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1890—destroyed/damaged by fire, in Commerce Dept. 1921. 1% survived, 6,160 individuals.
  
 
1890 Census was taken beginning 1 June 1890, for two weeks to thirty days. The following information was recorded by the census taker:  
 
1890 Census was taken beginning 1 June 1890, for two weeks to thirty days. The following information was recorded by the census taker:  
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&nbsp;address,<br>number of families in the house, <br>number of persons in the house, and<br> number of persons in the family. <br>Individuals are listed by name; <br>whether a soldier, sailor, or marine during the Civil War; and <br>whether Union or Confederate or whether the widow of a veteran; <br>relationship to head of family; <br>whether white, black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, Chinese, Japanese, or Indian; <br>sex; <br>age;<br>marital status; <br>whether married during the year; <br>if a mother, number of children and number living; <br>place of birth of the individual and his or her father and mother; <br>if foreign born, how many years in the United States; <br>whether naturalized or in the process of naturalization; <br>profession, trade, or occupation; <br>months unemployed during census year; <br>ability to read and write; <br>ability to speak English; if not, language or dialect spoken; <br>whether suffering from acute or chronic disease (if so, name of disease and length of time afflicted); <br>whether defective in mind, sight, hearing, or speech; or <br>whether crippled, maimed, or deformed (with name of defect); <br>whether a prisoner, convict, homeless child, or pauper; <br>whether the home is rented or owned by the head or a member of the family (if so, whether mortgaged); <br>if the head of family was a farmer, if he or a family member rented or owned the farm; and, <br>if mortgaged, the post office address of the owner.
  
1790-2000 Info: [http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf]  
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&nbsp;1790-2000 Info: [http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf]  
  
 
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'''1890 Surviving schedules-- '''The following population schedules have survived for the 1890 federal census:  
 
'''1890 Surviving schedules-- '''The following population schedules have survived for the 1890 federal census:  
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Alabama--'''Perry County, Perryville beat number 11 and Severe beat number 8.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''District of Columbia--'''Q. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, R.Q. Corcoran, Fifteenth, S.R. and Riggs streets, Johnson<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Avenue, and S Street<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Georgia--'''Muscogee County, Columbus Township<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Illinois--'''McDonough County, Mound Township.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp; Minnesota--'''Wright County, Rockford Township.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Jersey--'''Hudson County, Jersey City<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp; New York--'''Suffolk County, Brookhaven Township and Westchester County, Eastchester Township.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp; North Carolina--'''Gaston County, South Point &amp; River Bend Townships and Cleveland County, Township No. 2<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp; Ohio--'''Hamilton County, Cincinnati and Clinton County, Wayne Township<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp; South Dakota--'''Union County, Jefferson Township<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp; Texas--'''Ellis County, J.P. No. 6, Mountain Peak and Ovilla Precinct<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hood County, Precinct No. 5<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rusk County, No. 6, J.P. No. 7<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Trinity County, Trinity Town and Precinct No. 2<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kaufman County, Kaufman <br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Alabama--'''Perry County, Perryville beat number 11 and Severe beat number 8.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''District of Columbia--'''Q. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, R.Q. Corcoran, Fifteenth, S.R. and Riggs streets,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Johnson Avenue, and S Street<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Georgia--'''Muscogee County, Columbus Township<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Illinois--'''McDonough County, Mound Township.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp; Minnesota--'''Wright County, Rockford Township.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Jersey--'''Hudson County, Jersey City<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp; New York--'''Suffolk County, Brookhaven Township and Westchester County, Eastchester Township.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp; North Carolina--'''Gaston County, South Point &amp; River Bend Townships and Cleveland County,<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1216834345170_963"></span><span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1216834345170_542"></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Township No. 2<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp; Ohio--'''Hamilton County, Cincinnati and Clinton County, Wayne Township<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp; South Dakota--'''Union County, Jefferson Township<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''&nbsp;&nbsp; Texas--'''Ellis County, J.P. No. 6, Mountain Peak and Ovilla Precinct<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Hood County, Precinct No. 5<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rusk County, No. 6, J.P. No. 7<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Trinity County, Trinity Town and Precinct No. 2<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Kaufman County, Kaufman <br>
 
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Check [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] for the database of the 1890 Census Substitute.  
 
