Codebook

Roll of Emigrants to Liberia, 1820-1843

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Codebook

Character Location          Variable Name

1-20                        Name (alphabetical order with last name first and first name last)

21-22                       Age (real number)

23-24                       Place of Origin                                                                                           

                               01=New York
                               02=Pennsylvania
                               03=Virginia
                               04=Washington
                               05=Maryland
                               06=North Carolina
                               07=South Carolina
                               08=Rhode Island
                               09=Georgia
                               10=Tennessee
                               11=Mississippi
                               12=Alabama
                               13=Louisiana
                               14=Ohio
                               15=Kentucky
                               16=Conneticut
                               17=Iowa
                               18=Illinois
                               19=Missouri
                               20=Port-au-Prince
                               21=At Large
                               22=Delaware
                               99=Unknown

25                          Status 
                            
                                l=freeborn
                                2=emancipated
                                9=unknown

26                          Point of Arrival 

                                l=Monrovia
                                2=CaldweI
                                3=No. Georgia
                                4=Millsburg
                                5=Grand Bassa
                                6=Bassa Cove
                                7=Marshall
                                8=Edina,G. Bassa
                                9=unknown

27                          Literacy 

                                1=reads
                                2=writes
                                3=spells
                                4=educated (liberal)
                                5=illiterate
                                9=unknown

28-29                       Occupation (see Occupation Code, page 2 of codebook)

30-31                       Date of Death

32-33                       Cause of Death 
                           
                               0l=fever
                               02=drowning
                               03=diseased brain
                               04=female disease
                               05=decline
                               06=childbirth
                               07=consumption
                               08=pleurisy
                               09=casualty
                               10=old age
                               ll=diseased lungs
                               12=anasarca
                               13=deranged brain
                               14=despondency
                               15=anas. exantha
                               16=intemperance
                               l7=diseased liver
                               18=cholera
                               l9=whooping cough
                               20=worms
                               99=unknown

34                          Place of Removal 

                               l=U.S.
                               2=Sierra Leone
                               3=Sherbro
                               4=Sea
                               5=Cape Palmas
                               6=G. C. Mt.
                               7=British Accra
                               8=Fernando Po
                               9=unknown

35-36                       Date of Removal

37-38                       Name of Ship (see Name of Ship Code, page 3 of codebook)

39-44                       Date of Arrival (month-day-year)
        

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Occupation Code (Character Location 28-29)

Code      Name

01        Farmer 
02        Tailor
03        Nurse
04        Carpenter
05        Potter

06        School Teacher
07        Seamstress
08        Smith
09        Hatter
10        Turner

11        Shoemaker
12        Tobacconist
13        Ditcher
14        Cooper
15        Caulker

16        Saddler
17        Weaver
18        Stone Mason
19        Sailmaker
20        Barber

21        Wheelwright
22        Laundress
23        Sawyer
24        Midwife
25        Millwright

26        Tanner
27        Fisherman
28        Bricklayer
29        Trader
30        Cook

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        Oil Miller
42        Scrivener
43        Druggist
44        Bar Keeper
45        Plasterer

46        Tinner
47        Physician
48        Machinist

99        Unknown
        

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Name of Ship Code (Character Location 37-38)

Code      Name
01        Ship Elizabeth
02        Brig Nautilus
03        Brig Strong
04        Oswego
05        Fitelity

06       Cyrus
07       Hunter
08       Brig Vine
09       Indian Chief
10       Brig Doris

11       Norfolk
12       Ontario
13       Randolph
14       Harriet
15       Liberia

16      Montgomery
17      Heroine
18      Carolinian
19      Valador
20      Reaper

21      Criterion
22      Orion
23      Perkins
24      Crawford
25      Jupiter

26      American
27      Hercules
28      Lafayette
29      Roanoke
30      Margaret Mercer

31      Argus
32      Ninus
33      Rover
34      Louisiana
35      Independence

36     Indiana
37     Luna
38     Swift
39     Roundout
40     Oriental

41     Emperor
42     Charlotte Harper
43     Barque Marine
44     Mail
45     Saluda

46     Hobart
47     Rudolph Groning
48     Barque Union
49     Maripose
50    (Regulus)

51     (Globe)
99     Unknown
        

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