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From: Merritt Mullen <>
Subject: Re: Census age categories (11) in 1820 . . .?
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 1996 18:46:18 -0800
Tom Camfield wrote:
> A kind soul sent me some figures from the 1820 census in one of the slave
> states. The male and female categories numbered 11 each.
> My friend identified the first six age groups (from under-10 to
> 45-and-older), but we both are in the dark as to the remaining 5
> categories. I doubt they account for all the slaves, unless this head of
> household was hiring a helluva lot of white plantation help. There already
> are a total of 20 males shown in the 16-26, 26-45 and 45-and-older age
> Anyone have a ready handle on this?
> Tom Camfield -
In addition to the 11 age columns (6 male, 5 female), there are also
- # of foreigners not naturalized
- # of persons engaged in agriculture, commerce, manufacturing (3
- # of other persons, except Indians, not taxed
Have I missed some?
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