Indians in Mason County Michigan 1870 Census

The following 229 people were identified as Indians (I) in column 6 (color) of the 1870 census for Mason County Michigan. The instructions to enumerators for conducting the 1870 census are essentially the same as those for the 1860 census:

Indians not taxed are not to be enumerated. The families of Indians who have renounced tribal rule, and who under state or territory laws exercise the rights of citizens, are to be enumerated. 1Eighth Census, United States—1860. Instructions to U.S. Marshals, p. 14.

So the following 229 people identified in the 1870 Mason County Michigan census are believed to have renounced tribal rule, and under state law, exercised their rights as citizens to be enumerated.

I noticed when compiling these results that the population of those being identified as Indians in Mason County dropped from 409 in 1860, to only 229 in 1870. This follows a recognized statewide pattern of lower Native American population for Michigan, which at this time I cannot identify the reason for.

The records below contains only those in a household who were identified by an I for their color. There may be others in the household who are not identified below and that will be on the actual census images.

1870 Census Mason County NA

TownF#H#GivenSurnameAgeSexRaceBirth LocationOccupation
Eden11AntidoineDornga56mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden11LouryDornga20fIndianMichigan
Eden11TonnessDornga9fIndianMichigan
Eden22Miller B.Canburn40mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden22One quaCanburn40fIndianMichigan
Eden22LeviCanburn4mIndianMichigan
Eden22JohnsonCanburn2mIndianMichigan
Eden33JohnCarrbage35mIndianMichigan
Eden33FancyMoses60fIndianMichigan
Eden44GeorgeChing mash55mIndianMichigan
Eden44One gaot quaChing mash40fIndianMichigan
Eden44MaryChing mash15fIndianMichigan
Eden44AnnybaChing mash13fIndianMichigan
Eden44Ke si quaChing mash2fIndianMichigan
Eden55TashTaco56mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden55Mary AnnTaco48fIndianMichigan
Eden55Ne qon co quaTaco10fIndianMichigan
Eden55SuseneTaco8fIndianMichigan
Eden55MartimoTaco6fIndianMichigan
Eden66A. M.French52mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden66Sheq ahgkeFrench40fIndianMichigan
Eden66AmosFrench8mIndianMichigan
Eden66NancyFrench5fIndianMichigan
Eden77JohnsonShuk cok87mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden88FrederickHall70mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden88SusettHall50fIndianMichigan
Eden88EuniceHall14fIndianMichigan
Eden99JohnWakefield50mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden99Qua miceWakefield40fIndianMichigan
Eden1010JosephHall45mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden1010MaryHall30mIndianMichigan
Eden1010NancyHall15fIndianMichigan
Eden1010SarahHall5fIndianMichigan
Eden1010BatticeHall3mIndianMichigan
Eden1010CeliaHall4 monthsfIndianMichigan
Eden1111Kat ShegakeHall40mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden1111GeorgeHall23mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden1111SarahHall18fIndianMichigan
Eden1111JohnsonHall3mIndianMichigan
Eden1111SpencerHall3 monthsmIndianMichigan
Eden1313JohnHall30mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden1313MaryHall25fIndianMichigan
Eden1313MaryHall6fIndianMichigan
Eden1313BenjaminHall4mIndianMichigan
Eden1313CharityHall2fIndianMichigan
Eden1414PeterHall44mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden1414Sha zahHall28fIndianMichigan
Eden1414ClarissaHall5 monthsfIndianMichigan
Eden1515PeterWalker25mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden1515ElizaWalker30fIndianMichigan
Eden1515MaryWalker7fIndianMichigan
Eden1515NancyWalker1fIndianMichigan
Eden1616JosephDonega30mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden1616SophiaDonega23fIndianMichigan
Eden1616LewryDonega4mIndianMichigan
Eden1616PantDonega2mIndianMichigan
Eden1717JosephShaw nos ssega40mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden1717AnnShaw nos ssega30fIndianMichigan
Eden1717GeorgeShaw nos ssega10mIndianMichigan
Eden1717DavidShaw nos ssega8mIndianMichigan
Eden1717EmmaShaw nos ssega6fIndianMichigan
Eden1717MartinShaw nos ssega4mIndianMichigan
