Randy Seaver’s Genea-Musings blog is one of my favorites. Why? Because he always has something that you can use. Now. Today. No pre-ordering needed!
Case in point: yesterday’s blog post, Devier J. Smith in 1880 Agricultural Census. Somewhere in the back of my dusty and cob-webby brain I remembered that Ancestry has some “agricultural” census schedules, but I’ve never checked them out.
Ok, I’ve got oodles of Texas farmers in my tree, so let’s see what I can find among the Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880.
Isaac Turner was my second great-grandfather and a farmer in rural Hill County, Texas in the late 1800’s. And..
here he is in the 1880 Hill County Schedule 2- Products of Agriculture schedule:
Lots of data here… where IS my magnifying glass… :)
(Of note, there is also an Isaac Turner enumerated in neighboring Johnson County. Is this my Isaac? Don’t know, need to check that out!)
P. S. I also found another second great-grandfather, Miles Francis Stanley, in the 1880 Hill County Schedule 2- Products of Agriculture schedule. Glad I investigated this database. Thanks, Randy!