Colorado Unknown County



Submitted by Jerry F. Adamson on Tue Mar 17, 1998

ADAMSON: searching for All ADAMSON 's but particular for Oscar E. dob June 1898. He and brother Clarence with parents in KS 1910 Census, but not in 1920 KS Census. They are believed to have been in Colorado (1920)looking for jobs and land. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
Jerry F. Adamson

Menendez, Diaz, Alvarez, Elliott

Posted by Barbara W. Rio on Wed, 30 Sep 1998
Surnames: Menendez, Diaz, Alvarez, Elliott

Seeking any information re: Virginia MENENDEZ b.aft. 1880 in Sandamias, Asturias, Spain, d/o Segundo MENENDEZ and Esperanza DIAZ . She followed her 3 brothers to America and lived w/ Narcisso MENENDEZ in Brooklyn, NY. Candido MENENDEZ died in Cuba & Francisco MENENDEZ raised his family in Tampa, FL. Virginia supposedly m. Phillip ALVAREZ in NY in the 1920s and they had a daughter, Teresa ALVAREZ , who m. Dale ELLIOTT c. 1945 and later moved to Colorado taking her mother with her.


Submitted by Heather Jo Anderson on Fri Mar 20, 1998

SEARCHING FOR AN ANDERSON . I am searching for a relative who was a native of Michigan, Gratiot County to be exact. He moved to Colorado in the mid to late 1800's and established a sheep farm. Shortly thereafter he died. (He froze to death in an abandoned well during a snowstorm.) Apparently there was a search for his kin back in Michigan, but his father refused to believe his son had died and so the estate was never officially settled(or at least as far as the family knows). So if you are familiar with this story or know of Joe ANDERSON son of Alfred ANDERSON and a native of GRATIOT COUNTY, MICHIGAN please contact me.
Thank you.
Heather Jo Anderson


Posted by Peggy Ramer on Sat, 07 Nov 1998
Surnames: ARNY

I am searching for the place of death for William Edward ARNY . He came to Colorado in 1881 from Santa Fe, NM with his wife, Cecilia Chacon and 15 year old son, Cyrus. His parents were William F.M. ARNY and Selina Craft ARNY . Any help appreciated. Thank you. Peggy Ramer



Submitted by BalcomCny on Fri Apr 10, 1998

Rosie Etta BARNES b. Denver, CO January 21, 1882. Brother James (Barns) Barnes listed during the the 1910 Oklahoma Census as 25 years of age, born in Colorado while living with Rosie and "Bud" in Oklahoma, this would place his birth date about 1885, both siblings listed parents as born in Arkansas.
Rosie Etta Barnes met Henry Sylvester Lawley in Decatur, AR in 1899, they married in Hector, Pope County, AR in 1899. Rosie and Henry (Bud) Lawley parented five children, three born in Hector, AR and two born in Johnston County, Oklahoma. Rosie Etta Barnes Lawley died of a burst appendix in 1913 and she and her husband are buried in the Emet Cemetery near Milburn, OK. The only documents to date are a marriage license and the OK census showing a Rosie Etta Barnes .
I would appreciate any information that may be available on the Barnes family in Colorado.
Thank you.


Submitted by Sondra Gregory on Wed Feb 4, 1998

I am looking for any information on a Peter BARRETT born Ohio 1844. Married Mary Eva OGILBEE . He died in Colorado sometime after 1930. No other informaion.
Thank you.
Sondra Gregory


Posted by D'Arcy Hande on Fri, 04 Sep 1998

Anne Marie BERGE LEOPOLD was born at Valders, Manitowoc Co., WI, 3 Apr 1868. She married a man by the name of LEOPOLD and lived somewhere in Colorado. We know of two children: Bertha LEOPOLD , who married Harold GATES , and Helen LEOPOLD , who is said to have been adopted after her father's death. Details are sketchy, but I would welcome any information on these people and their descendants.


I would like to hear from anyone researching the Bethune name. My husband's 2x great grandfather William Densmore BETHUNE born May 1860 in TN lived in Colorado in 1885. He had a daughter named Maude who was born here. He later moved to Arkansas.

I have William's descendents and parents and grandparents as well as cousins to share. I would like to locate siblings for William. Can you kelp me?

