Sumner County, Kansas Queries

Sumner County Queries

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I have just found out that I had a relative named John HAYS. I believe that he is the brother of my gg-grandmother, Sarah Hays Stone (b. 5/7/1840). John HAYS reportedly owned and operated a Detective Agency in Wellington, KS. It would have been about 1860--(?). I would appreciate any assistance you can give me.

Paula Swope


I'm looking for the family of Rufus HOLLOWELL and his wife, Elvira SMITH. They would have lived in the Sumner Co. area in the late 1890s or early 1900s.

Rufus was b. Jun 1851 in IN, the son of Joseph E. Hollowell and Deborah Dixon. He married Elvira Smith (b. 1855 IN) about 1876. Their children were:

Ethel (b. 1878 IN) m. Will HAYWORTH
Joseph F. (b. Jun 1880 IN) m. Myrtle Victoria TANNEHILL c. 1907. Joseph d. 1983.
Clyde Bryan (b. 21 Oct Kokomo IN) m. Neva c.1909
Mary M (b. Sep 1885 IN)
Leon (b. Dec 1887 KS) m. Marie
Persis (b. Oct 1889 KS) m. Bill BEVAN
Howard L. (b. Mar 1891 KS)
Glen (b.1894 KS) m. Lylia
Herald D. (b. Jul 1895 KS)
Kenneth (b. Dec 1897 KS)
Russell (b. 1902 KS) m. Reba

Mary Hollowell


I am looking for leads concerning the parents and siblings of Isaac E. DUNHAM (b. 1877, d. 1949). His wife was Anna HARRISON (b. 1877, d. 1968). They lived in the Rolling Green and Greencastle areas of Sumner Co. I'm also looking for information about a Sarah DUNHAM, whose name is on 160 acres on the 1883 London Twp. map in Section 35.

David Dunham


I am trying to locate information about Edith Edwards HASTINGS. She moved to KS with her family from IN after her husband, Howell Hastings died. Edith was the mother of:

John Arthur (who remained in Daviess Co. IN)
Zachariah Simpson
Henry H
Joshua Thomas
CharlotteWilliam Henry

Zachariah (b. 15 Mar 1838 Williams, Lawrence Co., IN; d. 28 Jun 1870 Farmington, KS) was for many years a farmer, preacher, and school teacher near Wellington, KS. He married Rosetta Butler.

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

James R. Hastings


I am looking for a Ziba MEIXELL, whom I have reason to believe may have been in Sumner Co. in 1881. Last known location was in 1871 in Parker Twp. Montgomery Co., KS. According to the 1880 census he was no longer living there. He was born ca. 1835, probably in PA. Lived in Lewisburg, Union Co., PA from at least 1856 to 1864. He was a cabinet maker by trade.


I am searching for any leads on my CLARK family. Jay S. CLARK (b. about 1854 WI) and his wife Mary Ann lived in Gueda Springs in the 1870s. They had 6 children born at Gueda Springs:

Elizabeth (b. 1873)
Anna (b.1876)
Jennie (b. 1878)
LuLu (b. 1879
Fred (b. ????)
and 1 other child

Thanks for any help.



I am currently researching the following families in Sumner County:

Rudolph Jacob TRACY (1849-1929) came to Kansas in 1873 and arrived at Sumner Co. about 1877. He and his wife, Euphemia Louisa LANE (1852-1920) had nine children:

Harmon Franklin (b. 1874, married Elizabeth Sarah BARNES)
Emma L. (b.1876)
George C. (b. 1878, married Neva)
Henry M (b. 1880, married Sarah)
Vernon R. (b. 1884, married Mae)
Luella A. (b. 1886)
Benjamin Levi (b.1888, married Esther Roselia)
Edwin (b. 1890)
Mary (b. 1894)

Joseph H. BARNES moved to Kansas from IL about 1880 with his wife Matilda Lancaster. They had five children:

Elizabeth Sarah (b. 1870, married Harmon Franklin TRACY)
William (b. abt 1872)
Vergie Viola (b 1874, married Nelson ALLOWAY)
Guy L. (b. 1875; m1) Unknown, m2) Nellie)
Francis Lillian (1877-1909, unmarried)

Both families lived in the Argonia and Conway Springs area. If anyone has any connections to these families, please contact me. Thank you.

Loretta B.


I am looking for information on 2 Sumner Co. family names:

1. My g-grandfather Orange CRAIN and wife Delilah (STALEY) CRAIN came to KS in the fall of 1878 from Angola IN. We had been told they had settled in the Harper/Sumner Co. area, but had no conclusive facts about this. I have since found an 1883 Sumner Co. Atlas and it showed Orange CRAIN in NE 1/4 of Section 31, probably in Ryan Twp., with 160 acres. Just above him is E. CRAIN with 120 acres in Section 30. I would assume this is Ernest B. CRAIN, Orange's oldest son, who would have been about 23 in 1883. Other family members were: John L. CRAIN (b. 1863), Worth, Edith, Estella (b.1857, m. BURNHAM. Other persons they traveled with might be the CARTER family, including Otis E. CARTER, (probably a teenager at that time), J.W. HERDON, and Eugene HALSTEAD.

2. My grandmother Alice WILSON came to Kansas from Clark Co. MI with her parents, William Glasgow WILSON and Union Josephine (Pherigo) WILSON, around 1889. She talked about living near Milan KS, but also mentioned Cheney KS. They moved on to OK around 1895.

The family dates are: William Glasgow Wilson (b. 1853), Union Josephine Pherigo Wilson (b. 1862). Their children: Alice (b. 1882), Nora (b. 1885), Viola (b. 1880), Clarence (b. 1887), Celia (b. 1893) A daughter, Florence was born about 1889 and died 1890. She might be married near Milan.

I would be glad to share any information with others interested, and delighted to receive any new information regarding ties with any of these people.

Karen Hoch


William C.KEIST and his wife Alcinda moved to South Haven KS. Their children were Ella Viola (m. John HUNTER), Olivia Rose (m. Harrison PETERS), and Ben (m. Mary ORGAN). Would like to correspond with anyone researching these names.

Bobbie Kleist McClenny


My family in Sumner Co. is William BARTON and Hannah (Johnson) BARTON. William and son Thomas J. Barton surved the Belle Plaine area in 1871 and settled there in 1871. William and Hannah had 3 children: Thomas J, Charlotte and Mary Catherine. Charlotte and Mary Catherin married in Green Co. OH in 1860s prior to coming to Belle Plaine. Mary Catherine m. Isaac CONFARR/CONFRER/CONFER. Charlotte m. Thomas Galloway BARTON in Green Co. in 1865.

I have not been able to determine if Thomas J. Barton married and, if so, to whom. William, Hannah and their son-in-law, Thomas Galloway Barton are buried in Belle Plain cemetery.

Steve von Hitritz


I'm looking for information on the children of my gg-grandfather, Peter HUFFMAN / HOFFMAN, whose obituary reads:

Died at the home of his sister Mrs Lawson Sipes of near Forbes, MO, age 73. He was born near St. Louis, MO & came with his mother to Achison Co. MO when he was quite young. He married in Atchison Co. & came to Holt Co. West to Kansas 35 years ago & returned to Atchison & made his home with his son R.A. Hoffman & part time with his sister. He was married 3 times & leaves a widow & 30 children, some in Atchison Co. & some in Sumner Co., Kansas. Burial at Forbes, MO.

We have found 4 of his children (George Washington, Lucinda E. "Lucy", Louisa C. "Kate", and Millie A.), but the rest are unaccounted for. If anyone knows of this Peter Huffman/Hoffman or his children, please contact me.



I am looking for Sarah L. JARRETT (b.abt 1838 in TN). Her first marriage was to John BANE sometime before 1858. They had 2 children: Mary (b. 1858 MO) and William (b. 1862 MO).I believe John BANE must have died and she married my gr-grandfather, Niles S. SMITH (b. 19 Feb 1839, d. 12 Nov 1894 Kingfisher Co. OK) on 22 Jul 1866 in Lawrence Co. MO.

Sarah L. (Jarrett) Bane and Niles Smith had 4 children: Luther Jarrett (b. 5 Dec 1867 Marionville, Lawrence Co. MO), Annie Smith (CLEAVER) (b. 1869 Lawrence Co. MO), Joseph Moore Smith (b. 15 Jan 1872 Marionville, MO) and Jno B. Smith (b. 1878 KS).

The family moved to south Haven, Sumner Co. KS sometime between 1872 and 1878 when Jno B. Smith was born. I believe Sarah must have died about 1878 or shortly thereafter. She is not on the 1880 census from South Haven with Niles, Luther, Annie, Joseph, Jno B. and Sarah's other 2 children, Mary and William Bane.

I would like to find where Sarah is buried and, if possible, who her parents and siblings are. Any help would be appreciated.



Looking for info about Albert MOON who owned a racket store located in Anson KS during the late 1890s. He had a brother James. James had a daughter Sarah who married William CAPE on Aug 5 1894 at the residence of the bride's parents. They were married by C.B. PARKHURST, who was an ordained minister with a C.P. in front of his name. Can you give me any info on this family? Thank you.

Donna Thomas


Looking for information on Sidney WASON and his wife, Eliza "Lizzie" May (Hoffman) WASON. They moved to Springdale Twp., Sumner Co. KS from Illinois and are listed in the 1910 and 1920 census records there. If anyone remembers them or has any information to offer, I would really appreciate hearing from them.

Linda L. Wason


I am looking for information on a Demarius Davis STRANGE . She was born in Kentucky abt 1810, married William A. STRANGE in Kentucky. He died in 1845. She had six grown children when she moved to Kansas abt. 1870. She died in Sumner Co., KS in March 1887. One son is named James L.M. STRANGE, living in Cowley Co. KS. Daughter Mariah L. GREATHOUSE (or Mrs. Luther E. Greathouse) and possibly another daughter named Druscilla DAVIS. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Sandy Faler


I am looking for information concerning a Charles SADLER who, with his family, moved to South Haven Kansas in 1887. Charles arrived in South Haven with his wife Ella, or Gabriella, and seven children, raning in age from 16 to 2 years. Shortly after their arrival Ella SADLER died. Within a rather short period of time after that Charles married a woman named PORTER who had apparently been a neighbor. I have no first name for the lady. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might know of this family.

Michael McLaughlin


Searching for descendants of Alexander CUMMINS, age 59 in the 1880 Federal census of Guelph Twp., Kansas. He was born Westmoreland County, PA., the son of John CUMMINS and Elizabeth Miller CUMMINS. The census shows wife Elizabeth, age 54; John, age 26, born in Illinois, Alexander, age 21, born in Illinois. In addition, Alexander CUMMINS had son Hutchinson age 32, born PA; wife, Fannie age 27, born Illinois; Charles E. 7, born in Kansas; Franklin age 4, born Kansas; Abbie, age 1, born Kansas. Would like to contact descendants. Any help greatly appreciated.


I am researching the family name of JAUCH. I am looking for Paul JAUCH born 1898 in Wellington KS. Parents are William & Clara JAUCH. Your help is appreciated.

Diana Bagans


I am looking for information on the following SHARP line. John SHARP, born 12 Mar 1812 in Highland Co. OH married Catherine Golding 5 Jul 1834 in Shelby Co. IN. Their children born there were Francis Marion, William G., Elizabeth Jane, John Leander, Catherine, and Martha Alice. This family later moved to Sumner Co. KS where John died 24 May 1889 and is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery. Catherine died in Sumner Co. KS 12 Jan 1889.

Any information on this particular SHARP line would be greatly appreciated.



I'm looking for information on George Lemaric CARR and his Wife Mary Ann Downey. They lived in Arkansas City while waiting for the land run on the Cherokee Strip. They had at least 6 children. One of them was Leonard Lee Carr born in Wellington in 1887. The others were Carl, Grace, Callie, Ray, and Glen. If you have any information I'd be delighted to hear from you. Thank you for your time.



I'm looking for information on James A. RYLAND, who married (1) Harriet BLAIR and had two sons, John and Walter RYLAND, and (2) Louise HALL, daughter of John A. and Martha Susan (Jeffries) HALL. Louise and James Ryland had one son, Byrd Worthington RYLAND. John and Martha Susan had a number of kids who lived in Caldwell, Abner, Charles, Roger Livingston (who went to Oklahoma), John H., and Bessie, who married N.E. RICHARDSON.

I would particularly like to find descendants of these HALL children.

Bobby in Orange, CA


WHITTERS, Edward, b July 1, 1854 in Taunton, MA was son of Robert Whitters and Ellen Madden Whitters. Robt Sr. died in 1855 and Ellen then married Chester Dana STEVENS. This family ended up in Kansas, living in both Rice and Sumner Counties (and possibly Osage). Edward WHITTERS married Ruth _______ and had at least 2 children, Jennie b 1883 and Frankb 1884. I am looking for descendants of this couple. Any and all help appreciated.

Thanks, Bobby Dobbins Title in Orange, CA


Does anybody have any information regarding Hosea HOLDREDGE? Hosea, who is my gggrandfather, was City Marshall of Caldwell, KS in the late 1800's. There's a family story about him having to kill someone, then hanging up his gun for good as a result... details are sketchy.

I believe he was married to Elizabeth MAUGHMERMAN (sp ?), and died in Arkansas City, KS. Their son, Abner, was father to my paternal grandmother, Treva Berdeen Holdredge EAGAN.

