Decatur County Kansas
1885 Census

The census was transcribed by Luanne Henthorn from the microfilm located at the Decatur County Last Indian Raid Museum.   For copies of this information you can email the Museum.  They have a small fee for research time and copies. 

The Kansas State Board of Agriculture conducted a census of the state in 1885.  The census lists all members of household by name, including age, sex, race or color, and state or country of birth. Also listed: where from to Kansas (state or country) and military record (condition of discharge, state of enlistment, letter or name of company or command, number of regiment or other organization to which attached, arm of the service, and name of military prison if confined in one).  The Agricultural section lists such information as number of acres in farm, number of acres under cultivation, irrigation, fencing, machinery, crops planted, dairy products produced or made, livestock, orchards, number of dogs, and much more. 

These were all hand written and very hard to read.  There are questionable spellings along with names that can not be deciphered.  Luanne has worked hard to transcribe them as accurately as possible and  transcribed them as they are in the census so be sure to check for alternative spellings.  

A    B    C    D    E-F    G    H    I-J    K    L    M    N-O-P     Q-R    S    T    U-V    W-X-Z

Last Name First Name Age Gender Page Township
Rafferty Charley 10 M 2 Custer
Rafferty Elizabeth 1 F 2 Custer
Rafferty J. R. 41 M 2 Custer
Rafferty L. D. 12 F 2 Custer
Rafferty M. E. 39 F 2 Custer
Rafferty S. E. 15 M 2 Custer
Rafferty Viola 13 F 2 Custer
Ragan C. B. 41 M 3 Center
Ragan Catharine E. 5 F 3 Center
Ragan J. Arthur 1 M 3 Center
Ragan Mary A. 26 F 3 Center
Ramsbottom George 35 M 7 Bassettville
Ramsbottom James 6 M 7 Bassettville
Ramsbottom Jane   30 F 7 Bassettville
Ramsbottom Jennett 6m F 7 Bassettville
Randall E. E. 7m F 1 Oberlin
Randall H. U. 27 F 1 Oberlin
Randall J. E. 35 M 1 Oberlin
Randall M. E. 3 F 1 Oberlin
Ranken B. H. 10 F 12 Oberlin
Rantzen B.   4 F 9 Bassettville
Raper S. M. 24 M 13 Oberlin
Rathbun Ben 28 M 11 Beaver
Rathbun Ellen 31 F 11 Beaver
Rathbun Harry 4 M 4A Beaver
Rathbun Henry 33 M 4 Beaver
Rathbun Mary 35 F 4 Beaver
Rathbun Mary 63 F 11 Beaver
Ray Calvin J. D. 22 M 2 Center
Ray L. H. 21 F 2 Custer
Ray Mary E. 57 F 2 Center
Ray W. F. 50 M 2 Custer
Ray W. H. 57 M 2 Center
Raymond A. J. 36 F 1 Grant
Raymond A. P. 4 F 1 Grant
Raymond C. J. 17 M 1 Grant
Raymond J. B. 45 M 1 Grant
Raymond M. M. 13 F 1 Grant
Raymond N. V. 2 F 1 Grant
Redd J. A. 38 M 14 Oberlin
Redd M. C. 26 F 14 Oberlin
Redman A. E. 7m F 4 Grant
Redman Anna 6 F 4 Grant
Redman Blanche 1m F 4 Grant
Redman E. E. 21 M 4 Grant
Redman Ella 27 F 4 Grant
Redman F. S. 19 M 4 Grant
Redman F. W. 27 M 4 Grant
Redman Lizzie L. 16 F 4 Grant
Redman M. A. 21 F 4 Grant
Redman M. A. 53 F 4 Grant
Redman M. M. 14 F 4 Grant
Redman R. C. 23 M 4 Grant
Redman Wm 54 M 4 Grant
Reed E. H. 53 F 2 Custer
Reed E. P. 73 M 2 Custer
Reeder Catherine 47 F 4 Center
Reeder David W. 57 M 4 Center
Reeder Elizabeth F. 15 F 4 Center
Reeder Frank R. 18 M 4 Center
Reeder Nettie F. 10 F 4 Center
Reeder Wm E. 26 M 4 Center
Rees Baby 1m M 8 Jennings
Rees L. 26 F 8 Jennings
Rees S. 36 M 8 Jennings
Renkin Mary 34 F 11 Beaver
Renkin Wm 55 M 11 Beaver
