1850 Mortality Schedule

Clinton County, Illinois

 

No official death records exist prior to 1878. This is an unofficial listing of the people that died between 1 June 1849 and 31 May 1850, the census year, as collected by the census takers for the first time. If a family moved away since a member died, the information was given by a neighbor who still lived there, and although they guessed their best, some deaths were probably forgotten, others could be off a few years in age, etc. Writing was difficult to transcribe, so as always, check for several spellings. Spellings, often phonetically, were left as written on the microfilm. Even more than usual, use with a grain of caution. But it beats nothing.

Columns are:

  1. Name of every person who died during the year, that normally lived in the family
  2. Age in years
  3. Sex
  4. Color black or mulatto, remainder were white
  5. Free or slave all listed were free, no column included here
  6. Married or widowed, remainder were single
  7. Place of birth
  8. Month in which person died
  9. Profession, occupation or trade
  10. Disease or cause of death
  11. Length of illness

 

(1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)

Name

Age  Sex  M

Place of Birth 

Died

Occupation

Cause of Death

Length of Illness 

ABERNATHA, B.

40

M   M Kentucky Apr 1850 Farmer W. Fever 10 days
ALEXANDER, Elizabeth

3 m

F   M* Illinois Mar 1850   Unknown 2 days
ALTON, William

11

M     Illinois Apr 1850   Pneu.Lung fever 6 days
AMMONS, Leonidas

17

M     Illinois Oct 1849 Farmer Pneu.Pellious Neumon. 8 days
AVIS, Eliza

20

F     Germany Jun 1849   Unknown 10 days
BAIL, Eliza

25

F   M Tennessee Jan 1850   Pleurisy 2 days
BEANBLOSSOM, George 10m M     Illinois Sep 1849   Dysentary 4 weeks
BEANBLOSSOM, Matilda

22

F   M Alabama Mar 1850   Pleurisy 4 days
BENNET, George D.

6 m

M     Illinois Jul 1849   Cholera 3 days
BENNET, Sarah

32

F   ** Illinois Feb 1850   Dropsy 2 months
BRADY, John

20

M     Kentucky Dec 1849 Laborer Unknown 6 days
BRUSTER, James

45

M   M N. C. Dec 1849 Farmer Unknown 10 days
CANADY, Lizzy

20

F   ** Tennessee Jun 1849   Cholera 8 hours
CANADY, W. A.

20

M   ** Tennessee Jul 1849 Farmer Cholera 7 hours
CLABAUGH, Margaret

70

F     Wales May 1850   Unknown 2 weeks
CLARK, Samuel

23

M     Kentucky Aug 1849 Farmer Unknown Chronic
CLARY, Maria

16

F     Indiana Mar 1850   Pleurisy 3 weeks
CLARY, Nancy E.

18

F     Indiana Nov 1849   Pleurisy 2 weeks
CLARY, Sinthy

44

F   ** Missouri Mar 1850   Unknown Chronic
COBBE, Mary

15

F     Germany Aug 1849   Cholera 1 day
COBBE, Mary

49

F   M Germany Jul 1849   Cholera 1 day
COLE, Catharine

2

F M M* Illinois May 1850   Unknown 2 days
COLE, Nathaniel

27

M M   S. C. May 1850 Farmer Winter fever 3 days
CONNER, Mary J.

2

F     Illinois Nov 1849   Unknown 1 week
COOK, Benj.

55

M   ** N. H. Nov 1849 Farmer Unknown 6 days
CREGER, Maria

30

F   ** Germany Feb 1850   Unknown 2 weeks
DOLEN, Bernard

23

M     Germany May 1850 Labour Unknown 14 days
DOUGLASS, Elizabeth

31

F   ** Kentucky Jul 1849   Cholera 4 days
EVERMON, John

4

M     Illinois Sep 1849   Unknown 9 days
FADMAN, Christine

63

F     Germany Feb 1850   Pleurisy 6 days
FINLEY, Elizabeth

56

F   W Kentucky Oct 1849   Consumption 3 months
FISHER, Thomas G.

32

M   M Virginia Feb 1850 Farmer Int. Chills 12 hours
GASKETT, Emeline

1

F     Illinois Aug 1849   Unknown 6 --
GENNETT, Elizabeth

27

M   ** Virginia Jul 1849   Cholera 2 days
GILLEY, Mary

60

F   W Virginia Apr 1850   Unknown Sudden
GOODWIN, Frances Marian

13

M     Illinois Apr 1850 Farmer Infl. Brain 5 --
GUSTER, Anna

3

F   ** Illinois Aug 1849   Cholera 6 hours
HANCAMP, Anna

2

F     Missouri Sep 1849   Cholera 1 day 
HANCAMP, Catharine

10

F     Missouri Sep 1849   Cholera 8 days
HANCAMP, E.

2 m

F     Illinois Sep 1849   Unknown 1 month
HANCAMP, H. H.

48

M     Germany Jan 1850 Farmer Unknown 2 hours
HANCAMP, Mary E.

35

F   M Germany Jul 1849   Cholera 8 hours
HARMAN, Barnard

31

M     Germany Jul 1849   Cholera 12 hours
HARPER, Louisa

39

F   W Penna. May 1850   Unknown Chronic
HARPSTREET, Mary T.

52

F   ** Germany Jul 1849 Farmer Cholera 2 days
HERING, Anglo

65

F   ** Germany Sep 1849   Old age 5 days
HILL, Matthew

18

M     Illinois Feb 1850 Farmer Unknown 14 days
HUEY, James

50

M   M N. C. Aug 1849 Farmer Unknown 6 days
HUEY, Joseph

54

M   M N. C. Apr 1850 Farmer Billious fever 4 days
HULL, John

40

M   M Kentucky Feb 1850 Farmer Unknown 9 days
HUNTER, Francis M.

