Casefile Clues

02 April 2007

Famous People in the 1850 Census

This is a listing of our current "famous" people in the 1850 census. Feel free to browse or submit additional suggestions to

Louisa May Alcott
Horatio Alger
Susan B. Anthony
Chester Arthur
P. T. Barnum
Philip Best
Amelia Bloomer
John Wilkes Booth
Chang and Eng Bunker (Siamese twins)
Andrew Carnegie
Kit Carson
Buffalo Bill Cody
George Custer
Jefferson Davis
John Deere
Emily Dickinson
Abner Doubleday
Frederick Douglass
Thomas Edison
Wyatt Earp
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Marshall Field
Millard Fillmore
Ulysses S Grant
Benjamin Harrison
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Elias Howe
Sam Houston
Henry James

Jesse James
Andrew Johnson
Robert E. Lee
Abraham Lincoln
Henry Longfellow
Cyrus McCormick
William McKinley
Clement Moore
Samuel Morse
Dr. Samuel Mudd
Franklin Pierce
John Rockefeller
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Belle Starr
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Mary Surratt
John Sutter
Zachary Taylor
Henry David Thoreau
Sojourner Truth
Mark Twain
Mark Twain the second time!
Boss Tweed
President Martin Van Buren
Montgomery Ward
James Whistler
Walt Whitman