Welcome to Neosho County Kansas Genealogy Research


Chanute KS  circa 1900

 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 Neosho 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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   Neosho County Data

 Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:

 Neosho County was organized on November 2, 1864, by B. Vaugn; R. W. Jackson; Simeon W. Hadden; Thomas Jackson;
 Darius Rodgers; Wily Evans; W. H. Davis; J. L. Gletcher; William Jackson; Seth W. Jackson; Stephen Beach; and
 H. Woodward. The county was named for the river, an Indian word of which the first syllable translates "water" and has been
 interpreted to describe either "clear water," "muddy water," or "river with potholes." It contains the cities of Earlton,
 Galesburg, Chanute, Thayer, Erie, Stark and St. Paul.

 The first church was originally founded at Mission Neosho in 1824, but that was short lived. In 1847 the Catholic St. Francis
 of St. Paul Church was founded. The first county fair was held in October, 1872, at Osage Mission. The county fair is
 currently held in Erie. The Harmony School District east of Chanute was the first organized; the first school, however, was
 the Osage Manual Labor School, organized in 1847 at the Osage Mission. The township also had the first school in 1857.

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