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

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About 1860 U.S. Census Free Blacks

Censuses & Lists • 22,907 Records • Uploaded July 6, 2021

The 1860 census was the eighth 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 ____."

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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.

  • County Indexed
  • District Indexed
  • Page Number
  • Line Number
  • Dwelling Number
  • Family Number
  • First Name Indexed
  • Surname Indexed
  • Age Indexed
  • Sex Indexed
  • Color Indexed
  • Occupation Indexed
  • Value of person's real estate Indexed
  • Value of person's personal estate Indexed
  • Place of Birth Indexed
  • Was the person was married within the last year? Indexed
  • Did the person attend school within the last year? Indexed
  • If the person was over 20 years of age, could he not read or write? Indexed
  • Was the person deaf and dumb, blind, idiotic, pauper, or convict? Indexed
  • Transcriber Notes Indexed
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