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1860 Mortality Schedule

1860 Mortality Schedule - Upson County, Georgia

Upson County Mortality Schedule, 1860 Census

1860 Mortality Schedule, User Notes

Persons included in the Mortality Schedule were intended to be "every person who died during the year ending 1st June, 1860, whose usual place of abode at the time of death was in this family."

All data, including abbreviations, have been transcribed exactly from the microfilmed original, with the following exceptions: Ditto marks (") and the abbreviation (Do.) have been replaced with the data that they refer to. This ensures that, if lines of this database are electronically extracted or resorted, the data will not be confused. Doubtful readings are shown with [?].

COLUMN NAMES that may need explanation:

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The left-hand number column was added by me to show the order in which persons were listed in the original schedule. The numbers are inherent to my database only, and do not represent any numbers on the original schedule.

First Name/Last name

The original record does not separate first and last names. I have done so to facilitate electronic searching or sorting, by those who may desire to do so.

Age

Ages for infants under one year old were given as fractions (example: 3/12 means three months)

Color

W= White, B= Black, M= Mulatto

F/S

F= Free, S= Slave

M/W

M= Married, W= Widowed

*Note: Three slaves (Cynthia, Rochester, and Eliza) near the beginning of the Mortality Schedule were marked "M" for married, then the "M" was lined out. No further slaves were identifed as married or widowed. This apparently reflects the census-taker's decision not to recognize slave marriages for Census purposes.

The 1860 Upson County census was collected by Georgia Militia District. The data in the Mortality Schedule follows the same sequence as the Population Schedule, but without the benefit of recording household numbers. Occasionally, lines in the Mortality Schedule were omitted. I wondered whether these omissions were meant to mark the beginning of a new militia district, but comparison with the Population Schedule ruled out that explanation. I do not know the significance of these blank lines (or whether hey have any significance at all), but I have left them in my transcription.

I have elected not to sort in alphabetical order. Because the order of names in the Mortality Schedule follows the order in which households were visited in the Population Schedule, comparison of the order in which deceased persons were recorded can identify the households in which they died. Numerous households had the same surname. If the Mortality Schedule is sorted alphabetically, it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to associate a particular free dead person with the correct household. The slaves in the Mortality Schedule were listed by first name only, making family identification highly improbable from the start (although there is a theoretical chance to do this using proximity to owners, based on recorded sequence). Arranging slave names alphabetically would make identifying them absolutely impossible.

The Mortality Schedule included a "Remarks" section at the bottom of each page. The following remarks were included by the census-taker for Upson County:

"REMARKS: There has been no disease of a general character in this subdivision, Pneumonia & Typhoid Fever have been most [P?]revelant, Water pure, Oak, Hickory, Chestnut and Pine the chief Timber, some Flint Rock, though the larger portion granite, soil mixed a portion of the county stiff Red Clay the balance a [two illegible words] soil. disease prevailed the past season among the horned cattle mostly affecting the mouths, sometimes the feet, & again the whole body was diseased, spirits of turpentine or a solution of copper[?] used in the early stages of the disease was often successfully used as a wash for the diseased parts. Among the hogs the cholera was unusually fatal, many remedies were used but with little effect, some recovered under medicine & others without any in the early part of this year. Many hogs died with a swelling of the throat (like Quinsy) & generally proved fatal before any remedy could be applied, there are several springs in this county of Medicinal properties (not having been analyzed, I cannot give a description of their qualities[.] No Bills of Mortality are kept.

[signed] James Zorn Asst Marshall"

