The Culbert Family Genealogy Project:
 Connecting a Migratory People

1860 United States Federal Census, Slave Schedule

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  • Title 1860 United States Federal Census, Slave Schedule 
    Short Title 1860 United States Federal Census, Slave Schedule 
    Call Number Microfilm Series M653 
    Repository U.S. National Archives and Records Administration 
    Source ID S99 
    Text [database online]. Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2004. Series M653 
    Linked to Thomas CALVERT
    Thomas CULBERT

  •  Notes 
    • This database details those persons enumerated in the Slave Schedule of the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. In addition, the names of those listed on the slave schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1860 Federal Census, copied from the National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, M653, 1438 rolls.

      Slaves were enumerated separately during the 1860 census, though, unfortunately, most schedules do not provide personal names. 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); whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic; and number of slave houses. 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 official enumeration day of the 1860 census was 1 June 1860.