Riders in Kansas Territory
The following information was listed in the 1860 Census for Washington County, Kansas:
Surname - Mufsey
GivenName - John
Age - 30
Sex - M
Race - W
Birthplace - PA
State - KS
County - Washington
Location - Mill Crk TWP
Year - 1860
The above actually reads.......Pony Express rider enumerated on 19, August, 1860 by
Charles R ? ( Downing or Dening)
Mufsey rode out of Hollenberg Station.
The following information was listed in the 1860 Census for Nehama County, Kansas,
enumerated on 3 July 1860 by J.G. Kelsey:
Bently James 30 M Express rider Virginia
Bigelow, Asher 40 M Express rider Canada
Pollinger, Edward 22 M Express rider Penn.
Ridley, Sewel 32 M Express rider N.Y.
Landon, Thomas 36 M Express rider N.Y.
These were all counted at the Smith Hotel as were others listed as stage drivers and day labors.
Information provided by Arleta Martin, June 2009.