United States Census 1890
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1890 Census Dates
1 June (2 weeks - 30 days)
- Listed the address of the individual
- Listed if a person was a soldier, sailor, or a marine during the Civil War
- Listed whether they were Union or Confederate
- Listed whether they were a widow of a veteran
- Listed, if a mother, the number of children she had and how many were living
- 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
- Lists what language the individual speaks
- Lists number of months employed
- Asks if the home is rented or owned (and mortgaged)
- Listed individuals in Army forts, US vessels, Navy Yards, & prisons.
- Most schedules destroyed by fire in 1921
-44 states & District of Columbia: All of those listed for 1880 (34) plus 6 more: Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, 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.
- New Mexico