Thanks, Tom Eagan


Searching for information on T. CONFAR, teacher, in Sumner County 1854ish.

Thanks, Carole Confar


I am looking for information on the family of James Hutchinson VAUGHN b. Jan 7 1866, Fayette Co. KY. In the 1910 Census of Sumner County he appears with wife Annie and the following children, all born in KS. Annie was born in MO. 1874

Nellie Vaughn b. May 1890
Elmer E. Vaughn b. Jan. 1892
Eddie F. Vaughn b. Jan. 1895
Goldie Vaughn b. Aug. 1897
Syla N. Vaughn b. Jan. 1900 (might be Sylvia)
Eva Vaughn b. abt 1903
Delta Vaughn b. 1905
James E. Vaughn b. Jan. 1909

According to an obituary of an aunt of James, both he and his brother William were living in Sumner Co. KS in 1928. Listed as living in Dalton KS. I cannot find Dalton on any maps of Sumner County. Is it still a town or village?

Thanks, Joan Lewin


I noticed on the Sumner County GenWeb page that there were HATTONs in the county. James H. VAUGHN, b. 1866, Montgomery County KY. He and his brother William lived in Sumner County and are buried in the Oxford Cemetery.

James and William VAUGHN were sons of Nannie HATTON b. June 1850 Fayette County KY. The death certificate of Nannies states that her father's name was William HATTON. Other than the d. cert., I have not found any records for the family of Nannie. Nannie was married to Calvin Foster VAUGHN in Montgomery Co. KY in 1865.

Does anyone know of a link between the Hatton families of Sumner and the Vaughns?

Thank You.

Joan Lewin


New to the list looking for infor on Rufus and Sarah CARTER from Conway Springs. Would like to find out dates of birth and death for both and children information. They are both supposed to be buried at the Conway Springs cemetery, and Rufus served in the civil war. He was born 1831, so could appear in the 1870 or 1880 census.

Thanks in advance

Jim Chandler


I am searching for info on my great grandfather Willy Roy WALKER (1884-1918). He married Jesse Maude Kellogg 1884-1950 and they had 5 children; Hollis Baily Walker , Ruth Ann Walker, Dorothy Walker, Female Walker, Gracia Maude Walker. They lived in Wellington in the early 1900's If you have any info or links for me to investigate please let me know.

Thanks, Wendy


We had two families in the Wellington area between 1875 and 1890, both owned property near Vail Township. As time went by one of the boys (Ernest SHIRES, Sr.) married (possibly as a second wife) our LIllian Maud(e) ATTWOOD, the youngest known child of John Edward Attwood and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Webb ATTWOOD. We are not sure yet if they married in Chicago or Kansas.

One of Lillian's granddaughters recently came into possession of several unmarked pictures and we are not sure if they are of the family of John and Sarah ATTWOOD or the family of Ernest SHIRES. We would appreciate any help in identifying them.

Patricia M. Attwood Smith, OCAF Families Group Co-researcher


I am trying to find information on the WORK Family. They were a pioneer black family in Sumner County. Can you help me with any information? Thank you.

Priscilla Rinehart


Seeking information in Sumner County regarding any Thorpes, specifically Everett THORPE (Sr), my father. He was born around 1887 and eventually migrated to New York, date and reasons unknown. Information verifying dates and places of birth, marriages, deaths, etc., would be helpful. Thank you.

Everett Thorpe, Jr.


I am researching Dennis Mitts/Metz and his wife Elizabeth Tungate who came to Sumner Co. KS. with their son, Clinton Metz, from Putnam Co. MO. Dennis Mitts/Metz was b 9 Jun 1814 Pendleton Co. KY. d 24 Nov 1878 Rural Oxford KS. bur Oxford Cem. Oxford, Sumner Co. KS. m Elizabeth Tungate 1836 IL. b 3 Apr 1816 Pendelton Co. KY. d 5 Dec 1899 bur Oxford Cem. Oxford, Sumner Co. KS.

Kelle Metz


I am looking for the descendants of Charles M. LOVE (b 21 Oct 1851 IL. d 6 May 1941 Caldwell, Sumner Co. KS), who m1) Mellisa J. LEMMON (b c1856 Vermillion Co. IN. d 1900) and m2) Eula M. GULICK

Kelle Metz


I am researching Rollo Webber WOODS (b 12 Dec 1874 Grundy Co. MO. d 10 Aug 1944 Wellington, Sumner Co. KS. bur Wellington, KS), who. m Mary Frances JACKSON 16 Feb1899 Independence, KS.

Kelle Metz


My ggrandfather, George Wesley HORSLEY worked for the Wellington KS police force at one time. He was living in Blackwell OK at the time of my ggrandmother, Mary Demaris Parrish HORSLEY's death in 1934. I would appreciate any information about how I can find out about his police service.

I also have another ggrandfather who lived in Sumner Co. My ggrandfather, John Pierce WHITAKER, lived in South Haven on Frederick Street and was the postmaster there. I would like to know the dates. I have a pictures of him in his store/post office, his house, and a group shot of retired postmasters. There are also several graves in the South Haven Cemetary of his children who died early.



My great-grandfather, John Edgar CASE, lived in Sumner County, Kansas according to the 1920 census. He rented property in the Falls Township, Corbin/Drury area. His wife at that time was named Etta Case.

I have been completely unable to find any other information about him. He deserted his first wife and seven children sometime around 1895. I've been unable to find any divorce records from his first wife. I would like to know when he died and where he is buried. I have searched cemetery records in Sumner County, and also checked funeral home records in Wellington andCaldwell, to no avail.

The only information I have on John Edgar Case is as follows:

DOB: July 23, 1851
POB: Indiana
In or near Coats, Ks,
In or near Pretty Prairie, Kansas
In or near Harper, Kansas

FIRST WIFE'S NAME: Rachel Ann (Sharpless) Case

DOB: Probably 1873
POB: Kansas 

Thank you.

Stephanie Galusha


Looking for information on the following family:

William A. NELSON was born 1835 in Greene Co. MO, and died 1907 in Corbin, Sumner Co. KS. He married (1) Sarah Luduska HUDGINS November 1858 in Greene Co. MO, daughter of William and Myra HUDGINS. He married (2) Rebecca J. Aft. 1877.

Children of William NELSON and Sarah HUDGINS are:

  1. William Thomas NELSON, b. October 16, 1859, Greene Co. MO; d. 1939, Corbin, Sumner Co. KS.
  2. John NELSON, b. 1861, Greene Co. MO.
  3. Orville NELSON, b. Greene Co. MO.
  4. Marion NELSON, b. 1874, Greene Co. MO.
  5. Henry NELSON, b. 1868, Greene Co. MO.
  6. Lewis NELSON, b. 1877, Corbin, Sumner Co. KS.
  7. Ora NELSON, b. Greene Co. MO.
  8. Mary NELSON, b. 1870, Greene Co. MO.
  9. Cora NELSON, b. 1868, Greene Co. MO.
  10. Mattie NELSON, b. Greene Co. MO.

William Thomas NELSON married Sally Maranda SCOTT June 30, 1883, daughter of James and Charlotte SCOTT. Their children were:

  1. IRL Glenn NELSON, b. November 26, 1894, Corbin, Sumner Co. KS; d. November 13, 1962, Corbin, Sumner Co. KS; m. Myrtle Delores HASKINS, February 10, 1918, Wichita KS.
  2. Thomas Eliza NELSON, b. August 24, 1885; d. November 10, 1957; m.(1) Edna; m. (2) Myrtle RUYON, July 24, 1908.
  3. Della Gertrude NELSON, b. November 10, 1899; d. OR; m. Roy E. WILLIAMS, June 05, 1912.
  4. Nellie Lavelle NELSON, b. September 25, 1892; d. Chicago; m. Edward Woolwell STODDARD.
  5. Sarah Laduska NELSON, b. November 10, 1887, Caldwell KS; d.February 15, 1964, Wichita KS; m. Elbert "Bert "Ephrian WILLIAMS, November 11, 1908.
  6. Infant Girl NELSON, b. October


The family I am looking for are the WOODS brothers, William L. (my grandfather) and his brother, Clarence "Long" WOODS. I am also looking for their cousins, the ASHKETTLE brothers (yes, it is a real last name).

Uncle Lon was a bridge builder in the early 1900s. I am sure some of Uncle Lon's family are still down around Ark City in Cowley County. William L. WOODS moved from Wayne Co. IA to Conway Springs hoping that the good water would help his consumption.



I am researching the descendants of John P. MILLER. His granddaughter was Rose RAINS, who lived in Wellington KS

Vera Miller


Looking for information on the marriage of Spencer Lelan ROGERS to Mary Blance BARTON in September 1889. Her parents, Thomas G. BARTON and Charlotte "Lottie" BARTON were living in Belle Plaine at the time and both were disabled, her by a negligent cataract opeartion, and him by epilepsy that he got in the Civil War. Thomas G. BARTON and his parents-in-law, William BARTON and Hannah (Johnson) BARTON are buried in Belle Plain cemeter.

Spencer was from Topeka. His father, Dryden ROGERS was a prominent physician there. Spencer's mother, Elizabeth (Wisall) ROGERS died in 1886.

Stephen Rogers von Hitritz


Looking for any information on a Daisy Ellen HATFIELD who married August H. PONATH. They were living in Mulvane KS at the time of their deaths (1960s?). A.H. was a Methodist minister. I would appreciate any information you might be able to share.

Steve Nicholson


I am looking for information on the henry Thomas LAMKIN family who came to Sumner co. in the year 1880 from Hammonville KY. They settled in Wellington and seventeen years later they moved to Kay Co. OK, then later to Hunnewell KS. I do not know the year Henry died, but his wife, Margaret HANKLA died 17 Sep 1938. They had one daughter , Dollie LAMKIN, and two sons, Judson Logan LAMKIN and Thomas Van LAMKIN. There were several other families (two of which were BOMAR and CRUSE) that came from Kentucky at the same time the Lamkins did. I am not sure if they are related or not. Would appreciate any information.

Marjorie Lamkin Hansard


Searching for info Clinton Van Buren MURDUCK / MURDOCK. One son named Wilbur is known. Newly received information suggests that Clinton Van Buren MURDUCK arrived in Sumner County c1900 from Sullivan County, Indiana. All messages responded to, with thanks.

Bruce Murduck


I would like to solicit any help I can get in finding more information on the following family: James Anders BYERS. He married Nora Jane Yates in Menard Co, IL and moved to Wellington, Sumner Co, KS about 1855. He and his family are listed in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census for Sumner Co. James and his sons worked on the railroad.

One of his sons, Theodore E. Byers, appears to have found his way west into CA and then resided for quite some time in Spokane, WA, where he died in 1990 at the age of 87. Theodore left a legacy in one short note that he sent to a genealogy publication. The information contained in the note has allowed a group of "cousins" to verify names and places of his great grandparents and grandparents.

I would like to find someone in Wellington who might know of this family. I am absolutely at a loss in finding the trail from Wellington to CA, UT, and WA. (Theodore's brother, Orbit(t), died in Salt Lake City.)

If anyone recognizes this family, I would greatly appreciate hearing from them. Thank you.

Richard Sergeant

Seattle, WA


Looking for information on the family of Hanibal Filmore Lamb. He married Pattie Walker Beckham. Pattie is a granddaughter of Elizabeth Yates who was born in Green Co, KY. Pattie was born in Warren Co, KY in 1864.

Children's names are: Porter (born 11/3/1881 in Sumner Co, KS), Claude L., Henry Perry, Cora L., Pattie, and H. Clifford.

Anyone with knowledge of this family please contact me.

Richard Sergeant

Seattle, WA


We are interested in finding out about the Ross family name . Some of the first names are Beul, Jack, Fred, Charles.

Marcia, Calvin & Michael Bartlett


I am researching George W. Spencer, ancestors and desc's. Was married to Rosa Oletha Vancuren. He died 12-31-1906 and she remarried ? Greenwell. Would appreciate any information on the Spencer's and connection to Vancurens.

Jody Spencer


Looking for Squire M. and wife Mary M. CURRY and a son James B. and Jennie B. Curry from WV. Land patents in Sumner Co. 1871 on Sec 26 in T34S, R2E (Walton Tp. ) Squire had a P.O. Box in Arkansas City, KS.

Gary L. Curry


Trying to find info on the family of effie Josephine Hempsmyer, born 1885 in Sumner Co. Married William H Bonham from Anthony. First child born 1902 in Oklahoma.

Parents of effie are Charles A. and Isabelle Morris Hempsmyer. seven children were born; William A. Hempsmyer b/1880, Myrtle Ann b/1882, Orange Jesse b/1884, Effie J. b/1885, Charles Leroy b/1888, Mary Elizabeth b/1891, John Cecil b/1897, all in Sumner Co. Is there a marriage CERT for Josephine? Any info will be appreciated. Thank you for your time.



I'm inquiring about my GGrandfather, Thomas Broadfoot and his wife Charlotte Broadfoot. They were on the 1900 census sumner County KS. Anyone who knows about them please let me know.

Loni O'Reilly


I'm looking for any information I can get on my g-grandfather's brother, Edwin M. BRASS, who may have migrated to the Mayfield, KS area some time after 1870. He was born in Illinois and he served with the Illinois calvary in the Civil War and lived in Seneca Towenship of McHenry Co. IL. He married Caroline Diggins on 30 October, 1856 in Ostend, IL and was included in the Illinois Census of 1870. He moved sometime after 1870 and I'm trying to find out where he moved and what happened with his branch of the family.

