Welcome to Barton County Kansas Genealogy Research


 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Barton County Kansas ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

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   Barton County Data

  Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:


 Barton County, named for Clara Barton, contains the cities of Albert, Claflin, Ellinwood, Galatia, Great Bend, Hoisington,
 Olmitz, Pawnee Rock and Susank. John R. Reinecke; Henry Schultz; John H. Hubbard; George M. Berry; William J. O’dell;
 T. L. Morries; E. L. Murphy; D. N. Heizer; and George Moses organized the county on May 16, 1872.
 This is the only Kansas county named for a woman.

 Fort Zarah was established on Sept. 6, 1864, to guard the Santa Fe Trail. The Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1872 and the
 county became a shipping point for Texas cattle.

 Great Bend was established as the county seat in 1872. The first church was the Congregational church in Great Bend
 founded August 10, 1872. The first school district was No. 1 organized in Great Bend on June 3, 1872.

 Amasa C. Moses in 1872 built the first frame house in the county, and began a general merchandise store. He was elected the
 first city clerk and was the first superintendent of schools. His seven sons figured prominently in the county's history. Others
 include Governor Jonathan Davis (1923-1925) and Congressman David Lowe (1871-1875).

Some of the files linked to in the below areas are somewhat large pdf  files.  They may take some time to load. 
  I have split some pdf files into multiple files in an attempt to improve the load speed.

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