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1860 Census of Lincoln County -- Finding aid.

The purpose of the following table is to serve as a finding aid when searching for a specific civil district, post office, or dwelling/family number.  It is not a copy of the census itself.

Author's note:  as will be seen below, there were two enumerators who used the same numbering system.  For this reason, I recommend that citations to the 1860 census be given in a fashion similar to the following:
The xxxx family may be found at:  Stamped number 104, Page number 33, Lines 12-18, Dwelling 444, Family 456 in the 12th Civil District (Charity P.O).  [Please note this is a fictitious reference].

An explanation of the table:

Enumerator:  two men took the census.  John H. Steelman (marked S below) enumerated Civil Districts 1 thru 8 and 21 thru 25.  Norris Leatherwood (marked L below) took 9 thru 20.

Hand#: Each enumerator wrote a page number at the top of each page of a double sided leaf and each enumerator started with page 1.  When the leaves were bound together in a book, the pages then were either on the left side or right side when the book was opened (and this was how the microfilming was done).   So, 001R below means that the page was marked "1" by the enumerator, and that after binding and microfilming, that page appears on the right side.  The enumerators did not write the R or L.  Steelman's pages ran from 1-228 and Leatherwood's 1-180.

Stamped Number: at some point, some agency (probably the Census Bureau in Washington) used a mechanical device to stamp the right pages of the entire census book.  This is a unique identifier within the county.  The stamped pages for Lincoln County run from 1 to 204.  Thus there are 408 pages with 40 names per page, equalling about 16,320 white inhabitants.  In the table below, 066B (for example) indicates that Civil District 2 begins on the page after the one stamped 66 and before the one stamped 67.  There is nothing stamped on those left pages, the 066B is a simply a finding aid.

Dwelling/Family: Each enumerator started with Dwelling 1/Family 1 (these are columns on the pre-printed census page).  Steelman enumerated 1/1 thru 1741/1666 and Leatherwood 1/1 thru 1376/1278.  It is quite possible, even probable that both enumerators left out some numbers or duplicated numbers.

Civil District: given in red here and below because the table is sorted by the Civil District as the main finding aid for researchers looking for ancestors in a specific district.  The enumerators did not visit the districts in numerical order, and the binding of the census books split districts and even families onto pages bound in separate places in the book.  As an example, District 2 consists of one page on stamped 66B, continues with one page on 17B, then has one page on 17, then the main section is 18-27B.
The letters next to the CD (like CD 01 A) can be ignored.  They were used for sorting the table.  A means the starting place of the district and B indicates the end.

Post Office: the post office as listed by the enumerator.

Date: each page was dated.  So, it is easy to determine that, for example, Steelman enumerated Civil District 1 from June 1-10, 1860 and finished his portion of the census on 20 August 1860.  Leatherwood also started June 1st and finished August 31st.

Comments/questions are welcome, please contact:
Lincoln County coordinator (George Waller, and do please call me George)

 

