1860 Federal Census of Washington County, North Carolina

Instructions and Index

Many thanks to the Washington County Genealogical Society, who provided a copy of the 1860 Washington County census, which they transcribed and published. The 1860 census year began June 1, 1860 and ended July 24, 1860. All persons who were living on the 1st day of June 1860 were included. This census transcription is organized by page number. In addition to the page number, the index provides the microfilm page number where individuals are listed. Some of the titles of the columns have been shorten. For additional information about the columns refer to "Column Descriptions".

This version of the census is the same as described in the "Forward" of the hard copy, except the pages have been aligned to correspond to the actual census pages, and the omitted columns have been combined and included in a comments column. One person, Isabelle Bateman (age 11), who was omitted in the transcription, has been included here. Blank fields have been replace with a dash "-" to make it easier to read. In addition the abbreviations used for occupations have been expanded to a decsription.

The index has been changed from a SURNAME only index to a full name index, which lists each person in the entire census. To help researchers find names that have been recorded incorrectly, alternate spellings are sometime provided; for example: C. Barrus is listed in the index twice, once as Cabarrus and once as Barrus (See Cabarrus). Some names are spelled differently in the index than in the actual census; for example: Hasel is spelled Hassell. This is done to group given surnames together regardless of the enumerator's choice of spelling. The index is arranged alphabetically so you won't have to scan through each page looking for surnames of interest. Each person in the index is linked to their respective census page. Merely click on the person's name in the index and you will go to that person in the census. When you are done looking at that page click on your browser's BACK button to return to the index right where you left it. If you want to go to another page or a different area of the index, full navigational capability is located at the bottom of each page.

In additon to an index by person, you can click on a census page within a given township/district to view the census by township, or by page. At the bottom of each page you can click on the "previous page" or the "next page" of the census. On the last page of a township, clicking on "next page" will take you to the first page of the next township. On the first page of a township, clicking on "previous page" will take you to the last page of the previous township.

Some families are split between pages in the census. If the family you are researching is the first or last family on the page, you will need to check the adjoining page. To ensure you don't miss a family member, the dwelling and family number is included on the first entry of every page so you can compare it with the dwelling and family number on the previous page to determine if the family was split across two pages.

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L M N - O P - Q R Sa - So Sp - Sz T - V W - Z

304A 304B 305A 305B 306A 306B 307A 307B 308A 308B
309A 309B 310A 310B 311A 311B 312A 312B 313A 313B
314A 314B 315A 315B 316A 316B 317A 317B 318A 318B
319A 319B 320A 320B 321A 321B 322A 322B 323A 323B
324A 324B 325A 325B 326A 326B 327A 327B 328A 328B
329A 329B 330A 330B 331A 331B 332A 332B 333A 333B
334A 334B 335A 335B 336A 336B 337A 337B 338A 338B
339A 339B 340A 340B 341A 341B 342A 342B 343A 343B
344A 344B 345A 345B 346A 346B        

          346B 347A 347B 348A 348B
349A 349B 350A 350B 351A 351B 352A 352B    

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