Thanks, in advance, for any help you might be able to offer.

Rollin L. Brass


We are searching for any ALLENs, HOWEs, MC GUINNs in Sumner county in the late 1800s. Our William Martin ALLEN came to Sumner county from Grundy County, MO in 1888. His son, Charles, my grandfather, married my grandmother, Emma Alice HOWE, there in 1895. They had emigrated to Alfalfa county, Oklahoma, by 1898.

William D. Allen Sr.


Seeking info on the NELSONs of Corbin, Sumner Co., KS. William A. NELSON (b. 1835 Greene Co., Mo. d. 1907 Sumner Co., KS) marrried 1858 to Sarah Laduska HUDGINS / HUGGINS (b. July 23, 1838 TN d. June 4, 1877 Sumner Co. after birth of last son Lewis). Both buried in Corzine Cem.


All children except Lewis were born in Greene Co. Mo. After death of Sarah, William remarried to Rebecca J. (maybe NORVEL). William A.'s children were listed in school in the 1880 Census in Falls Twp. Does anyone have any info on the school they would have attended in Falls Twp.? Son, William Thomas, was a sub. Pastor for the United Brethern Church, and a grain dealer. William's son, Irl Glenn Nelson, lived in same house William built in Corbin, KS until death in 1962. Any info appreciated.

Linda Bock


Seeking info on Jesse Vanarsdale Haskins (b.1843 Yonker, NY d. abt 1900 KS), who married Martha Jane Covey (b. Sept. 11, 1857 IL d. 1937 Sumner Co., KS.


Listed in Prewitt's Wellington-Caldwell Directory: Pearl L. Haskins- Snow Flake Steam and Laundry 308 N. Ewing, Caldwell, Kans. Also listed were Martha J. Haskins-Widow of Jesse, Mary E. Haskins, and Rosa Haskins as Laundress- Snow Flake same address as above.

Jesse's father was Frank Clifford Haskins, he had two known brothers, Seth Haskins and Otis Haskins, married to Alice Covey ( Martha's sister) Covey's lived in Kans. later moved to Okla. Abner buried at Caldwell. Any info on the Haskins would be appreciated.

Linda Bock


Robert Miller b.about 1840 in Ontario Canada. emigrated to Kansas in 1870's and lived at Mulvane, Kansas. Married Elizabeth McDougall in Canada. She was married after Robert Miller's death to BURNETT. Robert and Elizabeth Miller had nine children, Sylvester, Lewis, Olive, Flossie, Wilber, Stella, Joseph, Rosabel, Lillian. Other surnames of the daughters who married include HARWOOD, COOPER, CLINGMAN and ROBERTS. Robert had a brother James who emigrated from Canada to Dickinson Co. Kansas in 1877.

Dan Miller


Seek obituary, information on SEIBERN W. HEMPHILL born 23 April 1876, Barry Co. MO, died 18 June 1960 in Oxford KS, Sumner Co. Have scrap of clipping with photo and story from an unknown newspaper and would like the whole story! Seibern married Eva Lean Ramsey 11 March 1898. She also died in Sumner Co. Their children were Leroy b. 1898 m. Anna BAXTER, Osa Isabell b. 1900 m. Carl SAMPLES, James Milon, Espey, Opal, Ora, Sadie Mae. Will exchange information.

Pat Hemphill


I am interested in contacting descendants of William CUNNINGHAM b. Hamilton, Scotland 13 Aug 1859 m Wilhelmina Elizabeth EISFELDER b St. Louis, 22 Jan 1864. They were married in Caldwell, Sumner Co. KS abt 1885-1886. My father was William Edward CUNNINGHAM, b Holton, Jackson Co., KS 22 Aug 1889. He had an older sister, Elizabeth Mary b 25 Oct 1887-1888 and a younger brother, Charles b 8 Dec 1890, d 10 Aug 1892. Wilhelmina d 10 Apr 1893. William then married Esther Martha EISFELDER in Caldwell 23 Oct 1893 and had Charles, Fred, Emilie Esther and Henry. William was a baker and had a building on main street which, the last time I saw it, still had the name "Cunningham" atop the second story.

Thanks for any information.

Maggy Morford


I am searching for the KIBBE family that lived in Sumner County from between1873 to at least 1919. The father's name was Moses Hazelton KIBBE, who died in Anson in Sumner Co. on June 2, 1919, and the mother was Emily Angeline KIBBE, who died in Sumner, Sumner Co on August 14, 1981.

They had 7 children. The ones related to Sumner Co are Clay Wood, d. 8/25/1873, Cora Angeline (d. 5/31/1875), Hess John (b. 9/19/1876 in Sumner, d.1/8/1883 in Sumner), Mary Elvira (d. 9/17/1880 in Sumner). Another child Katherine Lenorah married a James Ira MORGAN on July 26, 1890 in the Probate Office of Wellington, Sumner Co. by the Probate Judge. James Ira & Katherine Lenorah had three boys, Homer (b. 1890/1?), Earl (b.1893?) and my grandfather, John Phillip (b.3/30/1895). James Ira died in Wellington on or about 1898??.

I would appreciate any information on the Kibbe or Morgan Families.

Thank you.

Joseph Grana


I am looking for information concerning descendants of John M. and Sarah Monroe Jameson HUNT. John was a physician who practiced in Wellington from ca. 1882 until his death 4 Jan 1924. He was born near Columbia, TN on 12 May 1839. Looking for any information on burial place and descendants, etc. I have quite a bit of information about ancestors, siblings, etc. for this family that I am willing to share.

Kay Silkey


I am descended from John Alexander MACKEY & Etta E. GLENN who lived in Wellington, Sumner Co., Kansas.

John was born 2 Feb 1872 in Stafford, Missouri, and died 4 Feb 1955 in Oregon City, Oregon. He was married to Etta in Geneseo, Rice Co., Kansas on date unknown. She was born 18 Nov 1876 in McPherson Co., Kansas, and died in Aug 1920 in Wellington of TB. She was married 1st to Harrison WALLER. John & Etta's children were all born in Wellington, except Albert who was born in Rice, Co.:

1) Albert Ray MACKEY
2) Glenn Alexander MACKEY
3) Jessie Lovena MACKEY
4) Charles MACKEY

John's parents were Alexander C. MACKEY and Emma WARREN.

Lance Mackey


I am descended from Emma WARREN who died in Wellington, Sumner Co., Kansason 7 Apr 1943. She was born on 24 Sep 1852 in place unknown. On 24 Sep 1868 (her 16th birthday) in place unknown, she married Alexander C. MACKEY who was born on 19 Feb 1843 in place unknown, and died on 21 Feb 1885 in Marion Co., Arkansas of congestion of the liver caused by his Civil War service. They had 6 children:

1) William MACKEY
2) John Alexander MACKEY
3) Clara May MACKEY
4) James C. MACKEY
5) Albert Greene MACKEY
6) Lillie June MACKEY

I have no information on either Alexander or Emma's parents.

Lance Mackey


I am looking for information on 2 Sumner Co. family names.

1. My gr.grandfather Orange CRAIN and wife Delilah Staley CRAIN came to Ks. in the fall of 1878 from Angola, IN. We had heard they had settled in the Harper/ Sumner Co. area, but had no conclusive facts about this.

Just last week I found an 1883 Sumner Co. Atlas and it showed Orange CRAIN in NE 1/4 of Section 31, probably Ryan Twp., with 160 acres. Just above him is E. Crain with 120 acres, in Sect. 30. I would assume this is Ernest B. CRAIN, Orange's oldest son, who would have been about 23 in 1883. Other family members were John L. CRAIN b. in 1863; Worth CRAIN, b. ??; Edith CRAIN b. ?; and Estella Crain BURNHAM b. 1857 - don't know husband's first name. Other persons they traveled with might be the CARTER family, including Otis E. CARTER probably a teenager at that time; J. W. HERDON, and Eugene HALSTEAD.

2. My grandmother Alice WILSON came to Kansas from Missouri with her parents William Glasgow WILSON (b. 1853) and Union Josephine Pherigo WILSON (b. 1862), around 1889. She talked about living near Milan, Ks (Sumner Co.), but has also mentioned Cheney, Ks. They moved on to Oklahoma around 1895. Their children: Alice b. 1882; Nora b. 1885, Viola b. 1880, Clarence, b. 1887, Celia b. 1893. A daughter Florence b. about 1889, d. 1890, don't know if this was near Milan or where she might be buried.

Would be glad to share any information with others interested, and delighted to receive any new information regarding Sumner Co. ties with any of these people.

Karen Hoch


We have a newly-found reference to a Sandy Hill Cemetery and Graceland (however, the latter may be in IL OR MI). The property was owned jointly by several members of family of ATTWOOD and was located in Avon township, near Wellington KS.  The cemetery should be near there. John E ATTWOOD died just prior to Dec 1886. Caroline, a young girl, died near there apparently between 1880 and 1883. 1879 is approx. date looking for as far as land grant or sale info to the ATTWOOD Family.. Wish to locate legal discription, and present owner w/ phone if possible, on property also. We have a copy of estate notice on John E Attwood from a newspaper ...notice to the probate court dated 23 Dec 1886 by his wife Sarah, but no other info so far on the cause of his death, exact date of Death, or burial verification other than this letter written in 1925 by one of his sons to another son.  The son, Thomas, also indicates that he might have a child buried near his younger sister Caroline, there in Kansas.  Thank you for any aid you can render

Patricia M Attwood Smith


I am looking for death/burial information on James Anders BYERS and his wife, Nora Jane (Yates) Byers. They are on the 1920 Census Soundex, living in Wellington, KS - James is 69 years old, Nora is 54.

Thank you very much.

Sharon Holt Byers


Researching Alexander Jackson DAVIS of Oxford, KS, whose mother was Julia CRABTREE and whose father was Thomas A. DAVIS of North Carolina. Also Seneth Jane YOUNGER (father Atzel Sharp Younger, mother Margaret), James William ROBINSON (parents were Issac and Harriet Robinson), John A. ALDERSON and Nancy Matilda ROGERS. The Davis's lived in Ashton and the Robinsons in Oxford, Sumner Co. KS.

Julie and Bob


I am searching the family of Samuel H. FRANCIS. I have info that he arrived in Sumner County, Conway Springs area after the Civil War, ca 1867. His mother was Nancy Ellen TRISLER and his father was John Lowry FRANCIS. They were married in Jessamine Co. KY. Nancy Ellen was born July 17, 1808 and died Mar 23, 1884. Son, Samuel, is said to have had 12 children, one of whom is James Madison FRANCIS, b: 1877, he married Evalene GOOCH, Dec. 25, 1900. He was an engineer for MO-PAC railroad and died in a train accident Nov 8, 1929. Buried in Conway Springs. Anyone with knowledge of the ancestors of James Madison FRANCIS, please contact me. I will be very grateful for any help afforded me in this search.

Tina (Trisler) Gilbert


Looking for relatives of John D LOCKE (b. April 12,1833 TN, died January 1,1917 Wellington KS). Married to Nancy RAINEY October 14, 1851 in Lincoln County TN. Died in 1876. Seven children were born of this union. John D Locke later married Kate GEORGE of Salem IL in 1880 and to this union three children were born. John D Locke is buried in Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks, Dale Bernhardt


Trying to reach Machelle, who listed herself as a Donley researcher. I have received some information re: Donleys that I thought you might like to have.

Elaine Evans Clark


Wilbur MURDUCK, born Sullivan Co, IN, Sept 1890, son of Clinton VanBuren MURDUCK and Laura TRINKLE, declared in 1955 (on his S.S.Application) that he was self-employed and residing at 'RFD Hunnewell'. I would like to learn more of Wilbur's life in Hunnewell including any ancestral or descendant information. In fact, I'm interested in any MURDUCK or MURDOCK information or contacts from the wider Kansas area all together. I respond to all messages sent my way.

Thanks, Bruce Murduck


We are searching for information on Wm. WYCOFF, b 1842-Hancock Co, IL. He settled in what is now Conway Springs, July 4, 1877. William is a brother of my ggrandfather, Thomas WYCOFF. Any info will be greatly appreciated. I have located him in "The Wyckoff Family in America", Third edition, Vol. l, and have a limited amount of informationon him which I will be happy to send you.

George Ingram


Trying to locate two families that moved from Marion Co., Ky. to Kansas in 1860-80's: (1) Sylvester & Isabell Abell and (2) John & Eliza F. Miller.

The ABELLs went to Perth in Sumner Co., KS. about 1885. Isabell died there 1/22/1915 at home of her son, George D. Abell. Sylvester apparantly died there some years prior.

John M. MILLER is the brother of Isabell Abell and I am trying to locate him somewhere in Kansas--perhaps he, too, was in Sumner Co. He and wife Eliza F. left Marion Co., KY. in mid-1860's.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone that can relate to either of these families.

Art Miller, Louisville,KY


I am seeking information on Henry A. HOPPEL (1869-unknown); his wife, Bertha; his daughter, Ruth (1897-unknown); and possible descendants of Ruth. The last information I have is that Henry had a place of business in Wellington until sometime after 1935.

