African American Census Schedules Online
AFRICAN AMERICANS
IN HENRY COUNTY, IOWA
(extracted from the)
1870 Federal Census

transcribed by Francine Thompson


The first wave of African Americans in Mt. Pleasant, located in Henry County Iowa, appear to have come mainly from a migration from Ohio in the late 1850s and were only a few isolated families. In the mid 1860s, a white man named Lee purchased lots in a section of town and helped a subtantial number of Blacks relocate from Missouri. This area became known as Leetown -- although it was never incorporated.

Mt. Pleasant was very near the town of Salem, which was an UGRR stop. This is a partial list of the AA names that I have extracted from the 1870 census. It includes the city of Mt. Pleasant in Center Township where the majority of African Americans lived in Henry County. The list is through Wayne Township. Take a quick look. Many black folks made a stop in Iowa on their way to other places.


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**KEY**
Name | Age | Birthplace | Occupation | Notes

        THOMAS George 35 VA

        THOMAS Fannie 26 MO

        THOMAS Jannie 9 MO

        THOMAS Willie 7 MO

        

        KEITH Harry J. 34 MO

        KEITH Mary A. 19 AK

        KEITH Louella 6/12 IA Dec

        KEITH Mary Bell 2 IA

        

        BROWN Phil Robert 24 VA

        

        GREEN Joseph 21 AK

        GREEN Ruby 21 MO

        GREEN Samuel H. 2 IA

        GREEN Dora 4/12 IA Feb

        

        PAGE William 33 MO janitor

        PAGE Harriet (nee Moseley) 33 MO

        PAGE Victoria 16 MO

        PAGE Charley 10 MO

        PAGE David 9 MO

        PAGE Linnus 7 MO

        FINLEY Clarence 2 IL

        FINLEY Iona 10/12 Aug IA

        FINLEY Elias 35 KY hotel cook

        

        MARSHALL Thomas 40 TN preacher

        MARSHALL Emma 26 KY

        MARSHALL James 6 IA

        MARSHALL Adell 4 IA

        MARSHALL John 1 IA

        

        BIRD, Amos 36 MO charter member St. John AME

        BIRD Caroline 30 MO

        BIRD Josephine 8 MO

        BIRD Flora 6 IA

        BIRD Stephan 2 IA

        BIRD John 2/12 IA Apr

        JONES ELizabeth 50 VA

        RILEY William 34 MO

        

        PATRICK Bartlett 45 MO

        PATRICK Lucinda 47 KY

        PATRICK Asa 19 KY

        PATRICK Bartlett 11 KY

        PATRICK Merril 10 MO

        PATRICK Martha 9 MO

        PATRICK George 7 MO

        

        RIDEOUT Richard 47 VA

        RIDEOUT Martha 30 GA

        

        BEDFORD Sanford 18 VA farm hand

        

        FISHER Philip 59 VA

        FISHER Sarah 36 MD

        FISHER William 17 ?

        FISHER George 16 KY

        FISHER Eliza 2 IA

        FISHER Ulysses 1/12 IA

        

        PATE WIlliam 39 MO

        PATE Rene 29 MN

        PATE Mary 5 IA

        PATE Lizzie 3 IA

        PATE William 1 IA

        

        BROOKS C???N 70 VA

        BROOKS Eliza 60 MO

        BROOKS Rison 9 MO

        BROOKS Ida 6 IA

        BROOKS Mary 4 IA

        BROOKS Sarah 19 IA

        

        KELLY George 37 TN

        KELLY Rachel 33 TN

        KELLY Stephen 13 MO

        KELLY Alcy Cora 7 Mo

        KELLY Clara 4 MO

        KELLY Mary 1 IA

        BATES Edward 24 ? farmhand

        

        POOLE Eli 56 KY

        POOLE Selah 50 VA

        POOLE Richard 16 MO

        POOLE Georgia 18 MO

        

        GRANT Elza 59 KY

        GRANT Annie 35 DE

        GRANT John 35 MO

        GRANT Elza 24 MO

        GRANT Clara 6 IA

        

        BOSTON, James 51 MO farmhand

        

        ANDERSON, Bartlett 15 MO farmhand

        

        BROOKS, Charles 13 MO farmhand

        

        CHANEY ? 50 VA

        CHANEY Hattie 50 MO

        CHANEY Sarah 10 MO

        CHANEY Mary 12 MO

        CHANEY Lulu 7 MO

        

        CAGDELL George 18 NC farmhand

        

        ROSS Henry Clay 37 KY

        ROSS Elizabeth 39 VA

        ROSS Lorena 13 MO

        ROSS Louisa 11 MO

        ROSS Susanna 8 MO

        ROSS Mary J. 6 IA

        ROSS William H. 4 IA

        ROSS Sarah A. 2 IA

        

