SELECTED LINCOLN COUNTY, KANSAS, FAMILIES FOUND IN CENSUSES, 1870-1920

Gene Bird (email: genebird@hotmail.com) provides information here on some Lincoln County families as they appeared in U.S. Federal censuses through the years. Added information from the census is provided below each family and added information provided by Gene Bird appears within the transcribed text (in parentheses). Family names found here are: BIRD, COUSE, HENDERSON, HENDRICKSON, LOY, MULLEN, RENFRO, SAMIS, SLOUIR, STILLWELL, STRANGE, THOMAS, WATSON


1870 LINCOLN COUNTY, KANSAS, CENSUS 1870 Lincoln Township, Lincoln County film roll 438 Record 001 family 12 Dated 6/20/1870 M. Hendrickson 39 Farmer, Land$ 2500, Pers$ 1800, born Ind. * Frances T. 38 F Tenn. * John Riley 12 Ind. * David S. 9 Ind. J. Alexander 5 Ill. Susan E. 2 Ks. * can not read or write. ( This is Martin Hendrickson)
Record 001 Family 14 dated 6/20/1870 J. S. Strange 38 Farmer, Land$ 2000, Pers$ 500, Born Ky. SN 34 Ind. MF 16 Ind. WR 13 Ind. GW 12 Ind OA 5 Mo. LL 4 TX. LS 2 TX. Lizzie 1 TX.
Record 001 Family 17 dated 6/20/1870 T Strange 19 Farmer, Land$ 200, Pers$ 150, Born Ind. (This is Thomas Madison Strange) 1870 Lincoln Township, Lincoln County, P. O. LINDSEY film roll 438 record 5 Household 62, family 62 Dated 7/20/1870 Hendrickson W. B. 33 M IN Hendrickson E. 29 F IN Hendrickson C. C. 9 M IN Hendrickson M. J. 7 F IN Hendrickson S. H. 5 F IN Hendrickson S. N. 2 F KS =========================================== 1900 LINCOLN COUNTY, KANSAS, CENSUS 1900 Lincoln County, Kansas Census Battle Creek Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated June 14, 1900 7/9, film roll # 486, dwelling # 37, Family # 37 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom William A. Hendrickson April 1877 23 2yrs Ill Germany Germany Lennie S. Sept 1877 22 2yrs NY Ill Ill Helena Dec 1899 6/12 KS NY (?) NY Both read write and speak English and they own their home free of mortgage.
Beaver Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated June 2, 1900 7/9, film roll # 486, dwelling # 45, Family # 45 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Lucinda Bird WF Head May 1834 66 Widow Ind. Tenn. KY. Slouir, Frank N. Son Oct 1892 7 Ks. Ohio Iowa Both read write and speak English.
Beaver Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated June 2, 1900 7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 59, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 3 dwelling # 56, Family # 56 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Aaron Strange WM Head Mar. 1865 35 13 yrs Ind. Ky Ind Hattie B. (Couse) wife Sept 1870 29 13 yrs NY NY NY Ida E. Jan 1888 12 Ks Ind Ny Joseph W. Oct 1890 10 Ks Ind Ny John E. May 1892 8 Ks Ind NY Cora B. June 1894 6 Ks Ind NY Stella M. Apr. 1896 4 Ks Ind Ny Hattie was the mother of 6 kids, 5 still living. She and Aaron read write and speak English. They rent their farm.
Beaver Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated June 2, 1900 7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 59, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 4 dwelling # 68, Family # 68 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom George W. Bird WM Head Jan 1859 41 16 yrs Ind Ind Ind Samantha Ann WF Wife Oct 1869 30 16 yrs Ill Ill Mo. Andrew G. son July 1886 13 Ks Ind Ill Hattie J. dau July 1888 11 Ks Ind Ill Arthur W. son Oct 1891 8 Ks Ind Ill Racie M. dau Mar 1890 10 Ks Ind Ill Minnie dau aug 1894 5 Ks Ind Ill Nellie Strange cousin Mar 1882 18 House keeper Ill Ill Ill They could read write and speak English. They owned their farm with mortgage. Samantha was the mother of 9 with 6 living. Racie and Minnie are unknown. Racie is likely Clarence, and minnie is probably Mamie, The birth dates are very close.
Beaver Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated June 2, 1900 7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 59, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 4 dwelling # 69, Family # 69 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Aaron Bird WM Head Sept 1860 39 11 yrs Ind Ind Ind Alice (Couse) WF wife Mar 1868 32 11 yrs NY NY NY Myrtle L. Dau Jan 1890 10 Ks Ind NY Alvin C. son May 1891 9 Ks Ind NY Russell son July 1896 4 Ks Ind NY Dennis son Oct 1897 2 Ks. Ind NY Helen dau Nov 1899 6/12 Ks. Ind NY Aaron is shown as a farmer. They are renting their farm. Alice was the mother of 6, with 5 living in 1900. They read write and speak English. It is unclear why he did not use his first name, James, on the Census.
