1870 Federal Census

Robert would have been 9 or 10 years old at the time of the 1870 census. I believe the ten year old boy named Robert enumerated in the household of Becca Mixon is my grandfather. I doubt that she was his mother or the mother of all these other children but it appears that she raised them. They were living in Wilcox County, Rehobeth P.O., dwelling #402, in the years following the Civil War. 

    Name Race Gender Age Occupation Birthplace
    Mixon Becca Black Female 35 yrs Farm laborer Alabama
    ---  Tom Black Male 15 yrs Farm laborer Alabama
    ---  Jane Black Female 13 yrs Farm laborer Alabama
    ---  Robert Black Male 10 yrs - - - Alabama
    ---  Henry Black Male 10 yrs - - - Alabama
    ---  June Black Female 12 yrs - - - Alabama
    ---  Margaret Black Female 6 yrs - - - Alabama
    ---  Willy Black Male 8 yrs - - - Alabama
    ---  Columbus Black Male 7 mos - - - Alabama
     
Several other Mixon households are nearby, including that of Sam Mixon -- probably the same S. Mixon that appeared in the 1866 State Census. Sam's household included a young Jim McMillan. Ten years later, Robert would be enumerated in his household.
 
 
House # Name Age Sex Race Occupation Birthplace
403 Mixon Ellen 55 F B na na
--- --- Nelson 46 M B na na
404 Mixon J.C. 38 M W Farmer SC
--- --- P.A. 27 F W Keeping house na
--- Small T.W. 30 M W Clerk in warehouse na
[deleted records]
409 Mixon Sam 40 M B Farm laborer AL
--- McMillan Isaac 20 M M Farm laborer AL
--- --- Jim 19 M B Farm laborer AL
--- --- Charles 16 M B Farm laborer AL
--- --- Tom 14 M B Farm laborer AL

 


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