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1850 Free Population Schedule
Rabun Co., GA

Index to the 1850 Census of Rabun Co., GA

The free population schedule of this census runs from pages 315A to 342B and covers eight Militia Districts with 2,366 people enumerated in 385 households.

The column on the left gives the Georgia Militia District number, listed in the order they were visited by the census taker. The column on the right gives the pages on which those Districts were enumerated. The names of the GMDs were not included in the original census, but are given here as a convenience to the researcher. Of the two GMDs without names in brackets, most likely one was Warwoman and the other Chechero.

G.M.D. 636 [Persimmon] 315, 316, 317
G.M.D. 509 [Tallulah] 317, 318, 319, 320, 321
G.M.D. 597 [Tiger] 321, 322, 323, 324, 325
G.M.D. 587 [Clayton] 325, 326, 327, 328, 329
G.M.D. 556 [Tennessee Valley] 329, 330, 331, 332
G.M.D. 436 332, 333, 334, 335, 336
G.M.D. 552 336, 337, 338, 339
G.M.D. 1014 [Mocassin] 339, 340, 341, 342

This census was enumerated by H. T. Moseley, Asst. Marshal. Mr. Moseley did not give places of birth for every person he enumerated, only for those whose place of birth is listed. The place names have been abbreviated: the states to current 2-letter, postal code standards, and countries to the first three letters of the country name (e.g. IRE for Ireland). These abbreviations will be posted at a later date, if necessary.

The page number and date of enumeration is given at the top of each table. Some families were divided over more than one page. Because of space constraints, only two pages of the census will be found on each page online. An * in the dwelling and family columns means that that household was carried over from the previous page. Be sure to check adjoining pages for your family!

Each column is numbered, except the far left column, which is used to show the line number. Each page had 42 lines. The remaining columns from left to right are:

  1. Dwelling-houses numbered in the order of visitation
  2. Families numbered in the order of visitation
  3. The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850 was in this family (column 3a: surname; column 3b: given name)
  4. Age
  5. Sex (gender)
  6. Color: White, black, or mulatto
  7. Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each Male Person over 15 years of age
  8. Value of Real Estate owned
  9. Place of birth. Naming the State, Territory, or Country
  10. Married within the year
  11. Attended school within the year
  12. Persons over 20 years of age who cannot read and write
  13. Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict

This census was transcribed from microfilm copies. Every effort has been made to insure that the transcription reflects a true and accurate copy of the original.

1850 Census, Rabun Co., GA

2001 - 2011 D&C Research Group

This project begun February 24, 2001 and completed September 2001.