Tag Archives: Scott County

Mission Accomplished: Census Mortality Schedules

A few weeks ago, we mentioned the addition of two new indexes to our collection of searchable databases.  One of these was the Mortality Schedules for Scott County, Iowa. Mortality Schedules are the section of each Federal Census that provides … Continue reading

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The Freaks and Follies of a Frontier Life II

Or, the finale to the slightly shady story of how Davenport became the county seat.  Part Two: The Election(s)  The 1837 legislature had made an effort to appoint county seats, but it was discovered that bribery had heavily influenced the nominations, so … Continue reading

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The Freaks and Follies of Frontier Life

Or, the slightly shady, two-part story of how Davenport became the county seat. Part One:  the Mystery of the Missing Townships If you take a look at the outline of Scott County, you’ll see that a township or two appears to … Continue reading

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