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1840 Census

Categories: names of the county, city, ward, town, township, parish, precinct, hundred, or district; names of heads of families; free white males and females by age categories under 5, 5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90-99, 100+; slave males and females by ages under 10, 10-23, 24-35,36-54, 55-99, 100+; free colored males and females by same as ages for slaves; white persons who are deaf and dumb by ages under 14, 14-24, 25+; blind; insane (public/private); slaves & colored persons who are deaf and dumb by ages under 14, 14-24, 25+; blind; insane (public/private); pensioners for Revolutionary or military services; number of persons in each family employed in mining, agriculture, commerce, manufacture and trade, navigation of the ocean, navigation of canals/lakes/rivers, learned professionals/engineers; schools and education info.

"The official enumeration day of the 1830 census was 1 June 1830. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. The count was due within six months, but the due date was extended by law to allow completion within twelve months. By 1830, there were a total of twenty-four states in the Union, Missouri being the latest addition. The new territory of Florida also had its first census in 1830. The only census losses for 1830 include some countywide losses in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Mississippi."*

*Taken from Chapter 5: Research in Census Records, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Loretto Dennis Szucs; edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997).

*William Dollarhide, The Census Book: A Genealogist's Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes, Heritage Quest: Bountiful, UT, 2000.

States with data: AL, AR, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA

Connecticut:
   
 
 
Maine:

Where our Fairfields lived in 1840

 
Massachusetts:
 
Ohio:
 
Vermont:
 
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