HALSEY CENSUS RECORDS
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
This database is certain to prove useful for those
seeking early American ancestors.
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
William Dollarhide, The Census Book: A Genealogist's
Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes,
Heritage Quest: Bountiful, UT, 2000.
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.
Name / Age in1870 / Est Birth
Year / Birthplace / Race / Home In 1870 / Gender
A Halsey 11 1858 Tennessee Colored District 2, Madison,
A Halsey 35 1834 Tennessee Colored District 2, Madison,
F Halsey 1 1868 Tennessee Colored District 2, Madison, TN
J Halsey 3 1866 Tennessee Colored District 2, Madison, TN
J Halsey 30 1839 Tennessee Colored District 2, Madison,
R Halsey 13 1856 Tennessee Colored District 2, Madison,
W Halsey 2 1867 Tennessee Colored District 2, Madison, TN
W Halsey 8 1861 Tennessee Colored District 2, Madison, TN
W Halsey 5 1864 Tennessee Colored District 2, Madison, TN
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updated on March 5, 2004.