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1800 Census was taken beginning 4 Aug 1800 for 9 months. The following information was recorded by the census taker:
                        Free white males under 10
                        Males 10-16
                        Males 16-26
                        Males 26-45
                        Males 45 and over
                        Free white females under 10
                        Females 10-16
                        Females 16-26
                        Females 26-45
                        Females 45 and over
                        Others free except Indian
                        Slaves

Value

                        Identify locality
                        Distinguish target family from others of same name
                        Help determine family size
                        Locate possible relatives with same name
                        Identify neighbors
                        Identify slaveholders
                        Identify name variations
                        Free men of color listed as head of household
                        Slaves in age group by name of owner

Unique Features and Problems

  • Age brackets were split up into 5 categories
  • No printed form or paper provided
  • Some lists were rearranged to place names in alphabetical order (will be unable to tell neighbors.
  • Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages.
  • Indians that were not taxed were not included.


States Covered

  • Connecticut
  • Maine (part of Massachusetts)
  •  Maryland (inc. District of Columbia) 
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont

States Missing

  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • New Jersey
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia (inc. West Virginia)


Territories

(May have some type of substitute list or an area covering a county)

  • Indiana
  • Mississippi
  • Northwest



 

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