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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

Maria Halsey 72 1797 Virginia Colored Ward 4, Concordia, LA Female

Allick Halsey 46 1823 North Carolina Colored New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, LA Male
Allick Halsey 10 1859 Louisiana Colored New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, LA Male
Carrie Halsey 27 1842 New York White New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, LA Female
Edmond Halsey 48 1821 New York White New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, LA Male
Ellen Halsey 14 1855 Louisiana Colored New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, LA Female
Emily Halsey 2 1867 Louisiana White New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, LA Female
John Halsey 18 1851 Louisiana Colored New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, LA Male
Julia Halsey 12 1857 Louisiana Colored New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, LA Female
Mathilde Halsey 40 1829 Maryland Colored New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, LA Female
Ned Halsey 8 1861 Louisiana Colored New Orleans Ward 1, Orleans, LA Male
Francis E Halsey 27 1842 New Jersey White New Orleans Ward 3, Orleans, LA Female
Francis M Halsey 3 1866 Louisiana White New Orleans Ward 3, Orleans, LA Female
Maria Halsey 38 1831 Louisiana Colored New Orleans Ward 3, Orleans, LA Female
Robert T Hains Halsey 4 1865 New Jersey White New Orleans Ward 3, Orleans, LA Male
Rosalia V Halsey 1 1868 New Jersey White New Orleans Ward 3, Orleans, LA Female
William Halsey 31 1838 New Jersey White New Orleans Ward 3, Orleans, LA Male

Hebe Halsey 65 1804 Louisiana Colored Not Stated, Plaquemines, LA Female

Frederick Halsey 45 1824 Louisiana Colored 3 ward, St Charles, LA Male
James Halsey 2 1867 Louisiana Colored 3 ward, St Charles, LA Male
Joseph Halsey 22 1847 Louisiana Colored 3 ward, St Charles, LA Male
Madeline Halsey 18 1851 Louisiana Colored 3 ward, St Charles, LA Female
Mary Halsey 19 1850 Louisiana Colored 3 ward, St Charles, LA Female
Paul Halsey 3 1866 Louisiana Colored 3 ward, St Charles, LA Male
Sally Halsey 42 1827 Louisiana Colored 3 ward, St Charles, LA Female

Alex Halsey 17 1852 Louisiana Colored Ward 3, St Landry, LA Male
easther Halsey 13 1856 Louisiana Colored Ward 3, St Landry, LA Female
Hodge Halsey 5 1864 Louisiana Colored Ward 3, St Landry, LA Male
John Halsey 7 1862 Louisiana Colored Ward 3, St Landry, LA Male
Lavinia Halsey 1 1868 Louisiana Colored Ward 3, St Landry, LA Female
Maria Halsey 40 1829 North Carolina Colored Ward 3, St Landry, LA Female

George Halsey 8 1861 Arkansas Colored Ward 3, Tangipahoa, LA Male
Zack Halsey 48 1821 North Carolina Colored Ward 3, Tangipahoa, LA Male

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