Kittson profiles and photos from the past and present
At the September Genealogy Association meeting the topic of early Kittson pioneers came up. Old Census records can provide lists but we were looking for something prior to a census. Cindy Adams, the director of the museum, managed to find an old tax book that contained three tax lists. The first was for Kittson County in the year 1879 and contained some thirty names. It also contained two 1880 lists, one headed Hallock and the second called St. Vincent.
So far, these are the oldest lists that have been located of names of the very early pioneers. I am posting the first list and would ask that you review the names and see if any of your family members are on the list. Secondly let me know if you recognise a name on the list. Any information you can provide about a name will help us understand who these people were and where they came from.
We plan to search other records in the research center in order to build up some background information on these pioneers.
Later we will post the lists for 1880 for Hallock and St.Vincent. I recognize a number of the family names that are still active in the county a hundred and thirty years later.
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1879 Tax list of personal propery
Bird, J.H. & co. Brawley, Daniel. F. Carrigan, Patrick Daly, Peter & Co. Doran, Richard
Eliott & Vanstrum Gooding, C.J. Gosla, Andrew Guydon, Leroy Jadis, Edmond W.
Jerome, Andrew Lucy, John Miller, W.H. Moven, Ulrich Murphy, Andrew
Newcomb, T.B. O'Connell, Pat Parker, George Smith, William Smith, Peter
Sullivan, Jerry Sullivan, John Stack, Anna Stewart, John W. Thompson, Robert
Thompson, William Toner, Thomas Wiltse, Olen Winter, J.B.