Agricultural Schedules - Available only for 1850-1880 census years. Schedules recorded statistics on farms, plantations, and market gardens. Information includes: names of owners, agents, and managers, acreage of land, value of farm, machinery and livestock, amount of wool, cotton, grain, etc. produced, and the value of animals. Read more about agricultural schedules.
Industry Schedules - (see Manufacturers)
Manufacturers Schedules - Available only for 1820, 1850-1880 census years. Schedules collect information about manufacturing, mining, fishing, and mercantile, commercial, and trading businesses with an annual gross product of $500 or more. Information includes: name of company or individual, description of the business, amount of capital invested, the quantity and value of resources used, the quantity of yearly production, and the number of individuals hired. The 1870 schedule made distinctions between child and adult labor. The 1880 schedule classified companies into categories. Read more about manufacturers/industry schedules.
Mortality Schedules - Available only for 1850-1880 census years. The mortality schedule lists who died within the previous 12 months. Information includes: name, age, month of death, cause of death, state of birth, occupation, and an ID number. Read more about mortality schedules.
Slave Schedules - Available for only 1850-1860 census years. The slave schedules list the slave holder with alife of slaves by age and gender; however, slave schedules fail to list the names of slaves, with a very few exceptions. Read more about slave schedules.
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