1825 Clinton County Census



First census taken after Clinton became a county on Dec. 28, 1824

This census gives a full list of the heads of families residing in the county in 1825. The commissioner of census, William White, had in a manner anticipated the political subdivision of the county into precincts, or else retained the precinct names of the former organization. Source of this census is the 1881 History of Marion and Clinton Counties, published in 1881, pages 78 and 79, and includes some remarks of happenings to the people after the 1825 census was taken up until the history book was written. Also, see footnotes to this schedule.

 Alphabetical Listing for this page

 Listed by Family #


Head of Household Precinct Remarks Family #
WHITE, Daniel Sugar Creek Father of the census commissioner. Died 35 years later in 1860. 1
WHITE, William Sugar Creek County commissioner of census. Note: Not listed on census portion, but added under Sugar Creek to make number of families come out correctly. 2
WHITE, Daniel, Jr. Sugar Creek Younger son of Daniel, member of the bar at Carlyle in 1881. 3
WHITE, A. H. Sugar Creek Younger son of Daniel, member of the bar at Carlyle in 1881. 4
ROW, John Sugar Creek One of the early justices of the peace, a man of remarkable intellect, and a most successful farmer. 5
HARRELL, Theophilus Sugar Creek Captain of a militia company 6
CHAFFIN, James Sugar Creek ----- 7
BEATEY, John Sugar Creek ----- 8
OUTHOUSE, James Sugar Creek Member of legislature 9
TRAYLOR, John Sugar Creek ----- 10
OUTHOUSE, Peter Sugar Creek Father of James. Revolutionary soldier, private, Maryland line - pensioned August 13, 1828. 11
WOOD, Richard Sugar Creek ----- 12
ORTEN, James Sugar Creek ----- 13
ORTEN, Wm. R. Sugar Creek ----- 14
ORTEN, John M. Sugar Creek ----- 15
TRAYLOR, Archibald Sugar Creek ----- 16
MCCRACKEN, James Sugar Creek First constable, very dignified, his prisoners were all arrested "in the name of the Commonwealth of Illinois". Owned a cotton gin. 17
COX, Charles Sugar Creek ----- 18
JOHNSON, William, Jr. Sugar Creek Justice of the peace for many years, also county commissioner. 19
BRAKE, John Sugar Creek ----- 20
JOHNSON, Hugh Sugar Creek Owned a cotton gin. 21
CHAFFIN, Ellis Sugar Creek Private, South Carolina militia during war of independence, pensioned March 4, 1831. 22
WALKER, Achilles Sugar Creek ----- 23
OUTHOUSE, Meredith Sugar Creek ----- 24
BETTS, John Sugar Creek ----- 25
ADAIR, Manuel Sugar Creek ----- 26
ADAIR, John Sugar Creek ----- 27
ROW, Hezekiah Sugar Creek ----- 28
STARNATOR, Polly Sugar Creek Daughter of E. CHAFFIN and an exemplary mother, bringing up a family of eight children to respectability. 29
BROWDER, Jonathan Sugar Creek A land shark. 30
DUNCAN, William Sugar Creek ----- 31
WATKINS, B. Sugar Creek Justice of the peace, county commissioner and county assessor. 32
MORGAN, John Sugar Creek Kept a stage station on the road from Carlyle to Alton, and was post-master, also treasurer of school funds for many years. 33
RAMSEY, John Sugar Creek  
Came from North Carolina to Clinton county in 1818; his father James R. had settled in Madison county in 1816. 34
RAMSEY, John H. Sugar Creek ----- 35
SCOTT, John Sugar Creek Kept hotel in Carlyle 36
JOHNSON, William, Sr. Sugar Creek Methodist minister 37
NICHOLS, Pearson Sugar Creek ----- 38
LEWIS, William Sugar Creek Laid out the town of Trenton. 39
STITS, Samuel Sugar Creek ----- 40
SIMONS, Daniel Sugar Creek ----- 41
JOHNSON, John Sugar Creek ----- 42
OUTHOUSE, Turner Sugar Creek ----- 43
OUTHOUSE, John Sugar Creek ----- 44
TATMOND, Nathan Sugar Creek ----- 45
NELSON, Charles Sugar Creek ----- 46
MIDDLETON, William Sugar Creek ----- 47
SILKWOOD, Solomon Sugar Creek Owned a horse grist mill. 48
