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Records from Chase County

Creator: Chase County (Kan.)

Date: 1859 - 2000

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 216794

Abstract: This collection contains both paper and microfilmed records from Chase County, primarily from the County Clerk, District Court, Probate Court, and Register of Deeds. The records date between 1859-2000, and document land sales and ownership, school censuses, naturalization of Chase County residents, probate court cases and estate settlement, and district court criminal cases. The paper records consist of a daily school register from the Marble Hill school district number 36, and a journal from the early county supervisors and commissioners documenting the establishment of Chase County.

The microfilmed district court records document cases involving serious criminal offenses, naturalizations, divorces, and large monetary amounts. These include general indexes to case files, 1856-1937; appearance dockets, 1862-1919; journals, 1863-1922; and naturalization and declaration records, 1884-1941. Records from the probate court document cases involving marriages, town incorporations, estates, wills, adoptions, insanities, delinquent and dependent children, and similar matters within the county. These include will records, 1884-1926; case files, 1856-1939; and appearance dockets, 1864-1936. Records from the county clerk include vital statistic birth, death, and marriage records dated 1885-1911. The records from the register of deeds document land sales and ownership, as well as scholastic censuses. Included are deed records, 1859-1937; general index to deeds, 1859-1908; military discharge records, 1919-1955 (restricted); chattel mortgage records, 1869-1959; and scholastic census records, 1890-1965.

Space Required/Quantity: Microfilm + 2 volumes.

Title (Main title): Records from Chase County

Administrative History

Administrative History: Chase County was established on February 11, 1859 and organized on March 15, 1859. It was named for Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873), in turn governor of Ohio, United States senator, Secretary of the Treasury, and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Its county seat and most populous city is Cottonwood Falls. Townships include Bazaar, Cedar, Cottonwood, Diamond Creek, Falls, Homestead, Matfield, Strong, and Toledo Township.

[Kansas State Historical Society. "Kansas Counties - Chase County." http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/places/counties.php?county=CS (accessed June 12, 2009.)]

Index Terms


    Chase County (Kan.) -- Genealogy
    Chase County (Kan.) -- History
    Chase County (Kan.) -- Statistics, Vital
    Criminal law -- Kansas -- Chase County -- Cases
    Deeds -- Kansas -- Chase County
    District courts -- Kansas -- Chase County
    Naturalization -- Kansas -- Chase County
    Probate courts -- Kansas -- Chase County
    Probate law and practice -- Kansas -- Chase County -- Cases

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Chase County.