The Bullitt County History Museum

1880 Supplemental Census for the Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes
by Betty R. Darnell

The 1880 Supplemental Census, commonly called the DDD Census, or the 3D Census, is microfilmed in alphabetical order by county. There are seven lists for each enumerator’s district within each county: Insane Inhabitants; Idiots; Deaf-Mutes; Blind; Homeless Children; Inhabitants in Prison; and Paupers and Indigent Inhabitants in Institutions, Poor-Houses or Asylums, or Boarded at Public Expense in Private Houses. The Archives Room at the Kentucky State Library and Archives has a copy of the two rolls of microfilm for Kentucky (in Drawer #506): M1528-41, Adair-Jackson Counties; and M1528-42, Jefferson-Woodford Counties.

Each list has many columns for information (none of the Bullitt County entries has information in all the columns). The first five columns for each list are: 1. Number of page [in the Population schedule, No. 1, the one most of us are familiar with]. 2. Number of line [in the Population schedule. 3. Name. Residence when at home: 4. City or Town. 5. County (if in same State) or State.

List No. 1, Insane, continues with: 6. If now an inmate of an institution, is this person a pay-patient? 7. Form of disease [Note: to ascertain the number suffering from certain marked forms of insanity – mania, melancholia, paresis (general paralysis), dementia, epilepsy, or dipsomania]. History of Attack: 8. Duration of present attack. 9. Total number of attacks (including the present one). 10. Age at which first attack occurred. Restraint and seclusion: 11. Does this person require to be usually or often kept in a cell or other apartment under lock and key, either by day or at night? 12. Does this person require to be usually or often restrained by any mechanical appliance, such as a strap, strait-jacket, camisole, muff, strap, hand-cuffs, ball and chain, crib-bed, etc.? And if yes, state the character of the appliance used. Hospital or Asylum: 13. Has this person ever been an inmate of any hospital or asylum for the insane? If yes, name the said hospital or asylum. 14. What has been the total length of time spent by him (or her) during life in such asylums? 15. Date of discharge (year only). 16. Is this person also an epileptic? 17. Is this person suicidal? 18. Is this person homicidal?

List No. 2, Idiots [Note: An idiot is a person the development of whose mental faculties were arrested in infancy or childhood before coming to maturity], continues with: 6. Is this person self-supporting, or partly so? 7. Age at which idiocy occurred. 8. Supposed cause of idiocy [Note: such as scarlet fever, measles, meningitis, etc., blow on head, fall, etc., fright etc.]. 9. Size of head (Large, Small, or Natural) [There was a theory that the size of the head was an indicator of idiocy]. 10. Has this person ever been an inmate of a training school for idiots? If yes, name the said training school. 11. What has been the total length of time spent by him (or her) during life in any such training school or training schools. 12. Date of discharge (year only). 13. Is this person also insane? 14. Is he (or she) also blind? 15. Is he (or she) also deaf? 16. Is he (or she) also an epileptic? Is he (or she) paralyzed? And, if so, on which side? 17. Right. 18. Left.

List No. 3, Deaf-Mutes [Note: A deaf-mute is one who cannot speak, because he cannot hear sufficiently well to learn to speak], continues with: 6. Is he (or she) self-supporting, or partly so? 7. Age at which deafness occurred. 8. Supposed cause of deafness, if known. 9. Is this person semi-mute? [Note: lost hearing after having acquired at least a partial knowledge of spoken language]. 10. Is this person semi-deaf? [Note: cannot hear sufficiently well to comprehend what is said, but hears very loud sounds, such as thunder, etc.]. Institution life: 11. Has this person ever been an inmate of an institution for deaf-mutes? If yes, give the name of such institution. 12. What has been the total length of time spent by him (or her) in any such institution? 13. Date of his (or her) discharge (year only). 14. Is this person also insane? 15. Is he (or she) also idiotic? 16. Is he (or she) also blind?

