1850 Brown County CENSUS INDEX

1860 Brown County CENSUS INDEX

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The 1870 Census of Brown County, Indiana

Read by Pauline Hoover and Sarah Clevenger

The census pages of the Van Buren Township of Brown County have been rearranged to reflect the original sequence of the pages. Apparently, when the census pages were being copied, the unnumbered and undated pages were lying in a stack on a table when a breeze coming through an open window blew the pages onto the floor into disarray. This would have been a small matter if the dwellings and households had been numbered sequentially.  However, this was not the case.  Each page started with dwelling one and household one.  Since the surname of each family was written only once, this meant that children at the top of the next page were “orphaned” without a surname and appeared to belong to the family at the bottom of the previous page, which may or may not have been the case.  Using a variety of source materials, the order of the pages of the census of Van Buren Township has been modified to reflect a more appropriate sequence. This book contains an every name index which includes the given name and the age of each individual.

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