Today is the first day of the rest of my blog. (The semester is basically over now, except for some last bits of grading.)
I’ve started databasing the non-white entries in the 1830 U.S. Census for Connecticut.
As of start time this morning, I had 312 entries, 106 of whom represented households consisting entirely of non-white people. Exactly 2 enslaved people so far. I am in Fairfield County, and had done Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, and Huntington (now Shelton). All of them except Brookfield had at least one non-white household.
Today’s target: Monroe. It added 23 new households, 6 of which were non-white. Half of these were families with children under 10; one other was a couple aged over 55. The names of the heads of household were:
New Canaan is next, but for now, on to other tasks!
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There was a “Freeman” non white family in New Milford. I think it dated back a long ways.