Codebook

Liberian Census Data, 1843

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Card 1

Column No.       Variable Name

1 - 21                 Name of Immigrant 
                          (alphabetical order with last name first and first name last)

22-23                 Age (real number)

24-25                 Number in Family (real number)

26-29                 Date of Arrival in the Colony 
                          (last two digits of the year-1800's-in which they arrived)

30                      Where Born 
                          1=In the Colony
                          2=Out of the Colony

31 - 57              Connections in the Colony

58 - 61               Occupation (see Occupation Code, page 2 of codebook)

62                      Extent of Education 
                           1=reads
                           2=writes
                           3=spells
                           4=liberal
                           5=none (illiterate)
                           6=reads and writes
                           7=at school
                           8=reads print
                           9=unknown



63                      Health
                          1=good (also moderately good)
                          2=feeble
                          3=bad
                          4=invalid
                          5=decline
                          6=infirm
                          7=idiot
                          8=ague and fever
                          9=unknown


64                     Family Status 
                         1=head of household
                         2=not head of household

65 - 80              Date of Census and Name of Settlement
        
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Occupation Code (Columns 58-59 & 60-61)


Code         Name

01        Farmer
02        Tailor
03        Nurse
04        Carpenter
05        Potter

06        School Teacher
07        Seamstress
08        Smith (Blacksmith)
09        Hatter (Milliner)
10        Turner

11        Shoemaker
12        Tobaccoist
13        Ditcher
14        Cooper
15        Caulker

16        Saddler
17        Weaver
18        Stone Mason
19        Sailmaker
20        Barber

21        Wheelwright
22        Laundress
23        Sawyer
24        Mid Wife
25        Millwright

26        Tanner
27        Fisherman
28        Brick Layer
29        Trader
30        Cooker

31        Gardener
32        Shingle Drawer
33        Nail Maker
34        Seaman
35        Brick Maker

36        Cabinet Maker
37        Stone Cutter
38        Spinster
39        Mantuamaker
40        Painter

41        Scrivener
43        Druggist
44        Barkeeper
45        Plasterer
46        Tinner

47        Physician
48        Machinist
49        Merchant
50        Apprentice
51        Laborer

52        Huckster
53        Missionary
55        Printer
56        Servant
57        Whitewasher

58        Editor
59        Washerwoman
60        Collector
62        Housekeeper
63        Constable

64        Clerk of Court
65        Judge of Supreme Court
66        Baker
67        Factor
68        Colonial Secretary

69        Indigent
70        Sheriff
71        Overseer
72        Hostler
73        Governor

74        Waiter
75        Huntsman
76        Justice of the Peace
77        Pharmacist (Apothecary)
78        Register

99        Unknown
        

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