Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 5269

Weber County (Utah). Clerk of the County Court 1880 Census Lists of Persons

Dates: 1880.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series contains a List of Persons (census form 7-392) for each of five 1880 Federal Census enumeration districts in Weber County. Individuals in each district are listed alphabetically by surname along with their color, sex, and age. The covers of several of the booklets are missing, but those that remain have notations that indicate that they were filed with the County Clerk. Precincts covered in the five booklets include Ogden 2nd and 3rd (municipal) Wards, Huntsville, Mound Fort, Lynne, Marriott, Riverdale, and Uintah.

These lists were created as part of the procedure outlined by the federal law authorizing the 1880 census and were used to determine how much each enumerator was to be paid. According to The History and Growth of the United States Census (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900), p. 61-62:

"the enumerator was directed to forward the original schedules, duly certified, to the supervisor of his district, but before doing this, he was required, under the terms of section 6 of the act of April 20, 1880, to make and file in the office of the clerk of the county court or in the office of the court or board administering the affairs of the county to which his district belongs, a list of the names, with age, sex, and color, of all persons enumerated by him, which he shall certify to be true, and for which he shall be paid at the rate of 10 cents for each 100 names."

Because these records were used as a kind of invoice for services, they probably were not of much use to the county clerk once payment had been made and most of them would have been discarded. Booklets were presumably created for all the enumeration districts in Weber County, but only these five have survived.

Arrangement

Numerical by enumeration district, thereunder alphabetical by surname.

Related Records

Census of the United States (1880). Population. Utah from United States. Department of the Interior, Series 8566, contain the full population schedules from the 1880 Census

Census of the United States (1880). Agriculture. Utah from United States. Department of the Interior, Series 26682, contain the agricultural schedules from the 1880 Census.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

The county clerk presumably had copies of records for every enumeration district in Weber County, but these records are the only ones that made their way to the State Archives.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in January 2011.

Indexing Terms

Container List

BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
1 1 Enumeration District 97 (Ogden 2nd Ward)
1 2 Enumeration District 98 (Ogden 3rd Ward)
1 3 Enumeration District 99 (Huntsville Precinct)
1 4 Enumeration District 102 (Mound Fort, Lynne, and Marriott Precincts)
1 5 Enumeration District 104 (Riverdale and Uintah Precincts)