Nesbit (1863 - 1913), Elizabeth Colton Nesbit (1864 - 1944).

Children: John Charles Nesbit (1895 - 1939), Evelyn Nesbit Bauerle (1899 - 1986)*.

Burial: Larned Cemetery,Larned,Pawnee County, Kansas.

In 1902 he living in Larned, Kansas, and was listed as being the Mayor and Superintendent of Larned's Water Works.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Charles Paris Bartley.

Charles Paris Bartley.

Birth: 1866-8,Indiana.
Death: Sept. 30, 1846.

Wife:Flora Davis Bartley, ( 1875-1951 ).

Children: Benjamin E. Bartley or Earl Benjamin Bartley, Flora K. Bartley and Carrie Carline Bartley, who worked for Mr. Bartley as his Nurse.

Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Excelsior Springs,Clay County, Missouri.

Mr.Bartley came to Ford County, Kansas, and settled in Spearville township, in the town of Spearville,Kansas.He was a Druggist and Mayor of Spearville, ( 1905 ).

Silas Rutledge

Kansas Counties  Histories.

SILAS RUTLEDGE, farmer, Section 34, P. O. Eldridge, was born in Charlotte, Dickson Co., Tenn., in 1837; is a son of David and Ann (Harris) Rutledge; was married, in 1861, to Miss Maria Huffman. His wife died in 1864. Married in 1866, to Mrs. Martha L. Brannen. His second wife died in 1867, and he was married, in 1868, to Miss Olive P. Smith, daughter of Bowen and Lucinda (Wing) Smith; came to Kansas in 1870, and located on the farm where he now resides; owns 400 acres of land, and is engaged in farming and stock raising; has 163 acres under cultivation; was in the War of the Rebellion; enlisted, in 1862, in the One Hundred and Fifteenth Regular Illinois Volunteers, Company E; was in the battles of Chickamauga, Resaca, Nashville, and other engagements of his command; was wounded at Resaca in May, 1864; was in the hospital five months; was mustered out in 1865; has been Treasurer of Union Township for four years; member of the School Board three years; is a member of the Old Settlers' Association of Sedgwick County.

Illinois 115th., Infantry Regimental History.

 RUTLEDGE, SILAS ; was born in Dixon County, Tenn., May 5, 1837, but was reared in Christian County, Ill., The country being sparcely settled, he had very few opportunities for an education, except in farm work. He enlisted August 13, 1862, in Company E, at Macon, Ill., and participated with his company and regiment in all their campaigns and battles. He was wounded at the battle of Resaca, May 16, 1864. After his discharge he returned to Illinois and resided on a farm in Macon County until November, 1870, when he removed to Sedgwick County, Kan., where he has since been engaged in farming. He has been honored with election to the State Legislature and to various local offices. He was a Republican in politics until 1889, when he joined with others in the reform movement in Kansas. His post office address is Colwich, Kan.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report. 

Name: RUTLEDGE, SILAS. Rank: PVT. Company: E. Unit: 115 IL US INF. 

Personal Characteristics. Residence: ASSUMPTION, CHRISTIAN CO, IL. Age: 25. Height:5' 7. Hair: BLACK. Eyes: DARK. Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status:MARRIED. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: DIXON CO, TN.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 13, 1862. Joined Where: MACON CO, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEPT. 13, 1862. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER, IL. Muster Out: MAY 23, 1865. Muster Out Where: CAMP HARKER, TN.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Hiram Vinton Hatfield.

Publish date 1902.
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Hiram Vinton Hatfield.

Birth: April 19, 1859.
Death: March 26,1930.

Parents: John M. and Martha Jay Hatfield.

Wife's: First wife Rhoda W.Hunter Hatfield, ( 1864-1890.
Married June 22,1884, at Page, Iowa.

Second wife Sarah E. Hatfield, ( 1859-1938 ).

Children: Vinton M., Albert D., Martha E., Elmo L., Guy H., Ray D.,and Nellie D. Hatfield.

Burial: Wamego City Cemetery, Wamego, Pottawaomie County, Kansas.

Mr. Hatfield came to Harper County, Kansas, in 1900.  He settled in section 21,of Garden township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 640 acres.  On his farm he had two  springs and Bluff Creek ran through his farm.  His post office address was Curran, Kansas,which was one mile south east of the farm.

Author.  Curran was not a town of any kind, it was a mail drop off,  it was a post office out in the middle of nowhere.  It was on the land owned by a James C. Curran,it only ran a 11 years ( 1892-1903 ).

Sunday, December 7, 2014

James D. Anderson

James D. Anderson, a Civil War veteran who spent the latter years of his life in Leavenworth County, was a native of Illinois. He was born in Coles County, Illinois, November 19, 1846, and spent his early boyhood days on a farm. He was thus engaged when the Civil War broke out and in the summer of 1861 before he was fifteen years old when President Lincoln called for 500,000 volunteers to put down the rebellion, young Anderson literally left his team in the field and walked to Matoon, Illinois, and enlisted. This was on August 7, 1861, and he was assigned to Company D, Forty-first Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

He was discharged January 5, 1864, by reason of expiration of his term of enlistment and re- enlisted the same day in the same company on the battlefield near Bolivar, Tennessee. He was later transferred to Company K, Fifty-third Illinois Volunteer Infantry and served as corporal with that command until he was discharged at Louisville, Kentucky, on July 22, 1865, by general order of the War Department, on account of the close of the war. He participated in a number of the important engagements of the war and made a good military record.

After his discharge from the army, Mr. Anderson returned to Illinois, and for a time worked in a sawmill and was engaged in rafting logs down the Wabash River. About 1868, he removed from Terre Haute to Rockville, Indiana, where he worked in a cooper shop about a year. He then engaged in farming until 1877, when he went to Arkansas, where he was engaged in lumbering and rafting logs down the James River. In 1884 he went to western Kansas, where he was engaged in various pursuits, until he entered the National Military Home at Leavenworth, Kansas.

