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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Doniphan County''' {{KSDC}} <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Doniphan County'''<br>
  
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Guide to '''Doniphan County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
 
| founded year = 1855
 
| founded date = February 20
 
| seat wl = Troy
 
| building image = Doniphan county courthouse.gif
 
| building image size = 100px
 
| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
 
| building address = '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Courthouse|Doniphan County Courthouse]]'''<br>Main Street<br>Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Phone: 785.985.3513
 
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Doniphan County, Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
== County Courthouse ==
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|organized= February 20,  1855
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|county seat= Troy
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|parent county= Original county <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doniphan County, Kansas.  {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Andrew County, Missouri Genealogy|Andrew (MO)]]
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|county2= [[Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy|Atchison]]
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|county3= [[Brown County, Kansas Genealogy|Brown]]
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|county4= [[Buchanan County, Missouri Genealogy|Buchanan (MO)]]
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|county5= [[Holt County, Missouri Genealogy|Holt (MO)]]
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|county6= [[Richardson County, Nebraska Genealogy|Richardson (NE)]]</br><center>[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.dpcountyks.com/ Doniphan County Courthouse]<br>Main Street <br>Troy, KS 66087<br>Phone: 785.985.3513&nbsp;<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and&nbsp;death reords1898-1910, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1856. <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1858. <br>A yearly county census is taken.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doniphan County, Kansas page 250 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== Description ===
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Named for Col. Alexander W. Doniphan, of Missouri. He commanded a regiment of cavalry during the Mexican War, marching across the plains, and taking a very prominent part in the conquest of New Mexico. He was a zealous partisan in the effort made to extend slavery into Kansas.
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Doniphan}}
  
Named for Col. Alexander W. Doniphan, of Missouri. He commanded a regiment of cavalry during the Mexican War, marching across the plains, and taking a very prominent part in the conquest of New Mexico. He was a zealous partisan in the effort made to extend slavery into Kansas.  
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'''Doniphan County Courthouse'''<br>Main Street<br>Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Phone: 785.985.3513<br>
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[http://www.dpcountyks.com/ Doniphan County Website]<br><br>Clerk District Court has birth and death reords1898-1910, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1856. <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1858. <br>A yearly county census is taken. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doniphan County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
{{Wikipedia|Doniphan County, Kansas}} <br>  
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'''''County Clerk'''''<br>Mailing Address – P.O. Box 278 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address – 120 East Chestnut - South Side 1st Floor - County Courthouse - Troy, Kansas<br>Telephone: (785) 985- 3513<br> Fax: (785) 985-3723<br>Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''''District Court'''''<br>Mailing Address - P.O. Box 295 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address - 120 East Chestnut - 2nd Floor County Courthouse -Troy, Kansas<br>
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Telephone: (785) 985-3582 &amp; (785) 985-3583<br>Fax: (785) 985-2402<br>
  
'''1855--'''Doniphan County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Troy <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''''Register of Deeds'''''<br>Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Telephone: (785) 985-3932<br>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Doniphan County, Kansas Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1856
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1851
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==== Record Loss ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Doniphan}}
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*'''1855--'''Doniphan County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county.
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*'''County seat:''' Troy <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doniphan County, Kansas.  {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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Bendena<br>Blair<br>Brenner<br>Denton<br>Doniphan<br>Elwood<br>Fanning<br>Highland<br>Iowa Point<br>Leona<br>Moray<br>Palermo<br>Purcell<br>Severance<br>Sparks<br>Troy<br>Wathena<br>White Cloud<br>
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Doniphan}}
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The following are locations in Doniphan County, Kansas:
  
==== Extinct Communities<br>  ====
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* Bendena
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* Blair
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* Brenner
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* Denton
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* Doniphan
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* Elwood
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* Fanning
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* Highland
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* Iowa Point
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* Leona
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* Moray
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* Palermo
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* Purcell
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* Severance
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* Sparks
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* Troy
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* Wathena
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* White Cloud
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Arizona, Belmont Trading post, Bryan, Buffalo, Charlestown, Cold Spring Pony Express Station, Columbus, Cottonwood Springs, Evansville, Fairview, Green Top, Iola, Lafayette, LaPorte, Lawrence, LeRoy, Lewiston, Mount Vernon, Normanville, Palermo, Petersburgh, Rogersville, Smithton, Syracuse, Walnut Grove.
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'''''Extinct Communities'''''<br>
  
[http://www.kansasheritage.org/werner/gostdpco.html Kansas Heritage] gives details on all these locations.<br>  
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* Arizona
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* Belmont Trading post
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* Bryan
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* Buffalo
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* Charlestown
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* Cold Spring Pony Express Station
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* Columbus
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* Cottonwood Springs
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* Evansville
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* Fairview
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* Green Top
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* Iola
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* Lafayette
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* LaPorte
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* Lawrence
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* LeRoy
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* Lewiston
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* Mount Vernon
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* Normanville
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* Palermo
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* Petersburgh
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* Rogersville
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* Smithton
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* Syracuse
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* Walnut Grove.
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* [http://www.kansasheritage.org/werner/gostdpco.html Kansas Heritage] gives details on all these locations.
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'''Note:''' The wandering Missouri River forms Dohiphan's northern and eastern borders separating it from the Missouri counties of Holt, Andrew, and Buchanan. The main population center for the area is St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri which, because of the meander of the river, almost surrounds the Doniphan town of Elwood. Doniphan's larger towns; Elwood, Wathena, and Troy; all lay in the vicinity of St Joseph, Missouri.&nbsp; It is important to look for records of residence of Doniphan in these surrounding Nebraska and Missouri counties especially Buchanan, Missouri.<br>
  
