BOOKS on Brown County Subjects


1870 Census of Brown County, Indiana

Read by

Pauline Hoover and Sarah Clevenger


The census pages of the Van Buren Township of Brown County have been rearranged to reflect the original sequence of the pages. Apparently, when the census pages were being copied, the unnumbered and undated pages were lying in a stack on a table when a breeze coming through an open window blew the pages onto the floor into disarray. This would have been a small matter if the dwellings and households had been numbered sequentially.  However, this was not the case.  Each page started with dwelling one and household one.  Since the surname of each family was written only once, this meant that children at the top of the next page were “orphaned” without a surname and appeared to belong to the family at the bottom of the previous page, which may or may not have been the case.  Using a variety of source materials, the order of the pages of the census of Van Buren Township has been modified to reflect a more appropriate sequence. This book contains an every name index which includes the given name and the age of each individual.

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Other Books by the same Authors:

Vital Records of Brown County, Indiana 1882 - 2000

Volume 1: Births      Volume 2: Deaths

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Brown County Folks


Richard (Dick) F. Reed

This book is a wonderful collection of 62 biographical sketches  which  appeared in the  Brown  County  Democrat from 1973 to 1977.

Price  $ 18.00 plus priority mail.

These biographical sketches are about people born in the early part of the Twentieth Century and contain stories about their parents who were early residents of the county.  This books presents a fascinating picture of  Brown Countians during the previous century.

The people who are chronicled in THE BROWN COUNTY FOLKS include the folowing:

Pat Allender,  George Anthony, Helen Stedman Baptisti, Ivan Bartley, Lilliam H. Bohm, Theron E. "Tubby" Clark, Harold "Doc" Clupper, Dr. Clyde Aulbertson, Charles Robert Davis, Leston Deckard, Walter M. Dine, Prof. Edward E. Edwards, John "Abe" Eyed, George Raymond Fleener, Arnold Ford, Charley Fox, Angelina Frost, Harry Manley Gibson, William A. "Bill" Gore, Robert "Bob" Greeg, James Mack Hamblen, Sarah Harden, Brunlell Hederick, Fern Howe, Arthur B. Kepler, Leo Knight, Rex Kritzer, Louise Pittenger Long, Harry Mathis, Lawrence McCoy, Gladys McDanald, Ival McDonald, Grotis McGuire, Dale Moberly, Lenora Mobley, William Romey Murphy, Lt. Col. Tyner Myers, Herma Chafin Ogle, Edna Parmerlee, Otha Roberts, Sr., Mary Catherine Robertson, Melusina Seehausen, Otis Sisson, James Skinner, Cdr. Ben Sparks, Jr., Carl Spicer, Lucile Gross Steinbeck, Ruth Tilton, Lowell Todd, Sally Twyford, Oral Voland, Cash Waggoner, Leatha Walker, Edgar D. Warford, Martha Weddle, Leonard Welsh, Alva West, Gladys Ralphy Whitaker, Charles H. White, Ed Wilkerson, Paul Dwight Williamson, Jack Woods

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Federal Land Entries for Brown County, Indiana

compiled by

John  W. Hamblen, Ph. D.

The early land records in Brown County were lost in the court house fire in 1873, but the original land entry book  did survive.  The records are listed alphabetially by name of the original purchaser and year of purchase as well as by location  or Township, Range and Section.

Price  $ 18.00 plus priority mail.

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