1872 List of
Barton County
Kansas
Residents

The following information comes from the 1912 edition of the book:

Biographical history of Barton County, Kansas.
(Great Bend, Kan. : Great Bend Tribune, 1912)

Spelling of names and other information are listed here as they appeared in the book. The book is held by the Kansas State Historical Society. It was republished in later years and both editions are available at many libraries

The names included in this list are those of people who resided in this county in the spring of 1872. The work of securing this information was done by D. N. Heizer who now resides at Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was compulsory to get these names before the county could be organized. The following gives the name, age and a description of the land owned by each individual settler. Some of the names in this list are of people who have long since left this part of the county, but will be remembered by those who were here when the county was organized:

John Hartley, 38.
Henry Cogle, 20.
John W. Meltor, 27.
Myron S. VanPelt, 25.
David E. Benedict, 23.
Elvin R. Benedict, 22.
Arsula M. Benedict, 1.
Jul. P. Bissel, 24, sec. 10, se qr 19-13w.
Ella M. Bissel, 24.
Minnie Bissel, 4.
Anna Bissel, 2.
Cora Bissel, 1.
David A. Greever, 23. sec 34, nw qr 19 sr, 12w.
Samuel Davis, 21.
E. J. Dodge, 50, sec. 10, w. hf aw qr 19, sr 15w.
Elizabeth Dodge, 43.
W. Dodge, 24, se qr 5 4.
Don Dodge, 22, sec. 10, e hf sw qr w hf se. qr
Jennie Dodge 17.
Lizzie Dodge, 15.
John Dodge, 13.
Maggie Dodge, 8.
Mary Dodge, 2.
Dave Dobson, 22.
Charles E. Dodge, 26, sec. 9, 5 qr (the writing at this point in the list is obliterated.)
T. Scherzmyer, 22.
Ira Lake, 47.
A. C. Moses, 45, sec. 10 nw qr 19, sr 13 w.
Naomi A. Moses, 32, sec. 9, ne. qr 19 sr. 13 w.
Arthur Moses, 21, sec. 10, ne qr 19, sr. 13 w.
Clayton L. Moses, 19, sec. 9, nw qr 19 sr. 13 w.
Edward W. Moses, 16.
William A. Moses, 14.
Lincoln E. Moses, 11.
Cassius M. Moses, 7.
Seward E. Moses, 4.
Edward W. Dewey, 22 sec. 4, 5W qr.
Hattie A. Dewey, 20.
Frank H. Dewey, 2.
William Dewey, 74.
Evan Thornburg, 44, sec. 4, 20-14 w.
Julia A. Thornburg, 32.
John S. Thornburg, 10.
William Thornburg, 1.
John McMullen, 35.
Lizzie McMullen, 32.
John McMullen, Jr., 13.
James McMullen, 4.
Benjamin McMullen, 3.
U. S. Hutchinson, 23.
H. C. Fox, 55, sec. 26, nw qr 20-15.
U. C. Bryant, 27.
J. F. Carter, 33, sec 26, sw qr 20-15.
Sandy Brown, 21.
Thomas Sublett, 22.
Lester Horn, 29.
J. D. Carpenter, 39, sec. 26, ne qr 20-15.
John W. Smith, 30, sec. 26, se qr 20-15.
F. C. Polk, 26.
L. M. Carter, 28.
A. C. Hunter, 22.
R. C. Graves, Jr., 21.
E. W. Hoch, 23, (afterwards became governor of the the State of Kansas.)
C. H. Milton, 24.
C. H. Bates, 22.
J. A. Arnold, 21.
W. F. Hoch, 27.
Geo. M. Jackson, 31.
Bland Searce, 21.
Henry Lytle, 25.
Wm. M. Smith, 32.
M. L. Burks, 22.
Robert Heckle, 23.
Wm. Bahler, 24, sec. 14, ne qr 19-14.
John Reinecke, 30, sec. 10, se qr 19-14.
Mary Reinecke, 28.
Anna Reinecke, 4.
Louisa Reinecke, 2.
Mary Reinecke, 1.
Henry Schultz, 30, sec. 10 ne qr 19-14.
Wilhelmina Schultz, 28.