==== Neighboring Counties [[Image:Doniphan.jpg|right|363x325px|Doniphan and surrounding counties]]  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Doniphan}}
  
*[[Andrew County, Missouri|Andrew County, Missouri]]
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== Resources ==
*[[Atchison County, Kansas|Atchison]]
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{{KS Resources Intro|Doniphan}}
*[[Brown County, Kansas|Brown]]
 
*[[Buchanan County, Missouri|Buchanan County, Missouri]]
 
*[[Holt County, Missouri|Holt County, Missouri]]
 
*[[Richardson County, Nebraska|Richardson County, Nebraska]]
 
  
'''Note:''' The wandering Missouri River forms Dohiphan's northern and eastern borders separating it from the Missouri counties of Holt, Andrew, and Buchanan. The main population center for the area is St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri which, because of the meander of the river, almost surrounds the Doniphan town of Elwood. Doniphan's larger towns; Elwood, Wathena, and Troy; all lay in the vicinity of St Joseph, Missouri.&nbsp; It is important to look for records of residence of Doniphan in these surrounding Nebraska and Missouri counties especially Buchanan, Missouri.<br>
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Doniphan}}
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Doniphan}}
  
[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm.&nbsp; They may be available through interlibrary loan:
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Doniphan}}
  
*Cemetery record, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Troy, KS, 1871-1913 [AR 6783]<br>
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=18&GScnty=905&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/doniphan/gentools.htm KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/doniphan.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=22 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|370607|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Doniphan+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
List of Doniphan cemeteries in 1906 according to&nbsp; <u>Transactions of the Kansas State Horticultural Society</u>, vol. XXVIII (1906), pp. 325-377.<ref>Kansas State Historical Society Cemeteries in Kansas, 1906.</ref> With additions from [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/doniphan/gentools.htm Doniphan County, Kansas, GenWeb] and [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kscemete/doniphan/doniphan.htm Doniphan County Cemeteries].&nbsp; A surname index to many of these cemeteries, "Cemetery Readings of Doniphan Co., KS" by Speedy &amp; Gail Stewart,&nbsp; can be found at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kscemete/doniphan/doniphan.htm Doniphan County Cemeteries].<br>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=905 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kansas&county=Doniphan&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
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[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm.&nbsp; They may be available through interlibrary loan:
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*Cemetery record, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Troy, KS, 1871-1913 [AR 6783]
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List of Doniphan cemeteries in 1906 according to&nbsp; <u>Transactions of the Kansas State Horticultural Society</u>, vol. XXVIII (1906), pp. 325-377.<ref>Kansas State Historical Society Cemeteries in Kansas, 1906.</ref> With additions from [http://www.ksgenweb.com/doniphan/gentools.htm Doniphan County, Kansas, GenWeb] and [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kscemete/doniphan/doniphan.htm Doniphan County Cemeteries].&nbsp; A surname index to many of these cemeteries, "Cemetery Readings of Doniphan Co., KS" by Speedy &amp; Gail Stewart,&nbsp; can be found at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kscemete/doniphan/doniphan.htm Doniphan County Cemeteries].
 
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| Andersons - Denton<br>Belleview<br>Bellemont - Wathena<br>Bitner - Bendena<br>Burrell<br>Carters - Blair<br>Chapple (Abbett)<br>Charleston - Troy<br>Collins<br>Columbus - Wathena<br>Courter-Ritchey - Troy<br>Cowger<br>Denton - Denton<br>Dittemore<br>Doniphan - Doniphan<br>Edwards (Buzard)<br>France (family)<br>Fanning (St James) - Sparks<br>Fanning (Prot) - Sparks<br>German Reform C<br>Gladden
| Andersons - Denton<br>Belleview<br>Bellemont - Wathena<br>Bitner - Bendena<br>Burrell<br>Carters - Blair<br>Chapple (Abbett)<br>Charleston - Troy<br>Collins<br>Columbus - Wathena<br>Courter-Ritchey - Troy<br>Cowger<br>Denton - Denton<br>Dittemore<br>Doniphan - Doniphan<br>Edwards (Buzard)<br>France (family)<br>Fanning (St James) - Sparks<br>Fanning (Prot) - Sparks<br>German Reform C<br>Gladden<br>
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| Hedrick (Jenkins)<br>[http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marcell/HIGHLAND.htm Highland] - Highland<br>Iola - Sparks<br>Iowa Point - Oregon<br>Jackson - Wathena<br>Jordan Creek Baptist Church - Bendena<br>King Hill - Doniphan<br>Lafayette Cemetery and Others - Sparks<br>Lutheran<br>Martin - Oregon<br>McClelland<br>McHamner<br>Moskau - Wathena<br>Moray<br>Mosquito Creek<br>Mt. Calvary - Oneida<br>Mt. Olive - Troy<br>New Hope<br>Oak Hill - Highland<br>Old Home - Troy<br>Olive Branch (White Cloud) - White Cloud
| Hedrick (Jenkins)<br>[http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marcell/HIGHLAND.htm Highland] - Highland<br>Iola - Sparks<br>Iowa Point - Oregon<br>Jackson - Wathena<br>Jordan Creek Baptist Church - Bendena<br>King Hill - Doniphan<br>Lafayette Cemetery and Others - Sparks<br>Lutheran<br>Martin - Oregon<br>McClelland<br>McHamner<br>Moskau - Wathena<br>Moray<br>Mosquito Creek<br>Mt. Calvary - Oneida<br>Mt. Olive - Troy<br>New Hope<br>Oak Hill - Highland<br>Old Home - Troy<br>Olive Branch (White Cloud) - White Cloud <br>
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| Palermo<br>Pennell<br>Pleasant Hill<br>Robertsons - Bendena<br>Rosedale (Cordonier) - Gear City<br>Smith<br>Smithon<br>Sollars<br>Springer<br>St. Benedict - Bendena<br>St. Charles (Catholic Cemetery) - Troy<br>St. Mary's - Denton<br>Steanson<br>Syracuse - Fanning<br>Tambor (Hartman) - Wathena<br>Tesson<br>Victory - Bendena<br>Walnut Grove<br> Wolf River<br>Woods<br>Zion (Smith Creek)
| Palermo<br>Pennell<br>Pleasant Hill<br>Robertsons - Bendena<br>Rosedale (Cordonier) - Gear City<br>Smith<br>Smithon<br>Sollars<br>Springer<br>St. Benedict - Bendena<br>St. Charles (Catholic Cemetery) - Troy<br>St. Mary's - Denton<br>Steanson<br>Syracuse - Fanning<br>Tambor (Hartman) - Wathena<br>Tesson<br>Victory - Bendena<br>Walnut Grove<br>[http://freepages.misc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~marcell/WolfRiver.htm Wolf River]<br>Woods<br>Zion (Smith Creek)<br>
 
