Note: In 1880 the boundaries for Stevens Co, KS were set, but no official county government existed. The following year this area was merged with Seward Co. By 1886 many settlers had come and it was organized as Stevens county with the seat at Hugoton. Transcribed by Mike Sweeney
Inhabitants in the County of Stevens, State of Kansas enumerated on the 29th day of June, 1880. H. H. Kidder, enumerator. Surname Given age Occupation Birth place (self, father, mother) Kelly, John C. 45 Freighting OH PA PA married " Henry 40 Mule Driver OH PA PA Burch, Harry 26 " " IN VA VA Buck, Henry P. 28 " " KY KY KY Quinn, Patrick 34 " " IRE IRE IRE married " Michael 30 " " IRE IRE IRE Obraah, Ivan 25 Cook NM NM NM " Jesus 21 Herder NM NM NM " Lunes? 17 Mule Driver NM NM NM [could be "Sunes"] Dowd, John O. 40 " " NH NH CT married Kelly, Peter 33 " " IN NY NY Cummings, Jack 24 " " NY NY NY I certify that I have this day completed the enumeration of the district assigned me and that the returns have been duly and truthfully made in accordance with law and my oath of office. (signed) H. H. Kidder, enumerator June 29, 1880.