Massachusetts Census in Shelburne, Franklin County
Deane Merrill, firstname.lastname@example.org
2003, revised July 2012
In addition to the US Census conducted every ten years, a
Census of Massachusetts was taken in 1855 and in 1865. A
microfilm copy is available at the library of the Pocumtuck
Valley Memorial Association in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
The following files include resident of the Town of Shelburne, Franklin County in 1865. The tab-delimited files can be viewed with a Web browser. The comma-separated files can be used with a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel.
original order, tab-delimited
original order, comma-separated format: 1865allname.csv
sorted by surname, tab-delimited format 1865byname.txt
sorted by surname, comma-separated format 1865byname.csv
Each record contains:
seqno = sequential number of person
cenpage = Census page number (A = rural Shelburne, B = Shelburne Center, C = Shelburne Falls)
dwelling = sequential number of dwelling
household = sequential number of household
dwellings = 1 for first person in this dwelling
head = 1 for head of household (first person in this household)
persons = always 1
surname = last name
name = given name
age in years (“m” means months)
sex = M(ale) or F(emale)
color = white unless otherwise specified
birthplace = state code, or country name
marstat = M(arried), W(idowed), S(ingle), D(ivorced)
pagetot = total persons on each page
sectot = total persons in each section of Shelburne
The population of Shelburne in 1865 was 1564, including 754 white males, 809 white females, and 1 mulatto male. The 1564 persons were in 361 families in 257 dwellings.
Principal surnames among the 1564 individuals were BARDWELL (69), FISK (56), SMITH (34), DOLE (32), PECK and STREETER (28 each), LONG (27), BARNARD (24), WELLS (22), ANDERSON and SEVERANCE (21 each), FOSTER (20), ALLEN (19), MERRILL (17), ALVORD and WHITNEY (16 each), amd PRATT (15).
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