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Record Group Number: 800000
Series/Collection Number: .L 69
Title, Dates: Census of Leon County, Florida, 1825.
Amount: 1.00 item
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Florida Legislative Council created Leon County from the eastern parts of Gadsden County on December 29, 1824. Since its creation, the boundaries of Leon County have changed several times, arriving at its present limits in 1881. At the time this census was taken, Leon County boasted the newly minted territorial capital of Tallahassee (established in 1824).

    The Clerk of the Circuit Court in each county serves as the official custodian of deed, marriage, and probate records.

Summary:     This collection consists of the entire census return for Leon County, Florida, as enumerated by James Cameron in September 1825. Cameron recorded 966 inhabitants in the county, including 608 whites, 387 enslaved persons, and one free person "of Colour." In addition to the total number of inhabitants and their status as either enslaved or free, the census includes the name of the head of the family, the number of white males over 21, the number of white males under 21, the number of white females over 21, the number of white females under 21, and the number of enslaved in each household.

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Ownership/Custodial History: This series transferred from the Division of Library Services with the state census records.
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Subject Access Fields: African Americans History To 1863. Florida
Slavery Florida
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Leon County (Fla.)
Florida Census, 1825
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