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Drawing 2: Floor Plan of M'Clintock House.

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Chart 1: Residents of the M'Clintock
Household in 1850
Name Age Sex Occupation
Thos. A. M'Clintock 58 M Clerk
Mary A. " 50 F
Eliza. " 29 F Clerk
Mary A. " 27 F
Sarah " 25 F
Julia " 18 F
W. B. Branch 16 M Clerk
Mary Jackson (black) 17 F
S. L. Freeman (mulatto) 8 F

1. Considering the floor plan of the house, where do you think each person slept? (Don't forget the other rooms a family needs.) Where would overnight guests stay? How similar would life in the M'Clintock House be to life in a typical family home in the U.S. today?

2. What piece of information does the census include about Elizabeth but no other woman? How does that fit what else you know about her?

3. How does the presence of Mary Jackson and S.L. Freeman in the house illustrate the beliefs and activities of the M'Clintocks?

* The image on the screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high resolution version of this floor plan, but be aware that the entire file will take about 90 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.




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