Louisa Schultz, 3.
Levi H. Lusk, 39, sec. 3 sw qr and ne qr sec. 9 and Sec. 10, nw qr 19- 14.
Orson Howard, 43, sec 6, nw qr 19-13.
B. F. Putman, 40, sec 4, sw qr, all of sec. 5 but ne qr.
0. Buckner, 35, sec. se 14.
M. Falkner, 30, sec 9, nw qr r 14.
Thomas McCoughan, 22.
James, Holland, 35.
Sarah Holland, 26.
Wm. H. Odell, 39, sec. 30, ne qr 10-3.
Melda Odell, 37.
George H. Odell, 17.
Charles S. Odell, 15.
Edward Odell, 11.
Thomas Mitchell, 14.
Ida A. Mitchell.
Mary B. Mitchell, 14.
Jessie Odell, 4.
John Typer, 40.
L. C. Zollairs, 22.
Charlotte Zollairs, 22.
Ellsworth Zollairs, 10.
J. H. Taylor, 35.
S. H. Hedrick, 24, sec. 6, ne qr 19-14.
Lucy A. Hedrick, 22.
Wm. L. Hedrick, 1.
James Hart, 23.
Charles Roudebush, 22, sec. 28, se qr 18-15.
George Reynolds, 25.
M. Brining, 21, sec. 30, se qr 18-15.
Charles B. Worden, 28, sec. 34, n hf nw qr s. hf sw qr, sec 27.
C. F. Brining, 48, sec. 30, ne. qr 18-15.
Christina Brining, 44.
Fred Brining, 8.
Henry Brining, 5.
Rosa Brining, 11.
Christina Brining, 14.
Wm. W. Graham, 22, sec. 26 s. hf, sw qr and n. hf nw qr sec 35.
Mary J. Graham, 18.
Marsene Graves, 35, sec. 28, n hf sw qr and s hf nw qr.
Julia Graves, 34.
Louisa Graves, 6.
Aster Graves, 2.
Henry Cyr, 22.
Andrew Albright, 46, sec. 29, nw. qr 18-15.
Wilhelmina Albright, 51
Champ Mayfield.
Wm. Mayfield.
James Smith.
Sol. Basham.
Prudence Eller, 33.
Alex Keller, 33.
Margurite Keller, 12.
Margurite Keller, 12. [listed twice in book]
Catherine Keller, 8.
Charles H. Keller, 2.
James S. Hill, 35.
George Brandagee, 26.
Henry Thatcher, 23.
W. Stotts, 23.
E. C. Campbell, 33.
P. Q. Myers, 35.
George Lane, 22.
Hiram Collan, 25.
Henry Collan, 35.
A. L. Choat, 36.
L. T. Hedrick, 22.
W. G. Allen, 32.
Richard Sutton, 23.
Andrew Proctor, 22.
Nathan Field, 24, sec. 31, se qr 8-14.
George H. Barry, 24, sec. 33, sw 14.
Thomas Gibson 22, sec. 5, ne qr 19-14.
Henry Myers, 35, sec. 4, nw. qr 19-14.
William Yontz, 30, sec. 4, ne. qr 19-14.
F. Warring, sec. 34, s hf, sw qr 18-14.
Ed Mecklem 22, sec. 3, nw. qr 19-14.
George F. Mecklem, 45, sec. 3, ne qr 19-14.
Antone Wilke, 25, sec. 3, se qr.
A. H. Annis, 49, sec. 3, Sw, 19-14.
Sylvia A. Annis, 48.
E. N. Swan, 23, sec. 11, 5 hf Sw qr 19-14.
Ellen Swan, 19.
J. Moffat, 34, sec. 2, nw. qr 19-14.
R. Moffat, 37, sec. 2, ne qr 19-14.
Jessie, Swan, 1.
N. Douglass, 49, sec. 14, 5 hf, 5W qr and 5 hf of e qr.
William L. Cotton, 27, sec. 14, n hf sw qr and a hf se qr 19-14.
William C. Gibson, 47 sec. 14, ne qr.
Mary A. Gibson, 47.
Joseph Gibson, 12.
James Gibson, 8.
