Census Data Analysis
In Jun 2008, I reviewed the Georgetown census data for 1860 and 1870 to determine whether the steamboat men of Georgetown prospered from their Civil War contracts. According to the census data, the steamboat captains had accumulated the greatest wealth of any residents of Georgetown. Comparing the value of real and personal property of the 1860 and 1870 data, showed that the relative position of the captains changed little. Thomas Poe amassed more wealth than his older brothers, Jacob and Adam. Their brother-in-law, George W Ebert, was in last place in the 1860 census. Between 1860 and 1870, only George W Ebert’s wealth increased. The wealth of the Poe brothers, Thomas, Jacob, and Adam, decreased by 30-45%.
The analysis, Georgetown Census Analysis, has been loaded in an Excel 2003 spreadsheet for your review. Using the census data for work description, I tried to identify all of the Georgetown men who worked on the river.
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