Here he died October 19, 1908, and his remains rest by the side of his comx*ades in Section 24, row 1, in the National Military Home Cemetery, at Leavenworth. James D. Anderson was married June 19, 1876, to Minerva Finnigan. She was born at Rockville, Indiana, December 19, 1859, a daughter of George and Nancy (Lambert) Finnigan, and was one of three children born to them, as follows : Albert, William and Minerva. George Finnigan was born at Steubenville, Ohio, about 1837, and died at the age of 73 years.

His wife was born at Logansport, Indiana, and lived to be about 73 years old. Mrs. Minerva (Finnigan) Anderson is now the wife of Edward Coyle. To James D. and Minerva (Finnigan) Anderson were born seven children, five of whom grew to maturity, as follows : Albert G., a representative of the Historical Publishing Company, of Topeka, Kansas ; Charles C, a switchman in the employ of the Missouri Pacific Railway Company, Kansas City, Missouri ; Mrs. Beulah Hockel, Pana, Illinois ; Winona E., married George Wagoner, Amarillo, Texas ; and Frank, deceased. James D. Anderson was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and in politics he was a staunch adherent to the policies and principles of the republican party.

Samuel Bokemeier.

Publish date 19006.
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Samuel Bokemeier.


Wife; Mary M., Bokemeier, b.Illinois, ( 1858-?).

Children:Emma, Martha, Oscar O., Clarence L., Teddy E. Bokemeier.

Burial: Unknown.

Mr. Bokemeier,came to Washing County, Kansas, in 1894,settled in section 28, of Little Blue township.  He was a farmer and stock raiser on his 240 acres of land.  His post office address was Barnes, Kansas,which is four miles south from
the farm.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Mahlon B. Riggs

Publish date 1902.
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Mahlon B. Riggs. 

Birth: 1833.
Death: Apr. 22, 1905.
Parents: Reuben Riggs (1810 - 1873), Nancy Riggs Riggs (1814 - 1867).

Wife: Eliza J. Riggs (1833 - 1917).

Children: Lewis E. Riggs (1855 - 1927), James D. Riggs (1856 - 1926), Delma Riggs (1863 - 1924), Ida Belle Riggs Noll (1870 - 1901).

Siblings: Mahlon B. Riggs (1833 - 1905), David Carlow Riggs (1838 - 1904), Louise C. Riggs Colusky (1843 - 1867).

Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence,Marion County, Kansas.

Mr. Riggs came to Marion county, Kansas, in 1864 and settled in section 2, of Fairplay township.  He was a farmer and stock Raiser on his 504.98 acres of land.  His post office address was Florence, Kansas, which was one mile south east of the farm.  His two sons were also farmers.

Friday, December 5, 2014

MIchigan Soldiers Who Lived In Kansas.

Some of these men would live the rest of their lives in Kansas, while others would be here a couple years.  Some stop only a short time as they passed through Kansas.  No matter what the reason it's important for the researcher to know where that person of interest was at a point in time of history.

Georgia, Washington G. (Veteran), St. Joseph County. Enlisted in company G, Second Infantry, May 1o, 1861, at Constantine, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered 25, 1861.. Re-enlisted Dec. 31, 1863, at Blain's Cross Roads, Tenn. Mustered Jan. 1, 1864. Mustered out at  DeLaney House, D. C. July 28, 1865. Present residence, Mankato,Kansas.

Thompson, Franklin, or Seelye, Sarah E. E., Genesee County. Enlisted in company F, Second Infantry, May 17, 1861, at Flint, for 3 years, age 20. Mustered May 25, 1861. Sarah E. E. Seelye of Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, makes affidavit that she and Franklin Thompson were and are one and the same person. Franklin Thompson was granted an honorable discharge by the Secretary of War to date April 19, 1863.

For nearly two years Thompson* remained with his regiment, sharing all its toils, privations and marches, and the various engagements in which the regiment participated, at Bull Run and the seven days' fighting of McClellan's Peninsular Campaign. During this time he was never absent from duty and was zealous and efficient in the Union cause. In the spring of 1863 the Second Infantry was in Kentucky, where Thompson was taken ill with malarial fever and applied for a furlough. His application was denied. Being unfit for duty and unwilling to go to a hospital. Thompson went to Oberlin, Ohio, but the disease contracted by the hardships of the Peninsular Campaign not yielding to treatment, she. as Sarah E. E. Seeley, assumed her proper dress and while convalescing wrote her book, entitled "Nurse and Spy," which had a large sale, the profits of which she contributed to the Christian Sanitary Commission.  Afterwards she became a nurse and did efficient work in the hospitals until the close of the war.

For her sacrifices in the line of duty, her splendid record as a soldier, her unblemished character and disabilities incurred in the service, an act was passed by Congress granting her a pension of $12 per month. Died at Laporte, Texas, Sept. 5, 1898.

Van Sandt, Samuel L. Enlisted in company D, Second Infantry, April 20,1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 2o. Mustered May 25, 1861. Corporal March 11, 1862. Wounded in action at Knoxville, Tenn. On duty with company K, Seventeenth Infantry, from Jan. 3o, 1864, to April 9, 1864. Discharged at expiration of term of service at Detroit, Mich., July 31, 1864. Present residence, Chanute, Kansas.

Tarsney, John, Ransom. Enlisted in company E, Fourth Infantry, Aug. 26, 1862, at Hillsdale, age 18. Taken prisoner at battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2, 1863. On detached service with company K, First Infantry, by order, July 2, 1864, Petersburg, Va. Taken prisoner at Wilderness, Va., May 5, 1864. Returned to regiment at Petersburg, Va., Jan. 10, 1865. Discharged at Washington, D. C, June 5, 1865. Present residence, Kansas City, Mo.

