Kent County – Mortality Schedules for Michigan, 1850

United States Census Office, 7th Census

SCHEDULE 3.—Persons who Died during the Year ending 1st June, 1850, in the County of Kent, State of Michigan, enumerated by G. C. Nelson and W. B. Smith, Ass't Marshals.

Source: FHC US/CAN Film No. 1578858 / National Archives Microfilm Publication No. T1163

Total Names: 91

Transcriber: JKG

[Transcriber's note: G. C. Nelson enumerated deaths for the city of Grand Rapids and the townships of Ada, Alpine, Cannon, Cascade, Courtland, Grand Rapids, Gaines, Paris, Plainfield, Sparta, Walker and Wyoming. W. B. Smith enumerated deaths for the townships of Bowne, Grattan, Lowell, Oakfield and Vergennes. W. B. Smith grouped Grattan and Oakfield together on one page and Vergennes, Lowell and Bowne together on another page, while G. C. Nelson created individual pages for each locality within his territory. W. B. Smith seems to have made notations beside the names of decedents regarding their location within the grouped townships, and it has been assumed by the transcriber that unlabelled names belonged to the remaining township, e.g. if one name is given to Oakfield, all the others must belong to Grattan.]

Location

First Name

Surname

Age

M/F

Colour

Free/ Slave

Married/
Widow

Birth Place

Month of Death

Occupation

Cause of Death

Length of
Illness

Grattan Township

Jerome

Aldrich

9/12

M

Michigan

February [1850]

Lung [illegible]

7

Sparta Township

Walter

Amidon

74

M

W

Vermont

August [1849]

Fever

City of Grand Rapids

Sarah

Anderson

1

F

Michigan

March [1850]

B. Fever

5

Sparta Township

Isabella

Atherton

10/12

F

Ohio

October [1849]

Fever

21

Sparta Township

Albert

Atherton

1/12

M

Michigan

August [1849]

Fever

7

Vergennes Township

Elizabeth

Baker

20

F

W

Canada

January [1850]

Child Birth

12

Cannon Township

Luther

Bark [?]

23

M

New York

October [1849]

Unknown

Unknown

Sudden

City of Grand Rapids

Mary

Baxter

70

F

W

Vermont

August [1849]

Old Age

Wyoming Township

Susan C.

Beuls [?]

8

F

Michigan

September [1849]

Fever

5

Bowne Township

Benjamin

Bissel

11/12

M

New York

January [1850]

Croup

3

Cannon Township

Martha C.

Brown

1

F

Michigan

September [1849]

Dysentery

5

Vergennes Township

George

Burch

17

M

New York

August [1849]

Farmer

Culesy

7

Vergennes Township

Agnes

Callan

2

F

Michigan

February [1850]

Lung Fever

14

Courtland Township

Mary

Carlyle

35

F

M

Scotland

March [1850]

Child Birth

7

Ada Township

Rachel

Chilson

20

F

Michigan

January [1850]

Couy[?] Brain

1

Gaines Township

Benj'n

Clark

18

M

New York

May [1850]

Laborer

Consumption

C

Cascade Township

Ezekiel

Cook

60

M

M

New Jersey

March [1850]

Carpenter

Fever

14

Grattan Township

Abiah

Cook

67

F

W

Connecticut

November [1849]

Palsey

6

Wyoming Township

Ezekiel

Cook

52

M

M

Unknown

April [1850]

Joiner

Inflam. Bowels

10

Lowell Township

James

Daly

49

M

M

New York

August [1849]

Farmer

Dian/ser [?]

4

City of Grand Rapids

F. D.

Davidson

2

F

Michigan

August [1849]

B. Fever

7

Courtland Township

Akewell [?]

Davis

6

M

New York

August [1849]

Croup

1

Courtland Township

Orra

Davis

2

F

Michigan

January [1850]

Inflam.

14

City of Grand Rapids

James B.

DeCamp

22

M

M

Unknown

May [1850]

Miller

Cony Bowells

14

Lowell Township

Bates

Denny

2/12

M

Michigan

March [1850]

Weakness

30

Grattan Township

Anna

Deysaw

47

F

M

New York

March [1850]

Unknown

Walker Township

Moses

Edison

77

M

M

New Jersey

September [1849]

Farmer

Shot Himself

City of Grand Rapids

Cornelius

Fannis

25

M

W

Holland

May [1850]

Laborer

Fever

14

City of Grand Rapids

John

Farquar

35

M

M

Unknown

January [1850]

Stone Mason

Fever

9

Vergennes Township

Irving

Fosse

11/12

M

Michigan

November [1849]

Croup

7

Vergennes Township

Hellen

Fox

2/12

F

Michigan

February [1850]

Lung Fever

7

City of Grand Rapids

Jeremiah

Grady

24

M

M

Ireland

April [1850]

Boatman

Drowned

Courtland Township

Sarah E.

Graham

3

F

Michigan

October [1849]

Croup

2

Vergennes Township

Nancy

Hunter

26

F

M

Canada

January [1850]

Child Birth

1

Walker Township

James

Jennings

58

M

Ireland

June [1849]

Laborer

Unknown

3

Courtland Township

Laben, Jr.

Johnson

39

M

M

New York

December [1849]

Blacksmith

Inflam. Lungs

7

Courtland Township

Chas. C.

Kellogg

7/12

M

Michigan

November [1849]

Fever

5

Vergennes Township

Calista

Keeney* (per family)

36

F

M

New York

March [1850]

Consumption

C

City of Grand Rapids

F. C.

Knight

6

M

Michigan

January [1850]

Dropsy

21

Grand Rapids Township

Nickolas

Lawyer

30

M

M

New York

November [1849]

Farmer

Fever

6

City of Grand Rapids

Nathan

Libby

15

M

New York

September [1849]

None

Bronch'l. Af.

