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Troup County, Georgia
Census: 1860 Slaveholder Schedule
Format by C. W. Barnum
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The 1860 Census did not mention the names of African Americans unless they were Free. The 1860 for Troup County only had thirty-seven free Blacks listed. The 1860 Slave Schedule listed the names of the Slaveholders, but not the names of the slaves. This exhibit shows those Slaveholders to enable researchers to find evidence of an ancestor through the slaveholder data.  By finding surname of the Slaveholder, a researcher may then examine the actual slave schedule for additional information gender and age of the slaves.

1860 was the last year that slaves were held and thus reported on the census. In the 1870 census, free Blacks were enumerated, but the majority did not use the surnames of former slaveholders. A complicating factor for research is the fact  a migration of former slaves took place after the Civil War to other counties and other states such as Texas, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Kansas according to Tom Blake, author of  the Largest Slaveholder Project in 2002. Mr. Blade reported these facts for the 1860 Slaveholder Schedule fro Troup County.

Number of Slaves was 10,002
769 Slaveholders
1,359 farms of 500-999 acres
82 farms of over 999 acres
1860 Troup County population included 6,223 Whites, 37 "Free Colored" and 10,002 slaves
1870 Troup County population included 6,408 Whites, and 11,224 "Colored" Slaveholder listings by number of Slaves
Submitted by C. W. Barnum
Source: University of Virginia Library

Slaves

 by Age

Number
Male slaves 100 years of age and over 0
Female slaves 100 years of age and over 2
Male slaves 90-99 years of age 5
Female slaves 90-99 years of age 0
Male slaves 80-89 years of age 10
Female slaves 80-89 years of age 9
Male slaves 70-79 years of age 30
Female slaves 70-79 years of age 36
Male slaves 60-69 years of age 100
Female slaves 60-69 years of age 81
Male slaves 50-59 years of age 138
Female slaves 50-59 years of age 110
Male slaves 40-49 years of age 304
Female slaves 40-49 years of age 295
Male slaves 30-39 years of age 561
Female slaves 30-39 years of age 629
Male slaves 20-29 years of age 986
Female slaves 20-29 years of age 990
Male slaves 15-19 years of age 627
Female slaves 15-19 years of age 626
Male slaves

10-14 years of age 592
Female slaves 10-14 years of age 569
Male slaves 5-9 years of age 671
Female slaves  5-9 years of age 676
Male slaves 1-4 years of age 879
Female slaves 1-4 years of age 893
Male slaves under 1 year of age 98
Female slaves under 1 year of age 85
Male slaves of unknown age 0
Female slaves of unknown age 0
Total Male slaves   5,001
Total Female slaves   5,001

Slaveholders

  Number
slaveholders holding 1 slave 72
slaveholders holding 2 slaves 57
slaveholders holding 3 slaves 60
slaveholders holding 4 slaves 46
slaveholders holding 5 slaves 54
slaveholders holding 6 slaves 33
slaveholders holding 7 slaves 45
slaveholders holding 8 slaves 32
slaveholders holding 9 slaves 29
slaveholders holding 10-14 slaves 110
slaveholders holding 15-19 slaves 77
slaveholders holding 20-29 slaves 73
slaveholders holding 30-39 slaves 39
slaveholders holding 40-49 slaves 13
slaveholders holding 50-69 slaves 21
slaveholders holding 70-99 slaves 4
slaveholders holding 100-199 slaves 4
slaveholders holding 200-299 slaves 0
slaveholders holding 300-499 slaves 0
slaveholders holding 500-999 slaves 0
slaveholders holding over 999 slaves 0

Free Population

  Number
Free White Population   6,260
Free Black Population   0,037