Part 5, Note 65

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Eighth Census of the United States (1860) Schedule 1, Schedule 2, Colorado County, Texas; Colorado Citizen, May 14, 1859. Mention should also be made of John Simmons, a sixty year old farmer originally from Mississippi, who owned one slave, certainly for humanitarian reasons. His slave, who was said to be 100 years old, apparently because of his advanced age, was accorded by the census taker the special privilege of having his name, Jim, recorded.