Black, Williams

Posted by Rhonda Gorman on Wed, 14 Oct 1998
Surnames: Black, Williams

I know that this is a long shot, but I am frustrated while working on my family history. My grandmother was named Florence Alice Williams . She was born October 9, 1904. She had siblings by the name of Minnie and Frank. My problem is the only information that I have about her pass is that she and her siblings lived in many orphanages in Colorado since their mother passed away while they were young. They believed their mothers surname to be Black . Their father couln't keep them due to his job working on the railroad. Any helpful advice would be appreciated.
Thanks for reading my post!


Submitted by B. J. Cecil on Sun Jan 18, 1998

BRICE , Joseph Samuel. Born Pike County MO in 1848-49. Married Emily Grant in Putnam County Mo in 1868. Parents were, Samuel BRICE & Harriet FIELDS . Joseph's siblings were John Brice & Armilda Brice . He also had seven half brothers and sisters from his father's second marriage to Agnes Jane Montgomery . Joseph was living in Colorado in 1897 when his father died.
Thank you.
B. J. Cecil


Submitted by James R. Baker on Mon Jan 12, 1998

Need information on Jesse and Elmira ( BAKER ) BRIDGES who were married 1858 in Nodaway co. MO. They both lived in IA. They were thought to have gone to CO. Also G.W. and Elmira ( BAKER ) MERRY , who were married 1880 in MO.
Thank you.
James R. Baker



Submitted by Diana Sieg on Sat Jan 3, 1998 CHAFFEY, BONITA CLARA born 1/12/1901
Thank you.
Diana Sieg


Submitter: C Clark Date: 14 May 1998

Attempting to locate information on Howard Winfrey Clark , born Canyon City, CO in 1902-1905. Lived in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction. Last known record worked for Western Union in 1929.


Posted by Terry Brown on Tue, 23 Jun 1998

I am searching for Charles Stevenson b: abt 1880 in Colorado his father was C. H. Stevenson , mother M. Cline or Kline . I have no other information on C. H. Stevenson or on M. Cline or Kline and I am not sure what county they lived in. If you have any information on this family, please contact me. Thank you, Terry Brown


Posted by Janice Mandile on Tue, 07 Jul 1998

Unknown co in CO. Looking for Edward Cole who was born in Hancock co IL. parents- Anna Maloney and Willard Gay Cole . Edward served in WWI and came to CO to work on a dam.


Posted by Audrey Grey on Mon, 10 Aug 1998

Looking for any information regarding my grandparents William N. Coleman and Letha R. Estes or Esters . Only information I have is that they met in Colorado. I assume it was before my mother was born in the year 1920. In 1920 they moved to Michigan. William was born in Kansas in the year 1889 and Letha was born in Michigan in the year 1891. I assume they lived in Colorado sometime between 1889 and 1920. Letha parents were Harry Estes or Esters and Salina Estes or Esters . Williams parents were Dr.? Coleman and Martha Coleman . Both William and Letha were African Americans. William's occupation was a truck driver or a chauffeur. Any information or comments on where I should be looking please e-mail Thanks


Posted by Mary Harkins on Sat, 29 Aug 1998

Seeking death info on May Allen Connery who died in 1906 somewhere (?) in CO. Possibly murdered by husband. Does anyone have info?


Posted by Daryl Miller on Mon, 08 Jun 1998

Im trying to help a friend find her ancesters, she is not sure of the county but is looking for any information on Juan Pedro Mase from Colorado was married to Rebecca Cordova , they had a daughter named Manulatia Mase . Manulatia was married to a Gomez . Would be willing to trade information. My friend thinks they may come from the area of Gray Creek or Trinidad Colorado.Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Gray Creek & Trinidad Posted by Lee Zion on Mon, 15 Jun 1998, in response to MASE OR CORDOVA , posted by Daryl Miller on Mon, 08 Jun 1998
Gray Creek and Trinidad are both in Las Animas County.



