1870 Federal Census
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At the time that this census was taken, the only township in the county was known as 'Grantsburg'.  It covered all of what is now Burnett and Washburn counties.  To save on width space, I have given each heading (or question) a letter of the alphabet.   You will find an explanation of each letter or question at the top of each page within this census transcription.  Also, to aid you in your research, an index of names has been included along the pages as they appear on in the Burnett Co. Census.  This census contains 20 pages, as attested heretofore by the compiler:

"I hereby certify that the foregoing returns on Schedule No one for subdivision No contains twenty pages and were well and truly made according to the tenor of my oath of office.
Ole A Thoreson
Assistant Marshal"
 

The 1870 Federal Census contains the following information (please note the letter assigned to each question):

A -- Dwelling houses and number in order of visitation.
B -- Families numbered in the order of visitation.
C -- The full name of every person whose place of abode on the 1st day of June, 1870, was in this family.
D -- Age at last birthday. If under 1 year, give months in fractions, thus, 3/12.
E -- Sex – Males (M), females (F).
F -- Color – White (W), black (B), mulatto (M), Chinese (C), Indian (I).
G -- Profession, occupation, or trade of each male, male or female.
H -- Value of real estate.
I -- Value of personal estate.
J -- Place of birth, naming the state or territory of the United States, or the country, if of foreign birth.
K -- Father of foreign birth.
L -- Mother of foreign birth.
M -- If born within the year, state month (Jan., Feb., etc.).
N -- If married within the year, state month (Jan., Feb., etc.).
O -- Attended school within the year.
P -- Can not read.
Q -- Can not write.
R -- Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic.
S -- Male citizens of United States of 21 years of age and upwards.
T -- Male citizens of United States of 21 years of age and upwards, whose right to vote is denied or abridged on 
          other grounds than rebellion or other crime.

 

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