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United States Census Transcription Project

1850 Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States


Authorizing Legislation

"In March 1849, Congress enacted a bill establishing a census board whose membership consisted of the secretary of state, the attorney general, and the postmaster general. The law authorized this board to prepare and cause to be printed such forms and schedules as may be necessary for the full enumeration of the inhabitants of the United States; it also authorized the board to prepare forms and schedules for collecting information on mines, agriculture, commerce, manufactures, education, and other topics, as well as "exhibit a full view of the pursuits, industry, education, and resources of the country.""
"The seventh census was governed by the provisions of an act of May 23, 1850 that directed that six schedules be used to collect the information requested by the Congress. The act directed enumerators to return their results to the secretary of the interior by November 1, 1850."


"The number of population inquiries grew in the 1850 census. Every free person's name was to be listed, not just the head of the household. The marshals also collected additional "social statistics," including information on taxes, schools, crime, wages, value of the estate, etc. and data on mortality."
"Each marshal was also responsible for subdividing his district into "known civil divisions," such as counties, townships, or wards, and ensuring that his assistants' returns were completed properly."

1850 United States Federal Census Schedule I Questions/Column Headings
1 - Dwelling-house numbered in the order of visitation.
2 - Families numbered in the order of visitation.
3 - The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850, was in this family.
4 - Age.
5 - Sex.
6 - Color. {White. black, or mulatto.}
7 - Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each Male Person over 15 years of age.
8 - Value of Real Estate owned.
9 - Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country
10 - Married within the year.
11 - Attended School within the year.
12 - Persons over 20 y'rs of age who cannot read & write.
13 - Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.

