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1850 MORTALITY TABLES

Enumerated by John Wright, Assistant Marshall


The information in this table was taken from information transcribed by Lowell M. Volkel from originals in the Illinois State Archives, Springfield, Illinois, in 1973. As with all transcriptions the researcher is advised to use with care and to verify information independently. The name and spelling of the disease is as written. Thanks to Dorothy Falk for obtaining copies of the mortality tables for this project.


The mortality schedules were part of the 1850 Federal Census. It included everyone who died in the year prior to the beginning of the census and included only those who normally resided in the county. There were 11 columns including one for color and one for free or slave. Those two were skipped in Logan County. The ages as a fraction, e.g., 2/12, are infants. 2/12 is 2 months. The 1850 Census began on June 1, 1850.


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Column 1 - Name

Column 2 - Age

Column 3 - Sex

Column 4 - Color (white, black, mulatto)

Column 5 - Free or Slave

Column 6 - Married or widowed

Column 7 - Place of Birth

Column 8 - Month of death

Column 9 - Occupation

Column 10 - Disease or cause of death

Column 11 - Number of days ill



Name

Age

Sex

M

Birth

Death

Occupation

Cause of Death

Days Ill

[no name entered] Stallings

0/12

m

 

Ills.

Jan

 

unknown

 

George Andrew

4/12

m

 

Ills.

May

 

Inflamation brain

14 D.

Charlotte M. Collins

8/12

f

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Unknown

12 D.

Daniel F. McKinney

56

m

m

Ky.

Nov.

Farmer

Conjestive chill

1 D.

George Mason

29

m

 

Eng.

Aug

Apothecary

Consumption

CH

Nancy Jane Randolph

1/12

f

 

Ills.

Apr

 

unknown

12 D.

Kittura Cunningham

6

f

 

Ohio

Sep

 

unknown

8 D.

Melvina Regun

1

f

 

Ills.

Aug

 

unknown

7 D.

Moses Moore

49

m

m

Va.

Sep

Farmer

Consumption

CH

Nancy Elizabeth Kelso

11/12

f

 

Ills.

Dec

 

Pneumonia

5 D.

Mary Ann [no name]

1/12

f

 

Ills.

Jun

 

Samll pox

9 D. ,

William McGrow

50

m

m

Ky.

May

Farmer

Cholera

1 D.

David B . Miller

1

m

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Croup

1 D.

Charles Smith

17

m

 

Ohio

Mar

Farmer

Conjestion of brain

1 D.

Elizabeth Frakes

69

f

m

Pa.

Sep

 

unknown

1 D.

Sarah F. Frakes

6

f

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Snake bitten

3 D.

James M. Myers

2/12

m

 

Ills.

Sep

 

Inflamation/brain

7 D.

Levisa Hedg

2

f

 

Ills.

Jun

 

unknown

8 D.

William N. Hedg

4/12

m

 

Ills.

Aug

 

unknown

19 D.

Johnson A. Hall

44

m

m

Ky.

Aug

Farmer

ColeraMorbus

2 D.

Synthia Allman

39

f

m

Ia.

Mar

 

Child bed

1 D.

Elizabeth Howard

2

f

 

Ohio

Aug

 

unknown

26 D.

Mary Ellen [no name]

1

f

 

Ills.

Nov.

 

unknown

 

Elizabeth Riley

10/12

f

 

Ills.

Sep

 

Diarhea

28 D.

Dulsena Morgan

8/12

f

 

Ills.

Nov

 

unknown

CH

Martha Stephens

83

f

w

C.T.

Nov

 

Fever

12 D.

Nelson Harper

18

m

 

Ohio

Feb

Farmer

Conjestive fever

6 D.

David A. Glenn

40

m

m

Pa.

Dec

Merchant

Consumption

CH

Anninta Stephens

1

f

 

Ills.

Nov

 

Hooping Cough

CH

Elizabeth Coil

49

f

w

Ohio

Feb

 

Consumption

CH

Francis McGarvy

31

m

w

Ohio

Apr

Carpenter

Inflamation/brain

4 D.

Charles Croft

44

m

m

Pa.

Nov

Trader

Inflamation/brain

4 D.

Eliza Jane Shaw

8

f

 

Ohio

Oct

 

fever

3 D.

Madison Lucas

1

m

 

Ills.

Sep

 

Diarhea

60 D.

Abam. Dudney

1

m

 

Ills.

Oct

 

Congestive chill

7 D.

James Rachards

1

m

 

Ills.

Jan

 

unknown

14 D.

William Rice

14

m

 

Pa.

Jul

Farmer

Inflamation Rheumatism

20 D.

John W. Wright

2

m

 

Ills.

Aug

 

Inflamation/brain

7 D.

Edward L. Mason

1

m

 

Ills.

Feb

 

conjestion/brain

2 D.

John Maginnis

18

m

 

Ireland

Sep

Mason

Dropsy

14 D.

John Sheak

11/12

m

 

Ills.

Aug

 

Fits

50 D.

Gustav Frederick

2/12

m

 

Ills.

Aug

 

Fits

2 D.

Julia Albert

1/12

f

 

Ills.

Apr

 

Croup

6 D.

Josephine Stafford

1

f

 

Ills.

Dec

 

Inflamation/brain

10 D.

Israel Harvy

9

m

 

Ills.

Jul

 

Scofula

CH

Mary Cass

48

f

m

Ky.

Dec

 

CH

unknown

William Radgway

6/12

m

 

Ills.

Aug

 

unknown

90 D.

George Brooker

49

m

m

Germany

Nov

Farmer

Fever

120 D.

Margaret Brooker

16

f

 

Ohio

Jan

 

Conjestive fever

14 D.

William M. Greenstate

10

m

 

Ills.

Oct

 

Arasipolis

8 D.

Delila Bowman

9

f

 

Ills.

Nov

 

Unknown

CH

Sarah Frakes

19

f

m

Ills.

Aug

 

Child bed

2 D.

Susan K. [no name]

7

f

 

Ia.

Aug

 

unknown

120 D.

Nancy J. [no name]

18

f

 

Ia.

Jan

 

Conjestive fever

10 D.

Mary M. [no name]

5

f

 

Ills.

Jan

 

Inflamation/brain

2 D.

Jasabel Gambrel

1

m

 

Ills.

Mar

 

Fever

30 D.

John E. Brown

3

m

 

Ohio

May

 

Fever

3 D.

Thompkins Shury(Sherry?)

1

m

 

Ills.

Sep

 

Spasms

3 D.

Lydia Copeland

32

f

m

Ohio

May

 

Arasipolis

4 D.

Wade [no name]

1/12

m

 

Ills.

Aug

 

Diarhea

3 D.

Andrew J. Blackford

19

m

 

Ills.

Dec

Farmer

Fever

7 D.

Asahel Holsted

5/12

m

 

Ills.

Oct

 

Croup

1 D.




Interesting statistics from the 1850 census:

124 pages of Free Inhabitants, population 5,120 – total dwellings 835

28 pages of Productions of Agriculture – 488 farms

4 pages of Products of Industry – 14 establishments

4 pages of persons who died – 62 persons [pp. 511-514]

4 pages of Social Statistics

Total 164 pages



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