SUMMER 1998

The Darlington Flag Newsletter

    1860 FEDERAL CENSUS, CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, compiled by 
    James C. Pigg
...As genealogical researchers know, the 1860 Federal Census is vital 
    to most family histories.  Taken on the eve of the War Between the States, this census
    gives researchers one last snapshot of ante-bellum life.  This title measures favorably
    with Pigg’s earlier census publications.  Each person within each household is 
    enumerated with their age, race, sex, occupation, and place of birth.  Discoveries 
    surprise the researcher on every page.  What could additional research reveal about 
    John Cullinan (Roman Catholic Priest,  household #1268); Margaret Smith (aged 72, 
    born in Scotland, household #4); Benjamin Hainey (Shinglegetter, household #296) 
    and John Worthy (overseer, born in England, real estate value $20,000, personal 
    property value $20,000, household #874)?  What did Hawley Rivers (age 40), Lavinia
    Sellers (age 76), Nelly Martin (age 55), James Lemond (age 60), Liddy Kesiah 
    (age 50), and William Coker (age 40) all have in common?  Answer- They all were
    residents of the county poorhouse in 1860.    We are indebted to Jim Pigg for his
    continued efforts to make resources available to Chesterfield researchers.  Published 
    by Chesterfield County, SC Genealogical Services.  129 pages, softcover, index. Price:
   
$25.00 plus $4.00 shipping for first book and $1.50 for each additional book. 

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