Franklin County, NY Census
This is the 1860 census of Westville NY, taken in the summer of 1860
by Samuel H. Payne of Ft. Covington. Mr. Payne did several of the 1860
censuses, and he was a phonetic speller. Many common names he
consistently spelled wrong, and in this transcription, those common
names have been spelled the way we normally see them. He also made his
"5" and his "3" very similarly, and when coupled
with a faded photocopy, there are some ages which are wrong because the
5 and 3 are switched in transcription.
In contrast to the Ft. Covington census, Mr. Payne counted only one family twice: that of James McMartin. In their second listing, (the one which was deleted) James is listed as being 2 years older, and his wife 7 years younger. This gives a good indication of how reliable the censuses are as a source of ages of the people in question. The Francis/Franklin Brake families also may in fact be the same people.
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