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I would like to order the book and dvd about Hal Sappington. I am confused about how to do this. Can I send you a check?
I apologize for the delay in responding to your question. I have recently taken over as curator and am catching up with these apparently unanswered posts. If you are still interested, the book with the cd, is available for $25.00 plus shipping.
My name is Paul West I currently live in Wichita, KS but was born and raised in West-Central Kansas. Family history says that my Grandfather, John Estle West, was born at Knob Knoster, Mo in August 1894 to Nancy Ann Trout West & Hamer Thomas West. His parents bought a farm and moved the family (John’s 5 brothers all were born in Highland County, Ohio) to a farm South of the town of Nekoma in Rush County, Kansas in 1896. What I am wanting to know, if your records cover such things is, specifically where in Johnson County was John born, are there any records of an infant being buried on or shortly after August 23, 1894 (that is John birth date, one family legened has him being born with a twin that was either still born or did not live long after birth. Also in visiting and reading several family histories I have run into several references to Knob Knoster or simply West-Central Missouri before West ancestors moved further West and South, the most recent having in regard to a Francis Edward West, Jr. having born in Knob Knoster in 1871; so the information I am seek is many West families were in the county in the period of 1870-1900, where did they come from and where do your records show they left for.
Respectively Yours, and
Thank you in Advance
Paul A. West
We have several West families, but no information on your particular Wests. They were here apparently for a very short time. Since the entire Federal Census for 1890 was destroyed in a fire in St. Louis, Mo., many years ago, it is difficult to locate people in that time frame.