1860 Mortality Schedule
# First Name Last Name Age Sex Color F/S M/W Place of Birth Month died Occupation Cause of Death Days ill
1 Carrie L. McDonald 19 F
F M Georgia Jany 1860
Affection of Kidneys 8
2 Cynthia
60 F B S M* Georgia Dec 1859 Cook Appoplexy 4
3 Infant
1/12 M B S
Georgia Feby 1860
unknown 1
4 Infant
1/12 M B S
Georgia Feby 1860
unknown 1
5 Rochester
75 M B S M* Virginia Dec 1859 Blacksmith Dropsy of the heart 90
6 Name not recollected 2 M B S
Georgia May
affection of the eyes 1 year
7 Warren Blakely 1 M
F
Georgia Sept 1859
Cholera Infantum 12
8 Name not known 1 M B S
Georgia Oct / 59
Measles 24
9 Infant
3/12 M B S
Georgia Sep / 59
Pneumonia 1
10 Eliza
30 F B S M* So Carolina March /60 House Servant Consumption 120
11 Thomas W Goode 58 M
F W Georgia Nov 59 Atty at law Dropsy of the heart 180
12 Infant
1/12 F
F
Georgia May, 60
Hooping Cough 10
13 Infant
1 day M B S
Georgia May, 60
Not known 1
14 Wm Bryan 74 M
F M N Carolina March Farmer Appoplexy Sudden
15 Clara Bethel 3 F
F
Georgia Decr
Croup 13
16 E J Barnes 28 F
F M Georgia Decr housekeeper Consumption 90
17 Wm A Barnes 1 M
F
Georgia Novr
Cough 90
18 Wm M Harrell 38 M
F
Georgia Decr Farm hand Running Ulcer 330
19 Thos G Rose 68 M
F M Georgia January Farmer Chronic 75
20 Hannah
2 F B S
Georgia Sept
Fits 112
21 Benjamin
7 M B S
Georgia April
Pneumonia 13
22 E C Tlice[?] 5/12 F
F
Georgia Sept
Pneumonia 10
23 William
3 M B S
Georgia June
Not known 1
24 Alford
10/12 M B S
Georgia June
Dysentery 10
25 Charity
1 F B S
Georgia July
Dysentery 12
26 Caroline
1 F B S
Georgia July
affection of Brain 14
27 L F Sherman 18 F
F
Georgia Feby
Dysentery 18
28 name not known 2 F B S
Georgia June
not known not known
29 Julia
10/12 F M S
Georgia Nov
Congestion of Brain 4
30 Infant
1/12 F B S
Georgia Sept
overlaid Sudden
31 W W Cook 56 M
F
N Carolina Jany Lunatic Rupture 125
32 Walter
1 M M S
Georgia May
Pneumonia 12
33 Mark
47 M B S
Georgia Nov Farm hand Pneumonia 25
34 Ann
3 F B S
Alabama Nov
Burnt 1
35 E A W Barron 10/12 F
F
Georgia Jany
Inflammation of Brain 4
36 Elizabeth Mauldin 53 F
F M Georgia June Housewife Dropsy 90
37 Francis Mauldin 55 M
F W Georgia Sept Farmer Apoplexy 4
38 Sam
60 M B S
Africa Jany Farm hand Falling of a Tree 22
39 Eliza
2 F B S
Georgia Oct
Worms 3
40 Thos W Riviere 48 M
F M Georgia Sept Farmer Congestion of Bowels 35
41 Hannibal
2 M B S
Georgia Jany
not known 5
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44 J W Britt 35 M

M So Carolina Oct overseer Disease of Liver 40
45 Charlotte Smith 1 F


Georgia August
Worms 3
46 Louisa Smith 2/12 F


Georgia Decr
Not known 1
47 E S Ward 1 [or 7] F


Georgia Feby
Quinzy 3
48 Sarah
3 F M S
Georgia July
Consumption 62
49 Julia
8/12 F M S
Georgia Sept
Consumption 90
50 Sally
6/12 F M S
Georgia Sept
not known 1
51 M A E Smith 6/12 F


Georgia Jany
not known 1
52 Priscilla
63 F B S
Virginia April
Dropsy 112
53 Jane
2 F B S
Georgia June
Worms 13
54 Matilda
20 F B S
Georgia Decr
Puerperal Fever 10
55 Mary
18 F B S
Georgia Feby
Pneumonia 5
56 Reuben Holloway 31 M
M
Georgia Nov Farmer Consumption 200
57 Charlotte
35 F B S
N Carolina May Farm hand Pneumonia 10
58 Cynthia A Neely 13 F


Georgia March Serving Pneumonia 2
59 A G Taylor 3 M


Georgia April
Burned 1
60 Napoleon Alford 1 M


Georgia May
Diarrhea 75
61 J A Alford 2 F


Georgia July
Teething 7
62 Sarah Evans 1 F


Alabama Sept
Diarrhea 60
63 Anderson
5/12 M B S
Georgia March
overlaid instant
64 Rebecca
52 F M S
N Carolina April
Poison 90
65 E A Gilbert 2 F M S
Georgia Nov
Croup 6
66 James J Rawls 8 M


Georgia Aug
Putrid sore throat 6
67 Infant Rawls 3/hours F


Georgia May
not known sudden
68 Mary Coe 25 F


Georgia Feby Housekeeper Childbed 1
69 Harriet
6/12 F B S
Georgia Nov
Croup 1
70 Edmund
2 M B S
Georgia Nov
Croup 1
71 Ellen
1/12 F M S
Georgia Feby
Fits 4
72 Buck
2 M B S
Georgia Sept
affection of Brain 9
73 Elizabeth
4 F B S
Georgia Oct
Pneumonia 12
74 Susan
1 F B S
Georgia Oct
Pneumonia 12
75 Elizabeth A Owen 20 F


Georgia Dec Serving Suicide by Laudanum 5 hours
76 Rebecca
1 F B S
Georgia March
Burned 60
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78 Joseph Waller 73 M

W Delaware April Farmer Stricture of Bladder 8
79 E J Cox 1/12 F


Alabama Nov
Hives 6
80 Martha A Cochran 20 F

M Georgia March Housekeeper Typhoid Fever 7
81 Susan
2 F M S
Georgia June
Smothered instant
82 Infant child
1/12 F M S
Georgia May
not known 10
83 Wesley
6/12 M B S
Georgia Nov
Convulsions 18
84 George
52 M B S
Maryland Dec Farm hand Not known Instant
85 Joseph
8/12 M M S
Georgia May
Eruption 20
86 Nancy Powell 69 F

W S Carolina June Farmer Dropsy 150
87 J G Whatley 28 M

M Georgia March Physician Consumption 60
88 Sarah
35 F B S
Alabama April Farm hand Not known 30
89 Cyrus
8/12 M B S
Georgia May
Dysentery 3
90 F C Stafford 11 F


