IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.

1870 US Census
Clayton co.

Enumerator instructions & Key to the columns

General enumerator instructions printed on the top of each page:

Inquiries numbered 7,16 and 17 are not to be asked in respect to infants.
Inquiries numbered 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 19 and 20 are to be answered (if at all) merely by an affirmative mark, as /.


Key to the columns:

PN = Page number

HN = Dwelling houses numbered in order of visitation

FN = Families numbered in the order of visitation

Last name & First name = The name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1870, was in this family

Age = Age at last birthday. If under 1 year, give months in fraction

Sex = Male (M), Female (F)

Race = Color - White (W), Black (B), Mulatto (M), Chinese (C), Indian (I)

Occup. = Profession, Occupation or Trade of each person, male and female, over the age of 15

Real Val. = Value of Real estate owned: value of Real Estate

Pers. Val. = Value of Real estate owned: value of Personal Estate

Birthplace = Place of birth, naming the State, Territory or Country if of foreign birth

Fa = Parentage: Father of foreign birth

Mo = Parentage: Mother of foreign birth

Mo born = If born within the year, write month (Jan. Feb. &c)

Mo marr = If married within the year, write month (Jan. Feb. &c)

Sch = Attended school within the year

Can't read = Can not read

Can't write = Can not write

Deaf = Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic

M-21 = Constitutional Relations: Male citizen of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards

Vote den = Male citizens of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards, where right to vote denied {due to crime}

Transcribers comments = does not appear on the original census, these comments are typed by the transcriber

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