Casefile Clues

13 February 2007

Abraham Lincoln in the 1850 Census


Abraham Lincoln's 1850 enumeration appears partially in this blog post. The spelling of his name is clearly Abram, although someone has entered a "correction" to Ancestry's index indicating it should be Abraham. While indexers do make mistakes, it is not their job to correct the actual entry. Lincoln's complete entry in the 1850 census in Springfield, Illinois can be seen here.