Montana 1880 Census Records

 

Compilation of Data – Information & Sorts

Revised 4 October 2001c

Census data extracted from the 1880 Federal Records does not quite match the information reported by that census, due primarily to omissions and voided entries created by the census takers and extractor personnel. Included are the crossed-out entries noted by the census takers, and they are so noted, plus personnel from selected military posts not included in the formal 1880 data.. The Federal Census for Montana was reported to NOT contain any Native Americans, however; that statement is interpreted to mean: “No Reservation Indians were counted.” The following table was created from the Federal 1880 Census Guide book.

County

Township

District #

Census-Federal

Census-Extraction

Beaverhead

Beaverhead River

1

2712

2898 (1)

Bighole District

2

Choteau

Fort Benton

3

3058

3094 (2)

Belt Creek

4

Fort Assinniboine

5

Custer

Others

6

2510

0

Fort Keogh

7

Clarks Fort

8

Dawson

District #9

9

180

180

Deerlodge

City of Butte

10

8876

4235 (3)

Deer Lodge Valley

11

Cotton Wood Creek & Vicinity

12

Nevada Creek

13

East Side of Silver Bow Creek

29

Gallatin

Upper Yellowstone Valley

14

3643

1414 (4)

Bozeman

15

Jefferson

Others

16

2464

3464 (5)

Pike & Fish Creek

17

Lewis & Clarke

Helena

18

6521

1671 (6)

Dry Gulch

19

Others

20

Madison

Others

21

3915

3899 (7)

Sweetwater & Rock Creek

22

Meagher

Confederate Gulch

23

2743

2751 (7)

Judith Island

24

The Musselshell Valley

25

Missoula

Bitter Root Valley

24

2537

0 (8)

Missoula

25

 

 

Flathead agency

26

 

 

TOTALS

 

State

39159

22666

Variances by County:

Notes: (1) The numerical count is 2719; however, there were approximately seven missing numerical entries in the original count. These were identified as A, B, C, etc., and added as entries. Beaverhead military post personnel were added to the listing.

(2) Duplicate numbers were used in the original count, under-estimating the true total.

(3) Cotton Wood Creek and City of Butte were not extracted.

(4) Upper Yellowstone Valley was not extracted.

(5) Cannot explain. There are 1,000 more listed on the forms than reported.

(6) Helena Township not extracted.

(7) Illegible entries prevented copying the information.

(8) No records were extracted.

 

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To minimize load-time, the files have been arranged in the following order for ease in viewing. They are presented in EXCEL format, and an additional viewer might be required. The information is grouped in the following columnar format to fit your screen. There are blank spaces where no information was provided. Most of the Military records do not reflect age, sex, color, or place of birth.

Last Name

First Name

Color

Sex

Age

Month if Born within year

Relationship

Status

Married during year

Profession or Trade

Birth Place

Father-Birth

Mother- Birth

Transcriber Remarks

Deformity

Military Rank

Military Company

Regiment

County

Township

City/Town

Page #

Line #

 

Adoptees (**)

Blacks (**)

Chinese (**)

Indians (**)

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I-J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q-R

S

T

U-V

W

X-Y-Z

 

 

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