Kentucky 1850 Agricultural Census


The year 1850 brought a new kind of census. Not only was it the first U.S. Census to name all people in a household on the regular census, but also this was the first time the Agricultural and Manufacturing Census was taken on a widesparead basis. Although this second census names only the head of household, often times when an individual was missed on the regular census, he would appear on this census. Unfortunately, many of these have not survived, but they do yield unique information about how people lived. Six of the 46 columns of information have been transcribed. The six are: name of owner, improved acreage, unimproved acreage, cash value of the farm, value of farm implements and machinery, and value of livestock. Included is a listing of the other types of information available on the agricultural census.This volume covers Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, McCracken, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Meade, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenburg, and Nelson counties.

Linda L. Green

(2003), 2012, 8½x11, paper, index, 210 pp.

ISBN: 9781585498659