Mortality schedules were taken alongside the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 U.S. Federal censuses. Mortality schedules list people who died during the previous 12 months. These schedules include persons who died between June 1st through May 31st in the year prior to the federal census. A typical mortality schedule will list the dead person’s name, age, sex, color (white, black, or mulatto), married or widowed, birthplace, month of death, occupation, and cause of death. Though part of the federal censuses, mortality schedules are separate from the population schedules.
In most cases, volunteers have matched these people into township and range within the county.
Indexes to the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 mortality schedules covering Williamson County have been added to our Master “Misc. County Records” Index on our website. The records can be found within the books of our society library. As always, inquiries can be made at the society or be emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.