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FBRG 105 White Colored Census Accomack Co. VA 1864

Subject: Census for the White and Colored Population of Accomack Co. Va 1864

Accomack County VA is on the Eastern Shore of Virginia bordering Northampton Co. VA and the Maryland Counties of Worcester and a small part of Somerset, MD. Accocmack County was under UNION Army control during the Civil War hence the Cenus in 1864

Census for the White and Colored Population of Accomack County

The 2 volumes of census of white and colored population county 1864 , I (154) and 2 (155) , are arranged under the headings "white" and "colored".

This census appears on Family Search # 4151196

http://api.familysearch.org/records/waypoint/6960915

https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/show#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/waypoint/6960915

(NARA Microfilm Reel # 74 in the Descriptive Pamphlet)

The census begins on image #753 to #873- the cover of the ledger

https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/show#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/pal%3A/MM9.1.i/dgs%3A004151196.004151196_00753

Image No.#754 - This is written on the left side of the inside of the cover

https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/show#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/pal%3A/MM9.1.i/dgs%3A004151196.004151196_00754

"This is the white list (colored in book no. 155) but it seems that chiefly of those living at Accomack C.H. (Drummondtown) and north thereof.
Very few names in St. George's Parish"

James E. Mears
(a native)
Jany 25, 1940
(I wonder who James Mears was and what was he doing writing in this ledger in 1940?)

Categories for Census of White Population:

Name, Age; Occupation; Taken the Oath or Not; Road or Island of Residence; Male or Female; Reearmarks
Ex:
Edward Mears; 28; Miller; taken; Bayside Road; Male
Mary Mears; 24; Housewife; taken; ditto; Female

At the end of the census of the white population on image #873

"Census of part of Accomac taken during the months of August & September embracing all that portion of county from Doe Creek across to Polly Creek and North to Oak Hall from sea to bay leaving off Syxes Island"
Taken by W. Kimble
1st Sgt Col. L 11th PVC??
(The last entries I saw were done on Oct 6, 1864)

Census of the African American Population begins on image #878 to #947

https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/show#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/pal%3A/MM9.1.i/dgs%3A004151196.004151196_00878

Office of the Asst P.M.
Drummondtown E.S. Va (Eastern Shore)
Census of Colored population
3rd Sub District E.S. Va.

Categories for Census of Colored Population
Name; Age; Occupation Living with Whom, Remarks

Ex:
May Gaskins; 38, Laborer, living on William Wessels Land; has 3 children husband in the Army.

Good Hunting and Good Luck

Selma

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FBRG 105 White Colored Census Accomack Co. VA 1864
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