Western Pennsylvania Family History Research

Explanation of 1860 census columns

  1. Dwelling houses--numbered in order of visitation.
  2. Families numbered in order of visitation.
  3. The Name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1860, was in this family.
  4. Age.
  5. Sex.
  6. Color: White, black, or mulatto.
  7. Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each person, male and female, over 15 years of age.
  8. Value of Real Estate.
  9. Value of Personal Estate.
  10. Place of Birth, naming State, Territory, or Country.
  11. Married within the year.
  12. Attended School within the year.
  13. Persons over 20 yr's of age who cannot read & write.
  14. Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict.