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Census Key: Agriculture

1850 U.S. Census: Agriculture Schedules for HadleyTownship, Pike County, Illinois

The 1850 Census was the first to list every member of every household.

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Original Enumerator’s Schedule

New Philadelphia Project Database Field

Explanation

 

ID

Each record (one person) has a consecutive number.

 

Image

Consecutive number of images of pages for Hadley Tp.  Page numbering on the originals was unreliable.

Dwelling–houses numbered in the order of visitation

Dwelling

 

Families numbered in the order of visitation

Family

 

The name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850, was in this family

FirstName

Names are as the enumerator spelled them.  Sic is used rarely.  See Comments field for alternative surnames.

LastName

Description: Age

Age

Age in years.  For children under 1, we entered 0.

AgeMos

For children under 1, their age in months.

Description: Sex

Sex

m = male; f = female

Description: Color {white, black or mulatto

Color

w = white; b = black; m = mulatto

Profession, occupation, or trade of each male person over 15 years of age

Occupation

Spelling is corrected.

Value of real estate owned

RealEstate

 

Place of birth.  Naming the state, territory, or country

PlaceOfBirth

We use standard USPS abbreviations for states.  Foreign countries are written out in full.  Spelling is corrected.

Married within the year

MarriedInYear

✓= yes

Attended school within the year

School

✓= yes

Persons over 20 years of age who cannot read & write

Illiterate

✓= cannot read & write

Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict

 

Omitted, none in Hadley Tp.

 

AgSched

✓= This farmer is listed on the 1850 agriculture schedule.

 

Comments

(Alternate surname spellings found in 1850-80 censuses for Hadley Tp.)  Discrepancies between names on this population schedule and the 1850 agriculture schedule.  Problems encountered in reading the enumerator’s handwriting.

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