Welcome to Ford 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 Ford 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


   Use the box below to search for
   Ford County Data

  Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:

 Ford County was organized on April 5, 1873, by A. L. Peacock; Charles Rath; W. S. Tremaine; A. J. Anthony; Morris Collar;
 Patrick Ryan; George G. Cox; R. W. Evans; A. B. Webster; John Haney; Jacob Collar; F. C. Zimmerman; James P. Kelley;
 Herman J. Fringer; George J. Hoover; H. L. Sitler; E. B. Kirk; F. C. Tupper; and Robert M. Wright. It was named for Brigadier
 General James H. Ford, who established Fort Dodge, and contains the cities of Bucklin, Dodge City, Ford and Spearville.

 The establishment of Fort Dodge in 1865, and the coming of the cattle trade and trails in the 1870s, and the arrival of the
 Santa Fe Railroad in 1872, were the three most significant events in the early history of Dodge City.

 Ford Counties most famous characters would be the entire cast of Dodge City's "wild west" days.  In addition,
 Robert M. Wright, the father of the Texas cattle trade, and "Mr. Dodge City" George J. Hoover, the first businessman
 in Dodge City, and Chalkley Beeson, saloon owner, farmer, and cattleman, are all interesting figures in addition to the better
 known. Dodge City is also the home of former Kansas Governor Fred Hall (1955-1957). Jess C. Denius Sr., veteran Dodge
 City newspaperman and Republican politician, served in the Kansas Senate from 1933-1939.

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.

©   JenkinsGenealogyResearch    All Rights Reserved.                            This site last updated: