1865
Compiled by Hugh MacDougall






This information was compiled from the Federal and State Census records for Otsego County, 
New York, from 1790 to 1925. There are inevitable errors, some resulting from poor quality
microfilm images of the census records, others from transcription errors of all sorts.
Users finding errors of any sort are invited to communicate with Hugh MacDougall, so that
they can be corrected.


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State Census for 1865

Contents: Towns of Burlington | Butternuts | Cherry Valley | Decatur [no Blacks] |
Edmeston [no Blacks] | Exeter | Hartwick | Laurens |Maryland | Middlefield | Milford |
Morris | New Lisbon [no Blacks] | Oneonta | Otego | Otsego | Pittsfield | Plainfield |
Richfield | Roseboom | Springfield | Unadilla | Westford [no Blacks] | Worcester |
Recapitulation

KEY
NOTE: The State Census for 1865 had supplementary information on farm statistics,
	and on military service, which have been included under the names concerned.
DISTRICT-Election District (if jurisdiction divided)
PAGE-Page and line (xx-xx)
NAME-Name (other members of household indented) 
R-Race (B=Black, M=Mulatto, I=Indian, W=White) 
A-Age (in years, or months (m) for infants)
F-Family Status (S=sing; M=now married (& No. of times married);
	W=now widowed (& No. of times married); 
STATUS-In household or to head of family (& total number of children
	born--wives and widows only) (e.g., fm lab=farm laborer)
BORN-Born (New York County, State (XX), or Country)
OCCUP-Occupation (see also STATUS)
OTHER-[type of house, value, ownership: (F$=frame; W$=wood; L=log; landowner); 
	name and occupation of white householder;
	literacy (ILL=illiterate; R=can read only);
	voting status: (Voter=voter; NTax=not taxed (non-voter);
	other information (e.g., pauper).
DISTRICT
PAGE 	NAME			R A  F	STATUS 	BORN 	OCCUP	OTHER	
Burlington
9-39	THOMPSON, William	B 64 W1	boarder	DC	farmer	[Merrit Bolton, farmer]
17-23	EDWARDS,  John		B 20 S	laborer	MD	ex-Army	[Abraham Marcy, farmer]
	Military record: 121 Regt. An??? Enl. 2 days before battle of Antiedam (?).
	Private. In army 7 months. Discharged. Health permanently impaired. No wounds.
	"Discharged on account of Rheumatism and Fits"
22-43	DERICK, James H		B 15 S	laborer	Otsego		[Maurice Bolton, farmer]

Butternuts
16-10	CATHAWAY, Lot		I 60 M1	farmer	MA 	
  -11	 Dinah			I 57 M1	wife(6)	Schoh	
  
Cherry Valley
Cherry Valley Village - NONE
57-8	LYNK, Cesar		B 66 S	servant	Columb	farmer	[ILL; NTax; Jacob Potts, farmer]

Decatur. NONE

Edmeston. NONE

Exeter
6-2	WILLIAMS, Thomas	B 17 S	servant	Otsego.		[Delos Davis, farmer]
7-1	WILLIAMS, H. William	B 29 M1	laborer	Columb		[W; N]
 -2	 B. E.			B 28	wife(6)	Columb	
 -3	 M.F.			B 19	daugh	Columb
 -4	 Wm. A.			B 12	son	Columb
 -5	 E.A.			B  8	daugh	Columb
 -6	 J.F.			B 11	son	Columb

Hartwick
27-41	DERRICK, Agustin	B 16 S	servant	Otsego		[William Davinson, farmer]

Laurens
1st Election District
19-9	WILLIAMS, Robert	M 15 S	boarder	LA		[Square Dutcher, farmer]

Maryland
12-10	BUTTER, Betsey		B 67 W1	wid(3)	Otsego		[ILL; land-owner]
  -11	 Amos			B 30 S	child	Otsego	coachman [Ntax]
16-16	SHERMAN, Charles J.	M 52 M2	fm lab	Albany		[F$50]
  -17	 Margaret		M 58 M	wife(2)	Montgom		[ILL]
16-18	JACKSON, George		B 36 M1		Montgom		[Charles Sherman, farm laborer]
  -19	 Emma E.		M 35 M1	wife	Otsego	

