1859 State Census of Iowa, Madison County

Transcribed by Kent G. Transier
Copyright (c) 2004 by Kent G. Transier

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Census Year:       1859
Microfilm Number:  Not recorded.  Also see HQ# V221-33, FHL# 1022208
State:             Iowa
County:            Madison
Township:          ALL
Enumerator:        Township Assessors. Compiled by C. D. Bevington
Enumeration Date:  16 Aug 1859 (Certified on this date)

Transcriber's Note:
The following data appears to be all that is available from the 1859 census of
Madison County.  It is of little value for genealogists but will give the
users a perspective of how Madison County had grown from a handful of citizens
a decade earlier.


Abstract of the Census returns of Madison County, Iowa for the year
AD 1859 as reported to the County Clerk by the Assessors of the
different Townships.


Whole No. of Dwelling Houses                      1190

Whole No. of Heads of Families                    1189

Whole No. of Males                                3734

Whole No. of Females                              3337

Whole No. entitled to vote                        1456

Whole No. of Militia                              1275

Whole No. of Foreigners not Nationalized          50

Whole No. between the ages of 5 to 24 years       2764

Whole No. of Blinds                               3

Whole No. of Deaf & Dumb                          8

Whole No. Insane                                  3

Whole No. Idiotic                                 3

Whole No. of Acres of improved land               39565 1/2

Whole No. of Acres of unimproved land             115685 1/2

Whole No. Miles of R Road finished                no

Whole No. Miles of R Road unfinished              no

Whole No. Colledges & Universaties                no

Whole No. Pupils attending colledge or university no

Whole No. Acres of Sorgum                         123 3/5

Whole No. Galls of molasses manufactured          5239

Whole No. Acres in orchards                       245

Whole No. orchard products                        14

Whole No. Acres of Hungarian Grass                21700

Whole No. Tons of Hay from Hungarian Grass        21404

Whole No. Acres in meadow                         887 1/4

Whole No. Tons of Hay                             5570*

Whole No. Bushels of Grass Seed                   259 1/2

Whole No. Acres of Spring Wheat                   8337 

Whole No. Bushels Harvested                       10571 

Whole No. Acres of Oats                           3693 

Whole No. Bushels Harvested                       5904

Whole No. Acres of Corn                           11793 

Whole No. Bushels Harvested                       244217

Whole No. Acres of Potatoes                       231 

Whole No. Bushels Harvested                       13365 

Whole No. of Cattle sold                          1374

Whole No. Value of Cattle sold                    28920

Whole No. Pounds of Butter manufactured           145369

Whole No. Pounds of Cheese                        3894

Whole No. Amount of mineral raised                75

Whole No. Value of mineral sold                   75

Whole No. Pounds of Wool                          7594

Whole No. Value of Domestic manufactures          5744

Whole No. Value of General manufactures           31103

Whole No. Value of Agricultural implements        18666


State of Iowa

Madison County

I, C. D. Bevington Clerk of the County Court of Madison County, Iowa do hereby
certify that the foregoing is a true and correct abstract of the Census
returns of Madison County in state aforesaid as appear from the returns of the
Assessors of the various townships of said county as reported in my office.

In testimony whereof I, C. D. Bevington, County Clerk of Madison County, Iowa
have hereunto affixed the seal of said county and subscribed my name at
Winterset this 16th day of August A. D. 1859.

                                                 C. D. Bevington, County Clerk

                                                 for Wm M. Knowlton, Deputy