Tuesday, March 4, 2014

389. Indiana Censuses of 1801 & 1815

Have you ever seen the earliest Indiana census? That would be the one in 1801. No names, just totals, unfortunately for genealogists. But you can see how few folks were actually Hoosiers. [In the list below, Randolph and St. Clair were in Illinois, then part of the Indiana Territory. The Illinois Grant was actually Clark's Grant around Clarksville, IN]

The census that actually made us a state was the 1815. We needed 60,000 to get in and we made it with a few thousand to spare. [The census in between, the 1807, did have names.]