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As laid out by the "bogus" legislature, Wilson was in the southernmost tier, and comprised all that is now Montgomery County. It was twenty-four miles square. Later in its session, this legislature attached Wilson County to Allen, and made Cofachique the permanent county seat. Upon the election of the free State legislature a new set of lines was given all the counties in the third tier, and they were shortened up an aggregate of twenty-six miles. All this territory was given to Wilson, which thus became fifty miles long north and south. In the final re-adjustment of lines by the legislature of 1867, this county was cut down to its present dimensions and Montgomery made of the southern portion. It is now bounded on the north by Woodson; east by Neosho; south by Montgomery and west by Elk and Greenwood counties.1

Organized in 1865. County Seat, Fredonia. This county originally extended to the south line of the state, and was named in honor of Colonel Hiero T. Wilson who lived in Fort Scott from September 1843. He was the first white person to settle there.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
Leasure, Ezra D. 1857 - 3K Apr 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Longenecker, Nathaniel W. 1850 - 2K Apr 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Cemeteries
Census Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
1870 Wilson County, KS Census 4 kb 2000 Amy K. Davis
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Wilson County Medical Directory 1920 4K Mar 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
McGee, William May 19, 1881 1K Mar 2009 Barbara Stenberg
Obituaries
Description File Size Date Submitter
Bauersfeld, Virtus L. Jr November 12, 2004 1K Aug 2007 Oz
EVLIN, William A.; d 1918 3 kb Aug 2002 Mary Celine Scott
Leonard, Vernon Calvin September 5, 2004 1K Jul 2007 Oz
Neff, Eli August 27, 1910 5K Jun 2006 Jennifer Neff
Neff, O.P. [Homer/Omer] March 15, 1937 3K Jun 2006 Jennifer Neff
Neff, Sarah Frances Nee Ashby April 1936 3K Jun 2006 Jennifer Neff
Ramsey, Clara B. (Ward) February 21, 1979 4K Sep 2010 Valerie (Johnson) Freeman The Registry
Ramsey, Jewel "Clyde" November 13, 1975 3K Sep 2010 Valerie (Johnson) Freeman The Registry
Waugh, James Russel October 8, 2005 1K Aug 2007 Oz


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