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Harrison County Iowa Genealogy


STATE CENSUS
CALHOUN TOWNSHIP
1856

1856 Iowa State Census
Census Schedule of Calhoun Township, Harrison County, Iowa

Key per column:
1. Dwelling #
2. Family #
3. Names of Persons
4. Age
5. Sex
6. Color
7. Married
8. Widowed
9. Years resident in the State
10. In what State, or Foreign Country born.
11. Profession Trade or Occupation

Note: Other facts on Census that are not noted here in regards to Voter, Militia, Alien, Health
& Farm Items sold.

Note: The Census for Calhoun Township was rewritten in the Census book. One is an exact
copy of the first with the same handwriting, but clearly recopied by hand.


1 1 N.B. Wadsworth 46 M 0 M 0 6 NY Mechanic
Harriet Wadsworth 42 F 0 M 0 6 NY
Franklin Wadsworth 22 M 0 0 0 6 Ohio Farmer
Amelia Wadsworth 20 F 0 0 0 6 Ohio
Adelia Wadsworth 17 F 0 0 0 6 Penn
Marion Wadsworth 10 F 0 0 0 6 Ill
*ramel Wadsworth 8 M 0 0 0 6 Ill
Helen Wadsworth 5 F 0 0 0 5 Iowa

2 2 Erastus W. Meeck 29 M 0 M 0 0 Vermont Farmer
Adila L. Meeck 28 F 0 M 0 0 Vermont
Erma J. Meeck 5 F 0 0 0 0 Vermont
Geo. D. Blaisdell 27 M 0 0 0 0 NY Laborer
Levi Smith 28 M 0 0 0 0 Vermont Mechanic

Note: One copy of this Census records Levi Smith as a Carpenter.

3 3 L.C. Steward 39 M 0 M 0 10 Vermont Farmer
Elizabeth Steward 35 F 0 M 0 10 Ill
Arvilla Steward 7 F 0 0 0 7 Iowa
Franklin Steward 5 M 0 0 0 5 Iowa
Ralph B. Steward 45 M 0 0 0 1 Vermont Carpenter

Note: One copy of this Census has family name as Sterwood.

4 4 James Gilson 60 M 0 M 0 3 VA Gun Smith
Harriet Gilson 48 F 0 M 0 3 VA
James Gilson, Jr. 18 M 0 0 0 3 Ill Gun Smith
Rachel Gilson 16 F 0 0 0 3 Ill
John Gilson 12 M 0 0 0 3 Ill

5 5 John Thompson 30 M 0 M 0 12 Ill Blk Smith
Jane Thompson 26 F 0 M 0 13 KY
Harvey Thompson 7 M 0 0 0 7 Iowa
Betsy Thompson 5 F 0 0 0 5 Iowa
Mary J. Thompson 3 F 0 0 0 2 New Teritory
Mary A. Thompson 0 F 0 0 0 0 Iowa
5 6 Wm. J. Omes 18 M 0 M 0 1 Ohio Carpenter
Sarah A. Omes 15 F 0 M 0 3 Ind

Note: One copy of this Census has family name of Omes as Imes.

6 7 Even Harden 33 M 0 M 0 14 KY Miller
Lentha A. Harden 30 F 0 M 0 3 Vermont
Charles A. Harden 3 M 0 0 0 3 Iowa
Abner T. Harden 1 M 0 0 0 1 Iowa
Nelson Boynton 24 M 0 0 0 0 Vermont Farmer
Julia Boynton 26 F 0 0 0 1 Vermont School Teacher

7 8 John H. Johnson 34 M 0 M 0 13 Ohio Farmer
Mary Johnson 34 F 0 M 0 6 Ohio
Ellen Brown 4 F 0 0 0 4 Iowa
Levinia Brown 2 F 0 0 0 2 Iowa
Lucinda Coon 14 F 0 0 0 6 Ill

8 9 Clayton Webb 30 M 0 M 0 1 Ohio Carpenter
Margret Webb 23 F 0 M 0 8 Illinois
10 Bingman Dennice 24 M 0 M 0 1 Ill Carpenter
Nancy Dennice 18 F 0 M 0 8 Ill
Nancy B. Dennice 1 F 0 0 0 0 Iowa

Note: One copy of this Census Nancy B. Dennice was not listed.

9 11 Andrew Hall 38 M 0 M 0 2 ME Cooper
Sarah J. Hall 36 F 0 M 0 2 ME
Ernie Hall 14 M 0 0 0 2 ME
Celia Hall 13 F 0 0 0 2 ME
Cordelia Hall 8 F 0 0 0 2 MO
Mary E. Hall 6 F 0 0 0 2 MO
Edna Hall 4 F 0 0 0 2 MO
Adil Hall 1 F 0 0 0 1 Iowa

Note: One copy of this Census has Mary E. Hall also listed as Mary Eleanor Hall.

