Wordless Wednesday – Recorded for Posterity

While researching collateral Stufflebean lines in Linn County, Missouri, I came across this census page:


George Stufflebean, “Do Nothing”
1860 Census, Linn County, MO
Source: Ancestry

How would you like your occupation recorded for posterity in the census as “Do nothing” when you are forty years old and no debilitating health issues noted? That is the fate of George Stufflebean, 40 years old, born in Kentucky with wife Esther, 26, born in Indiana, plus five children aged 10 and younger on the following page.

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