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Bourbon County borders on Missouri, and is in the third tier of Counties from the Indian Territory. The northern boundary of the county is three miles north of the 38th parallel of north latitude. It is bounded as follows: On the north by Linn County; on the east by Missouri; on the South by Crawford County and on the West by Neosho and Allen Counties. By the "Bogus Laws," its limits were defined as follows: beginning at the southeast corner of Linn County, thence south thirty miles; thence west twenty-four miles; thence north thirty miles; thence east twenty-four miles to the place of beginning. Within these limits were contained 720 square miles or 460,800 acres. 1.

Organized in 1855. County seat Ft. Scott. Received its name from Bourbon County, Ky., the latter having been one of the nine counties organized in 1785 by the Virginia legislature, before Kentucky became an independent state.2.

1. William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
2. History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)

Biographies
Description File Size Date Submitter
Blair, Ed 1863 - 8K Oct 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Canaday, Merrit D. 1841 - 3K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Nall, John 1832 - 4K Mar 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Cemeteries
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Bourbon County Medical Directory 1920 5K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Bourbon County, KS 1883
List of Pensioners on the Roll
2 kb December 1997 Carolyn Ward
Obituaries
Description File Size Date Submitter
Jones, Lester P. - 1988 1 kb May 2002 Susie Hastings
Linton, Richard Dean Carrell October 1, 2004 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Merriam, Maria A. Barrett 1899 5K Sep 2006 Jeanne Fontaine
Sheppard, Jacob Ingraham October 19, 1921 12K Apr 2007 Barbara Snyder
Sheppard, James Gifford 1939 4K Apr 2007 Barbara Snyder
Photos of Places
Description File Size Date Submitter
Hatch Cemetery Overview Image 67K Jul 2009 Robin .
Marion Cemetery Gate Image 44K Jul 2009 Robin .
Marmaton Cemetery Gate Image 56K Jul 2009 Robin .
Turkey Creek Cemetery Gate Image 91K Jul 2009 Robin .
Photos of Tombstones
Barnesville Cemetery
Description File Size Date Submitter
Overview Of Barnesville Cemetery Image 243K Jun 2009 Sandra Curtis
Overview Of Barnesville Cemetery Entrance Gate Image 271K Jun 2009 Sandra Curtis
Curtis, Isaac Joel Image 256K Jun 2009 Sandra Curtis
Maple Grove Cemetery (One Photo)
Description File Size Date Submitter
McIntosh, William Alexander Image 316K Jan 2012 Robert Macoubrie
Mapleton Cemetery, Index
Mapleton Cemetery, Section 1 (Transcription & Photos)
Mapleton Cemetery, Section 2N (Transcription & Photos)
Mapleton Cemetery, Section 2S (Transcription & Photos)
Mapleton Cemetery, Section 3 (Transcription & Photos)
West Liberty Cemetery, Kansas (One Photo)
Description File Size Date Submitter
McIntosh, Dougald Blue Image 301K Jan 2012 Robert Macoubrie
Vital Records
Marriage Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Branch, Annie - Johnson, W.m. January 3, 1883 1K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Chambers, Nancy Ellen - Rucker, Clifton Tinsley October 16, 1856 1K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Hewett, Arminda - Martin, Enos E. October 1, 1874 1K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Hewett, Frances - Branch, William Andrew Jackson December 9, 1877 2K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Hewett, Lucinda - Wolverton, John W. October 1, 1874 2K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Hewett, Mary - Harryman, Thomas Benson August 27, 1871 1K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Key, Lillie - Branch, Albert L. July 10, 1898 1K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Prager, Minnie A. - Rucker, Lincoln A. November 20, 1889 2K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Rucker, Dora A. - Fox, Burton E May 20, 1903 1K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Rucker, Elisha Hurt - Clarke, Malissa March 13, 1871 1K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Rucker, Eliza Jean - Stout, Joseph September 2, 1862 1K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Rucker, Sophia J - McDonald, Emett January 14, 1904 2K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton
Woverton, Lucinda Hewett - Rucker, Thomas Levi December 30, 1877 2K Oct 2009 Carla Leighton

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