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Ninth Census of the United States (1870)
Colorado County, Texas
Introduction & Summary of Data

compiled by Dorothy Albrecht from an earlier transcription by Angela Boswell, audited by Bill Stein


Click Here for Schedule 1 (in Alphabetical Order) Surnames Beginning with A through K
Click Here for Schedule 1 (in Alphabetical Order) Surnames Beginning with L through Z

Click Here for Schedule 1 (in Original Order) Precinct 1, Pages 1A through 35A

Click Here for Schedule 1 (in Original Order) Precinct 2, Pages 37A through 51B

Click Here for Schedule 1 (in Original Order) Precinct 3, Pages 52A through 77A

Click Here for Schedule 1 (in Original Order) Precinct 4, Pages 78A through 97A

Click Here for Schedule 1 (in Original Order) Precinct 5, Pages 98A through 108B

Click Here for Schedule 2

 

Click Here for Index to Online Images of Manuscript Census

 

Introduction  

The census was taken between June 6 and September 13, 1870 by Jacob H. Baldwin, Jr.. When the pages were numbered, they were not arranged in chronological order. What was evidently the first page Baldwin recorded was finally assigned page number 78A. There are no pages numbered 77B, 96A, or 97B. It is not clear whether there ever were such pages.
     We have listed the persons recorded in the census both in the same order in which they appear in the manuscript version of the census and in alphabetical order. When they were known, modern or correct spellings of surnames have been included in square brackets. Personal information for each group member appears in parenthesis. For nearly all persons, such information includes age, gender, color or race, and birthplace.
     There were several errors or anomalies in numbering households and pages, all of which we have reproduced. The page that is now numbered 6B seems to be out of place. Accordingly, we have inserted it in what seems to us to be its proper place, between pages 4B and 5A.
     The census taker also declared that some people who seemingly have masculine first names were females and that some people who seemingly have feminine first names were males. We have not altered these descriptions, even when we were quite sure that the census taker was wrong.

 

Summary of Data
 
  Total White Black Mulatto
Number of People 8326 4635 3427 264
Number of Males 4227 2408 1679 140
Number of Females 4099 2227 1748 124
Number of American Born Persons 7217 3529 3425 263
Number of American Born Males 3619 1802 1678 139
Number of American Born Females 3598 1727 1747 124
Number of Persons Born in Texas 4275 2330 1801 144
Number of Males Born in Texas 2095 1184 869 79
Number of Females Born in Texas 2180 1146 932 65
Number of Males Born in Alabama 118 56 60 2
Number of Females Born in Alabama 123 53 67 3
Number of Males Born in Arkansas 19 10 7 2
Number of Females Born in Arkansas 9 5 4 0
Number of Males Born in Florida 22 13 7 2
Number of Females Born in Florida 15 10 5 0
Number of Males Born in Georgia 149 98 49 2
Number of Females Born in Georgia 136 85 42 9
Number of Males Born in Kentucky 65 36 27 2
Number of Females Born in Kentucky 60 31 23 6
Number of Males Born in Louisiana 73 34 38 1
Number of Females Born in Louisiana 97 37 58 2
Number of Males Born in Maryland 27 8 17 2
Number of Females Born in Maryland 8 2 6 0
Number of Males Born in Mississippi 249 79 158 12
Number of Females Born in Mississippi 227 69 148 10
Number of Males Born in Missouri 16 10 6 0
Number of Females Born in Missouri 17 16 1 0
Number of Males Born in New York 19 19 0 0
Number of Females Born in New York 9 9 0 0
Number of Males Born in North Carolina 130 52 74 4
Number of Females Born in North Carolina 95 31 63 1
Number of Males Born in South Carolina 85 22 61 2
Number of Females Born in South Carolina 56 11 44 1
Number of Males Born in Tennessee 269 118 132 19
Number of Females Born in Tennessee 277 102 158 17
Number of Males Born in Virginia 256 81 166 9
Number of Females Born in Virginia 268 65 193 10
Number of Males Born in Other States 27 19 7 1
Number of Females Born in Other States 21 18 3 0
Number of Foreign Born Persons 1104 1101 2 1
Number of Foreign Born Males 603 601 1 1
Number of Foreign Born Females 501 500 1 0
Number of Germans 807 806 1 0
Number of German Males 450 449 1 0
Number of German Females 357 357 0 0
Number of Czechs 148 148 0 0
Number of Czech Males 63 63 0 0
Number of Czech Females 85 85 0 0
Number of Hispanics 2 1 0 1

Note: Five persons had unknown birthplaces.