mortality schedule

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.

Mortality schedule, no. 6: Town of Wilson, 1870.

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 is a detail from the 1870 mortality schedule for the Town of Wilson, Wilson County:

Screen Shot 2020-07-03 at 1.10.22 PM.png

  • Charles Edwards. Age 6 months, died in August, cholera infantum.

In the 1870 census of the Town of Wilson, Wilson County: teamster Cally Speight, 23; wife Margaret, 26; and Ann, 13, domestic servant; Abel Edwards, 84; wife Arden, 72; Issa, 20, hotel chambermaid; Gracy, 23, domestic servant; and Ann P. Edwards, 5.

  • Lane Scarborough. Age 8, died in August, “inflammation brain.”
  • Infant Scarborough. Age 3 months, died in September, “inflammation brain.”

In the 1870 census of the Town of Wilson, Wilson County: Anna Scarborough, 35; son John, 17, furniture shop employee; daughter Louisa, 14; and Henry Blackman, 19, teaching school.

  • Rena Clark. Age 6 months, died in July, cholera infantum.

In the 1870 census of the Town of Wilson, Wilson County: Mariah Clark, 20, listed as a domestic servant in the household of retail grocer Edwin G. Clark.

  • Neal Mac. Age 1, died in July, unknown.

In the 1870 census of the Town of Wilson, Wilson County: Mary Whitaker, 22, domestic servant; Ann Pender, 13, servant; and Mariah Mac, 25, servant, born in South Carolina.

  • Elias Edmondson. Age 1 week, Died in May, “inflammation brain.”

In the 1870 census of the Town of Wilson, Wilson County: farm laborer Ellias Edmonson, 28; wife Emiline, 23; and Joseph E., 9.

Mortality schedule, no. 5: Taylors township, 1870.

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 is a detail from the 1870 mortality schedule for Taylor township, Wilson County:

  • Taylor, Milbry. Age 29, farm laborer, died in November, [illegible] fever.

In the 1870 census of Spring Hill township, Wilson County: farm laborer James Taylor, 56; wife Charity, 61; and Delphia Taylor, 21; Jeremiah, 9, and Cornelious Person, 5; and Wesley, 4, and Henry Taylor, 4 months.

Mortality schedule, no. 4: Wilson township, 1870.

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 family number in the population schedule, name, age, sex, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death.

Here is the 1870 mortality schedule for part of Wilson township, Wilson County:

  • Farmer, James. Age 28, black, worked in iron foundry, died in February, consumption.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Rosa Farmer, 35, and children Gray, 16, Turner, 17, Mary, 16, Thomas, 13, Daniel, 12, Leah, 10, Jefferson, 8, Louisa, 10 months, and Anna, 3, plus Arche Barnes, 73, cooper.

  • Rountree, Louisa. Age 18, black, died in February, consumption.
  • Rountree, Jesse. Age 3 months, mulatto, died in November, hooping cough.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: Rebecca Rountree, 50, and children and grandchildren Henry, 20, butcher, John, 23, barber, Dempsy, 26, farm laborer, Charles, 15, Benjamin, 24, butcher, Mary, 30, domestic servant, Joseph, 9, Willie, 8, Lucy, 20, domestic servant, Worden, 2, and Charles, 1.

  • Taylor, Marcellus. Age 1, black, died in November, scrofula.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Peter Taylor, 32; wife Classy, 37; and children Harred, 8, Haywood, 10, William, 5, and Susan, 8 months.

  • Blount, Mary. Age 30, mulatto, married, died in June, consumption.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Calvin Blount, 35; farm laborer John Bantler, 23; and Dick, 12, Tillman, 10, Frank, 6, Wright, 7, and William Blount, 4.

  • Mitchell, Maggie. Age 6 months, black, died in July, inflammation stomach.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: Eliza Mitchell, 26, and daughter Rebecca, 9.

  • Renfrow, [illegible].  Age 46, black, married, farm laborer, died in October, pneumonia.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: Sarah Renfrow, 45, Isaac, 14, Rosa, 30, and Dennis, 4, plus Lewis Kelly, 23.

  • Milton, Lindsey. Age 48, black, married, farm laborer, died in May, heart [illegible].

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: domestic servant Eliza Milton, 41, and children John, 13, Robert, 12, and Francy, 8; Susan Benjamin, 2; and Mark Blount, 18.

  • Ruffin, infant. Age 1, black, died in October, unknown.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Green Ruffin, 36; wife Tamer, 30; children Ora, 3, and Martha, 2; and Nicey Watson, 58.

  • Farmer, Luther. Age 19, black, died in February, farm laborer, pleurisy(?).

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: Washington Farmer, 43; wife Wady, 44; and children Edith, 14, Fortin, 13, Gimsey, 11, John W., 8, Nancy, 6, and Orgius, 6; and farm laborer Nelson Thomas, 21.

  • Bell, Adeline. Age 20, black, died in February, worked on farm, consumption.
  • Battle, Manerva. Age 30, mulatto, died in May, worked on farm, asciteas.

