Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sunday Research Report

The 1830 U.S. Census continues. Today I went through three towns! It’s nice to not have all the school-related tasks hanging over me. Stamford. 53 pages of census, only 62 non-white persons; a surprisingly large number of pages with no … Continue reading

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Wednesday Research Update

Redding. 23 households, 9 headed by non-whites; 67 individuals. As in Newtown, this marshal has trouble with the idea that a “negro” would have a surname. In fact, by the handwriting it could actually be the same guy. Our independent … Continue reading

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Monday research report

Norwalk! 66 households with non-white members, 20 independent non-white households; 134 total individuals, and 2 enslaved persons (a man aged 55-99, and a woman aged 55-99 who, interestingly, was living in the household of Amos Demnat – see below). Our … Continue reading

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Thursday Research Update

Newtown: 55 households (117 total individuals), 23 nonwhite households. The marshal for Newtown never failed to note the “negro” status of these families (omitted below), and rarely reported surnames, as shown in this list of heads of families (followed by … Continue reading

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Wednesday Research Update

1830 Census databasing continues. New Canaan added 15 households: 1 enslaved person (a woman aged between 55 and 100), and 3 independent households. One of the latter was an older woman living alone; there is a high probability that she … Continue reading

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Tuesday Research Update

Today is the first day of the rest of my blog. (The semester is basically over now, except for some last bits of grading.) I’ve started databasing the non-white entries in the 1830 U.S. Census for Connecticut. As of start … Continue reading

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