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Steuben County

African American rural settlements documented: 0

African American population numbers in Steuben County were very low from 1840 to 1870.  According to the federal decennial census for the county, the number of black residents increased from two to five from 1850 to 1870; the 1840 African American population count was zero.

Bibliography

U.S. Census, 1840: Population Schedules of the Sixth Census of the United States. Accessed July 2, 2014.

U.S. Census, 1850: Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States. Accessed July 2, 2014.

U.S. Census, 1860: Population Schedules of the Eighth Census of the United States. Accessed July 2, 2014.

U.S. Census, 1870: Population Schedules of the Ninth Census of the United States. Accessed July 2, 2014.

By Andrea Sowle, July 21, 2014