James E. Gerstner


I have just learned that my great-great grand uncle Jules HENCY was living in SummerCounty during the later part of his life. He was born in 1838 in Menard County, Illinois and moved to Summer County, Kansas about 1888, and diedin 1917. His wife's name was Parthenia (Sutton) Hency, and he had children Carrie A. Hency WATKINS, James Hency, Ellen Hency WILLS, Mary Hency VANDOREN, and Calvin W. HENCY I have located them in the 1920 census, Harmon Township, Summer County, Kansas. Any more information, such as burial records would be appreciated.


I am trying to find Peter SHEHAN or Jacob S. PITT. I only know they both were married in Wellington, KS. Any help would be appreciated.

Willy Konieczny, Greeley, CO


Looking for info on Elias LOREY or LOWRY, who was reported to have been in Gueda Springs at the time of the death of his brother, Samuel Hale LOREY (1927 in Decatur Co IA). I have his mother as Maria GATES who m. Silas LOREY in1830, Morgan Co. OH. What happened to Silas? And is he or a Stephen LOREY the father of Samuel & Elias? Thank you!

Dennis K. Bethards, Waterloo, IA


George Lewis CRICK and his wife, Melvina Ann (MINES) CRICK moved to Walton Twp., Sumner County in 1881. Although both George and Melvina were born in Virginia, they moved to Kansas from Indiana, where all of their children were born. I am seeking obits on George CRICK (April 23,1907), date of death/obit for Melvina CRICK (died1880-1900), and the dates and marriages of their children: Sarah Virginia CRICK to A.M. MC MILLAN; John M. CRICK; George B. "Mack" CRICK; Rena C. CRICK; David W. CRICK to Leuollie ___; Bertha B. CRICK to R. Rucl "Bud" WHITE. Thank you for your time and help.

Linda Zapp


Seeking information on Benjamin Franklin PHILLIPS, b. Oct. 5, 1860 in Knoxville, IL, d. Nov. 12, 1912 in Belle Plaine, KS. m. Mary Elizabeth Neal Redmon. Frank Phillips moved between Harper, KS and Belle Plaine. Family tradition is that he served as sheriff of Belle Plaine at one time. Any help with ancestors or other information regarding this individual would be appreciated.

Tim Hughes


Annie Catherine HELLAR and Lewis Leroy KING, married at Levy?, Sumner Co. Kansas, April 4, 1880. Annie was the daughter of Thomas Hellar (1810-1897) and Eliza KNOCK. Siblings of Annie Catherine: William, Mary, Edward, Thomas, John D., Lida, Nora, Mary, Samuel and Rhoda.

Kathleen Hughes Hulmes

Revised 8/30/98

Seeking information regarding 2 FRITCHMAN lines:

(1.) PA>OK>KS>NE

Thomas FRITCHMAN b.1841 d.1909 (m. Susan Illick b.1842 d.1913). Thomas and Susan were homesteaders from Stillwater, OK and are both buried in Bethany Cemetary in Perth, KS. Their children are==> Emma, Ivaloo, Willie, James. Would like to find information regarding the parents of Thomas.

(2.) ?>KS>NE>MN

Ivaloo married her first cousin, Jasper FRITCHMAN. Jasper's siblings are Earl, Carl, Bill, Al, Louis, Eva, and Lula. Would like to find information regarding the parents and paternal grandparents of Jasper.

Nicci Fritchman


YOB 1893YOD 1958
Wife: Georgia Greene
Wellington, KS.Sumner County, KS.
Children: Hearm Strome. Mildred Strome, Howard Boke Strome, Wilma Strome, Harold Strome, Haskel Strome

Looking for information on the above.

Robert Strome


I am searching for Robert James PROCHASKA and any family members. His parents were Lewis PROCHASKA and Antonia NESLADEK, they came to Ashton, Sumner County, KS from Chicago Illinois before 1900 and lived on a farm. Had three other children besides Robert, Joe, Mary and Anna dates not known, all were born in Sumner County, KS. Robert was born 11-1-1897 in Chicago, Cook County, IL and Lewis and Antonia were also married there in 1897. Robert James PROCHASKA married Lovina Catherine WEHR 5-18-1919 in Ralston, Pawnee County, OK. They had two daughters, Leona Bernadine PROCHASKA born 9-13-1921 in OK, and Ruth Josiephene PROCHASKA, born 4-19-1923 in Geuda Springs,KS . Robert and Lavina divorced abt 1927 and Robert married Iness Nesbitt. He had a daughter Elsie PROCHASKA also but don't have any information on her. Robert James died 1-15-1944 in Ashton, Kansas.

Nellie Barnes


I am interested in the WASHBURN Family of Sumner County as they where my grandmother and great grandparents. Any information you may be able toprovide would be greatly appreciated. I would also like to know more about the TANNEHILL family if anyone has information on them as well as that was my great grandmother's maiden name.

Thank you.

Kathy Wondracek


Looking for info on Aaron Loyd, who lived in Wellington for several years ca 1875-6-7. Would also like info on any other Loyds who might have been there at the same time.

Janet Derrick


There is a new web site at: http://www.firstcash/com/~woodyw/genes/ containing information about the Woodcock/Trickey/Dakin/Brandon families of Mulvane, Derby (El Paso), and Douglass.

Clarence Woodcock


I recently visited Pleasant Hill, MO [Cass County] and found much info on my maternal grandparents, William Richard SLOAN and Mary [Mollie] Elizabeth McGlathery SLOAN. I would be grateful for any other information on this family if available. Richard Sloan


Looking for Martin C. WILSON (d. 1940) and his wife Minna or Nina WILSON, buried in the Perth Cemetery. Any help would be appreciated. I really need their dates, especially Minna's.

Thanks, Terri Wilson Dunn


My ggrandfather's brother, William BOWMAN, was supposed to have gone to Sumner Co. about 1880-90. I would be interested in any Bowmans about that time.

Thanks, Larry Bowman


I am looking for Mrs. J. C. (Emma) POWERS. I'm not sure but am hoping her maiden name was HORNE and she may have lived in Murdock in the late 1890's. She lived in Oxford and died in the early to mid 1960's and was buried at Oxford. Her husband was a farmer. That is all I know.

Linda Horne Hansen


I am researching Thomas CONFAR, 1854, teacher in Second School District, Belle Plaines,Sumner County.

Thank you, CaroleConfar


I am interested in finding out information on two persons: Noah BLAIR (1854?-1918) and Molly FLEEMAN (1856?-1920). They were supposed to have married and she was Indian, perhaps Blackfoot. We are interested in confirming this, their marriage, and anything else. They had among their children a son, Henry Jefferson BLAIR (1874?-Sept. 1937). He had a farm in Sharon, Kansas. Any help would be appreciated.



I hope someone can help me I was recently given a family bible that has some old handwritten notes on the family They were from Conway Springs,Sumner County. It has written that Jame Levi GRISWOLD was born July 6,1893 in Conway Springs Kansas ( he married Bonnie NELSON Oct. 16 1915 Guthrie Okla) It also has his parents as William Sherman GRISWOLD born Dec 16 1865 Lerado Ohio Rhoda Jane CREWSE born Nov 16 1868 Sheridian Monroe County, Iowa married Oct 6 1892 Conway Springs,Kansas It says that she jioned the Christian Church in 1888 at 21years of age If anyone has any info on this Line please let me know.

Thanks, Angela Loy


Doing resesearch on the Vandenburgh or Porter families, both intersecting Wellington around 1880. Any help greatly appreciated.

Jay C Joste


Looking for any information on Orville & James LANGDALE who lived in Hunnewell, Kan. in 1923. They were listed as nephews in my g-uncle Thomas Shafer's Muscatine IA obituary."

Orville Shaffer
Lincoln, IL


ALEXANDER BLACKSTONE known to have listed as home as being Sumner County, Kansas in 1884. Married Leuzettie Angle. Son of Charles Blackstone. Any information will be deeply appreciated.

Carla Rigby


Catherine Ruth Holmes was born in Indianapolis, IN on 25 December 1865. She married Howard SAVAGE (in Cowley County?) about 1885-1890. He died between 1900 and 1910. She lived in Cowley County until after 1920. A family Bible says she died in Oxford, Sumner County, and I am seeking her burial place. She died sometime around 1930.

Judith B. Glad


I'm looking for information on my grandfather on my Dad's side. His name is Joseph F. GOOCH (b.July 14, 1845, d.July 1941). He was in the 7th Cav. in the Civil War and married Sarah Ann CLARK. He lived in Conway Springs and was laid to rest in Coffyville, KS in the Calvary Cemetery. If you can help me with any information let me know.



John William BRYANT died and is buried in Caldwell, KS.
Joshua BRYANT married Elizabeth PALMER on 30 Oct 1885 in Wellington KS.
Mary BRYANT married Freeman N. JARRETT on 30 Jun 1881, also in Wellington.
Eunice BRYANT married Charles E. RICKMAN on 11 Mar 1883 in Wellington.

John William BRYANT is my ggg-grandfather and I would appreciate any and all related materials on any of these lines.

Glenn Young


I would also like to find information on a Landon MILLIGAN who is buried in the Oxford Cemetary, Sumner County. He was born 25 Jan 1890 and died 17 Apr 1971. I think his wife was a Myrtle D. MILLIGAN, b. 4 Nov 1887, d. 4 Nov 1965. This is from a tombstone record in Oxford Cemetary, Sumner County.



I am trying to find information on James Eli THOMAS (my great-grandfather), the father of Cecil Eli THOMAS and Earl Loraine THOMAS who were from Perth and are buried there. James Eli was married to Ella RASDALL who is buried in the Perth cemetery also. She and her 6 sisters died of T. B. That is all I know about them. I'd like to know when James was born or really anything about the family. Not sure if Eli is the middle name, might be Edmond or William. Also if his mother or father are from Sumner Co.

Mary Hibbard
Sedalia, MO


Looking for any pensioner, cemetery information on the SPRING family, David A. (b. approx. 1845/46 Ohio), wife Margaret (b. approx.1838 Ohio), children: Oliver (b. 1876 Ohio), Alva (b. 1874 Ohio), Augusta (b. 1877 Ohio), and William (b. 1879 Ohio). They were farmers in Mulvane.

Oliver had a wife Myra/Miree b. Mo in 1881. They had the following children: Edna (b. KS 1902), Gurtrude (b. KS 1905), and Gladys (b. KS 1909/1910). I am looking for any info at all! I appreciate any information or suggestions!

Thanks so much

Karen Adams


Nancy Tannehill Hammond arrived in Argonia in the Fall of 1893 at the age of 54 from Winfield, KS. She married John L. GRUWELL on May 3, 1894 in Argonia. She had previously been married to Jabez D. HAMMOND who died in 1883 in Winfield. With Jabez she had seven children: Charles, Cora, Brooke, Casius, William, Mary and Clara. Nancy died in Argonia August 2, 1916 at age 76 and is probably buried in the Argonia Cemetery. Nancy and Jabez had come to Kansas from Indiana in 1878 by covered wagon with their seven children. If anyone has knowledge of this family I would appreciate the contact.

Pat Journeay
PO Box 1116 Lyons, CO. 80540


I am looking for info on Edgar BROTHERS (b:1855 Iowa d: April 7, 1925 Wellington, KS) who m: Emma MILLER (b: 1859 OH d: Sept. 10 1911 Wellington, KS). Edgar's 2nd wife was named Hattie. Edgar owned a grocery store in Wellington. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Linda Lovely


I'm looking for information about my great grandfather who came from Anderson Co. KS. and settled in the So. Haven area. If you have any information about him and his family please e-mail me. Merve COTTLE is one of his sons and is my grandfather.

Thank you very much!

Ritchie Cottle
Idaho Falls, Id.


Need information on Martin C. WILSON b. 1848 in Indiana. He moved to Sumner Co. KS in 1904 and lived in Perth. His wife was named Minnie or Nina. Martin died in Perth in 1948 and is buried there. Their children were Perry; Ralph; Waldo; Cornelius; Hazel; Harry; Lorne and Desie. Thanks for your help.

Terri Wilson Dunn


I'm researching my CARTMILL line who lived in the town of Caldwell,Ka.about 1900. James Williams & Frances Louise Bray CARTMILL had four children born in Caldwell. My father, Joe Bray Cartmill, was born 10 August 1904. James William worked for the Rock Island RR. Frances Louise developed TB and went to live in San Diego where she expired in 8 February 1916. James Williams had free passage on the RR and brought Louise home for burial in Caldwell. Oddly, I can't find a trace of my family in the Fed. census, Caldwell, Sumner Co. for those dates. I am looking for information on the cemetery that Louise is buried in or any info on the Cartmill family in Caldwell. My object is the birthplace of Frances Louise who is my grandmother. Thank you for your help.

Julie Cartmill Ryan


We are looking for information on the following family members who lived in Sumner County:

Sela (Selah) Moore, father - age 54 in 1895 - b. Penn. - came to Kansas via Mo. - farmer - During Civil War, enlisted in Ohio, served in Co. D, 111th Infantry, honorable discharge.
M. (Mary?) Moore, mother - age 43 in 1895 - b. W. Virg. - came to Kansas via Mo.
The children are according to the Kansas 1895 state census:
F. Moore (Frederick in our records) - age 20 - M - W - b. Kansas - farmer
D. Moore Dora,( My wife's grandmother) - age 19 F - W - b. Kansas
R. More - age 3 - M - W - B. Kansas ( we know nothing about this boy)

Our records include the following :
A wife named /sara LaGrasse, French extraction, born in Canada
Frederick (see above)
Flora - F
Elnora - F
Dora - F (grandmother) - had 2 boys in Kansas, Vern and Harold, married Edwin Stalter of Cowley Co. Kansas, moved to Monterey Peninsula in California with the Stalters.