Charles F. Kinney, 30, sec. 12, nw qr 19-14 w.
Marguerite J. Kinney, 18.
Charles N. Kinney, 1.
Nate McKown, 35, sec. 12, sw qr.
Martha McKown, 3.
Nancy McKown, 3.
Hiram McKown, 1.
James McRoberts, 23, sec. 12, e. hf of ne qr.
Samantha McRoberts., 20.
Florence McRoberts, 1.
John Gruber, 33, sec. 12, se. qr 19-14.
Catherine Gruber, 32.
Antone Gruber, 12.
Mar Gruber, 4.
Julius Both, 26, sec. 20, n. hf sw, qr and s. hf nw qr 19-15 w.
Anna Both, 24.
Matilda Both, 2.
Henry Gien [Glen?], 45, sec, 8, nw. qr 19-13.
Elizabeth Gien, 40.
Harry Gien, 12.
Lizzie Gien, 9.
John Gien, 5.
Laura Gien, 18.
August Myers, 24, sec. 12, w. hf ne. qr 19-14.
Fred Strohmyer, 30, sec. 4, ne qr e. hf.
Frank Shyher, 27, sec, 4, aw. qr e. hf.
Nick Raefler, 24, sec. 4, ne. qr w. hf.
John Cook, 33, sec. 8, e. hf nw. qr w. hf ne qr.
William Cook, 23, sec. 8, sw qr.
Louisa Cook, 26.
John Cook, 5.
George Cook, 4.
William Cook, 3.
Henry Cook, 1.
Jewel Lasher, 29, sec. 4, w. hf nw. qr.
James Moreland, 30, sec. 7, se. qr.
William Gilpin, 30, sec. 6, e. hf se. qr.
John Gilpin, 28, sec. 6, w. hi se. qr and e. hf sw. qr.
John Dennis, 36, sec. 5, se. qr 19-13.
Nancy Dennis, 33.
Zura Cunningham, 11.
James Cunningham, 10.
Andrew Godsien, 33.
Clayton Zunzalos, 37.
John W. Light, 24.
Zack Light, 19.
James Edwards, 19.
Clem Jones, 33.
Isaac Barry, 25, sec. 32, ne. qr 19-12.
Nettie Buckbee, 20.
Titus Buckbee, 24.
Michael Stanto, 27, sec. 26, s. hf se qr sec 35, n. hf ne. qr 18-15 w.
A. W. Strong, 51, sec. 28, se qr 19-12.
Sarah C. Strong, 48.
Anna C. Strong, 17.
Wilkins A. Strong, 10.
R. A. Avery, 57.
Henry Beal, 28, sec. 14, 5W. qr 19-15.
Sydney Sterling, 22, colored.
Charles Williams, 30, colored.
Frank Day, 26, sec. 34, ne. qr 19-13 w.
Percy Preston, 23.
John Roberts, 28.
Harland B. Truesdell, 23, sec. 28, 5W. qr 19-13.
J. P. Brady, 26.
H. Davis, 27.
Trueman Foster, 30.
Phillip Matthews, 35.
John Morris, 24.
John Proctor, 25, sec. 34, a. hf sw, qr and n. hf se. qr 19-12.
John Williams, 23.
James Mulligan, 38.
E. Shaffer, 23.
James McWilliams, 40.
S. G. Cram, 23, sec. 26, nw. qr 19-12.
Cain Davis, 22.
J. T. Walker, 22, sec. 24, ne. qr 19-12.
Dave Grever, 23, sec. 32 nw qr 19-12.
M. S. Strew, 33.
Sudan Strew, 23.
James Howard, 28, sec. 34, 5. hf and a. hf 19-12.
Thomas Towers, 21, sec. 20.
Edward Reynolds, 36, sec. 14.
Mary Reynolds, 5.
Francis Reynolds, 24.
J. L. Reynolds, 41, sec. 23, w. hf.
Lydia M. Reynolds, 28.
Ada B. Reynolds, 12.
J. W. Mahan, 22.
James Cornwall, 57.
Jessie Morgan, 37.
John Riley, 24, sec. 24, se. qr 19-12.
