MORFORDSVILLE, IOWA

                              1850 CENSUS


The early residents of Morfordsville can only be found by searching the
census records and early land records found at the Johnson County 
courthouse. From these records one can figure out where in town these 
people resided. Knowing where the church and blacksmith shop was located 
you can trace about all of the popualtion of Morfordsville.  Also the 
fact that its highest population never reached more than about 55 people 
made it fairly easy.

The following is a transcript of the 1850 census for Pleasant Valley 
Township, Johnson County, Iowa.

1-1   Mc Guire, Philip C.   40   M    Farmer        Penn.
                Jemimah     32   F                  Md.
                Jane L.     10   F                  Ill.
                John T.      8   M                  Ill.
                James O.     6   M                  Iowa
                Sarah N.     5   F                  Iowa
                William H.   2   M                  Iowa
                Margaret    6/12 F                  Iowa

2-2   DeForest, Jacob       60   M    Farmer        N.Y.
                Elizabeth   58   F                  N.Y.
                Gilbert E.  36   M                  N.Y.
                Milicent    24   F                  Ohio
                Elizabeth C. 2   F                  Iowa
                Ellen       18   F                  Ohio

3-3   Burge, Richard        29   M    Farmer        Penn
             Caroline       23   F                  N.Y.
             Emeline         5   F                  Iowa
             Adelia          4   F                  Iowa
             Ellen           2   F                  Iowa
      Sweet, William        18   M    Farmer        Ohio

4-4   Coleman, John C.      49   M    Farmer        N.J.
               Jane         37   F                  Penn
               Samuel M.    17   M                  Penn
               Sarah E.      5   F                  Iowa
               Mary J.       2   F                  Iowa

5-5   Hill, Joseph          44   M    Farmer        N.C.
            Hannah          44   F                  N.C.
            Joseph J.       22   M                  N.C.
            Eli F.          20   M                  N.C.
            George W.       16   M                  N.C.
            Louisa F.        3   F                  Iowa
      Yarbrough,Barbara A.  10   F                  N.C.
                Samuel A.    8   M                  N.C.
                Sarah       15   M                  N.C.

6-6   Posey, Hubbard        40   M    Farmer        Tenn
             Mary           16   F                  Ind.
             William        14   M                  Ind.
             Henry           7   M                  Ind.

7-7   Higins, John          49   M    Farmer        England
              Mary          48   F                  England
              Saul          19   M                  England
              Edna          16   F                  Penn
              Laura M.       8   F                  Ohio
              Charles L.     4   M                  Ohio
              William       77   M                  England
      Myers, William         9   M                  Ohio

8-8   Gitchell, Howard H.   55   M    Farmer        Maine
                Ann         52   F                  Maine
                Eliza J.    20   F                  Maine
                Mary A.     17   F                  Maine
                Charles W.  15   M                  Maine
                Louisa W.   13   F                  Maine

9-9   Ogden, John           49   M    Farmer        England
             Emaline        48   F                  Conn
      Hart, Emaline P.      18   F                  N.Y.
            Esther          15   F                  N.Y.
            Henry           10   M                  N.Y.

10-10 Hart, Daniel          49   M    Farmer        Ohio
            Rebecca         47   F                  Ohio
            Joseph          15   M                  Ohio
            Harriet M.      12   F                  Ohio
            William J.      10   M                  Ohio
            Almira C.        6   F                  Ohio

11-11 Welch, Samuel         57   M    Farmer        Md.
             Elizabeth      45   F                  Md.
             Sarah          16   F                  Md.

12-12 Walker, Robert        48   M    Farmer        N.J.
              Ellen         49   F                  N.J.
              David         16   M    Farmer        N.J.
              Alonzo         8   M                  Ind.
              James         28   M                  Ohio

13-13 Walker, George        28   M    Farmer        N.Y.
              Francis A.    23   F                  Ohio
              Adaline        1   F                  Iowa

14-14 Morford, John         32   M    Farmer        Penn
               Mary         25   F                  Ohio
               Daniel       60   M                  Va.
               Joseph       13   M                  Penn
               Emaline      18   F                  Penn
      Cross, Ruth           22   F                  Ohio

15-15 Morford, William      31   M    Farmer         Ohio
               Elizabeth    24   F                   Ohio
               Andrew J.     4   M                   Iowa
               John          1   M                   Iowa

16-16 Knapp, Stephen A.     30   M    Farmer         Penn
             Hulda          29   F                   Penn
             Benjm.          9   M                   Ind.
             Joseph          7   M                   Ill.
             Mary            5   F                   Ind.
             Alonzo          3   M                   Iowa
             Betsy           1   F                   Iowa

