Truck gardens were feasible on smaller pieces of land, such as an immigrant, or a former slave, might be able to afford; hence the gardeners listed in the censuses of our area. If the gardener sold his produce, whether at the market, or in the street, the census might list him as a huckster; there appears not to have been a clear distinction between the two callings.
A master butcher did more than cut meat; he bought livestock on the hoof from a drover, slaughtered and preserved in season, and presided over a stand in the market. A currier turned hides into leather for a shoemaker. A sexton dug graves, and guarded the cemetery. A clerk was what we would call a manager or supervisor.
In the table below, Pennsylvanian refers to the southward migration, by people primarily of German descent, from Pennsylvania, while Marylander means a person of British descent.
Trades and Professions in Upper Georgetown, 1810 to 1860
Pennsylvanians Homiller, Michael master butcher Kengla, Lewis master butcher Weaver, Michael master butcher Pauley, Samuel butcher, drover Blackman, William shoemaker Cole, Samuel shoemaker Kuhns, William shoemaker? Custard, Jacob currier Riffle, George carpenter Rhoads, Edward gardener Germans Colter, Peter gardener, distiller, Heider, Frederick gardener Rosenbusch, Traugott gardener Sherier, Conrad gardener Yeabower, Christopher butcher Dill, Peter butcher Scheele, Daniel blacksmith Adler, Morris government clerk Marylanders Barnaclo, J. M. poorhouse keeper Stevens, Rezin poorhouse keeper Hyde, Thomas tannery owner Clark, Mary Ann investment, slaves Lay, Richard bank clerk Stone, Edward butcher Sherwood, Thomas gardener, huckster Free Blacks Barker, Murray gardener, huckster Berry, Samuel tanner Landson, Thomas blacksmith Ridgely, Henry laborer Irish Green, John gardener Cassidy, Patrick sexton
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