1870 Mortality Schedule
Transcribed by Renee Smelley in July 2002
The mortality schedule was transcribed from the 1870 mortality schedule microfilm and only contains one page. I have transcribed this to the best of my ability.
You can view the 1870 Mortality Schedule Image here.
Schedule 2 ------Persons who died during the Year ending 1st June, 1870 in ________________ in the county of Live Oak, State of Texas, enumerated by me, R. Dempsey, Ass't Marshal.
Column 1 = Number of the family as given in the 2nd column of Schedule 1.
Column 2 = Name of every person who died during the year ending June 1, 1870, whose place of abode at the time of death was in this family.
Column 3 = Age last birth-day.Ý If under on year, give months in fractions.
Column 4 = Sex--Males (M.) Females (F.)
Column 5 = Color---White (W.), Black (B.), Mulato (M.), Chinese (Ch.), Indian (I.)
Column 6 = Married (M.) or Widowed (W.)
Column 7 = Place of Birth, naming the State or Territory of the U.S., or the country, if of foreign birth.
Column 8 = Father of Foreign birth.
Column 9 = Mother of Foreign birth.
Column 10 = The Month in which the person died.
Column 11 = Profession, Occupation, or Trade
Column 12 = Disease or Cause of Death.
Notes and Definitions
* The link in the family column will take you to the 1870 Live Oak Census Index page that the family is listed on.
|Family||Name||Age||Sex||Color||Marriage Status||Birth||F-F B||M-F B||Month||Profession||Death|
|23||Dolen, Ellen||66||F||"||W||Ireland||||||||March||Keeping House||Burnt to Death|
|27||Jefferson, George||37||M||"||Maryland||||||||Jan||Merchant||Note 1|
|""||Wright, Henary||60||M||M||M||Virginia||Oct||Farm Laborer||Note 2|
|""||Durant, Franklin||2||M||"||Texas||Aug||Note 3|
|""||Frezer, Frederick||24||M||B||M||"||Feb||Farm Laborer||Note 4|
|50||Ricks, William||32||M||W||M||Mississippi||"||Stock Raising||Fall from Horse|
|126||Hagy, Darthuli||27||F||"||"||Texas||Jan||Keeping House||Consumption|
Note 1 - Dropsy of Heart. Dropsy has been crossed out and Acs. has been written above. Acs. maybe short for ascites.
Note 2 - Dropsy of Bowels. A quotation mark " has been placed indicating the word Dropsy. Dropsy of the Bowels have been marked through and another word has been written above. The word ascites has been written above.
Note 3 - Apaplictics - pretty sure the spelling is correct. This maybe a epileptics.
Note 4 - The word assassinated has been crossed out and the word murdered has been written above.
Definitions come from Austin County TXGenWeb and can be found at the Nineteenth Century Diseases page.
Ascites - See Dropsy.
Dropsy - A contraction for hydropsy. Edema, the presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in intercellular tissue spaces or body cavities. Abdominal dropsy is ascites; brain dropsy is hydrocephalus; and chest dropsy is hydrothorax. Cardiac dropsy is a symptom of disease of the heart and arises from obstruction to the current of blood through the heart, lungs, or liver. Anasarca is general fluid accumulation throughout the body.
Consumption - A wasting away of the body; formerly applied especially to pulmonary tuberculosis. The disorder is now known to be an infectious disease caused by the bacterial species Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Synonyms: marasmus (in the mid-nineteenth century), phthisis