Posted by Inez Jackson on Wed, 26 Aug 1998

I am looking for the family of William DARK and his wife Cynthia DARK . Their children were Clylde DARK , Ota DARK , Chester DARK , and Cecil DARK . On the federal census of 1920 Cecil states that he was borned in Colorado. However I find that the federal census for 1910 of Colorado have not been indexed, so I am in the dark as to how to find them there in Colorado.Thanking you in advance Inez


Submitted by Robert C. Hooper on Tue Feb 3, 1998

Looking for information on Henry T. DAUM . paternal grandfather. reportedly born in Colorado about 1897, moved to Butte, Mt. married Dorothy TELLING about 1919 ...two sons Robert and Henry. divorced in the early 1920's. subsequently killed in a mining accident in Washington state (1930's?) Thank you.
Robert C. Hooper


See Alvarez


Submitted by Ellen Bisson on Tue Apr 14, 1998

Edwin (or Edward) Henry DUNHAM died in CO on 10 June 1890. Where? He was my Grandmother Josephine Dunham's Father; the husband of Zerelda Cutting ; married in Rice County, KS on 31 July 1873; Josephine was born there on 31 July 1874. Josephine's sister Harriett (Hattie) was born in Granada, CO on 31 January 1876. Grandmother's records state her father was buried in Gunnison. Not so says the alpha listing of Gunnison's cemeteries. According to "Gunnison Review Press," 21 June 1890, he died in Colorado Springs of Bright's disease (alcoholism) after many years in Gunnison as caterer and hotel keeper. Zerelda divorced?/remarried ca 1880 and lived in Pueblo until her death on 28 Feb 1936. Again, where is Edwin Henry Dunham buried? Do we know any more about him? Your help is truly appreciated.
Thank you.
Ellen Bisson


Posted by Erin Jansa on Thu, 05 Nov 1998
Surnames: Duran

I am searching for my grandfather, Julian Guadalupe Duran , who I believe was born in Colorado in the 1920s, although I do not know where. In 1944 he was in Portland, Oregon.



Submitted by Leland Eaton on Sat Feb 28, 1998

EATON Joseph, his wife Josephine and three kids moved to CO about 1885 (? ). When in CO. his wife died.(she was born in France) He then went to Iron MT, minn and I have letters placing him ther in 1899. Any info would be welcomed! I have much more to share with decendants!
Thank you.
Leland Eaton


Submitted by Patricia Linderman on Sat Feb 28, 1998

EDWARDS , "Pete" about the 1870s or 1880s moved to CO. Was reportedly employed in law enforcement. He was my g.grandfather's brother, g.grandfather's name was William Wesley EDWARDS . We think that Pete, William and other brothers unknown to us, came to this country from Wales, possibly abt 1870 - 1880, to work the coal mines in MO.
Any info would be helpful in locating these men.
Thank you.
Patricia Linderman


Posted by Bill Williamson on Wed, 15 Jul 1998

Unknown County-Seeking a thread on Richard Emerson b. 1823 in Boston and lived in Colorado. Married to Margaret Wade who is believed to have been born in 1824 and arrive Port of Newe York from Ireland and came to Colorado.


Posted by Bill Williamson on Sat, 08 Aug 1998

Continuing to seek info on Richard Emerson b. 1823, probably in Boston, and moved to Colorado and may have appeared in 1860 census in Colorado and Margaret Wade Emerson b. 1824 in Ireland and arrived at Port of New York and moved to Colorado with Richard. May have subsequently migrated back to Virginia or their issues may have moved to Va. Help!

Esters--See Coleman

Estes--See Coleman

Elliott--See Alvarez



Submitted by Ed Sontag on Mon Feb 16, 1998

Trying to find any information on Theodore ( Gabe ) FELDMAN and his wife Evlyn (Pansy ) Sontag Feldman . Evlyn would be my aunt . Her brother was my father Edward W. Sontag . The Feldmans had children named Edward Mary Evlyn Theodore ( Pat ) and twins
Mary E and James . They lived from the late 1890's until 1950s or 60s ( not sure ) in Colorado.
At one time Tk Feldman lived at 1440 20 th Street
Thank you.
Ed Sontag


Submitted by Jean Jones on Tue Feb 10, 1998

Thomas Durant Fish b. 1891 Indian Territory (OK) married Annie ??? moved to Colorado and is reported to have died there possibly of Miner's TB. Tom is my grandmother's brother and I would enjoy exchange of data with his descendants.
Thank you.
Jean Jones


Posted by Mary Pitoniak on Tue, 09 Jun 1998

Searching for info on my paternal grandmother, Dorothy May FERGUS . My father's birth certif states she was born in Colorado. Either 1897 or 1898. No county info available.