A. J. Jamison, 36.
John L. Roberts, 34, sec. 24, sw. 19-12.
J. A. Moore, 24, sec. 24, nw. qr 19-12.
Ed Martz, 37.
J. P. Farrow.
E. Waring, 32, sec. 34, sw. qr 18-14 w.
Frank Phillips, 22, sec. 26, ne. qr 19-14.
Dave T. Spines, 27, sec. 26, sw. qr 19-14.
John A. Harbour, 22, se. 6, ne. qr 19-13.
S. S. Dennis, 46, sec. 22, se. qr 19-13.
Bettie Dennis, 38.
Belle Dennis, 17.
Allen Dennis, 13.
Susan Dennis, 15.
McClellan Dennis, 9.
Prudence Dennis, 8.
Bettie Dennis, 7.
Emma Dennis, 6.
Nathaniel Dennis, 5, nw. qr sec. 20-19-14.
Nancy J. Dennis, 4.
Sheridan Dennis, 3.
Logan Dennis, 2.
James A. McClellan, 29, sec. 20, ne. qr 19-13.
Lue A. McClellan, 27.
Fred A. McClellan, 3.
Edgar A. McClellan, 1.
Alfred Bellfield, 55.
Mrs. Bellfield, 50.
Laura Bellfield, 12.
Edward Bellfield, 10.
John Bellfield, 7.
Robert Bellfield, 1.
Charles. Bellfield, 14.
James R. Bickerdyke, 22, sec. 18, se. qr. 19-13
Hiram Bickerdyke, sec. 32, sw. qr.
George Moses, 27, sec. 32, nw. qr.
John Tilton, 28, sec. 32, ne. Ir.
Warren Peck, 24, sec. 20, nw. qr.
Nicholas Hauser, 25, sec. 20 se. qr.
Mrs. Addle Hauser, 23.
George Hauser, 1.
Nelson Carpenter, 35.
Mary E. Carpenter, 28.
Merrill Carpenter, 3.
John W. Pascoe, 38, sec. 18, nw. qr 19-13.
Grace Pascoe.
Rebekah Pascoe, 18.
Paul J. Pascoe, 11.
Libby Pascoe, 9.
Worth J. Pascoe, 5.
Maria L. Pascoe, 3.
Clara Pascoe, 1.
B. L. Morphy, 31, sec. 30, nw. qr 19-13
A. B. Robinson, 28, sec. 2, sw. qr 20-14.
Albert Sloan, 31, sec. 26, se. qr 19-14.
H. Taylor, 25, (the first lumberman in the country.)
C. A. Houston, 31.
S. S. Heath, 42.
William Ditts, 24.
George Yorksall, 22, sec. 18, ne. qr 19-13.
Alva Stanton, 23.
John Shepard, 22.
Simon Rilter, 42.
Erastus Propper, 22.
Caroline Rilter, 26.
Dona Rilter, 11.
Allie Propper, 22.
Limon Wilsey, 20.
Frank Emery, 24.
Thomas Decker, 26.
Flora Propper, 5.
John D. Glenn, 45, sec. 20, sw. qr 19-13.
Clara M. Glenn, 45.
Mack B. Glenn, 18.
Mary B. Glenn, 15.
Leliah Glenn, 13.
Wm. T. Glenn, 11.
Byron O. Glenn, 8.
Kittie Glenn, 5.
Wm. J. Morgan.
Morgan Morgan.
John M. Williams.
Ivan Jones.
Wm. James.
Elias Davis.
Eleanor Burnsides, 21.
Wm. Bell.
Richard B. Jones.
Daniel Gammon.
Charles. Zeiber, 22, sec. 18, sw. or 19-13.
Henry Shaffer, 38, sec. 30, se. qr.
Mina Shaffer, 35.
August Shaffer, 13.
Martha Shaffer, 2.
Henry Shridde, 35, sec. 6, n. hf n. qr and n. hf ne. qr 20-13.
Mary Shridde, 30.
Anna Shridde, 13.
Sophia, Shridde, 7.
Henry Shridde, 4.
William Shridde, 1.
William H. Lette, 25.
A. A. Hurd, 25.
Theo. Hurd, 50.
James McFarren, 32.
