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1855 CENSUS OF TOWN OF SARATOGA - DISTRICT ONE
SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK

This listing of the Town of Saratoga census includes all of the information recorded on the original copy of the census manuscript which is located in the Saratoga County Clerk's office, McMaster Street, Ballston Spa, NY. The census was taken June 4-5, 1855 by John B. Holmes, Marshal.

Field names used in this census include (from left to right):
House Dwelling number
Bld Building material (frame, brick)
Family # Family number
Surname Last name
Given Name First name(s) and middle initial, if given
Age Age (Given in months for those under one year of age)
Sex Sex (m=male, f=female)
Color Race (blank=white; B=Black)
Rel Relation to Head of Household (see abbreviations)
Birthpl Place of birth (see abbreviations)
If born in New York State, the county of birth is indicated
Mar Married (1 appears if married)
Wid Widowed (1 appears if widowed)
Yr res Years as a resident of Saratoga county
Occupation Occupation
Native Native of the United States
Natlzd Naturalized citizen of the United States
Alien Not a naturalized citizen of the United States
No tax Black person not taxed
Not r/w Unable to read or write, if over age 20
Own Ld Owns land
Other Comments entered in this field

ABBREVIATIONS

The following abbreviations are used for counties in New York State:
Clin Clinton Putn Putnam
Col Columbia Rens Rensselaer
Dutc Dutchess Sara Saratoga
Erie Erie Scho Schoharie
Esex Essex Warr Warren
Jeff Jefferson Wash Washington
Mont Montgomery West Westchester

The following abbreviations are used for countries, states and cities:
CAN  Canada
ENG  England
IRE    Ireland
NYC   New York City
plus CT, MA, NH, NJ, PA, RI, WI

The following abbreviations are used to indicate the relationship to the head of the household:

fath father gdtr granddaughter bro brother snil son-in-law stpd stepdaughter
moth mother stps stepson sist sister dtil daughter-in-law brdr boarder
son son aunt aunt wife wife bril brother-in-law appr apprentice
dtr daughter neph nephew fril father-in-law stin sister-in-law adpt adopted
gson grandson niec niece mil mother-in-law uncl uncle serv servant

The following abbreviations were used for occupations:
   carragmaker   carriagemaker
   carpent          carpenter

Anomalies in the 1855 Census of the Town of Saratoga

A few omissions or irregularities in the original 1855 Town of Saratoga census were detected by this transcriber. On occasion the surname of people enumerated in the same household is spelled differently. (Ex: the head of family #12 is Andrew McEachron, but the other members of the family are spelled McEakron.) In other instances the head of the household is listed as married and the person identified as his wife is not listed as married. Or a member of the household is listed as married, but no one else in the household is listed as wife. In other instances there is a discrepancy between the age and the number of years as a resident of Saratoga County for someone listed as being born in Saratoga County. Likewise for someone listed as being born outside of Saratoga County, but the age and number of years in the county are the same. The gender is not indicated for two individuals.
The transcription of this census record was completed in January 1999 by Patricia D. Peck. Any comments, corrections or omissions should be directed to her at 178 Wagman's Ridge, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6620.

copyright 1999, 2000, 2001
Pat Peck and Heritage Hunters of Saratoga County
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