17-17 Burg, John L.         37   M    Farmer         Penn
            Louisa C.       32   F                   Va.
            Jane            15   F                   Va
            Rachael         14   F                   Penn
            Martha          10   F                   Iowa
            Hestar           6   F                   Iowa
            James            2   M                   Iowa
      Morford, Reson        28   M                   Penn

18-18 Hupp, Philip P.       38   M    Farmer         Va.
            Marinda         33   F                   Ohio
            Miner           14   M                   Ohio
            Elenor          12   F                   Ohio
            Marinda          8   F                   Ohio
            William          6   M                   Ohio
            Elizabeth        4   F                   Ohio
            Mary             3   F                   Ohio
            Sarah A.         1   F                   Ohio

19-19 Galaspy, Thomas       31   M    Farmer         Ohio
            Mary            22   F                   N.Y.
            Solomon         11   M                   N.Y.
            Sarah J.         9   F                   N.Y.
            Thomas A.      6/12  M                   Iowa

20-20 Rafter, Philip        26   M    Farmer         Penn
            Sophronia       22   F                   Ohio
            Jonathan J.      1   M                   Iowa

21-21 Rafter, Jonathan      51   M    Farmer         Penn
            Sarah           44   F                   Penn
            Magdalana       16   F                   N.Y.
            John            14   M                   N.Y.
            Isaac J.         9   M                   Ohio
            Sarah J.         7   F                   Ohio
            Lawrey           4   F                   Ohio

22-22 Colman, John          31   M    Farmer         Penn
            Lavina          19   F                   Penn
            Jonathan       3/12  M                   Iowa

23-23 Ritter, Benjm.        34   M    Farmer         Ohio
            Mary            31   F                   Ind.
            Israel           9   M                   Ind.
            Barbary          5   F                   Iowa
            Jacob            2   M                   Ind.
            Mary           9/12  F                   Iowa

24-24 Welch, Ephram         29   M    Farmer         Md.
            Elizabeth       23   F                   N.Y.
            Harriet M.       6   F                   Iowa
            Ellen            2   F                   Iowa
      Powellson, John       23   M    Farmer         Va.

25-25 Woods, Amanuel        44   M    Farmer         Ohio
            Lucinda         39   F                   Ohio
            John            17   M    Farmer         Ohio
            Betsey          17   F                   Ohio
            Minerva         15   F                   Ohio
            George          13   M                   Ohio
            Sarah           11   F                   Ind.
            Ann             10   F                   Ind.
            Eliza            3   F                   Iowa
            Abigal           1   F                   Iowa

26-26 Hollingsworth,Isaiah  34   M    Farmer         Md.
            Martha J.       32   F                   Md.
            Elizabeth       10   F                   Iowa
            Robert B.        8   M                   Iowa
            Martha E.        6   F                   Iowa
            Henry W.         4   M                   Iowa
            Phebe J.         2   F                   Iowa
      Marlo, Emerson        12   M                   Ind.

27-27 Hall, Thomas          50   M    Farmer         Penn
            Polly           48   F                   Penn
            William T.      19   M                   Mich
            Rebecca         18   F                   Mich
            Nancy           16   M                   Mich
            Thomas          14   M                   Mich
            Hanna            9   F                   Iowa
      Mc Collons, Harriet A. 2   F                   Iowa
      Sweet, Caleb          17   M                   Ohio

28-28 Porter, John          36   M    Farmer         Ohio
            Mary J.         32   F                   Ohio
            Samuel          13   M                   Ind.
            William         12   M                   Ind.
            Joseph A.       10   M                   Ind.
            Mary E.          8   F                   Iowa
            Isabel           6   F                   Iowa
            Louisa           4   F                   Iowa
            John             1   M                   Iowa
      Reynolds, Timothy     19   M    Farmer         Ind.

29-29 Porter, William       34   M    Farmer         Ohio
            Mary            42   F                   N.Y.
            Hulda C.        16   F                   Ind.
            Hanna           12   F                   Ind.

30-30 Evans, James          41   M    Farmer         Ohio
            Wilimina        42   F                   Ohio
            Hanna           17   F                   Ohio
            George          15   M                   Ohio
            Cynthia         14   F                   Ohio
            Wilhelmina      12   F                   Ohio
            Matilda          4   F                   Ohio
            James L.         2   M                   Ohio

31-31 Repherd, Lewis        35   M    Farmer         Penn
            Mary            25   F                   Md.
            Emily            4   F                   Iowa
            John             2   M                   Iowa

32-32 Kelso, William        46   M    Farmer         Va.
            Mary            44   F                   Va.
            Thomas          23   M    Farmer         Va.
            Catherine       18   F                   Va.
            William         10   M                   Iowa
            John             5   F                   Iowa

33-33 Bitner, Henry         36   M    Farmer         Germ
            Elizabeth       18   F                   N.C.

