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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 

Source Information:
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