Reynolds  C. W. 24 M 27 Grant
Reynolds A. M. 42 F 11 Oberlin
Reynolds A. M. 7 F 11 Oberlin
Reynolds Barr 60 M 3 Bassettville
Reynolds C. A. 16 F 11 Oberlin
Reynolds C. C. 40 M 11 Oberlin
Reynolds E. A. 13 F 11 Oberlin
Reynolds E. L. 15 F 11 Oberlin
Reynolds George H. 24 M 6 Bassettville
Reynolds Luke 69 M 6 Bassettville
Reynolds S. B. 4 F 3 Bassettville
Reynolds W. A. 1 M 11 Oberlin
Rice A. 49 F 14 Jennings
Rice F. 19 M 14 Jennings
Rice J. M. 58 M 14 Jennings
Rice L. N. 13 F 14 Jennings
Rice L. N. 9 M 14 Jennings
Richardson Anne 29 F 12 Bassettville
Richardson J. S. 3 M 12 Bassettville
Richardson Lilly M. 5 F 12 Bassettville
Richardson Milton 27 M 1 Bassettville
Richardson Wm 30 M 12 Bassettville
Rider Aden E. 11 M 3 Bassettville
Rider Dorcas E. 49 F 1 Bassettville
Rider Geo L. 14 M 3 Bassettville
Rider Hattie M. 9 F 3 Bassettville
Rider Laura R. 5 F 3 Bassettville
Rider Lewis E. 18 M 3 Bassettville
Rider N. W. 43 M 4 Bassettville
Rider Phoebe J. 7 F 3 Bassettville
Rider Robert R. 3 M 3 Bassettville
Riggs C. E. 2 M 10 Garfield
Riggs C. P. 8m F 10 Garfield
Riggs Emily 72 F 10 Garfield
Riggs G. E. 3 M 10 Garfield
Riggs H. E. 9 M 10 Garfield
Riggs J. D. 34 M 10 Garfield
Riggs L. E. 6 F 10 Garfield
Riggs M. C. 27 F 10 Garfield
Riley E. A. 22 F 1 Olive
Riley Emmet 5 M 1 Olive
Riley H. A. 18 M 7 Oberlin
Riley R. 55 F 7 Oberlin
Riley R. H. 15 M 7 Oberlin
Riley R. H. 56 M 7 Oberlin
Riley W. L. 28 M 1 Olive
Ritchey Adaline 14 F 8 Beaver
Ritchey Elijah 16 M 8 Beaver
Ritchey Granville 6 M 8 Beaver
Ritchey John J. 3 M 8 Beaver
Ritchey Louisa 35 F 8 Beaver
Ritchey Louisa 3m F 8 Beaver
Ritchey S. P. 58 M 8 Beaver
Ritchey Silas B. 12 M 8 Beaver
Roberson John 55 M 24 Grant
Robertson E. J. 11 F 2 Olive
Robertson J. M. 9 F 2 Olive
Robertson W. A. 7 M 2 Olive
Robison C. A. 25 M 16 Jennings
Rodehaver B. 15 F 16 Oberlin
Rodehaver C. 12 M 16 Oberlin
Rodehaver J. A. 43 M 16 Oberlin
Rodehaver S. J. 38 F 16 Oberlin
Rodenburger Ida 14 F 8 Grant
Rogers Hannah 59 F 3 Grant
Rogers J. B. 84 M 3 Grant
Rogers M. H. 29 M 14 Oberlin
Rohan Caroline 14 F 2 Center
Rohan Caroline 14 F 11 Garfield
Rohan Charlie 9 M 2 Center
Rohan Charly 9 M 11 Garfield
Rohan Elizabeth 7 F 2 Center
Rohan Elizabeth 7 F 11 Garfield
Rohan Frank 4 M 2 Center
Rohan Frank 4 M 11 Garfield
Rohan Katy 43 F 2 Center
Rohan Katy 44 F 11 Garfield
Rohan Wenzel 46 M 2 Center
Rohan Wenzel 46 M 11 Garfield
Rohman Lucy 25 F 8 Beaver
Rohman Minnie 6 F 8 Beaver
Rohman Reena 4 F 8 Beaver
Rohman Stephen 36 M 8 Beaver
Rohman Willey 8 M 8 Beaver
Rollins Robert E. 22 M 2 Center
Rommels Della 13 F 5 Center
Rommels S. T. 40 M 5 Center
Rommels Sarah 30 F 5 Center
Ronse Ella M. 17 F 8 Garfield
Ronse Frank 18 M 8 Garfield
Ronse Hannah 61 F 8 Garfield
Ronse J. P. 30 M 6 Jennings
Ronse J. T. 6 M 6 Jennings
Ronse John 68 M 8 Garfield
Ronse R. J. 4 M 6 Jennings
Ronse S. A. 24 F 6 Jennings
Rotes (?) Anna 59 F 5 Jennings
Rotes (?) Michael 57 M 5 Jennings
Royce A. A. 46 F 5 Olive
Royce David 33 M 11 Beaver
Ruby J. M. 27 M 16 Grant
Rush J. A. 58 F 3 Jennings
Rush J. J. 52 M 3 Jennings
Rush Jackson 12 M 3 Jennings
Rush Wm. P. 21 M 3 Jennings
Russell Arthur 4 M 10 Bassettville
Russell Frank 7 M 10 Bassettville
Russell G. W. 66 M 10 Bassettville
Russell Lilly 12 F 10 Bassettville
Russell Mattie 34 F 10 Bassettville

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