Blount County, Tennessee, 1850 Mortality Schedule

Mortality schedules list people who died during the previous 12 months. Mortality schedules were taken along with population schedules during the 1850 census. These schedules include persons who died between June 1st through May 31st in the year prior to the 1850 federal census. The 1850 mortality schedule lists the dead person’s name; age, sex, color (white, black, or mulatto), free or slave, married or widowed; place of birth; month of death; profession, occupation, or trade; cause of death; and number of days ill. Though part of the federal censuses, mortality schedules are separate from the population schedules.

The following is an alphabetical index of those listed on the mortality schedule for Blount County for 1850. Additional information can be found on the image attached to this post which is a copy of the original. All told 34 people died in Blount County Tennessee aged from Joel Williams at 7 months to 84 years old Jane Shank. The most common affliction was fever (attributed to 8 deaths) to include 3 cases of Typhoid fever.

Last NameFirst NameSexAgeState BornMonth DiedCause of DeathOccupation
AikenSarahFemale50TNMayDropsy 
AikmanThomasMale26AlJulyConsumptionTeacher
BarkerGeorge W.Male11 mos.NCJulyDiarrhea 
BaylessSarahFemale38TNDecemberDropsy 
BlackCharlesMale10 mos.TNSeptemberCroup 
CochranJamesMale8 mos.TNJuneFever 
GoodmanRuthFemale60VASeptemberApoplexy 
GreenwayDavidMale55TNJuneFever 
HackneyMaryFemale1TNAugustFlux 
HicksHenryMale21TNJulyCongestive Fever 
HooperMosesMale55NCJulyBrain Inflamation 
HamontreeHannahFemale27TNJuneConsumption 
HumphreysAlexMale55TNJunePneumonia 
HumphreysJohnMale5TNMayCroup 
HumphreysRobertMale8 mos.TNMayLiver Aflection 
JonesDelilahFemale21TNAugustFever 
JonesLaviniaFemale37TNJanuaryFits 
KegleyJacobMale40VAJuneTyphoid Fever 
KegleyKathrineFemale17VAJuneTyphoid Fever 
MalcomsMaryFemale26TNMayCold 
McCallJohnMale44TNAugustDropsy 
McCaslinSamuelMale20TNAprilInflamed BowelsFarmer
McGheeElviraFemale4TNMarchFits 
OrrElijahMale82PANovemberOld Age 
PughWilliamMale77TNJanuaryFeverMechanic
RobinsonAlbertMale22TNOctoberTyphoid Fever 
SaffellSamuelMale72TNSeptemberPoison 
ShanksJaneFemale84VAJanuaryOld Age 
SpateChaneyFemale44TNJulyFever 
SterlingMalsinaFemale43TNJuneConsumptionFarmer
StoneClaibornMale19TNJulyCongestive Fever 
StoneTailorMale1TNMarchInflamed Bowels 
TaylorElimFemale30TNJuneConsumption 
WilliamsJoelMale7 mos.TNMarchUnknown 
1850 Blount County Tennessee Mortality Schedule
1850 Blount County Tennessee Mortality Schedule

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