Hall, George M., White County, Ind. Enlisted in company D, Sixth Infantry, Aug. 9, 1861, at Dowagiac, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 20, 1861. Discharged for disability at Detroit, Mich , Oct. 16, 1863, on account of wounds received in action. Present residence, Topeka, Kansas.

Sutton, Joshua P., Oakland County. Entered service in company H, Seventh Infantry, at organization, as Captain, June 24, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, age 25. Commissioned to date June 19, 1861. Mustered Aug. 22, 1861. Was in battle of Ball's Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861. Resigned Jan. 17, 1862. Died at Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 20, 1903. Buried at Cheboygan, Mich.

Haskins, Francis, Odessa. Enlisted in company H, Ninth Infantry, Aug.16, 1861, at Odessa, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Oct. 15, 1861. Wounded July 13, 1862. Discharged for disability at Detroit, Mich., Sept. 18, 1862. Died in Mt. Hope, Kansas, July 6, 1903.

Wait, Norman. Drafted for 1 year, from Meridian, Ingham County, age 42. Mustered Oct. 11, 1864. Assigned to company K, Twelfth Infantry. Discharged at expiration of term of service at Little Rock,Ark., Oct. 12, 1865. Died July 3, 1900. Buried at Alden, Kansas.

Brotherton, David, Johnstown. Enlisted in company B, Seventeenth Infantry, Aug. 16, 1862, at Battle Creek, for 3 years, age 26. Mustered  Aug. 26, 1862. Transferred to company D, Sept. 2, 1862. Mustered out at Delaney House, D. C, June 3. 1865. Died Jan. 2, 1897, at Washington. Kansas.

Murphy, Peter J., Wayland. Enlisted in company D. Seventeenth Infantry, as Corporal. July 21, 1862, at Kalamazoo, for 3 years, age 35. Mustered Aug. 12. 1862. Wounded in action at Antietam, Md., Sept. 17, 1862. Mustered out at Delaney House, D. C, June 3, 1865. Present residence. Ottawa, Kansas.

Pryor, Isaac R., Adrian. Enlisted in company A, Seventeenth Infantry, Aug. 6, 1862, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 19, 1862. Discharged for disability at Washington, D. C, April, 1863. Present residence, Great Bend, Kansas.

Whitesides, Garrett C, Bronson. Enlisted in company H, Seventeenth Infantry, June 1, 1862, at Bronson, for 3 years, age 29, Mustered Aug.19, 1862. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps at Washington, D. C, Jan. 15, 1864. Present residence, Ft. Scott. Kansas.

Wright, Francis W., Blackman. Enlisted in company K. Seventeenth Infantry, Aug. 12, 1862, at Jackson, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Aug.16, 1862. Corporal. Sergeant. Mustered out at Delaney House.D. C, June 3, 1865. Present residence, Hope, Kansas.

Tiffany, John, Port Huron. Enlisted in company F, Twenty-seventh Infantry as Sergeant, Sept. 30, 1862, at Port Huron, for 3 years age 21. Mustered Nov. 11, 1862. First Sergeant Aug. 31, 1864. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company H, Dec. 1o. 1864. Mustered Feb. 15. 1865. Dismissed July 13, 1865. Later evidence showed that charges upon which he was dismissed were preferred through pique and should not have been considered. By Act of Congress he was restored to all rights curtailed by dismissal. Present residence, Hiawatha, Kansas.

De Clute, Chauncey H., Coldwater. Enlisted in company C, Twenty-eighth Infantry, Aug. 4, 1864, at Coldwater, for 3 years, age 25. Mustered Aug. 26, 1864. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Aug. 15, 1864. Discharged to accept promotion May 10, 1865. Commissioned First Lieutenant, company F, March 28, 1865. Mustered May 9, 1865. Commanding company, Feb. 28, 1866. Mustered out at Raleigh, N. C, June 5, 1866. Present residence, Iola. Kansas.

Boody, Benjamin J. (Veteran), Albion. Enlisted in company D, Third Cavalry, Oct. 14, 1862, at Albion, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Oct.14, 1862, at Detroit. Re-enlisted Jan. 19, 1864, at La Grange, Tenn. Mustered Jan. 27, 1864. Discharged at New Orleans, La., Oct. 13, 1865. Present residence, Kansas City, Mo.

Dawson, Mark H. (Veteran), Lenawee County. Enlisted in company E, Third Cavalry, Dec. 9, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Dec. 16, 1861. Re-enlisted Jan. 19, 1864, at La Grange, Tenn.Mustered Jan. 27, 1864. Mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 12, 1866. Present residence, Peabody, Kansas.

Salmon, Isaiah (Veteran), Tompkins. Enlisted in company K, Third Cavalry, as Corporal, Aug. 14, 1862, at Jackson, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 14, 1862. Joined regiment at Corinth, Miss., Oct. 12, 1862. Re-enlisted Jan. 2o, 1864, at La Grange, Tenn. Mustered Jan. 27. 1864. Discharged at Baton Rouge, La., June 2, 1865. Present residence, Hutehinson, Kansas.

Chapman, Stephen W. Enlisted in Battery D, Dec. 3o, 1863. at Sherwood, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Jan. 1t, 1864. Corporal Sept. 19, 1864. Mustered out at Jackson, Mich., Aug. 3, 1865. Present residence, Kansas.

Holliday, James M., Branch County. Enlisted in Battery D, Oct. 1, 1861, at White Pigeon, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Nov. 2, 1861. Corporal Sept. 19, 1864. Discharged at expiration of term of service at Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 31, 1864. Present residence, Rolling Green, Kansas.