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United States Federal Census Schedule I[3][4]
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State County/Parish Community
Alabama Autauga Chestnut
Alabama Autauga Coosada
Alabama Autauga Fanning
Alabama Autauga Hester
Alabama Autauga Huddleston
Alabama Autauga Independence
Alabama Autauga Kingston
Alabama Autauga Milton
Alabama Autauga Mulberry
Alabama Autauga Pine Flat
Alabama Autauga Prattville
Alabama Autauga Vernon
Alabama Autauga Washington
Alabama Autauga Wetumpka
Alabama Baldwin District 3
Alabama Baldwin Division 1
Alabama Baldwin Division 2
Alabama Baldwin Division 3
Alabama Barbour Division 23
Alabama Benton District 28
Alabama Benton Jacksonville
Alabama Benton Subdivision 29
Alabama Benton Subdivision 30
Alabama Bibb E C River
Alabama Bibb W C River
Alabama Blount Subdivision 17
Alabama Blount Subdivision 18
Alabama Butler Beat 1
Alabama Butler Beat 2
Alabama Butler Beat 3
Alabama Butler Beat 4
Alabama Butler Beat 6
Alabama Butler Beat 7
Alabama Butler Beat 8
Alabama Butler Beat 9
Alabama Butler Greenville
Alabama Butler Township 11
Alabama Chambers District 19
Alabama Chambers District 19 and A Half
Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas
Arkansas Arkansas Crockett
Arkansas Arkansas Douglass
Arkansas Arkansas Old River
Arkansas Arkansas Polk
Arkansas Arkansas Prairie
Arkansas Arkansas Villemont
Arkansas Ashley Beech Creek
Arkansas Ashley Carter
Arkansas Ashley De Bastrop
Arkansas Ashley Egypt
Arkansas Ashley Extra
Arkansas Ashley Mill Creek
Arkansas Ashley Union
Arkansas Ashley White
Arkansas Izard Blue Mountain
Arkansas Union Boone Township
Arkansas Union Brown
Arkansas Union Cornie
Arkansas Union Eldorado
Arkansas Union Franklin
Arkansas Union Harrison
Arkansas Union Jackson
Arkansas Union Johnson
Arkansas Union Lapile
Arkansas Union Van Buren
Arkansas Union Wilmington
Arkansas Union Master Index
Arkansas Van Buren Cadron
Arkansas Van Buren Craig Township
Arkansas Van Buren Giles
Arkansas Van Buren Griggs
Arkansas Van Buren Hartsugg
Arkansas Van Buren Independence
Arkansas Van Buren Red River
Arkansas Van Buren Sugarloaf
Arkansas Van Buren Union
Arkansas Van Buren War Eagle
District of Columbia
Louisana Claiborne
Minnesota Territory
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico Territory
New York
North Carolina
Ohio Logan Miami
Oregon Territory
Pennsylvania Greene Aleppo
Pennsylvania Greene Center
Pennsylvania Greene Centre
Pennsylvania Greene Cumberland
Pennsylvania Greene Dunkard
Pennsylvania Greene Franklin
Pennsylvania Greene Green
Pennsylvania Greene Greene
Pennsylvania Greene Jackson
Pennsylvania Greene Jefferson
Pennsylvania Greene Marrion
Pennsylvania Greene Monongahela
Pennsylvania Greene Morgan
Pennsylvania Greene Morris
Pennsylvania Greene Perry
Pennsylvania Greene Richhill
Pennsylvania Greene Washington
Pennsylvania Greene Wayne
Pennsylvania Greene Whiteley
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Alexandria
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Barree
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Birmingham
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Brady
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Cass
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Clay
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Cromwell
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Dublin
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Franklin
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Henderson
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Hopewell
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Huntingdon
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Jackson
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Morris
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Penn
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Petersburg
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Porter
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Shirley
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Shirleysburg
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Springfield
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Tell
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Todd
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Union
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Walker
Pennsylvania Huntingdon Warriors Mark
Pennsylvania Huntingdon West
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee Gibson District 18
Texas Anderson
Texas Andrews
Texas Angelina
Texas Aransas
Texas Archer
Texas Armstrong
Texas Atascosa
Texas Austin
Texas Bailey
Texas Bandera
Texas Bastrop
Texas Baylor
Texas Bee
Texas Bell
Texas Bexar
Texas Blanco
Texas Borden
Texas Bosque
Texas Bowie
Texas Brazoria
Texas Brazos
Texas Brewster
Texas Briscoe
Texas Brooks
Texas Brown
Texas Burleson
Texas Burnet
Texas Caldwell
Texas Calhoun
Texas Callahan
Texas Cameron
Texas Camp
Texas Carson
Texas Cass
Texas Castro
Texas Chambers
Texas Cherokee
Texas Childress
Texas Clay
Texas Cochran
Texas Coke
Texas Coleman
Texas Collin
Texas Collingsworth
Texas Colorado
Texas Comal
Texas Comanche
Texas Concho
Texas Cooke
Texas Coryell
Texas Cottle
Texas Crane
Texas Crockett
Texas Crosby
Texas Culberson
Texas Dallam
Texas Dallas
Texas Dawson
Texas DeWitt
Texas Deaf Smith
Texas Delta
Texas Denton
Texas Dickens
Texas Dimmit
Texas Donley
Texas Duval
Texas Eastland
Texas Ector
Texas Edwards
Texas El Paso
Texas Ellis
Texas Erath
Texas Falls
Texas Fannin
Texas Fayette
Texas Fisher
Texas Floyd
Texas Foard
Texas Fort Bend
Texas Franklin
Texas Freestone
Texas Frio
Texas Gaines
Texas Galveston
Texas Garza
Texas Gillespie
Texas Glasscock
Texas Goliad
Texas Gonzales
Texas Gray
Texas Grayson
Texas Gregg
Texas Grimes
Texas Guadalupe
Texas Hale
Texas Hall
Texas Hamilton
Texas Hansford
Texas Hardeman
Texas Hardin
Texas Harris
Texas Harrison
Texas Hartley
Texas Haskell
Texas Hays
Texas Hemphill
Texas Henderson
Texas Hidalgo
Texas Hill
Texas Hockley
Texas Hood
Texas Hopkins
Texas Houston
Texas Howard
Texas Hudspeth
Texas Hunt
Texas Hutchinson
Texas Irion
Texas Jack
Texas Jackson
Texas Jasper
Texas Jeff Davis
Texas Jefferson
Texas Jim Hogg
Texas Jim Wells
Texas Johnson
Texas Jones
Texas Karnes
Texas Kaufman
Texas Kendall
Texas Kenedy
Texas Kent
Texas Kerr
Texas Kimble
Texas King
Texas Kinney
Texas Kleberg
Texas Knox
Texas La Salle
Texas Lamar
Texas Lamb
Texas Lampasas
Texas Lavaca
Texas Lee
Texas Leon
Texas Liberty
Texas Limestone
Texas Lipscomb
Texas Live Oak
Texas Llano
Texas Loving
Texas Lubbock
Texas Lynn
Texas Madison
Texas Marion
Texas Martin
Texas Mason
Texas Matagorda
Texas Maverick
Texas McCullough
Texas McLennan
Texas McMullen
Texas Medina
Texas Menard
Texas Midland
Texas Milam
Texas Mills
Texas Mitchell
Texas Montague
Texas Montgomery
Texas Moore
Texas Morris
Texas Motley
Texas Nacogdoches
Texas Navarro
Texas Newton
Texas Nolan
Texas Nueces
Texas Ochiltree
Utah Territory


  1. "United States Census Bureau", website online, (https://www.census.gov/history/www/through_the_decades/overview/1850.html); accessed 26 April 2020.
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  3. "1850 Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States", Internet Archive.org, database of microform images online, (https://archive.org/search.php?query=title%3A%28Population+Schedules+of+the+seventh+census+of+the+United+States%29&sort=titleSorter; accessed 17 April 2020); United States Bureau of the Census; United States National Archives and Records Service.
  4. Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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