1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 26, 2020 11:36 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking US marshal record for Charles Collins

    Jim Potter Newbie

      I'm trying to find any record of US Deputy Marshal Charles Collins (1845-1906). He was a marshal in Topeka, Kansas before becoming the first Reno County Sheriff in 1872.

        • Re: Seeking US marshal record for Charles Collins
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Potter,


          Thank you for posting your request to History Hub!

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Records Relating to Appointments of Marshals and Deputies, 4/30/1867 - 2/5/1894 in the Records of U.S. Attorneys (Record Group 118) that were created by the Office of the U.S. Marshal for the District of Kansas. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at Kansas City (RM-KC) at kansascity.archives@nara.gov.


          We also located Emolument Returns for District Attorneys, Clerks of Courts, and Marshals, 7/1842 - 3/1907 in the Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury (Record Group 217) that includes information about at least some deputy marshals with the files for marshals. For more information about these records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at Archives1reference@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RM-KC and RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Researchers also may contact USMS Historian David Turk on any subject of historical or genealogical interest in relation to the U.S. Marshals. His email address is David.Turk@usdoj.gov


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!