YARBROUGH, Absalom Shoal Creek  Kept a ferry to cross the Okaw river, near mouth of Shoal Creek. 49
AMMONS, Godfrey Shoal Creek Justice of the peace, and first settler in Santa Fe Bottom 50
NEELEY, Henry Shoal Creek ----- 51 
USHER, Cayton Shoal Creek ----- 52
CREEL, John Shoal Creek ----- 53 
CREEL, Berryman Shoal Creek Representative in legislature.  54 
MORTON, Joseph Shoal Creek In 1881, living in Mulberry Grove, Bond County, Illinois. 55 
WINTERS, John Shoal Creek  Tallest man in the county, measuring seven feet. 56
CARRIGAN, James Shoal Creek ----- 57
BANKSON, Andrew Shoal Creek Colonel in the militia, representative in legislature, and as member of the committee to locate the state capital, voted against Carlyle, thus securing the location to Vandalia.  58 
STREET, William Shoal Creek ----- 59
HOWARD, David G. Shoal Creek ----- 60
BAIL, Elijah Shoal Creek Famous millwright and carpenter, and builder of the water mills on Shoal creek 61
HOWARD, James Shoal Creek ----- 62
LINCOLN, Elijah Shoal Creek ----- 63
BLACKMOND, William Shoal Creek ----- 64
BARBER, Matthew Shoal Creek ----- 65
RECAR, James Shoal Creek ----- 66 
CURTIS, Henry Shoal Creek Colored freeman, from Tennessee, bought the toll-bridge across Shoal creek, and kept tavern. 67
MITCHELL, Alexander Shoal Creek ----- 68
SWEARINGEN, Daniel S. Shoal Creek Possessed a saw and grist mill on Shoal Creek, driven by water power. 69 
SMITH, John Shoal Creek ----- 70
WATTS, William Shoal Creek  ----- 71
BENNETT, George Shoal Creek ----- 72
BAY, Thomas Shoal Creek The only drunkard in the county at his day. 73
MITCHELL, James Shoal Creek ----- 74
BROOK, Thomas  Shoal Creek ----- 75
MAYHUGH, Daniel Shoal Creek ----- 76 
GRIFFITH, Daniel Shoal Creek ----- 77
GREGORY, John Shoal Creek ----- 78 
CANNADY, Archibald Shoal Creek ----- 79
LENARD, John Shoal Creek ----- 80
TURNER, Stephen Shoal Creek Ran a distillery near the county line, north. 81
BRISBON, John Shoal Creek ----- 82
KING, John Shoal Creek Revolutionary soldier, private, South Carolina continentals, pensioned March 4, 1831. 83
MAY, Hugh Shoal Creek ----- 84
HILL, Burril Shoal Creek ----- 85
LOCEY, Brizle Gumridge ----- 86 
STEGHENS, Charles Gumridge ----- 87
SHORT, Bennett Gumridge ----- 88
MADDUX, Elizabeth Gumridge ----- 89
CARTER, John Gumridge ----- 90
MADDUX, Zachariah Gumridge ----- 91
WALKER, William Gumridge ----- 92
MADDUX, Alexander Gumridge ----- 93
BUCK, James Gumridge ----- 94
MCCLURE, Stephen Gumridge ----- 95
SHARP, Jonathan Gumridge County treasurer for many years. 96
NICHOLS, John Gumridge ----- 97
BROWN, John Gumridge ----- 98
MOORE, John Gumridge ----- 99
SMITH, Benjamin  Gumridge ----- 100
SUTTLES, Jesse Beaver Creek ----- 101
EADS, Thomas Beaver Creek ----- 102
DUNCAN, Robert Beaver Creek ----- 103
AMMONS, John Beaver Creek ----- 104
RAY, Abram Beaver Creek ----- 105
WATKINS, Sam. Beaver Creek ----- 106
COOK, John Beaver Creek ----- 107
ANDERSON, Ignatius Beaver Creek ----- 108
HAYNON, Jesse Beaver Creek ----- 109
DUNN, William Beaver Creek ----- 110
HOOPER, Thomas Beaver Creek ----- 111
MOORE, Peggy Beaver Creek ----- 112
ANDERSON, William Beaver Creek ----- 113
DUNN, Jesse Beaver Creek ----- 114 
RUSSELL, George Carlyle Had a stone pottery 115
ABBOTT, John Carlyle ----- 116
SLADE, Charles Carlyle An Englishman by birth, member of congress from his district in 1833, died at Vincennes in 1834, on his way home from Washington city. Slade was the only slaveholder in the county in 1825, had five slaves.  117
FITCH, Elizabeth Carlyle ----- 118
WILTON, Harry Carlyle First sheriff of Washington county, later marshal of the State of Illinois and county officer. 119
WILTON, Thomas Carlyle ----- 120
