1850 US Census

Blackhawk County, Iowa


The Census was taken on Sept. 23, 1850, by Elijah Evans, Ass't Marshal.  I listed the columns, etc., and went to the last page to get the recaps.  There were 79 Males and 56 females for a total of 135.  The total  number of families listed was 26 (this, of course, meaning there were lots of people listed at the same dwelling house.].  I also listed the totals for the occupations, and when they were not farmers or laborers, I indicated the name of the person, as best I was able to decipher.  As you can see, there were no professions listed.  The trapper, of course was from Canada.  I tried to decipher the totals for each state the person said he was born, but Mr. Evans' numbers are hard to decipher.  The majority were from Ohio, 21 from Iowa, 5 from Michigan, 4 from Vermont, 1 from Mass; 13 from Penn (Pennsylvania); 2 from VA, and, of course, the 4 from KY being the Virdens [spelled Verdin in the census].




District No. 11, in the County of Black Hawk, State of IOWA; enumerated by me, on the 23rd day of Sept., 1850, ELIJAH EVANS, ASS’T MARSHAL

Col 1) Dwelling house numbered in the order of visitation; Col. 2) Families numbered in the order of visitation; Col. 3) The Name of every Person, whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850, was in this family; Col. 4) Age; Col. 5) Sex; Col. 6) White, Color (black or unknown); Col. 7) Profession, Occupation, or title of each Male Person over 15 years of age; Col. 8) Value of Real Estate owned; Col. 9): Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory, or Country; Col. 10) Married Within the year; Col. 11) Attended School within the year; Col. 12) Persons Over 50 years of age who cannot read or write; Col. 13) Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.

Summary: Actual page No. on the Census was 122

Source: M432, Roll 182, page 61

Born in:  KY 04 [America Mullin; James Verdin; Daniel Verdin; William Verdin]

TOTAL MALES: 79; TOTAL FEMALES 56; TOTAL of ALL: 135; Total Dwelling Houses 26; Attending School 4.0;  Read 3.6

Professions NONE

BKS (Blacksmith) 01 [Linan P. Curlass from NJ or NY]

Carpenters 01 [Samuel Wick of Ohio]

Farmers 30

Laborers 13

Sawyers 02 [Dempsey Overman of OH and Edwin Brown of OH]

Trappers 01 [E. Paul Lav?? of Canada] (Difficult to Read)