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Meaning of D&D in 1860 census?

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Re: Meaning of D&D in 1860 census?

Posted: 25 May 2012 8:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 May 2012 8:58PM GMT
This is my theory.....

The area is involved in leather production.

So..... let's look at page 3 of the sequence of census pages.

We see that some people are "Skin Dresser"..... an obsolete term for workman who shaved or pared leather.

On that page we also see a Farmer who also was a Skin Dresser.

I think we are looking at the initials F S D...... for Farmer & Skin Dresser.

Or perhaps a Fur Skin Dresser
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DianeHatzenbu... 20 May 2012 10:07PM GMT 
JoelWeintraub 26 May 2012 2:54AM GMT 
evenpar70 17 Dec 2012 10:20PM GMT 
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