Newberry County, South Carolina 1850 Mortality Index

Included in the 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 U.S. censuses were mortality schedules that asked questions regarding those who
died in the twelve months prior to the enumeration. The schedule lists the deceased name, sex, age, color, whether widowed or not, place of birth, month of death, occupation, and cause of death.
Further information/copies can be obtained from the State resource

Surname

Age

Gender

Death Dx

Mth Died

Born In

Martha Abernaty

75

F

Dropsy

Mar

SC

Samuel Anderson

19

M

Pneumonia

Mar

SC

Caroline E. Aull

30

F

 -

Feb

SC

William F. Baker

19

M

Typhoid

Oct

SC

F. C. Barger

2

M

Pneumonia

Jun

NC

Infant Barger

2mth

M

 -

Nov

SC

John T. Barre

2

M

Pneumonia

Aug

SC

Noah R. Barre

3

M

Pneumonia

Nov

SC

James Barton

8

M

Oct

SC

Graham M. Boland

3

M

Pneumonia

Feb

SC

Madalina Boland

32

F

Pneumonia

Feb

SC

Reuben T. Boland

6mth

M

Pneumonia

Feb

SC

David Boozer

55

M

Suicide

Feb

SC

A. M. Bowers

1

F

Pneumonia

Oct

SC

Maria M. Brook

11mth

F

Teething

Jul

SC

M. J. Butler

40

M

Bowel Complications

Jan

SC

Samuel Cannon

79

M

Kidney

Jul

SC

John Chapman

15

M

Pneumonia

Nov

SC

Thomas K. Coale

6

M

Congustive

Sep

SC

Mary Coybourn

64

F

Fever

Dec

SC

Matilda Davenport

24

F

 -

May

SC

Elizabeth David

9

F

May

SC

Dolly Dickert

5

F

 -

Jan

SC

Jane Flick

38

F

Pneumonia

Jun

Ireland

Laurance Gibson

76

F

Fever

Sep

SC

Mary Gibson

13

F

Bowel Infection

Aug

SC

Elisha Golding

67

M

Rheumatism

Mar

SC

Josephine Granll

3

M

Ericipilus

Jul

SC

James L. Griffin

18

F

Pneumonia

Nov

SC

Jefferson Griffith

19

M

Typhoid

Apr

SC

J. R. Hanson

11mth

M

Consumption

Aug

SC

Josephine Harris

117

F

Pneumonia

SC

Mary Herndon

26

F

 -

Jul

SC

Elisa Hicks

22

F

 -

Jan

SC

James S. High

9

M

Croup

Aug

SC

James W. Hogg

3mth

M

Whooping Cough

Feb

SC

Sarah Johnson

70

F

Old Age

Oct

SC

Mary Kelley

20

F

Scarlet Fever

Dec

SC

Jalvin Kibler

11

F

Pneumonia

Dec

SC

Harting Kinard

3

M

Congestive

Dec

SC

Margaret Kopp

6mth

F

 -

Sep

SC

Sarah Lane

29

F

 -

May

SC

Marshall Livingston

40

M

Dropsy

May

SC

Matilda Lloyd

15

F

Typhoid

Sep

SC

Elijah Luke

14

M

Quinsy

Feb

SC

Benjamin Mayben

7

M

Fever

May

SC

M. R. Mooney

25

F

Childbed

May

SC

Pauline Mooney

2

F

Whooping Cough

Jun

SC

Andrew Notes

84

M

Scarlet Fever

May

SC

George H. Oxner

1

M

Quinsy

Nov

SC

Wesley B. Oxner

23

M

Pneumonia

Jan

SC

Elizabeth Redd

21

F

Typhoid

Oct

SC

Samuel Redd

19

M

Pneumonia

Mar

SC

Samuel Redd

65

M

Pneumonia

Aug

Ireland

William Redd

35

M

Consumption

May

SC

Nicton Relly

18

M

Typhoid

Aug

SC

Louisa Rudd

13

F

Brain Fever

Sep

SC

Ann Eliza Ruff

1

F

Whooping Cough

Jul

SC

Claiborne Ruff

13

M

Chill

Jul

SC

Elizabeth Sheppard

23

F

 -

Nov

SC

John D. Stone

35

M

Dropsy

Feb

SC

Eliza M. Strawder

30

F

Pneumonia

Mar

SC

John Suber

57

M

Typhoid

Jan

SC

Thomas N. Summers

2

M

Quinsy

Nov

SC

Lavinia Taylor

8

F

Scarlet Fever

Feb

SC

Mary Taylor

44

F

Feb

SC

Andrew Tribler

21

M

Pneumonia

Sep

SC

Mary A. Wadsworth

27

F

Chills

Jul

SC

James Walson

62

M

Fall

Jun

SC

E. E. Wicken

3

F

Pneumonia

Jun

SC

Mary Wicker

34

F

Chill

Oct

SC

Clara Wilson

50

F

Scarlet Fever

May

SC








Apoplexy: A seizure caused by a cerebrovascular accident. A stroke,
as if struck by the gods. A sudden paralysis.
Bilious fever: An excessive amount of bile in the system with a fever.
Typhoid was occasionally called "bilious fever" in eighteenth
century Europe, and yellow fever was called "autumnal bilious fever"
in 1668 New York.
Brain fever: Meningitis or encephalitis.
Cholera: An acute, infectious disease characterized by profuse
diarrhea, vomiting, and cramps. Cholera is spread by
feces-contaminated water and food. Major epidemics struck the
United States in the years 1832, 1849, and 1866. The last major
epidemic in the U.S. east was 1866.
Congestive Fever: Malaria.
Congestive Chill: Cold, shivering, can lead to pneumonia.
Consumption (phthisis pulmonalia, pulmonary tuberculosis): Tuberculosis.
The term "Consumption" was commonly used in the days when there
was no effective treatment of the disease. Here the body was
consumed or gradually wasted away.
Cramp Colic: Appendicitis.
Croup: An obstructive condition of the larynx (voice box) or
trachea (windpipe), characterized by a hoarse, barking cough and
difficult breathing occurring chiefly in infants and children.
In the early nineteenth century it was called cynanche trachealis.
Synonyms: roup, hives, choak, stuffing, rising of the lights.
Dropsy (a contraction for hydropsy): Disease causing fluids
in the serous cavities. Referred to a swelling, whether general
or localized. The presence
of abnormally large amounts of fluid. Congestive heart failure.
Dysentery: Infectious disease marked by inflammation and
ulceration of the lower part of the bowels and diarrhea.
Enteritis: Inflammation of the intestines, or could also take the
form of enteric fever (typhoid).
Mania: Insanity.
Palsy: Paralysis or loss of muscle control.
Pneumonia: Inflammation of the lungs. A major killer.
Quinsy, Quinzy: A "peritonsillar abscess," or an abscess
behind the tonsil. Can be fatal.
Typhoid (typhoid fever): Often caused by unsanitary water conditions
and contaminated food or milk. Flies could carry the disease and
contaminate food supplies. It was more common in swampy areas where
shallow wells could become contaminated.
Whooping Cough: A a highly contagious disease of the
respiratory system, usually affecting children, that is
characterized in its advanced stage by spasms of coughing
interspersed with deep, noisy inspirations.








Last Updated on 2/11/2007
By Dena Whitesell