34-34 Welch, Henry          31   M    Farmer         Md.
            Laura           27   F                   Ohio
            Mary E.          6   F                   Iowa
            Alice            2   F                   Iowa

35-35 Edmons, James         55   M    Farmer         N.Y.
            Harriet         45   F                   N.Y.
            William         24   M    Farmer         N.Y.
            Giles           20   M    Farmer         N.Y.
            Catherine       15   F                   N.Y.
            James           14   M                   N.Y.
            Asel            12   M                   N.Y.
            George          11   M                   N.Y.
            Harriet          7   F                   N.Y.

36-36 Smith, Robert V.      30   M    Farmer         Penn
            Eliza           28   F                   Ind.
            David            8   M                   Ind.
            Margaret         5   F                   Iowa
            James            1   M                   Iowa
            Margaret        74   F                   Penn

37-37 Ball, Daniel          23   M    Farmer         Penn
            Elvira          19   F                   N.Y.
            Lydia           52   F                   N.Y.
            Benjm.         10    M                   N.Y.

38-38 Hollan, John         63    M    Farmer         Va.
            Meka           63    F                   Md.
            Josh           35    M    Cooper         Ga.
            Betsey C.      17    F                   Ohio
            Cicero M.      23    M                   Ga.

39-39 Miller, Mary         51    F                   Va.
            Thomas         23    M    Farmer         Va.
            Mary C.        19    F                   Va.
            Eliza J.       17    F                   Va.

40-40 Losh, Isaac          35    M    Farmer         Ohio
            Mary           30    F                   Ohio
            William        14    M                   Ohio
            Sophia          9    F                   Ohio
            Mary            7    F                   Ohio
            Sarah           5    F                   Ill.
            Ellen           3    F                   Ill.
            Daniel J.     6/12   M                   Iowa

41-41 Trout, John          37    M    Farmer         Va.
            Sarah J.       22    F                   N.C.
            Mary C.         2    F                   Iowa
            Job           9/12   M                   Iowa

42-42 Pursel, Moris        55    M    Farmer         Penn
            Eliza          37    F                   Penn
            Charles        22    M    Farmer         Penn
            Henry          21    M    Blacksmith     Penn
            James          18    M    Farmer         Penn
            Morris         14    M                   Penn
            Samuel         10    M                   Penn
            Mary            4    F                   Penn
            John            2    M                   Penn
            Thomas        1/12   M                   Iowa
      Oconnor, Mary        43    F                   Penn

43-43 Trotter, Edward O.   37    M    Farmer         N.C.
            Sarah          33    F                   Va.
            Isadora        11    F                   Ohio
            Mary           80    F                   Md.

44-44 Fountain, John       54    M    Farmer         N.C.
            Hanna          43    F                   N.C.
            William        24    M    Farmer         N.C.
            Sarah J.       22    F                   N.C.
            Andrew         20    M    Farmer         N.C.
            Mary           16    F                   N.C.
            Nancy          13    F                   N.C.
            Hanna          11    F                   N.C.
            John            9    M                   N.C.
            David           7    M                   N.C.
            Ensley          3    M    Farmer         N.C.

45-45 Macgrewder, James    33    M    Farmer         Va.
            Ruth           28    F                   Ind.
            John W.         8    M                   Iowa
            George          5    M                   Iowa
            Mary H.         1    F                   Iowa

46-46 Walker, Robert B.    40    M    Farmer         Ohio
            Caroline       44    F                   N.Y.
            Louisa          5    F                   Iowa
      McCorcle, Alexander  21    M    Farmer         Ohio

47-47 Walker, Joseph       28    M    Farmer         Ohio
            Jane           19    F                   Mo.
            Mary J.         1    F                   Iowa
      Powellson, Henry     14    M                   Ill.

48-48 Kimes, Uriah         30    M    Farmer         Penn
            Nancy          28    F                   Ohio
            Joseph          8    M                   Ohio
            Andrew          6    M                   Ohio
            Mary            4    F                   Iowa

49-49 Powelson, Henry      50    M    Farmer         Va.

Here ends the 1850 Pleasant Valley Township census.

Charles Morford

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