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Welcome to Rooks County, Kansas
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A view from the hillside outside of Stockton.
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First settlers: Joseph, James, Thomas, John and Francis McNulty; Tunis Bulls, John Wells, John Powell, Seal Northrup and Capt. J. Owens.

First woman settler: Mrs. Robert E. Martin, who came with her husband and family in the fall of 1871.

First house erected: February 1871 by the McNulty Brothers, 2 1/2 miles south of town on the south side of the South Solomon.

First marriage: January 1, 1873 William E. Newton was married to Mary M. Young, by B.M. Cooper, a Justice of the Peace.

First birth: Myrtle Maude, daughter of Thomas McNulty, born December 25, 1871 on Elm Creek, 3 miles east and south of Stockton.

First death: Erastas Foster, 2 miles from Stockton, in the spring of 1878. He was buried in the Stockton graveyard.

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