In my quest to find the ancestors of my 3rd great-grandfather John Keller, I did some playing around with the census for Ohio and the Tax records. Here are some tips as to what was included in these early census by NARA and what records you may be able to find beyond the census.
I was curious as to the inflow of families into Ohio specifically with the surname of Keller. So these could be called finding aids to be used to do further research in the census and other records for the Keller surname only in Ohio.
Using my Animap software and the U.S. Census I did some maps with yellow highlighting. You may have to look close on the 1820 and 1830 maps but I think you can get an idea. The tax records and land came from a CD-Rom “Ohio Land and Tax Records 1787-1840,” Genealogical Publishing Co. and the Tax Duplicate Booklets for 1825 and 1835. World Vital Records has an index to the Tax Records how extensive it is I don’t know. Family Search has some Ohio Tax Records online, but not Knox Co.
Click to make the picture bigger and either use your back button to return or open in another window.
1787 to 1840 Land and Tax PDF Land&Tax Records Ohio 1787 to 1840
1820 U.S. Census – Keller surname in Ohio – see yellow – largest concentrations are Columbiana, Stark, Tuscarawas, Belmont, Guernsey, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, Ross, Pike, Lawrence, Logan, Miami, Preble, Butler.
1825 Tax Duplicate Keller Surname in Ohio PDF: IndexOhio1825TaxList Booklet: Index of the Ohio 1825 Tax Duplicate by Gerald M. Petty etc.
1830 U.S. Census Keller surname distribution 1830. Animap would only go to 1828. We add new counties added where Keller have migrated to: Portage, Wayne, Richland, Crawford, Marion, Delaware, Monroe, Champaign, Clark, Montgomery, Jackson, Scioto.
Here is the census by the name and the County for 1830.
1835 Tax Duplicate for Keller Surname: Tax List 1835 Ohio The table headings are: Name, County, Twp., Town or Village, type of Tax record and page.
1840 U.S. Census Keller Surnames
The census done by Keller Surname for Ohio in 1840 is in the form of a PDF.
Click on this PDF to open: Keller Surnames 1840 Census for Ohio
1850 U.S. Census Keller Surname covers pretty much the whole state.
By 1850 the number of people in Ohio with the surname of Keller was huge. I have made PDF’s in alphabetical order by first name with the Keller surname and then by county.
Click here to open PDF: 1850AlphaKellerCensus
Click here to open PDF: 1850byCountyKellerCensus