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Federal Census Excerpts

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Except where noted, these were transcribed by Vicki Martin



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1860 - 1870 - 1880 - 1900 - 1910 - 1920 - 1930



1860

Camargo Twp., Douglas Co.

BREWER, James age 66 Farmer $1600 $800 b. PA
Elanor age 63 b. VA
Owen age 19 Farmhand $500 b. IL
WELLS, James age 17 Farmhand $500 $500 b. IL
LONG, Hetty age 47 Domestic b. OH (Hester Long)

LONG, Jonathan age 50 Farmer $2000 $1000 b. OH
Nancy age 48 b. OH
STEVENS, James age 23 Farmer $200 b. OH
Mary age 22 b. OH (this is Nancy)
Jonathan age 1 b. IL

LONG, Samuel age 67 Farmer $800 OH
Elenor age 58 OH
Susanna age 18 OH

LONG, David age 34 Farmer $300 OH
Ella age 32 OH
Thomas age 12 IL
William age 10 IL
Catherine age 9 IL
Samuel age 7 IL
James age 5 IL
Mary age 2 IL
John age 8/12 IL

LONG, John age 30 Farmer $1000 $5000 OH
Elizabeth age 32 IL
Malinda age 5 IL
Jonathan age 3 IL
Solomon age 1 IL

LONG, James age 21 Farmer IL
Margaret age 18 $100 KY

LONG, David age 25 Farmer $500 OH
Rhoda age 23 OH
Maning age 7 IL
Thorton age 5 IL
Flora age 3 IL
John age 2/12 IL

PLOWMAN, James age 54 Farmer $300 $1000 OH (can't read or write)
Mary age 50 OH
Sarah age 19 IL
Lavina age 17 IL
Meshack age 15 IL
David age 15 IL
Ellsy age 13 IL
Elmer age 10 IL

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1870

Camargo Twp., Douglas Co.

BREWER, Owen age 29 Farmer $500 IL
Nancy age 27 Keeping house KY
C. C. (female) age 4 IL
Anna L. age 2 IL
Eleanor age 72 $4000 OH

BREWER, Miscal age 35 Farmer $1000 OH
M(ary) J(ane) age 37 Keeping house VA
M. E. (female) age 11 IL
S. ?. (male) age 9 IL
F. E. (female) age 6 IL
B. F. (male) age 1 IL
RANDALL, Jacob age 35 Farm laborer VA
Silas age 65 Carpenter VA

DANIELS, Benj. age 42 Farmer $2400 $700 OH
S. ? (male) 19 IL
Julia age 17 Keeping house IL
Frances age 15 IL
Charity age 13 IL
J. H. (male) age 11 IL
O. B. (male) age 9 IL
Rosella age 5 IL

LONG, David age 35 Farmer $2500 $1000 OH
Rhoda age 33 Keeping house OH
Minerva age 18 IL
Thornton age 15 IL
Flora age 13 IL
Herman age 10 IL
Lydia age 6 IL
Dennis age 5 IL

LONG, Jonathan age 65 Farmer $9600 $400 b. OH
Nancy age 60 b. OH

LONG, Samuel age 62 Miller $500 $300 OH'
Ellen age 68 Keeping House Oh
Susannah age 25 OH

LONG, James age 32 Farmer $600 OH
M(argaret) A. age 28 Keeping house IL
O(wen) T. age 6 IL
Martha age 4 IL
Minerva age 2 IL
Sarah age 4/12 IL

LONG, John age 35 Farmer $3000 $800 OH
Elizabeth age 30 Keeping house OH
Jonathan age 14 IL
Solomon age 12 IL
Wm age 9 IL
J(ames) F. age 8 IL
Thomas J age 7 IL
Albert age 6 IL
F(lora) E. age 2 IL

PLOWMAN, James age 63 Farmer $6000 $1200 b. OH
Mary age 60 Keeping House
Elsey age 22 K. H. b. IL
Elmer age 19 Farm Laborer b. IL

PLOWMAN, M(eshack) age 25 Farmer $800 IL
M(artha) L. age 25 Keeping house OH
A(lbert) O. age 1 IL
LONG, Thomas age 23 Farm Laborer IL

PLOWMAN, David age 24 Farmer IL
Mary age 20 IL

PLOWMAN, John age 41 Farmer $2000 $600 OH
Lucy age 41 NY
Mary H. age 20 IL
Sylvia age 19 IL
Alonzo age 17 IL
Sarah age 15 IL
George age 7 IL
Ida age 5 IL
Minnie age 2/12 IL March 1870

PLOWMAN, George age 35 Farmer $2000 $7000 OH
Abigail age 35 OH can't read or write
Wm age 12 IL
Henry age 6 IL

SIDERS, John age 32 Farmer $400 $400 OH
Sarah age 29 IL
W.H. age 6 IL
M.E. age 4 IL
M.S. age 1 IL

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1880

Camargo Twp., Douglas Co.