C

City of Grand Rapids

W. M.

Lockwood

6

M

Michigan

March [1850]

Fever

13

City of Grand Rapids

Edward

Lyon

9

M

New York

March [1850]

Fever

8

Wyoming Township

James W.

Marsh

3/12

M

Michigan

October [1849]

Fever

10

Wyoming Township

Richard

McConaghy

3

M

Michigan

August [1849]

Unknown

Sudden

Wyoming Township

John

McConaghy

4

M

Michigan

August [1849]

Unknown

Sudden

Vergennes Township

Levvitt

McDLeson [?]

67

F

W

Scotland

February [1850]

Consumption

Years

City of Grand Rapids

David

McEnerny

34

M

M

Ireland

April [1850]

Laborer

Unknown

40

Vergennes Township

Louchlan

McLean

29

M

New York

February [1850]

Farmer

Bowel Fever

11

Alpine Township

Harriet D.

Mead

1

F

Michigan

May [1850]

Croup

3

City of Grand Rapids

Nora

Miner

6

F

Wisconsin

February [1850]

Fever

6

Grattan Township

Keataus [?]

Mosey

6/12

M

Michigan

September [1849]

Lung Fever

6

Plainfield Township

Estu M.

Myers

22

F

M

New York

August [1849]

Child Birth

14

Vergennes Township

Nat.

Nameu [?]

2/12

M

Michigan

February [1850]

Croup

3

Cascade Township

Mary

Pettiet

2/12

F

Michigan

December [1849]

Unknown

E

City of Grand Rapids

Cassandra

Phillips

3/12

F

B

Michigan

February [1850]

Unknown

6

Plainfield Township

Hannah J.

Pinkney

2/12

F

Michigan

June [1849]

Inflam. B

4

City of Grand Rapids

Mrs. Asa

Pratt

40

F

M

New York

July [1849]

Consumption

C

Vergennes Township

George

Pusken

4/12

M

Michigan

March [1850]

Lung Fever

24

City of Grand Rapids

Denis

Ramband

50

M

W

Holland

October [1849]

Laborer

Fever

8

Grand Rapids Township

Agnes

Reed

76

F

M

Scotland

April [1850]

Old Age

4

City of Grand Rapids

Mary E.

Roberts

7/12

Michigan

March [1850]

Dropsy

14

Paris Township

Sally

Robinson

22

F

M

New York

March [1850]

Child Birth

20

Vergennes Township

Lorenzo S.

Rodgers

9

M

Michigan

July [1849]

Inflam. Cidney [sic]

C

Wyoming Township

D. M.

Rodgers

4

M

Michigan

September [1849]

Fever

3

Wyoming Township

Lucretia M.

Rodgers

2

F

Michigan

September [1849]

Fever

2

City of Grand Rapids

Gros

Rose

33

M

Holland

April [1850]

Laborer

Fever

83

Gaines Township

Lydia J.

Rosenburgh

22

F

M

New York

February [1850]

Child Birth

7

City of Grand Rapids

Catherine

Shields

8/12

F

Michigan

March [1850]

Fever

7

Grattan Township

Emeline

Smith

10/30 m [?]

F

Michigan

November [1849]

Bowel Fever

1

Walker Township

Darius

Smith

18

M

Canada

December [1849]

Laborer

Fever

8

City of Grand Rapids

Elizabeth

Snyder

17

F

New York

June [1849]

Consumption

C

City of Grand Rapids

Evolina

Speese

29

F

W

New York

August [1849]

Consumption

C

Cascade Township

Leonard

Stewart

54

M

M

Vermont

May [1850]

Farmer

Unknown

28

Ada Township

Francis E.

Swift

5

F

New York

September [1849]

Dysentery

9

Ada Township

Hellen M.

Swift

12

F

New York

September [1849]

Dysentery

7

Gaines Township

Elmer

Teeple

14

M

Michigan

January [1850] [?]

Inflam.

8

Wyoming Township

Laura A.

Tenny

6/12

F

Wisconsin

October [1849]

Fever

42

Wyoming Township

Lois B.

Tenny

4

F

New York

September [1849]

Fever

28

Plainfield Township

George N.

Thomas

4

M

Ohio

August [1849]

Fever

13

Oakfield Township

Mary

Tower

31

F

M

Vermont

March [1850]

Child Birth Fever

19

Bowne Township

Lamat

Tyler

1

M

Michigan

November [1849]

Congestive Fever

2

Bowne Township

Louisa

Tyler

32

F

M

New York

October [1849]

Congestive Fever

10

Vergennes Township

Roswell

Tyler

77

M

W

Massachusetts

September [1849]

None

Lung Fever

9

City of Grand Rapids

Cornelius

Van Deile

1/12

Michigan

May [1850]

Unknown

3

Vergennes Township

Clare B.

Vanch [?]

1

F

Michigan

February [1850]

Lung Fever

9

City of Grand Rapids

Eunia

Vanderhaven

2/12

F

Michigan

October [1849]

Unknown

21

Wyoming Township

Aralena

Waters

8

F

New York

November [1849]

Scrofula AF

C

Grattan Township

Lewis E.

Watkins

7 [?]

M

New York

April [1850]

Bowel Fever

5

Plainfield Township

Wm. H.

Wilson

2

M

Michigan

September [1849]

Unknown

Sudden

Plainfield Township

Micheal

Woods

5/12

M

Michigan

October [1849]

Inflam. B

8

Transcribed by: Jennifer Godwin
Created: 9 April 2002
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