>Lippincott’s pronouncing gazetteer 1850 Louisiana

In 1850 Louisiana had 141,243 white males in the population of Louisiana. 114,248 females; 7, 481 free colored males; 9,981 free colored females; 125,874 male slaves; 118,935 female slaves. 419, 824 representative population in 1850. The free population was divided among 49,101 families, occupying 54,112 dwellings.  One fourth of the free population of foreign birth. 24,266 Ireland
17, 507 Germany
11,552 France
3,500 England
1,244 Scotland
and Wales
499 British America;  7795 other countries.  The death rate at the time was 23 per 1,000. Greater than any other state. At this time Louisiana parishes number 48. And the total noted number of slaves at a little over 244,809.

Lippincott’s pronouncing gazetteer:
a complete pronouncing gazetteer or geographical dictionary of the world … (Google eBook)
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Joseph Thomas, Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
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J.B. Lippincott, 1856 – Language Arts & Disciplines – 2174 pages

It is surprising that the Irish outnumbered the German  in 1850’s Louisiana whereas a few would have you think that the German outnumber the Irish! Much less the total population 419,000 and the slave population at over half of this number at 244,809.


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