Robertson, Melvin A. Enlisted in Thirteenth Battery, Oct. 21, 1863, at Plymouth, for 3 years, age 16. Mustered Oct. 23, 1863. Discharged at Washington, D. C, July 6, 1865. Present residence, Kansas City,

Monroe Adelbert D., Calhoun County. Enlisted in company H, Merrill Horse, Sept. 1, 1861, at Battle Creek, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Sept. 9, 1861. Wounded in action July 18, 1862. Discharged Nov. 11, 1862. Died at Topeka, Kansas, Feb. 18, 1904.

Delong, Charles W., Adrian. Enlisted in company D, Second Kansas Cavalry, Oct. 1, 1863, for 3 years. Mustered Oct. 1, 1863. Mustered out at Fort Gibson, C T., June 22, 1865.

Marshall, Nathan W., Troy. Enlisted in Eighth Kansas Cavalry, Sept. 28, 861. Mustered Sept. 28, 1861. Deserted at Fort Leavenworth, KanNov. 9, 1862.

Shafer, John N., Lapeer. Enlisted in company M, Sixth Kansas Cavalry, July 1o, 1863, for 3 years. Mustered July 23, 1863. Promoted Corporal Feb. 28, 1865. Mustered out at Devall's Bluff, Ark., July 18,1865.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Robert Alexander Patton

Robert Alexander Patton. 

Birth: Jun. 14, 1833 Sidney Shelby County Ohio.
Death: January 5, 1908 Lafayette Tippecanoe County Indiana.

Son of Joseph Patten Jr. (1786-1854) and Abigail Stephenson (1790-1867).

(note last name spelling Patten/Patton common on this family)

10 siblings.

Parents moved from Bourbon County, KY to Shelby County, OH. Many siblings buried in Shelby County, OH.

Wife's: Married (first) Sarah Jane Marchant 25 Oct, 1857, she died 15 Oct 1869, buried Fontana Cemetery, Miami County, KS. Children: Alfred(1861-1922), Lorenzo(1858-1910), Ida J.((1864-?), Robert E.(1867-1953), Clarence B.(1869-?).

Married (second) Eliza J. Herring 23 Dec 1873, she died 20 May 1915, buried Mount Jackson Cemetery, Marion County, OH. 

Children: Carl Eugene(1876-1960), Gertrude G.(1878-1956) Family links: Spouses: Sarah Jane Marchant Patton (1836 - 1869) Eliza Jane Herring Patton (1841 - 1915) Children: Lorenzo D.S. Patton (1858 - 1910).  Alfred William Patton (1861 - 1922),  Robert Edwin Patton (1867 - 1953), Clarence B. Patton (1869 - 1955).

Burial: Crown Hill National Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana.

Marion County,Indiana.
Indiana State Soldiers Home.

Robert A. Patton, Age 69; Nativity Ohio; Rank Private; Service Kansas 12th., Infantry, Co.C.; Months of service 39; Pension $10. per month: Read or Write, Yes; Disability General disability.

Kansas 12th., Infantry, Co. C.

Robert A Patton, Private, Residence Osage Co. Kansas; Enlisted August 21, 1861; Mustered out with company June 30, 1865.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

George Washington Smith

Publish date 1906.
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George Washington Smith. 

Birth: Dec. 1, 1866, Illinois,
Death: Jul. 12, 1948,

Wife; Hannah Taylor Brazie Smith (1868 - 1922).

Children: Glen Wright Smith (1897 - 1958), Florence Jubilee Smith Beaumont (1898 - 1988), Herbert Clayton Smith (1900 - 1985).

Burial: Longton Cemetery, Longton, Elk County, Kansas.

Mr. Smith came to Elk county Kansas and settled in section 31, of Oak Valley township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 233.95 acres of land. His post office address was Longton, Kansas, which was 4 miles south west from the farm.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wellington Monroe Hawley.

Publish date 1906.
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Wellington Monroe Hawley. 

 Birth: Jul. 20, 1853, Meigs County, Ohio.
Death: Jun. 11, 1925, Lewis, Edwards County, Kansas,

Wife's: Lucy Jane Branch Hawley (1854 - 1915), Opal Orr Hawley (1876 - 1966).

Children: Clyde E Hawley (1878 - 1959), Frank V Hawley (1881 - 1946).

Burial: Wayne Cemetery, Lewis, Edwards County, Kansas.

Mr. Hawley came to Edward county, Kansas, in 1885, and settled in section 36, of Belpre township. He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 320 acre farm, which he had six buildings on. His post office address was Lewis,Kansas,which was 14 miles north west from the farm.

Hanry A. Oakes.

Publish date 1902.
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Henry A. Oakes.

Birth: March 18, 1837.
Death: March 11,1903.

Wife: Eleanor D. Oakes, ( 1829-1911 ).

Children: Charles S., Ellen, Harry Oakes.

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.

Mr. Oakes came to Douglas County,Kansas,in 1879.He settled in section 6,of Palmyra township,where he was the Prop. of a farm called Oakes Stock Farm.  His post office address was Lawrence, Kansas.  He was a Civil War Veteran.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report. 

Name: OAKES, HENRY A. Rank: SGT. Company:I. Unit: 129 IL US INF. 

Personal Characteristics. Residence:NAPLES, SCOTT CO, IL. Age: 25. Height: 5' 11. Hair:DARK. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion:FAIR. Marital Status:SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: SCIOTO CO, OH.

Service Record. Joined When:AUG 4, 1862. Joined Where: NAPLES, IL. Period:3 YRS. Muster In: SEPT.8, 1862. Muster In Where: PONTIAC, IL. Muster Out:June 8,1865. Muster Out Where: Washington D. C.

Remarks: Promoted Second Lieutenant March 25,1863;First Lieutenant June 29, 1864; Captain December 20, 1864.

Monday, December 1, 2014

William Lindwell.

Publish date 1901.
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William Lindwell.