Marion Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated June 12, 1900 7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 59, Supv Dist 6, Sheet ? dwelling # 139, Family # 136 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom William Strange WM Head July 1856 43 19 yrs Ind Ky. Ky. Martha L. WF Wife Oct 1856 43 19 yrs Ill. Ky. Ind. John H. son May 1879 21 Ks Ind Ill Jesse E. son Sept 1882 18 Ks Ind Ill Anna M. dau Dec 1885 15 Ks. Ind. Ill. Martha is the mother of 4 with 3 living in 1900. Martha is Martha Henderson.
Marion Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated June 12, 1900 7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 59, Supv Dist 6, Sheet ? dwelling # 141, Family # 141 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Elijah Bird WM Head Dec. 1864 35 14 yrs Ind. Ind. Ind Parrie (Belle Thomas) wife Oct. 1860 40 14 yrs Mo. Ill. Mo. Elmer son Mar. 1887 13 Ks. Ind. Mo. Harley son Dec. 1892 8 Ks. Ind. Mo. Henry son May 1894 6 Ks. Ind. Mo. George son Jan 1897 3 Ks. Ind. Mo. Melvin son July 1899 10/12 Ks. Ind. Mo. They owned the farm with mortgage. All read write and speak English. Parrie is the mother of 6, with 5 living in 1900. Melvin is a new name to me and must not have lived all that long.
7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 59, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 8, 6/19/1900 dwelling # ?, Family # ? DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom George Washington Strange Dec. 1857 48 19 yrs Ind Ky. Ind. Nancy M. (Henderson) Feb. 1854 46 19 yrs Ind. Ky. Tn.? Benjamin J. Jun. 1887 13 Ks. Ind. Ill. Harry Nov. 1889 11 Ks. Ind. Ill. Everett Sept 1892 8 Ks. Ind. Ill. Nancy is the mother of 4 with 4 living in 1900. They owned their farm free of mortgage.
7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 61, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 8 Colorado Township dated June 1, 1900 dwelling # 156, Family # 154 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Thomas M. Strange WM Head Jun. 1851 48 29 yrs Ind. Ky. Ind. Sarah Ann WF wife May 1856 44 29 yrs Ind. Ind. Ind. Edward S. son Mar 1874 26 Ks. Ind. Ind. Sarah L. dau Oct. 1875 24 Ks. Ind. Ind. Phebe D. dau Nov. 1876 23 Ks. Ind. Ind. Oliver M. son Dec. 1877 22 Ks. Ind. Ind. Thomas J. son Mar. 1879 21 Ks. Ind. Ind. Nellie S. dau Mar. 1882 18 Ar. Ind. Ind. Rachel dau May 1883 17 Ar. Ind. Ind. Della dau Aug. 1885 14 Ks. Ind. Ind. Mary dau Dec. 1886 13 Ks. Ind. Ind. Frances D. dau Jun. 1889 10 Ks. Ind. Ind. They rent their home in 1900. Edward and Sarah are shown as school teachers. Phebe and Nellie are shown as house servants. Oliver and Thomas are shown as Farm Labor. The rest of the kids are shown at school during the year.
7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 61, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 8 Colorado Township dated June 1, 1900 dwelling # 157, Family # 137 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Pearl B. Bird WM Head Mar. 1880 20 3 Mo. Ks. ? ? Millie M. WF wife Mar. 1882 18 3 Mo. Ks. Iowa Ky. Next door to Thomas and Sarah.
7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 67, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 3 Indiana Township dated June 1, 1900 dwelling # 44, Family # 46 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom John S. Strange 1831 Susan N. Oct. 1835 with family Owned the farm free of Mortgage
7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 67, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 3 Indiana Township dated June 1, 1900 dwelling # 45, Family # 47 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Jesse B. Hendrickson Head 1847 Va. Va. Va. Mary A. mother Mar 1829 Va. Va. Va. William L. brother 1853 Mo. Va. Va.
