Census Know How

Federal and State Censuses can hold valuable information for researchers. It wasn't until 1850 that the federal censes starting listing the names of all family members in a household. This doesn't mean that censuses from 1790-1840 should be overlooked. Many times, a researcher can locate an ancestor (and family members) on the 1850 census than backtrack through the previous census years to calculate the ages of family members.

Different census years contained different questions and information to be gathered. Aside from names and ages, frequently information such as slaves owned, real estate worth, personal worth, place of birth, and whether the listed person is married, single, engaged, in school, or can read or write, can also be gathered.

Please Read before viewing Census Data

All of the census data collected below has been transcribed by myself, Brenda (Stokes) Cothern, and gathered from various sources, including but not limited to, Heritage Quest Online and The NC National Archives, unless otherwise noted. All researchers should attempt to view the original census for themselves, the microfilm roll number has been provided. Additional information such as Enumerator Name, District, and Community, if provided on the census, have been left off of the below transcriptions. Some roll numbers include an "A" or "B" after the number. This has been added by me to designate more than one  page on a microfilm slide image without a an actual written census page number. Other roll numbers have a number following it in the form of "/ #". This designates the microfilm slide number. Written Page numbers & Line numbers (found in the census and calculated for easy reference) have been included on some data and are in the same format. A " * " designates no written page number. Where data is missing altogether, due to images not being viewable at the time of transcription or illegible information, the information acquired is what has been transcribed. Researchers will note, there may be different spellings for the same individual, names have been transcribed as found on the census. Data has been sorted by State, County, than Name.

To search quickly by name, press CTRL F, than type in the name desired for search, press enter to scroll through name.

Tip: Click & Drag your mouse to highlight the census data line before transcribing for your records.

 1790 Census Data

 1800 - 1810 Census Data

 1820 Census Data  

The 1790 Census was the first enumeration ordered by the U.S. Congress. Sadly, many 1790 censuses have been lost or destroyed; however, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts (partial), Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Vermont are still available. This first census only asked for the head or household name and 5 other questions, which can be found at the head of the column.

State

County Roll # Film Page Line Name of Head of Family Free White Males 16 years & upwards including heads of families Free White Males under 16 years Free White Females including heads of families All Other Free Persons Slaves
                     
Connecticut Middlesex M637-1 45B   Stokes, Rich 1 2 1 - -
                   
Maryland Baltimore City M637-3 43 28 Stokes, Peter 4 2 4 - 3
Maryland Caroline M637-3 39 189 Stokes, Ann - - 3 - -
Maryland Caroline M637-3 345   Stokes, Ann          
Maryland Caroline M637-3 39 94 Stokes, William 2 4 4 - -
Maryland Caroline M637-3 345   Stokes, William          
Maryland Cecil M637-3 328   Stokes, Frances 1 1 - - -
Maryland Dorchester M637-3 57 199 Stokes, Valtentine 1 - - - -
Maryland Dorchester M637-3 57 202 Stokes, Valtentine 2 - 3 - -
Maryland Frederick M637-3 207 35 Stokes, James 1 3 2 - -
Maryland Hardford M637-3 75 122 Stokes, Joseph 7 1 7 - -
Maryland Washington M637-3 26 32 Stokes, Margaret 1 1 2 - -
                   
Massachusetts Bristol M637-4 209 62 Stokes, Isaac 2 - 2 - -
                   
New Hampshire Rockingham M637-5 146   Stokes, Benjn 2 2 1 - -
New Hampshire Rockingham M637-5 169   Stokes, Benjn 1 2 1 - -
                   
New York Albany M637-6 182   Stokes, Jonathan 1 1 2 - -
New York Ulster M637-6 191   Stokes, John 4 2 4 - -
New York Ulster M637-6 191   Stokes, Richard 2 4 4 - -
                   
