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HOLSEY -- Federal Census Records -- 1860

Description:

This database details those persons enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1860 Federal Census, copied from the National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, M653, 1438 rolls. (If you do not initially find the name on the page that you are linked to, try a few pages forward or backward, as sometimes different pages had the same page number.)

Enumerators of the 1860 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 of persons over age fifteen; value of real estate; whether married within the previous year; whether deaf, dumb, blind, insane, a pauper, or a convict; 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.

Few, if any, records reveal as many details about individuals and families as do the U.S. federal censuses. The population schedules are successive "snapshots" of Americans that depict where and how they were living at particular periods in the past. Because of this, the census is often the best starting point for genealogical research after home sources have been exhausted.

This release includes the records for the following states: Georgia.

Extended Description:
The United States was the first country to call for a regularly held census. The Constitution required that a census of all "Persons...excluding Indians not taxed" be performed to determine the collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the House of Representatives. The first nine censuses from 1790 to 1870 were organized under the United States Federal Court system. Each district was assigned a U.S. marshal who hired other marshals to administer the census. Governors were responsible for enumeration in territories.

The official enumeration day of the 1860 census was 1 June 1860. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. By 1860, there were a total of thirty-three states in the Union, with Minnesota and Oregon being the latest editions. There were no substantial state- or district-wide losses.

Taken from Szucs, Loretto Dennis, "Research in Census Records." In The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, ed. Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1997).

William Dollarhide, The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes, Heritage Quest: Bountiful, Utah, 2000.

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1860 United States Federal Census. M653, 1438 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

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Name - Age in 1860 - Est. Birth Year - Birthplace - Race - Home in 1860 - Gender

Alabama

James C Holsey 39 1820 Georgia Eastern Division, Barbour, Alabama Male
Sarah L Holsey 25 1834 Georgia Eastern Division, Barbour, Alabama Female
Louisa M Holsey 3 1856 Georgia Eastern Division, Barbour, Alabama Female
James G Holsey 2 1857 Georgia Eastern Division, Barbour, Alabama Male
hapkins Holsey 3.12 Alabama Eastern Division, Barbour, Alabama Male

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Georgia

Julia M Holsey 30 1829 Georgia Athens, Clarke, Georgia Female

Gid Holsey 33 1826 Georgia (country) Not Stated, Hancock, Georgia Male
Caroline Holsey 25 1834 Georgia (country) Not Stated, Hancock, Georgia Female
Lucinda Holsey 4 1855 Georgia (country) Not Stated, Hancock, Georgia Female
Gid Holsey 2 1857 Georgia (country) Not Stated, Hancock, Georgia Male

Nathan Holsey 24 1835 South Carolina District 1081, Paulding, Georgia Male

Thomas Holsey 52 1807 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Male
Nancy C Holsey 44 1815 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Female
Joel A Holsey 21 1838 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Male
James W Holsey 19 1840 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Male
John G Holsey 13 1846 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Male
Martha C Holsey 17 1842 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Female
Mary J Holsey 11 1848 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Female
Rebecca N Holsey 8 1851 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Female
Cornelia F Holsey 2 1857 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Female
Robert F Holsey 24 1835 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Male
Mary E Holsey 25 1834 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Female
Mary E Holsey 4 1855 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Female
Sarah J Holsey 2 1857 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Female
William T Holsey 2.12 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Male
James K Holsey 50 1809 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Male
Mary E Holsey 17 1842 Georgia Not Stated, Pike, Georgia Female

Julius A Holsey 24 1835 North Carolina Georgia Militia District 757, Taylor, Georgia Male
Martha E Holsey 20 1839 Georgia Georgia Militia District 757, Taylor, Georgia Female
Mary E Holsey 1 1858 Georgia Georgia Militia District 757, Taylor, Georgia Female

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Iowa

Alfred R Holsey 40 1819 New York Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Male
Sarah P Holsey 28 1831 Missouri Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Female
rosalphi a Holsey 9 1850 Iowa Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Female
Cora Holsey 2 1857 Illinois Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Female
Radcliff D Holsey 29 1830 New York Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Male
Pressley Ann Holsey 20 1839 Missouri Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Female
Mary P Holsey 1 1858 Missouri Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Female
James Holsey 35 1824 Pennsylvania Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Male
Maria Holsey 35 1824 New York Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Female
Ella May Holsey 5 1854 Iowa Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Female
Clara Holsey 4 1855 Iowa Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Female
Benjamin Holsey 23 1836 Pennsylvania Keokuk Ward 1, Lee, Iowa Male

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