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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

A G Halsey 49 1820 Georgia White Fairburn, Campbell, GA
Arther Halsey 12 1857 Georgia White Fairburn, Campbell, GA Male
blonce Halsey 8 1861 Georgia White Fairburn, Campbell, GA Female
Boyce Halsey 10 1859 Georgia White Fairburn, Campbell, GA Female
Elisa Halsey 38 1831 Georgia White Fairburn, Campbell, GA Female
Jenings Halsey 5 1864 Georgia White Fairburn, Campbell, GA Male

Polly Halsey 30 1839 Georgia White District 8, Chatham, GA Female
Robert Halsey 40 1829 Georgia White District 8, Chatham, GA Male
Thursday Halsey 60 1809 Georgia White District 8, Chatham, GA Male
Alexina Halsey 14 1855 Georgia Colored Savannah, Chatham, GA Female

Hopkins Halsey 9 1860 Alabama White Georgia Militia District 431, Clay, GA Male
James G Halsey 11 1858 Georgia White Georgia Militia District 431, Clay, GA Male
Louisa Halsey 13 1856 Georgia White Georgia Militia District 431, Clay, GA Female
Sarah Halsey 31 1838 Georgia White Georgia Militia District 431, Clay, GA Female
Susan Halsey 7 1862 Alabama White Georgia Militia District 431, Clay, GA Female
William Halsey 5 1864 Georgia White Georgia Militia District 431, Clay, GA Male

Arley Halsey 30 1839 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Female
Cicero Halsey 13 1856 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Male
Jim Halsey 10 1859 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Male
Joe Halsey 14 1855 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Male
John Halsey 6 1863 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Male
Josephine Halsey 33 1836 Georgia White Atlanta, Fulton, GA Female
Josiah Halsey 2 1867 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Male
Lucinda Halsey 6 1863 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Female
Mary Halsey 10 1859 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Female
Mattie Halsey 8 1861 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Female
Ollie Halsey 40 1829 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Female
Ollie Halsey 42 1827 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Female
Susan Halsey 9 1860 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Female
Tallulah Halsey 8 1861 Georgia Colored Atlanta, Fulton, GA Female

Cylva Halsey 14 1855 Georgia White Not Stated, Pike, GA Female
George Halsey 17 1852 Georgia White Not Stated, Pike, GA Male
Ida Halsey 2 1867 Georgia White Not Stated, Pike, GA Female
James W Halsey 25 1844 Georgia White Not Stated, Pike, GA Male
Sarah Halsey 24 1845 Georgia White Not Stated, Pike, GA Female

Alex Halsey 72 1797 North Carolina Colored Augusta, Richmond, GA Male
Chlora Halsey 60 1809 South Carolina Colored Augusta, Richmond, GA Female
Mila Halsey 50 1819 Georgia Colored Augusta, Richmond, GA Female
Pompey Halsey 65 1804 North Carolina Colored Augusta, Richmond, GA Male

Arnold Halsey 14 1855 Georgia Colored Mount Zion, Spalding, GA Male
Mary Halsey 55 1814 Georgia Colored Mount Zion, Spalding, GA Female

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