Ferry County, Washington

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Revision as of 07:17, 7 January 2011

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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1899--Ferry County was created 18 February 1899 from Stevens County.  County seat: Republic [1]

Boundary Changes

  • Prior to 1848, both Great Britain and the United States had joint ownership of the area.
  • On July 4, 1843 a provisional government for the Oregon Territory was formed. Of the four districts created, current Ferry County was in the Clackamas District.[2]
  • On August 18, 1845, the Vancouver District was created.[3]
  • On December 22, 1845, districts were changed to counties. [4]
  • On August 5, 1846, the Treaty of Ghent established 49 degrees north as the northern border of the United States and the Oregon Territory was formed.[5]
  • On September 3, 1849, Vancouver County was changed to Clark County.[6]
  • On 2 March 1853, the Washington Territory was created by President Millard Fillmore. The Washington Territory included current Idaho, parts of Montana and Wyoming. Washington became a state 11 November 1889 under President Benjamin Harrison. Clark County contained current Ferry County.[7]
  • On 25 April 1854, Walla Walla County was created 25 April 1954 from Clark County and Skamania County.[8]
  • On January 20, 1863, Stevens County was created. It covered current Okanogan and Ferry Counties.[9]
  • In 4 March 1863, Idaho Territory was created.[10]
  • On 19 January 1864, Spokane County was disorganized and placed under Stevens County. County went from summit of Cascade Mountains to the Wenachee River, to the Columbia River, along the Snake River, to the Idaho Territory, then up to the 49th parallel. [11]
    On 21 February 1899, Ferry County was created from Stevens County.[12]

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservation

The Colville Indian Reservation is located in southern Ferry and southern Okanogan Counties.

Neighboring Counties

Lincoln | Okanogan | Stevens

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

Washington State Digital Archives has digitized various types of naturalization-related records, including declarations of intentions, delayed birth files, naturalization affidavits, notifications of application for admission to US citizenship, orders fixing naturalization terms, petitions and records, petitions, receipts for certificates of citizenship, record of final decrees of citizenship and record of petitions dockets. Depending on the county, records range from 1854-1988.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Washington Death Certificates 1907-1960 A free internet index to the 1907-1960 death certificates can be found at FamilySearch Record Search, no images are available. A transcribed death certificate may contain such information as name of the deceased, date and place of death, age, gender, birth date and birth place, mother’s maiden name and name of spouse, place of residence, occupation and certificate numbers.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 2
  3. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 4
  4. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 5
  5. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 35.
  6. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 36.
  7. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 40.
  8. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 9.
  9. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 53.
  10. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 54.
  11. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 54.
  12. The Evolution of Washington Counties by Newton Carl Abbott, pg. 87.