What could the letters ALS stand for?

+7 votes
In the 1850 census, my gg grandfather is listed as Farmer and A L S or A T S.  This is in Gibson County, TN, Line 36, Jas S Heath.  Any ideas?

in The Tree House by Kathleen Heath G2G6 Mach 2 (20.6k points)
retagged by Maggie N.
Not yet, but I found this fascinating link:  http://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/agricult

To me, the letters appear to be A T L

But I have no idea what they stand for.

Thanks Sandi, that was a great article.

Thanks Peter, for taking a look.  Sometimes just another viewpoint is all it takes.

1 Answer

+4 votes
farmer & ATL Attorney at Law?  I'm pretty sure it's ATL. Compare the last letter to the L in Labourer a few lines above and the T to Tenn.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
Definitely best guess, Anne!
Great guesstimate, Anne and that opens up another avenue to research.  I appreciate everyone taking a moment to look at this for me.

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