10 12 Nelson Messinger 46 M 0 M 0 2 Vermont Blacksmith
Catherine Messinger 42 F 0 M 0 2 Inn
Matilda Messinger 14 F 0 0 0 2 Ill
Wesley Messinger 12 M 0 0 0 2 Ill
Catherine Messinger 7 F 0 0 0 2 Ill
Caroline Messinger 7 F 0 0 0 2 Ill
Harriet Messinger 6 F 0 0 0 2 Ill

11 13 John C. Frazier 53 M 0 M 0 1 TN Farmer
Elisabeth Frazier 48 F 0 M 0 1 Kent
Nancy A. Frazier 16 F 0 0 0 1 Ind
Emily M. Frazier 14 F 0 0 0 1 Ind
John R. Frazier 14 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
George Frazier 7 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
Joseph Frazier 4 M 0 0 0 1 Ind

12 14 Daniel Brown 53 M 0 M 0 8 N.C. Farmer
Elizabeth Brown 48 F 0 M 0 8 N.C.
Elizabeth Brown 16 F 0 0 0 8 Ill
Willis Brown 21 M 0 0 0 8 Ill
Lucy Brown 13 F 0 0 0 8 Ill
Sarah Brown 10 F 0 0 0 8 Ill
Daniel Brown 9 M 0 0 0 9 Iowa
Jerome Brown 7 M 0 0 0 7 Iowa
Nancy Brown 3 F 0 0 0 3 Iowa
James Hammet 24 M 0 0 0 0 N.J. Stage Driver
John Hays 23 M 0 0 0 0 N.Y. Stage Driver

13 15 Thomp* Frazier 42 M 0 M 0 1 TN Farmer
Mary Frazier 40 F 0 M 0 1 Ohio
Sarah Frazier 18 F 0 0 0 1 Ind
Martha M. Frazier 17 F 0 0 0 1 Ind
Emily E. Frazier 16 F 0 0 0 1 Ind
William A. Fraizer 15 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
James C. Frazier 14 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
Rachel J. Frazier 13 F 0 0 0 1 Ind
George W. Frazier 12 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
Joseph H. Frazier 11 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
Lavinia C. Frazier 10 F 0 0 0 1 Ind
Barbery C. Frazier 9 F 0 0 0 1 Ind
Daniel R. Frazier 4 M 0 0 0 1 Ind

14 16 Martin Atkins 37 M 0 M 0 1 VA Machannic
Mary *. Atkins 28 F 0 M 0 1 VA
Mary E. Atknis 4 F 0 0 0 1 Mo
Sarah M. Atkins 1 F 0 0 0 1 Iowa

15 17 Erastus Meech 64 M 0 M 0 0 Vermont Farmer
Annie Meech 61 F 0 M 0 0 Con
Levi Webster 37 M 0 M 0 0 N.Y. Merchant
*. G. Gates 24 M 0 M 0 1 VT Stage Driver
Jane E. Gates 23 F 0 M 0 0 VT
Ida C. Gates 0 F 0 0 0 0 VT
John Strong 45 M 0 0 0 0 Ireland Laborer

16 18 Jesse C. Wills 44 M 0 M 0 4 Ohio Farmer
Charity Wills 39 F 0 M 0 4 Ohio
Charles Wills 21 M 0 0 0 4 Mich Clerk
Narina Wills 18 F 0 0 0 4 Mich
Cyrus Wills 17 M 0 0 0 4 Iowa
William Wills 15 M 0 0 0 4 Ill
Erastus Wills 13 M 0 0 0 4 Ill
John M. Wills 9 M 0 0 0 4 Ill
Roger W. Wills 7 M 0 0 0 4 Ill
Even T. Wills 2 M 0 0 0 2 Iowa

17 19 Ira Perjue 36 M 0 M 0 17 Ind Farmer
Luilda Perjue 24 F 0 M 0 12 Ind
Paralie Perjue 0 F 0 0 0 0 Ind
James Hickson 22 M 0 0 0 0 Mo Engineer

18 20 Amos S. Chase 35 M 0 M 0 10 VT Sawyer
Sarah Chase 35 F 0 M 0 10 VT
Abner Chase 13 M 0 0 0 10 VT
Amy A. Chase 6 F 0 0 0 6 Iowa
Aseph Chase 4 M 0 0 0 4 Iowa
John Ennis 22 M 0 0 0 5 Ohio Millright
Fred Shield 25 M 0 0 0 16 VA Cabinet

