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1860 Slave Schedule
Rabun Co., GA

This schedule was enumerated by James Bleckley and consists of three pages. The second and third pages are short pages. The only date given, 5th June 1860, was at the top of the first page. No enumerator's districts were given.

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The page number is at the top of each page, which is divided into two tables. The upper table is the information found on the left-hand side of that page, while the lower table is the information found on the right-hand side of that page. There were no totals at the bottom of the pages.

The most interesting thing about this schedule is that some of the entries appear to've been signed by the slaveholders, or by someone within the slaveholder's family. In some cases, the slaves seem to've also been enumerated by the individual slaveholders. This only holds true with the original schedule held in the courthouse. I've seen the copy that the enumerator made, which is the schedule you'll find on microfilm. The copy was written entirely in the same handwriting, presumably that of the enumerator, James Bleckley.

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

  1. Name of Slave Owners
  2. Number of Slaves
  3. Age [of slave]
  4. Sex [of slave]
  5. Color [of slave]
  6. Fugitives from the State
  7. Number Manumitted
  8. Deaf & dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic
  9. No. of Slave houses

Unfortunately, the names of the individual slaves were not given. Additionally, under "color" can be found two letters: "b", for black, and "m", for mulatto.

This census was transcribed from the original, held in the Probate Judge's office at the courthouse in Clayton, Rabun Co., GA. Every effort has been made to insure that the transcription reflects a true and accurate copy of the original.

1860 Federal Census, Rabun Co., GA

2001 - 2012 D&C Research Group

Transcribed October 18, 2001.

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