List No. 4, Blind, continues with: 6. Is he (or she) self-supporting or partly so? 7. Age at which blindness occurred. 8. Form of blindness. 9. Supposed cause of blindness, if known. 10. Is the person totally blind? 11. Is the person semi-blind? [Note: The partially blind can distinguish forms or colors, but cannot see to read, or at least not without such effort as to make reading practically impossible.] 12. Has this person ever been an inmate of an institution for the blind? If yes, give the name of such institution. 13. What has been the total length of time spent by him (or her) in any such institution? 14. Date of his (or her) discharge (year only). 15. Is this person also insane? 16. Is he (or she) also idiotic? 17. Is he (or she) also a deaf-mute?

List No. 5, Homeless Children [Note: Special attention is called to the questions respecting the child’s antecedents, which are designed to bring out the proportions of children in institutions that belong to the respectable and to the vicious classes severally], continues with: 6. Is this child’s father deceased? 7. Is this child’s mother deceased? 8. Has this child been abandoned by his (or her) parents? 9. Has this child’s parents surrendered the control of him (or her) to the institution? 10. Was this child born in the institution? 11. If not so born, state year when admitted. 12. Is the child illegitimate? 13. Is this child separated from his or her (living) mother? 14. Has he (or she) ever been arrested? If yes, for what alleged offense? 15. Has he (or she) ever been convicted or sentenced? 16. Has the origin of this child been respectable? 17. Has he (or she) been rescued from criminal surroundings? 18. Is this child blind? 19. Is he (or she) a deaf-mute? 20. Is he (or she) an idiot?

List No. 6, Inhabitants in Prison, continues with: 6. Place of imprisonment [Note: State penitentiary or prison, county penitentiary or jail, workhouse, house of correction, city prison, station-house, lock-up, or calaboose]. 7. Is this person a United States, State, or city prisoner? Why in Prison: 8. Is he or she awaiting trial? 9. Is he or she serving a term of imprisonment. 10. Is he or she serving out a fine? 11. Is he or she awaiting execution (death)? 12. Is he or she sentenced to some higher prison and awaiting removal? 13. Is he or she held as a witness? 14. Is he or she imprisoned for debt? 15. Is he or she imprisoned for insanity? 16. Date of incarceration (Give day of the month and the year). 17. Alleged offence. Sentence: 18. Amount of fine imposed. 19. Number of days in jail or work-house. 20. Number of years in penitentiary. 21. Is this prisoner at hard labor? If yes, what? [Note: shoe shop, cigar shop, cooper shop, stone cutting, prison duties, mining, labor on farm or plantation, etc.]. 22. If at hard labor, is he or she working inside or outside the prison walls? 23. Is his or her labor contracted out?

List No. 7, Paupers and Indigent Inhabitants in Institutions, Poor-Houses or Asylums, or Boarded at Public Expense in Private Houses, continues with: How supported: 6. At cost of city or town? 7. At cost of county? 8. At cost of State? 9. At cost of institution? 10. Is this person able-bodied? 11. Is he (or she) habitually intemperate? 12. Is he (or she) epileptic? 13. Has he (or she) ever been convicted of crime? 14. If disabled, state form of disability [Note: crippled, consumption, dropsy, old age, lying-in, etc.]. 15. Was this person born in this institution? 16. Date of admission. What other members of the family of this person are in this establishment? 17. Husband. 18. Wife. 19. Mother. 20. Father. 21. Sons – how many? 22. Daughters – how many? 23. Brothers – how many? 24. Sisters – how many? 25. Is this person also blind? 26. Is he or she deaf and dumb? 27. Is he or she insane? 28. Is he or she idiotic?

Bullitt County, Kentucky
Note: references in parentheses are the page number and line number in Schedule 1 (Population schedule).

Knobs and Shepherdsville, Enumeration District 32, Enumerator J. F. Combs

1. Insane

(page 19, line 37) Furgerson, Katie. Duration of present attack: 6 months. Total number of attacks: 1. Age at which first attack occurred: 18. Kept in cell? No. Restrained: No. Ever an inmate of institution? No.

2. Idiots.

(page 3, line 30) Croan, Martha. Residence: at home. Self-supporting? No. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Size of head: Small. Ever an inmate of training school? No.

(page 21, line 38) Lewis, John A.. Residence: at home. Self-supporting? No. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Size of head: Large. Ever an inmate of training school? No.

(page 23, line 41) Jennings, George. Residence: at home. Self-supporting? No. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Size of head: Small. Ever an inmate of training school? No.

