Anyone interested in finding a living relative of Simon McCrury of Kansas?
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 11 of 11
Like Tree13Likes
  • 3 Post By CreakyDigger
  • 1 Post By Simon1
  • 1 Post By CreakyDigger
  • 2 Post By Mackaydon
  • 1 Post By Mackaydon
  • 1 Post By Mackaydon
  • 1 Post By CreakyDigger
  • 1 Post By CreakyDigger
  • 2 Post By CreakyDigger

Thread: Anyone interested in finding a living relative of Simon McCrury of Kansas?

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2019
    Binghamton NY
    White's Spectra v3
    189
    386 times
    Metal Detecting

    Anyone interested in finding a living relative of Simon McCrury of Kansas?

    I found this very interesting item in a book. It is a Personal Property Statement for tax purposes, dated 1885 from the township of Cedar in Jackson Co., Kansas.

    The name is Simon McCrury, elsewhere spelled MrCrory. Here is some info on him:

    SIMON MCCRORY, farmer and stock-raiser Section 8, Township 8, Range 16, P. O. North Cedar, was born November 12, 1845, in County Antrim, Ireland, and lived in his native country until his twelfth year, when his parents emigrated to American, locating in Gentry County, Mo., where they resided three years, and thence removed to Page County, Iowa, where the family still reside. In March, 1870, Mr. McCrory became a resident of Kansas, locating on his farm in Cedar Township, Jackson County, where he has since lived. He is a prominent and zealous member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North Cedar. He was married in Page County, Iowa, October 13, 1870, to Miss Agnes Stevenson, a native of Ohio. They have seven children living - Maggie, Robert, Samuel, Mary, James Thomas, and William. Mr. McCrory owns a fine upland farm of ninety acres, ten acres of which is timber land. It is enclosed by substantial fences, is in a good state of cultivation, is well supplied with water, and handsomely improved by an elegant new frame dwelling, stock stables, lots, sheds, granary, corn crib, and splendid groves, and orchards. Mr. McCrory devotes his attention to raising corn, cattle, hogs, and horses. He grows 1,000 bushels of corn, 300 bushels of small grain, keeps twenty-five choice stock cattle, twenty-five stock hogs, and six head of fine horses. Mr. McCrory is an industrious, practical and thorough farmer, a good citizen, and honorable, high-toned man. He and his amiable wife are highly pleased with this country. - Cutler, History of the State of Kansas (1883).

    If any of you are interested in tracking down relatives, I'd be happy to donate this to a living relative. It would be really nice framed and displayed.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2670.jpg 
Views:	30 
Size:	283.2 KB 
ID:	1751086Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Version 2.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	84.2 KB 
ID:	1751087
    Simon1, jeff of pa and Kray Gelder like this.

  2. #2
    Charter Member

    Jun 2015
    9,610
    45388 times
    Underwater B.B. stacking
    That is a nice piece of history CreakyDigger , and a nice gesture on your part.
    I did have to laugh when I saw he had 27 "Neat" cows, as opposed to 27 unruly or unorganized cows
    CreakyDigger likes this.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2019
    Binghamton NY
    White's Spectra v3
    189
    386 times
    Metal Detecting
    Ha, yeah, his cows were tidy. Even though I'm old as dirt, I'm still not retired...hoping that someone with more time on their hands can pursue this.
    Simon1 likes this.

  4. #4
    Charter Member
    us
    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
    Minelab Explorer
    19,500
    12647 times
    Shipwrecks
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    This should get you one step closer to finding a living relative.
    https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/r...rory-24-48j0f4
    Don,......
    Simon1 and CreakyDigger like this.

  5. #5
    Charter Member
    us
    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
    Minelab Explorer
    19,500
    12647 times
    Shipwrecks
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    And this: Notice the kids names; they would be the next of kin--if living.
    https://sterlingcemetery.com/plot/mc...obert-william/
    Don.....
    Simon1 likes this.

  6. #6
    Charter Member
    us
    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

    Oct 2004
    N. San Diego area (Pic of my two best 'finds'; son and grandson)
    Minelab Explorer
    19,500
    12647 times
    Shipwrecks
    Honorable Mentions (2)
    The family seems to have 'roots' in Sterling, Rice County, Kansas.
    If I were to pursue this further I'd do the following:
    1. Contact the Sterling public library and ask them for information on how to obtain the phone number of anyone in Sterling with that last name.
    2. While chatting with the library, ask for the Reference Desk. At the Reference Desk, as for the name and contact information of the County's Historian; then follow up with that person.
    3. If the library can't help you with the name of the county historian, contact the Rice County General Library and ask them.
    My 'gut' tells me there are still living relatives of your guy in the Sterling area.
    Good luck,
    Don.........
    Simon1 likes this.

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2019
    Binghamton NY
    White's Spectra v3
    189
    386 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    This should get you one step closer to finding a living relative.
    https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/r...rory-24-48j0f4
    Don,......
    Thanks! I'll check it out.
    Simon1 likes this.

  8. #8
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2019
    Binghamton NY
    White's Spectra v3
    189
    386 times
    Metal Detecting
    Thanks Don, I called, and got the ball rolling.
    Simon1 likes this.

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2006
    Middle of Kansas
    640
    198 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Sterling is a pretty small town. I live within an hour of there. Funny thing, I used to live in Jackson county too. It sounds like you're well on your way to finding relatives.

    I'm impressed by 1000 bushels of corn raised with horses.

  10. #10
    Charter Member
    us
    Jul 2019
    Binghamton NY
    White's Spectra v3
    189
    386 times
    Metal Detecting
    Hey I found somebody...they're happy.

    "The document arrived today. Thanks again for reaching out and sending it my way.

    "A cousin of mine still owns Simon's farm, so I plan on framing it and giving it to him so it can be displayed in the original homestead. I appreciate you making that possible!

    "Ben"
    Keith Jackson and Mackaydon like this.

  11. #11
    us
    Aug 2016
    Westminster, MD
    Garrett Ace 250
    684
    800 times
    Metal Detecting
    It's great when things like this can be given back to people who will appreciate them.

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Carly Simon
    By jeff of pa in forum Music
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Mar 10, 2019, 01:44 PM
  2. saline county kansas. a farm worth finding ?
    By jeff of pa in forum Treasure Legends - Kansas
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jul 05, 2017, 03:08 AM
  3. Interested in finding gold. Dah
    By rene4566 in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Feb 18, 2008, 10:46 AM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0