G. L. Brinkman, 31.
James Rice, 32.
Mrs. Rice.
Louis P. Frey, 27, sec. 24, se. qr 19-14.
Kate Frey, 27.
Wm. W. Hartshorn, 25, sec. 2, ne. qr.
Lucy Hartshorn, 22.
Eliza Hartshorn, 60, sec. 10, nw. qr 20-14.
Charles Ross, 5.
Henry Fruit, 29, sec. 10, ne. qr 20-14.
James G. Pounds, 22, sec. 22, se. qr 19-14.
Thomas Frey, 25, sec. 24, sw. qr 19-14.
Paul Schueck, 33, sec. 24, ne. qr 19-14.
Melissa Schneck, 28.
Leona Schueck, 4.
Lizzie Schneck, 2.
Luther Frost, 22, sec. 9, se. qr 20-14.
Lydia E. Frost 21.
Arthur Frost, 1.
Reuben Fry, 32, sec. 24, aw. qr 19-14.
Alice Frey, 24.
Arthur Frey 4.
Antone Brenner, 28.
Edward Tyler, 28, sec. 2, nw. ir 20-14.
Lydia Tyler, 26.
Leroy Tyler, 5.
Carrie Tyler, 3.
Barnum Tyler, 1.
A. Giddons, 24, sec. 34, se. qr 19-14.
Robert Johnson, 30.
Dan Rasure.
F. Word.
E. H. Vauness, 28.
M. Michael.
A. Parker.
J. McRea.
Charlea Cemester.
N. C. Calhoun.
M. J. Koones.
Ed. S. Stone, 28.
G. L. Stone, 40, sec. 32 se. 19-13.
Jane Stone, 38.
Georgia Stone, 16.
Dolla Stone, 14.
Josie Stone, 8.
C. W. Wiley, 38.
Emma P. Wiley, 28.
Ida B. Wiley, 10.
William Bruner, 45.
Thomas Keogh, 25.
James Keogh, 28.
Charles Minor, 23.
Frank Wood, 35.
J. C. Brien, 37.
George Wilkins, 26.
Abe. Cutler, 38.
Louisa Cutler, 30.
George Cutler, 12.
Captain Eddy, wife and child.
Charles Adams, 24.
James P. Davis, 38.
James O'Neil, 21.
David Wheeler, 22.
John Bagley, 35.
M. E. Welsh, 28.
Maggie S. Welsh, 27.
Manford Welsh, 3.
Robert Furrough, 33.
Susan J. Furrow, 33.
William N. Furrow, 12.
Ida B. Furrow, 10.
Alice I. Furrow, 4.
Clara E. Furrow, 1.
D. Bowles, 22.
W. R. Smith, 28.
George Murray, 22.
John Relay, 24.
U. E. Price, 35.
Harry Lovete, 25.
Sarah Carver, 25.
Jennie, Ziegler, 17.
George Towers, 21, sec. 12, se. qr 19-13.
Maria A. Towers, 28.
Lottie Towers, 5.
Frank Towers, 3.
E. V. Reuger, 40, sec. 20, sw. qr 19-12.
Maria Reuger, 30.
Emmet Reuger, 3.
Ella Reuger, 3.
Marguerite Reuger, 80.
Andrew McKinney, 36, sec. 28, ne. qr 19-12.
Maria McKinney, 30.
Liberty McKinney, 11.
Mary B. McKinney, 7.
Frank McKinney, 7.
Charles McKinney 4.
Flora McKinney, 1.
Arthur V. Halley, 27, sec. 30, sw. qr 19-li.
George Halley, 22, sec. 30, se. qr 19-11.
William Hager, 24, sec. 26, se. qr 10-12.
John Halpin, 40.
Cyrus Winston, 24.
A. Burlinson, 29, sec. 32 nw. qr 19-11.
Mrs. W. W. Burlison, 28.
Sarah J. Burlison, 3.
Thomas Corbitt, 60; sec. 20, 5W. qr 19-11.
Albert G. Corbitt, 30, sec. 20, se. qr.
Mrs. Corbitt, 60.
Miss Corbitt, 21, sec. 20, nw. qr.
