Mortality schedule, no. 7: Wilson township, 1880.

Each of the United States federal censuses from 1850 to 1880 included a mortality schedule enumerating individuals who had died in the previous year previous. Each entry noted the decedent’s family number in the population schedule, name, age, sex, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death.

Here are abstracts from the 1880 mortality schedule for Wilson township, Wilson County:

  • 1 Barnes, Walter. 9 months old, died in August, cause illegible, no attending physician. “Walter Barnes was taken with vomiting in the morning & died in the evening about 3 oclock. Father & Mother know not what caused death had not Phisician with him”

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmer George Barnes, 41; wife Anna, 34; and children Hardy, 19, Rena, 17, Jessee, 12, Edmonia, 11, George, 9, Minnie Adeline, 6, Joshua and General, 3, and William, 1. The census taker noted that Rena had a toothache.

  • 32 Unnamed infant. 1 day old, died in May, cause illegible, no attending physician.
  • 32 Unnamed infant. 1 day old, died in [illegible], cause illegible, no attending physician.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmer Turner Eatmond, 30; wife Cherry, 23; and brother David, 15.

  • 74 Unnamed infant. 1 day old, died in June, cause illegible, no attending physician.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmer George Barnes, 48; wife Nicy, 45; and children Robert, 15, Roscoe, 8, Martha, 7, Edwin, 5, and Earnest, 3.

  • 129 Sutton, Roxana. 1 year old, died in May of remittent fever.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County:

  • 148 Smith, Redmond. 13 years old, died in October, “burned to death,” no attending physician. “Carosine can exploded.”

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmworker Abraham Smith, 34; wife Louzetta, 34; and children Louis, 13, Penelope, 8, Susan, 6, Mariah, 5, Caroline, 3, and Clarcey, 1.

  • 153 Moore, Isiah. 27 days days, died in June, smothered to death, no attending physician. “Mother overlaid child in Bed while she was asleep _ Child 2 years old _ Mother says was all its life unhealthy”
  • 153 Moore, Nathan. 2 years old, died in March of fever, no attending physician.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmworker Rhoda Moore,  30, and children Lazarus, 10, Peter, 8, and Nelly, 4.

  • 162 Harriss, Lucy. 7 years old, died in August of fever, attending physician Joseph Bynum.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: Sam Norvall, 25; wife Gracy, 23; and children Lizzie, 3, and Charlie, 11 months; and daughter Cathren Dupree, 6.

  • 160 Vines, Vina. 8 years old, died in June of bilious fever, attending physician Joseph Bynum.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmworker Sampson Vines, 27; wife Emily, 20; and child Mary, 1.

  • 164 Cobb, Celia. 13 days old, died in September of fits, no attending physician. “Child was [illegible.]”

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmworker Benjamin Cobb, 54; wife Elizabeth, 42; children Mary, 18, Elizabeth, 16, Moris, 12, Benjamin, 10, and Elizabeth, 6; plus boarder James Sullivan, 35, farmworker.

  • 181 Wooten, William. 5 months, died in September of teething, attending physician J.K. Ruffin.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: Benjamin Wooten, 27; wife Clary, 24; and daughter Mollie, 5.

  • 183 Barnes, James. 1 year old, died in February of fever, no attending physician.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmworker George Barnes, 35; wife Jane, 24; and children Alice, 5, Esther, 4, and Mama, 5 months.

  • 194 Barnes, Willie Mack. 3 years old, died in June of “congestion chill,” attending physician R.G. Barham.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County:farmer Lemon Barnes, 32; wife Nancy, 26; and children Morrison, 8, Jessee R., 7, Ida, 6, Eddie, 3, Lemon Jr., 2, and General, 2 months.

  • 203 Barefoot, Rose. 90 years old, widowed, died in October of old age, no attending physician.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmer Jacob Short, 55, and wife Milly, 46.

  • 208 Farmer, Jonah. 1 year old, died in May of measles, attending physician C.C. Peacock.
  • 208 Farmer, Infant. Stillborn in October, no attending physician.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer George Farmer, 28; wife  Ann, 34; and children Sarah, 14, William, 12, Mourning, 8, James, 6, and David, 5.

  • 241 Unnamed infant. 1 day old, died in January of “bleeding at navel,” no attending physician.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmworker Brister Huffman, 26; wife Emma, 21; children Charles, 3, and Annie, 1; and mother-in-law Julia Harriss, 60.

  • 242 Young, Pattie. 6 years old, died in April of dropsy, attending physician C.C. Peacock.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farmworker Henry Young, 45; wife Zilpha Ann, 21; and children Joseph, 15, Nettie, 13, and George, 10.

  • 256 Gay, Spencer. 30 years old, married, worked at brickyard, died in February of consumption, attending physician C.C. Peacock.
  • 256 Barnes, Roscoe. 1 year old, died in October of “congestion chill,” attending physician C.C. Peacock.
  • 256 Barnes, Infant. Stillborn in September, no attending physician.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: widow Adeline Gay, 26, works in a nursery; sister Harriet Barnes, 24, washes and irons; nieces Lilly, 4, and Mary Barnes, 2; and mother Jennie Oneal, 50.

  • 266 Unnamed infant. 1 day old, died in February of inanition, no attending physician.
  • 266 Unnamed infant. Stillborn in October, no attending physician.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Gilbert Stallings, 28; wife Georgeanna, 23; and daughters Clooa, 6, and Mary, 2.

  • 295 Ricks, Axa. 54 years old, married, kept house, died in November of disease of womb, attending physician C.C. Peacock.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer William Ricks, 55.

  • 323 Artice, George. 5 years old, died in April, poisoned, attending physician C.C. Peacock.

In the 1880 census of South Wilson township, Wilson County: washwoman Mittie Moore, 25; daughter Etta, 7; and [daughter?] Francis, 18, cook.

  • 127 Brooks, Tony. 85 years old, died in December of paralysis, attending physician J.K. Ruffin.

In the 1880 census of North Wilson township, Wilson County: farmer Merriman Woodard, 52; wife Jane, 35; children Marietta, 15, Edmond, 13, Zany, 12, Cornelia, 8, Flora, 4, and Merriman, 2; and niece Dora Batts, 13.

  • 137 Blount, William.  No age listed, died in May of “consumpsion”; attending physician C.C. Peacock.

In the 1880 census of North Wilson township, Wilson County: the household of white farmer Asa Hill, all hireling Frank Edwards, 20.

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