Slaves were listed by owner, not individually. Listed by column number, enumerators recorded the following information:
Name of owner
Number of slave
Each owner's slave was only assigned a number, not a name. Numbering restarted with each new owner Age Sex
Color: "B" if the slave was Black and an "M" if they were Mulatto.
Listed in the same row as the owner, the number of uncaught escaped slaves in the past year Listed in the same row as the owner, the number of slaves freed from bondage in the past year Is the slave "deaf and dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic?"
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Kentucky Library Research Collections, "1850 Monroe County, Kentucky Slave Census" (2019). Kentucky Library Research Collections. Paper 145.