My name is Bob Jenkins and I am the Doniphan County Coordinator.
We have many genealogical resources available here.
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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Doniphan County data
|A brief history:
Kansas State Historical Society)
Doniphan County was organized on September 18, 1855, as one of the 33 original counties organized by the Territorial Legislature. It was founded by Joel P. Blair; E. B. Rogers; and A. Dunning, and contains the cities of Troy, Highland, White Cloud, Denton, Elwood, Wathena, Leona and Severance. It was named for General Alexander Doniphan, of Mexican War fame. It is said that in the county seat war between Troy and Wathena, the story is told of a cannon that was stolen nightly by one town or the other, depending on who had it in their possession, until finally someone sunk it in the local creek. It was also told that the county records were treated in the same manner.
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