BREWER, David age 35 Farmer IL OH OH
Sarah J. age 22 Keeping house IL IL IL
Charles E. age 4 IL

LONG, John age 49 Farmer OH
Elizabeth age 52 Keeping House OH
Jonathon age 22 Working on Farm IL
Solomon age 22 Working on Farm
William D. age 18 Working on Farm
James F. age 16 Working on Farm
Thomas R. age 15 Working on Farm
Albert age 14 Working on Farm
Flora E. age 12

LONG, Johnathan age 74 OH
Nancy age 70 OH

LONG, James age 39 OH
Margarett A. age 38 IL NC NC
Owen T. age 16 IL
Martha age 14 IL
Minerva G. age 12
Sarah age 10 IL
Almira age 8 IL
Margaret E. age 6 IL
George F. age 4 IL
Nancy age 1 IL

LONG, Samuel age 71 OH NY NY
Catherine age 58 IN IN IN

PLOWMAN, Meshack age 35 Farm IL OH OH
Martha L. age 36 OH PA NY
Albert O. age 11 IL
Fannie age 8 IL
Bertie age 6 IL

PLOWMAN, David age 35 Farmer IL OH OH
Mary age 33 Keeping house IL KY KY
William H. age 10 Farm laborer IL IL IL

PLOWMAN, George age 46 OH
Abigail age 45 OH
William age 21 IL
Henry R. age 14 IL
SAILOR, Nancy E. age 15 niece IL OH OH

PLOWMAN, Emmet age 30 Farmer IL OH OH
Nancy age 28 IN VA NC
Cora M. age 8 IL
William age 5 IL
Minnie age 5 IL
Lilly age 2 IL

PLOWMAN, James age 43 Farmer OH
Bashaba age 42 PA
Carrie B. age 13 IL
William W. age 11 IL
Hattie M. age 9 IL
Faris S. age 7 IL
Sarah E. age 5 IL
Dellie C. age 3 IL
Julia A. age 1 IL

PLOWMAN, John age 52 OH
Ellen age 49 PA
FRANK, Ella age 13 step-dau IL PA PA
SCOCT, Iula age 4 no relation IL IL IL

PLOWMAN, Alonzo L. age 27 Farmer IL OH NY
Vashti a. age 25 IL IN IN
MELEE, Frank age 6 TN TN TN (no rel)

PLOWMAN, Mary age 70 OH VA PA
LONG, Hester age 68 OH VA PA
LONG, James age 32 nephew Farm laborer IL OH OH

RODERICK, William age 29 Farmer IL IL IL
Sarah C. age 27 Keeping house IL IL IL
Jessy O. age 7 (son) IL
Annie B. age 6 IL
Robert A. 3 IL
Marion F. 10/12 IL

SHOCKMAN, Sarah 50 Widowed Keeping house IN IN KY
Eliza A. 15 Without Occupation IL Ger IN
Sarah A. 8 IL Ger IN
Sarah is living with daughters at 15 Issacks St.

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1900

Murdock Twp., Douglas Co.

LONG, Roda Mar 1837 age 63 OH Landlady
Charley E. son Aug 1881 age 18 IL At School
Roda is a widow, had 8 children with 7 living

LONG, Jonathon Feb 1858 age 44 IL Farmer OH IL
Mary Jan 1865 age 35 IL OH IN
Walter G. Jul 1885 age 14
Grace E. dau May 1887 age 13
Lottie R. Mar 1889 age 11
Lula B. Aug 1890 age 9
Vestie Nov 1891 age 8
Allen S. Aug 1893 age 6
Mable R. Jul 1898 age 1
John & Mary married 18 years , 7 children born & living

LONG, Solomon Apr 1860 age 40 ILIN Mother IN Livery Stable
Emma May 1861 age 39IL IL IL
Ora Jan 1888 age 12
Bertha May 1890 age 10
Vada May 1893 age 7
Solomon & Emma married 19 years, 3 children born & living

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1910

Camargo Twp., Douglas Co.

