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From: Jerry Merritt <>
Subject: Census Crib Sheet
Date: Wed, 21 May 1997 22:57:55 -0500


I got the idea for this from Lee Ponder. He had done all the hard work. =
I just reformatted it a little to make it easier for me to read. You =
might have to reformat too since the form will be in whatever font your =
email program uses and may be somewhat scrambled in getting out to all =
of you. The top tells you all the age brackets for the various censuses =
and the bottom part tells you what years the person was born in based on =
what age bracket they fell into on any given census (prior to 1850). I =
wish I could have transmitted this in rich-text format but I know =
everyone isn't using an email program that can read that.

Just neaten up and reformat the below table to your satisfaction and =
print it out and stick it in your genealogy travel kit for use at =
libraries and research centers.

Jerry Merritt

CENSUS AGE BRACKET FORMAT

1790 - 0 0 0 0 0 1st column free white males age 16 and over
2nd column free white males under 16
3rd column free white females
4th column all other free persons
5th column slaves.=20

1800 & 1810 - 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0
M 0-10, M 10-16, M 16-26, M 26-45, M 45+
F 0-10, F 10-16, F 16-26, F 26-45, F 45+

1820 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0
M 0-10, M 10-16, M 16-18, M 16-26, M 26-45, M 45+
F 0-10, F 10-16, F 16-26, F 26-45, F 45+

1830 & 1840 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0-5 5-10 10-15 15-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60 60-70 70-80 80-90 90-100

CENSUS AGE COLUMN ~VS~ YEARS OF BIRTH

1790 - >16 =3D born bef 1774 <16 =3D born aft 1774
=20
1800 - 0-10 =3D b 1790-1800 1810 - 0-10 =3D b 1800-1810
10-16 =3D b 1784-90 10-16 =3D b 1794-1800
16-26 =3D b 1774-84 16-26 =3D b 1784-94
26-45 =3D b 1755-74 26-45 =3D b 1765-84
45+ =3D b bef 1755 45+ =3D b bef 1765

1820 - 0-10 =3D b 1810-20
10-16 =3D b 1804-1810
16-18 =3D b 1802-1804 (Male only)
16-26 =3D b 1794-1804
26-45 =3D b 1775-94
45+ =3D b bef 1775

1830 1840
col. born col. born
0-5 1 1825-30 1 1835-40
5-10 2 1820-25 2 1830-35
10-15 3 1815-20 3 1825-30
15-20 4 1810-15 4 1820-25
20-30 5 1800-10 5 1810-20
30-40 6 1790-1800 6 1800-10
40-50 7 1780-90 7 1790-1800
50-60 8 1770-80 8 1780-90
60-70 9 1760-70 9 1770-80
70-80 10 1750-60 10 1760-70
80-90 11 1740-50 11 1750-60
90-100 12 1730-40; 12 1740-50

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