Mr. Lindwell was born in 1873, Kansas,. Later in life he would settle in section 12, of Center township,of Dickinson county, Kansas. He would become a Farmer and own a 120 acre farm. His post office address was Enterprise,Kansas,which was three miles north east from the farm.

Author.In the records it state he was living with a family by the names of Elof L. and Josephine C. Peterson, in the remarks it states ( Stays in the family ).No other record is found on him.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

John Ferdinand Thielbar

Publish date 1905.
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John Ferdinand Thielbar.

Birth: 1854, Indiana
Death: 1932.

Parents: Johann Frederick Thielbar (1815 - 1889), Sophia Elizabeth Wittenberg Thielbar (1823 - 1899).

Wife: Anna Elizabeth Stockman Thielbar.
Married about 1877.

Children: William James Thielbar, Sophia Elizabeth Thielbar Cochran (1878 - 1947), Lillie Mae Thielbar Krager (1889 - 1973), Annie, Ida, Guy L. Thielbar,

Sibling: Sophie Thielbar Ehlen (1846 - 1914), John Ferdinand Thielbar (1854 - 1932).

Burial: Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.

Mt. Thielbar came Decatur county, Kansas, in 1887,and settled in section 20, of Sherman township.  He was a farmer and stock raiser on his 160 acres oh land.  His post office address was Cedar Bluffs, Kansas, which was 5 miles north west from the farm.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Philip Rothman

Publish date 1881.
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PHILIP ROTHMAN was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, May 12, 1828. His father taught him the wagon-makers' trade. In 1849, he came to America to escape the service during the rebellion in Germany. He landed at New Orleans, Christmas Day, 1849; proceeded to St. Louis and worked for a short time at his trade. Then he went to farming in St. Clair County, Ill. He was married at Hannibal, Mo., October 6, 1856, to Miss Regina Traut, who was born in Kurhessen, Germany. He then engaged in railroading, but did not succeed, and in 1858, came to Kansas, rented a farm in Doniphan County. He decided to go farther west, and in July, 1862, he reached Clay County, located a homestead, and improved the same until it became a splendid farm, which he held until 1880, when he sold it to the county for a county farm.

He still owns a farm in Clay Centre Township, but lives in the city. He moved to Clay Centre in 1873, and took out the first license in the county as a retail dealer in liquors. In 1874, he closed the saloon, and opened a hotel,(Farmers Resort ) which was long a popular hostelry, and was under his management until the beginning of 1883, when he rented it. He is now engaged in manufacturing mineral and soda water. Mr. Rothman has held several important offices. He was Constable for the northern half of the county, when it was attached to Davis. In 1868, he was elected Sheriff of the county, and re-elected in 1870, serving four years. He was also Deputy United States Marshal for twelve years. He has six children, of whom three (sic) are still living, Mary Christina, Lizzie, Regina and Eva Margaret.

Author. Other children; Johnnie, Ida Iona, Daniel F.

Died December 27,1891. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery,Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

William Kemp.

Publish date 1898.
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William Kemp.

Birth:June 24,1828,Maryland.
Death:March 3, 1917.

Wife: Mary Willis Rice Kemp,b.,Kentucky
Married November 10,1870,in  Jackson County.

Children: Ida B.,Mary L., Minerva J.,and Julia E.Kemp.

Burial:Rochester Cemetery,Topeka, Shawnee County,Kansas.

Mr.Kemp came to Shawnee County,Kansas in 1870.  He settled in section 7,of Soldier township.  He was a farmer on his 160 acres of land. His post office address was North Topeka, which is 8 miles south from the farm.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Joseph Sills.

Publish date 1898.
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Joseph Sills.

Birth: 1835, England.
Death: 1921.

Wife: Lydia Ann Sills, ( 1839-1915 ),b. England.

Children: Sarah E. Sills, ( 1875-1931), b. England.

Burials: Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Mr. Sills settled in section 32, of Topeka township of Shawnee county Kansas, He was a Dairyman on his 80 acres of land.  His post office address was Pauline, Kansas, which was one mile west from the farm.

Frederic Swoyer.

Capt Frederic Swoyer.

Birth: Dec. 4, 1833 Newville Cumberland County Pennsylvania.
Death: Jan. 4, 1863 Summersville Sullivan County Tennessee.

Wife: Sarah M Swoyer (____ - 1870).

Children: Jacob Swoyer (____ - 1861).

urial: Newville Cemetery Newville Cumberland County Pennsylvania.

Kansas Seventh Cavalry.
Company B.

Captain Fred Swoyer was a man of great physical courage, but exceedingly reckless. In the winter of 1861-'62 he did a little steeple-chasing down Delaware street, in Leavenworth, and while putting his horse over a sleigh loaded with cord- wood, standing across the street, the animal fell and broke the captain's leg. He limped through the rest of his life. His death was the result of his recklessness, but he was brave and patriotic and did splendid service while he lived.

Fred Swoyer, Captain, Residence Eeavenworth, Mustered in October 5, 1861; Killed in actionJanuary 3, 1864, at Sumerville Tennessee.

Part of a report.

The captain had discovered a quantity of commissary stores in a building near, and stationed a guard at the entrance. The captain himself had visited a house near by to obtain a breakfast, and there drank to such an extent as to become somewhat exhilarated. During his absence, a couple of men of his company persisted in an endeavor to pass into the store-house mentioned, but were prevented by the guard. On his return to his company the case was reported.

He directed the company to fall in, and the men alluded to deliver their arms and go in arrest. His tone was harsh and peremptory in the extreme. One of the men demurred, and attempted to explain. He commanded him to desist and remove his arms, drawing his pistol, and telling him he would shoot him if he said another word. The man again spoke, when the captain fired, the ball passing into the body of the man. Instantly one of the company fired at the captain, but did not wound him.

