1880 U.S. Census in Shelburne, Franklin
Deane Merrill, email@example.com
July 2001, revised April 2010
The enumerators' tally sheets from the US Census are released to the public 72 years after the Census date. Microfilms are publicly available in Federal Depository Libraries and in Family History Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The file surname.txt, in tab-delimited format, covers Shelburne Town, Franklin County, Massachusetts, in original order. The file byname.txt contains the same information, sorted by surname. The file contains one record for each surname within each family record. Items labeled ? are doubtful due to illegible handwriting. This file is best viewed with a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. Each record contains:
seqno = sequential number of
first person in this record
image = sequential image number in Shelburne Town; Franklin County; Massachusetts
cenpage = page number written on Census sheet
dwelling = sequential number of dwelling house
family = sequential number of family
head = 1 for head of family, 0 for other members
persons = number of persons in this record
surname = surname of all persons in this record
name = first name of first person in this record
sex = m or f, of first person in this record
age = age in years of first person in this record
birthyear = year of birth of first person in this record
count = no of persons with same surname (if 10 or more) (in byname.txt only)
The population of Shelburne in 1880 was 1621. There were 365 families, in 304 dwelling houses.
Many of the households were extended families including grandchildren, aunts and uncles, nephews and nieces, and in-laws. Many households included unrelated boarders, especially males aged 15-25 who worked as laborers. There is one large group of railroad workers, all Italian males and mostly unrelated.
Principal surnames among the 1621 individuals were: Bardwell (54), Fisk/Fiske (48), Smith (40), Long (25), Barnard and Brown (24 each), Severance and Streeter (21 each), Merrill (20), Sweet (19), Peck (17), Allen and Wells (16 each), Gould, Jones, Swan and Thayer (15 each), Koonz, Taylor, Truesdell and Wilcox (14 each), Carpenter and Perkins (13 each), Adams, King, Phillips, Pratt and Ware (12 each), Andrews, Field, Haigis, Newhall and Wiswell (11 each), Anderson, Burrington, Haley and Yell (10 each).
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