(page 27, line 46) Monroe, Mary A.. Residence: at home. Self-supporting: No. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Size of head: Small. Ever an inmate of training school? No.

(page 14, line 30) Westfall, John. Self-supporting: Partly. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Size of head: Small. Ever an inmate of training school? No.

(page 29, line 42 [apparently omitted in Population schedule]) Carlin, Sarah. Self-supporting: Yes. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Size of head: Natural. Ever an inmate of training school? No.

3. Deaf-Mutes. [none]

4. Blind.

(page 2, line 17) Froman, Evaline. Residence: at home. Self-supporting? Yes. Age at which blindness occurred: 46. Form of blindness: partially. Person is semi-blind [can distinguish forms or colors, but cannot see to read]. Ever an inmate in institution? No.

(page 27, line 46) Monroe, Mary A. Residence: at home. Self-supporting? No. Person is totally blind. Ever an inmate in institution? No.

5. Homeless Children. [none]

6. Inhabitants in Prison. [none]

7. Institutions, Poor-Houses, or Asylums, or Boarded at Public Expense in Private Houses.

(page 11, line 22) Mulligan, Mart. Residence: W. H. Holsclaw’s. At cost of State. Able-bodied? No. Habitually intemperate? No. Epileptic? No. Ever been convicted of crime? No. Disability: Injured in feet and limbs from falling of tree. Admitted 1872.

Shepherdsville, Enumeration District 33, Enumerator W. A. Field

1. Insane

(page 1, line 45) Thomas, Jerry. Residence: Shepherdsville. Ever an inmate of institution? No. Duration of present attack: 1 month. Total Number of attacks: 1. Age at which first attack occurred: 44. Kept in cell? Yes.

(page 34, line 12) Robards, Rebecca. Residence: Shepherdsville. Pay-patient at institution? Yes. Name of hospital or asylum: Anchorage. Date of discharge: 1880.

2. Idiots. [none]

3. Deaf-Mutes.

(page 11, line 38) Osburn, Alonza D. Residence: Shepherdsville. Self-supporting? Yes. Age at which deafness occurred: B[irth]. Inmate at institution: Council Bluff. Time spent at institution: 8.

(page 12, line 15. Simmons, Vina. Residence: Shepherdsville. Self-supporting? No. Age at which deafness occurred: B[irth].

4. Blind.

(page 20, line 8) Whitlege, N. C. Residence: Shepherdsville. Self-supporting? No. Age at which blindness occurred: 6. Supposed cause of blindness: blind from birth. Person is semi-blind [can distinguish forms or colors, but cannot see to read].

(page 26, line 27) Britman[?], W'm. Residence: Shepherdsville. [no other information]

5. Homeless Children. [none]

6. Inhabitants in Prison. [none]

7. Institutions, Poor-Houses, or Asylums, or Boarded at Public Expense in Private Houses.

(page 4, line 15) Hite, Abby. Residence: Shepherdsville. At cost of county. Able-bodied? No. Epileptic? Yes. Disability: Consumption. Born at residence. Admitted Jan 19.

(page 1, line 26) McEntire, Patsy. Residence: Shepherdsville. At cost of county. Able-bodied? No. Epileptic: No. Admitted Nov.

(page 6, line 30) Magruder, Sallie. Residence: Shepherdsville. At cost of county. Able-bodied? No. Epileptic: No. Disability: Old age.

Mt. Washington District, Enumeration District 34, Enumerator W. F. Parrish

[no entries]

Pine Tavern District, East of L & N RR, Enumeration District 35, Enumerator J. M. Samuels

1. Insane. [none]

2. Idiots.

(page 11, line 15) Snellen, Reuben D. Self-supporting? No. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Size of head: Natural.

(page 18, line 49) Johnson, Harriett. Self-supporting? Yes. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Size of head: Large.

3. Deaf-Mutes. [none]

4. Blind.

(page 1, line 6) Noe, Sydney. Self-supporting? Partly. Age at which blindness occurred: 74. Supposed cause of blindness: Exposure, Mexican War. Person is semi-blind [can distinguish forms or colors, but cannot see to read].