Posted by Alice Rains Walter on Sun, 04 Oct 1998
Surnames: FERGUSON

I am searching for the family and descendants of my Grandmother, Isabell Dilley FERGUSON . Two brothers and one sister resided in Colorado. John Stephen Anderson FERGUSON , b. 1861 in Illinois. Burrell Skinner FERGUSON b. 17 Sep 1865, and Mary Louisa FERGUSON b. 4 Dec 1867 m. Richard Poston. They were the children of Marmaduke Edmund FERGUSON and Sarah Ann GREGORY . The family migrated from Illinois to Missouri after the Civil War and remained there until about the 1890's. Some returned to Illinois, some went to Colorado, and two went to Arkansas.
I would like to share the information that I have with anyone interested. I would really like to correspond with the descendants of John S. A. FERGUSON named George b. 1891 and Clifton b. 1892.
Thank you. Alice Rains Walter


Posted by Jon E. Orr on Tue, 04 Aug 1998

Flint , Clara Jane, b Feb 27, 1883 in Belmont , Michell Co. Kansas . Spent several years in Onondaga Co. New York last heard of in Colorado 1955 .


Posted by Mo O'Neil on Monday, December 14, 1998

Seeking information on Henry & Minnie Fluke , listed on Dawes Rolls as Cherokee, late 1800s, early 1900s. Daughter "Bessie Mae", possibly Elizabeth Mary, married John M. Edwards .



Submitted by Thomas M. Garrison, Jr. on Mon Apr 06, 1998

I'm looking for three daughters of Thomas M. GARRISON (b. 1858, York Co., S.C., d. 1896, I.T.): Viola Garrison (b. 1889, AR), moved to Indian Territory in the 1890s, and finally married a LeRoy Glaze in Prosser, Washington, in 1906. It is presumed that she moved to Colorado shortly after her marriage. Tommie Garrison (b. 1896, I.T.) married a fellow by the name of R.M. Westmoreland in Oklahoma in 1915. It is also presumed she moved to Colorado after her marriage. Mary Ann Garrison (1883, AR), married first, Luther Johnson , in I.T., 1898. They had a son , E. Claude Johnson (b. 1906, AR), who moved to Colorado in the 1930s from Woodruff Co., AR.
Thank you.
Thomas M. Garrison, Jr.

Gates--See Berge


Submitted by Joanne Gentry on Sat Mar 21, 1998

Sarah Jane Gentry Harris , born Feb 4th 1844 in Benton Co. Mo. Died April 1877 ?Co. Married John Harris . Both buried somewhere in Co. Brother Tom Gentry lived with them for awhile. He drove a stage from Walsenberg to Creede in early to middle 1800's. Would like to find where they are buried and any children. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Joanne Gentry


Submitted by Dennis W. Gillespie on Sat Mar 14 , 1998

GILLESPIE . Searching for any information on Martha Cross Gillespie (b. July 19, 1809) and son Alexander M. Gillespie (b. ca1848) who moved from Grant County, WI to Colorado after the death of her husband, John Bowen Gillespie , on Nov. 6, 1972. Hope to find names and data for any descendants of Alexander. John and Martha moved to Wisconsin from Virginia. John is my g-g-g grandfather.
Thank you.
Dennis W. Gillespie


Posted by Jill Eaton on Thu, 18 Jun 1998

I'm trying to locate where in Colorado Luther George Hill GREENE lived. He lived in Colorado from about 1860-1868. He was in the National Guards, but did not fight during the Civil War. He was married to the former Adelaide Amelia Miller , and after leaving Colorado Territory, they settled in Neosho County, KS. I have information on most of his life except for the years spent in Colorado. This couple's first child, Frank H. GREENE was born in Colorada around 1865.


Posted by Melanie Carroll Portilla on Tue, 21 Jul 1998

I am looking for any information on Daniel and Manuela Portilla . They immigrated from Spain to the US. Daniel came to Colorado to work in the coal mines. Manuela's maiden name was Gutierrez . They had four children: Antonio, Gonzalo, Pedro, and Maria. I know they also lived in NY. I have practically no information on this side. Please email with any info. Thanks in advance.

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