 
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Doniphan}}
  
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'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1824715|Kansas State Census, 1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1825178|Kansas State Census, 1875}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1825188|Kansas State Census, 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1825193|Kansas State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
=== Church ===
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Doniphan}}
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
  
 
*Wathena
 
*Wathena
  
=== Court - District and Probate  ===
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Doniphan}}
  
===== Doniphan County Clerk <br>  =====
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[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm.&nbsp; They may be available through interlibrary loan:
  
(785) 985- 3513 Fax (785) 985-3723<br>Mailing Address – P.O. Box 278 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address – 120 East Chestnut - South Side 1st Floor - County Courthouse - Troy, Kansas<br>Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.<br>
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*Civil appearance dockets, 1858-1923 [AR 6751-6755]
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*District court journals, 1858-1918 [AR 6755-6762]
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*Judgement docket and record book, 1858-1926 [AR 6762-6763]
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*Marriage records, 1856-1921 [AR 6746-6749]
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*Naturalization index, 1881-1942 [AR 6750]
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*Naturalization certificate stubs, 1925-1928 [AR 6750]
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*Naturalization declaration of intention, petitions, and record, 1906-1934 [AR 6750]
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*Naturalization final record, 1859-1910 [AR 6763-6766]
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*Naturalization miscellaneous citizenship papers, 1905-1934 [AR 6750]
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*Probate court index and abstracts, 1855-1938 [AR 6767, AR 6778]
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*Probate court journals, 1858-1923 [AR 6778-6783]
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*Probate case files, 1857-1917 [AR 6796-6797, AR 6784-6793, AR 6798, AR 7066-7067, AR 11934]
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*Will records, 1882-1915 [AR 6767-6769]
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*Other probate records, 1858-1935 [AR 6766-6778, AR 6784-6798, AR 7066-7067]
  
===== District Court<br>  =====
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Doniphan}}
  
(785) 985-3582 &amp; (785) 985-3583 Fax (785) 985-2402<br>Mailing Address - P.O. Box 295 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address - 120 East Chestnut - 2nd Floor County Courthouse -Troy, Kansas<br>
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Doniphan}}
  
[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm.&nbsp; They may be available through interlibrary loan:
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Doniphan}}
  
*Civil appearance dockets, 1858-1923 [AR 6751-6755]
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*District court journals, 1858-1918 [AR 6755-6762]
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Doniphan}}
*Judgement docket and record book, 1858-1926 [AR 6762-6763]
 
*Marriage records, 1856-1921 [AR 6746-6749]
 
*Naturalization index, 1881-1942 [AR 6750]
 
*Naturalization certificate stubs, 1925-1928 [AR 6750]
 
*Naturalization declaration of intention, petitions, and record, 1906-1934 [AR 6750]
 
*Naturalization final record, 1859-1910 [AR 6763-6766]
 
*Naturalization miscellaneous citizenship papers, 1905-1934 [AR 6750]
 
*Probate court index and abstracts, 1855-1938 [AR 6767, AR 6778]
 
*Probate court journals, 1858-1923 [AR 6778-6783]
 
*Probate case files, 1857-1917 [AR 6796-6797, AR 6784-6793, AR 6798, AR 7066-7067, AR 11934]
 
*Will records, 1882-1915 [AR 6767-6769]
 
*Other probate records, 1858-1935 [AR 6766-6778, AR 6784-6798, AR 7066-7067] <br>
 
  
=== Land ===
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=== Genealogies ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Doniphan}}
  
