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1840 Carroll County Federal Census

Enumerators of the 1840 census were asked to include the following categories in the census: name of head of household, number of free white males and females in age categories: 0 to 5, 5 to 10, 10 to 15, 15 to 20, 20 to 30, 30 to 40, 40 to 50, 50 to 60, 60 to 70, 70 to 80, 80 to 90, 90 to 100, over 100; the name of a slave owner and the number of slaves owned by that person; the number of male and female slaves by age categories; the number of foreigners (not naturalized) in a household; and the number of deaf, dumb and blind persons within a household. Additionally, the 1840 census asked for the first time the ages of revolutionary war pensioners, as well as the number of persons attending school. The categories allowed Congress to determine persons residing in the United States for collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the House of Representatives. The official enumeration day of the 1840 census was 1 June 1840. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date.

1850 Carroll County Federal Census Index

For the first time enumerators of the 1850 census were instructed to record the names of every person in the household. Added to this, enumerators were presented with printed instructions, which account for the greater degree of accuracy compared with earlier censuses. Enumerators were asked to include the following categories in the census: name; age as of the census day; sex; color; birthplace; occupation; value of real estate; whether married within the previous year; whether deaf, dumb, blind, or insane; whether a pauper; whether able to read or speak English; and whether the person attended school within the previous year. No relationships were shown between members of a household. The categories allowed Congress to determine persons residing in the United States for collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the House of Representatives. The official enumeration day of the 1850 census was 1 June 1850. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date.

1860 Carroll County Federal Census  NEW!

The first 24 pages of the 1860 Census (over 220 pages).  This is a new project, and help is needed.  Please contact me if you are willing to help.  It will take at least a year to do this if I'm doing it myself.   Thanks to Stephanie Jones, this project is up to 24 pages.!!!!

Federal Mortality Schedules:

Mortality Schedules are probably one of the most overlooked resources available to genealogists, yet they are also one of the most interesting. Though they document less than 1/10th of the deaths which occurred, they provide a historically significant snapshot during this time period. While today we consider heart disease and cancer as the major threats to modern life, dysentery, smallpox, cholera and consumption were the words that made life precarious at times for our ancestors.

Mortality Schedules were to include the taking of names of all persons who died one year prior to 01 June 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. There are some exceptions, and like the regular census, the mortality schedules are not complete. It is estimated that census takers missed at least 20 percent of the deaths they should have recorded. They were to record the state, county, name of the deceased person, age, sex, month died, birth place, marital status, cause of death and occupation. The enumerators were very inconsistant. Some records are very complete and some records leave much to be desired; but they are always worth checking when trying to locate an ancestor who can not be found on the regular census or when a death record cannot be found. In many states where vital records were not kept, it provides a nation wide death register. Remember that an index entry is only a reference to more detailed information found in census records themselves. It is important that researchers consult the actual census records to which these indexes refer.

1850 Carroll County Federal Mortality Schedule
1860 Carroll County Federal Mortality Schedule
1870 Carroll County Federal Mortality Schedule
1880 Carroll County Federal Mortality Schedule

Federal Slave Schedules:

1840 Carroll County Slave Owners-  Names of slave owners extracted from the 1840 Carroll County federal census, with count of slaves by age and sex.  Coming Soon...

CARROLL COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Largest Slaveholders From 1860 Slave Census Schedules and Surname Matches For African Americans On 1870 Census .

1860 Carroll County Slave Holders and Surname Matches


Smith's in Carroll County:

Smith's in 1840 Carroll County Federal Census
Smith's in 1850 Carroll County Federal Census
Smith's in 1860 Carroll County Federal Census
Smith's in 1870 Carroll County Federal Census



Carroll County

Coordinator:

I am John Hansen, volunteer County Coordinator for Carroll County, Mississippi.  I have family lines from here and hence my interest in establishing as much information as possible on early Carroll County History.
 

Web Site:

The Carroll County, Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Web Site was brought online in 1998, and is sponsored by the MSGenWeb Project, a part of the  USGenWeb Project.

This website has been developed to provide research and family history resources for Carroll County, Mississippi ancestry.

New resources are added as made available, so check back often for new content.

 

 

 

 

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