Middlefield
1st & 2nd Election Districts -- NONE
3rd Election District
 5-24	DODGE, Aaron		M 48 M1		RI	farmer	[Ntax; POOR HOUSE]
  -25	 Lucinda		W 38 M1	wife(7)	Otsego		[POOR HOUSE]
  -26	 George			M  9 S	son	Otsego		[POOR HOUSE]
  -27	 James			M  6 S	son	Otsego		[POOR HOUSE]
  -28	 Martha			M  3 S	daugh	Otsego		[POOR HOUSE]
  -29	 Augusta		M  1 S	daugh	Otsego		[POOR HOUSE; age 1 yr 5 mo]
21-24	DODGE, Phebe		M 18 S	servant	Otsego		[Ntax; Daniel Temple, farmer]
21-25	DODGE, Timothy		M 37 M1		RI	farmer	[Voter; land owner; ex-Army]
	Military Record:  1st USC. [US Colored Cavalry] Enl. Dec. 31, 1864. Private. 
	Served 9 months. Discharged. Good Health; No wound.
  -26	     Catherine		B 33 M1	wife(2)	Otsego		[NTax]	
  -27	     Joseph S.		M 10 S	son	Otsego		[Ntax]
  -28	     Clement		M  4 S	son	Otsego		[Ntax]
  -29	     William H.		M 19 S	nephew		farmer	[Ntax; ex-Army]
	Military Record:  1st USC. [US Colored Cavalry] Enl. Dec. 31, 1864. Private. 
	Served 9 months. Discharged. Good Health; No wound.
26-38	WELLS, Rufus D.		M 45 M1	farmer	Oneida	farmer	[Ntax; William A. Becker]
  -39	 Catherine F.		M 33 M1 wife(3) N.Eng.		[Ntax; married "1 or 2" times]
  -40	 Ida E.			M  6 S	daugh	Oneida		[Ntax]

Milford
18-10	WILLIAMS, Benjamin	B 13 S	servant	Schoh		[Elija Horith, farmer]
42-32	THOMAS, Charles		I 61 M1	laborer	Schoh		[F$200; Voter]
  -33	 Elizabeth		I 45 M1	wife	Otsego

Morris
First Election District
24-10	BARRETT, Daniel E.	     M2 farmer			[Voter; land owner]
  -11	 Harriett		I 37 M1	wife(1)		
40-11	JACOX, Thomas		W 47 M2	farmer	England  	[Voter; land owner]
41-1	 Clansy			I  43 M1 wife	Otsego		[land owner]
	[NOTE: See Jacox family in Pittsfield in 1892]  Farm: (p. 17, line 42) 5 acres
	improved; 11 1/4 unimproved]
43-7	BELLEMY, Charles	B 42 M1		Otsego		[Voter; land owner]
  -8	 Ester			B 43 M1	wife(9)	Greene	
  -9	 David			B 16 S	child	Otsego	
  -11	 Emily			B 12	child	Otsego
  -12	 Milly			B 10	child	Otsego
  -13	 Frank			B  9	child	Otsego
  -14	 Gabrietter		B  6	child	Otsego
  -15	 Fredy			B  3    child	Otsego		[age 3 6/12]
  -16	 George			B 7m	child	Otsego
  -17	FORTUNE, Harry		B 115 W1 boarder ----		[ILL; NTax]
     Farm statistics: (p. 21, line 15). 1 1/2 Acres, all improved,  3/4 A. plowed. 
	1/2 A buckwheat 65; 1/4 A potatoes 65; 8 Apple Trees; 6 bush Apples 64
52-4	TITUS, Agusta		B 19 S	servant	Otsego		[William Wing, merchant]
Second Election District -- NONE

New Lisbon

Oneonta
7-27	WILLIAMS, Owen		B 48 M1	barber	GA		[NTax; land owner; sharing 
			house with David Alger, farmer -- separate households]
 -28	 Mary			B 40 M1	wife(7)	Otsego		[NTax]
 -29	 William		B 12 S	child	Otsego		[NTax]
 -30	 George			B  8	child	Otsego
 -31	 Charles		B  6	child	Otsego
 -32	 Frederick		B 18m 	child	Otsego

Otego
10-21	JOHNSON, Henry		B 13 S	servant	Otsego		[O.P. Myers, farmer]
41-10	JOHNSON, Minerva	B 25 S	servant	Chenang		[S.R. Follett, banker]
41-38	BROWN, Sarah		B 14 S	servant	Otsego		[C.W. Cook, physician]

