1856 - Haralson County - US census (conducted 1860)

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Transcription of US census from microfilm below by Elizabeth Robertson


2810 free persons

The names of free persons are recorded

Alphabetically, surnames A through K (name, age, birthplace, and index only)
Alphabetically, surnames L through Z (name, age, birthplace, and index only)

Microfilm reel M653-126, page 315 (full data, referenced by alphabetic indicies above)
Microfilm reel M653-126, page 339 (full data, referenced by alphabetic indicies above)
Microfilm reel M653-126, page 364 (full data, referenced by alphabetic indicies above)


227 enslaved persons (2 fugitive)

The names of enslaved persons are not recorded

Alphabetically by owner surname (most data and index)
Pages 172, 172-B, 173, 173-B (full data, referenced by alphabetic index above)


Total population = 227 + 2810 = 3037

Percent enslaved = 227 / 3037 = 7.5%

Percent masters = 67 / 3037 = 2.2%



Slaves held  Slave owner
227All 67 slave owners
18WESTBROOKS, JAMES
16ROBINSON, JOHN
11BLACKBURN, JOHN B
11GOGGANS, JONAH
8 HEAD, DANIEL B
8 SOCKWELL, WILLIAM
6 GARISON, TEMPA L
6 KILGORE, ROBERT
6 LITTLE, MARY
6 LITTLE, THOMAS J
6 MURKERSON, RINIFF
5 BROWN, ROLLING
5 NEW, ELIJA
5 TAYLOR, HENRY
5 WALTIN, ABNER
4 ALDRIDGE, RABELLA
4 GARNER, JOSEPH
4 HALE, JOHN
4 HARPER, M G
4 HUBBARD, BURTIN
4 LITTLE, JOSEPH
4 MANN, G H
4 MANN, JESSEY
4 MOORE, WYATT
4 PALMORE, GEORGE
4 WILKERSON, CALVIN
3 BROWNING, MARY
3 DRESKEL, ROBERT
3 GREEN, ALFRED
3 KIRK, JOHN
3 MANN, WILLIAM
3 TOMLINGSON, SARAH
3 WALDROP, THOMAS E
2 GOLDEN, ELIJAH
2 GRAY, JOHN
2 HARPER, WILLIAM J
2 MCCURLEY, JOHN
2 PERRYMAN, M A
2 WINBURN, WILLIAM
1 AKERS, SAMUEL
1 ALDRIDGE, JOSEPH
1 ALLDRIDGE, ISBELA
1 BANE, JOHN
1 BEVIL, NANCY
1 BUCY, NEWTON
1 DEAN, ABSOLOM
1 DRIVER, GOODRIDGE
1 EVES, LONGINO
1 FOOT, JOHN D
1 FOOT, WALTON G
1 GARISON, L L, EMP.
1 GOGGANS, ALEXANDER
1 MANN, JOHN
1 MCBRIDE, WILLIAM
1 MCCOOKEL, JANE
1 MOSELEY, WILLIAM
1 MURPHY, JAMES H
1 MURPHY, JAMES H (sic., listed twice)
1 ROBINSON, HOVIL H.
1 ROBINSON, JAMES
1 ROBINSON, M M, EMPLOYER
1 ROLLING BROWN, EMP
1 ROLLING, THOMAS
1 SMITH, ODEAS, OWNER
1 SOCKWELL, ANDERSON J
1 THRASH, WILLIAM J
1 TOMLINSON, JOHN W


By 1856, the importation of slaves into the
United States had been banned for 48 years.



"First cotton gin" as illustrated in
Harper's weekly, 1869 Dec. 18, p. 813.
By 1856, cotton was Dixie's most vital crop.



In 1856, this Boston poster was 5 years old. It reflects the operation of the (second) Fugitive Slave Law passed in 1850.