Kansas History and Heritage Project-Morris County

Morris County Census

1859 Census

Not exactly a census, it lists voters (usually heads of households,) number of family members, and "colored persons." It also asks the year the person came to Morris County. These are images only; I decided not to transcribe these pages. Although quite legible, many of the names seemed to be misspelled and I thought the search engine would not be of much help. However, if your ancestor or relative was an early settler, he/she may be found in this census.

Please be sure to left-click when you reach the image to enlarge it:

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1865 Agricultural Census

Although there is not a great deal of genealogical information in these agricultural censuses (other than to confirm the fact that the person was in the county at that time) I think they help "flesh out" a person, and also tell us what life was like back in 1865 Kansas. Later censuses (1875, 1885, etc.) contain a lot more information, including butter production, how many (and what kind of) fruit trees are planted, even down to how many dogs were on the place!

Clarks Creek Twp.
Council Grove Twp.
Neosho Twp.

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This website created July 10, 2011 by Sheryl McClure.
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