This census is transcribed in full and as accurately as possible to the best of my ability. However mistakes in spelling may have been made by myself in reading the difficult handwriting or by the original enumerator during his duties in taking the census. If you find a family of interest within this census listing, the original census record should be consulted to obtain the best transcription possible.Columns:
The Town of Indian Lake was not established until 1858. However, the enumerator for the 1850 census labeled the settlement of Indian Lake, Town of Wells, on the census pages. This was very kind of him, as it now enables us to determine who were some of the early families of the hamlet of Indian Lake, prior to the establishment of the town itself.
NOTE: For other towns it has been noted that the age in months of children under 1 year of age is consistent with a date of 1 June 1850 (not with the date of when the census was actually taken). As the census enumerator was the same person for the entire county and since he seems to be quite consistent in many aspects of his recording of this census, it seems likely that this is true for children in this town as well!
1: dwelling-houses numbered in the order of visitation
2: families numbered in the order of visitation
3a-b: the name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1850 was in this family.
4: description: age
5: description: sex
6: description: color: white, black or mulatto
7: profession, occupation or trade of each male person over 16 years of age
8: value of real estate owned
9: place of birth, naming the state, territory or country
10: married within the year
11: attended school within the year
12: persons over 20 yrs of age who cannot read and write
13: whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict
* - start of a new page has the full name written out once again for Sarah and it appears to be written Viele this time, the first time when it is written (for Francis) it is harder to read but looks like Velis, but at the very least the "l" is in the wrong place. However, this probably should be the same name in both instances.
Last Updated: Wednesday, 14-May-2008 13:27:08 PDT
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