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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Census Sunday: D. Binkley, 1860 U.S. Census, Agricultural Schedule

D. Binkley. 1860 United States Census, Township 9 Range 2, Williamson County, Illinois, agricultural schedule, pages 49-50. Selected U.S. Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

My 3rd-great-grandfather Davidson Binkley was enumerated in the 1860 United States Census, agricultural schedule, as D. Binkley. His farm was in Township 9, Range 2, Williamson County, Illinois (post office: Marion).

He had 20 acres of improved land. The cash value of his farm was $200, and the cash value of farming implements and machinery was $100.  On June 1, 1860 he had 2 horses, 1 milch cow, 4 other cattle, and 7 swine. The value of his live stock was $350.

During the year ending June 1, 1860, he had the following produce: 120 bushels of Indian corn, 5 bushels of peas and beans, 18 bushels of Irish potatoes, 20 bushels of sweet potatoes,100 pounds of butter, and 20 gallons of molasses, made from sorghum.

The value of his homemade manufactures was $5, and the value of his animals slaughtered was $40.

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