Eighth Census Population for Sumterville, Sumter County, Florida, 1860

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Eighth Census Population for Sumterville, Sumter County, Florida, 1860

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Census, 1860


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Population--United States


The Eighth United States Census records for Sumterville, Sumter County, Florida, for 1860. The census divides the population by name, age, sex, color, birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, the value of real estate and personal estate, if married within the year, if attended school within the year, persons over the age of 20 who cannot read and write, and whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict.

A notable resident listed is William Stephen Fussell (1837 – 1862). Born on December 20, 1837, in Telfair, Georgia, Fussell's parents were both from North Carolina. He moved to Florida some time before 1850, and first entered military service in 1856, when he joined Bullock’s Company, Florida Mounted Volunteers during the Third Seminole War. After the war, Fussell settled down in Sumter County, and married Elizabeth Ann Matchett on February 15, 1859. When Florida seceded from the Union in 1861, Fussell joined the Confederate Army, enlisting in Company F of the 7th Florida Infantry Regiment. While in this regiment, Fussell died of disease in Knoxville, Tennessee, on November 5, 1862. He is memorialized at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.


Digital reproduction of the original census record, July 7, 1860.

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Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

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Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Anderson, Margo J. The American Census: A Social History. New Haven [u.a.]: Yale Univ. Press, 2015.



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