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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Akin, Martha Jane Person
Aldridge, Rachel Person
Alexander, James G. Person
Allen, Benjamin Mosby Person
Allen, Claiborn Person
Allen, Elizabeth Mosby Person
Allen, George Mosby Person
Allen, Ira Person
Allen, Lucy Mosby Person
Allen, Nancy Person
Allen, Nathan W. Person
Allen, Streshley Person
Allen, William [1] Person
Allphin, Benjamin B. Person
Allphin, J.D. Person
Allphin, Zebulon Person
Anderson, Austin Person
Anderson, Cordelia Susan Person
Anderson, Elijah A. Person
Anderson, Enoch Person
Anderson, Isadore Person
Anderson, James A. Person
Anderson, James G. Person
Anderson, Joseph Person
Anderson, Martha E. Person