===== Register of Deeds  =====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Doniphan}}
  
Phone - (785) 985-3932<br>Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087<br>  
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Doniphan}}'''Register of Deeds:'''<br>Phone: (785) 985-3932<br>Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087<br>Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087<br><br>
  
[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan: <br>
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[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:
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*Indexes, 1856-1908 [AR 6651-6652, AR 6681-6683]
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*Deed and mortgage records, 1856-1919 [AR 6649, AR 6652-6683, AR 6698]
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*Troy City Cemetery record, Mt. Olive Cemetery, 1871-1913 [AR 6783]
  
*Indexes, 1856-1908 [AR 6651-6652, AR 6681-6683]
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[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pyle/DoniphanPlat1882.html 1882 Doniphan County Plat Book]
*Deed and mortgage records, 1856-1919 [AR 6649, AR 6652-6683, AR 6698]
 
*Troy City Cemetery record, Mt. Olive Cemetery, 1871-1913 [AR 6783] <br>
 
  
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pyle/DoniphanPlat1882.html 1882 Doniphan County Plat Book]
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Local Histories  ===
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{{KS History Intro}}
  
*Bendena Centennial Committee. <u>Bendena, Kansas, Centennial, 1887-1987.</u> N.p.: 1988. (K978.1/-D71/B432).  
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*Bendena Centennial Committee. <u>Bendena, Kansas, Centennial, 1887-1987.</u> N.p.: 1988. (K978.1/-D71/B432).
*Brazelton, Ralph. <u>History of Wathena, Kansas.</u> N.p.: 1978. (K978.1/-D71/ Pam.v.1/no. 4).  
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*Brazelton, Ralph. <u>History of Wathena, Kansas.</u> N.p.: 1978. (K978.1/-D71/ Pam.v.1/no. 4).
*Bridges, C.G. <u>A Sketch of Doniphan County, Kansas.</u> Troy, KS: Bulletin Office, 1878. (K978.1/-D71/ Pam.v.1/no. 2).  
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*Bridges, C.G. <u>A Sketch of Doniphan County, Kansas.</u> Troy, KS: Bulletin Office, 1878. (K978.1/-D71/ Pam.v.1/no. 2).
*Caldwell, Martha B., ed. <u>"Records of the Squatter Association of Whitehead District, Doniphan County".</u> Kansas Historical Quarterly 13 (Feb. 1944): 16-35. (SP 906/K13q). [http://www.kshs.org/publicat/khq/1944/44_1_caldwell.htm Available online.]<br>
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*Caldwell, Martha B., ed. <u>"Records of the Squatter Association of Whitehead District, Doniphan County".</u> Kansas Historical Quarterly 13 (Feb. 1944): 16-35. (SP 906/K13q). [http://www.kshs.org/publicat/khq/1944/44_1_caldwell.htm Available online.]
*Cutler, William G., "Doniphan County," <u>History of the State of Kansas</u>. Chicago, IL: A. T. Andreas, 1883. [http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/doniphan/doniphan-co-p1.html Available online].<br>
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*Cutler, William G., "Doniphan County," <u>History of the State of Kansas</u>. Chicago, IL: A. T. Andreas, 1883. [http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/doniphan/doniphan-co-p1.html Available online].
*<u>"Doniphan Village Twice Site of Once-Thriving Community"</u>, Atchison Daily Globe (2nd). Dec. 11, 1949. [1 p.]. (Reel: A1859). <br>
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*<u>"Doniphan Village Twice Site of Once-Thriving Community"</u>, Atchison Daily Globe (2nd). Dec. 11, 1949. [1 p.]. (Reel: A1859).
*Gray, Patrick L. <u>Gray's Doniphan County History: A record of the happenings of half a hundred years</u>. Bendena, KS: Roycroft Press, 1905. (Reel: MF 295, no. 7). See [http://www.archive.org/details/graysdoniphancou00gray the whole book online]; or [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/doniphan/history/1905/index.html a complete transcription]. <br>
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*Gray, Patrick L. <u>Gray's Doniphan County History: A record of the happenings of half a hundred years</u>. Bendena, KS: Roycroft Press, 1905. (Reel: MF 295, no. 7). See [http://www.archive.org/details/graysdoniphancou00gray the whole book online]; or [http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/doniphan/history/1905/index.html a complete transcription].
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pyle/Plat1882/DPC_Plat_Text_TOC.html#TABLES. <u>Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with illistrations.</u>] (1882) Chicogo, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized) Along with maps with family names on indivdual plots, this book contains a county history, population, demographics, organizations, government, newspapers, biographical sketches, and more.  
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pyle/Plat1882/DPC_Plat_Text_TOC.html#TABLES. <u>Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with illistrations.</u>] (1882) Chicogo, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized) Along with maps with family names on indivdual plots, this book contains a county history, population, demographics, organizations, government, newspapers, biographical sketches, and more.
**Kansas State Historical Society. <u>Doniphan County Clippings, 1858-1988.</u> (4 vols.). Topeka, KS: KSHS, n.d. (K978.1/-D71/Clipp.).  
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**Kansas State Historical Society. <u>Doniphan County Clippings, 1858-1988.</u> (4 vols.). Topeka, KS: KSHS, n.d. (K978.1/-D71/Clipp.).
*________. <u>Index to Gray's Doniphan County History</u>. Topeka, KS: KSHS, 1974. (Reel: MF 295, no. 8).  
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*________. <u>Index to Gray's Doniphan County History</u>. Topeka, KS: KSHS, 1974. (Reel: MF 295, no. 8).
*Kercher, Delno. <u>History of Leona, 1885</u>. N.p.: n.d. (K978.1/-D71/Mss/no. 1).  
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*Kercher, Delno. <u>History of Leona, 1885</u>. N.p.: n.d. (K978.1/-D71/Mss/no. 1).
*Lynn, C.P. "<u>Makers of Kansas History: A Series of Sketches of Characters &amp; Events</u>". Ness County News &amp; Ness City Times. May 26-June 30, 1906. [6 pp.]. (Reel: N497).  
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*Lynn, C.P. "<u>Makers of Kansas History: A Series of Sketches of Characters &amp; Events</u>". Ness County News &amp; Ness City Times. May 26-June 30, 1906. [6 pp.]. (Reel: N497).
*Montgomery, Walter B. <u>"Illustrated Doniphan County, 1837-1916"</u>. [Troy] Weekly Kansas Chief. Apr. 6, 1916. [386 pp.]. (Reel: T2069).  
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*Montgomery, Walter B. <u>"Illustrated Doniphan County, 1837-1916"</u>. [Troy] Weekly Kansas Chief. Apr. 6, 1916. [386 pp.]. (Reel: T2069).
*Smith, R.F., ed. <u>Doniphan County, Kansas: History &amp; Directory for 1868-9</u>. N.p.: Smith, Vaughan &amp; Co., 1868. (Reel: LM 475, no. 1). &nbsp;Also available on [http://books.google.com/books?id=iHcUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=doniphan+county,+kansas&hl=en&sa=X&ei=maXbT7nSM-fo2gWY9Ni3CA&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=doniphan%20county%2C%20kansas&f=false Google Books].<br>
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*Smith, R.F., ed. <u>Doniphan County, Kansas: History &amp; Directory for 1868-9</u>. N.p.: Smith, Vaughan &amp; Co., 1868. (Reel: LM 475, no. 1). &nbsp;Also available on [http://books.google.com/books?id=iHcUAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=doniphan+county,+kansas&hl=en&sa=X&ei=maXbT7nSM-fo2gWY9Ni3CA&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=doniphan%20county%2C%20kansas&f=false Google Books].
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Doniphan}}
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[[Image:Doniphan.jpg|right|363x325px|Doniphan and surrounding counties]]
  