        WATTSON Edward 30 AK

        WATTSON Jane 35 KY

        WATTSON James 3/12 IA May

        

        LOGAN Henry 54 KY

        LOGAN Permelia 54 KY

        LOGAN Green 19 MO

        LOGAN America 8 MO

        

        RESIN William 49 VA

        RESIN Amanda 34 MO

        RESIN Forench S. 17 MO

        RESIN Mary 15 MO

        RESIN Benjamen 5 IA

        

        HARRIS or MASON Frederick 26 MO barber

        HARRIS Sarah 27 MO

        

        RISK Henry 27 KY barber

        

        FORD William 41 MO

        FORD Louisa 35 KY

        FORD Elizabeth 11 MO

        FORD Eliza 6 MO

        FORD Fanny 5 MO

        FORD William 4 MO

        

        CONNER James 62 VA

        CONNER Jane 46 VA

        CONNER Ashbury 15 OH

        CONNER Malvina 11 OH

        CONNER Charles 7 OH

        CONNER Lincoln 5 IA

        

        PITTS John 54 KY

        PITTS Frankie 60 KY

        

        LEWIS Robert 42 KY

        LEWIS Frances J. 18 IA

        LEWIS Alex 2 IA

        LEWIS Paulina 11/12 IA July

        

        TURNER Matt 35 AK

        TURNER Sarah 3? MO

        BROWN Henry 50 MO

        BROWN Frank 14 Mo

        BROWN Scott 21 unknown

        

        HEDGE John W. 24 AK

        HEDGE Rilda 22 IL

        HEDGE Elias 50 AK

        HEDGE Eliza 41 AK

        TEGG Lotta 4 IA

        TEGG Stephen L. 3 IA

        

        BYSHER John 22 MO

        BYSHER Mary 25 MO

        BYSHER Lutisha 2 IA

        

        WATSON Thomas 45 TN

        WATSON Adaline 40 TN

        WATSON Mary 10

        WATSON Nettie 8

        WATSON Sally 5

        

        HOLMES Jerimiah 44 AL

        HOLMES Elizabeth 33 VA

        HOLMES Albert A. 14 IA

        HOLMES Mary A. 12 IA

        HOLMES Everet B. 9 IA

        HOLMES Anna B. 8 IA

        HOLMES Milly K. 7 IA

        HOLMES Clara 4 IA

        HOLMES James W. 7 IA

        MCDANIEL Charles 11 IA

        

        ROY Warren 36 MD

        ROY Juda 34 VA

        ROY Nancy 12 MO

        ROY matilda 10 MO

        ROY Hannah 11 MO

        ROY Warren 8 MO

        ROY Elizabeth 5 IA

        ROY William 4  MO

        ROY Charley 1

        

        WATSON Thomas 45 TN

        WATSON Adaline 40 TN

        WATSON Mary 10 TN

        WATSON Nettie 8 TN

        WATSON Sally 5 TN

        

        JEFFERSON John M. 38 VA

        JEFFERSON Mary 15 MO

        

        WARD Robert 50 VA

        WARD Nancy J. 40 KY

        

        GRAHAM George 27 KY

        GRAHAM caroline 20 LA

        GRAHAM MArtha J. 3 IA

        GRAHAM Louisa Bell 1 IA

        

        BEECHEN John 23 KY

        BEECHEN Mary MO

        

        BUCKNER Harry 30 KY

        BUCKNER Ruth 30 KY

        BUCKNER Sarah E. 12 MO

        BUCKNER William 4 IA

        

        SMART George 50 KY

        SMART Mary 45 MO

        SMART William 19

        SMART Andrew 17

        SMART Thomas 15

        SMART Ella 13

        SMART Emma 8

        SMART Minerva 5 IA

        SMART James A. 2 IA

        SMART Mary E. 5/12 IA

        

        REED or REEL, Charlotte 18 VA domestic

        REED Edwin 2 IA

        

        WASHINGTON Geo 30 VA

        WASHINGTON Jane 25 MO

        WASHINGTON Lewis 1 IA

        WASHINGTON W. Page 1 IA

        WASHINGTON Samuel 1/12 IA May

        

        CLAY Wm. B. 44 VA

        CLAY Lydia A. 38 KY

        CLAY Delila 20 MO

        CLAY Wilson 18 MO

        CLAY Levi 11 Mo

        CLAY William 3 IA

        MILLER Harriet 66 VA

        

        BURNAUGH Samuel 49 VA

        BURNAUGH Clianna 50 VA

        BURNAUGH Thomas 19 MO

        BURNAUGH Martha 18 MO

        BURNAUGH Samuel 14 MO

        

        St. CLAIR Charles 50 KY drayman

        ST. CLAIR Fanny 38 VA

        ST. CLAIR Calvin 21 MO

        ST. CLAIR Sarah 7 MO

        

