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*'''30 August 1855 ''' [[Godfrey County, Kansas|Godfrey]] was created an original Kansas county.  
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*'''30 August 1855 ''' [[Godfrey County, Kansas Genealogy|Godfrey]] was created an original Kansas county.  
*'''3 June 1861''' the former [[Godfrey County, Kansas|Godfrey County]] name was changed to the [[Seward (old) County, Kansas|Seward (old) County]].  
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*'''3 June 1861''' the former [[Godfrey County, Kansas Genealogy|Godfrey County]] name was changed to the [[Seward (old) County, Kansas Genealogy|Seward (old) County]].  
 
*'''26 February 1867''' the former old Seward County name was changed to [[Howard_County,_Kansas|Howard County]].  
 
*'''26 February 1867''' the former old Seward County name was changed to [[Howard_County,_Kansas|Howard County]].  
*'''11 Mar 1875''' Howard County was split into [[Elk County, Kansas|Elk]] and [[Chautauqua County, Kansas|Chautauqua]] counties.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 250 Godfrey, 251 Howard, 256 Seward (old) County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <ref name="KSCO">"Howard County, Kansas (defunct)" in ''Kansas Counties'' in Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:HO (accessed 26 June 2012).</ref>
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*'''11 Mar 1875''' Howard County was split into [[Elk County, Kansas Genealogy|Elk]] and [[Chautauqua County, Kansas Genealogy|Chautauqua]] counties.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 250 Godfrey, 251 Howard, 256 Seward (old) County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <ref name="KSCO">"Howard County, Kansas (defunct)" in ''Kansas Counties'' in Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:HO (accessed 26 June 2012).</ref>
  
Godfrey County (later named Seward, and then Howard) was attached to [[Allen County, Kansas|Allen County]] for civil and military purposes. Godfrey County was never organized.<ref>"Godfrey County, Kansas (defunct)" in ''Kansas Counties'' in Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:GR (accessed 26 June 2012).</ref>  
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Godfrey County (later named Seward, and then Howard) was attached to [[Allen County, Kansas Genealogy|Allen County]] for civil and military purposes. Godfrey County was never organized.<ref>"Godfrey County, Kansas (defunct)" in ''Kansas Counties'' in Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:GR (accessed 26 June 2012).</ref>  
  
 
A lengthy dispute over the location of the county seat led to the use of the Kansas militia to keep the peace. As a result, in 1875 Howard County was divided into Elk and Chautauqua counties to resolve the county seat feud.<ref name="KSCO" />  
 
A lengthy dispute over the location of the county seat led to the use of the Kansas militia to keep the peace. As a result, in 1875 Howard County was divided into Elk and Chautauqua counties to resolve the county seat feud.<ref name="KSCO" />  
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*[[Allen County, Kansas|Allen County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Allen County, Kansas Genealogy|Allen County, Kansas]]  
*[[Elk County, Kansas|Elk County, Kansas]]  
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*[[Elk County, Kansas Genealogy|Elk County, Kansas]]  
*[[Chautauqua County, Kansas|Chautauqua County, Kansas]]
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*[[Chautauqua County, Kansas Genealogy|Chautauqua County, Kansas]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 20:52, 21 September 2017

United States
Kansas
Howard County

Godfrey County (later named Seward, and then Howard) was attached to Allen County for civil and military purposes. Godfrey County was never organized.[3]

A lengthy dispute over the location of the county seat led to the use of the Kansas militia to keep the peace. As a result, in 1875 Howard County was divided into Elk and Chautauqua counties to resolve the county seat feud.[2]

For information about residents of Howard County, Kansas 1867-1875 try searching records of:

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 250 Godfrey, 251 Howard, 256 Seward (old) County, Kansas. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Howard County, Kansas (defunct)" in Kansas Counties in Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:HO (accessed 26 June 2012).
  3. "Godfrey County, Kansas (defunct)" in Kansas Counties in Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:GR (accessed 26 June 2012).