Part 1, Note 34
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The Austin Papers, vol. 1, p. 1244. The first five people listed by the unidentified census taker were farmers. He wrote out the occupation of the first, but used ditto marks for the other four. The next man's occupation was given as blacksmith, the next as farmer, and the next as tanner, all of which he wrote out. The occupations of the next thirteen individuals are indicated by ditto marks. It is not unreasonable to conclude that these people were actually farmers, rather than tanners, especially since one man, Nathan Osborn, is apparently listed twice, once as one of the "dittoed" tanners (where his name is given as Nathan Osburn) and once as a farmer.