Instructions to the Census Taker

The following notes and descriptions of the column headings were printed at the top of each census page form. You may want to print this page for reference.

Note A.-The Census Year begins June 1, 1884, and Ends May 31, 1885.

Note B.-All persons will be included in the Numeration who were living on the 1st day of June, 1885. No others will. Children BORN SINCE June 1, 1885 will be OMITTED. Members of Families who have DIED SINCE June 1, 1885, will be INCLUDED.

Note C.-Questions Nos. 13, 14, 22, and 23 are not to be asked in respect to persons under 10 years of age.

  1. Dwelling-houses numbered in order of visitation.
  2. Families numbered in order of visitation.
  3. The Name of each Person whose place of abode, on 1st day of June, 1885, was in this family.
  4. Color--White, W; Black, B; Mulatto, Mu; Chinese, C; Indian, I.
  5. Sex--Male, M; Female, F.
  6. Age at last birthday prior to June 1, 1885. If under 1 year, give month in fractions, thus: 3/12.
  7. If born within the census year, give the month.
  8. Relationship of each person to the head of this family - whether wife, son, daughter, servant, boarder, or other.
  9. Single, / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an S.]
  10. Married, / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an M.]
  11. Widowed, / , Divorced, D. [Note: slash (/) replaced by an W.]
  12. Married during Census year, / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an X.]
  13. Profession, Occupation or Trade of each person, male or female.
  14. Number of months this person has been unemployed during the Census year.
  15. Is the person (on the day of the Enumerator’s visit) sick or temporarily disabled, so as to be unable to attend to ordinary business or duties? If so, what is the sickness or disability?
  16. Blind. / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an X.]
  17. Deaf and Dumb, / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an X.]
  18. Idiotic, / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an X.]
  19. Insane, / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an X.]
  20. Maimed, Crippled, Bedridden, or otherwise disabled, / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an X.]
  21. Attended school within the Census year. / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an X.]
  22. Cannot read. / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an X.]
  23. Cannot write / . [Note: slash (/) replaced by an X.]
  24. Place of Birth of this person, naming State or Territory of United States, or the Country, if of foreign birth.
  25. Place of birth of the Father of this person, naming the State or Territory of United States, or the Country, if of foreign birth.
  26. Place of Birth of the Mother of this person, naming the State or Territory of United States, or the Country, if of foreign birth.

Schedule 1. - Inhabitants in _________, in the County of Brevard, State of Florida enumerated by me on the ______ day of June, 1885. (Signed) W. R. Sanders Enumerator.