from 1880 Census Returns
IS LISTED AS
Elijah HIGGINS Self M Male W 28 IL
Farmer NY VT
Sarah HIGGINS Wife M Female W 26 IRE
Keeping House SCO SCO
Colin CAMPBELL BroL S Male W 23 IRE
Sells Lightning Rods
Census Place Fairplay, Marion, Kansas
Family History Library Film 1254388
NA Film Number T9-0388
Page Number 106D
Census Place Richland, Adair, Iowa
Family History Library Film 1254325
NA Film Number T9-0325
Page Number 46D
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