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Robert Thompson (#48217536)
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Found Find A Grave while researching my maternal Bayless roots in Bourbon County Kansas. Related in various ways to the Ralstons, Guttrys ( Guthries ) and Nichols through my great grandmother Oma Elizabeth Nichols, the wife of C.W. Bayless.
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Howard Mann
Jacob Bayless
I am doing research on Jim Lane's Kansas Brigade and have the following on Jacob Bayless.

Jacob Balis (Bayless) is noted on a list of Captain Oliver Perry Bayne's roster of scouts on December 11, 1861. Bayne's scouts were part of the Kansas Brigade. It was noted that he was from Township 23, Range 21, Section 34, in the North East Quarter of that section. When Bayne's Independent Scouts were disbanded, some of the men were transferred to Captain John H. Vansickle's Company K, Cavalry, Third Kansas Volunteers with John mustering in on September 24th, 1861 from Marion Township, Bourbon County. On February 10, 1862 he was transferred with the rest of the company to Company I, 6th Kansas Cavalry.

Hope this is of interest and certainly in honor of Jacob's Service. If you check online for a book called Alsop's Tables, Volume III, Part I, there is a photo in uniform of a fellow Bayne Scout, Levi Alsop.
Added by Howard Mann on Dec 14, 2013 5:49 PM
Evelyn L. Jones Christensen
I am a great-great-granddaughter of James Nichols who was brother of William "Henry". So this makes Oma my first cousin 3 times removed!!!

I am in west Bourbon County, where are you? You can email me directly at my email address if you wish.

Would you like me to transfer Oma and Charles to you? I'd be happy to if you would like. I don't know what you want me to do with the info you gave me? Oma's obituaries pretty much gave a fair description of her life.

W.H. and James' families lived relatively close together.

Added by Evelyn L. Jones Christens... on Sep 01, 2013 10:58 AM
robin hixon
RE: Transfer of Jacob Bayless
bio looks good. you can request transfer using the edit button at top right of screen for any memorial. findagrave has some relationship rules, but generally, most will transfer to anyone with additional info and certainly a family link. you can request family links added to others' memorials using edit tab. just give the relationship and memorial #, name helps in case the number is the wrong memorial.

father # ___ Jacob Bayless
spouse # ____ annie bayless

example for fc bayless, Jacob's son.

you can add photos, when you get to photo selection page, the first selection drop-down says 'grave' by default. if changed to 'person' that photo always remains at top of photo group. if you have a family photo, you can add caption list to the caption area of photo upload process, and/or add to bio or notes section of memorial. I usually add on the notes section so others don't have to open/select the photo to see the caption. I do that for group shot of family plot of graves or for family photos.

most family members add as much bio and links as possible for a good factual record. many add residences and dates from census records to show migrations.

there is a book for Kansas pioneers which may cover the family as it includes many civil war veteran bios. i will check the next volunteer shift at old fort genealogy museum in fort scott, a week from Monday.

here is a memorial sample with various photos and captions and family links added. 29866609. just put the memorial # in the begin new search 'memorial' section.
Added by robin hixon on Aug 31, 2013 7:54 PM
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Alice Irene Bayless
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May 10, 1910
April 13, 2008
Record page has been corrected and ammended

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