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Index to 1860 Agricultural Schedule - Dallas County
Agricultural Schedules of the U. S. Census were recorded from 1850 to 1910, but survive for only 1850
to 1880. According to Loretto Szucs and Matthew Wright in Finding Answers in the U. S. Census
Records, "Agriculture censuses can be used to fill gaps when land and tax records are missing or
incomplete; to distinguish between people with the same names; to document land holdings of ancestors
with suitable follow-up in deeds, mortgages, tax rolls, and probate inventories; to verify and document
black sharecroppers and white overseers who may not appear in other records; to identify free black men
and their property holdings; and to trace migration and economic growth."
"Agricultural schedules of 1850, 1860, and 1870 provide the following information for each farm: name
of owner or manager, number of improved and unimprovedunimproved acres, and the cash value of the farm,
farming machinery, livestock, animals slaughtered during the past year, and 'homemade manufactures.'
The schedules also indicate the number of horses, mules, 'milch cows,' working oxen, other cattle,
sheep, and swine owned by the farmer. The amount of oats, rice, tobacco, cotton, wool, peas and beans,
Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes, barley, buckwheat, orchard products, wine, butter, cheese, hay, clover
seed, other grass seeds, hops, hemp, flax, flaxseed, silk cocoons, maple sugar, cane sugar, molasses, and
beeswax and honey produced during the preceding year is also noted." [From the NARA Website.] 2
The 1850 Dallas County Agricultural Schedule was transcribed in full by Adrienne Jamieson in The
Dallas Quarterly, Volume 37, Number 1. The schedules in the ensuing years are too voluminous for full
transcription. What follows is an index to the 1860 Agricultural Schedule indicating the acreage
belonging to each named individual, the value of his land, a notation when the individual was renting the
land, and the page on which the remaining details can be found. All the Dallas County Agricultural
Schedules may be found on microfilm in the Genealogy Section of the Dallas Central Library.
Eighth Census of the United States
Original Returns of the Assistant Marshalls
Name of Owner, Agent, or Cash Value
Manager of the Farm Acres of Land of Farm Page
Moore, Ann 30 175 $1,600 1
Cox, Jas. M. 1
Kemp, Wm. M. 60 260 $1,600 1
Johnson, Chas. M. Renter 1
i Loretto Dennis Szucs and Matthew Wright, Finding Answers in U. S. Census Records (Orem, UT: Ancestry Publishing,
2 National Archives and Records Administration website, Non-Population Census Records,
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