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1850 Death Census Records

Age Sex Race POB MOD Trade Cause Days Ill

Sloan, Nancy 73 f VA July Fever 18

Mason, Henry 36 m NC April MD Consumption 6

Wright, Elizabeth J 3 f LA Sept Whooping Cough 21

Wright, Martha E 2 f LA Nov ditto 45

Thigpen, Rachael 1 f LA July ditto 40

Linenerer, George 9\12 m Texas Nov croup 1

Hill, Midleton 47 m Geo March farmer Suolden

Owen, Ezekiel 63 m SC Nov farmer Cholera 1

Curtis, James 43 m SC July farmer Bleeding Lungs 1

Rector, Mary Ann 8 f Al Nov Jaundice 3

Foster, Robert H 1 m Texas June unknown 10

Hill, Slave of Thos 1 m b Texas Sept Corg Fever 3

Higgins, Sarah A E 26 f Al August Chold Bed 11

Haning, John 65 m Germany Nov farmer Chills & fever 21

Kelemier, Helen 1\12 f Texas Oct Croup 1

Standifer, Elizabeth 3\12 f Texas March croup 1

Wood, Jane S 21 f England June Fever 14 Wood,

Clarissa 17 f England June Fever 14

Tyler, Elizabeth 45 f TN Feb Winter fever 42

Clopton, Rhoda Ann 9\12 f Texas Oct Caug Fever 1

Burleson, slave of Jonathon 2 f b Texas May Fever 4

Bryant, Mary C 1 f Texas Oct unknown 1

Love, Mary 40 f SC April Fits 6

Roger, Thomas J 17 m Texas Jan farm hand Fever 11

Johnson, Ann A 9\12 f MS Nov croup 3

Reed, Alfred R 22 m SC July farmer unknown 6

Gill, Samuel 30 m NC Jan carpenter accident

Caldwell, William B 8 m Ark Oct Caug Fever 3

White, Slave of Ham White 1 f b Texas Sept fever 14

Hobbs, John 32 m AL Jan Black Smith Fever 5

Smithson, Sarah 53 f SC Feb Winter fever 7

Holton,k slave of William L Holton 26 m m GA Oct farm hand Caug Fever 12

McGehee, slave of John T. McGehee 8\12 f b Texas Nov accident

Hill, slave of Wiley Hill 5\12 f m Texas Oct sudden

Hill, slave of Wiley Hill 4\12 f b Texas Feb cold 6

Hardiman, slave of Thomas Hardimen 45 m b TN Jan cold 10

Sorrell, James 4 m Texas March dropsy 6


There has been no fatal malady prevalent in this section during the past year. The only diseases which have prevailed to any extent being simple cases of remittant and intermittant fever and chills, caused during the last summer and fall, by an over abundance of rain during the spring months. Suceeded by a very day and an unusually sultry summer. the Character of the mater is varied, perhaps as much so as of any other section of county of the same extent.

Immediately on the colorado River in the valley proper it seems to passes no marked indications of the existence of any specific mineral. Though a small portion of lime and allow may be detected in water from the wells. Some of the springs contain a large fortor of line. And in the rocky hills there is a strong infusion of copperos, so much so that the water obtained from the springs in those sections is commonly denominated. copperas waters.

The soil is of various kinds, the river runs through a valley of Prairie country extending on an average of from three quarters, to a mile on either side of the stream the soil of the valley is generally a mixrure of Lime and sand.

The lime predominating and is well adapted to agriculture of all kinds, and being in past cultivated in corn and cotton is found to yield abundently, being capable of enduring severe drouth, these are on the Prairie Lands, large quantities of what is commonly called Lime Rock and in the Post Oak and Piney ?.

There is a great deal of flint rock and sand stone, exhibiting large deposits of iron and and in some places, Spring glass abounds. These hove been years past. Experiments made in mining for silver but with what success is not now known. Large quantities of Iron ore are found in various sections there is also found a species of coal but as experiments have only been made on small quatities taken from the surface which were injured by exposure to the atmosphere and seen, I cannot give any just description of its quality

The timber of the country is principally a speciews of Port Cap Pak, the Pecan and the Pine which inhabits the rocky hills. The seasons are generally regular, except in the approach of spring when the weather is fickle the summers are generally sabulicos notwithstance the culture post of the sun, for there is a constant cooling breeze prevaling sevalesing ? The pleasant

Levi W. Young.