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Census Record of Thomas Day, 1850

Title

Census Record of Thomas Day, 1850

Description

This document presents the census record for Thomas Day, a free black man, taken during 1850 in Caswell County. The census listed not only how many free people lived within a certain area, but it also showed how many slaves each person owned. Thomas Day is listed in the census as a slaveholder. According to this census, he owned 8 slaves, some of them “black” and others “mulatto” (which indicates a person of two different ethnic backgrounds).

Creator

United States Government

Source

"1850 Federal Slave Census," Ancestry.com, accessed September 30, 2014, ancestry.com.

Date

1850-08-23

Contributor

Ashton Wassack

Type

Document

Coverage

Caswell County, North Carolina

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Files

1850 Federal Slave Census.jpeg

Citation

United States Government , Census Record of Thomas Day, 1850, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 22, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/898.