This past Memorial Day I returned to Mound Valley, Kansas. This is where my Father, Bert Stainbrook, was born and his Father, Seward Lafyette Stainbrook.
I searched through the court house land records for Labette County and discovered that the earliest recorded land purchase was by Daniel Stainbrook from Jacob Hobbs on August 19, 1881. Daniel Stainbrook was the Father of Seward Lafyette. I searched cemetery records in Mound Valley and found the plot where Daniel was buried. The gravestone is there but is nearly unreadable.
Following through on the transactions against the land Daniel purchased, I found that Daniel sold a part interest in the land to his brother Noah. Noah, in turn, later sold this interest to Daniel's son Seward. Noah seems to have disappeared from the area. On an affidavit I found him refered to as a resident of Muncie, Indiana. On still another affidavit I found the following -
"On this 15th day of January A.D. 1908 personally came before the undersigned Peninah C. Stainbrook, and who being duly sworn, upon her oath states; My name is Peninah C. Stainbrook, am 71 years old, am a resident of Mound Valley, Labette County, Kansas, That Daniel Stainbrook. who departed this life in the County of Labette, and state of Kansas, on the 9th day of June, 1885, was her husband; that there were born to them, the following children, and none other; namely Christena Cooly nee Stainbrook, a daughter, Mary Campbell nee Stainbrook a daughter, Alice Sullivan nee Stainbrook, a daughter, S.L. Stainbrook a son, Emma J. Shields ne Stainbrook, a daughter, and Noah G. Stainbrook a son. And further, that my said daughter Mary Campbell nee Stainbrook departed this life on the 5th day of April, 1900, leaving as her sole and only heir, her husband I.D. Campbell. Affiant futher states that there has been no administration of the estate of the said Daniel Stainbrook, deceased, and that all the debts due from the said estate have been fully paid and futher she says not."
This provided me with the married names of Daniel's daughters. Thus, I have been able to attach some of Daniel's daughters to him that I otherwise didn't know about.
Does anybody have farther details on Daniel and Noah Stainbrook and their family???
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