Tuesday, March 09, 2010

So!, They Lived In Kansas.

You would think that these names would be posted on my Kansas site, that’s true but then I realized that there are other ancestors out side of Kansas, that are researching this family line. And they may not know they had any connections to Kansas. Some may know of their connection with Kansas, but have no idea on how they got here and why they stayed here or what they did for a living or any thing about their lives in Kansas.

Some of these names will have pictures, while others will not but all will have a link to their Biography, so you can read their full story.


Edward Payson Allen, was born in Green County, Kentucky, January 3, 1843. He received all the advantages of the schools at Greensburg, Kentucky, but at the age of eighteen in 1861 enlisted for service in the Union army as a member of Company E of the Thirteenth Kentucky Infantry, under Colonel Hobson. He was made first sergeant, and after three months was promoted to a lieutenancy, and bore that rank when he received his honorable discharge after three years at Louisville, Kentucky. He fought in some of the great campaigns of the war, was at Mills Springs, at Shiloh, Perryville, Stone River and many minor engagements and skirmishes. In later years he enjoyed the associations of his old comrades in the war and took a very prominent part in Grand Army affairs.
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/bioa/allenep.html

George L. Banks.

George L. Banks, On the 6th of June, 1861, in response to President Lincoln's first call for volunteers, Mr. Banks enlisted as a private in Company C, Fifteenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which gallant command he proceeded to West Virginia and took part in the engagements at Greenbriar and Elkwater. Later he was a participant in the memorable battles of Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and Chattanooga. In the battle of Chattanooga he was thrice wounded but his injuries were not serious and he was incapacitated for a few weeks only. Mr. Banks was color sergeant of his regiment in the storming of Missionary Ridge, and most gallantly did he acquit himself on this historic field. The colors were shot down six times, and Mr. Banks himself was wounded on the first and last of these occasions. He was first shot in the ribs, and after regaining consciousness he was again wounded,—this time through the top of the head. His severe injuries incapacitated him from November, 1863, until January 14, 1864, and on the 25th of June of the latter year he was mustered out.
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/biob/banksgl.html

Lucetta S. Carter.

Lucetta S. Carter, was born at Enosburg, Vermont, July 11, 1828, and is a daughter of David and Ruth Stevens (Wilson) Fassett. The paternal ancestors of Mrs. Carter went from Scotland to Ireland in the sixteenth century. The real name of her great-great-grandfather was Patrick Macfairson. He changed his name to Fassett on account of some land grant. It was this ancestor who emigrated to America from Rock Fassett Castler Ireland, in 1700. He located at Hardwick, Massachusetts, but prior to the opening of the Revolutionary war the family had removed to Bennington, Vermont. His son, the great-grandfather of Mrs. Carter, was an officer in the Revolutionary war, and is recorded as Capt. John Fassett.
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/bioc/carterls.html

John M. Copeland.

John M. Copeland, In 1861 he volunteered his services to the Union army, and was a member of Company H in the First Illinois Cavalry. He served a year with that organization, and was assigned to the western branch of the army. Most of his duties were of a scouting nature. From a history which has been written of the regiment the following terse description of the service is taken: "Bushwacked and jayhawked for twelve months among the swamps of south and east Missouri; captured one hundred and seven prisoners, two hundred and nine horses and mules and a large amount of ammunition and arms." During one skirmish with the enemy Mr. Copeland had a horse shot from under him, but the only personal injury sustained while he was on the march was due to the carelessness of one of his comrades. After his honorable discharge at the end of the year he took service in the sutler department, and thus followed the armies of the Union until the close of the war. After the war Mr. Copeland engaged in farming
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/bioc/copelajm.html

Sarah A. Cole.

SARAH A. COLE, M. D. In a state which has thrown open the door of opportunity to women in many vocations and professions Doctor Cole, of Lincoln, Kansas, is one of the distinguished women in the field of medicine and surgery. She has been a successful practitioner for nearly thirty years, and has spent a great part of that time in Kansas.