Otsego
1st Election District; Village of Cooperstown
7-17	SUNDAY,  George		M 41 M1	blacksm	Schoh		[NTax; Eric Collar, cabinet maker]
 -18	 Maria			M 26 M1	wife(2)	Schoh		[NTax]
 -19	 Edward			-  9 S	child	Otsego		[NTax]	
 -20	 Martha			- 18m S child	Otsego		[NTax]
9-12	DERRICK, Benjamin	B 35 M1	labor	Otsego	 	[NTax; Luke Manderville, laborer]
 -13	 Harriet		B 30 M1	wife(5)	Otsego		[NTax]
 -14	 William		B  5 S	child	Otsego		[NTax]
 -15	 Lucy			B 3 S	child	Otsego		[NTax; age 3 4/12]
     [Deaths: Otsego, 1 ED, DERRICK, Jane   (race not indicated), August 4, 1864. 
	B. New York. Cause: Colera infantum] 
9-16	HUSBANDS, Joseph	B 55 W1	labor	Barbadoes	[F$150; NTax] 
 -17	 Josephine		B 18 S	(1 ch.)	Otsego		[NTax] 
 -18	 Mary E.		B 15 S		Otsego		[NTax]
 -19	 Charles F.		B 12 S		Otsego		[NTYx]
 -20	 Susan A.		B 10 S		Otsego		[NTax]
 -21	 Florence		B  5 S		Otsego		[NTax]
 -22	 Joseph C.		B  7 S		Otsego		[NTax]
 -23	 Fanny			B  4 S		Otsego		[NTax]
10-9	BROWN, Mary A.		B 17 S	servant	unk.		[NTax; John E. Brown, hotel keeper]
11-5	HUSBANDS, George C.	B 3m S		Otsego		[NTax; George McNamee, expressman]
16-1	WILLIAMS, Sophia	B 52 W1		MA		[NTYax; R; George Story, harnessmaker]
  -2	 Henry			B 22 S	child	Otsego	harnessmaker [NTax] 
17-32	JACKSON, John H.	B 34 M1	barber	Montgom		[NTax; in boarding house??]
  -33	 Mary E.		B 28 M1	wife(6)	Montgom		[NTax; 
  -34	 John W. 		B  7 S	child	Montgom		[NTax] [aka, later, as Bud FOWLER]
  -35	 Harriet V.		B  3 S	child	Otsego		[NTax]
  -36	 William J.		B 11m S	child	Otsego		[NTax]
21-7	PRENTISS, Josephine	M 12 S	servant	Oneida		[NTax; Harvey Hollister, hat store]
23-27	SKINNER, Mary		B 74 W1	(5 ch.)	Barbadoes	[ILL; NTax; in boarding house] 
37-39	CLARKE, Frank		M 25 S	barber	AL		[NTax; in J.S. Brown's hotel]
38-37	HUSBANDS, Katy		B 50 M1	serv(1)	Barbadoes	[Martha A. Cockett]
42-20	MEDLEY, Thomas H.	M 26 M1	barber	MD		[NTax; Lyman Walworth, lawyer]
  -21	 Charlotte		M 24 M1	wife	Monroe		[NTax]
44-10	GRANGER, Mary		M 47 M1		Otsego		[Samuel Nelson, Justice]
[end of Cooperstown listings-- total Cooperstown population 1622]
50-32	WILLIAMS, Andrew	B 14 S	servant	Otsego		[NTax; Edward Coleman]

