There is an old map of Rice Co, KS that shows both the Wilcox land and the Bozarth land. If I remember correctly, the area is near McPherson Co.
Here are some Rice Co Deeds, but I did not copy Bozarth and didn't know about Duck:
RICE CO KS - DEEDS
Book 27/misc - P.P. Runkle & L.A. Runkle, husband & wife attest to the heirs of Mary F. Wilcox, deceased: Lura Runkle, Francis E.G. Wilcox, Joseph L. Wilcox, Mary E. Wilcox & Ida E. Milam. (Note: This document was notarized in 1897, but must have been completed prior to the marriage of Mary E. Wilcox Merchant, which occurred in 1894. Also, this is the land of Isaac Wilcox, dec'd)
26 Jul 1875 - Wilcox, J.H. Homestead; $8.00; NE 1/4 Sec. 28, Twp 18S, Range 6W; 160 acres
20 Mar 1877 - Wilcox, Mary F.; NW 1/4 Sec 28, Twp 18S, Range 6W; 160 acres. 11 Apr 1879 - Wilcox, J.H. U.S.A. record 4/19D. Final Reserves Receipt #588. Application #16038
11 Apr 1879 - Wilcox, Mary F. U.S.A. Patent Book B/75. Homestead Cert. #255; Application #16037.
30 Jun 1879 - Wilcox, Joel H.; NE 1/4, Sec 28, Twp 18S, Range 6W; 160 acres.
3 Dec 1879 - Wilcox, Joel H. U.S.A. Patent B/102; Homestead #588; App. #16038.
29 Jul 1882 - Wilcox, Joel H. to T.J. Lyon & wife; Warrenty Deed 6/543 2/152 - Francis M. Wilcox; patent for School land
10/198 - Wilcox, Francis M.; S.E. Affidavit by J.H. Lansing, W 1/2 NE 1/4 Sec 36 Twp 19 Range 10W
27/113 - Wilcox, Mary F. dec'd; affd. by L.A. Runkle; P.P. Runkle. Rec. 8 Apr 1930; heirs: Francis E.G. Wilcox, Mary E. Wilcox, Ida E. Milam. Sworn to 30 Oct 1897
164/391 - N1/2, SW 1/4 & W 1/2 of NW 1/4, Sec. 3, Twp 20S of Range 7 West.
1860 Rice Co, KS census could not be taken
because of Indian attacks.
1875 - KANSAS State Census
Town of Union
Wilcox, J. H. 33 farmer OH came from MT
Wilcox, M 35 Swz came from IA (widow of Isaac)
J.H. 9 CO IA
L. 7 CO IA
J. 5 CO IA
F. 3 CO IA
L. 1 CO KS
The children are Isaac & Mary Wilcox family.
Wilcox, Joel H 38 keeps bd house OH NY PA Ada E.M. 20 IA PA PA Lena M. 2 KS OH IA Della 1/12 KS OH IA This is the family who ends up in Denver with Harry Burlew and his wife, Florence Bozarth.
If I can find the map I will check to see, but probably the Bozarth family also lived in
1885 KANSAS State Census
T. Kimmis 42 F W Widow Dress Maker b OH most recently from MO (Thirza Wilcox Kimmis, ends up in Denver shortly thereafter)
J.H. Wilcox 43 M W Md Clerk b OH
most recently from MT
A.E.M. Wilcox 29 F W Md b IA, most recently from IA
Lena M. Wilcox 7 F W KS
Della E. Wilcox 4 KS
A.R. Wilcox 3 M W KS
Agricultural Census Rice County
J.H. Wilcox 1 acre, value 800 cash, 1 cow
I would think that there is a definite connection between Bozarth/Wilcox of Rice Co,
and perhaps this is where Florence Bozarth came from.
Hope there is a tad of good info here for
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