1838 Wisconsin Territorial Census, Van Buren County

        (Transcriptions for counties west of the Mississippi.  Includes the area to
         become Iowa and Minnesota Territories.)

Transcribed by Eleanor B. McCleary.  Copyright (c) 2009 by Eleanor B. McCleary
for the IAGenWeb State Census Project http://iagenweb.org/census/
Formatted Sep 2009 by IAGenWeb Census Project Coordinator, Stephen D. Williams.

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Census Year:             1838
Media Source:            Wisconsin Territorial Census: 1836, 1838, 1842. State
                         Historical Society Wisconsin Archives Division, Madison, WI
                         Filmed 25 April 1950, Microfilm call #: HA 377.A6
Other Microfilm:         FHL# 1293919 Item 2
Other Transcriptions:    FHL Books 977.5 X22j 1838, X22ji 1838 v2 (indexes only)
State:                   The area to become Iowa
County:                  Van Buren
Divisions:               4 Divisions (see below)
Enumerators:             I. G. Nowell, Sheriff; Lemuel G.Jackson, Assistant; and
                         Henry Heffleman, Deputy
Enumerator Dates:        28 May 1838

Transcriber's Notes:
  The Van Buren county IAGenWeb site has a head-of-household enumeration not found on this
  microfilm.  The enumeration is for district 3 only, though it has 4 districts.  It has
  been reported that the 3rd district enumeration can be found on FHL microfilm, on
  Ancestry.com, the State Historical Society of Iowa and at the Wisconsin Historical
  Society. Also see http://iagenweb.org/vanburen/

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June 6th 1838 to the honorable the secretary of Wisconsin Territory I do
herby certify that I have posted up two notices as copies of the Enumeration
of the inhabitants of Van Buren County W.T. in Harmington and
Bentonsport thought to be two of the most public places in said County
satisfactory proof of which if required can be made by the bearer M. H.
                        Yours respectfully
                        I. G. Nowell  Sherriff
                        of V B County, W. T.

I Do hereby certify to the honorable secretary of Wisconsin Territory that
the following is a true and perfect statement of the Enumeration or census of
the present inhabitants of Van Burin County W.T. as taken by myself in the
first Division south of Desmoine River in said County (Viz) 262 free white
males, 225 free white Females making an agregate in the said Division of
467 -- and in the second Division south side of said River as appears
from the schedule returned by Thomas L. Puckett there are 390 free white
males; and one black male; - And 253 Free White Females making an
agregate of 644. -- And in the third Division on the north side of the said
Desmoine River in the County of Van Buren W.T. as appears the schedule to
me returned by Lemuel G.Jackson Assistant there are 477 free White males
& 364 free White Females making an agregate of 841. -- And in the fourth
Division on the north side of said River in the aforesaid County & Territory
as appears from the schedule to me returned by Henry Heffleman, my
Deputy there are 683 free White males and 2 black males, and one male of
color and 533 free white females, & 3 black females making an agregate of
1222 the total agregate being three thousand and hundred and seventy four
as appears from all the schedules, May 28th 1838
                        Isaac, G. Nowell Sherriff
                        of Van Burin County