Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

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William and Mary Quarterly

Third Series, Volume LVI
January 1999

Digital Projects

“Growth and the Standard of Living in a Pioneer Economy”

By Frank D. Lewis and M. C. Urquhart.

1826

Farm Assessments: 1826
District Imp Acres Horses Oxen Milk Cows Steer
1 55499. 3475. 1284. 7667. 2113.
2 8104. 263. 530. 874. 309.
3 50249. 2098. 2383. 5307. 2414.
4 22489. 269. 1542. 2983. 1530.
5 115116. 4714. 3242. 10643. 3653.
6 43331. 1105. 2096. 4105. 1898.
7 65078. 2427. 3113. 7174. 3048.
8 78846. 3662. 3072. 6622. 3751.
9 83237. 2356. 2997. 6679. 2469.
10 70125. 1976. 4387. 7010. 3287.
11 25689. 1537. 1641. 3078. 1194.
TOTAL 617763. 23882. 26287. 62142. 25666.

Value of Farm Output–Dollars: 1826
District Wheat Livestock Products Field Crops Cost of Feed Net Income
1 58802. 229369. 174581. 178177. 284574.
2 6766. 26548. 25360. 21074. 37600.
3 42910. 161807. 131761. 129678. 206799.
4 21228. 99496. 63039. 63256. 120508.
5 71608. 357380. 285069. 273475. 440582.
6 76920. 149213. 93977. 104741. 215369.
7 144568. 278469. 156081. 197751. 381368.
8 157202. 247105. 175512. 202306. 377514.
9 158192. 235170. 176891. 173290. 396963.
10 127815. 265395. 162486. 195398. 360298.
11 42131. 117932. 69935. 95890. 134109.
TOTAL 908140. 2167884. 1514691. 1635033. 2955680.

Farm Capital–Dollars: 1826
District Land Livestock Total
1 693738. 483433. 1177170.
2 101300. 56332. 157632.
3 628113. 358459. 986571.
4 281113. 163025. 444138.
5 1438950. 726080. 2165030.
6 541638. 268558. 810195.
7 813475. 497473. 1310947.
8 985575. 543885. 1529459.
9 1040463. 447214. 1487676.
10 876563. 496932. 1373494.
11 321113. 247835. 568948.
TOTAL 7722035. 4289221. 12011257.