North Carolina Anson M637-7 194   Stokes, Jones 1 - 1 - -
North Carolina Anson M637-7 199   Stokes, William 2 4 2 - -
North Carolina Caswell M637-7 4   Stokes, Man          
North Carolina Caswell M637-7 7   Stokes, Sylvanus          
North Carolina Chatham M637-7 205   Stokes, Thos 3 1 1 - 27
North Carolina Duplin M637-7 47 36 Stokes, Henry 2 1 2 - -
North Carolina Duplin M637-7 39 34 Stokes, Rading 2 - 2 - 2
North Carolina Duplin M637-7 32 21 Stokes, William 2 4 4 - -
North Carolina Edgecombe M637-7 403   Stokes, David 1 2 3 - 2
North Carolina Edgecombe M637-7 403   Stokes, Demsey 1 - 5 - 2
North Carolina Edgecombe M637-7 401   Stokes, Demsey 1 - 5 - 2
North Carolina Edgecombe M637-7 409   Stokes, William 1 1 4 - 1
North Carolina Edgecombe M637-7 403   Stokes, William 1 1 4 - 1
North Carolina Franklin M637-7 51   Stokes, Clary - - 2 - -
North Carolina Guilford M637-7 496 19 Stokes, Thomas 2 3 2 - -
North Carolina Jones M637-7 425 14 Stokes, Arthur 2 4 4 - -
North Carolina Montgomery M637-7 417   Stokes, Robert 3 4 6 - 3
North Carolina Montgomery M637-7 417   Stokes, William 1 1 2 - -
North Carolina Montgomery M637-7 417   Stokes, Young 2 3 1 - -
North Carolina Northampton M637-7 568   Stokes, John 2 3 5 - -
North Carolina Pitt M637-7 454b   Stokes, James 1 - - - -
North Carolina Pitt M637-7 459b   Stokes, James 1 - - - -
North Carolina Pitt M637-7 459b   Stokes, John 1 - - - -
North Carolina Pitt M637-7 454b   Stokes, Markus 3 1 2 - 12
North Carolina Pitt M637-7 453a   Stokes, Sarah 1 - 1 - -
North Carolina Rowan M637-7 311   Stokes, Christopher 1 2 2 - 3
North Carolina Rowan M637-7 305   Stokes, Elizabeth - 1 1 1 9
North Carolina Rowan M637-7 334   Stokes, Montford 1 - - 1 15
North Carolina Warren M637-7 80 25 Stokes, Samuel 1 5 1 - 1
                   
Pennsylvania Bucks M637-8 222   Stokes, James 2 1 7 - -
Pennsylvania Bucks M637-8 281   Stokes, John 2 3 5 - -
Pennsylvania Satitia M637-9 238   Stokes, John 1 1 2 - -
                   
Rhode Island Providence M637-10 201   Stokes, John - 1 - 3 -
                   
South Carolina Beaufort M637-11 493   Stokes, David 1 4 1 - -
South Carolina Beaufort M637-11 493   Stokes, Young 2 - - - -
South Carolina Charleston M637-11 360   Stokes, John 2 1 6 - -
South Carolina Claredon M637-11 216   Stokes, Micaijah 1 2 2 - 2
South Carolina Claremont M637-11 218   Stokes, Heartwell 1 2 - - -
South Carolina Claremont M637-11 229   Stokes, Marcus 1 2 1 - 1
South Carolina Claremont M637-11 220   Stokes, Micijah 1 - 2 - -
South Carolina Claremont M637-11 220   Stokes, Wm. 3 1 3 - -
South Carolina Fairfield M637-11 162   Stokes, Thomas 1 2 4 - -
South Carolina Greensville M637-11 107   Stokes, Jeremiah 3 2 3 - 3
South Carolina Greensville M637-11 86   Stokes, Jonathan 1 1 3 - -
South Carolina Richland M637-11 134   Stokes, Shadrach 2 5 2 - -
South Carolina Spartanburg M637-11 29   Stokes, Nathaniel 3 - 2 - 1
South Carolina Union M637-11 41   Stokes, John 1 1 2 - -

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The 1800 Census was the 2nd census conducted by Congress to determine persons residing in the United States for collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the House of Representatives. In 1810, the 3rd Federal census was conducted. The questions asked in 1800 and 1810 were the same and appear at the head of the column. Please be sure to note the census year as I have combined both censuses below. The data is sorted by State, County, than Name.

