Harrison R Kelso

  • Birth: ca. 1814 KY
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Source: 1860 Kansas Territorial Census. Bourbon County. Pg 147 Post Office: Fort Scott. Film Page: 491 Harrison R. Kelso 46 M Farmer -2,700 Ky(?) Mary Kelso 44 F Housewife Tenn John R. Kelso 21 M Mo Mary A. Kelso 19 F Mo Eliza J. Kelso 15 F Mo Benjamin H. Kelso 12 M Mo William C. Kelso 9 M Mo George L. Kelso 6 M Mo Garrison M. Kelso 6/12 M Kan

Note: names preceding this listing in the census are all professionals - postmaster, attorney, jailer, merchant, clerk.

Source: 1870 Missouri Census. Jackson County. Kansas City 1st Ward. Reel #352. Page 421. Kelso, Harrison R. 57 MW Policeman KY Mitchel, Mary 16 FW Keeps House VA Kelso, Ben H. 21 MW Labor Mo Kelso, William 19 MW Mo Kelso, George 15 MW Mo Kelso, Garrison 10 MW Kansas Kelso, Eliza 23 FW At Home Mo.

Source: 1880 Kansas Census. Bourbon County. Scott Township. Page 15. C 323

Kelso, Harrison WM 66 Carpenter Kentucky Ken Ken Kelso, Eliza J. W F 34 Daughter Keeping House Missouri Ken [unreadable]

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas http://www.ukans.edu/carrie/kancoll/books/cutler/bourbon/bourbon-co-p5.html#FORT_SCOTT_P1 COUNTY ORGANIZATION. The county was organized September 12, 1855. S. A. Williams, as Probate Judge, administered the oath of office as Commissioners to Col. H. T. Wilson and Charles B. Wingfield. B. F. Hill was appointed Sheriff and William Margrave, Deputy Sheriff of the County. On the 17th of September, the following officers were appointed: Clerk, James J. Farley; Constable, John F. Cottrell; Justice, Thomas Watkins. William Margrave had been appointed a Justice of the Peace in December, 1854, by Gov. Reeder and was the first Justice in the county. On the 15th of October four additional Justices and three Constables were appointed, and as Treasurer, A. Hornbeck; Assessor, W. W. Spratt; Coroner, H. R. Kelso.

Fort Scott is situated in the eastern part of the county, five miles from the Missouri State line. It is on the south bank of the Marmaton, on ground sufficiently uneven to admit of excellent drainage. It is surrounded by a natural amphitheater of hills, from whose summits a splendid view of the city and adjacent country may be obtained. Fort Scott has been styled by a certain writer and not perhaps unjustly, the “Pittsburgh of Kansas,” on account of its present and prospective importance as a manufacturing center. Its natural advantages are both numerous and great. There is an abundance of building stone, lime, cement, coal, water and natural gas, the latter, however, has not as yet been utilized. As the country is settled up and developed, Fort Scott must naturally increase in population and importance; and she may, by a continuance of generous and judicious assistance to such new manufacturing enterprises as may desire or as may be induced to locate there, not only rapidly enhance her own interests and gro wth, but may also largely aid in the development of the agricultural interests of the surrounding country.

From 1842 to 1854, Fort Scott was nothing but a military post. In the latter year the troops were withdrawn, and on the 16th of May, 1855, the buildings erected by the Government at a cost of about $52,000, were sold at auction. The block farthest toward the west, which was afterward known as the Fort Scott or “Free State” Hotel, was bought by A. Hornbeck for $500; the next block east by Col. H. T. Wilson, for $300; the next by Edward Greenwood for $505; and the next one farthest toward the east by J. Mitchell for $450, or a total of $1,755. The families of Col. Wilson and Capt. John Hamilton were the only ones not in the employ of the Government at the time of the withdrawal of the troops. Col. Wilson continued to conduct his store, which stood on Market street near the present location of Has. Clark's agricultural implement house. The first hotel in the city was opened in the west block of the old Government buildings by Col. Thomas Arnett.


In this latter year, the Territory of Kansas was organized, and settlers began to enter what is now Bourbon County. Among the earliest of these, whose names are now ascertainable, were the following: In 1854, Nathan L. Arnett, in Marmaton Township, and Gideon Terrell, William and Philander Moore, in Pawnee Township; in 1855, Guy Hinton, in Walnut; Cowan Mitchell, James Guthrie, John and Robert Wells, and David T. Ralston, in Marion; in 1856, John Van Syckle, Samuel Stephenson, and Charles Anderson in Franklin; D. D. Roberts and Joseph Ray, in Freedom; H. R. Kelso, A. Ward and Col. Bullock, in Scott; Ephraim Kepley, the Stewarts, Bowers and Halls, in Mill Creek; Gabriel Endicott, David Claypool and others in Drywood. David Endicott assisted the Government in the survey of the neutral lands, and Edward Jones, one of the earliest settlers in Marmaton Township, built the first saw mill in the county, except the one built by the Government, already mentioned. Mr. Jones' mill was erected in 1856, on the Marmaton, n ear the present site of Marmaton Village. At first it was only a saw mill, but later a grist mill was attached. In Timber Hill Township, the earliest settlers were T. K. and T. B. Julian, father and son, June 4, 1854; F. D. Myrick, in November, 1854; and M. E. Hudson, in 1855.