        GARRETT, Edward 50 KY

        COULSON Maria 60 VA

        COULSON Alfred 21 VA

        DAVIS Matilda 23 MO

        DAVIS Alice 2 IA

        DAVIS Francis A.    IA

        COULSON Mary 15 MO

        

        VALENTINE, Delpha 30 MO housekeeper

        

        COULSON George 36 VA

        COULSON Martha 25 MO

        COULSON Frances E. 8 MO

        COULSON Maria A. 6 IA

        COULSON George W. 3 IA

        COULSON Charles F. 1 IA

        

        BEDFORD Lewis 50 VA

        BEDFORD Mary A. 25 KY

        

        WICKS George 58 VA

        WICKS Ellen 40 MO

        WICKS bertha 3 IA

        WICKS Mary E. 1 IA

        SMITH Cynthia A. 12 MO

        SMITH Jephthah 7 MO

        SMITH Martha J. 5 MO

        

        MCCRACKEN Samuel 28 TN barber married Sept

        MCCRACKEN Parthena 20 IN

        

        SCOTT George 16 MO

        

        MOSLEY Moses 40 KY drayman

        MOSLEY Maria 41 MO

        MOSLEY Dudley 15 MO

        MOSLEY James Mitchell 11 MO

        MOSLEY Susan A. 8 MO

        MOSLEY William 3 IA

        MOSLEY Agnes 54 VA

        MOSLEY Edward 26 MO carpenter

        NUNLEY Maggie 12 MO

        

        NORTHCUTT Sanford 33 MO

        NORTHCUTT Sarah 26 KY

        NORTHCUTT Ella 1 IA

        VALENTINE Jane 8 IA

        

        HAYS John 20 NC

        

        RICHMOND Elmer 18 SC

        

        BRADWELL Rueben 17 MO

        

        LEONARD James 68 KY

        LEONARD Lydia 60 KY

        

        PAGE John 30 MO

        

        WOODS Randall 32 MO white

        WOODS Sarah 26 KY Black

        WOODS Robert 5 IA

        WOODS Eliza 3 IA

        WOODS James 1 IA

        

        MASTERSON Jane 65 VA housekeeping

        

        ROP Lauvenia 13 MO farm help

        

        CLEMMONS S. 45 MD

        CLEMMONS Mary 31 MD

        CLEMMONS Maria E. 15 MO

        CLEMMONS Mary Jane 12 MO

        CLEMMONS James L. 9 MO

        CLEMMONS William 6 MO

        CLEMMONS Maurgarite A. 3 IA

        CLEMMONS Vandalia 1 IA

        

        WILSON, H.H. 47 GA teacher

        

        MASON Alfred

        MASON Angeline (nee Moseley)

        MASON Mary Ellen

        MASON Ida

        MASON Agnes

        MASON Louisa A.

        MASON William E.

        

        MASON Wilkinson 53 VA

        MASON Catherine 30 PN

        MASON Della 7 IA

        MASON Jesse 10/12 Aug IA

        

        DAVIS Charles H. 51 OH barber

        DAVIS Mary 48 VA

        DAVIS Mary E. 17 OH

        DAVIS Charles W. 25 OH barber

        DAVIS Hattie 20 PN

        

        POSTON James 34 MO

        POSTON Harriet 38 VA

        JACKSON Nichols 33 MO

        

        TEEMS Robert 23 KY

        TEEMS Esther J. 22 MO

        TEEMS James W. 2 IA

        TEEMS Edward 1/12 IA MAY

        

        FORD George 27 NC

        FORD Isabella 28 SC

        FORD Samuel R. 3 IA

        FORD Catherine 1 IA

        

        ARMS Adam 58 VA

        ARMS Perlina 38 MO

        ARMS Lucy 11 MO

        ARMS Mary Ella 3 IA

        ARMS Minerva 1 IA

        

        ALEXANDER Benj 36 TN stone mason

        ALEXNADER Agnes 22 MO

        ALEXANDER Charlie W. 2 IA

        ALEXANDER Horace 4/12 IA Feb

        

        MCCALLISTER Henry 49 TN plasterer

        MCCALLISTER Christiana 51 TN seamtress

        MCCALLISTER John 19 MO

        MCCALLISTER Wm Henry 17 IL

        MCCALLISTER Christina 14 IL

        

        WALKER Frances 60 KY

        JOHNSON Geo 8 MO

        JOHNSON Jackson 7 IA

        

        BERRY Elias 30 VA

        BERRY Louisa 25 MO

        BERRY Isabel 3 IA

        BERRY Olive 7/12 IA Nov

        

        WATTS William 50 KY stone mason chrter member St. John's AME

        WATTS Ellen 28 OH

        WATTS Julia 15 MO

        WATTS William 12 MO

        WATTS Mary Jane 4 IA

        THOMAS Mary 38 KY

        

