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Colorado 1861 Territorial Election Introduction

The election was held August 19, 1861. Data was taken from Poll Books Volumes 1, 2 and 3. These books area also on microfilm at the Colorado State Archives, 1313 Sherman St. Room 1B20, Denver, Colorado 80203.

There are some notes we would like to tell you about. First our code FFF is a duplicate of our code EEE (Trail Creek Lewis' Mill) and this was deleted from the finished index after it was copied.

Section G (Buckskin Joes') has duplicate numbers from 338 to 368 and the second set of numbers we added an a to help clear up the situation. In Section Qa (Central City part B) there are also some duplicate numbers with the same procedure as above followed. This also occurs in XX (Oro City California Gulch). Section I (Neilson's House Cashe La Poudre) was entered on paper, and this record copied into the books. These names were corrected to the original spellings, not as appear in the books and microfilms.

Our procedure was to copy the names as spelled, not to correct the spelling. Lots of names were misspelled and we indexed them this way. Lastly, we tried to be accurate and check ourselves, but in the final analysis, there was judgment used as just how the names were spelled and if and when this is in error, we are sorry and apologize.

1861 Colorado Territorial Election Key

Pages = pages in the applicable poll book

Code = code for each particular location

Names = number of voters registered for that location

Book = poll book

Pages Code Location Names Book Poll District Precinct
    Left Hand Big & Little Thompson     3 1
    Jefferson Marsh's Store     7 3
    Eagle River     5 6
    Animas Thives?     8/9 14
1-3 A Stevens' House/Beaver Creek 17 1 1 2
3-3a B Big Thompson/Cherokee Cross 43 1 1 5
4-20 C Black Hawk Point 407 1 4 1
21-26 D Boulder City 117 1 3 2
27-29 E Mouth of Beaver Creek 38 1 1 11
30-32a F Boulder Creek Crossing 49 1 1 7
33-51 G Buckskin Joes 458 1 7 6
52-60a H Breckenridge & Silverthorne 208 1 6 4
61-63a I Neilson House Cashe La Poudre 40 1 1 4-1/2
64-66 J Randall House Cashe La Poudre 22 1 1 3
67-68a K Colorado City 26 1 1 8 & 9
69-74 L Canon City 102 1 8/9 2
75-77a M Big Thompson St Vrain 44 1 1 4
78-84 N Culebra 134 1 8/9 11
85-90a O Costilla 115 1 8/9 13
91-96a P Clear Creek Cherokee Crossing 117 1 1 9
97-122a Q Central City (part A) 155 1 4 2
97-122a Qa Central City (part B) 488 1 4 2
123-141 R Conejos 183 1 8/9 12
142-186 S Crane's House Delaware Flats 560 1 2 6
187-201 T Empire City 147 1 5 5
202-212 U Fairplay 103 2 7 5
213-235 V Mouth of Fall River 263 2 5 4
236-242 W Lincoln District Fall River 56 2 5 7
243-244 X Frying Pan Gulch 9 2 7 10
245-250 Y Young Ranch Fontain 41 2 8/9 3
251-274 Z Lincoln City French Gulch 272 2 6 3
275-288 AA Fort Wise 135 2 8/9 10
289-298 BB Fort Garland 107 2 8/9 10
299-303 CC Fort St Vrain 40 2 1 6
304-312 DD Fort Lupton 75 2 1 8
313-328 EE Golden City 175 2 3 8
329-335 FF Guy's House 36 2 3 5
336-356 GG Gold District 231 2 3 4
357-365 HH Gold Hill 94 2 3 3
366-369 II Gerry's Ranche 26 2 1 4
370-405 JJ Gayoso House Georgia Gulch 439 2 6 1
406-424 KK Hamilton Town Hall 224 2 7 4
425-429 LL Mexican Town on Huerfano 50 2 8/9 6
430-438 MM Arkansas River (A) 83 2 8/9 7
439-469 NN Idaho 374 2 3 6
470-474 OO Junction Ranche 31 2 7 1
475-475 PP Julesburg 0 2 1 1
476-479 QQ Kiowa (cut off road) 41 3 1 10
480-498 RR Lake Gulch Quincy City 223 3 5 3
499-506 SS Doyle's Ranche 88 3 8/9 5
507-519 TT Lost Canon 136 3 7 9
520-524 UU Mount Vernon 41 3 3 7
525-528 VV McNully's Gulch 16 3 7 7
529-532 VVa North Denver 27 3 2 1
533-572 WW Nevada City 520 3 5 1
573-617 XX Oro City California Gulch 558 3 7 8
618-623 YY Plum Creek Coberly's House 31 3 1 12
624-629 ZZ Pueblo of the Arkansas River 48 3 8/9 4
630-632 AAA Gray's Ranche Purgatoire River 8 3 8/9 8
633-646 BBB Prosser's Gulch mouth 150 3 4 3
647-650 CCC Lee's Ranch Platte River 26 3 7 2
651-654 DDD Steele's Ranche 20 3 1 14
655-669 EEE Trail Creek Lewis' Mill 153 3 5 6
670-672j FFF (Duplicate of Trail Creek)        
673-707 GGG S S White's Store 361 3 5 2
708-713 HHH Wild's Saw Mill 51 3 1 13
714-754 III Wauless' Court Room 497 3 2 2
755-758 JJJ Arkansas River (B) 40 3 8/9 7
759-798 KKK Denver F Street 508 3 2 3
TOTAL 9,877

 

Edited by John Chandler Clement, August 6, 1996

Copyright (c)1996 by Colorado Genealogical Society-Computer Interest Group. You may use this information for your individual use, but it may not be used in any form for profit without written consent of the officers of CGS/Computer Interest Group.

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