Welcome to Labette County Kansas Genealogy Research


Oswego KS 1873

 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 Labette 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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   Labette County Data

 Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:

 Labette County was organized on March 10, 1867, by Larkin McGee; William Blythe; Finchel Monroe; David Hopins;
 Austin T. Dickerman; Samuel Collins; Jabez Zink; Charles Bent; C. H. Talbot; Ba. A. Rice; Elza Craft; David Lowe; J. S.
 Waters; C.C. Clover; J. F. Newlon; and George W. Kingsbury. Containing the cities of Chetopa, Edna, Bartlett, Labette,
 Mound Valley, Altamont, Oswego and Parsons, the county was named for the Kiowa Indians

 The notorious Bender family of northwest Labette County and the discovery of their victims in 1873 are all significant events.

 The Methodist church in Chetopa was founded in 1858 by Reverend J. B. Barnaby, a circuit rider. The first county fair was
 held either in 1872 or 1875 in Oswego. The first school district was organized in Oswego in 1867.

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