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1850 Clark County, Ohio Federal Census 

Transcribed by Janie Martin Whitty, Copyright 2002

NOTE: This transcription is meant to be a guide only. It is the transcriber's interpretation and subject to human error. Always refer to the original document (or microfilm) for your own interpretation.

Abstracted by Janie Martin Whitty, © 2002, from the National Archives and Records Administration Federal Population Schedules for the 7th Census of the United States in 1850. (Micro Copy #432, Roll #666; OHIO; 1850, Clark County.)

Please note that this record was transcribed from the microfilm images of actual handwritten pages. Bad film, poor handwriting and scratched or botchy images are frequently encountered and sometimes difficult if not impossible to read. Any entry, which is questionable or difficult to read, has been so noted. Any letters contained within a name or word that are obscured or difficult to read have been replaced with a dash or a question mark. "Known" spelling errors have been left as originally written. Possible other surname spellings have been included in the 1850 Clark County census index as a cross-reference.

The official enumeration day of the 1850 census was 1 June 1850. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. The 13 columns of information were:

1. Dwelling houses numbered in the order of visitation.

2. Families numbered in the order of visitation.

3. The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850 was in this family.

4. Age.

5. Sex.

6. Color (White, Black, Mulatto).

7. Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each Male Person over 15 years of age.

8. Value of Real Estate Owned.

9. Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country.

10. Married within the year.

11. Attended School within the year.

12. Persons over 20 yrs. of age who cannot read & write.

13. Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.

Information from Columns 10-13 have been put into the "Notes" column on this transcription. You can read the 1850 Instructions to Enumerators which details how each column was to be filled out by clicking the link below:

1850 Enumerator Instructions (to Marshals and Assistant Marshals)

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