Enumerator Hand# Stamped 
Number
Dwelling/ 
Family
Civil District Post Office Date
S 001R 001 0001/0001 CD 01 A Lynchburg 1 Jun 1860
S 031R 016 0229/0221 CD 01 B Lynchburg 10 Jun 1860
S 078L 066B 0579/0560 CD 02 A No P.O. 25 Jun 1860
S 078L 066B 0584/0565 CD 02 B No P.O. 25 Jun 1860
S 079L 017B 0585/0566 CD 02 C No P.O. 25 Jun 1860
S 079L 017B 0591/0572 CD 02 D No P.O. 25 Jun 1860
S 080R 017 0592/0573 CD 02 E No P.O. 25 Jun 1860
S 100L 027B 0739/0720 CD 02 F No P.O. 30 Jun 1860
S 100L 027B 0740/0721 CD 03 A No P.O. 30 Jun 1860
S 112L 033B 0827/0806 CD 03 B No P.O. 5 Jul 1860
S 113R 034 0828/0807 CD 04 A No P.O. 6 Jul 1860
S 130L 042B 0974/0945 CD 04 B No P.O. 12 Jul 1860
S 031R 016 0230/0220 CD 05 A Charity 10 Jun 1860
S 032L 016B 0241/0233 CD 05 B Charity 11 Jun 1860
S 033R 044 0242/0233 CD 05 C Charity 12 Jun 1860
S 057R 056 0411/0398 CD 05 D Bell's Store 18 Jun 1860
S 057R 056 0412/0399 CD 06 A Norris Creek 18 Jun 1860
S 077R 066 0578/0559 CD 06 B Mulberry 23 Jun 1860
S 185R 183 1388/1356 CD 07 A Fayetteville 31 Jul 1860
S 188L 184B 1407/1375 CD 07 B No P.O. 1 Aug 1860
S 189R 067 1408/1376 CD 07 C No P.O. 2 Aug 1860
S 201R 073 1501/1466 CD 07 D No P.O. 9 Aug 1860
S 201R 073 1502/1467 CD 08 A Fayetteville 9 Aug 1860
S 228L 086B 1741/1666 CD 08 B Fayetteville 20 Aug 1860
L 162L 101B 1237/1149? CD 09 A Norris Creek 24 Aug 1860
L 164L 102B 1258/1168 CD 09 B Petersburg 25 Aug 1860
L 165R 087 1259/1169 CD 09 C Petersburg 25 Aug 1860
L 173R 091 1319/1227 CD 09 D Petersburg 30 Aug 1860
L 173R 091 1320/1228 CD 10 A Chestnut Ridge 30 Aug 1860
L 180L 094B 1376/1278 CD 10 B Chestnut Ridge 31 Aug 1860
L 149R 095 1131/1061 CD 11 A Cane Creek 9 Aug 1860
L 162L 101B 1236/1148? CD 11 B Cane Creek 24 Aug 1860
L 117R 103 0868/0833 CD 12 A Viney Grove 24 Jul 1860
L 128L 108B 0972/0920 CD 12 B Viney Grove 31 Jul 1860
L 105R 109 0772/0742 CD 13 A Millville 18 Jul 1860
L 116L 114B 0867/0832 CD 13 B Cyruston 23 Jul 1860
L 141R 115 1068/1007 CD 14 A Boonshill 6 Aug 1860
L 148L 118B 1130/1060 CD 14 B Boonshill 9 Aug 1860
L 129R 119 0973/0921 CD 15 A Gas Factory 31 Jul 1860
L 140R 124B 1067/1006 CD 15 B Gas Factory 6 Aug 1860
L 087R 125 0620/0619 CD 16 A Millville 9 Jul 1860
L 104L 133B 0771/0741 CD 16 B Millville 16 Jul 1860
L 001R 134 0001/0001 CD 17 A Pleasant Plains 1 Jun 1860
L 023R 145 0103/0103 CD 17 B Pleasant Plains 11 Jun 1860
L 023R 145 0104/0104 CD 18 A Pleasant Plains 11 Jun 1860
L 044L 155B 0315/0315 CD 18 B Molino 19 Jun 1860
L 065R 156 0464/0464 CD 19 A Camargo 27 Jun 1860
L 086L 166B 0619/0618 CD 19 B Camargo 9 Jul 1860
L 045R 167 0316/0316 CD 20 A Molino 20 Jun 1860
L 064L 176B 0463/0463 CD 20 B Molino 27 Jun 1860
S 172L 186B 1287/1257 CD 21 A No P.O. 26 Jul 1860
S 172L 186B 1287/1257 CD 21 B No P.O. 26 Jul 1860
S 173R 177 1288/1258 CD 21 C No P.O. 26 Jul 1860
S 185R 183 1387/1355 CD 21 D Fayetteville 31 Jul 1860
S 152L 198B 1140/1110 CD 22 A No P.O. 19 Jul 1860
S 152L 198B 1145/1115 CD 22 B No P.O. 19 Jul 1860
S 153R 187 1146/1116 CD 22 C No P.O. 19 Jul 1860
S 160L 190B 1194/1164 CD 22 D No P.O. 21 Jul 1860
S 160L 190B 1195/1165 CD 23 A No P.O. 21 Jul 1860
S 168L 194B 1254/1224 CD 23 B No P.O. 24 Jul 1860
S 169R 185 1255/1225 CD 23 C Kelso Depot 24 Jul 1860
S 172L 186B 1286/1256 CD 23 D Kelso Depot 25 Jul 1860
S 145R 195 1086/1056 CD 24 A No P.O. 11 Jul 1860
S 151R 198 1139/1109 CD 24 B No P.O. 19 Jul 1860
S 130L 042B 0975/0946 CD 25 A No P.O. 13 Jul 1860
S 132L 043B 0995/0965 CD 25 B No P.O. 14 Jul 1860
S 133R 201 0996/0966 CD 25 C George's Store 14 Jul 1860
S 140L 204 1057/1027 CD 25 D George's Store 16 Jul 1860
S 141R 199 1058/1028 CD 25 E No P.O. 17 Jul 1860
S 144L 200B 1085/1055 CD 25 F No P.O. 17 Jul 1860
 

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