The 1850 census is the first time all household members were listed by "name". It contains a lot of genealogical information that was not available on earlier census.
In 1850 Van Wert was the county seat for Paulding County and will be found on the 1850 Paulding County Census.
In 1851 Polk County was formed from parts of Paulding & Floyd Counties. Van Wert happen to fall within the borders of the new formed county, so thereafter it was listed in Polk County.
Remember to check county bounderies when researching your ancestors. They may have lived on the same land for hunders of years. They never moved, but were listed in different counties over the years.
|1860||Polk County||Doris Robbins|
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