7 m

F     Illinois Aug 1849   Unknown 4 weeks
HUSTON, Thomas

14

M     Illinois Jun 1849   Unknown 9 days
JACKSON, John

58

M   M N. C. Jun 1849 Farmer Consumption Chronic
JACKSON, Serena

24

F     Kentucky Jan 1850   Unknown 3 weeks
JOHNSON, Herman

2

M     Illinois Sep 1849   Cholera 2 days
JOHNSON, Selia Ann 

2

F     Illinois Sep 1849   Unknown 24 hours
JONES, William

44

M   ** Tennessee Oct 1849 Farmer Consumption 6 months
LANCASTER, Marion

40

M   M Virginia May 1850 Farmer Consumption Chronic
LESTER, Richard P.

6

M     Missouri Jan 1850   Unknown 1 month
MADDUX, Mary Jane

7

F     Illinois Feb 1850   Int. Chills 4 days
MAXEY, Lucy

1

F     Illinois Jan 1850   Unknown 4 days
MINNER, John

40

M   M Delaware Nov 1849 Farmer Infl. Stomach 11 days
MINNER, Sarah Matilda

4 m

F     Illinois Aug 1849   Unknown 2 weeks
MITCHELL, Henry

25

M   ** Germany Oct 1849 Farmer Unknown 2 weeks
MORGAN, Elizabeth

30

F   ** Tennessee Nov 1849   Unknown 1 day
MORRIS, Samuel

4 m

M   W* Illinois Nov 1849   Unknown 3 weeks
MURENKE, Mary

9

F     Illinois Aug 1849   Cholera 1 day
NOE, Jacob

60

M     Virginia Jun 1849 Farmer Dropsy 4 weeks
NOE, Sarah

21

F   M Tennessee Oct 1849   Cholera 3 days
ORTEN, James R.

40

M     Tennessee Jan 1850 Farmer Unknown 4 days
OUTHOUSE, Bradford

23

M   ** Kentucky Apr 1850 Farmer Tyfoid fever 13 days
OUTHOUSE, Meredith

47

M   ** Kentucky Aug 1849 Farmer Cholera 11 days
OUTHOUSE, Turner

52

M   M N. C. Jun 1849 Farmer Erysepulus 9 days
OUTHOUSE, William

28

M   ** Illinois Nov 1849 Farmer Cholera 12 hours
PARMAN, Ferdinand

35

M   M Germany Jul 1849 Farmer Cholera 8 days
PETREE, Sarah

30

F   M Georgia Apr 1850   W. Fever 8 days
PHELPS, E.

64

M   M Tennessee May 1850 Farmer Consumption Chronic
PHELPS, Mary Ann

4

F     Illinois May 1850   Winter fever 4 days
POOS, Anton

76

M   M Germany Aug 1849 Painter Unknown 2 days
POOS, Catharine

77

F   M Germany Aug 1849   Unknown 14 days
POTTS, Sarah Ann

20

F   M Kentucky Mar 1850   Unknown Chronic
RAMSEY, Harriet M.

6

F     Illinois May 1850   Infl. Brain 4 days
REEVES, Jenney

51

F   M N. C. May 1850   Palsy 3 days
RENTH, Frederica

50

F   ** Germany Jul 1849   Cholera 3 days
RICHARDSON, Martha Jane

3

F     Illinois Dec 1849   Epilepsy Fits 7 days
RUTHERFORD, Mary

4

F     Illinois Mar 1850   Dropsy 4 months
SAGER, Grata

39

F     Germany Mar 1850   Unknown 11 days
SMITH, Alcanee

12

M     Illinois Jul 1849   Cholera 2 days
SMITH, E.

2

M     Illinois Nov 1849   Infl. Lungs 6 days
SMITH, Horace

9 m

M     Illinois Dec 1849   Infl. Lungs 21 days
SMITH, Isaac

15

M     Illinois Oct 1849   Unknown 3 days
SMITH, Susanna

63

F   * N. C Jun 1849   Pneu. Lung fever 3 weeks
SPICER, Mary

26

F   ** Germany Jul 1849   Cholera 2 days
SPICER, Michael

63

M   ** Germany Oct 1849 Farmer Unknown 3 days
STEWART, Sarah Ann

20

F   ** Virginia May 1850   Consumption 6 weeks
THOMPSON, George W.

34

M M   Vermont Dec 1849 Blacksmith Unknown 6 days
TUCKER, James M.

8

M     Illinois May 1850   Unknown 1 day
WADSWORTH, Sarah

20

F   M Illinois Aug 1849   W. Fever 4 days
WADSWORTH, William

25

M   M Illinois Mar 1850 Farmer W. Fever 7 days
WILCOX, Mary F.

1

F     Illinois Sep 1849   Unknown 3 weeks
WRIGHT, Melinda

11

F     Illinois Aug 1849   Cholera 1 day
YOUNG, Paul

38

M   M N. Y. Feb 1850 Farmer Pleurisy 5 days

 

* Suspect the census taker may have posted at least these entries one line lower than he intended.

** The census taker left the marriage status off of the third page.

*** Probable abbreviations are: W. Fever = winter fever; Infl. Brain/etc. = Inflammed brain/etc.; Int. Chills = intermittent chills.

 

Source: Microfilm, State of Illinois, District 68, pages 126 through 132.

 


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