7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 67, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 3 Indiana Township dated June 1, 1900 dwelling # 46, Family # 48 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom John R. Hendrickson Head Oct 1857 19 Yrs Ind. Ind. Tn. Mary E. wife Jun 1862 19 Yrs Ill. Eng. Eng. Mabel C. dau 1875
7/9, film roll # 486, Enumeration Dist. 67, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 3 Indiana Township dated June 1, 1900 dwelling # 47, Family # 49 DOB Age Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom David Hendrickson WM Head 1860 Ind. Ind. Ind. Julia C. WF Wife 1860 Iowa NY Wisc. Corrie E. Sept 1882 Nellie P. Dec 1886 Louis M. Apr. 1889 Sylvia B. Mar. 1895 David L. Sept 1899
1910 LINCOLN COUNTY, KANSAS, CENSUS

Scott Township, Barnard City, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 4/22/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 70, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 4 dwelling # 73, Family # 73 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom George E. Loy WM 40 Farmer 19 yrs Iowa Oh. OH. Maggie M. WF 37 19 yrs Iowa Penn. Penn. Emory WM 16 Ks. Iowa Iowa Milton WM 15 OR. Iowa Iowa Lee WM 12 Ks. Iowa Iowa Homer WM 10 Ks. Iowa Iowa Eva M. WF 7 Ks. Iowa Iowa Hazel WF 5 Ks. Iowa Iowa Ruby WF 3 Ks. Iowa Iowa Blanch WF 1 7/12 Ks. Iowa Iowa Annie Stillwell WF 18 Divorced Hired Servant Mo. Ky. S.C. They own the farm with a mortgage. Everyone over age 5 reads and writes. Maggie is the mother of 9 with 8 still living. The Census taker for the district was George E. Loy.


Marion Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 4/20/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 71, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 4 dwelling # 83, Family # 83 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Alfred E. Strange WM 33 Farmer Wid. Ks. Ind. Ky. Vida M. Dau. WF 6 Ks. Ks. Penn. James R. son WM 4 Ks. Ks. Penn. They owned the farm free of mortgage. Alfred reads and writes.
Marion Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 4/20/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 71, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 5 dwelling # 105, Family # 105 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Darius Samis Head WM 67 Farmer 29 yrs Can Can Can Mary K. Wife WF 63 29 yrs Ky. Ky. Ky. Francis M. Strange s/son WM 30 teacher S Ks. Ind. Ky. Isaac Samis son WM 27 farm labor Ks. Can. Ky. Darius and his parents are of English desent and born in Canada. They came to America in 1855. They were not naturalized. Mary is the mother of 4 with 4 living. It is Mary's second marriage. They all read and write. They owned the farm free of mortgage. Francis is shown as a teacher at the county school. Family 106, Next door: Jensen Larson and family.
Marion Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 4/23/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 71, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 6 dwelling # 114, Family # 114 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom George W. Strange WM 52 Farmer 29 yrs Ind. Ind. Ind. Nancy M. WF 56 29 yrs Ill. Ky. Tn. They owned the farm with a mortgage. They both read and write. George aged only 4 years since the last census (10 Yrs.). Nancy is the mother of 7 with 6 still alive. Nancy was married once before.
Marion Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 4/23/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 71, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 6 dwelling # 118, Family # 118 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Elijah Fuller Bird WM 47 Farmer 24 yrs Ind. USA Ind. Parrie B. WF 40 24 yrs Mo. Ill. Mo. Elmer 23 Ks. Ind. Mo. Harley L. 18 Ks. Ind. Mo. Henry C. 15 Ks. Ind. Mo. George E. 13 Ks. Ind. Mo. Louis L. 7 Ks. Ind. Mo. Charles A. 4 months Ks. Ind. MO. They owned the farm free of mortgage. Nancy was the mother of 7 with 6 still alive. Every one except Chas. could read and write.
Beaver Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 5/3/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 71, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 9 dwelling # 177, Family # 178 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom James A. Bird WM 49 Farmer 22 yrs Ind. Ind. Ind. Alice WF 42 22 yrs NY NY NY Alvin C. WM 18 Ks. Ind. NY. Russell A. WM 14 Ks. Ind. NY. Helen L. WF 10 Ks. Ind. NY. Alice is the mother of 6 with 4 still alive. They all read and write. They owned the farm free of mortgage.
Beaver Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 5/3/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 71, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 11 dwelling # 206, Family # 207 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom William Hendrickson WM 28 Farmer 7 Or. Ind. Ind. Grace WF 26 7 Ill. Ill. Ill. Ervin WM 6 Ks. Or. Ill. Ivan WM 3 Ks. Or. Ill. Grace is the mother of 3 with 2 still alive. Wm. and Grace read and write. They owned the farm free of mortgage.
Beaver Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 5/3/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 71, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 11 dwelling # 207, Family # 208 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom Roy L. Hendrickson WM 25 Farmer 6 yrs Ks Ind. Ind. Elsie WF 26 6 yrs Ks. Iowa Ky. Alice E. WF 5 Ks. Ks. Ks. Helen J. WF 1 1/2 Ks. Ks. Ks. Elsie is the mother of 4 with 2 still alive. They are both in their 1st marriage. They both read and write. They owned the farm free of mortgage.
