Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Slave Schedules

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Title

Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Slave Schedules

Alternative Title

1850 U. S. Federal Census Slave Schedule

Creator

United States. Census Office

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Publisher

Government Printing Office

Date

1853

Language

English

Temporal coverage

1850

Description

United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls
From Ancestry.com, "This database details those persons enumerated in the Slave Schedule of the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Slaves were enumerated separately during the 1850 and 1860 censuses, though, unfortunately, most schedules do not provide personal names. In most cases, individuals were not named and only details such as age, sex, and color are recorded. However, some enumerators did list the given names of slaves, particularly those over one hundred years of age. These names are generally found in the "name of slave owners" column. The names of owners are recorded. Other questions asked about the slave include whether a fugitive from the state (meaning if the slave had fled and not returned); number manumitted (or freed); and whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic. Sometimes the listings for large slaveholdings appear to take the form of family groupings, but in most cases slaves are listed from eldest to youngest with no apparent effort to portray family structure. In any event, the slave schedules themselves almost never provide conclusive evidence for the presence of a specific slave in the household or plantation of a particular slaveholder. At best, a census slave schedule can provide supporting evidence for a hypothesis derived from other sources."
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