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Thu Dec 9 12:44:05 MST 2010

contributing factor for head of household, but other factors are, ones
usually closely correlated to age (and gender).

I'm also interested in further details/discussions exploring the
implications for the person identified as "head of household"  =20

Thanks for asking!

Linda Gardner
Linda Gardner

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [APG Public List] Definition of "head of household"
> From: Jean Suplick <jean.suplick at>
> Date: Tue, December 14, 2010 12:58 pm
> To: apgpubliclist at
> Please accept my apologies if this question is off topic. I've been to th=
> US Census and NARA websites, and have not found an answer to this questio=
> In the 1810 US census, what constituted a head of household?
> I have a family listed under a man's name, whom I believe to be the
> 16-25-year-old male in the family, based on several corraborating pieces =
> information. If he's who I believe him to be, his father is dead by this
> time and he is the eldest son aged 22. However, there is also a
> 26-45-year-old male in the household. According to the definitions and
> guidelines used at the time, is it possible this elder male is *not* the
> head of the household, but perhaps a farm laborer?
> Thanks,
> Jean Suplick
> Plano, Texas

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