The captain rode toward him and the man ran. The captain soon overtook him, both riding rapidly, and shot him through the head, killing him instantly. At the same moment the man fired, and his ball passed through the body of the captain. The company was in confusion, and many shots were fired at the captain, who rode rapidly into town. He was taken into a house and died the following day. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Silas Dooley.

Publish date 1905.
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Silas Dooley.

Birth: June 16, 1849.
Death: November 9, 1916..

Wife: Clarinda. Dooley, ( 1865-1952 ).

Children: James W., Silas E., John W., Rosaa E., Frones A., and Clara Bell Dooley.

Burial: Vallonia Cemetery, Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas

Mr. Dooley came to Kansas, and settled in section 36, of Sherman township, Decatur county, Kansas in 1884. He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser, on his 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Oberlin, Kansas, which was 13 miles south west from the farm.  He was also a Civil War Veteran.

Iowa Tenth Infantry, Co. B.

Silas Dooley, private, age 18, residence Des Moines; Nativity Missouri, Enlisted January 10, 1865, mustered in same; mustered out August 15, 1865.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Augustus Ralph Ingleman

Augustus Ralph Ingleman, one of the leading druggists and popular business men of Overbrook, was born in Anderson county, Kansas, Oct. 24, 1879, the son of Augustus P. and Mary (Austin) Ingleman. His father was born in Hanover, Germany, and emigrated from the Fatherland in 1857. Soon after reaching this country he settled in Illinois and engaged in farming. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in the Thirty-ninth Illinois infantry and served until mustered out. Subsequently he enlisted in the Nineteenth Kansas cavalry and served under ex-Governor Crawford, against the Indians in western Kansas until 1869. Mr. Ingleman liked Kansas so well that in 1870 he came here and settled in Coffee county. He was shot through the heart at the time of the raid on the Waverly bank in 1892. Mary Austin was born in Pennsylvania, and accompanied her parents to Kansas soon after the Civil war.

A. Ralph Ingleman received his academic training in the public schools at Waverly, Kan., graduated from the high school and immediately went to work in a drug store. During his spare time he studied pharmacy, took the state examination, and received his diploma as a pharmacist.In 1899 he removed to Overbrook and in 1904 opened a fine store of his own which has become one of the leading drug houses in the town and county. Mr. Ingleman is a Republican and a member of the Masonic order.

In 1902, he married Anna, the daughter of John and Anna Sullivan.They were natives of Ireland, who emigrated at an early day and located in Douglas county, Kansas, where Mr. Sullivan bought a farm. Mr.Ingleman is progressive in his ideas and takes an interest in all movements that tend toward the up building of the city of his adoption.

Author.  To read about the bank robbery which was very interesting, go to the site of ( Find a Grave ), use his fathers name. Augustus P. Ingleman.

James William Going.

Publish date 1902.
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James William Going, who long held a prominent position among the  business men of Topeka, served as president of the Kansas State Fair  Association and as vice-president and manager of the Shawnee Fire  Insurance Company of Topeka, was born at Rolla, M0.. Oct. 19. 1862,  and is a son of Thomas Jefferson Going. a native of Kentucky. who  became a soldier in the Union army, being a lieutenant in a .Missouri  regiment, and who after his removal to Kansas at the close of the  Civil war, located at Salina, where he served four years as slit-riff of  Salina county. He died at the home of his son, James W. in Topeka,  Jan. 10, 1910, aged seventy-seven years. Sarah (Breen) Going. the mother of James W. Going, was born in Ireland, was of Scotch-Irish descent, and came to America with her parents, John and Jane Breen, when she was a little girl. She died at Kansas City, Mo.., a few years ago, aged about sixty years.James W.. Going was but four years of age when his parents came to Kansas and located at Salina.

He was educated in the Kansas public schools and in the University of Kansas at Lawrence. Mr. Going began his business career before he reached the age of twenty-one as editor of the "Salina Herald." For several years in his early manhood he was engaged in the insurance and loan business at Salina, and in 1893 he organized the Shawnee Fire Insurance Company of Topeka, with which he was officially connected until his removal to San Diego, Cal., in 1911. For several years he was secretary and manager of the company, but later became vice-president and manager. He was one of the organizers of the Kansas State Fair Association and its president. He was also interested in farming in Shawnee county. Besides those interests already mentioned Mr. Going was associated with other business enterprises, being vice-president and a director of the Western Woolen Mills
Company, and vice-president and a director of the Topeka Woolen Mills Company.

Mr. Going married Miss Georgia Elgin Goodwin, of Salina, Kan. She is a daughter of Rev. Aaron D. Goodwin, a Christian minister, formerly pastor of the Christian church at Salina. Mr. and Mrs. Going have two children—Margaret, and James Dale. Mr. Going was identified with various commercial, social, and fraternal organizations of Topeka, being a member of the Commercial, the Topeka, and Country Clubs. He is a Thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason, a Knight Templar, and 21 Noble of the Mystic Shrine. His political allegiance is given to the Republican party. His church associations were as a member of the First Christian Church of Topeka and as chairman of its official board.

Burial: Topeka Cemrtery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

George Edward Hunton

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George Edward Hunton.

Birth: Aug. 29, 1839, Maine,
Death: Feb. 18, 1916.

Son of Wellington & Sarah Huntor Hunton.

Wife; Augusta Garcelon Hunton (1842 - 1922).

Children: Harry Hunton (1872 - 1882), Daisy G. Hunton, Sarah W. Hunton..

Burial: Abilene Cemetery Abilene Dickinson County Kansas.

Maine First Cavalry, Co. G. 

HUNTON, GEOEGE E., Merchant; age 22; b. Wayne; res. East Livermore; en. Oct. 9, '61, Lewiston; mus. Oct. 31, as 1st sergt.; pro. 2d  lieut. Aug. 14, and 1st lieut. Dec. '62; wd. in action,  Shepardstown, Va., July 16, '63 ; resigned on account of disability from wounds, and disch. Oct. 1, 1863. .