Pittsfield
21-20	PARISH, George		B 35 M1		Otsego		[F$160]
  -21	 Julia			B 35 M1	wife(8)	Otsego	
  -22	 Charles		B 17	child	Otsego
  -23	 Solomon		B 15	child	Otsego
  -24	 Morris			B  9	child	Otsego
  -25	 Frank			B  7	child	Otsego
  -26	 Alfred			B  5	child	Otsego
  -27	  William		B  2	child	Otsego
	Farm Statistics: Land: 4 A impr; 11 A unimpr. Value: Farm $300;
	stock $50. Meadow: 1864 2 A; 1865 4 A;  1864 Hay 2 T. Buckwheat: 1864 2 A; 
	1865 1 A; 1864 25 bu. Corn: 1864 2 A; 1865 2 A; 1864 50 bu (for grain). Potatoes:
	1864 3/4 A; 1865 3/4 A; 1864 70 bu; Hops: 1864 2 A; 1865 2 A; 1864 1,400 lbs;
	Apples: 15 trees. Maple Sugar: 200 lbs. Cows: 1864 6; 1865 5; 100 lbs. butter.
	Pigs: 1864 1 slaughtered; 150 lbs pork. Poultry: Val. owned $600; 
	1864 val. eggs $200
21-28	PARISH, James		B 68		"Esopus"	[L$100; Voter; landn owner]        
  -29	 Rime			B 40	[male]	Otsego		[Voter; land owner]
  -30	 Francis		B 33		Otsego		[Voter; land owner]
  -31	 John			B 31		Otsego		[Voter; land owner]
  -32	 Nerus			B 39	[male]	Otsego		[Voter; land owner]
  -33	 Caesar			B 37		Otsego		[Voter; land owner]
  -34	 Amelia			B 38	sister	Otsego
  -35	 Maria			B 22	sister	Otsego
  -36	 Nancy			B 16	child	Otsego
	Farm Statistics: Land: 50 A impr.; 80 A unimpr. Value: Farm $3200;
	stock $300; tools $50. Plowed: 1865 7 A. Pasture: 1865 25 A. Meadow: 1864 25 A; 
	1865 16 A; 1864 12 tons hay. Oats: 1864 4 A; 1865 5 A; 1864 60 bu. Corn: 1865 2 A.
	Potatoes: 1865 1 A. Maple Sugar: 15 lbs. Cows: 1865 3.	Horses: 1865 1 colt; 
	3 over 2 yrs. Pigs: 1865 1 young; 1 older; 3 slaughtered; 500 lbs pork. 
	Sheep: 1864 7 shorn;  30 lbs wool; 1865 7 shorn; 35 lbs. wool; 1865 7 shorn; 35lbs.
	wool; 1865 5 lambs; 1864 5 slaughtered. Poultry: 1865 value $200; 
	1864 value eggs $500. 
	
Plainfield
35-26	PAUL, Nelson		I 65	basket weaver Oneida	[W$10; ILL]
  -27	 Sarah			I 56 M1	wife(2) Oneida		[ILL]
  -28	 Rudolfus		I 27 M1	child	Oneida		[ILL; ex-Army]
	Military Record: Enlisted Jan. 6, 1863 in 2 NYHA (New York Heavy 
	Artillery); discharged after 4 months; good health; 
		Note: "Indian poor foot"; Enlisted Dec. 28, 1862 in 2 NYHA; discharged 
	after 3 months; good health; "Indian went for money."  
		Further Note: Record of 2 NYHA in Adjutant General's Report (Vol. 87, p. 896)
	reads: 	"Paul, Adolphus. Age,. 23 years. Enlisted, October 29, 1861, at
	Frankfort, N.Y.; mustered in as private, Co. K., November 12, 1861, to serve three
	years; 	discharged for disability, March 28, 1862; re-enlisted, December 31, 1863,
	as Rodolphus Paul; discharged, April 17, 1864, at Fort Corcoran, Va; rejected by
	Board of Examiners"

Richfield
1-41	JACKSON, Lewis		B 27 S	laborer	VA		[R; NTax; Griffith Jones, farmer]
5-44	MARCH, Frank		B 60? S	servant	Columb		[ILL; NTax; Bradley Griffin, farmer]
7-35	GREEN (?), Joseph	B 16 S	laborer	TN		[NTax; Lorenz Ely, farmer]
10-12	JOHNSON, Mary L. 	M 10 S	servant	Otsego		[Daniel H. Woodbury, farmer]
24-6	DALLAS, George		M 15 S	servant	VA		[Henry Baker, farmer]
33-29	BULLINO, Mary		B 27 W1	serv(2)	Oneida		[ILL; NTax; Richard Tunnicliff]
34-32	JACKSON, John		B 35 M1	soldier	VA		[F$500; ILL; NTax; in Army]
	Military Record: 14 RI Col.; Enl. Apr. 20, 1865, private, for 2 1/2
	years. Unexpired term (June 1, 1865) 11/12 year. 
  -33	 Ann Hachia (?)		B 28 M1	wife	Schoh		[ILL; NTax]
  -34	 Edith			B  5 S	dau.	Schoh	
  -35	HUSBANDS Thomas		M 29 M1	barber	West.Ind.	[NTax; John Jackson, soldier] 
  -36	 Margaret		M 27 M1	wife(3)	Otsego		[R]
  -37	 George A.		M  7 S	son	Otsego	
  -38	 Edward			M  4 S	son	Otsego	
  -39	 Catherine		M  3 S  daugh	Otsego		[age: 2 years, 8 months]
39=17	WILLIAMSON, Elizabeth	M 26 S	servant	Montgom		[NTax; Matthew Hosford, boarding hse.]
39-27	SALISBURY, Martha	B 24	servant	Herkim		[R; NTax; Hotel-Wm. P. Johnson]
  -28	THOMAS, Christopher	B 56 W1	servant	Schenec	laborer	[Hotel-Wm. P. Johnson]
41-16	PHILLIPS, Eliza		M 19 S	servant	Otsego		[NTax; James F. Smith, merchant]
44-2	JACKSON, Pompey		M 67 W1	servant	Herkim		[ILL; NTax; Alcott C. Anndorf, physician] 