19 21 C.C. Van 41 M 0 M 0 0 VT Farmer
Emiline Van 35 F 0 M 0 4 NY
Clay Van 10 M 0 0 0 10 Iowa
Will Van 6 M 0 0 0 6 Iowa
John McCorbery 26 M 0 M 0 2 Scotland
Emiline McCorbery 18 F 0 M 0 18 Iowa
Harmon Feber 25 M 0 0 0 2 Germany Laborer
Henry Feber 23 M 0 0 0 2 Germany **
Hanson Deming 66 M 0 0 W 16 Conn Merchant
Martha McMullen 19 F 0 0 0 4 MO
James Hay 42 M 0 M 0 6 Penn Mechanic

20 22 M.J. Daily 33 M 0 M 0 3 N.Y. Merchant
Harriet Daily 32 F 0 M 0 3 Penn
J. Daily 10 M 0 0 0 3 Ill
Cyrus Daily 8 M 0 0 0 3 Ohio
Charlie Daily 1 M 0 0 0 1 Iowa

21 23 Eliga Davis 29 M 0 M 0 4 N.Y. Farmer
Nancy Davis 23 F 0 M 0 4 N.C.
Della Davis 6 F 0 0 0 4 Cal
James Davis 3 M 0 0 0 3 Iowa
Amerott Davis 14 F 0 0 0 6 Ill

22 24 Anson Belden 53 M 0 0 0 9 Mass Farmer
Lucia Belden 22 F 0 0 0 9 Mass
Anson F. Belden 14 M 0 0 0 9 Ill
Alexander McCoy 21 M 0 0 0 0 Ohio Farmer
25 John A. Danielson 25 M 0 M 0 8 Sweden Farmer
Unice Danielson 24 F 0 M 0 9 Mass
Aby Danielson 2 F 0 0 0 2 Iowa
Ellen M. Danielson 1 F 0 0 0 1 Iowa

23 26 Wm Steele 50 M 0 M 0 9 Ky Farmer
Margret Steele 47 F 0 M 0 9 KY
Amanda Steele 11 F 0 0 0 9 Ill
Samuel Steel 10 M 0 0 0 10 Iowa
David Steel 6 M 0 0 0 6 Iowa

24 27 Geo. L. Ferris 26 M 0 0 0 4 England Tailor
Alice Ferris 60 F 0 0 W 4 England
Mary Ferris 20 F 0 0 0 4 England
Ann Ferris 15 F 0 0 0 4 England

Note: Name may be Ferrill or Ferrile

25 28 Ezra Vincent 45 M 0 M 0 8 ME Farmer
Catherine Vincent 43 F 0 M 0 8 N.Y.
Jonathon Vincent 21 M 0 0 0 8 N.Y. Farmer
Hiram Vincent 15 M 0 0 0 8 N.Y.
Ezra J. Vincent 13 M 0 0 0 8 N.Y.
Julia A. Vincent 8 F 0 0 0 8 Iowa
Armina Vincent 6 F 0 0 0 6 Iowa
Emma Vincent 4 F 0 0 0 4 Iowa
Viola Vincent 2 F 0 0 0 2 Iowa
Ira McMaster 22 M 0 0 0 1 Mass Farmer
Walter Richardson 21 M 0 0 0 1 Ind Farmer

26 29 Logan Crawford 34 M 0 M 0 2 Con Sawyer
Helen Crawford 32 F 0 M 0 2 N.Y.
Virginia Crawford 3 F 0 0 0 2 N.Y.
Regina Crawford 2 F 0 0 0 2 Ill
Ira Crawford 1 M 0 0 0 1 Iowa

27 30 Jacob Paden 27 M 0 M 0 1 Pen Wagon Maker
Louisa Paden 28 F 0 M 0 1 N.Y.
Rebecca Paden 1 F 0 0 0 1 Iowa

28 31 Jacob Cox 35 M 0 M 0 3 Ohio Farmer
Hannah Cox 17 F 0 M 0 1 Ind
Wm. H. Cox 13 M 0 0 0 3 Ind
Pery Cox 9 M 0 0 0 3 Ind
Nancy Cox 8 F 0 0 0 3 Ind
Catherine Cox 5 F 0 0 0 3 Ind

29 32 Henry B. Cox 29 M 0 M 0 5 Ind Farmer
Caroline Cox 23 F 0 M 0 5 Ind
John *. Cox 2 M 0 0 0 2 Iowa

30 33 William Fry 57 M 0 M 0 1 Tenn Farmer
Mary Fry 20 F 0 M 0 1 Tenn
Henry Fry 22 M 0 M 0 1 Ind Farmer
Jefferson Fry 18 M 0 0 0 1 Ind Laborer
Andrew Fry 16 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
William Fry, Jr. 14 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
James M. Fry 12 M 0 0 0 1 Ind

