Western Pennsylvania Family History Research

Explanation of 1850 census columns

  1. Dwelling houses--numbered in the order of visitation.
  2. Families numbered in the order of visitation.
  3. The name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850, was in this family.
  4. Age.
  5. Sex.
  6. Color: White, black, or mulatto.
  7. Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each Male Person, over 15 years of age.
  8. Value of Real Estate owned.
  9. Place of Birth, naming State, Territory, or Country.
  10. Married within the year.
  11. Attended School within the year.
  12. Persons over 20 y'rs of age who cannot read & write.
  13. Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.