Roseboom
14-8	JACKSON, Samuel		M 32 M1	laborer	Herkim		[F$50; NTax]	
  -9	 Jane M.		M 34 M2	wife(5)	Montgom	
  -10	BEAKMAN, Louisa		M 16 S	stepch.	Otsego	
  -11	 Stephen		M 11 S	stepch.	Otsego	
  -12	 Gerucia		M  5 S	stepch.	Otsego		[female]

Springfield
1st Election District
22-26	JACKSON, Betsy		B  7 S	servant	Montgom 	[G. H. Andrews, farmer]
22-33	MAGER, Henry		B 48 M2	labor	no place	[Elija Eaton, farmer]
  -34	 Mary			B 36 M1	wife(1)	no place	
  -35	 Ida			B 10	child	no place
2nd Election District
30-33	BENJAMIN, Betty		M 50 W1 servant	Albany		[Daniel Winsor, merchant]
  -34	 Mary			M 17 S	servant	Otsego	

Unadilla
1st Election District
29-29	SIMONS, Elizabeth	M 13 S	servant	Madison		[Jabers Rogers, farmer]
31-43	BUCKLEY, Elizabeth	M 22 S	servant	Otsego		[A.J. Brant, farmer]
2nd Election District
15-10	KELLY, Sarah A.		W 54 W1 (11 ch.)Broome		[F$300; ILL]
  -11	 Francis H.		M 14 S	child	Otsego		[NTax]
  -12	 Sarah J.		M 12 S	child	Otsego		[NTax]
38-3	SMITH,  Henry		B 25 S	servant	VA		[L.N. Clark, miller]
38-8	HOLDRIDGE, Annette  	I 10 S	servant	Chenang		[Lyman Sperry, Methodist Clergyman]

Westford. NONE

Worcester.
1st Election District
3-6	BUTTER, Amos J.		I 30	boarder	Otsego	[Black in other censuses] [Lucy Robinson]
16-26	TENYOKE (?), William	B 45 M1		Schoh	
  -27	 Nancy			B 32 M1	wife(2)	Schoh	
  -28	 Hatty			B  8	child	Otsego
  -29	 Ida			B  6	child	Otsego
2nd Election District -- NONE



Recapitulation (African-Americans in Otsego County, 1865):
	Town		Male	Female	Total
	Burlington	 3	 0	  3   
	Butternuts	 1	 1	  2	[both identified here as Indian]	
	Cherry Valley	 1	 0	  1
	Decatur		 0	 0	  0
	Edmeston	 0	 0	  0
	Exeter		 4	 3	  7
	Hartwick	 1	 0	  1
	Laurens		 1	 0	  1
	Maryland	 3	 3	  6
	Middlefield	 8	 6	 14	[plus 1 white family member]
	Milford		 2	 1	  3
	Morris		 8	 5	 13	[plus 1 unidentifed & 2 identified as Indian]
	New Lisbon	 0	 0	  0
	Oneonta		 5	 1	  6
	Otego		 1	 2	  3
	Otsego		15	18	 33
	Pittsfield	13	 4	 17
	Plainfield	 0	 0	  0	[plus 3 Indians] 
	Richfield	10	 9	 19
	Roseboom	 2	 3	  5
	Springfield	 1	 5	  6
	Unadilla	 2	 5	  7
	Westford	 0	 0	  0	 
	Worcester        2	 3	  5 	[1 male identified as Indian]
TOTAL:		        83	69	152


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