The 1850 census for Lawrence County, Mississippi has been transcribed, and is awaiting a review by a friend before posting. The final post concerning the people in the census is left to John E. Reegan, the assistant deputy marshall who took the census. Any further posts, will pertain to stats concerning the census.
An interesting side note concerning John, is that he sloppily wrote his own last name down in the census listing, thereby confusing the transcribers for MyFamily into indexing him as Jno Keegan, instead of Reegan. John is enumerated with his mother? Martha, and his brother James.
The following is transcribed from the handwriting of John on the last page of the census, it confirms my analysis in an earlier post when I said that the listing at Ancestry.com had duplicate pages, since the total official county of pages by John was 88, not 92.
The State of Mississippi
I John E Reegan Deputy Assistant Marshall appointed to take the United States Census for the year 1850 in the Subdivision comprising the whole County of Lawrence. Do hereby certify the foregoing and within schedule No 1 consisting of twenty two sheets or eighty eight pages to be a true and correct enumeration of the free inhabitants in the said County of Lawrence. Taken agreeable to the tenor of my Oath of Office and instructions to the best of my knowledge and belief.
Given under my hand and seal the 12 December 1850.
Sworn + subricated? before me the 12 Dec 1850
J. R Chambliss J.P.
Assistant Deputy Marshall