Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

For Genealogical Help in Douglas County, contact:

Douglas County Genealogical Society

PO Box 3664

Lawrence, KS  66046-3426

e-mail: burchil@ku.edu

DG   Douglas County, Kansas, was established in 1855.  It was one of Kansas’ original 36 counties and named for Stephen Douglas, a U.S. Senator from Illinois.  He advocated popular vote to determine the Kansas slavery question. The county seat of Douglas County is Lawrence, Kansas.

Old, Newspaper

Douglas County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

John Hendley Executed

On the 2nd inst., John Hendley was executed at Lawrence, Kansas, for the murder of John Sutton, in June last. He died perfectly resigned, but protested to the last that the act was done in self-defense, and only after Sutton had shot him in the arm. Hendley was a...

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