[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209409 Plat Book of Doniphan County Kansas.] (1904) (Digitized) This atlas includes plats of the townships and largest towns of Doniphan County with the names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory.<br>
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209409 Plat Book of Doniphan County Kansas.] (1904) (Digitized) This atlas includes plats of the townships and largest towns of Doniphan County with the names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory.
  
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pyle/Plat1882/DPC_Plat_Text_TOC.html#TABLES. <u>Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with illistrations.</u>] (1882) Chicogo, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized)  
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[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pyle/Plat1882/DPC_Plat_Text_TOC.html#TABLES. <u>Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with illistrations.</u>] (1882) Chicogo, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized)
  
=== Migration ===
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Doniphan}}
  
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:  
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Early migration routes to and from Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:
  
:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]  
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_River Missouri River]
:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''Oregon National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>  
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
 
:*[[Mormon Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah<ref>National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in ''Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
=== Military ===
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Doniphan}}
  
Men from&nbsp;this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KS Civil War Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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Men from this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.
  
[http://www.kshs.org/index.htm Kansas State Historical Society] houses one of the largest newspaper collections.&nbsp; They have [http://www.kshs.org/library/search.php?city=&title=&county=DP&state=KS&begyr=&endyr=&arrange=title&submit=SEARCH 225 reels of Doniphan newspapers] which may be available through interlibrary loan. Titles include Highland Vidette 1892 - 2002, Weekly Kansas Chief 1873 - 1918, Kansas Chief 1920 - 2003, Severance Weekly News 1891 - 1926, Wathena Times 1905 - 2001, White Cloud Globe (Tribune) 1892 - 1946, White Cloud Review 1883 - 1921, and many more.<br>
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Doniphan}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Doniphan}}
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Doniphan}}&nbsp;
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[http://www.kshs.org/index.htm Kansas State Historical Society] houses one of the largest newspaper collections.&nbsp; They have [http://www.kshs.org/library/search.php?city=&title=&county=DP&state=KS&begyr=&endyr=&arrange=title&submit=SEARCH 225 reels of Doniphan newspapers] which may be available through interlibrary loan. Titles include Highland Vidette 1892 - 2002, Weekly Kansas Chief 1873 - 1918, Kansas Chief 1920 - 2003, Severance Weekly News 1891 - 1926, Wathena Times 1905 - 2001, White Cloud Globe (Tribune) 1892 - 1946, White Cloud Review 1883 - 1921, and many more.
  
 
*Many [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/pages/results/?state=Kansas&date1=1836&date2=1922&proxtext=&x=14&y=12&dateFilterType=yearRange&rows=20&searchType=basic digitized Kansas newspapers] are available online through the Library of Congress Chronicling America project.
 
*Many [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/pages/results/?state=Kansas&date1=1836&date2=1922&proxtext=&x=14&y=12&dateFilterType=yearRange&rows=20&searchType=basic digitized Kansas newspapers] are available online through the Library of Congress Chronicling America project.
  
