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The Oregon Territorial Legislature created Lewis County on December 19, 1845. It is named in honor of Meriwether Lewis.
There are 53 names listed on this census.
For more information about this census, email the Historical Records Project at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This database contains the names of heads of families living in Lewis County in 1847. The information was extracted from Old Lewis County, Oregon Territory by Noah B. Coffman. The names appear transcribed exactly as printed. An attempt to correct typographical and spelling errors can be found in the Historical Annotation section in the online database.
A reference to the 1847 Lewis County Heads of Families can also be found in a news clipping, possibly from the Chehalis Bee Nugget by Judd C. Bush, in the Jackson-Koontz-Glover Collection MSS 078 in the Washington State Library.
Database: 1847 Lewis County Heads of Families. ONLINE. 2003. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribed by Roger Easton, Olympia, Washington. Proofread by Karen Johnson, Olympia, Washington. Available: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: Old Lewis County, Oregon Territory; an address delivered before the Southwest Washington Pioneers, Rochester, Thurston Co., Washington, August 12, 1926, by Noah B. Coffman. Seattle, Washington: The Shorey Book Store, 1967. http://cals.evergreen.edu/search~2/o18516674?For
Original material held by Lewis County Auditor’s office.