Some of the Moore family, or relatives, may have moved across the line into Oklahoma.

Earl Brown


I have began to work on my family tree and am looking for any information on: Mose CHRISTIAN son Jess L. CHRISTIAN born March 31, 1892 in Sumner, Kansas. Jess married Lois (Crippen) Fifield in 1922, Lois (CRIPPEN) Fifield was born July 9, 1896, in Kansas, her parents were Anson CRIPPEN and Alice CRIPPEN. Thanks for your help.


I'm searching for any information on my grandfather, Grant Bates or Cyrus G. BATES, and Union SHIELDS, my great-granDfather. The Shields lived in Wellington. Thanks for your trouble.

Dolores (Bates) Wyant


Mrs. Rose B. (FARTIG/FERTIG) ROTROFF was living in Rome, KS, in 1921 when her mother died. Rose was born Sep 1869 Hancock Co., OH. Searching for more info on her and husband. Later she mar. Francis William ATCHINSON/ATKINSON/ADKINSON.

Suzanna Wells


Raymond BEEBE, b. Nov 1, 1901, Lacey, Kingfisher, OK, d. Nov 25, 1972, Wellington, Sumner, KS. Bur. in Prarie Lawn Cemetery.

Raymond is said to have married on two occasions (after having been married to Josephine McCullough), probably in Wellington, to women who were both named Alta.

Thanks! Any information youcan provide will be greatly appreciated. Would also be interested in any other BEEBE information.

Val Lovelace


Delilah HAWKINS (b.6 Nov 1833 IL) married Jesse B. BROWN (b.1825). They had 9 children. The 6th child, Clarissa, was born July 1869 at Caldwell, KS.

When Mr. Brown died, Delilah married a Mr. FINDLEY, and when he died, she married a Mr CLARK. First names of these husbands unknown.

Information we do have was from a 1870 cencus from cherokee county Kansas. We are just intrested in knowing whatever is available on this woman.

Thanks again

Bob Brown


Looking for info on Samuel and Elizabeth Catherine Richardson MAY/MAYES. They were living near Oxford, KS in 1885. Samuel and Lizzy were married in Henry Co. IN after the Civil War. Lizzy was born in 1848 in IN to S.C. and Nancy Cummins Richardson. Want to know more about Lizzy, her parents and where she went after mother's death in Apr.1893.

Ballita Schafer.


I am Farrel Richard Robinson born and raised in Sumner County, South Haven area. Charles Wesley ROBINSON was my great grandfather and an original settler and homesteader a few miles north of South Haven. He and his wife Olvie Hodgman raised a big family, some of which were Oliver Winfield Robinson, my grandfather, Clifford Robinson, Beulah Robinson Cottle, Rosa Robinson Steiger [Stiger], and others that moved out of state to Idaho, Washington, and North Dakota.

My other grandparents were William Richard SLOAN and Mary Elizabeth McGlathery, who moved from Pleasant Hill, MO to Stafford, KS in the late 1800s and later to South Haven, KS. My mother was a daughter, Norine Blanche Sloan, and my uncle was Theodore Roosevel Sloan who married Nola Ruth DeBuhr. I am trying to find info on William Richard Sloan's ancestors. He also had two brothers that lived in the general area; Charles Sloan lived southwest of Wellington and Leonard Sloan lived near Pond Creek, OK.

I would be pleased to exchange information with anyone who might know of any of these ancestors.

Farrel R. Robinson
201 West 600 North, West Lafayette, IN 47906-9727


I am interested in PROBASCO surname info, family trees and research. I am starting a central PROBASCO database to direct researchers to others who are researching their line. The PROBASCO's have been in Sumner County since the early 1900's.

Nora Probasco


I'm looking for information on Catherine GOLDING who died in Sumner Co. 12 Jan 1889. She was the daughter of Thomas GOLDING and Sarah Jane BROWN. She married John SHARP 5 Jul 1834 in Shelby Co. IN. Any information that may help would be greatly appreciated.

Michael Scott


George and Mary FREEMAN lived near Caldwell,from 1880 to 1900. Did any of their childrenn stay in this area? Anyone intrested in this family please contact me.

Bruce Freeman


I research the following surnames of Sumner county residents: Lowry and some of their collateral families. I have taken some of the ancestry of Henry Giese LOWRY (Oxford, Kansas) to the mid 1600s, although I have drawn a dead-end on his wife Catherine GEESEY Lowry. I am a 3rd great-grandson of Henry and Catherine Lowry and will gladly share my extensive files on this family with anyone who cares to correspond with me.

Billy Byron Walker, Jr.


Looking for information on Torrance Robert DONLEY (b. 2 Apr 1845 Cattaraugus City NY)who married Virginia Bell CHEUVRONT, daughter of Morris and Harriet Matilda Preston CHEUVRONT) on 25 Nov 1878 in Oxford KS.



Looking for information on John C. REECE (b. 28 Apr 1823), who m. Mary Jane DOWNING (b. 28 May 1830). Both lived and died in Oxford KS. They are the parents of Moses F. PORTER, who lived in Oxford KS.



Looking for information on Moses F. PORTER, who m. Mary Polly Ann ROSENBERGER (d. in Oxford KS), possibly in Sumner Co. Mary was the daughter of Abraham ROSENBERGER (b. 1815) and Elizabeth KING (b. 1817), who also may have moved to Sumner County. Seeking information on Mary's parents.



Looking for information on Mary Clavin KOGER and William Randall NYE (b. 28 Oct 1868 KY), parents of Cullen Calvin NYE of Belle Plaine KS.



Seeking information on John Henry SMITH (b. 1867 KY), who moved to Belle Plain KS, m. Martha Jane BLANKENSHIP (b. 1865), the daughter of Cornelius BLANKENSHIP (b. 1827) AND Belinda MARTIN, both of whom are buried in Belle Plaine KS. Also looking for the parents of John Henry SMITH.



Looking for information on William J, DAVIS, father of John Wesley DAVIS (d. Wellington KS). father of Charles Alexander DAVIS, who m. a TINSDALE in KS.


Looking for researchers on the following Sumner Co., families: RYLAND, James Arthur and sons John, Walter and Byrd. HALL, John A., wife Martha, kids Abner, Charles E., John H., Bessie Hall RICHARDSON, Louise (m Byrd RYLAND), and Roger Livingston. EUNGARD, Jim, wife Nellie and son Chester D.; STEVENS, Chester & Nellie. All lived in Caldwell area between 1874 and 1925. Will share information. Bobby Dobbins Title


I am searching for information regarding J.W. HUNTER and his wife Ella Viola. They were in South Haven, Sumner Co., KS in the 1885 state census.

Barbara Keist McClenny


I'm looking for info on Millard Fillmore NOAH my ggrandfather. He was listed in the 1920 census as living in Sumner County but I don't have a town or township that he may have lived in, I also don't know if he was living in Sumner Co when he died. I was hoping that there might be some cemetery records for Sumner. He is believed to be born around 1852 in Missouri.


Jared L. Scheel


I am seeking info on the parents of Christian LANG who died in Conway Springs on 5 Jan 1897. I know he was born in Germany on 22 May 1828, and I believe his parents names are Michael and Elisabeth LANG. I believe they came to America with him , but I do not know where they settled or where they are buried. Any info on them or his sibblings would be appreciated.


Mary Caudle


Looking for connections:

Ralph Roy WARNE (12/24/1918-9/9/1985, Sumner, Kansas, b. Belle Plaine Cem.), who married Nellora Irene MULLINEX. Their only child: Molly WARNE.


Lois WARNE, who married William K. STORY.



Looking for information on George W. BYROAD (d.7 Jan 1901 in London Twp or Wellington). He was living with his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Byroad Kirk (b. 1849 in Cambria Co, PA) and Joseph E. KIRK (b. 1840 in Ohio) at the time of his death. I would be interested in any clues as to where George was born or his parents names, and any information on Mary and Joseph Kirk.

Thanks, Sue Sablic


Looking for information abou the family of Henry Harrison Snyder (b. 1845 Whitley Co. KY, d.1923 Mulvane, KS) and Mary Elizabeth FARRIS. They were married Aug. 01, 1867 in Shawnee Co. KS

Carole Spencer


Looking for information on the Martin family who came to Kansas in the late 1800's. One of my gggrandmothers was named Sarah Kathleen MARTIN. She married a George Lincoln ASHWORTH. She had a sister who was either two years older or younger than she and she also had a brother named Albert Monroe. Her father's name was John MARTIN. He came to Kansas from Greensburg IN. The mother of the three siblings mentioned earlier died on the way to KS. John Martin later remarried and had several children. I have lost track of him though. I believe he lived in the Mulvane area/Udall area. I would really appreciate any info regarding John Martin and my grandmother's mother.

Chris Leslie


I am looking for information on the family of Stephen Douglas Perry (b. 1860/61 Springfield, IL, d. 1929) and Jennie Maud (Freeman) Perry (no dates known).

Their children were:

Elmer H. Perry, b. 30 July 1886 in Argonia, Sumner Co., KS, d. 1948
Blanche Perry (no dates known)
Earl Perry, b. 22 May 1890

There may be more children, these are the only ones that I have pictures for. Stephen was suppose to have a house in Kansas, but I don't know where it is, and I haven't been able to find the family in the census record.



I'm searching for any family info/ancestors of my great-grandfather, William H. CORZINE (dob?). He was born & lived in Caldwell KS until he was 13, then left to claim newly opened territory in OK. His mother was part Cherokee. He lived most (all?) of his adult life in Ponca City, OK and died in 1963. Please e-mail me if you can help. Thank you.

Joni Stout



I am looking for info on the Huffman family of Sumner Co, Kans. My grfather was John Yancy HUFFMAN b.1862 in MO. In the 1870's he and his brother Ed came to Sumner Co., around Caldwell. I believe his father was called Jerry (Jeremiah) and his mother was Nancy Pollard Tate Huffman. After the Cherokee Strip, they lived 4 miles south of Kansas state line, south of Drury in Grant Co. OK. Brothers were Ed, George, Frank. Sisters were Elizabeth, Alberta, Mag. John married Nellie Viola ELLISTON in 1897 in Sumner Co.

Vi Gee


Looking for any information on James Hutchinson VAUGHN, b. 1866, Mt. Sterling KY and his brother William Emmett? VAUGHN, b. 1869 Atchison KS. In an obituary of their sister Emma, who died in 1928, they were mentioned as "arriving from Dalton KS". They are sons of Calvin Foster Vaughan and Nannie Hatton who lived in Wellington at the time.

Joan Lewin


Jim LE FORCE dwas supposedly the first non-native American born in Sumner County. I believe he was honored at the Diamond Jubilee in Wellington and when I studied Wellington history in grade school, this was said to be true. My father was M.K. SEATON who died there in 1962 and my mother was a THOMPSON , born in Millerton near Conway Springs. She had many brothers and sisters all of whom lived in Sumner County. One was the mother of Chuck MILLER , who was a very well known recording star(House of Blue Lights). Hank THOMPSON was a Wellington city commissioner for many years as well as the yard master at the Santa Fe Yards. My dad was a conductor on the Santa Fe, but due to a hearing problem became the only night watchman the Santa Fe Tie Plant ever had. I have much genealogy information on the Seaton family, but very little on the Thompsons or LeForces. I know there may be some of the Thompsons still around Wellington and some LeForce descendents as well.

J. A. Seaton


I am looking for information on George Franklin LEWIS, b.26 Feb 1874 IN Caldwell; d.22 May 1949 Coffeyville, KS. He married Martha Margaret VERMILLION. His parents were Charles LEWIS and Susan Gibson JOHNSON.

Norma Brashear


Joe HOLLENSWORTH or HOLLINGSWORTH (b.1833 in Canada) married to Lucy L. VICKERY (b.1844 in NY), was in Walton, Sumner Co. in 1900 with child, William (b.1870) and his wife (b.1877), and Lucy's mother Hannah (b.1816 in NY). My GGmother was Lucy' sister, Fanny VICKERY. I have other information along these lines. I need help, please.

Bob Wright


I am looking for information on my great grandfather Eli WHITMORE. His son Edgar was born in Conway Springs, Sumner Co. Ks, 19 OCT 1880. Eli married Sarah RAY.

Mike Whitmore


Looking for information on William Thomas GORDON, b. 3/20/1885 in Sumner Co., KS, d. 1/5/1979 in Walters, Cotton Co., OK (parents - William Monte GORDON, Alice ROBERTS) m. Lillie Pearl ENYART

Cathy Scherler


Searching for information on Daniel Gauby MILLER b. 1867 OH and wife, Delilah WISE - probably lived near Conway Springs. Their daughter, Ada, married Joel Odell BOWSER in Conway Springs on 2 Oct 1909. Joel's parents were Jacob J. BOWSER (Brethren minister) and Celia Sophia THOMPSON. Any information appreciated.

Linda Doty
alternate email - because I travel in winter:


Family records show Iva FOSSETT as living in Caldwell in 1937. Her parents were Eveline TRIBBETT and Gabriel BECKWITH. Iva may have come from MO. Her brother and sisiter lived in Laverne, Mo. Originally the family was from Montgomery Co. IN. Please contact me to exchange information.

