Welcome to Grant County Kansas Genealogy Research

Courthouse built 1888

 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 Grant 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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   Grant County Data

 Brief History from wikipedia:

 Grant County was organized on June 9, 1888, by Richard Joyce; D. C. Sullivan; and Billie Joy. All three were early cattle
 ranchers utilizing most of the county. The county was named for General Ulysses S. Grant, and contains the town of Ulysses

 The Santa Fe Trail passage through the county increased awareness of the area. The campaign and county seat fight for
 locating the county seat in either Ulysses, Appomoattox, Schockeyville, Golden, or Spurgeon called for a general election on
 October 16, 1888, with Ulysses winning. In 1909 Ulysses was moved from a location about three miles away to its present

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