WEBSTER, Francis Carlyle Assessor and treasurer for four successive terms. 121
SLADE, Thomas Carlyle ----- 122
DIXON, George Carlyle ----- 123
HOOD, Thomas Carlyle ----- 124
GAZLEY, Thomas J. Carlyle ----- 125
TAMBERLYN, Thomas Carlyle ----- 126
SADDLER, Samuel Carlyle ----- 127
SUBLETT, William Carlyle Owned a horse-mill, left the county and settled at Lebanon, Illinois 128
KAIN, John Carlyle ----- 129
FAIRFIELD, Joseph Carlyle ----- 130
BURNSIDES, James Okaw ----- 131
BURNSIDES, John Okaw ----- 132
MCNEAL, Abram Okaw ----- 133
BURNSIDES, James, Jr. Okaw ----- 134
FINLEY, Samuel Okaw ----- 135
HOLT, Marmom Okaw ----- 136
JONES, James Okaw ----- 137
MORRIS, Zacharias Okaw ----- 138
BEAD, Robert Okaw ----- 139
BARNES, Calvin Okaw Has a castor oil factory on the Okaw. 140
PIERCE, Aaron Okaw ----- 141
HALL, John Crooked Creek ----- 142
HAGSTON, Isaac Crooked Creek ----- 143
MADDUX, Gillis Crooked Creek ----- 144
WADSWORTH, John Crooked Creek ----- 145
DANEEL, William Crooked Creek ----- 146
COLE, Richard Crooked Creek ----- 147
GILMORE, John Crooked Creek ----- 148
MADDUX, Wesley Crooked Creek ----- 149
CARRIGAN, John Crooked Creek First sheriff of Clinton county, and subsequently a member of the legislature. 150
SHORT, Thomas Crooked Creek ----- 151
BERRY, John Crooked Creek ----- 152
WATTS, Haden Crooked Creek ----- 153
BRADFORD, John Crooked Creek ----- 154
MCEVER, Robert Crooked Creek ----- 155
ROWPER, David Crooked Creek ----- 156
JOHN, John Crooked Creek ----- 157
MADDUX, Oliver Crooked Creek ----- 158
GIBSON, William Crooked Creek ----- 159
COCHRAN, James Crooked Creek ----- 160
PADON, John Crooked Creek In 1881, resident of Madison county, Illinois. 161
DARNEEL, Isaac Crooked Creek ----- 162
OUTHOUSE, Joseph Crooked Creek ----- 163
PIERCE, Elijah Crooked Creek ----- 164
HUEY, John Crooked Creek Owner of a horse-mill on Crooked Creek. 165
COLE, Edward Crooked Creek ----- 166 
TAYLOR, John A. Crooked Creek ----- 167
MCEVER, Samuel Crooked Creek ----- 168 
HUEY, Joseph Crooked Creek ----- 169
 FINCH, John E. Crooked Creek ----- 170
MADDUX, James Crooked Creek ----- 171
ALLEN, Benjamin Crooked Creek ----- 172
COLE, Peter Crooked Creek ----- 173
WADSWORTH, Thomas Crooked Creek County commissioner 174
DOW, David D. Crooked Creek ----- 175
MADDUX, Sarah Crooked Creek ----- 176
WITTON, Mary Crooked Creek ----- 177
ATTON, James East Fork ----- 178
CARTER, John East Fork ----- 179
MILES, Bird A. East Fork ----- 180
PHELPS, Jacob East Fork ----- 181
MCKINNEY, Jeremiah East Fork ----- 182
MCKINNEY, Joseph East Fork ----- 183
MCKINNEY, Eli East Fork ----- 184

 There were 184 families residing in the county, numbering 1,106 souls in all; 220 of whom were white adults, voters. The colored population consisted of 19 free negroes and five slaves, owned by Charles Slade of Carlyle.

The principal if not the only, pursuit of the population, was agriculture. These 184 families owned about 20,000 acres of land, averaging fully 100 acres per family.

A similar report was made in 1830 by Commissioner Benjamin Bond. The population had increased over one hundred per cent. In those five years, it numbered now 2,375, among whom were 394 voters, and 391 men subject to military duty (militia men). The colored population had quadrupled (95), all free, however. The manufactures had increased by a carding machine and a "hattershop" at Carlyle. Commissioner James J. Justice reports in 1835 a population of 2,648, 84 of whom were free colored people. The increase in population, scarcely 12 per cent, was small in comparison with that of the previous five years. The last-mentioned report contains a few German names, the first ones met in this county.  

Submitted by: Dorothy Falk

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