Irish Found in South Carolina--1850 Census

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Irish Found in South Carolina--1850 Census. Margaret Peckham Motes. (2003). Mrs. Motes continues her effort to stratify by ethnic group the 1850 population of South Carolina as evidenced in the U.S.

Census of that year. Her earlier volume, also available from Clearfield Company, identified the free African-American population of South Carolina in 1850. This new work pertains to 4,000 South Carolina Irish, 2,400 of whom resided in the Charleston area. While South Carolina had witnessed previous waves of Irish immigration in the 1720s and 1760s, this latest influx was triggered by the tragic potato famine of the mid-1840s. Mrs. Motes has arranged the South Carolina Irish of 1850 in alphabetical order by surname. Each named individual is identified by age, sex, occupation, country of birth, county of residence, and household enumeration number assigned by the census taker. Mrs. Motes also indicates when an Irish immigrant resided (usually as a live-in servant) in a household not headed by his/her family member. Rounding out the volume are a table of South Carolina counties with the dates canvassed, a historical preface by the author, and indexes of names, occupations, and publishes genealogy books and CDs. Whether you are just beginning to explore your family tree or are an experienced researcher looking for in-depth genealogy data, can provide you with the resources you need. We publish over 2,000 genealogy books and compact discs featuring colonial genealogy, Irish genealogy, immigration, royal ancestry, family history, and genealogy methods and sources. is the online home of Genealogical Publishing Company, Clearfield Company, and Gateway Press. Search our genealogy books by title, author or keyword phrase or browse our genealogy book sale.




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