Friday, November 21, 2014

Clifton M. Wood.

Clifton M. Wood.

Birth: 1837.
Death: July 6, 1890.

Wife: Malinda Jones Wood. ( 1840-? ).

Children: Guy C., Blanch Wood.

Burial: Union Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas.

CLIFTON M. WOOD, stock dealer, was born in Morrow County, Ohio, in 1837; son of Reuben and Anna Wood. He was raised in Ohio. In 1862, he enlisted in Company C, Ninety-sixth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Soon after enlisting, he was prostrated with typhoid fever. He was in the hospital at Covington, Ky., for three months. On his recovery, he was appointed Executive Steward of the Eruptive and Clay General Hospitals, and also of the Officers' General Hospital at Louisville, Ky. This position he held until the close of the war, when he returned to Ohio. In 1866, he came to Kansas, located at Cottonwood Falls, where he remained about three years. In April, 1869, he settled where Winfield now is, and built a house, which he intended for a store. It was the first building built in Winfield, and he was the first settler.

After completing his house, he returned to Cottonwood Falls for the purpose of getting goods, but soon after his departure the Indians burned his house, which proved a severe loss to him, as he had expended $500 of his scanty means to build it. On his return to Cottonwood Falls, Mr. Wood was married, June 26, to Miss Malinda Jones, who was at that time engaged in teaching school near that place. Mr. Wood, on hearing of the misfortune that had overtaken him in the loss of his house, was nothing daunted, but changed his purpose about taking his goods, but with his wife and household effects returned, reaching Winfield on the 14th of August, 1869, Mrs. Wood thus being the first white woman and bride of Winfield.

In the fall of that year, two or three families settled here, and in the following winter and spring the number was quite largely increased, and the foundation of the beautiful and prosperous city of Winfield was laid. On returning to Winfield, Mr. Wood immediately commenced the building of another house, which was the second one built at this place. From that time he has been a resident of this place, and has been active and liberal in striving to advance the interests of his adopted city. He is now engaged in the stock business. He has been a member of the City Council for two years. Mrs. Wood is a native of Ohio, a daughter of James and Maria Jones. She has borne her husband two children - Blanche and Guy C.

Ohio 96th., Infantry.

Clifton M. Wood, Corporal, Co. C., Age 25, Enlisted August 7, 1862; Transferred to 68th., company, 2nd., Battalion Veteran Reserve Corps, December 10, 1863; Died at Winfield, Kansas, July 6, 1890.  Malinda J. Wood, widow, Winfield, Kansas.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Orsemous A. Kenyon.

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Orsemous A. Kenyon.

Birth: 1858, New York.
Death: 1937.

Wife: Mary Frances Fall Kenyon< ( 1858-1921 ).

Children: Ira C., Emery H., Bernice E., Karsey A., Bert W., O. A. Kenyon Jr., Karsas,.

Burial: Forest Home Cemetery, Rice county, Kansas.

Mr. Kenyon came to Rice county, Kansas, in 1893, and settled in section 8, of  Odessa township.  He had a 640 acre farm called Evergreen Heights.  His post office address was Little River, Kansas, which is 8 miles south east from the farm.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Emery M. Eastman.

Emery M. Eastman.

Birth: January 5, 1836.
Death: December 20, 1907.

Wife: Perina B. Eastman.

Children: Non found.

Burial: Haviland Cemetery, Haviland, Kiowa County, Kansas.

Ohio 96th., Infantry.

Captain Emery M. Eastman. Age 26; date of commission as Second Lieutenant Company G, July 28, 1862;  promoted to First Lieutenant December 2, 1862, and to Captain Company F, March 19, 1863, and transferred to Company A, November 18, 1864, on consolidation. Battles: Chickasaw Bayou, Sieges of Vicksburg and Jackson, Miss., Grand Coteau and Sabine Cross Roads, La., where wounded in right hand; Fort Gaines, Fort Morgan, Spanish Fort, Fort Blakely, Mobile and Whistler. Mustered out with Company July 7, 1865. Wellsford, Kansas.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Charles Durham Bush.

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Charles Durham Bush.

Birth: August 13, 1846, Ohio.
Death: March,  1931

Parents: John H and Hannah Bush.

Wife: Alice Bush, ( 1855-1930..

Children: Elizabeth, Margret, Charles E., Clarence G., Roger P., Ernest P., James S., John P. Bush.

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.


CHARLES. D. BUSH, farmer and stock raiser, Section 25, P. O. Topeka, owns eighty acres, about forty-five under cultivation and the rest in meadow and timber. Mr. Bush was born in Dayton, Ohio, August 13, 1846, and came to Kansas with his parents in October, 1857. He was married to Miss Alice Parsons, Christmas day, 1875. They have four children. Mr. Bush has fifty grade cattle and a large stock of high class Berkshire swine; his selections of the latter having been made from the herds of the leading breeders in the West; he has served several terms as School District Clerk, and also four terms as Township Clerk. Mr. and Mrs. Bush are members of the Episcopal Church.


Mr. Bush came to Kansas and settled in section 25, of Monmouth township of Shawnee county, Kansas in 1857.  He was a farmer and stock raiser, on his 75 acres of land.  His post office address was Watson, Kansas, which was 3 or 4 miles south east from the farm. He was also a Civil War Vet.

Kansas State Second Militia.
First Sergeant, Co. I.; Was in the battle of the Blue.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Joseph S. Lloyd.

Pictures publish date 1898.

Joseph S. Lloyd.

Birth: about 1822.
Death: Between 1885 and 1890.

Wife: Sarah A. Lloyd, b. Indiana, ( 1846-? ).

