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1850 Census Dates: 1June 1850 (5 months) Uniqueness:<br>-Census takers were given more instructions and guidelines<br>-First census to list names of all in the household<br>-First to list ages, sex, color, &amp; place of birth<br>-Census taken in order of visitation<br>-Listed those married within the year <br>-Listed those who died after 1 June<br>-Dwelling house number<br>-Real estate value<br>-Occupation of males over 16<br>-Whether a fugitive of the state<br>-Though it still didn’t list slave names, it listed more information about the slaves.<br>-Listed heath or lifestyle issues: “Deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict”. Problems:<br>-Omitted children born after 1 June (even if the census taker took it later)<br>-Indians that lived on reservations or unsettled tracts of land were not included. States Covered:<br>Alabama Mississippi<br>Arkansas Missouri<br>California New Hampshire<br>Connecticut New Jersey<br>Delaware New York<br>Florida North Carolina<br>Georgia Ohio<br>Illinois Pennsylvania<br>Indiana Rhode Island<br>Iowa South Carolina<br>Kentucky Tennessee<br>Louisiana Texas<br>Maine Vermont<br>Maryland Virginia (inc. West Virginia)<br>Massachusetts Wisconsin<br>Michigan<br>District of Columbia States Missing: (none) Territories:<br>Minnesota (inc. Dakotas) Oregon (inc. Washington &amp; Idaho)<br>New Mexico (inc. Arizona) Utah<br>
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=== 1850 Census Dates ===
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&nbsp;1June 1850 (5 months)
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=== &nbsp;Unique Features ===
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*Census takers were given more instructions and guidelines
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*First census to list names of all in the household
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*First to list ages, sex, color, &amp; place of birth
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*Census taken in order of visitation
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*Listed those married within the year  
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*Listed those who died after 1 June
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*Dwelling house number
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*Real estate value
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*Occupation of males over 16
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*Whether a fugitive of the state
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*Though it still did not list slave names, it listed more information about the slaves
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*Listed heath or lifestyle issues: “Deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict.
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=== Problems: ===
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*Omitted children born after 1 June (even if the census taker took it later)
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*Indians that lived on reservations or unsettled tracts of land were not included.
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=== States Covered: ===
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*Alabama
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*Arkansas
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*California
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*Connecticut
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*Delaware
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*District of Columbia
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*Florida
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*Georgia
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*Illinois
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*Indiana
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*Iowa
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*Kentucky
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*Louisiana
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*Maine
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*Maryland
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*Massachusetts
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*Michigan
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*Missouri
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*Mississippi
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*New Hampshire
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*New Jersey<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1213890973770_620"></span>
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*New York
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*North Carolina
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*Ohio
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*Pennsylvania
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*Rhode Island
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*South Carolina
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*Tennessee
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*Texas
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*Vermont
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*Virginia (inc. West Virginia)
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*Wisconsin
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=== States Missing ===
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(None)
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=== Territories ===
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*Minnesota (inc. Dakotas)
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*New Mexico (inc. Arizona)
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*Oregon (inc. Washington &amp; Idaho)
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Revision as of 16:03, 19 June 2008

1850 Census Dates

 1June 1850 (5 months)

 Unique Features

  • Census takers were given more instructions and guidelines
  • First census to list names of all in the household
  • First to list ages, sex, color, & place of birth
  • Census taken in order of visitation
  • Listed those married within the year
  • Listed those who died after 1 June
  • Dwelling house number
  • Real estate value
  • Occupation of males over 16
  • Whether a fugitive of the state
  • Though it still did not list slave names, it listed more information about the slaves
  • Listed heath or lifestyle issues: “Deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict.”

Problems:

  • Omitted children born after 1 June (even if the census taker took it later)
  • Indians that lived on reservations or unsettled tracts of land were not included.

 

States Covered:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia (inc. West Virginia)
  • Wisconsin

States Missing

(None)

Territories

  • Minnesota (inc. Dakotas)
  • New Mexico (inc. Arizona)
  • Oregon (inc. Washington & Idaho)
  • Utah