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The Layout:

# 1

# 2.

1850: # 3.

1860: # 4.

1870: # 5.

1880: # 6.

1890: # 7.

1900 & 1910: # 8

 # 1: Name of individual as I believe it to be.

Sources include census, marriage, birth, death, cemetery, wills, descendents, et all. It may be a combination of several of these sources.

 

# 2: Notes on the individual as I believe it to be.

Sources include census, marriage, records, death, cemetery, wills, descendents, et all. It may be a combination of several of these sources.

 

# 3: 1850 Census (taken from scanned images)

All individuals noted in 1850 FCVA are included in this project. 1st person noted in column #1 can be considered Head of the Family/Household for 1850.

Example 1: 1850 #103: Peter m-32-BdCo-farmer-$600-HOF. Unless indicated all were from the Floyd Co., VA census.

1850 #144 (the order of the house visited): Name as it's written in the record_Sex-Age-Place of Birth, Naming the State, Territory or Country-Occupation-Value of Real Estate-HOF. 

Example 2: 1850 FCVA H103: Peter Surname, 32 yo w/m farmer, b. Bedford, $600, HOH.

 

In 1850 the enumerator was to ask "Place of Birth_Naming the State, Territory or Country". I believe the enumerator misread "Country" as "County" as throughout the entire census, County of Birth is noted for most individuals.

Please, keep in mind: many counties were not yet formed from their parent county and yet the person stated they were born in the not yet named county. For example, a person giving an age of 50 in 1850 could not have been born in Floyd Co., Virginia because it was not form until 1831 (mainly from Montgomery Co). This may mean they felt they were born in the part of Montgomery Co. that eventually became Floyd Co. which I think is of value in narrowing  down where the family actually lived. However, land records for example, would most likely be found in the parent county.

 

HOF or HOH: Head of family or Household is my own entry & is not to be considered a question asked in 1850 . My way of designating the 1st person noted in that household.

In 1850 the county was divided into 2 areas, The Western District #15 & Village of Jacksonville, so I only defined those living in the Village of Jacksonville (V-of-J). All other individuals can be considered as living in Western District #15.

 

# 4: 1860 Census (taken from transcription with use of 2 indexes & occasional referral to scanned images)

Originally, I was looking to see who from 1850 was still in FCVA in 1860. If I felt I had found them, I added notes from this census. I later went back & added who I felt was new to the county so I believe all individuals noted in 1860 are also included in this project. The problem with doing this is that I THINK they are new to the county in 1860 but they may have actually been there in 1850 but the ages or names don't match up. For instance, the "Rierson" surname is noted as "Burson" in 1850 so I had the Rierson's as a new family in 1860 until I was contacted by a descendent & the correction was made.

Example 1: 1860 CH PO #419: Peter 42-farmer-$2,000/1,000-HOF.

1860 (Post Office area) #144 (the order of the house visited): Name as it's written in the record_Age-Occupation-Value of Real Estate/Value of Personal Estate-HOF means Head of Family or 1st person noted.

                   Example 2: 1860 FCVA CH PO H103: Peter Surname, 32 yo w/m farmer, b. Bedford, $600, HOH.

 

In 1860 the county was divided into P. O. or Post Offices areas. They are: (with my abbreviations)

Huffsville P. O. (Huffsville PO)

Simpsons P. O. (Simpsons PO)

Floyd Court House P. O. (FCH PO)

Village of Jacksonville (V-of-J)

Little River P. O. (LR PO)

Copper Valley P. O. (CV PO)

Copper Hill P. O. (CH PO)

Flat Head P. O. (FH PO)

Greasy Creek P. O. (GC PO)

 

# 5: 1870 Census (taken from scanned images)

Originally only individuals that I could match up to an 1850 or 1860 individual are noted in this project but lately I’ve added some of the others, esp. if they stayed in FCVA for awhile. In other words, there are a lot of families/individuals that are noted in the 1870 FCVA Census that are NOT noted in this project. Some of those may have actually been in FCVA in 1850 or 1860 but I can't match them up due to a difference in the spelling of names or ages et al.

