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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

Albert Halsey 15 1854 Indiana White Summerset, Adair, IA Male
Amanda Halsey 5 1864 Iowa White Summerset, Adair, IA Female
Amos Halsey 51 1818 Pennsylvania White Summerset, Adair, IA Male
Anna Halsey 7 1862 Indiana White Summerset, Adair, IA Female
Margrett Halsey 44 1825 Ohio White Summerset, Adair, IA Female

Abraham L Halsey 3 1866 Iowa White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Male
Angeline Halsey 14 1855 Iowa White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Female
Frank Halsey 1 1868 Iowa White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Male
Harrison Halsey 22 1847 New York White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Male
Jerusha Halsey 45 1824 New York White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Female
Job D Halsey 65 1804 New York White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Male
John N Halsey 24 1845 New York White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Male
Lucy Halsey 13 1856 Iowa White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Female
Luella Halsey 10 1859 Iowa White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Female
Rosetta Halsey 6 1863 Iowa White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Female
van reansoler Halsey 15 1854 Iowa White Franklin, Allamakee, IA Male

Gerome Halsey 25 1844 New York White Fox, Black Hawk, IA Male
Hannah L Halsey 26 1843 New York White Fox, Black Hawk, IA Female
Jennie M Halsey 3 1866 New York White Fox, Black Hawk, IA Female
Wm M Halsey 1 1868 Iowa White Fox, Black Hawk, IA Male
Anthony P Halsey 25 1844 New Jersey White Waterloo Ward 1, Black Hawk, IA Male

Amey Halsey 5 1864 New York White Cass, Cass, IA Female
Charles Halsey 13 1856 New York White Cass, Cass, IA Male
Geo Halsey 53 1816 New York White Cass, Cass, IA Male
George Halsey 16 1853 New York White Cass, Cass, IA Male
thankfull Halsey 47 1822 New York White Cass, Cass, IA Female

Harvey Halsey 11 1858 New York White Stacyville, Mitchell, IA Male
Mary Halsey 71 1798 Massachusetts White Stacyville, Mitchell, IA Female

Alonso Halsey 30 1839 New York White Wayne, Monroe, IA Male
Anna Halsey 9.12 Iowa White Wayne, Monroe, IA Female
Caroline Halsey 30 1839 Kentucky White Wayne, Monroe, IA Female
Mary Halsey 3 1866 New York White Wayne, Monroe, IA Female

Charlotte E Halsey 18 1851 Iowa White Highland, Winneshiek, IA Female
elerna a Halsey 4 1865 Iowa White Highland, Winneshiek, IA Female
Elihu T Halsey 7 1862 Iowa White Highland, Winneshiek, IA Male
James W J Halsey 12 1857 Minnesota White Highland, Winneshiek, IA Male

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