BAKER, James age 50 married 14 years IL works at odd jobs
Allie age 39 3 children born & living
Cora age 15
Earl age 12
Alvie age 2

BREWER, Bert age 38 IL OH VA
Flora age 46 IL sister
Mary J. age 77 VA mother 7 children born 5 living

BREWER, Charles age 33 married 5 years IL OH VA owns farm
Lida age 2? 2 children born & living IL IN IL
Lena(?) age 4
Benington(?)age 5/12
GREEN, Ruby age 52 father-in-law IN KY SC Farm laboror

BREWER, Silas age 49 married 20 years IL OH VA owns farm
Elizabeth age 40 IL IL IN
Ray (Roy?) age 18
Frank age 16
Jennie age 10
Ola age 1

HOFFMAN, Elmer age 45 married 27 yrs ILLiveryman(?)
Mary age 45 2 children born & living
Clara age 16 clerk in general store

HOFFMAN, Oscar age 31 married 10 yrs Merchant
Laura age 29 4 children born & living
Hazel age 9
Harold age 8
Boris age 6
Nadine age 2/12

LONG, James age 72 OH OH OH
Sarah age 37 IL daughter
Nancy age 31 IL daughter

LONG, Owen age 46 married 27 years IL OH IL Merc. General Store
Emma age 46 1 child born & living IL IL IL

LONG, Solomon age 52 married 30 years IL
Emma age 51 3 children born & living IL
Ora age 23
Vana age 16
LONG, John age 77 father OH OH OH

LONG, Thornton age 55 married 24 years 2 children born & living
Eva age 53

LONG, Walter age 24 married 3 years
Nora age 19 1 child born & living
Rufus O. age 2

PLOWMAN, James M. age 73 married 45 years
Bashaba age 72 7 children born & living
Wiley W. age 43 son odd jobs
Carrie B. age 44 daughter

PLOWMAN, Mary age 63 IL KY KY
MOSS, Minerva J. mother age 89 8 children born with 3 living KY PA PA

PLOWMAN, William age 39 married 19 years IL OH IL farmer
Minnie age 39 7 children born & living IL IN IN
Harry age 18
Maude age 16
Bennie age 14
Pauline age 12
Garnet age 9
Russell age 7
Gertrude age 4

SIMMONS, George age 36 married 12 years IL IN IN
Stella age ? 6 children born & living IL TN IL
Roy age 11
Laura age 9
Lottie age 7
May age 5
Raymond age 3
Arthur age 1

SMITH, David age 55 married 29 years IL KY IN
Flora A. age 50 5 children born & living IL OH IL
Wibur age 21
Mallissa age 15
Louis age 13

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1920
Garrett Twp

JOE GREEN entry: 13 Jan, p93A , lines 46-50 & p93B, lines51-52. [Many errors on following census, Earl and Leola were both deceased before 1920, but their parents apparently put them on the census as if they were alive.]
Joe head rents male white 46 mar, reads & writes, KY KY KY, speaks Eng, farmer-general farm employer;
Lela wife female white 40 married, reads & writes, IN IN KY, speaks Eng, no occupation;
Earl [Thomas Earl] son mw 17 single, not in school, r&w, IL IL[?] IL, speaks Eng, no occupation;
Albert son mw 16 single, attends school, r&w, IL KY IL[?], speaks Eng, no occupation;
Clerance [Clarence] son mw 11 single, attends school, r&w, IL KY IL[?], speaks Eng, no occupation;
Leola daughter fw 9/12 single, no school, no occupation;
Wilmina daughter fw 3 6/12 single, no school, IL KY IL no occupation.
Transcribed and submitted by Ginny Bonne

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1930

Camargo Twp., Douglas Co.
LONG, Geo. (F.) age 54 1st married age 24 IL OH IL
Mary age 52 1st married age 22 IL OH Ger
Geneve age 26 IL
Margrette (?) age 17 IL

Garrett Twp,
28 Apr, p211A, lines 15-17.
Joseph F. GREEN head, rents $7 owns radio, lives on farm, male white, 55 married, age 1st marriage 26, not in school, reads & writes, KY KY KY, speaks English, farmer, not a vet;
Lila M. wife female white 49 married, age 1st marriage 20, r&w y, IN IN KY, speaks Eng, occ none.
Wilmina daughter fw 13 single, in school, speaks Eng, IL KY IN occ none.
Transcribed and submitted by Ginny Bonne




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