Erastus Carriens, 30, sec. 6, n. hf ne. qr and se. qr of ne. qr and ne. qr of the n qr 20-11.
William H. Grant, 21, sec. 32 ne. qr 19-11.
Wilton W. Halsey, 30, sec. 32, 5W. qr 19-11.
Mary Halsey, 27.
Ellsworth Halsey, 11.
Wallace Halsey, 5.
Estella Halsey, 2.
W. W. Halsey, 32, sec. 32, se qr 19-11
Mary P. Halsey, 30.
Eliza C. Halsey, 4.
William C. Halsey, 2.
Michael Murphy, 26.
George Laws, 20.
John Lissur, 22.
Lawrence Baily, 18.
Alonzo Baily, 26.
James Broderick, 28.
James McCarthy, 23.
William Burke, 24.
Marion Whitney, 22.
W. H. Smith, 24.
Lee M. Collins, 35, sec. 4, n. hf se. qr and s. hf ne. qr. 20-11 w.
Laff Shouse, 23, sec. 12, nw. qr 20-11.
Sarah Shouse, 18.
Laff Shouse, Jr., 1.
Emanuel Dubbs, 29.
Noah Broombaugh, 25.
Francis Broombaugh, 21.
Angelina Dubbs, 21, wife and child.
Luella Broombaugh, 2.
John Dinsmore, 21.
M. Black, 30, sec. 2, w. hf, sw qr and 5 hf nw. qr 20-11.
J. M. Reaugh, 53, sec. 10, ne. qr 20-11.
Melissa Reaugh, 47.
John T. Reaugh, 25.
Clarke Reaugh, 22.
Ellen Reaugh, 19.
Addie Reaugh, 17.
Laura Reaugh, 29.
David Reaugh, 4.
E. L. Houston, 32, sec. 12, ne. qr 20-11.
Carrie Houston, 30.
James W. Houston, 7.
Frank Houston, 2.
Lena Houston, 1.
Charles Meacham, 35, sec. 12, se. qr 20-11.
Mary Meacham, 34, (five girls and on boy.)
Lute Bannon, sec. 12, 5W. or 20-11.
Robert Dickenson, 42, sec. 2, ne. qr 20-Il.
Henry Huffines, 32, sec. 22, ne. qr 10-14.
S. S. Hutchinson, 36, sec. 34, se. Qr 19-11.
William W. Hutchison, 12.
C. L. V. Hutchison, 10.
L. L. Hutchison, 7.
J. C. Hutchison, 4.
Dan Dodge, Sr., 53, sec. 34, sw. qr 19-11
Dan Dodge, Jr., 7.
Josiah Carr, 28, sec. 34, aw. qr 19-11.
Elizebeth Carr, 25.
Ollie Belle Carr, 5.
Hattie Carr, 3.
William Wiley, 23, sec. 34, ne. qr 10-11.
Seth D. Hubbard, 24.
C. J. Hilt, 21.
T. L. Morton, 35, sec. 14, se. qr 19-15.
C. J. Whitney, 23.
W. Leak, 31, sec. 32.
Nelson H. Ritchie, 32, sec. 32, se. qr.
Henry Dacus, 24.
A. J. Jones, 30.
J. C. Fairchild, 22.
Michael Riney, 21.
Charles Anderson, 27.
Peter Brown, 29.
John Riney, 28.
Cleia Riney, 30.
J. C. Martin, 60.
B. Cullen, 35.
Hiram Brooks, 26.
Ellen Brooks.
Carrie E. Brooks.
William Magova, 28.
Martha A. Smith, 36.
Thomas T. Smith, 13.
Anna C. Smith, 11.
Charles B. Smith,
James L. Smith, 4.
Rasa Smith, 1.
Leslie B. Smith, 7.
Dannie Jackson, 28.
James Jackson, 7.
Thomas Jackson, 4.
William Cornwall, 14.
Bettie Cornwall, 12.
Thomas Cornwall, 18.
Mrs. Cornwall, 50.
George Cooper, 22.
T. Baker, 25.
H. C. Jackson, 33.
S. E. Day, wife and two children.
Thomas King, 40.
Biddie King, 38.
Thomas Carroll, 8.

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