          Free White Males Free White Females All other free persons except Indians not taxed  
State County   Microfilm Roll # / Page Written Page / Line

Name of Head of Family

Under 10 of 10 & under 16 of 16 & under 26 of 26 & under 45 of 45 & up Under 10 of 10 & under 16 of 16 & under 26 of 26 & under 45 of 45 & up Slaves
Census Year including heads of families including heads of families
                                 
Connecticut Middlesex 1800 M32-3 / 431B 12 Stokes, Richard 2 2 - 1 - 2 - - 1 - - -
Connecticut Newhaven 1800 M32-2 / 355B 9 Stokes, Moses - - - - 1 - - - - 1 - -
Louisiana Cataboula Parish 1810 M252-10 / 74 4 Stokes, James 1 - - 1 - 3 - - 1 - - -
Maryland Baltimore 1800 M32-9 / 362 10 Stokes, John - 1 1 - - - - 1 - - - -
Maryland Caroline 1810 M252-15 /185 469 / 18 Stokes, Wm. - 2 - - 1 1 - - - 1 - -
Maryland Dorchester 1800 M32-11 / 591 27 Stokes, Pricilla 1 - - - - 1 2 - 1 - - -
Maryland Frederick 1800 M32-10 / 111 14 Stokes, James 1 2 1 1 - 5 1 - 1 - - -
Maryland Harford 1800 M32-11 / 95B 4 Stokes, William - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - -
Maryland Talbot 1810 M252-14 / 382 12 Stokes, Ja.s 2 - - 1 - 3 - 1 1 - 6 -
                                 
Massachusetts Bristol 1800 M32-19   Stokes, Isaac                        
                                 
New Hampshire Rockingham 1800 M32-20 / 853 16 Stokes, Benjn 2 - - 1 - 2 - - 1 - - -
New Hampshire Rockingham 1800 M32-20 / 804B 8 Stokes, James 2 - 1 1 - 1 - - 1 - - -
                                 
New York Orange 1800 M32-21 /375 10 Stokes, Alexander 2 1 - - 1 - - - 1 - - -
New York Rennelaer 1800 M32-26 / 770 6 Stokes, William 2 - - 1 - 3 1 1 1 - - -
New York Ulster 1800 M32-21 / 201 26 Stokes, Cornelius 4 - - 1 - - - 1 - - - -
New York Ulster 1800 M32-21 / 201 13 Stokes, John 2 - 1 - 1 4 1 1 1 - - -
New York Ulster 1800 M32-21 / 202 16 Stokes, Richard - 2 1 - 1 - 1 - - - - -
New York Washington 1810 M252-30 / 74 397 / 21 Stokes, John - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - -
New York Washington 1800 M32-26 / 531B 16 Stokes, Jonathan - - - - 1 - - - 1 - - -
New York Washington 1810 M252-30 / 75 398 / 35 Stokes, Polly 3 1 - - - - 2 - 1 - - -
New York Washington 1810 M252-30 / 74 397 / 20 Stokes, William - - - - 1 - - - - 1 - -
New York Westchester 1800 M32-27 / 703 4 Stokes, William 1 2 - - 1 - 3 2 - - - -
                                 
