Elouise Rebecca Crockett married William Foster and Nathaniel Brockey

Elouise (Louisa, Lula) Rebecca Crockett, daughter of our James Kelly Crockett and Millie Ann Stricklin, and sibling of our Samuel Kelly Crockett, was born 1870 Nov 2 in Boone County, Missouri. 1895 Jan 5 she married William W. Foster, who I don’t locate in the Chautauqua County cemeteries. They had no children. In 1900 she […]

John Wesley Pershall and Jennie Kirkpatrick

Lucretia Jane “Jennie” Kirkpatrick, who married John Wesley Pershall, was a daughter of William Robert Kirkpatrick and Zilpha “Jane” Strickland, sister of our Millie Ann Stricklin who married James Kelly Crockett (direct line of this blog). All these families settled in Chautauqua County, Kansas. PERSHALL, JOHN WESLEY AND JENNIE From a “Chautauqua Co. History” F748 […]

John B. Ellis on the Free Love Community at Berlin Heights

I include the below as James Allen Noyes and Caroline Atwell were connected with the free love community at Berlin Heights, and it’s known that some early residents of the free-thought community of Liberal came to there from Berlin Heights. It is shortly obvious that the writer had little sympathy for the group, but then […]

Henry Shock image from book frontpiece

Henry SHOCK image from book frontpiece courtesy of Judy Berndt Henry Shock, Jr., son of Henry Shock and Sarah Elizabeth Holtzapfel, was sibling to John Shock, of this blog’s line. From “Pioneer Families of Missouri”, Page 410 “Henry SHOCK of Germany, emigrated to America and settled first in Pennsylvania, from whence he removed to Greenbriar […]

Henry Shock (1740-1818) and Sarah Elizabeth Holtzapfel (1751-1818)

Henry SHOCK was born abt. 1740-42 in Germany and, according to “Pioneer Families of Missouri”, emigrated to Pennsylvania then Greenbriar County, Virginia. Henry died at about the age of 78, 7 Feb 1818, at Twistville, Braxton County, West Virgnia (formed in 1836 from Kanawha, Lewis, Nicholas and Randolph Counties, and was called Nicholas County at […]

William George Jack and Ermie Lemmon

WIlliam George Jack bio from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918; transcribed October, 1997. SOURCE: US GENWEB 5 Nov 2000 WILLIAM GEORGE JACK, M. D. Though born and reared on a farm and […]

William Fillard Lemmon and Martha Eliza Crockett

William F. Lemmon married Martha Eliza Crockett, daughter of James Kelly Crockett and Millie Ann Stricklin. Martha was a sibling of direct line. The Lemmons resided in Chautauqua County, Kansas. General Notes Willard Fillard LEMMON was born June 13 1848 in Knox County Ohio, died at the age of 83 on Sept 24 1931, and […]

Michael Strickland Family


Michael Kelly STRICKLIN, son of Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth Shock, was born 23 Dec 1842 in Boone Co. MO., the 13th of 14 children. He was a sibling of Millie Ann Strickland, of this blog’s direct line. He married (1) Mercy Jane Arnold about 1869, then married (2) Gormelia Elizabeth FAIRCHLD b. 1856 IA on […]

James Daniel Brewer and Anna Liafe Marriage


James Daniel Brewer married (1) Maude Mary Uhlman, then (2) Anna Dora Liafe. James Daniel Brewer was a son of Daniel Levi Brewer and Catherine Hedden. Settling in Chautauqua County, Kansas, he was a sibling of direct line. Image is courtesy of Edward Henderson.

James Daniel Brewer (1849 – 1916)

James Daniel Brewer was a son of Daniel Levi Brewer and Catherine Hedden. Settling in Chautauqua County, Kansas, he was a sibling of direct line. General Notes James Daniel, b. 13 April 1849, KY to 18 July 1916, Niotaze, KS. He married, on 16 Sept. 1867, at Catholic Mission, Neosho, Kansas, Amanda ULHMAN (also given […]