"1890 Special Census Schedule for Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Widows"
If you are doing genealogical or even Civil War historical research in Kentucky - and in particular Jessamine County (including the county seat of Nicholasville) then you should consider these facts:
(1) There are NO "regular" 1890 census for this county IN EXISTENCE. Most of the 1890 U.S. population schedules were badly damaged by a fire in the Commerce Department Building in January 1921.
(2) This event leaves a 20 year "gap" for researchers searching for information on their ancestors, were it not perhaps for this "special" census
(3) Fortunately, an act of March 1, 1889, provided that the Superintendent of Census in taking the Eleventh Census should "cause to be taken on a special schedule of inquiry, according to such form as he may prescribe, the names, organizations, and length of service of those who had served in the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps of the United States in the war of the rebellion, and who are survivors at the time of said inquiry, and the widows of soldiers, sailors, or marines."
Each schedule calls for the following information: name of the veteran (or if he did not survive, the names of both the widow and her deceased husband); the veteran's rank, company, regiment or vessel, date of enlistment, date of discharge, and length of service in years, months, and days; post office and address of each person listed; disability incurred by the veteran; and remarks necessary to a complete statement of his term of service.
These 1890 Civil War veterans & surviving widows census schedules are an extremely important tool for genealogy & Civil War history researchers and should not be overlooked!
This census is comprehensive and contains the records of all townships, cities, villages, county homes, infirmaries, etc for this county that were recorded in 1890.
The information contained on these old veterans is often astounding, as it frequently gave extremely detailed (and sometimes graphic) information as to the nature of the soldiers war wounds, imprisonment, illnesses, etc, such as "right leg shot off", "prisoner at Libbey, Virginia", "blind due to gunshot in the head".
This is info that may have never been passed on to you and is thus previously unknown to your present-day family, except for perhaps this census! Below is a SAMPLE of the info that is contained on this important 1890 census If you are seeking information on ancestors who may have resided in Jessamine county Kentucky in the later 1800's, then this book-on-a-CD is a MUST HAVE, especially if you don't have time to go to the National Archives in order to research this invaluable reference material - now available on a CD at your leisure in your home. As a FREE BONUS, you will get on this CD a set of about 20 genealogy forms (also in PDF format) that will help you in your family history research! Included are the 1790-1930 census forms, soundex coding chart, family tree chart, and more!
The images can be easily zoomed in or out, printed, etc. with Adobe Acrobat. The pages were extracted from original microfilm located at the National Archives and are reproduced in magnified and easily readable Adobe PDF format. Please note however that the images are only as good as the original document, so I can't be responsible for clarity irregularities when they (seldom) occur. Acrobat Reader is a FREE download available at www.adobe.com if you don't already have it installed on your computer. This CD-ROM is both PC and MAC compatible and comes labeled and packaged securely in a plastic CD jewel case. Sorry, but I cannot honor requests to do surname lookups due to time constraints!
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