* Notes on finding ancestry of Harrison R. Kelso * Mark Hicks * mhicks@bizmark.com * 03/27/2001

1870 Missouri Census Bourbon County. 549. Scott Twp. _ 37 MW _, Mary A. 28 FW Keeping Home Missouri _, Millard 2 Kansas _, _ 5/12 Kansas Monroe Kelso 10 At school Born: Kansas _, _ 32 New York _, Mary R. 7 New York

http://joe_kelso.tripod.com/census/censusKS.htm Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#

1859 KELSO H. R. Bourbon County KS 005 Scott Twp KS 1859 State Census Index KS02611479

1870 KELSO MONROE Bourbon County KS 549 Scott Township Federal Population Schedule KS 1870 Federal Census Index KS01264011


http://www.rootsweb.com/~mogrundy/kelso.html Extensive genealogy of Samuel Kelso family of Grundy County MO Family comes from SC. No reference to Harrison or Benjamin.

No KELSO's in census or marriage for Jasper County 1850.

http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&gsi=113082121&db=gedind&prox=-1&f0=KELSO&f1=HARRISON“Sketch of the life of George Kelso and the Chronology of his descendents” written July 1908 by H.H.B. typed by lfh in the possession of Bill Seger

http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=gedfam&ti=0&f0=H11884D&f1=328 George Kelso 1730-1790 m. Jane Kerr 1733-1790 abt 1750 John N Kelso 1755 - 17 Apr 1813 Fayette Twp Allegheny PA George Kelso 1760- Cumberland PA m. Lutitia Walker [based on dates, I don't believe these are George's children. Perhaps grandchildren] George ca. 1798- Allegheny PA Joseph ca. 1800- Allegheny PA Andrew ca. 1802- Allegheny PA John ca. 1804- Lawrence PA James ca. 1806 Lawrence PA Phineas ca. 1808 Mercer PA Hiram ca. 1810 Mercer PA Harrison ca. 1812 Mary ca.1814 Mercer PA Jane ca. 1816 Mercer PA Lutitia ca.1818 Mercer PA Rebecca ca. 1820 Mercer PA Jane Kelso Elizabeth Kelso Mark Kelso b. 1769 Cumberland PA d. 7 Mar 1853 Robinson Twp Allegheny PA

http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=callaway_co_mo&id=I2105 Harrison W KELSO 1 Moved Kansas City, Missouri ference Number: ful2105

Father: John KELSO Mother: Mary W SNEDICOR

Sources: 1. Title: History of Callaway County 1884 Repository: Call Number: Media: Book Page: 183

John Kelso m. Mary Snedicor John: (b. ca 1775 based on mother-in-law's DOB). Event: Moved 1820 Boone co, Missouri Event: Settled 1825 Callaway Co, Missouri Military Service: 1846 Mexican War (this can't be correct)

Mary: (b. ca. 1780 based on mother's DOB) Father: Isaac Senicor Mother: Eleanor Story b: 1758 in Greenbrier co, Virginia (more info on Eleanor).


Joesph G. (b. ca. 1800 based on grandmother's DOB and military service). Military Service: BET. 1832 - 1835 Black Hawk War d. bef. 1883 Elizabeth d. bef. 1883 Harrison W. Event: Moved Kansas City, Missouri Hester Ann d. bef. 1883 William D. d. bef. 1883 Isaac Snedicor (see message below) b. 1822 d. bef. 1883 Maria S. d. bef. 1883 Samuel P d. bef. 1883 John M. Adam C.

Kelso Message Board:

I have a little information on an Isaac Snedicor KELSO, born 1822 Callaway Co., Mo - the son of John Kelso and Mary Weeks SNEDICOR. Married 13 May 1845 to Mary SITTON, born 1829 in MO.

Isaac left MO about 1850 for the gold fields of California, but was killed on his way home in 1856.

Isaac and Mary had 3 children in MO. James William., born 1846 in Nodaway Co., Mo; Ezera L., b. 1847; and John, b. 1849.

