States: Kansas: Smith
I am descended from John Cowan, Ira Chase, and James Wherry, all of whom homesteaded in Smith County during the 1870's. John's son Charles Cowan married Ira's daughter Edna Chase, and their son Arthur Cowan married James' daughter Mabel Wherry. Arthur and Mabel were my grandparents.
Mabel Wherry was brought into this world by Dr. Brewster Higley, the author of the words to "Home on the Range."
I would be interested in corresponding with anyone with an interest in these families.