Eden1818ArsnuteShaw nos sega70mIndianMichigan
Eden1919JosephTaunchy25mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden1919Ke so quaTaunchy25fIndianMichigan
Eden1919MargretTaunchy10fIndianMichigan
Eden1919AreneckeTaunchy2fIndianMichigan
Eden2020Wab be na be qua70fIndianMichigan
Eden2121DavidChig wash21mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden2121CharityChig wash20fIndianMichigan
Eden2121JohnChig wash1 monthmIndianMichigan
Eden2222PeterChig wash22mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden2222MarthaChig wash18fIndianMichigan
Eden2323MosesChig wash21mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden2424AlexanderNote ta noke47mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden2424WilliamNote ta noke14mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden2424ElizabethNote ta noke12fIndianMichigan
Eden2424ElizaNote ta noke10fIndianMichigan
Eden2424PeterNote ta noke8mIndianMichigan
Eden2424NancyNote ta noke3fIndianMichigan
Eden2525JohnEaton55mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden2525MenessEaton60fIndianMichigan
Eden2525SamsonEaton6mIndianMichigan
Eden2626CorneliusHall28mIndianMichigan
Eden2626FrancesHall30fIndianMichigan
Eden2626IsaacHall1mIndianMichigan
Eden2727Big Saw35mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden2727Mary30fIndianMichigan
Eden2727James3mIndianMichigan
Eden2828JohnSmith40mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden2828MarySmith20fIndianMichigan
Eden2828MarthaSmith5fIndianMichigan
Eden2829NancySmith40fIndianMichigan
Eden2829ElizaSmith13fIndianMichigan
Eden2930HenryJackson45mIndianMichiganInterpeter
Eden2930SophiaJackson20fIndianMichigan
Eden3031A. L.Shaw50mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3031MarthaShaw50fIndianMichigan
Eden3132JosephElliott45mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3132JaneElliott51fIndianMichigan
Eden3132WilliamElliott17mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3132JohnElliott15mIndianMichigan
Eden3132NancyElliott10fIndianMichigan
Eden3233JohnChing quom40mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3233NancyChing quom40fIndianMichigan
Eden3233MarthaChing quom1fIndianMichigan
Eden3233WilliamChing quom6mIndianMichigan
Eden3233MaryChing quom16fIndianMichigan
Eden3334Tra to to co55mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3334Nancy50fIndianMichigan
Eden3334John8mIndianMichigan
Eden3334Elizabeth25fIndianMichigan
Eden3435JacobShaw29mIndianMichiganMissionary
Eden3435EuniceShaw26fIndianMichigan
Eden3435JennyShaw2fIndianMichigan
Eden3536JamesShaw60mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3637CharlesKing30mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3637NancyKing30fIndianMichigan
Eden3637MarthaKing11fIndianMichigan
Eden3738LewisGriffin25mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3738Te tak bunGriffin15fIndianMichigan
Eden3738JohnGriffin12mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3738JamesGriffin7mIndianMichigan
Eden3738JaneGriffin6fIndianMichigan
Eden3839Thomas21mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3839ElizabethKing30fIndianMichigan
Eden3940PeterBrobusor40mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden3940NancyBrobusor35fIndianMichigan
Eden3940SamsonBrobusor7mIndianMichigan
Eden4041Je sonEorkip50mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4041MarthaEorkip45fIndianMichigan
Eden4041DavidEorkip20mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4041WilliamEorkip15mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4142CharlesCrane21mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4142BetsyCrane20fIndianMichigan
Eden4142MaryCrane5 monthsfIndianMichigan
Eden4142JohnCrane5mIndianMichigan
Eden4243FreemanSutton40mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4243MarySutton20fIndianMichigan
Eden4243WilliamSutton6mIndianMichigan
Eden4243JohnSutton4mIndianMichigan
Eden4243JaneSutton1fIndianMichigan
Eden4344CharlesDeane28mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4344MaryDeane40fIndianMichigan
Eden4344JaneDeane5fIndianMichigan
Eden4445CharlesHenry30mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4445Shob wasHenry50fIndianMichigan
Eden4445Ta be zhaHenry45fIndianMichigan
