1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia – African Americans – Ward 2

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Septennial Census Returns, 1779-1863This series contains returns for a census conducted every seven years, enumerating taxpaqyers for the purpose of determining representation in the General Assembly. Only about 11% of the original recordds have survived and the only informationa provided in most of the surviving returns is the name of the taxpayer, though occasionally the occupation is also given. The style and details of enumeration varies for the differrent counties and in different periods of time. All counties have lists of “Taxable inhabitants” and “freemen”, while others also include “inmates”. Commencing in 1800, the age, name, gender and place of residence of each slave is also frequently given and occasionally the name of the slave’s owner. Last names of slaves are usually not given because changes in ownership would have altered these over time. A few returns for Franklin County (1828, 1835, 1842), Columbia County (1821), Mifflin County (1821), and Philadelphia City (1863) provide the name, age and gender of deaf, dumb and blind inhabitants.

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Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Page
Bagwell Richard Bk Layer M 2 34
Lloyd Mary Wash Woman F 2 44
Bassett Ann Lady F 6 156
Perkins William Dealer M 8 231
Cole Aaron Waiter M 9 247
Christianson Mary Lady F 9 247
Gales Phebe Lady F 9 251
Iredell G. L. Innkeeper M 9 253
Miller William Black S. M 9 256
Masten James Driver M 9 256
Masten Elizabeth Lady F 9 256
Masten Daniel Barber M 9 256
Martin Letitia Lady F 9 256
Offet John Waiter M 9 261
Pernell B.J. Barber M 9 262
Scott William Dealer M 9 266
Taylor Margaret Dealer F 9 267
Worrock William Driver M 9 269
Wilson Robert Dealer M 9 269
Wethrington Agnes Lady F 9 270
Wethrington Joseph Musician M 9 270
Winston John Contractor M 9 270
Bergan Samuel Driver M 10 276
Benson George Waiter M 10 276
Green William H Plasterer M 10 283
Cromwell Levi Cook M 11 306
Dorman Mary Ann Dressmaker F 11 307
Hack J. W. H. MD M 11 311
Wilson Peter H Barber M 11 325

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

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