Norman H. Tribbett
801 Chelsee Way Lake Placid, FL


I am looking for Rosa Lee MOORE and Perry Douglas MOORE. Their parents were George Washington Moore and Tabitah J. Ferguson. Tabitha died in 1878 and George married Nancy Jane HALL in Nodaway County, MO. They moved to Sumner County KS, probably lived near South Haven. George & Nancy had several other children: Everett, Clyde (my grandfather), Gomer, & Florence. Clyde married Nora BRANN, daughter of John Simon BRANN. They lived east of South Haven.

If you have any information on Rosa and Perry, please e-mail me.

Gary B. Moore


I am looking for any information on any BRANN family member. My grandmother was Nora Margaret Brann, married to Clyde F. Moore. Her parents were John Simon Brann & Flora Wilson, who lived east of South Haven in Sumner County. John's father was Josiah W. Brann; his mother was Margaret Ann Hickman. They were married in Preble County, OH. I have been unable to locate any other information beyond Josiah. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Gary B. Moore

HUFFMAN / ELLISTON / REESE Looking for any information on the following families:

1) Jere HUFFMAN, who came from MO to run in the Cherokee Strip.

2) Jack ELLISTON, who lived in Caldwell, KS. He wed Margaret REESE in 1874. She died in 1888. He remarried. and he died in 1914 in Sumner Co.

3) Martin VanBuren REESE, b. 1832, m. Margaret FORD in 1857. He died 1923. He was a Civil War Vet and lived closed to South Haven and Drury.

Lawrence Gee


I am looking for orbituary for Tennessee Cornwell. b. 12/23/1863 and d. 2/7/1927. The Kansas Dept. of Health could not locate her death certificate but family members are certain she died in Kansas either Wichita (Sedgwick Co.) or Belle Plaine (Sumner Co.). It may be possible her first name is listed as Tennessee, Tennie, Jennie, or Jennifer.

Charles Bohnstedt


Does anyone have the records of the Anti-Horse Thief Association that started in Oxford in 1885? I've written to the Archives in Topeka and they don't have them.

Janet Thomas


I'm looking for any information on Clarence Richard SNEED and Everett SNEED. Thanks.

Robert R Sneed


NELSON, William A. b.1835 d.1907 lived in Sumner co. wife Sarah Luduska(y) ? b.23 July 1838. Known children William Thomas, John, Marion, Henry, Mary, Lewis.??

Lynn Bock


Need parents of Jane CRONE, b. 24 Oct. 1816, Crag Hall, England, d. 12 May 1890 near Zyba, Sumner Co., Kansas. Jane Crone married John Nixon in 1836 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. John Nixon was born 18 March 1815 in Teesdale, Nottingham, England, d. 19 Sept. 1900 near Zyba, Sumner Co., Kansas. They arrived at the port of New Orleans about the time of the Civil War. Their daughter, Tamar Nixon, b. 24 March 1841 in Kenton, England, d. 16 Jan 1910 near Zyba, Sumner Co., Kansas. On 1 Jan. 1867 she married Thomas Hall son of Thomas Hall and Elizabeth? Thomas Hall Jr., b. 21 Sept 1838 Durham County, England d. in a mine accident 21 Dec. 1874 in Colchester, McDonough Co., Illinois. I would like to correspond with their descendants.

Eve Cassady
PO Box 325 Canoga Park, CA 91305 USA.


Joseph L. KEARNS married Clara Belle CARPENTER in the Sumner County area around 1877, and died in 1929. He is buried in Wellington. Their children were Elsie M., John J., Mary H., Ellen N., George C., Earl R., Arthur J., and Ruth M. Earl R. was my paternal grandfather. I'm looking for any and all descendants of the rest of the clan. Any help appreciated.

David Kearns


I am searching for any information on John H. TENNYSON and family. I found them on the 1920 census in Sumner County, Kansas. The family came from Missouri according to my records. Sons listed on the census were Isaiah and Hobert. Wife listed as Sarah M.J. Thank you.

Lea Lyons


Looking for information about my grandfather's brother, LAFAYETTE SCOTT KERR, who married MARY DODSON in 1875 and lived in Summer County in 1880. Had a daughter, Mary M., born 1877.

Mildred Slavens


Looking for information on my wife's line from William S. CLARK: They lived in Albion Twp, Sumner Co., KS in the 1895 Census. There are Clarks living in Wellington today.

William S. Clark b. abt 1821 in WV d. 1899 in KS (Buried near Pretty Prairie, KS), sp. Mahala J. _____ (Mahala Jane Coggins - possible) b. in NC d. in KS, buried in Princeton, KY
2- Margaret A. V. Clark b. abt 1851 in TN, sp. A. F. McClaren marr. 1878 in Reno Co., KS
2- William Thomas Clark b. 1856 in TN, d. 1910 in Garden City, KS, sp. Ella Nora McClaren
2- Ally A. Clark b. abt 1859 in TN
2- Lucy Clark b. abt 1860 in TN, sp. James Rogers m. abt 1880 in Sumner Co.

Any information appreciated. Thanks.

Dan R. Sadberry


NELSON, William A.( b.1835 d.1907) lived in Sumner Co. His wife was Sarah Luduska(y) NELSON (b.23 July 1838). Known children were William Thomas, John, Marion, Henry, Mary, Lewis. I would be interested in any information.

Lynn Bock


Desire to exchange information with anyone researching the HARPER families of Sumner County, Kansas. Many with this name moved to Sumner County in the late 1800s from Henry and Jefferson Counties, Iowa, and there are no doubt descendants living today in the Sumner County area. Some allied surnames are SHAW, COOK, THORNBURG, NEWBOLD. I am anxious to hear from anyone who has information on this HARPER line.

Donna L. Cooper


Looking for information on NAZWORTHY family who were in the Caldwell area of Sumner county 1890-1920. John W. NAZWORTHY (1832-1919) is buried at Caldwell. He had children Lilly May who married a Wm. LOWE 1890 and later M.S. ALLEN. Another child Naoma Endora married George R. ARNOLD 1895 in Caldwell. She died 1919 at Enid but is buried at Caldwell. Also there may be a connection with the O.P. CALLAHAN family in Caldwell. Any information on these persons will be greatly appreciated.

Kay Fleming


Looking for any information on a Esta Irene Mc Cullough, b. 1910 in Caldwell. Parents' names were Will H. McCullough and Stella Bagwell.



I am searching for descendants of Jacob A. and Ehtel Hattie ZIMMERMAN (nee BUHR) JACOB (b. Apr 1870; m. 14 Jun 1890. Thanks.

Edna Felps


Seeking information on William O. TUTTLE. On 1885 Caldwell KS census, he was listed as a stagedriver. Believe a brother, Charles TUTTLE, also lived in the area. William b. abt 1860, in either OH, MI, or NY.

Barb Tuttle-Hurst


Looking for info on the desendents of John Wesley BOND and Marie (Heidelk) Bond. They were from around the Argonia area.

Jared L. Scheel


I am seeking information on James CROSS and his wife, Matilda LONGETROTH. According to the death certificate for their daughter, Elfie Ione (Cross) ADAMS, they were both born in Iowa. They resided in Belle Plaine, Sumner Co. in 1878 when Elfie was born. She had several siblings. A brother, Albert, resided and died in or near Wichita. I would appreciate any information on their children and on their parents. I am willing to share what information I have. Thank you.

Ron Ludwig


Perry A. LAWRANCE age 38, with wife Nannie and children Edith (7), Gracie (5), Winifred (3) and Harvey (11/12)is enumerated on the 1900 census Cowley Co. KS, Bolton township, as family 150/154. In 1910 Perry was enumerated in Wichita,Sedgwick,KS and Nannie was enumerated in Argonia, Sumner, KS. Another child had been born-Amy. Surname was really LARRANCE. I am researching LARRANCE/LAWRENCE family. Would like to contact descendants of this family.

Carol Vidales


Searching for descendants of John Jenson ZIMMERMAN and Margaret J. GEMBLER. Margaret born 15 Dec1849, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX: died 21 May 1929. Burial Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, Sumner Co. KS. Married Mar1867 in Adams Co. IL. Their children were:

Elizabeth "Lizzie",b. ca 1867, m. Frank WEYEN
Jacob A.B. b. Apr. 1870 IL
William John, b. 30 JAN.1872
Carl F., b. 1874 IL
Fredericka, 1876
Theodore J. ,b. Nov.1880 IL
Martin, b.Sep. 1882 IL
Lena, b. Feb. 1885 KS
Emma, b. Apr.1887 KS
Louie, b. Jun.1889
Herman, b.2 Aug.1892 KS, d. 8 Nov 1989, Wichita, KS

All of thefolks are descendants of Ludwig GEMBLER that settled in Bexar Co. TX in1850. Any info will be helpful.

Edna Felps


Isaac Louis BABB ( b. 1839 IN) & Cyntha (SNIDER) BABB (b. 1848 IA) lived in Lenapah Indian Territory, but several children lived in Montgomery Co, KS. Isaac and Cyntha moved to KS around 1877 and to Sumner Co. in 1880. Their children were:

Wm. Sherman BABB (m. 1st Minerva DeWITT in Chautauqua Co, KS, (2nd Mary Nugent), Henry Samuel BABB (m. Clara Ellen BENNETT), Louis Alford BABB (m. Minnie HYMAN), Martha Jane BABB, Charles Theordore BABB (m. Ina Parlee HOLSTIN), Rosa Mae BABB (m. Amos Phillip YOUNG), Isaac Allen BABB (m. Minnie Myrtle ALEXANDER), Elizabeth Ann BABB (m. J. E. STUDEBAKER), Tryphena Dell BABB, Frank & Frances BABB (twins), Mary Millie BABB (m. Wm ERNE, who owned Rose Hill Dairy in Coffeyville), and John Arther BABB

Loretta Hilbert or 707 S. Pedue Claremore, OK 74017


I am in search of any information on the BONNER and CRIDER families that moved to Wellington KS around 1880. Around 1884, Bird BONNER died in Wellington and her husband, Dodd BONNER lived there for an unknown length of time. William CRIDER and his wife Laura CRIDER lived in the Wellington area, probably around the same time. ANY information on an BONNER or CRIDER that lived in the area would be greatly appreciated!!!

Sven Pearson


I am researching the PENNYBAKER family of Argonia, Ks. They arrived in Argonia about 1886 by covered wagon. The parents were Charles and Catherine Pennybacker and the children were named Phoebe Jane, John, Mark William, Mattie, Nancy, James and Frank. John and Phoebe were born in Pomeroy OH. Mark William, Mattie, Nancy and James were born in Olive Hill KY. Frank was born in Argonia upon their arrival in 1886. Mattie married a William Warburton. Nancy married an Arthur Howard. Phoebe married a Mr. W. Elarton. If anyone knows anything related to these families I would like to be contacted at my e-mail address or through our P.O. Box 1116 Lyons CO. 80540. Thank you. Patricia Journeay (grandchild of James)


Looking for any info on Anton Harry DALL (1870-195?), Leif (Leit) PETERSON, Mrs. J. W. PRICE, Henry DALL (1875-1949), all possibly related to Fritz WACKER (1881-1961). All lived in and around Argonia, Sumner Co. KS.


Looking for Frederick EASTIBROOKS married to Permelia BURDICK (b. 1837 NY). Living in Sumner KS in 1897.

Carol l. Logan


Am trying to locate records in Sumner Co. prior to 1911. Ancestors lived in or around Argonia, KS, 1900-1904 era. William H. MOCABEE moved from Carter Co. Ky and farmed at Argonia, KS about 1900. His wife Bell passed away there 11-3-1904. After her death he sold the farm and moved back to KY and had her moved back to KY with him. I am trying to locate any type of record available to verify dates places etc.

Larry Mocabee


Isaac Branson MALCOM

Isaacs father and brother both died on the same day in Neosho county but I don't know what killed them. Shortly after they died in August 1871, Isaac moved his family to London Township in Sumner Coumty Kansas . I do not know what town they lived near (he was a farmer).

Isaac and Sarah had the following children:

Anyone interested in Isaac's family please contact me.

Micheal G.Malcom


I am seeking an obituary or any information regarding the death of Quincy Oscar THOMAS. Quincy was reportedly shot by the sheriff on 16 Nov. 1884 after a quarrel with a store keeper in Caldwell, Kansas. Anything would be appreciated! Thanks.

Don Watson


Seeking family members of Fletcher SIMPSON. He was my gggrandfather. He died Sept. 24, 1914.

Norma J. Finley


I am searching for any information about Jesse Alexander BENNETT b. 1872 (place unknown) m. Pearl JONES b. 1879 Kentucky. Family oral history says Jesse had siblings and that he came from the South. He married Pearl in Wellington, Kansas in 1894. They moved to Oklahoma and had a farm in Cleveland Co. where their two children Dophia and Adilie were born. Jesse died Feb 13 1930 and is buried in Denver Cemetary Denver, OK. Pearl moved on to California in the late 20's. Oral tradition also is that brothers moved to Oklahoma also. Can anyone help?

Thank you for your time and happy hunting!

