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Census 1850

The major problem of the 1850 census is that family relationships of residents are not given. There is not sufficient detail about individuals to be sure in case of a name variation that individuals from other Censuses or documents are the same.

Questions on the census:

  1. Dwelling houses and number in order of visitation
  2. Families numbered in the order of visitation
  3. The name of every person whose usual place of abode on the 1st day of June, 1850, was in this family
Description:
  1. Age
  2. Sex
  3. Color - White, black, or mulatto
  4. Profession, occupation, or trade of each person, male or female, over 15 years of age
Description
  1. Value of real estate
  2. Place of birth, naming the state, territory, or country
  3. Married within the year
  4. Attended school within the year
  5. Persons over 20 years of age who can not read and write
  6. Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict

Display Table Here

Free Inhabitants in city, in the County of county, State of state,
enumerated by me, on the day day of month, 1850. ennumerator, Ass't. Marshal.
DW#
(1)
FM#
(2)
Name
(3)
Age
(4)
Sex
(5)
Color
(6)
Occup
(7)
Real
Estate
(8)
Birth
Place
(9)
Mar. in
Year
(10)
Schl in
Year
(11)
illit
(12)
dis
abled
(13)
             

Wiki Code for Table

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||border=1
||! Free Inhabitants in ''city'', in the County of ''county'', State of
''state'',[[<<]]enumerated by me, on the ''day'' day of ''month'', 1850.
''ennumerator'', Ass't. Marshal. !||
||! DW#[[<<]](1) ||! FM#[[<<]](2) ||! Name[[<<]](3) ||! Age[[<<]](4) ||!
Sex[[<<]](5) ||! Color[[<<]](6) ||! Occup[[<<]](7) ||!
Real[[<<]]Estate[[<<]](8) ||! Birth[[<<]]Place[[<<]](9) ||! Mar.
in[[<<]]Year[[<<]](10) ||! Schl in[[<<]]Year[[<<]](11) ||! illit[[<<]](12)
||! dis[[<<]]abled[[<<]](13) ||
||   ||   ||   ||   ||   ||   ||   ||   ||   ||   ||   ||   ||   ||

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GEDCOM

Free Inhabitants in ''city'', in the County of ''county'', State of ''state'', enumerated by me, on the ''day'' day of ''month'', 1850. ''ennumerator'', Ass't. Marshal.

.start_formatted_area.
.b. DW# |.b. FM# |.b. Name |.b. Age |.b. Sex |.b. Color |.b. Occup |.b. Real Est |.b. Birth |.b. M in Y |.b. Schl in Y |.b. illit |.b. disabled
|   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |
.end_formatted_area.

Sources:

  1. IPUMS USA: Census Questions (1850)

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