Welcome to Harper County Kansas Genealogy Research

Anthony, KS 1911

 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 Harper 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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   Harper County Data

  Brief History from KSHS:

 Harper County was founded by H. E. Jessup; John Lamar; M. Devoure; J. B. Glenn; G. M.Goss; S. S. Gideon; and G. W.
 Francis, and contains the cities of Anthony, Attica, Waldron, Bluff City, Freeport, Danville and Harper.

 The county was first organized on August 20, 1873, but was determined fraudulent by the Attorney General as there was no
 population and the county was disorganized. It was reorganized on August 26, 1878. The story is told that during the
 fraudulent organization of the county, that early settlers near Bluff Creek counted buffalo bones to represent families, and
 petitioned for Bluff City to be the temporary county seat on that basis. The county was named for Marion Harper, a sergeant
 in the Second Kansas Cavalry

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