31 34 J.G. Davis 53 M 0 0 W 1 N.C. Farmer
Emily McManime 26 F 0 0 W 1 N.C.
James McManime 9 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
Ashlan C. McManime 7 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
John McManime 5 M 0 0 0 1 Ind

32 35 Wm. W. Spencer 46 M 0 M 0 8 N.Y. Farmer
Emily M. Spencer 36 F 0 M 0 8 N.Y.
Geo. W. Spencer 10 M 0 0 0 8 Ind
Harvey Spencer 45 M 0 0 0 4 N.Y. School Teacher

33 36 John A. Reel 23 M 0 M 0 4 Ind Farmer
Amanda Reel 19 F 0 M 0 4 Ind
Dorfus M. Reel 0 M 0 0 0 0 Ind

Note: Name may be Bell

34 37 John Marshal 40 M 0 M 0 1 Ky
Nancy J. Marshal 24 F 0 M 0 1 Ky
George Marshal 1* M 0 0 0 1 Ind Farmer
Thomas Marshal 14 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
Charlie Marshal 11 M 0 0 0 1 Ind
Mary E. Marshal 3 F 0 0 0 1 Ind
John J. Marshal 0 M 0 0 0 0 Ind

35 38 Milton Berry 41 M 0 M 0 2 NC Farmer
Margaret Berry 35 F 0 M 0 2 NC
Manda Berry 18 F 0 0 0 2 Ind
Wm. H. Berry 15 M 0 0 0 2 Ind
Sarah A. Berry 12 F 0 0 0 2 Ind
Mary E. Berry 10 F 0 0 0 2 Ind
Mrenna J. Berry 7 F 0 0 0 2 Ind
James M. Berry 2 M 0 0 0 2 Ind
Thomas N. Berry 1 M 0 0 0 1 Iowa

36 39 Wm. McDonal 35 M 0 0 0 10 Ohio Farmer
Jepiah McDonal 67 F 0 0 W 10 Va
Elizabeth McDonal 22 F 0 M 0 10 Ohio

37 40 Enoch Lewis 30 M 0 M 0 3 England Shoemaker
Emma Lewis 30 F 0 M 0 3 England
Alice Lewis 5 F 0 0 0 3 England
Thomas Lewis 1 M 0 0 0 1 Iowa
N. Patrick 35 M 0 0 0 * Mass

38 41 Thomas Carico 54 M 0 M 0 1 Mass
Betsy Carico 42 F 0 M 0 1 Mass
Almira Carico 16 F 0 0 0 1 Ill
Jane Carico 10 F 0 0 0 1 Ill

39 42 Mary Johnson 35 F 0 0 W 8 N.C
Alexander Johnson 20 M 0 0 0 8 N.C. Farmer
Samuel Johnson 8 M 0 0 0 8 Nebraska

40 43 John Owens 27 M 0 M 0 9 Va Farmer
Louisa Owens 28 F 0 M 0 11 N.Y.
George Owens 7 M 0 0 0 1 Iowa
Will Owens 5 M 0 0 0 5 Iowa
Frank Owens 3 M 0 0 0 3 Iowa

41 44 Wm. S. Meech 41 M 0 M 0 0 VT Merchant
Sylvia M. Meech 38 F 0 M 0 0 VT
Helen F. Meech 17 F 0 0 0 0 VT
Harrison D. Meech 13 M 0 0 0 0 VT

42 45 Peter R. Shupe 24 M 0 M 0 10 VA Farmer
Cyntha Shupe 24 F 0 0 0 5 VT

43 46 John Noyes 42 M 0 M 0 0 ME Farmer
Mary Noyes 38 F 0 M 0 0 Ohio
John Noyes 15 M 0 0 0 0 Ohio
Susan McNeely 21 F 0 0 0 0 Ohio
Sarah McNeely 16 F 0 0 0 0 Ohio
Lafayette Noyes 13 M 0 0 0 0 Ohio
Asa Noyes 13 M 0 0 0 0 Ohio
Washington Noyes 11 M 0 0 0 0 Ohio
Zackariah Noyes 7 M 0 0 0 0 Ohio
Millard Noyes 4 M 0 0 0 0 Ohio
Henry McNeely 18 M 0 0 0 0 Ohio Black Smith

44 47 N.W. Burdino 32 M 0 M 0 9 Ohio Farmer
America Burdino 26 F 0 M 0 9 KY
Clarisa Burdino 7 F 0 0 0 7 Iowa
Sarah Burdino 5 F 0 0 0 5 Iowa
Louisa Burdino 2 F 0 0 0 2 Iowa
1856 Harrison County Census transcription by Cindy Bou (copyright)

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