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Diggin' Up Bones: Obituaries of Deerfield, Fairview, and Miscellaneous Kearny County Cemeteries, Kearny County, Kansas

By: Betty Barnes

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1997

Seller ID: B0790

ISBN: 0788407902

Condition: 336 pages, 5.5x8.5, 1997, 5.5x8.5, paper, alphabetical, 336 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The vast majority of the book (about 300 pages) deals with the large Deerfield Cemetery, of which a map is provided. The second part deals with the smaller Fairview Cemetery and the final section is a miscellaneous listing of obituaries dating back to 1877, before Kearny County was organized. In addition to providing the lot, block and section numbers used to locate the gravesite, each entry typically contains information from the original obituary for the deceased that appeared in a local newspaper or another source. All the records include date of birth; date of death; names of spouse(s), ch... View more info

Image for Diggin' Up Bones, Book IV: Obituaries of Kendall Lydia German Lutheran, Lydia Lutheran, Lydia Methodist, and Shockey Cemeteries -Located in Grant, Hamilton and Wichita County, Kansas

Diggin' Up Bones, Book IV: Obituaries of Kendall Lydia German Lutheran, Lydia Lutheran, Lydia Methodist, and Shockey Cemeteries -Located in Grant, Hamilton and Wichita County, Kansas

By: Betty Barnes

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2001

Seller ID: B1878

ISBN: 0788418785

Condition: 196 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2001, 5.5x8.5, paper, map, 196 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Betty Barnes is like a social archeologist whose painstaking endeavor to uncover faces from the past has resulted in yet another revealing volume of Diggin’ Up Bones. The subjects of Book IV, many of them early pioneers, are buried in five Kansas cemeteries: Kendall, Lydia German Lutheran, Lydia Lutheran, Lydia Methodist and Shockey, and include burial dates from the late 1800s to the present time. By matching obituaries from local newspapers to the occupants of the marked gravesites the author resurrects the lives of those beneath the tombstones and creates an illuminating resource for... View more info

Diggin' Up Bones, Part I and II: Obituaries of Lakin and Hartland Cemeteries, Kearny County, Kansas

By: Betty Barnes

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1995)

Seller ID: B0370

ISBN: 0788403702

Condition: 848 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1995), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 848 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


848 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1995), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 848 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

The Kansas Conflict

By: Charles Robinson

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1892)

Seller ID: R2175

ISBN: 0788421751

Condition: 499 pages, (1892), 2002, paper, index, 499 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


An exceptional account of the struggle between Free-State and Slave-State parties, recounted here by one of "the most conspicuous and influential leaders of the Free-State party," Charles Robinson, who was the first Governor of the State of Kansas. This book includes the following topics: Slavery and Anti-Slavery, Colonization Society, American Anti-Slavery Society, Liberty and Free-Soil Parties, Weapons and Machinery, Characteristics of Contestants, Eastern and Western Settlers, The Overland Route to California in 1849, The Sacramento Riot, Situation in the East, Eli Thayer and his As... View more info

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Indian Place-Names: Their Origin, Evolution, and Meanings, Collected in Kansas from the Siouan, Algonquian, Shoshonean, Caddoan, Iroquoian, and Other Tongues

By: John Rydjord

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1982

Seller ID: 117638

ISBN: 0-8061-1763-X

Condition: 392 pages, 9 x 6, paperback / softcover, University of Oklahoma Press


The great variety of Indian place-names in Kansas resulted from attempts to create a pernament Indianfrontier in the West. Beyond Missouri and Arkansas lay the Great American Desert, and there the Indians from the East were urged to settle, supposedly free from the white man's frontier. Consequently, Kansas has Indian place-names not only from its early native inhabitants (Siouan, Caddoan, and Shoshonean tribes) but also from the Algonquians, Iroquois, and other eastern groups, and even a few from the West.The study of place-names has many facets - linguistics, geography, legends, literatu... View more info

History of Emporia and Lyon County, Kansas

By: Laura M. French

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1929)

Seller ID: F0346

ISBN: 0078840346X

Condition: 286 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1929), 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, 286 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This book traces the development of both a town and the county in which it resides from their origins in the 1850s through the original publication. The first half of the book provides a chronological account of the development of Emporia. Following this is a section detailing the growth of Lyon County's other towns: Americus, Hartford, Plymouth, Neosho Rapids, Reading, Olpe, Allen, Admire, Bushong, and Miller. The remainder of the book deals with every aspect of Emporia and Lyon County life, including religion, politics, commerce, education, social organizations, local manners and customs, an... View more info

The Cahills of Cincinnati and Related Families, Including the Doanes of Osborne County, Kansas, and the Davises of Lee County, Iowa

By: Richardson Dougall

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 1990

Seller ID: D3611

ISBN: 0788436112

Condition: 322 pages, 8.5x11, 1990, 8.5x11, paper, index, 322 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The first three parts of this book attempt to trace the descendants of three separate and apparently unrelated Cahill families which are nevertheless linked through marriages into the Mullane family of Cincinnati. Part I - by far the largest part - deals with the descendants of the centenarian James Cahill, who came to the New World in 1820 and in the 1830’s settled as a farmer in Delhi Township of Hamilton County, Ohio, just outside Cincinnati (many of his descendants lived in the city itself). One of this James Cahill’s granddaughters, Amelia Cahill (Mrs. Eleazar Bales Doane)... View more info

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The Life and Times of Lawman Joe Thralls

By: Tom S. Coke

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2006)

Seller ID: C3561

ISBN: 0788435612

Condition: 206 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2006), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 206 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Were there really lawmen like those portrayed on TV? Were there others besides the handful mentioned in Wild West books and movies? Yes! Joe Thralls was the unflinching model of what a peace officer should be: reserved, steady, and consistent. Joe Thralls spent his entire career as a lawman and town leader in Wellington, a much-traveled area of the west situated near the Chisholm Trail in Sumner County, Kansas. Joe Thralls was a respected member of Wellington from his arrival in 1871 till his death nearly fifty-seven years later. That span saw him as a constable, city marshal, deputy sheriff, ... View more info