=== School Records  ===
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Doniphan}}
  
[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Doniphan}}
  
*Scholastic census, 1892-1916 [AR 6683-6685, AR 6699-6701]<br>
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Doniphan}}
  
=== Vital Records ===
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'''Online Records
  
[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:
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*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
*Marriage records, 1856-1921 [AR 6746-6749]<br>
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=== School Records ===
*Vital statistics, 1898-1916 [AR 6749]<br>
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{{KS Schools Intro|Doniphan}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:
  
[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/library/doniphan/ Doniphan County Library Distict] (785) 985-2597
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*Scholastic census, 1892-1916 [AR 6683-6685, AR 6699-6701]
  
Central Library 105 N. Main / P. O. Box 458 / Troy, KS 66087
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Doniphan}}
  
Branches:
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Doniphan}}
  
*Elwood Branch Library (913) 365-2409;&nbsp; 410 N. 9th / Elwood, Kansas 66024<br>
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[http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/localgovt/microfilm/doniphan.htm Kansas State Historical Society] holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:
*Highland Branch Library (785) 442-3078;&nbsp; 306 W. Main / Highland, Kansas 66035
 
*Wathena Branch Library (785) 989-4834;&nbsp; 206 St. Joseph / Wathena, KS 66090<br>
 
  
<br>
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*Marriage records, 1856-1921 [AR 6746-6749]
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*Vital statistics, 1898-1916 [AR 6749]
  
[http://highlandcc.edu/Site/Community/Library.php Highland Community College Library] (785) 442-6000 505 West Main St. / Highland, Kansas 66035<br>
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Doniphan}}
  
Doniphan County Historical Society, 105 North Main, Troy, KS 66087
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*'''1818 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2567 Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
Ma Hush Kah Historical Society, Route 2, Box 16, White Cloud, KS 66094 <br>
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Doniphan}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*'''1811 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|2381595|Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1840 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1855 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|1851040|Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1855 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60292 Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — images $
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Death ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Doniphan}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*'''1885 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1674844|Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2570 Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
*[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/doniphan/ USGenWeb project for Doniphan County] has maps, histories, and information on local libraries, societies, cemeteries, schools, newspapers, and more.<br>
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==== Divorce ====
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Doniphan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Doniphan}}
*[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/counties/DP/ Kansas on the Net Doniphan County] contains a variety useful history and location details about Doniphan County including libraries, schools and government agencies.  
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Doniphan}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Doniphan}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KS Libraries Intro|Doniphan}}
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'''Doniphan County Library District'''<br>Central Library<br>105 N. Main<br>P. O. Box 458<br>Troy, KS 66087 <br>Telephone: (785) 985-2597<br>[http://www.librarydistrict1.org/  Website]<br>
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:Branches:
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:*Elwood Branch Library (913) 365-2409;&nbsp; 410 N. 9th / Elwood, Kansas 66024
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:*Highland Branch Library (785) 442-3078;&nbsp; 306 W. Main / Highland, Kansas 66035
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:*Wathena Branch Library (785) 989-4834;&nbsp; 206 St. Joseph / Wathena, KS 66090<br><br>
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'''Highland Community College Library'''<br>505 West Main St.<br>Highland, Kansas 66035<br>Telephone: (785) 442-6000<br>[http://highlandcc.edu/Site/Community/Library.php Website]<br>
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Doniphan}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Doniphan}}
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'''Doniphan County Historical Society'''<br>105 North Main<br>Troy
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'''Ma Hush Kah Historical Society'''<br> Route 2, Box 16<br> White Cloud, KS 66094 <br>
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Doniphan}}
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/doniphan/gentools.htm USGenWeb project for Doniphan County] has maps, histories, and information on local libraries, societies, cemeteries, schools, newspapers, and more.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203751|Kansas|Doniphan}}The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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*[http://kansasonthenet.com/ Kansas on the Net Doniphan County] contains a variety useful history and location details about Doniphan County including libraries, schools and government agencies.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Doniphan/ Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Doniphan/ Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
== References  ==
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== Research Guides ==
 
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Doniphan}}
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Guide to Doniphan County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Troy
Organized: February 20, 1855
Parent County(s): Original county [1]
Neighboring Counties
Andrew (MO)  • Atchison  • Brown  • Buchanan (MO)  • Holt (MO)  • Richardson (NE)
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Courthouse
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County Information

Description

Named for Col. Alexander W. Doniphan, of Missouri. He commanded a regiment of cavalry during the Mexican War, marching across the plains, and taking a very prominent part in the conquest of New Mexico. He was a zealous partisan in the effort made to extend slavery into Kansas.

