Welcome to Jackson County Kansas Genealogy Research


First courthouse in Harness shop 1861

 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 Jackson 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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   Jackson County Data

 Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:

 Jackson County, organized as one of the original 33 counties by the Territorial Legislature, was organized on September 24,
 1855.The county was founded by George Coleman; Stephen J. Elliot; John Dutt; Simon McCrory; Simeon Fees; Godfrey
 Hafer; James H. Baxter; S. W. McComas; Peter Bryant; Preston H. Humphrey; John James; J. H. Bateman; A. Ash; John
 Arnold; A. G. Campbell; Henry Lueck; Samuel Newman; S. Stephenson; Isaac Gordon, and named for Andrew Jackson.
 The county was originally named Calhoun, but with the beginning of the Civil War the name was patriotically changed to
 Jackson for his denunciation of nullification. Jackson County contains the cities of Denison, Mayetta, Hoyt, Holton,
 Circleville, Netawaka, Soldier, Delia and Whiting.

 The "Battle of the Spurs" that occurred in 1858 about seven miles north of Holton, between free staters and pro slavery forces
 was indicative of the struggle between the two factions in the county. John Brown and the underground railroad also operated
 in the county prior to statehood. The coming of the Rock Island Railroad to the county in 1886-1887 was a major economic
 boost to the county. At least one town moved to the railroad, and others were founded along the route. Carrie Nation visited
 several saloons in the county. The founding of Campbell College, Holton, (1882-1917), added to the educational facilities of
 the county.

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