James William KELSO married 7 Jan 1869 in Callaway Co., MO to Virginia ROGERS. One of their children was named Isaac Reynolds KELSO, b. 13 Sep 1871 - d. 2 Nov 1951 in St. Louis, MO

1870 Federal Missouri Census. Name: Harrison R. Kelso Country: Jackson Country Page: p. 421 Township: 1. W. Kansas Country Source: Ancestry.com

1850 Federal Illinois Census. Name: Harrison Kelso Country: Iroquois Page: 144 Township: 21st District Source: Ancestry.com

1850 Federal Pennsylvania Census. Name: Harrison Kelso Country: Lawrence Page: 023 Township: Pulaski Source: Ancestry.com

1860 Federal Pennsylvania Census. Name: Harrison Kelso Country: Lawrence Page: 368 Township: Pulaski Source: Ancestry.com

American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) A hist. Of the pioneer fams. Of Mo. By Will. S. Bryan et al. St. Louis, Mo. 1876. (Xvii,569p.):376 Harrison W. Kelso b.181? Missouri Source: Ancestry.com

Civil War Service Records Name: Harrison Kelso Company: F Unit: 42 Ohio Infantry Rank induction: private Rank discharge: private Allegiance: Union Source: Ancestry.com

Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana Benjamin H Kelso Pike County IN Enlist date: 31 July 1861 Enlist rank: Priv E Co. 24th Inf Reg IN Mustered out on 31 July 1864 Published by Holloway on 1865-66 Source: Ancestry

Hi all,

I went to the genealogical library on Saturday. Didn't find any information that would help me, but hopefully I found information that may help some of you. Went through books on MO for about 3 hours and gleened the following info on MO marriages:

                                              date          county

Andrew KELSO Eliza Ann PHILIPS 1-22-1846 Franklin Henry D KELSO Margaret KEITH 4-13-1843 Grundy John KELSO Nancy Jane CONNELLY 12-24-1840 Lewis John H KELSO Eliza Jane RUTHERFORD 1-24-1850 Franklin William KELSO Jane J PHILLIPS 11-25-1847 Franklin

Hannah KELSO Jonathan SPLAWN 9-10-1847 Davies Jaily KELSO James BAXTER 1-24-1847 Pike Mariah P KELSO Newman CLANTON 1-02-1840 Callaway Mary Jane KELSO Oliver BAIN 11-09-1848 Grundy Peggy KELSO Robert SPEER 9-08-1842 Grundy Jane KELSO Alexander MCPHEETERS 1830's? Callaway Elizabeth KELSO James WILFLEY 8-19-1830 Callaway Hesteran R KELSO James A TERRELL 1-24-1833 Callaway Eliza KELSO James CHILTON 6-25-1839 Pike Eliza P KELSO George L TURNER 3-23-1841 Marion

Misc: Edward R KELSO married Elizabeth ELLIS who settled in St Charles Co, MO in 1831. Most of their children moved to Texas.

John KELSO married Mary W SNEDICOR in Montgomery Co, KY and their children were: Joseph G, Elizabeth J, Harrison W, Hesteran R, William D, Isaac S, Maria S, Samues P, John M and Adam C. (written in 1876) Of this family, the mother, now in the 86th year of her age, and Harrison W and John M only survive. Harrison Kelso lives in Kansas City, and Johm lives in Callaway Co where he has always resided.

Happy Hunting, Nina Parks Austin, TX

“Nina Parks” ninaparks@hotmail.com

Resent-From: KELSO-L@rootsweb.com Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 00:23:28 EST From: VFTurner2@aol.com

My Bedford Co, Virginia.Turner's (Albert, son of Meador and Piety Hackworth) finally settled in Page and Taylor Co., Iowa, via Preble and Clinton Countys, Ohio. Albert and his wife, Elizabeth Hiatt, had eleven children, eight of which lived to adulthood. The only male was my GGrandfather, Asher Hiatt Turner. The other seven, all women, are the subject of this message. I would like to find out what happened to their descendents.

The third daughter was Mary Ellen Turner, b: 7/1/1849, Clinton Co., Ohio: m: Benjamin Kelso, 3/16/1865, Page Co., Iowa. I have a copy of a land tranaction, where Albert transfers a parcel of land, 16 rods x 24 rods, to the township for $40. The land was to used to erect a school. The representative who made the deal for the township, was Benjamin Kelso, his son-in-law. Benjamin and Mary Ellen are buried in the Memory Cemetary, Page Co. Their marker is an obelisk, with the notation, of a child, who died and was buried in Indiana.

According to family records, the Kelso's had the following children. Sanford, Samuel, Edgar, Benjamin, Charles, John, Ellie, Bertha & Bertie.

I am interested in contacting descendants of this family.

Vern Turner

Subject: RE: Seeking Ben H Kelso b ca 1850 Missouri Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 12:16:24 -0400 From: Tom Kelso tgkelso@casval.com


Thanks for the inquiry. I can not find a Benjamin H. Kelso in my files. Our ancestry is mostly referenced as being Scotch-Irish but the is a reported German group that started with another name. I did not save the reference but you may find it by searching the http://genforum.genealogy.com/kelso/ web page.

