Monday, April 5, 2010

1880 US Census Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Schedule Data

Ancestry.com added the 1880 U.S. Census Schedule for Defective, Dependent and Delinquent Classes for 14 states on 7 February 2010. The states included to date are Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington Territory.

I went looking for Seaver DDDs for my one-name study database, and found an interesting one in Massachusetts: Abby Seaver of Monson (1880 United States Census, Hampden County, Massachusetts, Supplemental Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes; Line 6, Page 12119 D, Abby Seaver entry, on Roll 34, NARA Publication Number: T1204; accessed on www.ancestry.com: Publication Title: Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Massachusetts, 1850-1880: ; Archive Location: Washington, D.C.; Archive Name: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)):


The columns for Abby Seaver have these entries:

1. Number of page (from Sch[edule] 1:
3
2. Number of line: 6
3. Name: Abby Seaver
4. Residence when at home - City or town: Monson
5. Residence when at home - County (if in same state) or State (if in some other State): Hampden
6. How supported - At cost of city or town: checked
7. How supported - At cost of county: not checked
8. How supported - At cost of State: not checked
9. How supported - At cost of institution: not checked
10. Is this person able-bodied: Yes
11. Is he (or she) habitually intemperate? No
12. Is he (or she) epileptic? No
13. Has he (or she) ever been convicted of a crime? No
14. If disabled, state form of disability (crippled, consumption, dropsy, old age, lying-in, etc.): Insane
15. Was this person born in this institution? No
16. Date of admission: Dec. 22, '42
17. What other members of this family are in this establishment - Husband? Unchecked
18. What other members of this family are in this establishment - Wife? Unchecked
19. What other members of this family are in this establishment - Mother? Unchecked
20. What other members of this family are in this establishment - Father? Unchecked
21. What other members of this family are in this establishment - Sons (how many)? 0
22. What other members of this family are in this establishment - Daughters (how many)? 0
23. What other members of this family are in this establishment - Brothers (how many)? 0
24. What other members of this family are in this establishment - Sisters (how many)? 0
25. Is this person also blind? No
26. Is he or she deaf and dumb? No
27. Is he or she insane? Yes
28. Is he or she idiotic? No

There is quite a bit of information provided in this non-population schedule. Perhaps the most important is that she was listed as Insane and was admitted in December 1842.

This person is Abigail Seaver, born 3 April 1816 to John and Susanna (Trumbull) Seaver in Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Abigail Seaver died 3 September 1887 in Monson, Hampden County, Massachusetts. She was not married.

1 comment:

Cheryl Fleming Palmer said...

Interesting and sad...yes it is. Thank you for sharing.