Elkhorn Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 4/19/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 74, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 2 dwelling # 31, Family # 31 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom George Hendrickson WM 48 Labor 30 yrs Ind. USA USA Ida WF 48 30 yrs Iowa Sweden Sweden Nellie WF 6 Ks. Ind. Iowa Grace Watson WF 28 Servant Ks. Eng. Eng. They both read and write. Ida is the mother of 6 with 4 still living. They owned the farm free of mortgage. They are both in their 1st marriage. I do not have a clear ID on this family.
Elkhorn Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 4/27/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 74, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 10 dwelling # 229, Family # 230 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom George W. Bird WM 51 Unclear 26 yrs Ind. USA Ind. Samantha WF 41 26 yrs Ill. Mo. Mo. Andrew WM 23 Ks. Ind. Ill. Arthur WM 18 Ks. Ind. Ill. Bessie WF 7 Ks. Ind. Ill. John WM 3 Ks. Ind. Ill. Samantha is the mother of 8 with 5 still alive. All except John read and write. They owned their home free of Mortgage. Andrew and Arthur are shown as Farmers. George's occupation is not readable. Bessie is shown in school. They are shown in their 1st marriages.
Elkhorn Township, Lincoln County, Kansas, dated may 1910 Enumeration dist. 74, Supv. Dist. 6 roll # T 624 # 444, page 11b, Dwelling # 342, Family 343. Line 43 Calvin Couse Head W M 26 Marr. 4 yrs, b. Ks., fa. b. NY, Mom b. NY Mattie Wife W F 23 " " b. Ks., fa. b. NY, Mom b. NY Joseph Son W M 1 b. Ks., fa. b. NY, Mom b. NY Calvin is shown as a farmer, the farm was rented, Farm Schedule # 2. Calvin and Mattie could read, write and speak English.
Indiana Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 4/25/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 79, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 4 dwelling # 87, Family # 87 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom D. S. Hendrickson WM 50 Farmer 28 yrs Ind. Ind. Tn. Julia WF 45 28 yrs Iowa NY NY Louis 21 Ks. Ind. Iowa Belle WF 14 Ks. Ind. Iowa Lloyd 11 Ks. Ind. Iowa Julia is the mother of 5 with 5 still alive. They are both shown in their 1st marriages. David reads and writes.
Indiana Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 4/27/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 79, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 5 dwelling # 91, Family # 91 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom J. S. Strange WM 78 Farmer 47 yrs Ky. Ky. Ky. S. N. WF 74 47 yrs Ind. Ky. Ky. Susan is shown as mother of 8 with 2 still alive. They both read and write. they owned the farm free of mortgage. It is John's second marriage, and Susan's first.
Salt Creek Township, Lincoln County, Kansas Dated 4/24/1910 24/1, film roll # 444, Enumeration Dist. 80, Supv Dist 6, Sheet 2 dwelling # 34, Family # 34 Age Occ. Married POB, POB Fath, POB Mom T. M. Strange WM 58 Preacher 38 yrs Ind. Ky. Ind. Sarah Ann WF 53 Preacher 38 yrs Ind. Ind. Ind. Mary Dau. WF 22 School Teacher Single Ks. Ind. Ind. Lucinda Bird Mother WF 75 Ind. Tn. Ky. Edward Mullen boarder WM 29 Teacher Sarah Ann is shown as mother of 14 with 10 alive. They all read and write. Thomas and Sarah are both in their 1st marriage. They rent their farm. Lucinda is shown as the mother of 5 with 4 still alive.
1920 LINCOLN COUNTY, KANSAS, CENSUS

1920 Marion Township, Lincoln County, Kansas dated Jan. 2, 1920, enumeration dist. 89, Supv. dist 6, Film roll T 625, # 537, page 232, dwelling # 141, family # 141. Calvin W. Couse W M 35, Marr 14yrs, born Ks., father b. NY, Mom b. NY Mattie M. W F 32, Marr 14yrs, born Ks., father b. NY, Mom b. KS. Joseph C. son, W M 10 Ks. Ks. Ks. Robert H. son, W M 9 Ks. Ks. Ks. Lela M. dau. W F 5 Ks. Ks. Ks. Edgar O. son, W M 3 Ks. Ks. Ks. Marguarite dau. W F 7 months Ks. Ks. Ks. Calvin is shown as a farmer, the farm was rented, farm schedule FM. Calvin Mattie and Joseph could read, write and speak English. Joseph, Robert and Lela had attended school that year.


B630 soundex card information Vol. 52, ED 89, Sheet 5, Line 46 George W. Bird age 60 born Ind. Samantha A. age 49 born Ill. Bessie L. age 17 born Ks. John R. age 13 born Ks. Howard N. age 9 born Ks.
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