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From: ChristineConnell <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] "Corn Laborer" as an Occupation?
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 20:19:10 -0500
No clue about "corn laborer"
The Troy 8th ward map for 1900 is here:
This is now the Mt-Ida to South-Central part of the city. It seems
unlikely that there was much farmland here in 1860, but I could be wrong.
The 1865 NY census shows T.E Gleason (cabinet-maker) and (his?) daughter
Mary Gleason living in the 4th ward, which is north-central Troy
On 3/4/2012 5:47 PM, Donna K. Vaughn wrote:
> not sure exactly where the 8th ward is, but there are lots of cornfields and
> corn farms around Troy. Who are these Gleason's? I have Gleason's in my
> tree in this area that came from Island Pond VT.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Marvin"<>
> Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2012 5:14 PM
> Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] "Corn Laborer" as an Occupation?
>> Is anyone familiar with this term listed as a census occupation? I may be
>> misreading it, but that is what it looks like to me. (I see from some web
>> searches that other census transcriptions show this occupation in other
>> Assuming it literally means someone who farms corn, would that have been
>> an unusual occupation for someone living in the 8th ward of Troy in 1860?
>> The person's name is Thomas Gleason living with a Mary A. Gleason age 10.
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