A Closer Look at the 1850 Census: Ages and Dates
How well does the information on the 1850 census schedule agree with the Clark Family Record and other Clark family documents and known facts?
First, examine the census page header. It was enumerated by J. I. Loomis (a resident of Polk township, Washington county) and covered the “Free Inhabitants in Mequon Dist. No 15 in the County of Washington State of Wisconsin enumerated by me, on the 7th day of Oct. 1850.” Continue reading