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

Source Information

About 1850 U.S. Census Free Blacks

Censuses & Lists • 13,368 Records • Uploaded November 9, 2021

The 1850 census was the seventh census recorded in the United States. These records include all individuals who were listed as 'Black' or 'Mulatto' in the field that denoted racial identity. For individuals who lived in the household of a white family, the transcriber notes may indicate "in HH [household] of ____."

View Records

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
  • Line Number
  • Dwelling Number Indexed
  • Family Number Indexed
  • First Name Indexed
  • Surname Indexed
  • Age
  • Sex Indexed
  • Color Indexed
  • Occupation Indexed
  • Value of Real Estate Indexed
  • Place of Birth Indexed
  • Was the person married within the last year?
  • Was the person at school within the last year?
  • If this person was over 20 years of age, could they not read and write?
  • Is the person deaf-mute, blind, insane, or idiotic? Indexed
  • Transcriber Notes Indexed
Download Original Dataset