Sandra Davis Blanton


Looking for any additional info on the following family: Frank RIGGS, Nora (Hayes Miller) Riggs, Dorthy Riggs

Keith F. Bain


Looking for any information on the following family:

DAVID PERRY HATFIELD b. Oct. 1859 in Ill. md. 1885 to MINNIE A. ?? b. Oct. 1869. and had the following kids all b. in Belle Plaine.



George W. EVINS ( b. 1863 Sep 4, Gallitan, Davies Co, MO; d. 1940 Oct 10, Perryton, Ochiltree Co, TX) m. Annis Cornelia NORET 1884 Mar 31, Wellington, Sumner Co, KS b. 1863 Feb 25, Waynesburgh or Canton, OK)
Harry Noret EVINS b 1885 Jul 13 Burlington Coffey Co KS m. Ada SHUTT

Sarah Jane EVINS of Cloud Co KS deeded land in Gallitan MO to George W. EVINS and Elizabeth E. EVINS 1879 Jan31 Deed was mailed to George W. EVINS of Emporia, Lyon Co, KS postmarked 1884 Mar 20.

Bill Tandy


Looking for Raymond BARNES or descendants. Raymond living in Wellington 1953. Step-son of Ray Davenport who died inOK.

Susan Laubengayer


My grandfather Hugh EWING was born near or at Geuda Springs, Sumner Co. He married Twila Marie DILLARD on 7 Dec 1921, at Winfield, Cowley Co. She also lived in Geuda Springs with her parents William J. DILLARD and Anna F. SHANER. Hugh EWING's parents were Stephen E. EWING and Grace McCOY. My mother, Dorothy Marie EWING was born on the DILLARD farm outside Geuda Springs in 1923. I am looking for any information that anyone may have. I will share all that I have.

Michael L. Goodman

3/31/97 I have ELLIOTTs who lived in Druary, Sumner Co. KS. Andrew G. who married Margaret WILSON. Both died and were buried in South Haven, KS. One of his sons was named Matthew Hale ELLIOT. Can any one tell me when he born and if anyone has family history on the Elliotts.

The BARBERs were Howard and Samuel. Can anyone tell me family history on them? Thank you.

La Vera Last


Looking for WILKISON (WILKINSON) in Sumner Co. KS. in 1908. An Obit of my grandmother, Mrs. Zion Saunders McVICKER, mentions MR. and Mrs. G.C. WILKISON. They are the children of Zion's sister, VIRGINIA SAUNDERS WILKINSON, who married NELSON WILKINSON in IOWA in 1861. Anyone who may recognize any of these names, please contact me.

Scotty Roberge


Need information on Albert H. & Mary Louise (Wolkins) Thom, who resided in Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kansas for many years. They were there in 1920, but may have moved there from Burr Oak, Jewell Co., as early as 1905. Children were Albert Emory, Robert Windfield "Ipp", Otis Henderson, Clarence Leroy "Roy", Minnie Frances, and George Earl. Albert H. passed away December 1921, and Mary Louise remarried to a gentleman by the name of W. W. SMITH. She passed away January 1934. I would like to know when theY moved to Sumner Co., what Albert H. did for a living, and any information on the children. Also would like to know when she remarried and what W. W. Smiths given name was. Any information or suggestions will be greatefully appreciated.

Katherine Mullenax


Seeking information on Minnie Frances THOM, b. 25 Sept. 1893, at Burr Oak, Jewell Co., Kansas, to Albert Hunter and Mary Louise (Wolkins) THOM. The family moved to Sumner Co., as early as 1905. Minnie married Harvey CZASPLINSKI, and they remained there, where they raised their child. I believe they had 4 sons, and 1 daughter, but am not sure, as other family members, remember details of this family differently. The older two children were Robert and George. Minnie was still alive in July 1959, but in frail health. I would like to know when she and Harvy passed away, and any information on the children.

Katherine Mullenax


Seeking descendants of Benjamin F. FLORY ( b 3 Oct 1860 d 12 Dec 1944) and his wife, Elizabeth ? (born 1881, died 1944). They lived in Sumner County, Kansas, but I don't know when they came there. Benjamin was the son of Samuel N. Flory and his wife Mary PALMER Flory, and was born in Johnson county, Iowa.

Benjamin and Elizabeth Flory had four girls, they were/are: Edith Mae (born abt 1908, married Thomas R. CORNELIUS on 21 Dec 1929 in Wellington, KS), Mary Elaine (born abt 1913, married Ernest S. Cornelius on 4 Jan 1930 in Wellington, KS), Ruth , and Virginia. I did not find any records on Ruth or Virginia.

I have pictures of this family, one identifies each of the daughters. Would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows of this family, or their descendants. I also would like to find obits or other records on the family from the 1900-1945 period.

Marlene Stillahn


-I'm looking for information on the CARRIGER family which lived in or near South Haven, Sumner County between 1850 and 1920. They were farmers. Patriarch was Mathias T. CARRIGER with his wife Francis WEBB. They had many children; Nathanial Jackson (aka Oscar Jack), Tennessee, William Tom, John, Tice, Charley, Catherine, Margaret A. and Susie. The family religious beliefs were either Lutheran or Baptist.

Steven Carriger


Hope you can help me. This is what I have of the Hatfield family in Belle Plaine, Summer Co. KS:

David Perry HATFIELD ( b. Oct. 1859 in IL) married Minnie A. ?? ( b. Oct. 1869) in 1885 and had the following kids all b. in Belle Plaine.

1. Calvin Peter HATFIELD (b. Nov. 20, 1888) md. Verna NEAL and he died Oct. 30, 1948 in Creswell, Oregon.
2. Warren W. ( b. Dec. 1886) and disappeared????
3. Julie A. "Lula" ( b. Dec. 14, 1891) md. ??Shoemaker and died Jan 1978 in Pomona, CA. She had 2 kids, Darleene, and HC Billy.
4. True George (b. Jan. 1, 1894; d. Jan. 1963 in KS).



My grandfather Hugh EWING was born near or at Geuda Springs, Sumner Co. He married Twila Marie DILLARD on 7 Dec 1921, at Winfield, Cowley Co. She also lived in Geuda Springs with her parents, William J. DILLARD and Anna F. SHANER. Hugh EWING's parents were Stephen E. EWING and Grace McCOY. My mother, Dorothy Marie EWING was born on the DILLARD farm outside Geuda Springs in 1923. I am looking for any information that anyone may have. I will share all that I have.

Michael L. Goodman


I have an ELLIOTT who lived in Druary, Sumner Co. KS. Andrew G. who married Margaret WILSON. Both died and were buried in South Haven, KS. One of his sons was named Matthew Hale Elliott. Can any one tell me when he born and if anyone has a family history on the Elliotts?? Thank you La Vera Last

The BARBERs were Howard and Samuel. Can anyone tell me family history on them??

La Vera Last


I am still searching for the parents of John Rollins BURNS, born in 1857 and died in 1929 in Grant Co., Okla,. His wife was Delia Herrin born in 1859. Maybe some rooter out there would be able to share info.

Bob Burns


I am looking for any information on William Louis Jarboe and Erzilla Emaline McMillan in 1880. They had 2 sets of twins, Winnie and Minnie and James and George Jarboe. All this occurred in Wellington. William also had other children who may have married in Wellington. Any help would be appreciated.

N. Spencer


Seeking information about Ida WRIGHT who married Robert G. CRAIG and was living in Wellington, Sumner Co, KS in 1900 and Wichita, Sedgwick Co, KS in 1910. Ida was the daughter of John Wright and Christiana DOWD who are buried in Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, KS. Robert and Ida had children Nellie b 1898, Robert b 1901, Anna b 1905, James b 1907 and Ellie b 1910.

Gene McMichael


SUMMERS - Sumner Co. Looking for descendants of Immanuel/Emmanuel Clinton SUMMERS Son of Robert Wilson Summers and Hannah Rafferty who died in Sumner Co. in 1927. Have lots of SUMMERS Genealogy to share, need info on Clinton who was the brother of my Grandfather Robert Benjamin Franklin Summers, otherwise know as "Frank".

Barbara Summers Stewart


Looking for Raymond BARNES or descendants. Raymond living in Wellington 1953. Step-son of Ray Davenport who died in Ok.

Susan Laubengayer


Researching George W. EVINS (b 1863 Sep 4 Gallitan Davies Co MO d 1940 Oct 10 Perryton Ochiltree Co TX) m Annis Cornelia NORET 1884 Mar 31 Wellington Sumner Co KN (b 1863 Feb 25 Waynesburgh OK or Canton OK).

Harry Noret EVINS (b 1885 Jul 13 Burlington Coffey Co KN) m. Ada SHUTT
Sarah Jane EVINS of Cloud Co KN deeded land in Gallitan MO to George W. EVINS and Elizabeth E. EVINS 1879 Jan31. Deed was mailed to George W. EVINS of Emporia Lyon Co KN postmarked 1884 Mar 20. Thank You,

Bill Tandy


Looking for any information regarding Frederick Whistler STROUP who was the father of Lettie, Lida, (Alida)Laura, Walter, and Ivan LeRoy or his wife Henrietta, nee FORD.

Francis Dale Stroup


Looking for any information on a Marvin Black b 13 Dec 1901 d July 1986 Belle Plaine, Sumner Co., KS. Who were his parents? Would someone be willing to look for an obituary on him. I am looking for a Marvin Black who lived in Kansas City in 1936.

Joan Black Lund


Looking for info on Roscoe DRENNON and Oddes OUSLEY. They were married and living in Sumner County in 1912. Would also like to find info on her father Ulysses Grant Ousley. He was living there also and believe he may have died there in 1922. Roscoe's parents were Sarah and Charles Drennon. Thank you for any information.

Paula Johnson


Need information on the two following Conway Springs, Sumner Co., KA, families, especially their death dates which were probably during the 1930's or 1940's. Both families were from LaPorte Co., IN. The families are Henry and Nancy Jane (Haverstock) GROVE, and Henry A. and Hannah Elizabeth (?Burdea) HAVERSTOCK. Any help appreciated.

Shirley A. Berndt


Looking for any evidence of people with the surname ABBOTT living in Sumner Co., KS, perhaps in the city of Milan, in the late 1800s. Possibly Sarah Ann (RAY) ABBOTT and husband John ABBOTT, who had grandsons William Abbott RAMEY and John Henry RAMEY, who may have lived there with them for a time. Any ABBOTT info greatly appreciated!
John Martin.


I am looking for information on Alexander McIntyre born in Ireland, but he died in Wellington, Kansas in Sumner County in the late 1800's. He married Mary Smith McIntyre who also died in Wellington in the early 1900's. They had a son Alexander Sherman Smith McIntyre who lived and died in Warren County, IL.

Pamela Knight


My grandfather's brother, Benjamin FLORY, lived in the Argonia area from approx. 1900 to his death in 1944. He may also have resided in Harper county. I believe he was a farmer. He and his wife, Elizabeth ?, are buried in the cemetery in Milan, Sumner County, KS. Only the year of their deaths are given, both 1944. Are there obit records available for Sumner county? What genealogy society is available to advise me on local sources of information. Benjamin and Elizabeth had four girls, I would very much like to contact their descendants. I do not know their married names. They would have been born approx. from 1895 through 1915. I do have pictures of this family.

Marlene Stillahn


I am looking for information about the WEBSTER families from Sumner county. My G-Grandparents, Henry and Anna (Harbor or Harbour) WEBSTER, settled in Oxford, Kansas in the in the late 1800's or early 1900's. The family is supposed to have a family plot in the Wellington Cemetary which is supposedly located on a hill overlooking the city. Their children were Henry, Walter, Maude (Married Sharard in Medicine Lodge), Frank, Hal,Clarence (buried in Northern Calif.), Earl, Luella (Married Davenport in Wichita), and Pearl (Married Lebo-buried in Chanute). Any help will be appreciated. Thank You. Carol Schoenthaler, RR 3 Box 100 A, Norton, Kansas 67654 Ph. 913-877-2254


My second-greatgrandfather, Christian LANG, lived in Sumner County for many years. I found two books of Sumner County tombstone inscriptions and both list his tombstone, but they give conflicting data. Can someone please help me find what the tombstones actually say?

One book calls the cemetery the "Spring Hill Cemetery". The other calls it the "Conway Cemetery #2". It is located in Spring Dale Township, R 3 W, T 31, sec 8, NE corner of NW 1/2. Location from Conway Springs: 1 S, 1 3/4 W, if any of that is of any use.

The inscriptions are cited in the two books as follows:

     Lang, Addie M.,  b. 5 Aug 1868, d. 27 Jan 1893
     Lang, Addie M.,  b. 5 Aug 1863, d. 19 Dec 1890
     Lang, Christian, b. 22 May 1828, d. 5 Jan 1897
     Lang, Christian, b. 22 May 1828, d. 1 May 1897
     Lang, Ida D.,    b. 2 July 1892, d. 8 Aug 1894
     Lang, Ida D.,    b. 27 July 1877,d. 8 Aug 1894

As you can see, the two books don't agree on the dates, and it is surprising that they do agree on the names. One book also lists a Lang, Katy E. b. 30 Jan 1869 d. 25 Jan 1893.

Warren Bittner


I am looking for information on my ggrandfather. The only information I have is that his name was James Morris...and that on January 9, 1876, in Sumner County, Kansas, my grandmother was born. Her name was Anna Retta Morris. She married Lee Calcote Stallings.

