This 1860 census index is derived from several sources including corrections made from personal knowledge and visually inspecting the actual census on microfilm and CD. It only indexes Heads of Household or those with different surnmaes in the same household. It is NOT an every person index.
As always with handwritten documents, many names are open to interpretation by the transcriber. Some names are next-to-impossible to decipher, some are census-takers' errors, and sometimes the ink was faded so the entries were difficult to make out. Please try to check possible alternate spellings and, if you are certain of the township in which the party you are looking for resided, scroll through the entire list to see if you can find them with yet another spelling you didn't think of. Often the first letter, because it is a capital and written in a style different than we use today, was difficult to determine and that could affect the spelling/indexing of the whole name.
Should you find an entry you know is misspelled, mistranscribed, misinterpreted, a census-taker error, or otherwise incorrect, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I may not change what is shown in the index, but I can make cross-references or variants in the surname index to help people find what they were looking for.
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