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Partial Census figures and other vital data for Chinese living in Wyoming from 1869-1890

(Photo compliments of John Emory Bryant Papers, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library advertisement from American Memory at the Library of Congress)

 

 

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Special Census of Wyoming Territory for 1869

County

House Number

Name

 

Age

 

Sex

Occupation

Length of Residence in U.S.

Length of Residence in Territory

Intends to become resident

Carter

553

Hop See Lu

25

M

Washer

10 years May

4 weeks

D

Carter

554

Hop See Healy

18

F

Washer

10 years May

4 weeks

D

Carter

587

Ching John

23

M

Washer

6 years May

4 weeks

D

Carter

588

Ching H

25

M

Washer

6 years May

4 weeks

D

Carter

589

Chung John

28

M

Washer

10 years May

4 weeks

D

Carter

590

Hing K

22

M

Washer

10 years June

2 weeks

D

Carter

591

Hing J

32

M

Washer

11 years June

2 weeks

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese bone tooth brush  from Evanston Chinatown   

Table 2. Chinese living in Sweetwater and Uinta Counties in 1870

(9th Census of the U.S.)*

County

Place

Male

Female

Total

Occupation

Sweetwater Washakie Section Camp

13

0

13

Laborers
Sweetwater Red Deseret Section Camp

12

0

12

Laborers
Sweetwater Table Rock Section Camp

8

0

8

Laborers
Sweetwater Granger Section Camp

13

0

13

Laborers
Uinta Church Buttes Section Camp

11

0

11

Laborers
Uinta Bridger Station

6

0

6

Laborers
Sweetwater Black Buttes Section Camp

6

0

6

Laborers
Sweetwater Bitter Creek

13

0

13

Laborers
Sweetwater Creston

14

0

14

Laborers
TOTALS

96

0

96

* The 1870 Census does not list any Chinese living in Rock Springs. The total population for Uinta County in 1870 was 856.                 Sweetwater counties total population was 1,923. Both counties were from border to border (i.e. Utah/Colorado to Montana)                                     in 1870. The figure of 1,923 was a total of numbers listed within the census summary for 1870 (9th Census of the U.S.).

 

Table 3. Chinese living in Sweetwater County in 1880 by select households.  Note: This                     does not include all the Chinese in Sweetwater County.

(10th Census of the U.S. 1880 )

Place

Male

Female

Total

Occupation

Miner's Delight

3

0

3

Gold Miner
Atlantic City

6

0

6

Gold Miner
Red Canyon

1

0

1

Gold Miner
Fort Washakie

1

0

1

Servant
Rock Springs

57

0

57

Coal Miner
Rock Springs

8

1

9

Cooks
Rock Springs

4

0

4

Laborers
Rock Springs

1

0

1

Gambler
Rock Springs

1

0

1

Priest
Rock Springs

1

0

1

Barber
Green River

11

0

11

Laborers
Green River

5

2

7

Servants
Green River

3

0

3

Cooks
Green River

2

0

2

Wash house
Green River

1

0

1

Waiter
Green River

1

0

1

Doctor
Laurence

4

0

4

Laborers
Bryan

4

0

4

Laborers
Marston Station

5

0

5

Laborers
Granger

8

0

8

Laborers
Baxter Station

4

0

4

Laborers
Salt Wells Station

4

0

4

Laborers
Thayer

3

0

3

Laborers
Point of Rocks Station

3

0

3

Laborers
Hallville Station

3

0

3

Laborers
Black Buttes Station

3

0

3

Laborers
Bitter Creek Station

2

0

2

Laborers
Bitter Creek Station

1

0

1

Cook
Table Rock Station

4

0

4

Laborers
Red Desert Station

4

0

4

Laborers
Washakie Station

7

0

7

Laborers
Fillmore Station

25

0

25

Laborers
TOTALS

190

3

193

* The total population for Sweetwater County in 1880 was 2561. In some section camps, such as Table Rock, there were 6 residents in 1880; four were Chinese.

 

Table 4. Uinta County Assessor Assessment Roll, 1890

(from Wyoming State Historic Archives, Cheyenne).

Names

Amounts Forwarded

Address

Post Office

Description of Section

Hong Ah Koon Evanston No Data
Ling Lee Evanston House Nos. 125, 205, 203, 120
Kim Ling Evanston House No. 150
Hong Sling Pocatello, Idaho House No. 199
Wong Que Salt Lake City, Utah House No. 129
Chui Mow Evanston House No. 137
Sing Lee Park City House No. 124
Yik Tah Evanston House No. 127
Mark Gee Evanston House No. 201
China Free Masons Evanston House No. 202
Ah Fook Evanston House No. 134
Hock Shay Evanston House No. 200
Ah Ou Evanston House No. 128
Hong King Tong Evanston House No. 131
Tru Ying Evanston House Nos. 130, 123
Hong Sling Evanston House No. 138
Ching Foo Evanston Garden and Shanty
Ah Say Evanston House no number*
Mark Low Evanston

"

Hong Luing Evanston

"

Mark Ling Evanston

"

Mark Hong Evanston

"

Louie Gee Evanston

"

Yee Lung Evanston

"

Ah Ching Evanston

"

Ah Tong Evanston

"

Dip Yee Evanston

"

Ah Charley Evanston

"

Jim Lit Evanston

"

                                                   *These house were owned by Union Pacific Railroad Company and were located in Chinatown.

Table 5. Chinese listed on the Cheyenne 1875 Census

(from Wyoming State Historic Archives, Cheyenne)

Name

Age

Sex

Race

Cannot

Read*

Cannot

Write

Ah Lee

18

F

Chinese

X

X

Linn

30

M

Chinese

X

X

Heopp Lee

44

M

Chinese

X

X

Heopp Quann

42

M

Chinese

X

X

Shi Sun

24

M

Chinese

X

X

Hong Wang

50

M

Chinese

X

X

Mark Song

42

M

Chinese

X

X

Jimm Wang

26

M

Chinese

X

X

* It is hard to determine if this is a valid response since the Chinese immigrants may have been able to read Chinese, but not English.

Compliments of John Emory Bryant Papers, Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library  American Memory at the Library of Congress http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/eaa/ephemera/A05/A0525/A0525-72dpi.html

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