Tuesday Research Update

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:

Peter    Pitts
Raushar    Peas
Ira    Wells
Absolom    Pease
Prince    Freeman
Levi    Pease

New Canaan is next, but for now, on to other tasks!

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