She was born October 23, 1855, on the high seas while her parents were en route from Ireland to America. Her primary education was obtained in the schools of West Virginia. As a girl she taught school in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In 1882 she came to Kansas and until 1886 taught school in Lincoln and Ottawa counties. Doctor Cole began the study of medicine under a private tutor, and in 1887 entered the Homeopathic Medical Department of the State University of Iowa, where she was graduated with the degree of Doctor of Medicine March 5, 1889.
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/bioc/colesa.html


Charles Wood Davis was born at South Dartmouth, Massachusetts, on the 17th of April, 1832, and was a scion of the staunchest of colonial stock in New England, where his ancestors had been prominently concerned with the shipbuilding industry as well as with general seafaring activities, the original American progenitor having landed on the Massachusetts coast in the year 1630. John Davis, a minuteman of the Colonial forces in the War of the Revolution, was a representative of this family and was the first man to sacrifice his life in the first engagement with the British forces at the ever memorable battle of Lexington. The Davis family has been represented in every polemic conflict in which the nation has been involved prior to the Spanish-American war. Lieut. Alexander G. Davis, a brother of the subject of this memoir, was an officer of the Twelfth Michigan Volunteer Infantry in the Civil war and was killed in the battle of Shiloh, on the 6th of April, 1863. The parents of Charles Wood Davis were birthright members of the Society of Friends and at the time when he was born his father was engaged in shipbuilding and seafaring pursuits.
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/biod/daviscw.html

David Stewart Elliott.

David Stewart Elliott, father of the late Captain Elliott, was born at Lewistown, Pennsylvania, was reared and educated and married in that state, and was an editor by profession. He served as a soldier in the Mexican war; and though quite an old man at the time he enlisted in 1861 in a Pennsylvania regiment of infantry. He was in the service in Kansas, and his company was on its way to Fort Smith to assist in repelling the Price invasion of Missouri and Kansas when he was killed by Quantrell's men at Baxter Springs. This was in 1864. He and others of the command were captured by the Quantrell raiders, were lined up against the wall and all shot. This Pennsylvania soldier whose record deserves special mention in any history of Kansas had only one child, the late Capt. David Stewart Elliott. The mother of Captain Elliott was born at Everett, Pennsylvania, in 1822 and died at Coffeyville in 1892.
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/bioe/elliotds.html

Freeman R. Foster.

Mr. Foster was bitterly opposed to slavery, and at the outbreak of the Civil war, as his sentiments were well known and as the country was in a decidedly unsettled condition, he returned to Pennsylvania with his wife, principally for her protection. While in that state he enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Thirty-seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, as first sergeant, and with that organization took part in numerous engagements, including the battles of South Mountain, Antietam and Chancellorsville. He was honorably discharged in 1863, and shortly after Quantrell's famous raid on Lawrence, Kansas, he and his wife, much against the will of their parents, returned to the Sunflower state. Mrs. Foster was left alone on the prairie farm, while Mr. Foster, with others, organized the Second Regiment, Kansas State Militia, of which he was elected sergeant-major. The most noted encounter of this regiment was the battle of the Big Blue, October 22, 1864, in which the Kansans defeated the enemy.
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/biof/fosterfr.html

Ansel B. Hackett.

Mr. Hackett spent four years and one month in the service of the Union army. He enlisted August 6, 1861, in the First Kansas Light Artillery, Captain Moonlight, and did not receive his honorable discharge until September 7, 1865. Much of his service was on the frontier, in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas, until 1864, when his regiment was transferred east of the Mississippi and took part in the great campaign which the battles of Franklin and Nashville were the culmination. Earlier in the war he fought in the engagements of Cane Hill, Prairie Grove, Dry Wood, near Fort Scott, and throughout the Curtis campaign in Arkansas. After being sent first to Tennessee in 1864 he was in the battle at Johnsonville, and then in those bloody conflicts at Franklin and Nashville. When the resistance of the Confederate arms was broken down by the last named battles, he remained with Thomas' army around Huntsville, and the end of the war found him and his comrades at Chattanooga.
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/bioh/hacketab.html

James Madison Harvey.

James M. Harvey enlisted as a soldier in the Union army. He organized Company E, Fourth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, at Ogden, Kansas, and was mustered into the service at Fort Leavenworth, and from 1861 to 1864 was captain successively of Company E, Fourth, and Company G, Tenth Kansas Volunteer Infantry. He served with honor in the campaigns in which his command took part, and was mustered out in 1864. On October 19, 1864, he was commissioned colonel of the Fourteenth Regiment, Kansas State Militia, called out for service in repelling the raid of Confederate General Price.
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/bioh/harveyjm.html

Gottlob Ziegler.

He was born March 16, 1843, in Wuertemberg, Germany, and at the time of his death was sixty-seven years, eight months, four days old. While he died in Salina, he was laid to rest in Marysville cemetery. When he was four years of age his parents had come to the United States and located at Sidney in Shelby County, Ohio. Gottlob Ziegler grew up in Ohio, gained a common school education, and though only a boy at the time proved his patriotism and devotion to his adopted country by enlisting in the Union army on September 5, 1861. He went out with Battery M of the First Ohio Light Artillery, and was in active service for three years. At the close of the war he returned to Sidney and resumed a place in the country store where he had been employed before the war.
Biography: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/1918ks/bioz/ziegleg.html

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