Presented here is the 1850 US Census of Kosciusko County, Indiana. Transcribed
by Gene Andert from the National
Archives Microfilm Publications microcopy No. 432, Roll 156 Population Schedules
of the Seventh Census of the United States, Indiana, Knox and Kosciusko
The 1850 Census was the first census to attempt to enumerate all of the people, by name, in the United States. This transcription of Kosciusko County's 1850 census contains 10,243 names. For the 1850 census, two copies were made. The original stayed in the county, one copy was sent to the state for storage and a second copy, made from the first, not from the original, was sent to the federal government. The microfilm this was transcribed from is based on the second copy. You can imagine the potential for transcription errors. The microfilm is a handwritten copy of a copy. To attempt to address this concern a check was made, name by name against the original copy of the 1850 Kosciusko County Census, which still survives, thanks to the Kosciusko County Genealogy Society. I have tried to represent the surnames and given names as accurately as possible and have clarified other information when it was available on the original census. An example of a clarification is in the column noting where the individual was born. On the microfilm copy, there were a number of instances where the locations was noted as "U.C." The original version noted that the birth location was "U. Canada" or "Upper Canada". I have noted this where appropriate. But even the census enumerator, George Moon, was not always correct. An example is the Cornelius Cable family of Turkey Creek Township was recorded as Cornelius Kable. I have not modified the transcription to correct these types of issues. There are no census pages for Etna, Seward, Monroe or Lake Townships, these townships were not organized in 1850, they were all part of other townships.
Presented is an everyname alphabetical Index that includes a clickable link to the Census page that person is on. You can browse each census page by clicking on the "previous page" or "next page" buttons on each census page. A clarification of each of the column headings can be found here.
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