Casefile Clues

27 February 2007

1880 Census--Jefferson Davis


The 1880 census enumerator found the former president of the Confederacy living in Biloxi, Missisippi, as a planter with his wife and his nephew's family--and more servants than family members. A pretty run of the mill census entry, although since Joseph's daughter was born during the census year, her month of birth is listed on the complete enumeration.
You can search the 1880 Census at Ancestry.com for your relatives or other famous Civil War participants.