1860 and 1870 Wayne Co., TN Agriculture Schedules

as prepared by Gerald K. Moore
and available through The Wayne County Historical Society

From the files of Stephen M. Lawson


Robert Sims and Frances Howard Merritt
The 1860 and 1870 Agriculture Schedules of Wayne County, TN includes the farms of three children and seven grandchildren of Robert Sims and Frances Howard Merritt. The children are Sarah M. Sims (widow of C. M. Lawson), Matthew Joseph Sims, Sr., and Abraham Martin Sims. The grandchildren include Sarah's sons Mordecai S. Lawson and Amos M. Lawson, and Matthew Joseph's children Hartwell Ebenezer John Shields Sims, Elizabeth Sims (wife of William G. Youngblood), Matthew Joseph Sims, Jr., Robert Henry Clay Sims, and Zachary Taylor Sims.

Sims Family in the 1860 Agriculture Schedule

For extensive comments, analysis and interpretation, refer to the
1860 Census of Agriculture Main Page by Gerald K. Moore.

Links for owners are to the Family Narrative including the owner.
Schedule items with no entry are listed below the table.

Civil District #8

  

Abraham M. Sims

  

H.E.J. Shields Sims

  

Matthew J. Sims

  

William G. Youngblood

  

Sarah M. Lawson

Index Number

K2


K9


K20


K26


K32

1 Owner


Sims, A.M.


Sims, Shields


Sims, M.I.


Youngblood, W.G.


Lawson, Martha

2 Acres Improved


28




170


14



3 Acres Other


250




200





4 Land Value $


800




4000


140



5 $ Farm Machinery


75




175


8


5

6 No. of Horses


2


1


6


1



7 No. of Mules




1







9 No. of Oxen


2




2


2



13 $ Livestock


500


500


2220


500


16

14 Bu. Wheat


80




80


23


8

15 Bu. Rye






47





16 Bu. Corn


500




1500


195



17 Bu. Oats






50




20

21 lb. Wool


25




50


5



22 Bu. Peas











23 Bu. Potatoes


15




15




15

24 Bu. Swt. Potatoes


15




20





27 $ Fruit






40





30 lb. Butter


150




150


20


50

44 lb. Sorghum






20





46 lb. Honey






50


10



47 $ Homemade Items


75




40


10


25

48 $ Slaughtered


75




300


90


50

1860 Schedule items with no entry:

08 No. of Milch Cows
10 No. of Other Cattle
11 No. of Sheep
12 No. of Swine
18 Bu. of Rice
19 lb. Tobacco
20 bales Cotton
25 Bu. Barley
26 Bu. Buckwheat
28 Wine, gal.
29 Market Garden $
31 lb. Cheese
32 tons Hay
33 Clover Seed, Bu.
34 Grass Seed, Bu.
35 Hops, lb.
36 Dew rotted Hemp
37 Water rotted Hemp
38 Cane Sugar, hhds of 1,000 lbs.
39 Flax, lb.
40 Flaxseed, Bu.
41 Silk cocoons, lb.
42 Maple sugar, lb.
43 Cane sugar
45 lb. Beeswax
49 Comments



Sims Family in the 1870 Agriculture Schedule

For extensive comments, analysis and interpretation, refer to the
1870 Census of Agriculture Main Page by Gerald K. Moore.

Links for owners are to the Family Narrative including the owner.
Schedule items with no entry are listed below.

Civil District #8

Mordecai S. Lawson

 

H.E.J. Shields Sims


Robert H.C. Sims


Abraham M. Sims


William G. Youngblood


Zachary T. Sims


Matthew J. Sims, Jr.


Sarah M. Lawson

Index Number


X2


X12


X24


X26


X28


X34


Z30


Z34

1 Owner

 

Lawson, M.S.

 

Simes, Shields

 

Simes, R.H.C.

 

Simes, A.M.

 

Youngblood, W.G.

 

Simes, Z.T.

 

Sims, M.J., Jr.

 

Lawson, A.M.

2 acres, Improved


18


40


45


75


55


35


30


15

3 acres, Woodland




120


238


350


380


115


154


3284

5 Land Value $


Rents


1700


1500


3000


1500


1500


1500


3500

6 $ Farm Machinery


40


110


70


75


50


10


100



7 $ Wages


125


200


60


25


25


45


120



8 $ Horses


1


5


4


3


1


4


6


1

9 # Mules


2


1


3


1


1


1





10 # Milk Cows


2


3


1


4


2


1


3


3

11 # Oxen


2


2


4


2


1




2



12 # Other Cattle


2


2


1


5


4




4


6

13 # Sheep




20


18


9


12




30



14 # Swine


21


20


25


30


35


17


35


22

15 $ Livestock


901


860


1006


675


600


602


810


287

16 Bu. Wheat, spring


62


50


95


65


34


35


27


25

17 Bu. Wheat, winter






9


6






50



18 Bu. Rye


500


650


650


800


450


160


400


250

19 Bu. Corn


24


50


15


40


50




105


15

20 Bu. Oats




8


20


50


50






100

24 lbs. Tobacco














1


1

25 bales Cotton




30


40


24


12


10




10

26 lb. Wool


10















27 Bu. Peas




12


7


20


20


5


19


5

28 Bu. Pot.






20


14


2




15



32 Mkt. Gar. $


30


130


60


60


60


10


30


120

44 Maple sugar, lb.


19


100






1




10


18

46 gal. Sorghum




7




1


10







47 lb. Beeswax




50




10


30


20


350



49 $ For. Prods.


25


35


65


50


40


20


50


100

50 $ Home Manf.


200


230


194


210


150


290


250


110

52 $ Farm Income


637


934


835


985


621


442


827


465


1870 Schedule items with no entry:

04 acres, Other
21 Bu. of Rice
22 Bu. Barley
23 Bu. of Rice
29 Bu. Swt. Pot.
30 $ Fruit
31 Wine, gal.
33 lb. Butter
34 Cheese, lb.
35 Milk, gal.
36 tons Hay
37 Clover seed, Bu.
38 Grass seed, Bu.
39 Hops, lb
40 Hemp, tons
41 Flax, lb.
42 Flax seed, Bu.
43 Silk cocoons, lb.
45 Cane Sugar, 100,000 lb.
48 lb. Honey
51 $ Slaughtered Animals
53 Comments



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