Welcome to Rice County Kansas Genealogy Research


Samuel Allen Rice killed 04/30/1864 Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas

 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 Rice 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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   Rice County Data

  Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:

 Rice County was organized on August 18, 1871, by Earl Joslyn; J. Q. Adams; C. S. Lindell; John A. Carlson; and Andrew
 Johnson. Named for General Samuel A. Rice, killed at Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas, in the Civil War, the county contains the
 cities of Frederick, Bushton, Chase, Lyons, Raymond, Sterling, Little River, Alden and Geneseo.

 In the spring of 1886 the first college in the county, Cooper College, was started by a group of state and local businessmen.
 It was named as a memorial to the late Reverend Joseph Cooper. The name was changed later to coincide with the town's
 name. The first church was the Sterling Weslyan Methodist organized on April 21, 1872. The first county fair was held in
 Lyons on October 11, 1901. The first school district was formed in 1871 and located in the town of Atlanta, now Lyons.

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