Sunday, October 17, 2010

1860 Census, New Orleans, LA

This is the only mention of William Pinta, who is listed as age 11.  The 1860 census does not list the relationship to head of household, so William could be the son of some else.  Or, the census taker may have listed the wrong name for him.  The child born just prior was Eulalie, born 13 Feb 1948 and the child born after him was Jules born about 1856.  There could easily be a child born in 1849 or 1850.  However, no other information has been found, to date, on William.  Also, William does not appear to be a name commonly used by mulatto families in mid 1800's in New Orleans.  Another interesting point:  Joseph & Julia's son, Joseph, had a son named Joseph William born in 1865 and was 5 weeks old when he died.  Did they use the name of William to honor a memory of the William in the census or is it just a coincidence?  Any ideas?

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