Welcome to Rooks County Kansas Genealogy Research

Courthouse built 1881

 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 Rooks 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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   Rooks County Data

 Brief History from wikipedia:

 Rooks County was named for John Calvin Rooks, a private in the Union army during the Civil War, and contains the cities
 of Stockton, Woodston, Damar, Palco, Zurich and Plainville. D. O. Adams; Lewis N. Stults; Lyman Randall; and George
 Beebe organized it on November 26, 1872. The attempts by Rooks Center and Stockton to locate the county seat in their
 communities have invoked several legendary stories, and some true. One such relates that in the election of 1872 it was said
 the county commissioners allowed no one to vote more than three times and therefore felt confident no illegal votes were cast.
 Stockton won the election.

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