Seventh Census of the United States, 1850


Seventh Census of the United States, 1850
United States. Census Office
Government Printing Office
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National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls. Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
From, "This database details those persons enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1850 Federal Census, copied from the National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, M432, 1009 rolls. (If you do not initially find the name on the page that you are linked to, try a few pages forward or backward, as sometimes different pages had the same page number.)
For the first time in the history of the United States census, enumerators of the 1850 census were instructed to record the names of every person in the household. Added to this, enumerators were presented with printed instructions, which account for the greater degree of accuracy compared with earlier censuses. Enumerators were asked to include the following categories in the census: name; age as of the census day; sex; color; birthplace; occupation of males over age fifteen; value of real estate; whether married within the previous year; whether deaf-mute, blind, insane, or "idiotic"; whether able to read or write for individuals over age twenty; and whether the person attended school within the previous year. No relationships were shown between members of a household. The categories allowed Congress to determine persons residing in the United States for collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the House of Representatives."
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Items with "Source: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850"
Title Class
1842--Freedom for Solomon and Patsy Event
1848--Freedom for Arthur Barkshire Event
1848--Freedom for Emily Barkshire Event
1848--Freedom for Frances Newman Event
1848--Freedom for Garrett Barkshire Event
1848--Freedom for Matilda Barkshire Event
1848--Freedom for Minerva Barkshire Event
1848--Freedom for Woodford Barkshire Event
1849--Oscar F. White Attempts Escape Event
bef 1830--Manumission of Violet Event
bef 1850--Freedom for Almeda Philips Event
Items with "Source(s): Seventh Census of the United States, 1850"
Title Class
Ackman, Charles Johnson Person
Acra, Joel B. Person
Acra, Larkin L. Person
Acra, Mary Person
Acra, Reuben Person
Acra, Robert B. Person
Acra, Sarah Agnes Person
Acre, Robert Person
Adams, Bluford Watson Person
Adams, John Preston Hampton Person
Adams, Robert Person
Akin, Charles Person
Akin, Elizabeth Person
Akin, James H. Person