1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 17-25 – African Americans

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Helpful Vocabulary:

Carman ‘Driver of (horse-drawn) vehicles for transporting goods. Carmen were often employed by railway companies for local deliveries and collections of goods and parcels. Modern day van driver. Also sometimes someone who drove horse-drawn trams was called a Carman.’
Carter Carrier of goods by wagon
Chimney Sweep Chimney Cleaner
Confectioner One whose occupation it is to make or sell confections, which are preparations of fruits preserved with sugar, such as peaches, pears, melons, nuts, orange peels, etc., and/or sugar candies.
Mantua maker A dress maker – A Mantua was a loose gown worn over a petticoat and open down the front.
Ostler Originally, a Hostler was the host of an Inn or (H)ostelry. Later became the man employed to look after the horses of the visitors
Paperhanger An interior decorator who put up wallpaper.
Porter 1) Door or gate keeper 2) Carried baggage in railway stations and other public places
Stevedore A dock worker or labourer who unloads and loads ships’ cargoes.
Teamster Driver of a team horses used for hauling
Wheeler 1) Made wheels 2) Spinning wheel attendant 3) Led pit ponies underground in the pits
Wheelwright Made or repaired wheels; wheeled carriages, etc.
Whitewasher Whitewasher: One who whitewashes by using a composition of water and lime or sizing to whiten walls, ceilings, etc.

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 Final wards for 1863

Ward 17
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Davis Moses Laborer M 8 193
Ward 19
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Dito Sophia Widow F 9 272
Donovan Job M 8 242
Ruth J Roberts F 5 158
Rebecca Roberts F 5 158
Catherine Roberts F 5 158
Elizabeth Roberts F 5 158
Walker Laxine F 4 133
Wai?? Ja M 4 133
Burns Edmere M 4 104
Williams Charles R.Est M 2 65
Williams Abry F 2 65
Polk Jas K R.Est M 2 57
Apples Sebas Saw. M. M 1 2
Ward 20
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Brown Henry C Lecturer M 11 303
Higgins William Barber M 9 251
Young Cecilia F 8 238
Patton Marsha F 8 228
Young William Wheeler M 5 151
Stile Aaron Barber M 5 146
Clover Joanna F 4 97
James Lucy F 1 12
Ward 21
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Gibson John Laborer M 2 40
Bright Alfred Laborer M 2 34
Ward 22
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Pernell Esaw Farmer M 5 126
McKinsey Isaac Farmer M 5 123
Montier Charles Farmer M 5 122
Miller Gideon P Blk Smith M 5 122
Fisher Washington Laborer M 5 115
Butler Henry C Laborer M 5 110
Ballard Caroline Laundress F 5 110
Rachel Gibbs none F 2 33
Matthew Hogan Laborer M 1 9
George Darnell Farmer M 1 5
Ward 23
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Harris Perry Gardener M 6 143
James Watson Wheelwright M 5 129
Jamar Robinson Lady F 5 122
John Pride Laborer M 5 120
Rhody Pleasants Washer F 5 120
Randall Pleasants Laborer M 5 120
Eliz L McNamer Washer F 5 117
Perry Harris Laborer M 5 112
Enos Gongo Laborer M 5 111
Thomas Davis Laborer M 5 108
James Bowser Laborer M 5 106
Weldon Patience Matron F 4 102
Whitaker Charles Laborer M 4 102
Stuart William Ostler M 4 99
Stuart Jane Nurse F 4 99
Smith Edward Laborer M 4 99
Smith William Laborer M 4 99
Sommers Peter Laborer M 4 99
Robinson Gable Laborer M 4 98
Pride Mary A F 4 97
Purnell Sarah M 4 97
Pleasants William Laborer M 4 97
Little Benjamin Laborer M 4 93
Jones Frank Laborer M 4 91
Jones John Laborer M 4 91
Jeffries Henry Laborer M 4 91
Hazard Isaac Teamster M 4 90
Harrison isaiah Coachman M 4 90
Hatfield John Laborer M 4 90
Cooper Elizabeth F 4 85
Chase Samuel Laborer M 4 85
Bond Jesse Laborer M 4 84
Brake Peter R Trader M 4 84
Byard William Laborer M 4 84
Butler James Laborer M 4 84
Wallace Wm Laborer M 3 78
Parner John Laborer M 3 72
Purvis Robert Farmer M 3 72
Hackett Samuel Laborer M 3 64
Bolden Chas Laborer M 3 58
Barney JJ Laborer M 3 58
Woods Joseph M 2 54
Stevens Maryann F 2 49
Williams John M 1 26
Ricketts Peter M 1 20
Moore George Laborer M 1 15
Moore Elisha Laborer M 1 15
Miles John M 1 15
Harris James Laborer M 1 11
Harris Joseph Laborer M 1 11
Freeman Henry M 1 9
Freeman George M 1 9
Freeman Wm T M 1 9
Freeman Rachael F 1 9
Fisher Euphamea F 1 9
Chase Elias M 1 5
Chase Mary F 1 5
Chase Wm M 1 5
Ward 24
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Wilson Mrs Sarah Lady F 9 258
Ward Mrs Julia Estate F 9 258
Thomas Delisha Estate F 9 256
Sheppare Liddia Estate F 9 254
Miller Perry Lab M 9 246
Martin Lewis B Carpenter M 9 246
Lee Fenton Lab M 9 245
London Jacob Lab M 9 245
Logan Nehemiah Lab M 9 245
Bailey Peter Lab M 9 236
Black Mathas Lab M 9 236
Black Gideon Lab M 9 236
Singleton Aaron Estate M 8 224
Gibbs Matthew M 8 210
Drummon Joseph Estate M 8 207
Drummon Anna M Estate F 8 207
Peer Anthony Barber M 5 130
Parker Saml Lab M 4 100
Draper Lydia Washwoman F 4 87
Allen Leven Lab M 4 81
Robenson Perry R Lab M 3 72
Underwood Elizabeth Washerwoman F 2 52
Green Jane Washwoman F 2 37
Drisberry David Carter M 2 34
Beasly Robert Lab M 2 32
Amos Nathan Lab M 2 31
Richards David Lab M 1 20
Richards Allen Lab M 1 20
Richards James Ostler M 1 20
King John D Lab M 1 12
Hews Henderson Lab M 1 10
Harris Elias Lab M 1 10
Harris George Lab M 1 10
Grey Henderson Lab M 1 9
Emons Peter Lab M 1 7
Black Calvin Lab M 1 3
Ward 25
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Jno Brooks M 1 6
David Bowers Lab M 1 6
Jno Rogers Lab M 1 22
Jno Stewart Lab M 1 24
Wm Butcher Lab M 2 33
Wm Butcher Sr Lab M 2 33
Henry Jefferson Lab M 2 41
Wm James Lab M 2 41
Dublin H King Coachman M 2 42

 

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.

 

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 8 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 9 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 10 – 12 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 13 – 16 – African Americans

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