1860 Census -- Eighth Census of the United States


Schedule 1 -- Inhabitants
State: Illinois, County: Bureau, Township: Milo, Post Office: Milo
sheet #360
Enumerated: 19th day of July, 1860, James S. Eckels, Assistant Marshall


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Dwelling #2502, Family #2529
Robert Hay, age 38, Male, White, Farmer, real estate worth $5,000, personal propety worth $590, born in Indiana
Margaret Hay, age 34, Female, White, born in Indiana
Oliver P. Hay, age 14, Male, White, born in Indiana, in school this year
Mary E. Hay, age 12, Male [sic], White, born in Indiana, in school this year
July Hay, age 10, Female, White, born in Illinois, in school this year
Sarah J. Hay, age 8, Female, White, born in Illinois, in school this year
Thomas Hay, age 6, Male, White, born in Illinois, in school this year
Ann Hay, age 5, Female, White, born in Illinois, in school this year
Frances M. Hay, age 3, Male, White, born in Illinois
Marriah Hay, age 1, Female, White, born in Illinois

Notes: Mary obviously should be a girl. July’s real name is Julia (perhaps they called her Julie). Sarah Jane will die this fall (October 15, 1860). The family moved here from Indiana almost 10 years ago. This is an 80 acre farm near the town of Bradford. Robert Lyle bought more land, and built a larger home, and was one of the largest land owners in the county. Oliver Perry will be too young to fight in the upcoming Civil War, and Robert too old. But Oliver Perry did remember how when he was 15 he went with his mother to Boyd's Grove on the day after the (first) Battle of Bull Run (7/21/1861), and his mother's fears that the Northern cause was lost (so recalled 68 years later in his daughter Fannie's diary when he visited the battlefield near Washington DC in 1929).

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