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Why so many rental "farmers" in 1800s

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Why so many rental "farmers" in 1800s

Posted: 1379724374000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gill/Shafer/Ross/Bowles/Boles
In searching the census for the 1880s - 1900 in Bell County, I notice that our Gill family is shown to "rent" their farm on the census. Looking up and down the page, it appears most rent. Anyone have any idea how so many rental houses ended up in Bell County. Is this the norm for Texas in this time period?
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