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1847 TERRITORIAL CENSUS
PRECINCT OF TICHORA (MACKFORD)

Marquette (Green Lake) County, Wisconsin


The 1847 Wisconsin territorial census recorded heads of household, number of males, number of females, and total individuals in the household on December 1, 1847. The census taker for the Precinct of Tichora, later called Mackford, was John S. Vine, who signed his return on November 29, 1847. Vine's totals for the precinct were 343 white males, 269 white females, 10 males of color, and 2 females of color, for a total population of 624. The actual count from the entries on pages 9 through 12 of the Marquette County census is 622. Of note is that two households, headed by Frances Leroy and Peter Leroy, were "colored.".

Microfilm of the original records is available at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin library (Call No. 1847-1). As illustrated, the records were hand written and in many cases are open to interpretation. An attempt is made to record entries as written, even when an entry is apparently in error. In cases where names are exceptionally difficult to read, an (?) marker is inserted. Entries are offered in the order in which they were recorded, because the census-taking sequence provides clues about where individuals actually lived (for an illustration, see Fairwater 1853).

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HEADS OF FAMILIES OR PRINCIPAL PERSONS WHITE MALES WHITE FEMALES MALES OF COLOR FEMALES OF COLOR TOTAL REMARKS
Cassaday,Pallas (?) 2 2     4  
See, Jacob 6 5     11  
Vanhoenburgh, Dewit 4 3     7  
Pease, Jacob 3 2     5  
Hunt, Smith 5 1     6  
Wicks, Eliza (?) 4 2     6  
Tredway, Stateley 2 3     5  
Wicks, Thomas 1 2     3  
Cooper, Samuel 5 3     8  
Pickring, Joseph 1 1     2  
Van Dervortz, William 5 2     7  
Atwood, Georg 3 3     6  
Welcom, Michel 6 3     9  
Tuttle, Joseph 3 1     4  
Barnes, J. S. (?) 3 1     4  
Kol__stadt (?), John 6 4     10  
Detzell, Thomas T. 3 5     8  
Burte, James W. 5 2     7  
Holmes, Asa 1 2     3  
Bool (?), Harvey 1 1     2  
Day, Rodney 2 1     3  
Switft, Moses 6 3     9  
Gleson, Nathan 4 4     8  
Densmore, Rebecka 3 1     4  
Standish, Simeon 2       2  
Bonsteel, Henry 1 2     3  
Coteal, William 1 1     2  
Parsnee, Silas S. (?) 6 3     9  
Vanvallanburg, Charles 2 3     5  
Brundish, Thomas 5 2     7  
Martin, Nathan 3 1     4  
Huntington, James 1 1     2  
Grant, Raphel 1 3     4  

  

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HEADS OF FAMILIES OR PRINCIPAL PERSONS WHITE MALES WHITE FEMALES MALES OF COLOR FEMALES OF COLOR TOTAL REMARKS
Clawson, John 4 3     7  
Walker, Charles 3 2     5  
Bruner (?), John 6 2     8  
Robbins, E. Wheler 3 1     4  
Wilkins, Nathaniel 5 1     6  
Grant, Rulaf 5 1     6  
Mayse (?), Robert 1       1  
Hulbert, Henry 1 2     3  
Barker, John 6 2     8  
Tobey, John S. 2 2     4  
Chapel, John 1 1     2  
Larkin (?), John 1       1  
Prudt, Henry 6 3     9  
Jewel, Henry C. 4 3     7  
Kasson, James H. 1 2     3  
Wilder, Eli A. 3 1     4  
Day (?), Stevan P. 2 5     7  
Nicklass, John 2 2     4  
Whitney, Calvin 3 3     6  
Whitney, Franklin 2 1     3  
Patterson, James 4 3     7  
Hurl, William 3 1     4  
Hustus, Limon More 1 1     2  
Hamlin, Filander 1 1     2  
Field, James 3 2     5  
Harwood, Nathan D. 1 2     3  

 

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HEADS OF FAMILIES OR PRINCIPAL PERSONS WHITE MALES WHITE FEMALES MALES OF COLOR FEMALES OF COLOR TOTAL REMARKS
Akin, Charles 3 2     5  
Whitee (?), Henry 4 2     6  
Lawton, Levan 1       1  
McKnoy (?), Sumer (?) 3 1     4  
White, Mat (?) 2 1     3  
Rusel (?), Charles E. 3 3     6  
Semor (?), William 2 1     3  
Gordennear, John S. 4 4     8  
Chesebro, Harrosn ?) 1 2     3  
Rector, George 5 4     9  
Rector, Caleb 4 1     5  
Burdock, Shadrock 2 5     7  
Cable, Eggebert 1 2     3  
Burnside, Daniel 1 2     3  
Lathrop, Curtice G. 3 1     4  
Staples, David 4 3     7  
More, Abraham 1 2     3  
Knight, James 5 3     8  
Pots, Peter 3 3     6  
Wewert (?), Elias 2 1     3  
Egleton, Jermiah 2 3     5  
Cook, J. S. 4 5     9  
Severson, J. 1 2     3  
Miller, William 1 1     2  
Whitgate, Benjiman 2 2     4  
Mathews, E. G. 3 1     4  
Jonson, Selvester 3 5     8  
Wolcot, Adison 1 2     3  
Seward, John B. 8 4     12  
Hoyt, Henry 1 1     2  
McDonald, Hiram 6 3     9  
Ledyare (?), G. K. 2 3     5  
McCracken, Austin 4 4     8  
McLard, Alba 2 3     5  
Miller, Alfonzo 2 2     4  

 

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HEADS OF FAMILIES OR PRINCIPAL PERSONS WHITE MALES WHITE FEMALES MALES OF COLOR FEMALES OF COLOR TOTAL REMARKS
Daniels, Ostin 3 4     7  
March, George 1 2     3  
Hamilton, Harvey 2 2     4  
Terry, Martin 4 1     5  
Wicks, Retin 1 1     2  
Calhoon, Joel D. 1 1     2  
Leroy (?), Franses     5   5  
Leroy (?), Peter     4 2 6  
Levine (?), Charles (?) 2 2     4  
Lathrop, Sylvester 3 3     6  
Harvey, Elezear W. 2 1     3  
King, Elijah 3 1     4  
Pool, Newel 4 4     8  
King, William 1 3     4  
Beckley, Elias 3 1     4  
King, Hurley 1 3     4  
Smith, David K. 3 2     5  
Wicks, Sarah 1 3     4  
Hemstret, Phillop 2 2     4  
Knox, Jacob 3 1     4  
Teal, George W. 1 2     3  
Bates, Fredrick 1 1     2  
Burllinggame, Wonton 4 3     7  
Murphey, Daniel 2 2     4  
Chickring (?), Farnum 2 2     4  
Wicks, Benjiman 1 2     3  
Vale, Isac 3 2     5  
Finch, Selvester 4 5     9  
Laflin, John 2 4     6  
Gorgy, William 5 5 1   11  
Last Updated 5/24/1999

If you have information to share, or other interpretations of the entries, please contact Bob Schuster by email at rmschust@facstaff.wisc.edu or at 6020 Kristi Circle, Monona, Wisconsin 53716, (608) 221-1421.