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Introduction to this Mortality Schedule for Upstate SC, 1870, Cross referenced with the Census. Includes: Chester, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union and York Counties

Mortality Schedule for Upstate SC, 1870, Cross referenced with the 1870 Census

Includes Chester, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens Spartanburg, Union and York Counties


The purpose of this index is to attach deceased persons with the household in which they lived. Hopefully, someone looking through the 1870 Population census finding it a relative or two short, would find this missing person among those enumerated on the mortality schedule. The 1870 mortality schedule records the name of all persons usually living at home (in other cases they were recorded with the household where the individual was employed) who died during the twelve months ending on June 1 of the census year. In the process of recording households, enumerators ascribed a number to the household when visited. This number was also used in the recording of deceased persons in the household. This indexed was compiled by using the visitation number to reference the household in which the deceased lived at the time of death.

All names, that were legible are included to the index, some enumerators did not properly reference the mortality schedule, therefore it was not possible to find this household from the population schedule and was left blank. Other enumerators did not distinguish between townships, this too is left blank. In cases where there were no one else living in the household, lived alone was added. Some names were spelled differently on the mortality schedule than from the population census, I leave this to the individual researcher to correct. Also I wish to apologize for any mistakes, some of the names etc. were very difficult to read. I made every effort to record these persons correctly.

Beverly Floyd-Abdullah

Because of the scope, therefore file size, of this information it has been split into six smaller files. The split was done based on surname. Use this list to access the files: