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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 3,982 names listed on this census.
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Database: 1889 Kitsap County Census. ONLINE. 2009. Washington Secretary of State. Transcribing and proofreading done by: Joyce Ogden, Olympia, WA; Alice Farmer, Shelton, WA; Cindy Bleazard, Pasco, WA; Nancy Denton, Spokane, WA; Ann Stroupe, Federal Way, WA; and members of the Belfair Genealogical Society.
Available Online: http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov
Source: State Library Catalog. NW MICRO 929.3797 WASHING 2003 reel 1.
Original material held at the Washington State Library.