Welcome to Stevens County Kansas Genealogy Research

Hugoton KS 1891

 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 Stevens 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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  Brief History from KSHS:

 Stevens County was organized on August 3, 1885, by H. B. Kelly; Charles and Orin Cook; C. B. Freese; A, M. Donald;
 William Harklerodes; J. C. Harris; W. C. Rathbun; and Frank Kroh. Containing the cities of Hugoton and Moscow, the
 county was named for Thaddeus Stevens.

 One of the more famous county seat wars occurred between Hugoton and Woodsdale. Woodsdale utilized the services of
 Samuel N. Wood as their attorney to acquire the county seat. When Wood was stopped by a mob in 1888 on his arrival
 violence occurred. It was not until the use of the militia, the installation of martial law, and new elections were held that the
 county seat was finally determined to be Hugoton in 1891. Wood was finally killed by one of the feuding factions.

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