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Re: Bloody Bill's Family in KS

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  • Fran Bolton
    I am still waiting to hear from someone in Lyon Co KS concerning Bloody Bill and his family. Fran--- In BloodyBillMysterySolvedGroup@yahoogroups.com, Fran
    Message 1 of 16 , Feb 1, 2009
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      I am still waiting to hear from someone in Lyon Co KS concerning
      Bloody Bill and his family. Fran--- In
      BloodyBillMysterySolvedGroup@yahoogroups.com, "Fran Bolton"
      <Jfrbol@...> wrote:
      >
      > New developments are in the works. I will hopefully have an update
      by
      > the end of this week. FRAN BOLTON--- In
      > BloodyBillMysterySolvedGroup@yahoogroups.com, "Fran Bolton"
      > <Jfrbol@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I have tried unsucessfully to find a copy of the history of Anges
      > > City, Lyon Co KS, written by Don Schiesser, per this message on
      the
      > > MO Civil War board:
      > >
      > > http://history-sites.com/cgi-bin/bbs53x/mocwmb/arch_config.pl?
      > > read=10481
      > > Excerpt:
      > > "I have written the history of my area in Agnes City, Lyon Co. Ks
      > > including the William C. Anderson family that consisted of his
      wife
      > > Martha G, sons William T, Ellis, James M., Charles and daughters
      > > Mary, Susan and Martha Anderson. Their cabin was 5 miles from
      where
      > I
      > > live. Martha G was struck by lightning June 28,1860, William C.
      was
      > > murdered by A.I.Baker May 12, 1862. Charles died of heat stroke
      > > between 1860 and 1862.Susan Josephine died in the building in Kc
      14
      > > Aug14, 1863. William T. died at Orrick Mo. on Oct 26, 1864. Ellis
      > > left after 1860 for Iowa according to Eli Sewells interview in
      > 1910.
      > > He is a primary source. When William C. was murdered he was taken
      > to
      > > Withingtons cemetery, Allen Ks. (On the Santa Fe Trail) and
      buried
      > > there. Primary source, Jacob Vanatta who wrote an article telling
      > > about the death as he was there when it happened and was on the
      > > inquest. Mrs Anderson was also buried in the Withington Cemetery
      as
      > > Gilbert Sweet in a 1934 interview was at her funeral"
      > >
      > > This is not William Columbus Anderson's family, this is the
      family
      > > story of William T Bloody Bill Anderson before he became the
      > guerilla
      > > he was noted for during the Civil War until his death in 1864.
      > > In our files, thanks to Gay Mathis, we have a copy of the
      newspaper
      > > article telling of Bloody Bill's father's death, shot by a man
      who
      > > accused him and his son/sons of stealing some of his horses, a
      > copy
      > > of a newspaper article about how Bill turned himself in a few
      days
      > > later, but fearing the authorities could not protect him from an
      > > angry mob planning to hang him, he "gave bail and started for
      MO",
      > a
      > > copy of the probate, and a copy of a list of his belongings for
      the
      > > probate, thanks to Clay Riley.
      > > His father's 1862 probate lists his heirs:
      > > Son James
      > > Daughters Mary Ellen, Susan Josephine, and Martha Jane, all of
      Lyon
      > > Co KS.
      > > Son William, age 21, "at present of parts unknown".
      > >
      > > Again, these are not William Columbus Anderson's siblings, nor
      were
      > > both his parents buried by 1862 in KS.
      > > William Columbus' father died sometime after the 1870 census in
      TX,
      > > his mother is listed as a Widow on the 1880 Brown Co TX census,
      in
      > > the home of his brother David Q Anderson.
      > >
      > > FRAN BOLTON
      > >
      >
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