from 1880 Census Returns
Alphonso HIGGINS Self M Male W 60 VT
Farmer VT VT
Harriett HIGGINS Wife M Female W 54 VT
Keeping House VT VT
Chloe HIGGINS Dau S Female W 14 VT
At School VT VT
Matilda WINTERS Other W Female W 78 VT
At Home CT NY
Census Place Benson, Rutland, Vermont
Family History Library Film 1255347
NA Film Number T9-1347
Page Number 6C
CENSUS cenĚsus sen(t)-s&s
The manuscript census is the single fullest genealogical record.
Every ten years, the government commissioned census takers
who visited every house in their district.
There, they asked the head of the household a series of personal
questions: the age of everyone in the home, his or her race, wealth,
occupation, age, literacy, physical state, and birthplace.
The Content of each census questionnaire varied.
This information compiled by Michael James Higgins