North Carolina Anson 1800 M32-29 / 236 19 Stokes, Elisha 2 2 - - 1 4 - - - 1 - -
North Carolina Anson 1800 M32-29 / 219 7 Stokes, John 2 1 - 1 - 3 1 - 1 - - -
North Carolina Anson 1800 M32-29 / 234 19 Stokes, William 4 1 - 1 - 1 1 - 1 - - -
North Carolina Burke 1800 M32-19 / 792 9 Stokes, Allen 1 - - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - -
North Carolina Burke 1800 M32-19 / 792 8 Stokes, Jones/Jonas 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 - - - -
North Carolina Chatham 1800 M32-31 / 197 11 Stokes, Thomas 2 1 - - 1 - - - - - - 12
North Carolina Edgecombe 1800 M32-30 / 240 21 Stokes, Dempsey 2 - - 1 - 5 - 1 - - - 1
North Carolina Guilford 1800 M32-31 / 657 7 Stokes, Edward 2 - - 1 - 2 - - 1 - - -
North Carolina Guilford 1800 M32-31 / 658 14 Stokes, Thomas 3 1 - 1 - 1 1 - 1 1 - -
North Carolina Lincoln 1800 M32-29 / 850 9 Stokes, Samuel 2 2 - 1 - 1 - - 1 - - -
North Carolina Montgomery 1800 M32-33 / 505 1 Stokes, Abner 1 - 1 - - 1 - 1 - - - -
North Carolina Montgomery 1800 M32-33 / 504 16 Stokes, John 1 - 1 - - 1 - 1 - - - -
North Carolina Montgomery 1800 M32-33 / 522 3 Stokes, Thomas - - 2 - - 2 - 1 - - - -
North Carolina Montgomery 1800 M32-33 / 505 5 Stokes, Young 1 - 1 - - - - 1 - - - -
North Carolina Northampton 1800 M32-34 / 6 475 / 12 Stokes, Anne 1 - - - 1 - 3 1 - - - -
North Carolina Northampton 1800 M32-34 / 6 475 / 13 Stokes, John 1 - - 1 - 3 - - 1 - - 2
North Carolina Northampton 1800 M32-34 / 6 475 / 14 Stokes, William - - - 1 - - - - 1 - - 8
North Carolina Perquimans 1800 M32-34 / 657 17 Stokes, Nathan - - 1 - - - - - - - - -
North Carolina Perquimans 1800 M32-34 / 657 16 Stokes, Sally - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - -
North Carolina Perquimans 1800 M32-34 / 657 24 Stokes, Shadrick - - - 1 - - - 1 - 1 - -
North Carolina Pitt 1810 M252-41 / 496   Stokes, Alpheus 1 - - 1 - 2 - - - 1 - 3
North Carolina Pitt 1810 M252-41 / 514   Stokes, Elizabeth 1 2 - - - 1 3 - 1 - - 2
North Carolina Pitt 1810 M252-41 / 517   Stokes, Isaac - - 1 - - - - 1 1 - - -
North Carolina Pitt 1800 M32-32 / 248   Stokes, James 2 1 - 1 - 3 - - 1 - - -
North Carolina Pitt 1800 M32-32 / 289   Stokes, James 2 - 1 1 - 1 - - 1 - - 1
North Carolina Pitt 1810 M252-41 / 476   Stokes, James 2 2 - 1 - 1 1 - 1 - - -
North Carolina Pitt 1800 M32-32 / 274   Stokes, Joel 2 - - 1 - 2 - - 1 - - 1
North Carolina Pitt 1810 M252-41 / 496   Stokes, Joel - - - 1 - - - - - - - -
North Carolina Pitt 1800 M32-32 / 242   Stokes, John 1 - 1 1 1 - 1 - 1 - - -
North Carolina Pitt 1810 M252-41 / 506   Stokes, John 1 - 2 - 1 2 1 - 1 - - -
North Carolina Pitt 1800 M32-32 / 248   Stokes, John Jr. - - 1 - - - - 1 - - - -
North Carolina Pitt 1800 M32-32 / 247   Stokes, Margaret - - 1 - 3 - 1 - - - - -
North Carolina Pitt 1800 M32-32 / 266 14 Stokes, Reading 4 - - 1 - 2 2 - 2 - - -
North Carolina Rowan 1800 M32-33 / 383 2 Stokes, Christopher - - 2 1 - - - - 1 - - 8
North Carolina Rowan 1800 M32-33 / 291   Stokes, Montfort, ESQ 2 - - 1 - 1 - 2 - - - 20
North Carolina Wake 1800 M32-32 / 764 1304 Stokes, Richard 1 - - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - -
                                 