Frank Ashby Stallings


Seeking anyone with information on Delpha MAJORS (born c. 1864, in IL), who married Henry J. SWEARINGER in Conway Township, probably between 1879 and c. 1885. Swearinger or Swieringer - signatures are hard to read. They were living there as late as 1904. Her family (father Samuel, mother Eliz.) farmed in Conway Twp. from 1879 to 1887, and then went to Kingman Co. Delpha's siblings were Martha, Mary, Charles, Rebecca, Minnie, Eliza, and John A. (John born 1884).

Marian Smith


Does anyone have any information of a PRIER HAMILTON SPRADLING b. 16 Sep 1835. He came from Smith Grove, Ky. along with his son BENJAMIN FORESST SPRADLING b. 20 Aug 1869. They made the trek to Kansas by covered wagon in about 1881, and resided at Sumner Co. Would appreciate any information from anyone.

Thanks, BerthaPrier

Bertha Spradling


Looking for any information on William BLOOMFIELD and wife Amanda Mary CLARK who moved to Jackson Township, Sumner County about 1880 or shortly before. Children: Daisy E., Charles O., Della Mavel, George M., Absalom, William W., Ella M., and Jrol May. Della was born 18 July 1880 in Jackson Township.

Wayne Lance


Looking for the name of spouse of Lurlin MERRYMAN, born 20 Feb 1907 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS. Her husband's last name was KING, but I don't know his first name or anything about him. I do not know if they had any children. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Robyn Sheets


Searching for any information on the Earl W. MERRYMAN/ Florence CORNWALL family. They were married 24 Dec 1916 in Wellington, Sumner Co., KS. Their two children were Virginia and Murel (male). Murel was born Nov 1919. I do not have any other information on this family. If this family is one you are looking for, please e-mail me!

Robyn Sheets


I am looking for information about Albert KNIGHT. He married Elizabeth Ellen WILLIAMSON in Perry Co., IL in 1859 and they moved to Sumner Co., KS in about 1877. Some time between 1878 and 1880 he rode off on his horse and disappeared. His saddle and bridle were found on a fence corner not far from Wellington. My grandmother (his daughter) Elizabeth KNIGHT married Chris HARTMAN in Wellington in 31 Mar 1881.

Jesse W. Long


Looking for birth and death dates for Lewis Foster CHENOWETH (b.1828, OH; d.1918, Sumner Co. KS), son of John Foster CHENOWETH and Margaret FERGUSON and husband of Martha MORGAN, father of Mary Elizabeth CHENOWETH, Laura J CHENOWETH, Rachel Eveline CHENOWETH, Ellida M CHENOWETH, and Jessie CHENOWETH.

Betty Creath


I'm trying to find the death record, or information on the parents of my husband's great g-grandmother, Harriet Frances Lynch HOLMAN. She died January 8, 1897 and is buried in the Oxford Cemetery. I've contacted both the Sumner County Clerk (county records destroyed by flood), and the Oxford City Clerk. They've referred me to the director of the Oxford Cemetery. I plan to write to him.

I'd appreciate any leads or help you can give us. We're preparing for the75th annual Holman family reunion this summer, and it would be wonderful if we had some background information on this matriarch. To date, her background has been difficult to trace, although we believe that her father MAY have been a military officer in the Civil War (not much to go on).

Jan Holman


I am searching for ANY information concerning the ELLERTON/ELERTON/ELARTON family of Ohio.

My gg-grandmother was Jane ELERTON b. 1804 in Ross Co. Ohio. She married George ANTHONY (Jr) in 1826 in Jackson Co. Ohio. They moved to Indiana by 1843 and then she is listed as a widow in Appanoosa Co. Iowa in 1860. She moved on to Kansas with her children in 1872 and died in Sumner Co. Ks in 1894.

I do not have any information concerning her parents. I would appreciate hearing from ANYONE researching the ELLERTON/ELERTON/ELARTON name.

Linda McMillen


I'm trying to determine the ancestry of my Grandfather, Walter E. Taylor, born 1 April 1907, in Caldwell, Kansas. His obit stated that he was survived by his wife Ruby, brothers Oscar L., John, and Lee and three sisters Cora Mae, Mary, and Lena. Any assistance on this line will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time and consideration.

Jim Taylor


I am looking for information about my GGrandfather, John Conrad SWITZER. He was married to Nancy Lucinda RICE in Ohio. I do not have his birthplace nor his place of death, except that he died in Kansas and from old family records it appears that he may have died in Sumner County. He was born January 4, 1832. Nancy Lucinda was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, February 2, 1836. If you could help me I would be very grateful.

Rudy Switzer


I am searching information about Frank Jones born 1905 Dodge City. I think I have tracked him to Milan. I found a death date of Sept. 1978 in the Milan Cem. I need help on finding more information about his life. I think he is my grandfather, would like pictures or where to find them. Thanks for your help

Kenneth Plumb


I would like to hear from any one researching the Anthony family in Sumner County KS. My family line information is:

William Spencer ANTHONY b. 9 Dec. 1837 in Jackson Co. Ohio, died 3 Nov. 1885 Zyba, Sumner Co. KS., married Rowena (Reona) L. PACKARD on 30 Jan. 1860 in Appanoosa Co. IA. They had the following children:

1) Adline ANTHONY b. 29 Aug. 1860 died as infant.
2) Hanner ANTHONY b. 3 Feb. 1862 died as infant.
3) Mary Ann ANTHONY b. 3 Dec. 1863 in Iowa, married 7 April 1881 Sumner Co. KS to George REYNOLDS.
4) Delphine M. (Della) ANTHONY b. 8 Sept. 1865 in IA died in Whittier,CA. Married Enoch BOWERS.
5) Hattie Almina ANTHONY b. 17 Aug 1867 in IA, died 3 March 1951 in Tribune, KS. Married 15 Sept. 1887 to George Washington DAVIS at Wellington, Sumner Co. KS.
6) Spencer William ANTHONY b. 16 July 1869 in IA, died 5 Feb. 1956 in KS. Married Mary O. ALLEN
7) Emmey L.E.ANTHONY b. 1871 in IA, died 1873 in IA
8) George Milo ANTHONY b. 2 March 1872 in Topeka KS, died 3 March 1963 in Sumner Co. KS., married Hattie VORUTER.
9) David Beeler ANTHONY b. 1876 in Sumner co. KS. Married 27 Jan. 1904 to Amelia BROCK.
10) America May ANTHONY b. 27 Jan. 1879 Zyba Sumner Co. KS. 1st mar. 27 jan. 1894 to ThomasJefferson DAVIS at Wellington, Sumner Co.KS.; 2nd mar. ______ALLEN. 11) Joseph Bert ANTHONY b. 8 April 1879 at Zyba, Sumner Co.KS. Died 20 Aug. 1971 Mulvane, Sumner Co. KS. Married 28 Dec. 1904 to Alice Marie GREEN.

If you have any connections with the above families, I would like to hear from you.

Linda McMillen


I am seeking descendents of Louisa Conklin, born in Meigs County, Ohio to Robert Davis (born l817 in New Hampshire) and Mary Sarsons Davis. Conklin was one of three children. Others were Harriet Brundage (died Buffolo County, Nebraska 11-08-1879) and Charles Davis (died at Battle of Lynchburg during the Civil War).

Louisa E. Conklin was living at Oxford, Sumner County, Kansas, during the l890s. We know that because she petitioned for distribution on the will of her father, Robert Davis, who died in Lincoln County, Nebraska, Sept 4, l883. Mary Sarsons died in l841, and Robert Davis married Elizabeth McNeil. My line is descended through McNeil, but our family would like to find relatives from the first marriage.

Harriet Brundage (Conklin's sister) had three children. Fred Courtland Brundage (living in Buffolo County, NE at the time of the petition, and listed as age 8 when Robert died), Ada Maud Brundage, living in Berlin Heights, Ohio, and age six on Robert's death),and May Belle Brundage (age 10 on Robert's death, and living at Lebanon, Ohio). We hope to make a connection with these long lost relatives.

Al Davis


I am searching for information on Charles Duncan PERRY, b.4 Nov 1849 in Edgar Co. IL., d. 8 March 1987, Milan, Sumner Co., KS. He married Susan COLE in1876. She is also buried in Milan Cemetery. Their daughter Maude, was my Grandmother. She was born in Sumner Co. and buried in Danville Cemetery in Harper Co.

I have not been able to locate information on parents of Charles Duncan. My aunt Lois Allton of Wellington has searched for years for this information. Charles' mother's name was Parmelia, and he is listed on census with Ebenezer PERRY. One census lists first 5 boys as Heskett (including Charles) and later children as DUNCAN. They are on the 1850 Census in Clark Co. IL with Ebenezer Perry as head of household. I would like to unravel this mystery for my aunt. She is in failing health and it would mean a lot to her. She has searched for this connection for 25 years.
Marcia Higginson


I've been looking for my mother's sister and brother. I finally got her sister's death certificate. No ONE in the family even knew these 2 existed. They thought I was crazy. Mom use to tell me about them and that they was buried either with her mother or grandmother in Belle Plaine. When I got Clara Elizabeth's death certificate it confirmed she is buried in Belle Plaine.

The cemetery has no record of her or her brother, Roy Johnson. Clara died March 27, l913. She was 2 months old and was in St. Luke's Hospital, where she had been for all but one week of her life. She died of Inanition, which I found out was malnution or starvation. This, I think, is a genetic problem coming down thru the family line (due to an allergy to all milks and asthma developed at a early age) as it has happened to numerous children in the family.

Roy died on July 10, l909 (from my grandmother's death book). We found a empty spot at the cemetery between our great-grandparents, but don't know if the kids are there or with their mother. There is no stone.

Thanks for whatever you can do.

Edith Louthen


DeVore Family, City of Caldwell, Sumner County 1870s-1920s & later. I am looking for information on the DeVore Family who resided in Caldwell from the 1870s until at least the 1920s. My great great great grandfather Benjamin DeVore resided in Caldwell with his son, Harvey Jackson DeVore and his family. I would naturally like to know as much as possible about these relatives and their descendants. One of the main things I need to know is exactly when Benjamin DeVore died. He was still alive at the age of 82 in the 1880 Census. All of these DeVores, to the best of my knowledge, are buried in the DeVore Cemetery near Bluff City in Harper County. Also, if anyone could tell me whether it would be possible to obtain a copy of Benjamin's death certificate from Sumner County and how I could go about it, that would also be very much appreciated.


Martin L. de Vore


Looking for information on Lillian Mason, b. 7/9/1887. Parents were James Tanton (or Panton) Mason and Alice Engle. There may be other children. Both parents are buried in Sumner County.

Lyn Matthiesen


I am looking for info on James Floyd Baldridge (b. abt 8 June 1920-25, Sumner County), f. John Baldridge, m. Lettie E. Larrance (b. 1 Jul 1897, Sedgwick, Sedgwick). I am at a deadend, please help. Thanks

P. Welsh


Frank Jones, born 1906 to Thomas U. Jones and May Powell. Frank died Sept. 16 1978. There is no death record in Kansas. I need to know more about him and his life.

Kenneth Plumb


Inquiring about Allens and Howes in Sumner County in the 1890s. William Martin Allen was in the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1893 from Sumner County. His son, my father, Clifford D. Allen, was born in Corbin. My grandmother was Emma Alice Howe. Her father was Henry Hezakiah Howe and is believed to have lived in Corbin.

William Dale Allen


Hi I have a great grandmother, Sarah Catherine Sankey Thompson Runyan, buried in the cemetery in South Haven but I could not find her grave. Does anyone have the address of the sexton as I am going through Sumner county on my way to Arizona this fall. Also is there someone who would check death dates for pay at the county seat?

Pat Peterson


Willing to share info on any of the above names. They all lived in Sumner County at one time or another during the 1880's and then most of them moved on to Oklahoma (mostly Kay and Logan Counties).

Harriette Jensen


Looking for information on my great grandfather, Cleo Robert Riley, who died in Sumner County in 1895. Thank you for your time!

Rick Riley


Searching for names of parents of John Quincy HOLMES, d. 25 September 1901 South Haven, Sumner Co., KS. He was born in Lawrence Co., IN 14 November 1825.

Carole Spencer


Several families descended from the BOMAR family of Hardin, Hart, and LaRue Counties in KY moved to Sumner County. They included James Mathew CRUSE, Anna R. (Phillips/Barnatt) CRUSE, Nora Alice (Lenker/Lengsterf) CRUSE, William Colgan HODGES, Mary E. (Hodges) FERGUSON, Charles Robert MIDDLETON, and Evalina Lucina (Cruse) MIDDLETON. Will share ino regarding their Kentucky origins. Snail Mail only.

Tom Wilbur
1784 Mirabeau Drive
Okemos, MI 48864


Looking in Sumner County for Rockenbach in the town of Caldwell. Possible first names are John and Caroline. Pre-1890.

Rex Sands


I am trying to find out information on my great-grandfather, Nathanial McCombs, who lived in Sumner County after 1920. He and my great-grandmother had divorced. He had remarried and returned to live in Wellington. I know that he was a switchman for the railroad. I know he died in Sumner County, but I don't have a date. I tried writing to the Office of Vital Statistics at the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, but have been unable to get his death certificate. No record in the Social Security Death Index either. I would appreciate any help.

Mike Milburn


1920 KN: Sumner Co., Wellington 63-191-1-98 804 N. Washington St. Kellam, Charles A. 19 KN nephew to Huey M. Collins.

Robbintina Harrison

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