Mills County, Iowa

1852 Iowa State Census Records

In 1852, Platteville Township included the Township of Lyons. Some on this list, lived in Fremont County. Walter Farwell, Fremont County Historian, contributed the notes on the 1850 Fremont Census. This census was transcribed from FHC Microfilm # 1022205 by Cay Merryman

Plattville Township

Name
Male
Female
Voter
Militia
Total
Notes
Page 1
CROMPTON, John 1 6 1 1 7
HOUSTON, John 3 3 1 1 6 #116 in the 1850 Fremont Census
CLAPPER, Christian 3 4 1 0 3
CLAPPER, Henry 1 2 1 1 3
SMITH, Elizabeth 1 1 1 1 2 #114 in the 1850 Fremont Census
RICHARDSON, Shadrack 3 1 1 1 4 #171 in the 1850 Fremont Census
HAWES, Elijah 2 6 1 0 8
HAWES, Jason 1 1 1 1 2
SPIDELL, John 3 1 1 1 4
BANES, Julius 1 2 1 1 3
SHOCKLEY, James 1 3 1 1 4
COX, Isaiah 3 2 1 1 5
TOSIER, Cimeon 1 0 1 1 1
TOSIER, Waldo M. 2 4 1 1 6
CLARK, Dan 1 1 1 0 2
CLARK, George 1 1 1 1 2
CLARK, James 1 0 1 1 1
LEVI, Frederic 3 4 1 0 7
BOGGS, Sarah 3 2 1 1 5
KILLISON, David 4 4 1 1 8
HERRINGTON, Jonathan 3 5 1 1 8 #176 in the 1850 Fremont Census
AVERY, Thos. 1 2 1 1 3 #177 in the 1850 Fremont Census
DAVID, Jeremiah 4 5 1 0 9
DEFFABAUGH, David 2 4 1 1 6
EVANS, Horace 5 2 1 1 7 #174 in the 1850 Fremont Census
WILSON, John 2 1 1 1 3 #168 in the 1850 Fremont Census
BAYLY, Franklin 1 0 1 1 1
JACKSON, John 2 1 1 1 3
JACKSON, Moses R. 2 3 1 1 5
GOIN, James 2 7 1 1 9
STUDY, David C. 3 4 1 1 7 #117 in the 1850 Fremont Census
CLAPPER, Jacob 2 1 1 2 3 #124 in the 1850 Fremont Census
COONS, L. T. 3 4 1 1 7
HOMER, R. R. 3 5 1 1 8
LYMAN, S. A. 1 0 1 1 1
WILLIAMSON, John 1 0 1 1 1
HOMER, Benjamin 1 0 1 1 1
ROSE, Jacob 1 1 1 1 2
Page 2
CLARK, Ambrose 2 3 1 1 5
DYKE, Simon 5 1 1 1 6 #111 in the 1850 Fremont Census
BROWN, Benj. E. 1 1 1 1 2
BENNER, Henry 5 5 1 0 10 #123 in the 1850 Fremont Census
MARTIN, Samuel 1 0 1 1 1
ONEAL, James 4 2 1 1 6
ONEAL, William 1 0 1 0 1
ONEAL, Hiram 1 1 1 1 2
NAPIER, Archibald 1 0 1 1 1
QUISENBERRY, Wm. 1 3 1 1 4
ROBERTSON, John 1 0 1 0 1
TRYAN, Truman 3 2 1 0 5
BURCHFIELD, Eliz. 0 1 0 0 1
TUCKER, Daniel 1 0 0 0 1 one alien
CROMPTON, Marg 0 2 0 0 2
MARTIN, Jefferson 1 1 1 1 2
HILLMAN, Silas 1 5 1 1 6
JOHNSON, Beatty 2 3 1 0 5
QUISENBURY, John 3 3 1 0 6
MOODY, David 3 2 1 0 5 #170 in the 1850 Fremont Census
MOODY, Thomas 1 0 1 1 1
MOODY, Alex 1 0 1 1 1
JOHNSON, Frederic 3 1 1 0 4
HENDRIX, Abram 3 3 1 1 6
JESSUP, William 5 4 1 1 9
Filed with the Secretary of State, July 14, 1852
Additional Notes:
In 1852, Iowa conducted a Special State Census in many of Iowa's Counties. In Mills County, only five townships were found; Plattville (including Lyons), West Liberty (later Glenwood), Rawles (which probably contained some of Lyons), Council Bluffs (later St. Marys), and Silver Creek.

Four years later, the 1856 State Census, included the townships of Nishnabotna (later Mud Creek, then Anderson); Montgomery (later Indian Creek) and White Cloud.

Where were those people in 1852? Were they missed by the census takers? In my opinion, probably many households were enumerated in a township that differed from their township of residence. Some Mills residents, may have been enumerated in Pottawattamie County, in what was later Oak and Anderson Township, and some Fremont County residents were included in Mills County.

Be sure to also check by first name, as some names seem to be reversed. Those listed as aliens are not explained, but it is assumed they were people born in a foreign country. Cay Merryman

By Cay Merryman, 1998

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