Mills County, Iowa

1852 Iowa State Census Records

This census was transcribed from FHC Microfilm # 1022205 by Cay Merryman.
Notes on Fremont residents from Walter Farwell, Fremont County Historian.

Rawles Township

Name
Male
Female
Voter
Militia
Alien
Total
Notes
Page 1
FLETCHER, Vandaman 3 2 1 1 5
SHEPHERDSON, Jos. 1 3 1 1 4
DARNELL, Asa 1 2 1 1 3
McNIGHT, Thomas 3 3 3 2 6
McNIGHT, Christopher 2 1 1 1 3
DAWSON, Lucas 5 3 1 1 8
VINCENT, Adam 6 3 1 2 9
BLAIR, Thompson M. 6 1 1 1 7
McCORD, Allen 1 2 1 1 3 #90 in 1850 Fremont
BICKMORE, Sam'l 5 4 1 0 9
BURGHER, James L. 4 2 1 1 6 #96 in 1850 Fremont
BELL, Jonathan 1 0 1 1 1
BALLARD, John L. 3 4 1 1 7
RAINS, Lawrence 4 4 1 1 8 #95 in 1850 Fremont
WATSON, Allen 3 4 1 1 7
GOODEN, David 2 2 1 1 4
McCORD, James 2 3 1 0 5 #92 in 1850 Fremont
McFERRIN, Wm. A. 4 2 1 1 6
KESTERSON, William 5 5 1 2 10
ALLISON, Humphrey 3 5 1 1 8
RHODES, John 4 3 1 1 7
RAINS, John 2 5 1 1 7
TROTH, John 2 0 1 1 2 #93 in 1850 Fremont
TROTH, Isaac 1 2 1 0 3
TROTH, Geo. W. 4 2 1 1 6
JONES, Greenberry 6 1 1 1 7 #106 in 1850 Fremont
KEITH, Hiram 4 2 1 1 6
LAMBERT, Ezekiel 4 5 1 0 9
CAIRNES, Michael 1 2 1 1 3 #106 in 1850 Fremont
CUMMINGS, Rob't L. 2 2 1 1 4 #105 in 1850 Fremont
KERNS, Jonathan 4 1 1 1 5 #104 in 1850 Fremont
KERNS, Sampson 1 0 0 1 1
WOLF, William 3 5 2 2 8 #101 in 1850 Fremont
ANTHONY, Levi 1 2 1 1 3 #94 in 1850 Fremont
ANTHONY, Nicholas 1 4 1 0 5
ANTHONY, George 1 0 1 1 1
Page 2
DARBY, James 3 3 1 1 6
SCOTT, John G. 2 3 1 1 5
HAYS, Talbott 1 2 1 1 3
HANEY, John 3 3 1 1 6
WITHROW, Eli 2 1 1 1 3
FINLEY, John 1 2 0 0 3 3 #100 in 1850 Fremont
FOLDEN, James B. 1 2 1 1 3
MERRITT, B. F. 3 1 1 1 4 #102 in 1850 Fremont
SMITH, Joseph 1 3 1 1 4
MORROW, James 2 3 1 1 5
SULLIVAN, John 1 5 1 1 6 #103 in 1850 Fremont
DEAN, William E. 2 1 1 1 3 #97 in 1850 Fremont
HOOPER, P. A. 3 3 1 1 6
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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