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1820 Census

Categories: name of the country, parish, township, town, or city where the family resides; names of heads of families; number of free white males and free white females according to age categories under 10, 10-15, 16-18, 18-25, 26-44, 45+; foreigners not naturalized; numbers of persons engaged in agriculture; number of persons engaged in commerce; number of persons engaged in manufactures; number of male and female slaves by age categories uner 14, 14-25; 26-44, 45+; number of free colored males and females by age categories under 14, 14-25, 26-44, 45+.

"The official enumeration day of the 1810 census was 6 August 1810. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. The enumeration was to be completed within nine months, but the due date was extended by law to ten months. Schedules exist for 17 states and District of Columbia, Georgia territory, Mississippi territory, Louisiana territory, Orleans, Michigan territory, and Illinois territory."*

*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.

Surviving state data: CT, DE, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, NH, NY, NC, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA


Where our Fairfields lived in 1820

map of Fairfields in 1820 census


Fairfield, Ichabod

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