Ascites is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity. In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Hardy Bell, 65; Lucinda, 48; and children Wilson, 17, Isabella, 13, and Ellen, 7; and Turner, 4, Julia, 10, William, 8, Lucinda, 6, Anna, 3, and infant Battle, 10 months.

  • Not known. Age 65, black, widowed, died in March, general debility.

Remarks: “The name of the person in column 2, line 19 could not be ascertained.”

  • Barnes, Caswell. Age 1, black, died in October, cholera infantum.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Charles Barnes, 26, born in Maryland, and Jackson, 19, and Williams Barnes, 3.

  • Saunders, Jane. Age 4 months, black, died in October, pertussis.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Guilbert Sanderson, 34; wife Mary, 36; and children Nash, 12, Timothy, 9, Henry, 8, and Margrett, 6.

  • Eatman, Judea Ann. Age 8 months, black, died in September, pertussis.
  • Eatman, Zora. Age 8 months, black, died in October, pertussis.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: Cynthia Eastman, 40, and children Luke, 23, domestic servant, Turner, 21, Wady, 18, and David, 6.

  • Barnes, Vilet. Age 75, black, widowed, domestic servant, died in September, died from general debility.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: blacksmith Mark Barnes, 56; wife Judea, 55; daughter Adeline, 19; and grandchildren Lara, 2, and Warren, 7; farm laborer Robert Rountree, 19; and invalid Sophia Barnes, 40.

  • Barnes Rachel. Age 1, black, died in March, epilepsy.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Short Barnes, 35, wife Rosa, 21, and daughter Rena, 5.

  • Wilder, Caroline. Age 75, black, widowed, died in March, consumption.

In the 1870 census of Wilson township, Wilson County: farm laborer Charles Mathews, 68, and wife Sarah, 65; farm laborer Alfred Farmer, 26, wife Cilla, 23, and son Henry, 2; and Jane Noobly, 8.

Mortality schedule, no. 3: Wilson township, 1870.

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 family number in the population schedule, name, age, sex, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death.

Here is the 1870 mortality schedule for part of Wilson township, Wilson County (which does not include the town of Wilson and does not specify family numbers):

  • Hines, Charles. Age 1, black, died in June, cholera infant.
  • Locust, Infant. Age 1 day, black, died in February, asphyxia.
  • Mercer, Robert. Age 1 month, black, died in December. Hooping cough.
  • Thomas, Lucy. Age 25, black, domestic servant, died in April, consumption.
  • Blunt, Vilet. Age 70, mulatto; married; domestic servant; died in July; cancer.
  • Jordan, Mary. Age 26, mulatto, domestic servant; died in May; died from child birth.
  • Edwards, Marzillie. Age 3 months, black, died in December, intermittent fever.
  • Lassiter, Jesse. Age 6, mulatto, died in November, typhoid fever.

“Remarks: 366. Lassiter Jesse. Cause of death unknown; supposed to be typhoid fever from best information obtained.” Household #366: farm laborer Silas Lassiter, 47, and children Ophelia, 25, Mary, 20, Elizabeth, 16, Handy, 14, Penninah, 15, Silas W., 12, Milly, 8, and Jerusha, 4.

  • Powell, Nannie. Age 25, mulatto, farm laborer, died in September, bowel disease.
  • Edmundson, Shepard. Age 51, black, married, farm laborer, died in September, paralysis.
  • Due, Amanda. Age 4, black, died in October, “brain inflam. of.”
  • Horn, Mary. Age 30, black, married, died in April, child birth.
  • Due, Stella A. Age 6 months, black, died in July, cutting teeth.
  • Cook, Alex’dr. Age 3, black, died in August, ascites.
  • Cook, Infant. Age 1 month, black, died in April, epilepsy.
  • Cook, Infant. Age 1 month, black, died in April, epilepsy.

 

Mortality schedule, no. 2: Spring Hill township, 1870.

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 family number in the population schedule, name, age, sex, color, marital status, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death.

Here is the 1870 mortality schedule for Spring Hill township, Wilson County:

NCM1805_3-0941

  • Creech, Infant. Age 1 week, died in March, unknown causes.
  • Creech, Infant. Age 3 weeks, died in March, dropsy.

In the 1870 census of Spring Hill township, Wilson County: farm laborer George Creech, 40; wife Margaret, 35; and children Lucy, 7, John, 5, and Sarah, 1. Dropsy is an archaic term for a condition characterized by an accumulation of watery fluid in the tissues or in a body cavity, as from heart failure. Dropsy was not a disease in itself. Remarks: “Infants Creech and Barnes cause unknown. It is very difficult to determine the true cause of death of a great many colord infants seldom having a physician. Sometimes it is from want of attention or hereditary disease.”

  • Deens, Simon. Age 19, farm laborer, died in February, consumption.

In the 1870 census of Spring Hill township, Wilson County: farmer Albert Adams, 50; wife Spicy, 37; and children Arch, 14, Arnold, 13, Frank, 7, Caroline, 5, and James, 2. Consumption is an archaic term for pulmonary tuberculosis.