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The Washington Territorial Legislature created Kitsap County on January 16, 1857. It was originally named Slaughter County in honor of Lt. William Slaughter who died in 1855 during the Indian Wars. However, in 1857 the county name changed to Kitsap in honor of a local Native American chief whose name means “Brave.”
There are 170 names listed on this census.
For information about this census, email the Washington State Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Database: 1857 Kitsap County Census. ONLINE. 2003. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed and Proofread by Mary Kathryn Kozy, Kent, Washington and Jan Crews, Ellensburg, Washington. Final Proofreading by Marlys Rudeen, Washington State Library. Available Online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: Assessment and Census rolls, Washington Territory, 1857 and 1860 [microform] / compiled by the county assesors. Olympia: Washington State Library,  1 microfilm reel; 35 mm. http://cals.evergreen.edu/search~2/o41704563?For