        SCOTT, Taylor 25 MO

        SCOTT Melvina 24 MO

        BROWN Shelby 18 MO

        HARRIS ? 26 MO barber

        

        TAYLOR Daniel 35 TN

        TAYLOR Mary Jane 32 KY

        TAYLOR Grant 4 IA

        TAYLOR Augustus 2 IA

        TAYLOR Jefferson 6 TN

        

        THORNTON Joseph 26 MO

        THORNTON Maria 16 KY

        

        BURNAUGH Ira 56 VA

        BURNAUGH Delilah 60 NC

        BURNAUGH Mary 27 MO

        BURNAUGH George 18 MO

        BURNAUGH Henry 23 MO

        

        BURNAUGH, Eliza 25 MO

        BURNAUGH William 3 IA

        BURNAUGH Della 1 IA

        

        WASHINGTON, Geo 30 VA

        WASHINGTON Jane 25 MO

        WASHINGTON Lewis 1 IA

        WASHINGTON W. Page 1 IA

        WASHINGTON Samuel 1/12 IA MAy

        

        FIDDLER Edward 40 OH barber

        FIDDLER Melvina 35 OH

        FIDDLER Mary 18

        FIDDLER Cornelia

        FIDDLER Edward 15

        FIDDLER Frank 11

        FIDDLER David 8

        FIDDLER Joseph 7

        FIDDLER Ida 5 OH

        FIDDLER Charles 3 IA

        

        PHILLIPS Joseph 48 VA drayman

        PHILLIPS Juda A. 49 MO

        PHILLIPS Nathaniel 17 MO

        PHILLIPS Amanda 13 MO

        MOSELEY Henry 35 MO barber

        

        HUTSON Henry 24 KY works in tanyard

        HUTSON Sary J. 24 FL

        DIOENS Byron 22 MO

        

        JOHNSON Henry 41 KY

        JOHNSON Annis 28 MO

        JAMES Henry 12 MO

        JAMES Georgie A. 5 IA

        JAMES Caltha 3 IA

        JAMES William H. 1 IA

        

        THOMAS Cornelius 30 MS

        THOMAS Anna 25 MO

        THOMAS Lula B. 5 IA

        THOMAS Brittain T. 3 IA

        THOMAS Cora G. 9/12 Sept

        

        JONES Emerson 25 TN

        JONES Francis 22 TN

        

        WARD Jane 40 AL

        JACKSON WIllie 3 IA

        JACKSON Joseph 5 MO

        

        CORNELIUS, Mary 46 KY

        CORNELIUS Charley 3 IA

        SCOTT Verden 13 MO

        SMITH John 26 KY

        

        ALEXANDER Milford 31 MO Railroad

        ALEXANDER Rachel 25 MO

        ALEXANDER Joseph E. 10 MO

        ALEXANDER Sarah A. 6 IA

        ALEXANDER Stephen 3 IA

        

        THOMAS John 48 VA basket maker

        THOMAS Charlotte 50 VA

        

        BAUGH John 32 MO

        BAUGH Patsy 32 MO

        BAUGH Charley 16 MO

        

        THOMAS Lucy 47 VA

        THOMAS Lewis R. 15 MO

        THOMAS Mary M. 12 MO

        THOMAS Martha A. 9 MO

        THOMAS Ida May 4 IA

        BROWN Philip 19 MO

        BROWN Aaron 17 MO

        

        WASHINGTON James 42 KY

        WASHINGTON Mary 34 VA

        WASHINGTON Levi 16 MO

        WASHINGTON Amanda 15 MO

        WASHINGTON John W. 13 MO

        WASHINGTON Addie 10 MO

        WASHINGTON Richard 8 MO

        WASHINGTON Elmer 7 MO

        WASHINGTON Lincoln 4 IA

        WASHINGTON Ulyssus G. 2 IA

        WASHINGTON Thomas 4/12 IA Feb

        

        MCNEAL Elias 30 SC

        MCNEAL Maggie 29 VA

        MCNEAL Jane E. 4 IA

        MCNEAL Sarah A. 2 IA

        MCNEAL Douglas 9 MO

        

        ALEXANDER Felix 55 KY stone mason

        ALEXANDER Sarah A. 38 GA

        

        MARTIN Robert 26 MO

        MARTIN Harriet 28 VA

        MARTIN Laura A. 1 MO

        SIYLES John B. 7 MO

        

        BEDFORD Jerry 30 MO lumberyard

        BEDFORD Mary A. 22 AK

        BEDFORD Estella 6/12 IA Dec

        HOWARD WIlliam 18 KY barber

        

        JACKSON, Nathan 57 VA

        JACKSON Adaline 37 VA

        JACKSON Lucinda 2 IA

        JACKSON Elias 1 IA



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