Kansas History and Heritage Project-Greenwood County

Greenwood County Wills and Probate
Adoptions, 1874-1886


I only found a handful of adoptions in the "Probate Journals." I wonder if at some point adoptions were handled by some other local jurisdiction, or at the state level.

CHILD AGE OR
BIRTHDATE
PARENT OR
GUARDIAN
ADOPTIVE PARENTS DATE OF
DECREE
COMMENTS
Greenfield, Ellen H. May 19th, 1866 E. N. Turney, guardian Amos P. Loveland Oct. 8th, 1874 called “Nellie”
Boyce, Llewellen (female) ng Walter Smethers, guardian John J. Wantz Dec. 12th, 1874
Sears, Minnie Ann Oct. 30th, 1871 Laura B. Yeoman, mother Sarah Ann Smith Oct. 26th, 1875
Cobbs, Julia 12 yr Samuel Cobbs, father Eliza Cobbs April 26th, 1879
Cochran, Newman Carlton “infant” Mary Cochran, mother William Meharry Dec. 3rd, 1880
Foster, Linas Bruce 2 yr 5 mo James G. Foster, father F. J. & Helen L. Cochrane Oct. 6th, 1883 mother dead
Bechtel, Dora 3 yr 1 mo 9 da Lucia Bechtel, mother George A. and Meta Penwell April 21st, 1886 Bechtels were residents of Shelbyville, Ill.; father abandoned family in 1885 leaving mother with Dora and two older siblings.






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