Welcome to Smith County Kansas Genealogy Research

Smith Center

 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 Smith 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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   Smith County Data

 Brief History from wikipedia:

 Smith County was organized on February 1, 1872, by James J. Johnson; John T. Morrison, Andrew and Joseph Marshall;
 A. H. Black; V. J. Battomly; John W. Simmonds; and Ira Chase. Conatining the towns of Kensington, Smith Center, Cedar,
 Gaylord, Athol, and Lebanon, the county was named for Major James Nelson Smith, a Union officer killed at the Battle of
 Blue River near Kansas City on March 21, 1864.

 In 1853 an Indian battle was fought a few miles southwest of Smith Center between the Pawnee, Delaware, and Omaha
 Indians on one side, and the Cheyenne, Comanche, Arapaho, and Apaches on the other. The fighting lasted three days. The
 battle involved the territoriality of the Indians in the area and the rights to the land. The result was a complete victory for the
 Pawnee and their allies and they retained their "control" of the area.

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