Welcome to Wilson County Kansas Genealogy Research


Fredonia 1908

 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 Wilson 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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   Wilson County Data

 Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:

 Wilson County was one of the original 33 counties organized by the Territorial Legislature in 1855, organized on September
 24, 1864, by Henry Opdyke; A. J. and William Caven; David Johnson; David Pointer; H. T. Wilson; William Mayes; Robert
 Craig; John Shaffer; George Cottingham; W. M. Asher; and William Brown. The county was named for Hiero Tennant
 Wilson, and contains the cities of Altoona, Buffalo, New Albany, Fredonia, Benedict, Neodesha and Coyville.

 The first churches in the county were the Methodist, Baptist, and Christian, but precise dates are uncertain. They were all
 organized in the 1870s. The first permanent building was the Neodesha Methodist Church built in 1873. The first county fair
 was held in 1872 in Buffalo. The fair continues today in Fredonia. It is believed the first school in the county was organized
 in 1859.

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