(page 7, line 28) Clarkson, Sarah R. Self-supporting? No. Supposed cause of blindness: The use of bad glasses. Person is totally blind.

(page 8, line 4) Dobson, John T. Self-supporting? No. Supposed cause of blindness: Scrofula. Person is semi-blind [can distinguish forms or colors, but cannot see to read].

(page 11, line 15) Snellen, Reuben D. Self-supporting? No. Person is semi-blind [can distinguish forms or colors, but cannot see to read].

(page 7, line 30) Hawkins, Anna. [no information]

5. Homeless Children. [none]

6. Inhabitants in Prison. [none]

7. Institutions, Poor-Houses, or Asylums, or Boarded at Public Expense in Private Houses.

(page 11, line 15) Snellen, Reuben D. At cost of State. Able-bodied? Yes. Person is also blind. Person is also idiotic.

(page 1, line 6) Noe, Sydney. At cost of county. Able-bodied? No. Habitually intemperate? Yes. Ever been convicted of crime? Yes. Disability: Crippled. Person is also blind.

Pine Tavern District, Enumeration District 36, Enumerator Geo. H. Magruder

1. Insane

(page 19, line 20 [apparently omitted in Population schedule]) Cockerell, James. Residence: Lebanon Junction. Form of disease: No. Kept in cell? Often. Inmate in institution? No. Time spent in institution: Life [crossed out].

2. Idiots.

(page 4, line 19) Sawyer, Rbt. Residence: Pitts Point, Bullitt. Self-supporting? No. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Supposed cause of idiocy: Fright. Size of head: Natural. Ever an inmate of training school? No.

(page 10, line 17) Cook, James. Self-supporting? No. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Size of head: Natural. Ever an inmate of training school? No.

(page 10, line 18) Cook, W. Self-supporting? No. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Size of head: Natural. Ever an inmate of training school? No.

3. Deaf-Mutes.

(page 2, line 1) Gaar, E. [no information]

4. Blind.

(page 1, line 32) Lee, Mary. [no information]

5. Homeless Children. [none]

6. Inhabitants in Prison. [none]

7. Institutions, Poor-Houses, or Asylums, or Boarded at Public Expense in Private Houses.

(page 4, line 19) Sawyer, Rbt. Residence: Pits Point Village. At cost of county. Habitually intemperate? Yes. Disability: Deformed at birth. Person is also idiotic.

(page 10, line 17) Cook, James. At cost of State. Able-bodied? No. Habitually intemperate? No. Disability: Deformed at birth. Person is also idiotic.

(page 10, line 17) Cook, W. At cost of State. Able-bodied? No. Habitually intemperate? No. Disability: Deformed at birth. Person is also idiotic.

Leaches District, Enumeration District 37, Enumerator Warren Smith

1. Insane.

(page 15, line 23) Downs, Louisa. Residence: Bullitt County. Form of disease: scarlet fever. Duration of present attack: __. Number of attacks: 1. Age at which first attack occurred: 27. Kept in cell? No.

2. Idiots.

(page 11, line 36) Brooks, Bill. Residence: Bullitt County. Self supporting? No. Age at which idiocy occurred: B[irth]. Supposed cause of idocy: __. Size of head: Medium.

3. Deaf-Mutes. [none]

4. Blind.

(page 5, line 23) Harmon, Martha. Residence: Bullitt County. [no other information]

(page 20, line 40) Walker, Berthie. Residence: Bullitt County. Self supporting? Partly. Age at which blindness occurred: 53. Supposed cause: Change of life. Totally blind.

5. Homeless Children. [none]

6. Inhabitants in Prison. [none]

7. Institutions, Poor-Houses, or Asylums, or Boarded at Public Expense in Private Houses.

(page 11, line 36) Brooks, Bill. Residence: Bullitt County. [no other information]

(page 24, line 48) Blandford, Caroline. Residence: Bullitt County. How supported? At cost of county. Able bodied? No. Habitually intemperate? Yes. Disability: Disease in head.

(page 26, line 23) Hardin, Mary J. Residence: Bullitt County. How supported? At cost of county. Able bodied? No. Disability: old age.

The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 13 Jul 2015 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/darnell/darnell_ddd_census.html