Georgia Jany
Inflammation Brain 4
91 H Ford 2/12[?] M


Georgia May
Cholera Infantum 4
92 Selina
20 F M S
Georgia Dec
Burned 1
93 Infant
1/12 F M S
Georgia Dec
Not known 6
94 Rinda
10/12 F B S
Georgia March
Not known instant
95 Mary M C Rose 8 F


Georgia March
affection of the heart 30
96 Jane
3 F B S
Georgia Jany
Dropsy in the head 100
97 ---------- Lacy 1/12 M


Georgia April
Not known 4
98 J McD. Joiner 6 F


Georgia Oct
Croup 6
99 H J Perdue 4 M


Georgia Jany
Inflamation Brain 3
100 Brown
1 M B S
Georgia Jany
Pneumonia 5
101 Frances Mauk 74 F


N Carolina Aug Housekeeper Congestive chill 3
102 Henry
6/12 M B S
Georgia Nov
Inflam Bowels 10
103 George
6/12 M B S
Georgia June
Inflam Bowels 10
104 Frank
9/12 M B S
Georgia Feby
Burned 12
105 J L Stephens 2 F W F
Georgia Sept
scarlet Fever 6
106 W P Stephens 5 F W F
Georgia Sept
scarlet Fever 12
107 Susan
55 F B S
Georgia April
cancer 450
108 Benjamin
8/12 M B S
Georgia Nov
Bold[?] Hives 8
109 Victoria
1/12 F B S
Georgia May
Croup 1
110 Samuel
7/12 M B S
Georgia Dec
Burned 1
111 E. Jackson 42 F

M Georgia Jany Housekeeping Consumption 150
112 Smart
100 M B S
Africa March Farm hand old age 350
113 Clary
4/12 F B S
Georgia March
overlaid instant
114 Thornton
26 M B S
Georgia June Farm hand Dysenterry 3
115 Henry
3 M B S
Georgia July
Dysenterry 10
116 Augustus
1 M M S
Georgia July
Dysenterry 18
117 Lewis
1 M B S
Georgia July
Dysenterry 18
118 Eliza
5 F M S
Georgia July
Bloody flux 6
119 Wm W Parks 3/12 M


Georgia June
cholera Infantum 5
120 Isaac
60 M B S
Georgia Sept Farmhand Dyspepsia 12
121 Caroline
30 F B S
Georgia August Farmhand Gastritis 96
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123 Wm T Hardage 12 M


Georgia July
Dysenterry 10
124 ---------- Turner 1/12 M


Georgia July
Hives 30
125 Jas W Christie 1 M


Georgia March
Teething 20
126 Rachael
1/12 F B S
Georgia March
Disease of the heart 30
127 Patsey
80 F B S
Not known June Farm hand old age 300
128 Ephraim Ivy 57 M

M Georgia Sept Farmer Dispepsia 30
129 ---------- Pound 1/hour F


Georgia Jany
Not known instant
130 E. J Blakenship 3 F


Georgia Oct
Croup 10
131 John Mote 4/12 M


Georgia Jany
Bold[?] hives 1
132 Fanny
4/12 F B S
Georgia Sept
Not known 4
133 M A Mote 1/day F


Georgia Aug
Not known instant
134 Claiborn
45 M B S
Virginia Jany Farm hand Typhoid Fever 10
135 Caesar
14 M B F
Georgia Feby Farm hand Typhoid Fever 9
136 Henry C Hudgins 6 M


Georgia Feby
Typhoid Fever 21
137 J F Cambell 10/12 M


Georgia April
Brain Fever 10
138 Martha J Campbell 1 F


Georgia July
Not known 30
139 M C J Stephens 2/12 F


Georgia Nov
Bold[?] hives 1
140 Griffin
34 M B S
N Carolina Sept Farm hand Typhoid Fever 12
141 S C Atwater 6/12 F


Georgia May
Cholera Infantum 3
142 G P Harp 7/12 M


Georgia Sept
Congestion of Brain 6
143 Ephraim
7/12 M M S
Georgia April
Disease of Lungs 4
144 Elizabeth J Abercrombie 34 F
M
Georgia April Housekeeping Consumption 60
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148 Sam
2 M B S
Georgia Jany
Asthma 7
149 Lannette[?]
6/12 F M S
Georgia March
Croup 5
150 Caesar
15 M B S
Georgia Jany Farm hand Bilious Fever 6
151 [illegible] Bradley 1/12 F


Georgia Aug

instant
152 Jane
25 F B S
Georgia June Farm hand Pocks[?] 60
153 Achsah M Andrews 36 F

M Georgia July Housekeeping Consumption 60
154 Emily
5/12 F B S
Georgia Jany
Smothered Sudden
155 Jane
3 F B S
Georgia May
Pneumonia 30
156 Judy
5/12 F B S
Georgia Sept
Pneumonia 6
157 Infant
1/12 M B S
Georgia June
Smothered Sudden

We are very grateful to David Paterson for his transcribing this information and providing it for the Upson County page.
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