Welcome to Lyon 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 Lyon 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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   Lyon County Data

  Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:

 Lyon County was one of the original 33 counties created by the Territorial Legislature, created as Breckinridge County in
 1855. The county was organized in 1858, but after the Civil War began and as John C. Breckenridge, for whom the county
 was named, was a secessionist, the name was changed to Lyon for Civil War General Nathaniel Lyon, who led Lyon County
 soldiers in the Battle of Wilson's Creek. The county was founded by Oliver Phillips; Jefferson Pigman; John Fowler; Charles
 Withington; Chrles Johnson; James Phineas; David Vangundy; John Rosenquist; Joseph Moon; Lorenzo Dow; R. H. Abraham;
 William Grimsley; Thomas Shockley; Joseph Hadley; and William H. Eikenberry, and contains the cities of Allen, Bushong,
 Americus, Olpe, Hartford, Emporia, Admire, Neosho Rapids and Reading.

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