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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

Mary Halsey 1 1868 Arkansas White Carrollton, Boone, AR Female
Nancy D Halsey 25 1844 Arkansas White Carrollton, Boone, AR Female
Taylor Halsey 25 1844 Arkansas White Carrollton, Boone, AR Male
A A Halsey 15 1854 Arkansas White Long Creek, Boone, AR Female
Alfred Halsey 40 1829 Georgia White Long Creek, Boone, AR Male
H L Halsey 4 1865 Missouri White Long Creek, Boone, AR Female
Havey C Halsey 36 1833 Indiana White Long Creek, Boone, AR Female
Hiram Halsey 1 1868 Missouri White Long Creek, Boone, AR Male
L A Halsey 13 1856 Arkansas White Long Creek, Boone, AR Female
S J Halsey 9 1860 Missouri White Long Creek, Boone, AR Female
Wm T Halsey 17 1852 Arkansas White Long Creek, Boone, AR Male

Harriette Halsey 19 1850 Georgia White Railroad, Chicot, AR Female
Wm Halsey 30 1839 Georgia White Railroad, Chicot, AR Male

Charley Halsey 1 1868 Arkansas White Manchester, Clark, AR Female
Jno H Halsey 29 1840 Arkansas White Manchester, Clark, AR Male
Martha Halsey 3 1866 Arkansas White Manchester, Clark, AR Female
Rachel Halsey 25 1844 Georgia White Manchester, Clark, AR Female

Andrew Halsey 3 1866 Arkansas White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Male
Benjamin Halsey 11 1858 Mississippi White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Male
Edward Halsey 25 1844 Mississippi White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Male
Eliza Halsey 23 1846 Mississippi White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Female
Elizabeth Halsey 23 1846 Mississippi White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Female
Ida Halsey 1 1868 Arkansas White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Female
Jemima Halsey 26 1843 Mississippi White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Female
Malissia Halsey 17 1852 Mississippi White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Female
Mary Halsey 37 1832 South Carolina White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Female
Ransom Halsey 61 1808 North Carolina White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Male
Rosa Halsey 14 1855 Mississippi White Mill Creek, Drew, AR Female

Bertha Halsey 10 1859 Arkansas Colored Big Rock, Pulaski, AR Female
Caroline Halsey 36 1833 Alabama Colored Big Rock, Pulaski, AR Female
Joseph Halsey 8 1861 Arkansas Colored Big Rock, Pulaski, AR Male
Phillip Halsey 14 1855 Arkansas Colored Big Rock, Pulaski, AR Male
Celia Halsey 2 1867 Arkansas White Little Rock, Pulaski, AR Female
David Halsey 37 1832 Ohio White Little Rock, Pulaski, AR Male
Fred D Halsey 8 1861 Wisconsin White Little Rock, Pulaski, AR Male
George Halsey 5 1864 Missouri White Little Rock, Pulaski, AR Male
Hezekiah Halsey 35 1834 New York White Little Rock, Pulaski, AR Male
Julia J Halsey 29 1840 New York White Little Rock, Pulaski, AR Female
Maria Halsey 26 1843 Missouri White Little Rock, Pulaski, AR Female

Abram Halsey 30 1839 Mississippi Colored Union, St Francis, AR Male
Frank Halsey 20 1849 Arkansas Colored Union, St Francis, AR Male
George A Halsey 8 1861 Mississippi Colored Union, St Francis, AR Female
Lavisa Halsey 31 1838 Tennessee Colored Union, St Francis, AR Female
Levi Halsey 4 1865 Arkansas Colored Union, St Francis, AR Male
Pricilla Halsey 15 1854 Mississippi Colored Union, St Francis, AR Female

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