Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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About 1850 U.S. Census Slave Schedule

Censuses & Lists • 14,844 Records • Uploaded July 6, 2021

During the 1850 census, a separate 'slave schedule' enumerated the enslaved people in the United States. Enslaved people were not listed by name and instead were listed by slaveowner in each county and election district.

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Fields Included

The list below shows the data fields included in this source. If a field is marked as Indexed, it is searchable.

  • District Indexed
  • County Indexed
  • Page Number
  • Line Number
  • Enumeration Date
  • Name of Owner Indexed
  • Number of Slave Indexed
  • Age
  • Sex Indexed
  • Color Indexed
  • Listed in the same row as the owner, the number of uncaught escaped slaves in the past year Indexed
  • Listed in the same row as the owner, the number of slaves freed from bondage in the past year Indexed
  • Is the slave 'deaf and dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic?' Indexed
  • Transcriber Notes Indexed
  • Name of Census Enumerator
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