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1860 census anomaly

1860 census anomaly

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 3:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDonald
I found the subject that I was looking for listed with 5 or 6 pages of children. He was 6 years old in this 1860 census and the pages were all children and no adults.

Does anyone know what the cause of this is? Is it a school, and or an orphanage?

search for Danl McDonald B: 1854 and you will see the 1860 census for Ward 9 New Orleans.

Re: 1860 census anomaly

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 4:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Dec 2012 4:21AM GMT
On the left-hand side of the page near the names you can see written, Boys Asylum. I did some searching and it seems to be St. Marys Male Orphan Asylum.

Re: 1860 census anomaly

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 4:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Outstanding! Thanks for the help. I could not make out the writing on the page.

Are you familiar with that institution? I am assuming it is an orphanage. I wonder if their records are lost.

Thanks again for the help and the quick response.

Re: 1860 census anomaly

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 2:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Dec 2012 2:09PM GMT
I am not familiar with the orphanage. Here are some links that may help;

http://nutrias.org/~nopl/inv/orphanstranscriptions.htm

http://www.storyvilledistrictnola.com/asylums_orphanages.htm...

You will find some information if you search the internet.

Re: 1860 census anomaly

Posted: 29 Dec 2012 5:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Your help is very much appreciated. It is wonderful to see that there are people such as you who are willing to help others.
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