Children: George C. Lloyd, Frank Q. Lloyd and Harry J. Lloyd.

Burials: Unknown.

Mr. Lloyd came to Kansas and settled in section 24 of Dover township of Shawnee county, Kansas.  He was a farmer and stock raiser on over 320 acres of land.  His post office address was Valencia, Kansas, which was 2 1/2 miles east of the farm.  He was also a Civil War Vet.

Iowa Eighth Infantry, Co. F.

Lloyd, Joseph S. Age 42. Residence Black Hawk County, nativity Maine.   Enlisted Oct. 19, 1864. Mustered Oct. 19, 1864. Mustered out Oct 18, 1865, Montgomery, Ala.
Note. On the roster his last name was spelled Loyd.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Thomas Archer.

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Thomas Archer, attorney at law and notary public, was born in Jefferson County, Ky., near Louisville, July 13, 1833. The next year his parents moved to Missouri, where he lived until he was seventeen years of age. He then went to Pittsfield, Ills., and after remaining there three years returned to Missouri, which was his home until he came to Kansas in 1857. Topeka was his first location after going to Kansas, and with the exception of three years spent in the army, has been his home ever since. He was engaged in brick-making one year subsequent to his arrival, and in lime-burning during the succeeding eighteen months. From the beginning he ran an "underground railroad" with John Brown and was with that patriot at the battle of the Spurs, fought near Holton, Jackson Co., Kan. and in his last trip through Missouri.

He enlisted August 8, 1861 in Company A, Fifth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry and served until August 11, 1864. He was shot through the shoulder at the battle of Pine Bluff, October 25, 1863, and lost the use of his right arm. Upon leaving the service he returned to Topeka and was for eighteen months engaged in the grocery business. September 1, 1864, he was appointed Deputy Sheriff and held that position twelve years, being Constable at the same time.

He was admitted to the bar March 13, 1872, and has been in active practice most of the time since. At one session of the House of Representatives he was Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, and at the next Sergeant-at-Arms. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and has held all the offices in that order, having filled every chair in the subordinate lodge and encampment, and is P. M. of Grand Encampment. He is a member of the G. A. R., past post surgeon and a member of the Ancient Order of Templars, a temperance organization of which he is treasurer; also member and past chaplain of the Foresters. He was married in Topeka, September 26, 1867, to Ruth C. Hard, a native of Grand Rapids, Mich. They have two children--Lulu and Minnie.

Burial: Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Friday, November 14, 2014


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HORACE G. LYONS, farmer, Section 1, P. O. Topeka, owns 160 acres, about ninty (sic) acres in cultivation and ten acres in orchard and the rest in meadow and pasture; has ten horses, twenty-six head of cattle and ten hogs. Was born in Susquehanna County, Penn., August 2, 1832, and came from native place to Kansas in the spring of 1856, locating on his present farm. Has been Township Trustee for three years, and served on School Board for three years. Was married November 10, 1876, to Miss Sarah A. Bush; they have three children - Nellie E., John H. and Jennie M., and are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1861, Mr. L., being temporarily in the East, was in United States service for six months in the Carpenters' Department, returning to Kansas in time to to engage in the repulse of Price in his raid on the border and was captured, but was fortunate enough to make his escape, but narrowly escaped falling in the hands of bushwackers by hiding in the grass as they passed, and returned home in safety.

Author.  To read more about him and his family take this link.

Doctor Andrew J. Huntoon.

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Doctor Andrew J. Huntoon.

Birth: Feb. 18, 1832, Unity, Sullivan County, New Hampshire.
Death: May 27, 1902, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Andrew married Elizabeth ( Lizzie ) P. Foster, daughter of Henry Prentice Foster and Elvira, on 22 Nov 1854.

27 May 1902, obituary published in Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas: 

Dr. Andrew Jackson Huntoon, a pioneer Kansan, formerly surgeon and captain in the army and who participated in the border troubles of Kansas, died early this morning after several months' illness, at the age of seventy years, at his home at No. 333 Harrison Street.

Dr. Huntoon was the father of a family of four children. Only one child is living, Mrs. Julia Pounds, wife of Thos. E. Pounds, a mine owner of Joplin Mo. He has a brother living, Col. George Huntoon of No. 219 Huntoon street. Charles Foster was a brother-in-law. Dr. Huntoon's wife, and Mrs. Foster were brother and sister.

Dr. Huntoon was one of twins, the twins being a boy and a girl. They were born on the 29th of February, 1832, leap year, therefore having a birthday only once every four years

Burial: Topeka Cemetery Topeka Shawnee County Kansas.

Author.  Before coming to Topeka, he settled in Williamsport Township, Shawnee County, in 1856.
Williamsport township got its name from the town where it was organized Williamsport Pennsylvania.

Wakarusa, Kansas, was laid out two years later ( 1858 ), there were twenty-five organizers who were to come and make improvements but only three came Dr. Andrew J. Huntoon was one.

During the Kansas troubles he enlisted in the Second Kansas State Militia, Captain, Co. B.

The first record I found of him in Topeka was 1871, his Doctors office was at the N. W. corner of Fourth and Harrison.  He had another business which was Livery Sale & Boarding Stables, on the corner of Jackson and Seventh street.He would keep both businesses through out his life.

He was County Treasure, was President of  Topeka Building Association and one time Secretary of the St. Ananias Club.  Ne was a Civil War Veteran.

Kansas Fifth Cavalry, Co. A.

Andrew J. Huntoon, Private, Residence Williamsport, Enlisted July 25, 1861, Mustered in same.  Promoted Assistant Surgeon.

Kansas Fifth Cavalry, Field & Staff.

Andrew J. Huntoon, Surgeon, Residence Topeka, Mustered in January 5, 1862.  Discharged March 20, 1862, Helena Arkansas.