Well, not like that. Look at a 1860s slave schedule. All they did is count the slaves where ever they found them and wrote down the owners name. Sometimes the owner was the wifes name or the sons name ect. according to the slaves memory or who owned the house they lived in. The owners name could be repeated several times or the same slaves counted. The total count of slave owners in the census is the total number of names. No where does the census ask if the owner is male or female or what age they are or where they LIVED. According to the University of Virginia the total number of slave holders in that state in 1860 on the federal census was 52,128. That is the total number of names on the list no matter how many times they wrote the name down or who actually owned them or what state they lived in. Very flawed.