Example 1: 1870 LG 97/92: Peter 52-farmer-$2,000/700-HOF.

1870 (Township) 97/92 (dwellings numbered in order visited/families numbered in order visited ): Name as it's written in the record-Age-Value of Real Estate/Value of Personal Estate-HOF means Head of Family or 1st person noted. Also, if an individual was born or married "with in the year", the month is usually noted.

                   Example 2: 1870 FCVA CH PO H103: Peter Surname, 32 yo w/m farmer, b. Bedford, $600, HOH.

 

In 1870 the county was divided into districts. They are:

(my abbreviations)

Alum Ridge (AR)

Indian Valley (IV)

Indian Valley/Burks Fork IV/BF

Village of Jacksonville (V-of-J)

Little River (LR)

Locust Grove (LG)

Re: Indian Valley/Burks Fork IV/BF. I don't know why these 2 areas are merged as one. Geographically, they are next to each other & the enumerator may not have known which area he was in at the time.

 

# 6: 1880 Census (taken from scanned images)

Originally only individuals that I could match up to an 1850 or 1860 individual are noted in this project but lately I’ve added some of the others, esp. if they stayed in FCVA for awhile. In other words, there are a lot of families/individuals that are noted in the 1880 FCVA Census that are NOT noted in this project. Some of those may have actually been in FCVA in 1850 or 1860 but I can't match them up due to a difference in the spelling of names or ages et al.

Example 1: 1880 LG 128/129: Peter 62-farmer-HOF.

1880 (Township) 97/92 (dwellings numbered in order visited/families numbered in order visited ): Name as it's written in the record_Age-HOF means Head of Family or 1st person noted. Also, if an individual was born or married "with in the year", the month is usually noted. Ailments the person was having at the time of the enumerator's visit is noted.

                   Example 2: 1880 FCVA CH PO H103: Peter Surname, 32 yo w/m farmer, b. Bedford, $600, HOH.

 

In 1880 the county is still divided into districts as in 1870. They are:

(my abbreviations)

Alum Ridge (AR)

Burks Fork (BR)

Indian Valley (IV)

Village of Jacksonville (V-of-J)

Little River (LR)

Locust Grove (LG)

 

# 7: 1890 Census (taken from a transcription)

The 1890 US Census was for the most part destroyed by fire. However, the 1890 Floyd Co., VA Census was "copied" before the original was sent to Washington. I use the word "copied" loosely because it only includes names & ages. These names are also grouped together by surname making individual families hard to determine. So, HOF/HOH is very hard to determine & individuals who are noted alone in the transcript may, and probably were, noted with a family of a different surname. I've done the best I could but again…Only individuals that I could clearly match up to an individual already are noted in this project. In other words, there are a lot of families/individuals that are noted in the 1890 FCVA Census that are NOT noted in this project. Some of those may have actually been in FCVA in 1850 or 1860 but I can't match them up due to a difference in the spelling of names or ages et al.

Example: Alum Ridge

Altizer, Cornelius

68

Lelia

19

Muncey

7

Jackson E.

26

Louisa A.

68

Lou A.

28

Abbie

23

Joshua

35

Leonard B.

10

Willie

16

James A.

34

Mary E.

9

 

In 1890 the county is still divided into districts. These are

(my abbreviations):

Alum Ridge (AR)

Burks Fork (BF)

Indian Valley (IV)

Jacksonville (JT)

Little River (LR)

Locust Grove (LG)

 

# 8

As of 9/2001 I have started adding information from scanned images of the 1900 & 1910 census records. (Districts are the same as in 1890) Not sure when (or if) I’ll get this done. I’m also making some changes to the format. Nothing major, just an attempt to make the whole thing easier to read.