County Courthouse

Doniphan County Courthouse
Main Street
Troy, Kansas 66087
Phone: 785.985.3513
Doniphan County Website

Clerk District Court has birth and death reords1898-1910, marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1856.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1858.
A yearly county census is taken. [1]

County Clerk
Mailing Address – P.O. Box 278 - Troy, Kansas 66087
Physical Address – 120 East Chestnut - South Side 1st Floor - County Courthouse - Troy, Kansas
Telephone: (785) 985- 3513
Fax: (785) 985-3723
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

District Court
Mailing Address - P.O. Box 295 - Troy, Kansas 66087
Physical Address - 120 East Chestnut - 2nd Floor County Courthouse -Troy, Kansas
Telephone: (785) 985-3582 & (785) 985-3583
Fax: (785) 985-2402

Register of Deeds
Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087
Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087
Telephone: (785) 985-3932

Doniphan County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1896 1885 1895 1856 1851

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1855--Doniphan County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county.
  • County seat: Troy [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Doniphan County, Kansas:

  • Bendena
  • Blair
  • Brenner
  • Denton
  • Doniphan
  • Elwood
  • Fanning
  • Highland
  • Iowa Point
  • Leona
  • Moray
  • Palermo
  • Purcell
  • Severance
  • Sparks
  • Troy
  • Wathena
  • White Cloud

Extinct Communities

  • Arizona
  • Belmont Trading post
  • Bryan
  • Buffalo
  • Charlestown
  • Cold Spring Pony Express Station
  • Columbus
  • Cottonwood Springs
  • Evansville
  • Fairview
  • Green Top
  • Iola
  • Lafayette
  • LaPorte
  • Lawrence
  • LeRoy
  • Lewiston
  • Mount Vernon
  • Normanville
  • Palermo
  • Petersburgh
  • Rogersville
  • Smithton
  • Syracuse
  • Walnut Grove.

Note: The wandering Missouri River forms Dohiphan's northern and eastern borders separating it from the Missouri counties of Holt, Andrew, and Buchanan. The main population center for the area is St Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri which, because of the meander of the river, almost surrounds the Doniphan town of Elwood. Doniphan's larger towns; Elwood, Wathena, and Troy; all lay in the vicinity of St Joseph, Missouri.  It is important to look for records of residence of Doniphan in these surrounding Nebraska and Missouri counties especially Buchanan, Missouri.

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Doniphan County, Kansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information

Kansas State Historical Society holds these titles on microfilm.  They may be available through interlibrary loan:

  • Cemetery record, Mt. Olive Cemetery, Troy, KS, 1871-1913 [AR 6783]

List of Doniphan cemeteries in 1906 according to  Transactions of the Kansas State Horticultural Society, vol. XXVIII (1906), pp. 325-377.[3] With additions from Doniphan County, Kansas, GenWeb and Doniphan County Cemeteries.  A surname index to many of these cemeteries, "Cemetery Readings of Doniphan Co., KS" by Speedy & Gail Stewart,  can be found at Doniphan County Cemeteries.

Andersons - Denton
Belleview
Bellemont - Wathena
Bitner - Bendena
Burrell
Carters - Blair
Chapple (Abbett)
Charleston - Troy
Collins
Columbus - Wathena
Courter-Ritchey - Troy
Cowger
Denton - Denton
Dittemore
Doniphan - Doniphan
Edwards (Buzard)
France (family)
Fanning (St James) - Sparks
Fanning (Prot) - Sparks
German Reform C
Gladden
Hedrick (Jenkins)
Highland - Highland
Iola - Sparks
Iowa Point - Oregon
Jackson - Wathena
Jordan Creek Baptist Church - Bendena
King Hill - Doniphan
Lafayette Cemetery and Others - Sparks
Lutheran
Martin - Oregon
McClelland
McHamner
Moskau - Wathena
Moray
Mosquito Creek
Mt. Calvary - Oneida
Mt. Olive - Troy
New Hope
Oak Hill - Highland
Old Home - Troy
Olive Branch (White Cloud) - White Cloud
Palermo
Pennell
Pleasant Hill
Robertsons - Bendena
Rosedale (Cordonier) - Gear City
Smith
Smithon
Sollars
Springer
St. Benedict - Bendena
St. Charles (Catholic Cemetery) - Troy
St. Mary's - Denton
Steanson
Syracuse - Fanning
Tambor (Hartman) - Wathena
Tesson
Victory - Bendena
Walnut Grove
Wolf River
Woods
Zion (Smith Creek)

 

Census Records

Kansas Territory was enumerated in 1860, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. [4] See links listed below.

State Census

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Kansas Church Records.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Wathena

Court Records

Kansas State Historical Society holds these titles on microfilm.  They may be available through interlibrary loan:

  • Civil appearance dockets, 1858-1923 [AR 6751-6755]
  • District court journals, 1858-1918 [AR 6755-6762]
  • Judgement docket and record book, 1858-1926 [AR 6762-6763]
  • Marriage records, 1856-1921 [AR 6746-6749]
  • Naturalization index, 1881-1942 [AR 6750]
  • Naturalization certificate stubs, 1925-1928 [AR 6750]
  • Naturalization declaration of intention, petitions, and record, 1906-1934 [AR 6750]
  • Naturalization final record, 1859-1910 [AR 6763-6766]
  • Naturalization miscellaneous citizenship papers, 1905-1934 [AR 6750]
  • Probate court index and abstracts, 1855-1938 [AR 6767, AR 6778]
  • Probate court journals, 1858-1923 [AR 6778-6783]
  • Probate case files, 1857-1917 [AR 6796-6797, AR 6784-6793, AR 6798, AR 7066-7067, AR 11934]
  • Will records, 1882-1915 [AR 6767-6769]
  • Other probate records, 1858-1935 [AR 6766-6778, AR 6784-6798, AR 7066-7067]

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Register of Deeds:
Phone: (785) 985-3932
Mailing Address - P.O. Box 73 - Troy, Kansas 66087
Physical Address - 120 E Chestnut Troy, Kansas 66087

Kansas State Historical Society holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:

  • Indexes, 1856-1908 [AR 6651-6652, AR 6681-6683]
  • Deed and mortgage records, 1856-1919 [AR 6649, AR 6652-6683, AR 6698]
  • Troy City Cemetery record, Mt. Olive Cemetery, 1871-1913 [AR 6783]

1882 Doniphan County Plat Book

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Kansas Local Histories.


