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United States Census Slave Schedule
1850
1860


Slave Schedules were used in two U.S. Federal Censuses: The 1850 U.S. Federal Census and the 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Slaves were usually not named, but enumerated separately and usually only numbered under the slave owner's name.

Contents

1850 and 1860 schedules

  • City, town, or sub district of slave owner
  • Name of slave owner
  • NO NAMES OF SLAVES (occasionally names were listed)
  • Number of slaves owned
  • Age, sex, color
  • Fugitive from state?
  • Number of slaves manumitted (released from slavery)
  • Deaf,dumb (mute), blind, insane, or idiotic?

1860 added one additional question:

  • Number of slave houses


Value
  1. Name -- Sometimes an enumerator chose to list the first names of individual slaves. Each countywide slave schedule must be searched to see if there are names of slaves or not.
  2. Number -- The number of slaves enumerated could help determine if the owner had a plantation or not, and size.

1850 Slave Schedules

1850 Slave schedules were used for Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah Territory, Virginia. 


1860 Slave Schedules

1860 Slave schedules were used for Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah Territory, Virginia.


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Elaine Nall Bay
2013