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HALSEY CENSUS RECORDS
1870

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Description:
This database details those persons enumerated in the 1870 United States Federal Census, the Ninth Census of the United States. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1870 Federal Census, copied from the National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, M593, 1761 rolls; part of Minnesota T132. (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 1870 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 at last birthday (if a child was under one year of age, months of age were to be stated as fractions, such as 1/12); sex; color; profession; occupation or trade of every male and female; value of real estate; place of birth; whether mother and father were of foreign birth; whether born or married within the year and the month; those who could not read; those who could not write; whether deaf, dumb, blind, or insane or "idiotic". 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.

This census includes every name indexes for every U.S. state and territory in 1870 and links to the actual census images.

This database is certain to prove useful for those seeking early American ancestors.

Additional Information
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 1790-1870 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 1870 census was 1 June 1870. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. The 1870 census form called for the dwelling houses to be numbered in the order of visitation; families numbered in order of visitation; and the name of every person whose place of abode on the first day of June 1870 was with the family.

Taken from Chapter 5: Research in Census Records, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Loretto Dennis Szucs; edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997).

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

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003-. Indexed by Ancestry.com from microfilmed schedules of the 1870 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1870 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003. Original data: Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1870 Federal Population Census. M593, 1,761 rolls; part of Minnesota T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

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Name / Age in1870 / Est Birth Year / Birthplace / Race / Home In 1870 / Gender

George T Halsey 18 1851 Alabama White Beat 1, Chambers, AL Male
James C Halsey 16 1853 Alabama White Beat 1, Chambers, AL Male
Joseph R Halsey 7 1862 Alabama White Beat 1, Chambers, AL Male
Liza Halsey 48 1821 South Carolina White Beat 1, Chambers, AL Female
Liza H Halsey 12 1857 Alabama White Beat 1, Chambers, AL Female
William Halsey 14 1855 Alabama White Beat 1, Chambers, AL Male
William Halsey 65 1804 Georgia White Beat 1, Chambers, AL Male

Burt Halsey 13 1856 Alabama Mulatto Township 14, Choctaw, AL Male
James Halsey 20 1849 Alabama Colored Township 14, Choctaw, AL Male
Richard Halsey 40 1829 Alabama Mulatto Township 14, Choctaw, AL Male

Catharine Halsey 30 1839 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Female
Emma L Halsey 2 1867 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Female
Harry L Halsey 4 1865 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Male
James Halsey 10 1859 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Male
James Halsey 88 1781 North Carolina White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Male
Kate Halsey 18 1851 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Female
Lelia Halsey 7 1862 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Female
Mariah Halsey 48 1821 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Female
Mary E Halsey 28 1841 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Female
Olando Halsey 9 1860 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Male
Olando Halsey 31 1838 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Male
Richard Halsey 55 1814 Virginia White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Male
William Halsey 34 1835 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Male
William G Halsey 7 1862 Alabama White Tuscumbia, Colbert, AL Male

George Halsey 14 1855 Mississippi White Selma, Dallas, AL Male
Ida Halsey 1 1868 Alabama White Selma, Dallas, AL Female
James Halsey 35 1834 Mississippi White Selma, Dallas, AL Male
Laura Halsey 33 1836 Louisiana White Selma, Dallas, AL Female
May Halsey 12 1857 Mississippi White Selma, Dallas, AL Female

Columbus Halsey 21 1848 Virginia Colored Tuskegee, Macon, AL Male

Catharine Halsey 49 1820 Tennessee White Huntsville, Madison, AL Female
Charlie Halsey 18 1851 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Male
Emma Halsey 28 1841 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Female
George Halsey 8 1861 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Male
Henry Halsey 54 1815 Virginia White Huntsville, Madison, AL Male
James Halsey 19 1850 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Male
John Halsey 15 1854 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Male
Julia Halsey 6 1863 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Female
Laura Halsey 20 1849 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Female
Mattie Halsey 16 1853 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Female
Nelie Halsey 22 1847 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Female
Richard Halsey 12 1857 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Male
Robert Halsey 9 1860 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Male
William Halsey 21 1848 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Male
Willie Halsey 14 1855 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Male
Wm I Halsey 54 1815 Alabama White Huntsville, Madison, AL Male

John Halsey 10 1859 Alabama White Subdivision 35, Morgan, AL Male
Katie Halsey 4 1865 Alabama White Subdivision 35, Morgan, AL Female
Madison Halsey 4/12 1869 Alabama White Subdivision 35, Morgan, AL Male
Martha Halsey 33 1836 Alabama White Subdivision 35, Morgan, AL Female
Mary Halsey 19 1850 Alabama White Subdivision 35, Morgan, AL Female
Saml L Halsey 38 1831 Alabama White Subdivision 35, Morgan, AL Male
Sue Halsey 11 1858 Alabama White Subdivision 35, Morgan, AL Female

Hanna Halsey 8 1861 Alabama Colored Warsaw, Sumter, AL Female
Mitt Halsey 6 1863 Alabama Colored Warsaw, Sumter, AL Female
Pig Halsey 4 1865 Alabama Colored Warsaw, Sumter, AL Male
Rena Halsey 24 1845 Alabama Colored Warsaw, Sumter, AL Female
Thomas Halsey 33 1836 Alabama Colored Warsaw, Sumter, AL Male

Henrietta Halsey 4 1865 Alabama Colored Snow Hill, Wilcox, AL Female
Henry Halsey 30 1839 South Carolina Colored Snow Hill, Wilcox, AL Male
Josephine Halsey 25 1844 Alabama Colored Snow Hill, Wilcox, AL Female
Peggy Halsey 8 1861 Alabama Colored Snow Hill, Wilcox, AL Female

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