You did a great job on your web page. I need to update mine and add a better index.

Source: http://www.kshs.org/library/18551875.htm#1875 - STATE CENSUS An 1875 State census was taken for Kansas. Both Bourbon and Anderson counties are included.

Source: Anderson County, Kansas Marriages, 1854-1868 http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/anderson/library/vital/and_mar2.htm KELSO, James C. NICHOLS, Sarah C. 06-12-1860

Source: KANSAS CEMETERIES http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/mhgs/cemeteries.htm KC-050A KELSO LABETTE COUNTY KC-050A KELSO MORRIS COUNTY KC-064 UNNAMED 3/4 mi N of Kelso, KS MORRIS COUNTY KC-064B KELSO-MOUND NE corner Sec 18 Twp 15 R 8. 6 mi E of White City, KS

Source: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/anderson/queries/kelso.htm I know my gr.grandfather, James Carmen Kelso, was born in Garnett (Anderson County) Kansas in 1862. I would

   like to find out who his parents were and whether he had any siblings. 
   Submitted by: Beth Sparks-Jacques 
   On: 7 December 1998 

Source: INDEX to “The History of Anderson County, Kansas, From its First Settlement to the Fourth of July, 1876”, by W.A. Johnson, published 1877. http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/anderson/library/indexes/johnson2.htm#K Kelso, James C. 236, 270 Kelso, John C. 268

Source:KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (Anderson county), part 2 http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/anderson/library/history/cutler2.txt

Cresco.–On May 16, 1857, the Cresco Town Company was formed with John S. Robinson, President; William C. Howard, Treasurer, and Solomon Kauffman, Secretary. The company was incorporated by an act of the Legislature, February 11, 1858. The town site included the southwest quarter of Section 21, and the northwest quarter of Section 28, Township 20, Range 18 east. A plat of the town site was filed in the district land office. Several buildings were erected during the summer. A blacksmith shop was opened by William C. Howard, and wagon shop by Jas. C. Kelso. A post-office was established, and W. C. Howard appointed postmaster. This was the third post-office in the county. There being no regular mail route to Cresco, the office was supplied by private conveyance from Hyatt. This town was also a voting place. Late in 1857 the Town Company erected a steam saw-mill on a branch of the Pottawatomie. In 1859 most of the citizens went to Pike's Peak, and soon the town was abandoned. The voting place was removed to Central City, where it still remains.

Source: CIVIL WAR VOLUNTEERS FROM ANDERSON COUNTY, KS - Alphabetical List http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/anderson/library/military/ksciv2.txt Kelso, James C., private, Co. G. 12th KS Inf

Source: Surname query list. http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/jewell/surname1.html#K Kelso : Kathy Scott kscott@kdsi.net

Subject: RE: Seeking: Nellie Esther Kelso Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 19:03:08 -0500 From: kscott kscott@kdsi.net Hi Mark Very interesting. I can't tell you I know of a connection, but might be worth exploring. I don't know much about my Kelso. ggGm's sister, Ella Rosetta Wilson (born 13 March 1874 in KS or IA, married Steven J. Kelso 23 Feb 1901 at Mankato, Jewell Co. KS. I don't know about her children or her death, but from her siblings obits she lived in Oxnard, CA, from at least 1926, and was still there in 1944 - most likely died there.

I've encountered the name Kelso what seems like more than the usual number of times, and have pondered if some of them didn't migrate with the Wilson's but haven't had the time to check it out yet. A Nettie E. Kelso, b. 1883 Thurstin Co. NE, married Matthew “Mack” James, grandson of my Etta's uncle William.

I would check in, 1) Harrison Co. IA, and 2) Parke/Putnam Co. IND. (Wilson's left Knox Co. KY in 1854.) Any of these places ring a bell? Kathy in NE

* “1880 Kansas Census. Bourbon County. Harrison Kelso Family.”: * Mark Hicks * mhicks@bizmark.com * 12/08/2001

Source: 1880 Kansas Census. Bourbon County. Scott Township. Page 15. C 323

Kelso, Harrison WM 66 Carpenter Kentucky Ken Ken Kelso, Eliza J. W F 34 Daughter Keeping House Missouri Ken [unreadable]

* “1860 Kansas Census. Bourbon County. Harrison Kelso Family.”: * Mark Hicks * mhicks@bizmark.com * 03/19/2001

1860 Kansas Census. Bourbon County. Post Office: Fort Scott. Page 147. Film Page 491.

Harrison R. Kelso 46 M Farmer Kens? Mary 44 F Housewife Tenn John R. 21 M

Mo Mary A. 19 F

Mo Eliza J. 15 F

Mo Benjamin H. 12 M

Mo William C. 9 M

Mo George L. 6 M

Mo Garrison (?) M 6/12 M


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