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1850 United States Federal Census, Slave Schedule

1850 United States Federal Census, Slave Schedule

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  • Title 1850 United States Federal Census, Slave Schedule 
    Short Title 1850 United States Federal Census, Slave Schedule 
    Call Number Microfilm Series M432, Schedule 2 
    Repository U.S. National Archives and Records Administration 
    Source ID S88 
    Linked to James CULBERT

  • Census Records 2 Census Records

  •  Notes 
    • 1009 rolls. This database details those persons enumerated in the Slave Schedule of the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States, copied from the National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, M432, 1009 rolls.  In addition, the names of those listed on the slave schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.  In most cases, individuals were not named but were simply numbered and can be distinguished only by age, sex, and color; the names of owners are recorded.  However, some enumerators listed 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.  Other questions asked 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.  The slave schedule was used in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.  The official enumeration day of the 1850 census was 1 June 1850.
    • Transcribed from FamilySearch Mar 2017.