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Anamosa Town
The 1854 census included columns for "Colored Males" and "Colored Females," but none were listed for any of the townships.

ANAMOSA FACTS:
• The first hotel-keeper was G. H. Ford, who was also the first blacksmith.
• Mahan and John Crockwell kept the first store, which was a small affair, and the principal commodity kept for sale is said to have been poor whisky.
• Dr. Clark Joslin was the first physician, and is still in practice as such is company with his son, J. M. D. Joslin. Dr. Joslin and Crockwell established the first drug store.
• About 1848 or 1849, J. H. Fisher opened a store at the mill on the Buffalo, and after a time, moved his stock to the town and continued the business.
• Messrs. Cary & Show were among the early mercantile men of Anamosa and kept jewelry, boots and shoes, etc., for sale.
• The first tailor was William Sterling, in 1848. He was afterward County Recorder and also Treasurer of the county.
• The first lawyer was Rockwell, in 1847. In 1849, he was Chief Clerk of the State Senate.
• The first child born was Maria Ford, daughter of Gideon H. and Hannah Ford.

Town of Anamosa

NAME OF HEADS OF FAMILIES, &C

NO. OF
MALES

NO. OF
FEMALES

NO. OF
VOTERS

NO. OF
MILITIA

NO. OF
ALIENS

TOTAL

NOTES
F. W. Gillett 4 3 3 2   7  
Clark Joslin 3 3 1 1   6  
Linas Osborn 1 2 1 1   3  
D. Kinert 2 2 1 1   4  
S. A. Cunningham 2 3 1 1   5  
A. Toalin 1 1 1 1   2  
A. L. D. Crockwell 4 5 1 1   9  
G. Jenison 2 3 1 1   5  
W. J. Henry 2 2 1 1   4  
J. A. Hunt 1 2 1 1   3  
Jesse Smith 3 3 1 1   6  
J. L. Brown 9 5 8 7   14  
{Page 1 Totals} 34 34 21 19   68  

NAME OF HEADS OF FAMILIES, &C

NO. OF
MALES

NO. OF
FEMALES

NO. OF
VOTERS

NO. OF
MILITIA

NO. OF
ALIENS

TOTAL

NOTES
William Haddock 3 1 1 1   4  
Allen Scroggs 4 3 1     7  
C. M. Tripp 1 4 1 1   5  
John Belknap 1 1 1 1   2  
J. J. Huber 6 2 1 1   8  
William Sterling 3 1 2 1   4  
H. C. Metcalf 3 1 1 1   4  
Wm. Metcalf 3 6 1 1   9  
S. J. Dunham   3 1 3 3 4  
H. D. Metcalf 3 6 1 1   9  
T. W. G. Mausker 1 3 1 1   4  
Steaphen Eaton 2 1 1     3  
R. R. Benedict 3 5 3 2   8  
Peter R. Skinner 3 1 2 1   4  
William Frink 5 4 1 1   9  
W. M. Miller 6 1 1 1   7  
Burton Peet 1 1 1 1   2  
Riley Peet 2 2 1 1   4  
E. B. Brown 2 2 1 1   4  
Eli Jenkins 6 3 2 2   9  
Enoch Jenkins 2 2 1 1   4  
Abram Eagan 5 5 1 1   10  
J. B. Gilford 3 2 1 1   5  
Miles Russell 2 3 1 1   5  
G. H. Ford 7 3 3 3   10  
H. Coffits 2 3 1 1   5  
W. Stephen 1 2 1 1   3  
Darces Brown 2 3       5  
A. S. Warren 1 1 1 1   2  
Saml. L. Buxton 1 1 1 1   2  
Job Chataway 1 4 1 1   5  
Benj. Chaplin 2 4 1 1   6  
{Subtotal} 119 116 61 54   235  

NAME OF HEADS OF FAMILIES, &C

NO. OF
MALES

NO. OF
FEMALES

NO. OF
VOTERS

NO. OF
MILITIA

NO. OF
ALIENS

TOTAL

NOTES
J. S. Dimmit 2 3 1 1   5  
A. N. Odell 1 1 1 1   2  
John W. Taylor 1 2 1 1   3  
Solomon Easterly 4 2 1 1   6  
F--- Byrd 5 3 2 2   8  
Edmond Booth 1 1 1     2  
Henry Booth 1 2 1     3  
J. M. Barnard 4 2 1     6  
G W. Keller 5 2 1 1   7  
E. W. Webb 5 3 1     8  
H. Bray 1 2       3  
Joseph Mann 4 2 1 1   6  
{Subtotal} 153 141 75 62   294  
G. S. Ward 2 1 1 1   3  
F. Foster   1       1  
Metcalf, Sr. 1 2       3  
Ploom 2         2  
Robt. Brown 3 4       7  
Potter 6 5       11  
Cunningham, Sr. 3 3       6  
Totals for Anamosa Town 170 156 76 114 63 326  
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