  • Bendena Centennial Committee. Bendena, Kansas, Centennial, 1887-1987. N.p.: 1988. (K978.1/-D71/B432).
  • Brazelton, Ralph. History of Wathena, Kansas. N.p.: 1978. (K978.1/-D71/ Pam.v.1/no. 4).
  • Bridges, C.G. A Sketch of Doniphan County, Kansas. Troy, KS: Bulletin Office, 1878. (K978.1/-D71/ Pam.v.1/no. 2).
  • Caldwell, Martha B., ed. "Records of the Squatter Association of Whitehead District, Doniphan County". Kansas Historical Quarterly 13 (Feb. 1944): 16-35. (SP 906/K13q). Available online.
  • Cutler, William G., "Doniphan County," History of the State of Kansas. Chicago, IL: A. T. Andreas, 1883. Available online.
  • "Doniphan Village Twice Site of Once-Thriving Community", Atchison Daily Globe (2nd). Dec. 11, 1949. [1 p.]. (Reel: A1859).
  • Gray, Patrick L. Gray's Doniphan County History: A record of the happenings of half a hundred years. Bendena, KS: Roycroft Press, 1905. (Reel: MF 295, no. 7). See the whole book online; or a complete transcription.
  • Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with illistrations. (1882) Chicogo, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized) Along with maps with family names on indivdual plots, this book contains a county history, population, demographics, organizations, government, newspapers, biographical sketches, and more.
    • Kansas State Historical Society. Doniphan County Clippings, 1858-1988. (4 vols.). Topeka, KS: KSHS, n.d. (K978.1/-D71/Clipp.).
  • ________. Index to Gray's Doniphan County History. Topeka, KS: KSHS, 1974. (Reel: MF 295, no. 8).
  • Kercher, Delno. History of Leona, 1885. N.p.: n.d. (K978.1/-D71/Mss/no. 1).
  • Lynn, C.P. "Makers of Kansas History: A Series of Sketches of Characters & Events". Ness County News & Ness City Times. May 26-June 30, 1906. [6 pp.]. (Reel: N497).
  • Montgomery, Walter B. "Illustrated Doniphan County, 1837-1916". [Troy] Weekly Kansas Chief. Apr. 6, 1916. [386 pp.]. (Reel: T2069).
  • Smith, R.F., ed. Doniphan County, Kansas: History & Directory for 1868-9. N.p.: Smith, Vaughan & Co., 1868. (Reel: LM 475, no. 1).  Also available on Google Books.

Maps and Gazetteers

Doniphan and surrounding counties

Plat Book of Doniphan County Kansas. (1904) (Digitized) This atlas includes plats of the townships and largest towns of Doniphan County with the names of landholders. It also includes a patrons' directory.

Historical Plat Book of Doniphan County, Kansas with illistrations. (1882) Chicogo, IL: J S Bird. (Digitized)

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:

Military Records

Civil War

Men from this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Doniphan County, Kansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

 

Kansas State Historical Society houses one of the largest newspaper collections.  They have 225 reels of Doniphan newspapers which may be available through interlibrary loan. Titles include Highland Vidette 1892 - 2002, Weekly Kansas Chief 1873 - 1918, Kansas Chief 1920 - 2003, Severance Weekly News 1891 - 1926, Wathena Times 1905 - 2001, White Cloud Globe (Tribune) 1892 - 1946, White Cloud Review 1883 - 1921, and many more.

Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

In most counties in Kansas, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Kansas, Doniphan and click Probate records.


Online Records

School Records

Kansas State Historical Society holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:

  • Scholastic census, 1892-1916 [AR 6683-6685, AR 6699-6701]

Tax Records

Kansas tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Kansas Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Kansas Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Kansas State Historical Society holds these titles on microfilm. They may be available through interlibrary loan:

  • Marriage records, 1856-1921 [AR 6746-6749]
  • Vital statistics, 1898-1916 [AR 6749]

Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Doniphan County Library District
Central Library
105 N. Main
P. O. Box 458
Troy, KS 66087
Telephone: (785) 985-2597
Website

Branches:
  • Elwood Branch Library (913) 365-2409;  410 N. 9th / Elwood, Kansas 66024
  • Highland Branch Library (785) 442-3078;  306 W. Main / Highland, Kansas 66035
  • Wathena Branch Library (785) 989-4834;  206 St. Joseph / Wathena, KS 66090

Highland Community College Library
505 West Main St.
Highland, Kansas 66035
Telephone: (785) 442-6000
Website

Museums

Societies

Doniphan County Historical Society
105 North Main
Troy

Ma Hush Kah Historical Society
Route 2, Box 16
White Cloud, KS 66094

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Doniphan County, Kansas. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  3. Kansas State Historical Society Cemeteries in Kansas, 1906.
  4. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.
  5. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  6. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  7. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).