Eden4546AlmonGore40mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4546MaryGore35fIndianMichigan
Eden4546JaneGore2fIndianMichigan
Eden4647Tush taw50fIndianMichigan
Eden4647Sarah5fIndianMichigan
Eden4647No din18mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4748JohnBeem40mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4748NancyBeem40fIndianMichigan
Eden4748JacobBeem9mIndianMichigan
Eden4849GeorgeBemis21mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4849JaneBemis16fIndianMichigan
Eden4950GeorgeBaimus65mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden4950BetsyBaimus50fIndianMichigan
Eden4950MarthaBaimus12fIndianMichigan
Eden4950JaneBaimus8fIndianMichigan
Eden5051Koose mush65mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden5051Martha65fIndianMichigan
Eden5152Ekoosea mush60mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden5152Mary55fIndianMichigan
Eden5152Jane9fIndianMichigan
Eden5152John5mIndianMichigan
Eden5253JosephTa co tush29mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden5253NancyTa co tush26fIndianMichigan
Eden5253MarthaTa co tush6fIndianMichigan
Eden5354ThomasEddy50mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden5354MarthaEddy45fIndianMichigan
Eden5354EmmaEddy8fIndianMichigan
Eden5354EuniceEddy6fIndianMichigan
Eden5455Coung nahgon65mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden5455Jane65fIndianMichigan
Eden5455Mawbeese15mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden5556Jo me tag wis50mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden5556Mary40fIndianMichigan
Eden5556David16mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden5657JohnPeter40mIndianMichiganFarmer
Eden5657NancyPeter25fIndianMichigan
Eden5657JohnPeter6mIndianMichigan
Eden5657WilliamPeter9 monthsmIndianMichigan
Eden5758PeterCatty60mIndianMichigan
Eden5758JaneCatty50fIndianMichigan
Eden5758MaryCatty15fIndianMichigan
Eden5758JohnCatty12mIndianMichigan
Eden5758NancyCatty9fIndianMichigan
Hamlin1717MattieMcGalpin70mWhiteMichiganLaborer
Hamlin1717MargaretMcGalpin80fIndianMichigan
Hamlin1818JamesManestone34mIndianMichiganSawmill
Hamlin1818NancyMosell38fIndianMichigan
Hamlin1818SarahPebuqua32fIndianMichigan
Hamlin1818JohnTedore10mIndianMichigan
Hamlin1919SamuelTecora48mIndianMichiganHunter
Hamlin1919MargaretTecora40fIndianMichigan
Victory6666WilliamBarnhart52mWhiteCanadaFarmer
Victory6666MargaretBarnhart39fIndianMichigan
Victory6666WilliamBarnhart14mIndianMichiganWorks on farm
Victory6666PeterBarnhart12mIndianMichigan
Victory6666GeorgeBarnhart9mIndianMichigan
Victory6666SimeonBarnhart2mIndianMichigan
Victory6666MaryBarnhart7fIndianMichigan
Victory6666HarrietFredrick18fIndianMichiganDomestic Servant
Victory6767PeterEspeo26mIndianMichiganFarmer
Victory6767MaryEspeo65fIndianMichigan
Victory6767JaneEspeo22fIndianMichigan
Victory6767JaneEspeo2fIndianMichigan
Victory6767PeterKeisis11mIndianMichigan
Victory6868ThomasKa cu curn50mIndianMichiganFarmer
Victory6868JohnKa cu curn14mIndianMichigan
Victory6969JamesLa Carp41mIndianMichiganFarmer
Victory6969MaryLa Carp48fIndianMichigan
Victory6969JamesLa Carp14mIndianMichiganWorks on farm
Victory6969GeorgeLa Carp12mIndianMichigan
Victory6969StoneLa Carp8mIndianMichigan
Victory7070IndianSam38mIndianMichiganFarmer
Victory7070SarahSam27fIndianMichigan
Victory7070PeterSam8mIndianMichigan
Victory7070MarySam6fIndianMichigan
Victory7171JamesPeters37mIndianMichiganFarmer
Victory7171SarahPeters27fIndianMichigan
Victory7171MaryPeters12fIndianMichigan
Victory7171ElizaPeters10fIndianMichigan
Victory7171BenjaminPeters4mIndianMichigan
Victory7171JosephChingwash8mIndianMichigan

Footnotes:   [ + ]

1.Eighth Census, United States—1860. Instructions to U.S. Marshals, p. 14.
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2 thoughts on “Indians in Mason County Michigan 1870 Census”

  1. I am trying to trace my family roots. I have a picture of my great grandma Marillah Lillian Bedford whose parents are James Bedford and Mary Jane Walker Card, Mary Jane Walker Cards parents are William Card and Clarissa Walker. I do believe my family is the descendants of a Michigan Tribe. If you can help me with any information it would be greatly appreciated.

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