1850 Davie County NC Census Project

Please help me identify the families living in Davie County in 1850! This file contains a list of the heads of household in the 1850 census, together with their likely spouses. Using marriage bond records and other data, I am trying to identify the maiden names of wives in each family. Nancy Murphy has provided many names from records at the Davie County public library, but there are still some that I can't identify. Can you add information to this list?

Initially I used the transcription of the 1850 census available from the Forsyth County Genealogical Society for data entry, but have subsequently verified names and other information from microfilm of the original census records. I'm now adding continuations of the 1850 families as they appear in the 1860-1880 records. Thank you, Nancy Murphy and Everette Sain, for making these transcriptions available!

I have necessarily had to make some assumptions in creating this list, which of course may not be correct in all cases:

You may find that the tables look better if you set the font on your web browser to Times 10 point.

The names are arranged alphabetically:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T V W Y Z

Response to the initial posting of this page has been fantastic! Many thanks to all the following who sent additional information:

Virginia Rizor Bean (BOONE, NASH, PENRY, SMITH and others)

Bonnie Cain (CAIN)

Diane Smith Battershell (BARNEYCASTLE, BEEDING, ETCHISON, FOSTER, SMITH and others)

Tony Collier (CLIFFORD, FOSTER, SAIN, WELLMAN, WELLS, and others)

Faye Moran (CHESHIRE)

Geri Guzman (OWINGS)

Helen Wall (McDANIEL)

Julie Hampton Ganis (HARRISON)

Patricia Smith (WHITAKER)

Philip Spainhour (HOWARD, WALKER)

Peggy Sue Wilson (COPE)

Wanda Cleary (CLARY)

Elsie Arcuri and Lillie ? (MARLOW)

Scott Todd (CANTER, JAMES, JENKINS, KING)

Fredric Z. Saunders (GAITHER, GIBBS, SAUNDERS, SHEEK, SMOOT and THOMAS)

B. Zimmerman (SHUTT, SIDDEN, CHESHIRE)

Donald R. Taylor (TAYLOR)

Caroline Pearson-Mims (PEARSON)

Danny McBee (CLICK, DEADMON)

Patricia Howard (ALLEN, GRANGER)

Zelia Cline (BAITY, GROCE)

Did I miss anyone? Please let me know if so - I'd like for everyone to receive proper credit here!


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