18 September 2007

1885 Colorado Census


I've found my 3rd great-grandfather's sister living with her son and his family in Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado, in the 1880 census.

L. U. Albers is listed as a merchant in the image shown here which is a partial copy from the 1880 Census (page 157A of Enumeration District 7). The family had only lived in Colorado a few years as all the children, including the youngest who was two years old, were listed as being born in Illinois.

Antje Albers, shown in the second image, is listed as L. U.'s 69 year old mother. Antje's maiden name was Antje Ehmen, born in 1811 in Wrisse, Ostfriesland, Germany. Her brother Johann Goldenstein (1814-1891) was my third great-grandfather. He remained in Wrisse and did not emigrate.

Historykat has released the 1885 census for Colorado and my next goal is to try and find her in that record.

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28 March 2007

1850 Census Harriet Beecher Stowe


Those with an Ancestry.com subscription can search the 1850 Census--everyname index for their own relatives--who probably were not writing books that started wars (which is what President Abraham Lincoln remarked to Stowe about her book). Those who don't have a subscription can read our free-trial suggestions here.

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Frederick Douglass in the 1850 census


1850 finds Frederick Douglass living as a 33 year old editor in Rochester, New York, with his family. We've posted the complete image on our site.
Those with an Ancestry.com subscription can search the 1850 Census--everyname index for their own relatives--who may or may not have been editing things. Those who don't have a subscription can read our free-trial suggestions here.

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27 March 2007

Striiiiiike 1--Abner Doubleday in 1850


Abner Doubleday's 1850 census entry is one of those where you've got to read the entries above it for just about everything except his name and age. Ditto marks come in real handy when everyone has the same job and was born in the same place. Hint: his occupation in 1850 had nothing to do with baseball.
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22 March 2007

1850 Census--Nathaniel Hawthorne


He's living in Stockbridge, Mass, with his family.
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12 March 2007

1850 Census--Siamese Twins Chang and Eng Bunker


Talk about a combined household.


The 1850 Census enumerator for Surry County, North Carolina put Chang and Eng Bunker's family in the same household and then simply listed the children in order of age (partially shown in the image on this post). It even looks like the enumerator started to put an "&" after Chang's name as if he were going to put them on the same line. Our site contains the complete image of the Bunker's enumeration.

We've blogged about the 1860 enumeration which lists the twins households separately. Oh the things they don't mention on the list of enumerator instructions.

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26 February 2007

1850 Census-Julia Thurmond Sharpton







Little did she know she would hit the newswires so long after her death. Julia Thurmond Sharpton, shown here in the 1850 Census for Liberty County, Florida, once owned Al Sharpton's ancestor, Coleman Sharpton.



Julia's husband was Jefferson Sharpton, shown here in 1850 as well.



Those interested in the complete image can Search the 1850 Census at Ancestry.com--the Sharptons didn't rate as "famous" enough for our famous pages...

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24 February 2007

1850 Census--Sojourner Truth


Sojourner Truth did not always use that name. She used the last names of Baumfree or VanWaggener as well. The 1850 census taker found her in Northampton, Massachusetts, listed as age 60 and enumerated as Isabelle Vanwaggener. Of course, by 1880 she is indicating she was 104 years of age. The 1850 Census can be searched at Ancestry.com

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18 February 2007

Hugh Grant in 1850--better known as Ulysses


A reader reminded me that US president Grant is enumerated twice in the 1850 census. This enumerated "Hugh Grant" is with the other military staff. The other enumeration on our site lists Grant with his in-laws, the Dent family, in St. Louis.

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13 February 2007

Abraham Lincoln in the 1850 Census


Abraham Lincoln's 1850 enumeration appears partially in this blog post. The spelling of his name is clearly Abram, although someone has entered a "correction" to Ancestry's index indicating it should be Abraham. While indexers do make mistakes, it is not their job to correct the actual entry. Lincoln's complete entry in the 1850 census in Springfield, Illinois can be seen here.

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