Check [http://www.ancestry.com/ ancestry.com] for the database of the 1890 Census Substitute.  

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Additional information may be found on the United States Census Portal page.

Contents

Content

1890—destroyed/damaged by fire, in Commerce Dept. 1921. 1% survived, 6,160 individuals.

1890 Census was taken beginning 1 June 1890, for two weeks to thirty days. The following information was recorded by the census taker:

 

 

 address,
number of families in the house,
number of persons in the house, and
number of persons in the family.
Individuals are listed by name;
whether a soldier, sailor, or marine during the Civil War; and
whether Union or Confederate or whether the widow of a veteran;
relationship to head of family;
whether white, black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon, Chinese, Japanese, or Indian;
sex;
age;
marital status;
whether married during the year;
if a mother, number of children and number living;
place of birth of the individual and his or her father and mother;
if foreign born, how many years in the United States;
whether naturalized or in the process of naturalization;
profession, trade, or occupation;
months unemployed during census year;
ability to read and write;
ability to speak English; if not, language or dialect spoken;
whether suffering from acute or chronic disease (if so, name of disease and length of time afflicted);
whether defective in mind, sight, hearing, or speech; or
whether crippled, maimed, or deformed (with name of defect);
whether a prisoner, convict, homeless child, or pauper;
whether the home is rented or owned by the head or a member of the family (if so, whether mortgaged);
if the head of family was a farmer, if he or a family member rented or owned the farm; and,
if mortgaged, the post office address of the owner.


 1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf

 

Value

The 1890 census can be used to:1

 

 

1850-1930 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html

Unique Features and Problems

1.  Listed the address of the individual
2.  Listed if a person was a soldier, sailor, or a marine during the Civil War
3.  Listed whether they were Union or Confederate
4.  Listed whether they were a widow of a veteran
5.  Listed, if a mother, the number of children she had and how many were living
6.  If foreign born, the individual was asked how many years they had been in the United States and if they
     were naturalized or in the process of being naturalized
7.  Lists what language the individual speaks
8.  Lists number of months employed
9.  Asks if the home is rented or owned (and mortgaged)
10. Listed individuals in Army forts, US vessels, Navy Yards, & prisons.
11. Most schedules destroyed by fire in 1921
12. Special 1890 schedules enumerating Union veterans & their widows from the Civil War are sometimes used as
     a census substitute.
 

States Covered and Missing

Alabama
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota 
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota 
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

1890 Surviving schedules-- The following population schedules have survived for the 1890 federal census:

                       Alabama--Perry County, Perryville beat number 11 and Severe beat number 8.
                       District of Columbia--Q. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, R.Q. Corcoran, Fifteenth, S.R. and Riggs streets,
                                 Johnson Avenue, and S Street
                       Georgia--Muscogee County, Columbus Township
                       Illinois--McDonough County, Mound Township.
                       Minnesota--Wright County, Rockford Township.
                       New Jersey--Hudson County, Jersey City
                       New York--Suffolk County, Brookhaven Township and Westchester County, Eastchester Township.
                       North Carolina--Gaston County, South Point & River Bend Townships and Cleveland County,
                                  Township No. 2
                       Ohio--Hamilton County, Cincinnati and Clinton County, Wayne Township
                       South Dakota--Union County, Jefferson Township
                       Texas--Ellis County, J.P. No. 6, Mountain Peak and Ovilla Precinct
                                  Hood County, Precinct No. 5
                                  Rusk County, No. 6, J.P. No. 7
                                  Trinity County, Trinity Town and Precinct No. 2
                                  Kaufman County, Kaufman

Check ancestry.com for the database of the 1890 Census Substitute.

 Territories

  • Arizona
  • Alaska
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma(unorganized)
  • Utah

Web Sites

1790-2000 Info: http://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/cff-2.pdf

1850-1930 Search Tips: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1930.html

Ancestry.com: http://www.ancestry.com/

Bibliographic Citations

1. Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source: A Guide book to American Genealogy. 3rd ed. (Provo, UT: Ancestry, 2006.)