Pennsylvania Beaver 1800 M32-36 / 169 2 Stokes, John 2 2 - 1 - - - - 1 - - -
Pennsylvania Bucks 1800 M32-36 / 258 20 Stokes, James - - - - 1 - - 2 - 1 - -
Pennsylvania Bucks 1800 M32-36 / 207 32 Stokes, John - 2 1 1 1 - - 3 - 1 - -
Pennsylvania Northumberland 1800 M32-37 / 676 9 Stokes, Joseph 2 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 - - - -
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1800 M32-42 / 69B 6 Stokes, Benjn 1 1 - 1 - 3 1 - 1 - 1 -
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1800 M32-43 / 155B 11 Stokes, Benjn 2 1 - 1 - 3 - 1 1 - 1 -
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1800 M32-42 / 130 427 Stokes, James - - - - 1 1 - - 2 - - -
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1800 M32-43 / 92 7 Stokes, James 2 2 1 1 - 2 3 1 1 - - -
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1800 M32-43 / 97B 7 Stokes, Joseph 1 - 2 1 1 - - 1 2 - 1 -
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1800 M32-42 / 114B 17 Stokes, Thom  2 1 3 - 1 3 1 1 - 1 - -
Pennsylvania Philadelphia 1800 M32-43 / 256B 18 Stokes, William - 1 - - 1 2 2 1 1 - 1 -
Pennsylvania Somerset 1800 M32-43 / 163 580 Stokes, Richard 3 2 1 1 - 1 1 - 1 - - -
                                 
South Carolina Barnwell 1800 M32-47 / 46B 7 Stokes, Arthur 1 2 - - 1 - 1 1 1 - - -
South Carolina Barnwell 1800 M32-47 / 45B 16 Stokes, George 1 - 1 - - - - 1 - - - -
South Carolina Beaufort 1800 M32-48 / 16 25 Stokes, David 4 3 1 - 1 - - - 1 - - 2
South Carolina Beaufort 1800 M32-48 / 21 16 Stokes, David 4 2 1 1 - 1 - 1 - - - -
South Carolina Beaufort 1800 M32-48 / 9 14 Stokes, Ezekiah - - - 1 - 1 1 - - 1 - -
South Carolina Beaufort 1800 M32-48 / 23 18 Stokes, Sylvanus 1 - - - - - - 1 - - - -
South Carolina Chester 1800 M32-47 / 91B 9 Stokes, Thomas - - 1 1 1 3 - 2 - 1 - -
South Carolina Colleton 1800 M32-48 / 177 6 Stokes, Henry 3 1 - 2 1 - - - 1 1 - 2
South Carolina Darlington 1800 M32-47 / 120B 13 Stokes, Henry 1 - - 1 - 2 - 1 - - - -
South Carolina Darlington 1800 M32-47 / 120A 27 Stokes, John - 1 - - 1 - - - - 1 - -
South Carolina Edgefield 1800 M32-47 / 165B 16 Stokes, Shadrick - - 4 1 1 - 1 1 1 1 - -
South Carolina Fairfield 1800 M32-47 / 222B   Stokes, Samuel 1 - 1 1 - - - 1 - - - -
South Carolina Greensville 1800 M32-47 / 264 832 Stokes, Jeremiah Jr. - - 2 - 1 1 - 1 - 1 - 9
South Carolina Greensville 1800 M32-47 / 244 11 Stokes, John 1 - 1 2 - 1 - 1 1 - - 3
South Carolina Greensville 1800 M32-47 / 264 824 Stokes, Jonathan - 1 - 1 - 3 1 1 1 - - 1
South Carolina Laurns 1800 M32-50 / 35B 4 Stokes, John 4 - 1 1 - 1 2 - - 2 - 1
South Carolina Spartanburg 1800 M32-50 / 203B 19 Stokes, