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"The Negroes of Xenia, Ohio: A Social Study (1830-1900)." Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor
			

                    THE  NEGROES OF XENIA, OHIO.                              1017

  CONJUGAL CONDITION OF NEGROES OF FARMVILLE, BY SEX AND AGE PERIODS, 1897.

                                       Males.                   Females.
 Age periods.
                             Single.  Mar-  Wid-   Sepa-            Mar-   Wid-   Sepa-
                                     ried.  owed.  rated.   Single. ried.  owed.  rated.

15 to 19 year...............  79     .....  .....   .....     71      3    .....  .....
20 to29 years...............  55       28   .....     3       44     51      3      3   
30 to 39 years..............   6       46   .....     1       10     49      6      2
40 to 49 years..............   3       37     3       3      .....   30     22      3                  
50 to 59 years..............   2       30     7       4      .....   32     17      3
60 to 69 years..............   1       20     2     .....    .....    9     14      1
70 to 79 years..............           12     1       1      .....    4     11    .....
80 to 89 years...................       3   .............................    3    .....
90 to 99 years...................       1   ...........................................
100 years or over................    .....    1     ...................................
Unknown.....................   1        1   .............      1    ...................
    Total................... 147      178    14      12      126    178     76     12
         

  CONJUGAL CONDITION OF NEGROES OF SANDY SPRING, BY SEX AND AGE PERIODS.
[This table does not include any of the 65 people, mostly women, mentioned in Bulletin of the
 Department of Labor, No. 32, page 56. In none of the comparisons of conjugal condition that fol-
 low are these 65 persons considered.]

                                       Males.                        Females.
  Age periods.                      Mar-   Wid-   Sepa-              Mar-   Wid-   Sepa-
                           Single.  ried.  owed.  rated.    Single.  ried.  owed.  rated.

15 to 19 years ............  48    .....................     30       3     .............
20 to 29 years ............  21      24    .....    1        20      40       1       1
30 to 39 years ............   5      34    .....    2         5      39     .....     1
40 to 49 years ............   2      37      1    ...............    28       4       2
50 to 59 years ..................    24      2      1         2      16       4     .....
60 to 69 years  .................    16      3      2       .....    11       5       1
70 to 79 years ..................     6      1      1       .....     2       6     .....
80 to 89 years ............   1       2    ......................     1       7     .....
90 years or over........................     1    .......................     1     .....
Unknown .........................     2    .............      2       3     .............
    Total .................  77     145      8      7        59     143      28       5


  As  compared with  Farmville,  the  proportion  of  unmarried  men
between  the ages of  20  and  30  is considerably  less in Xenia, there
being in Farmville 55 men out of ,86, or 64 per cent, who had not been
married, and in Xenia, 80 out of 149, or 54 per cent. For Sandy
Spring, in the same age period, about 46 per cent had never been mar-
ried, or 21  out of 46 men.   For the women  of the  same age  period,
109 out of 168, or 65 per cent, in Xenia, were or had been married;  in
Farmville, 57 out of  101, or, 56 per cent; in Sandy Spring, 42 out of
62, or 68 per cent.   For the males of the next age  period, 30 to 39,
in Xenia 78 out of  104, or 75  per cent, were or  had  been  married,
while the per cent for Farmville of males who were or had been mar-
ried was 89, or 47 out of 53; and for Sandy Spring there were 36 out
of 41 who were or had been married, or 88 per cent.   For the females
of this same period there were in Xenia 101 out of 129, or 78 per cent,
who were or had been married, while  in Farmville the figures were
57 out of 67, or 85 per cent, and for Sandy Spring 40 out of 45, or 89
per cent.   In the age  period  40 to 49 there were in Xenia 104 males
out of 112, or 93 per cent, who were or had been married; in Farm-
ville, 43 out of 46, or 93 per cent, and in Sandy Spring, 38 out of 40,




			
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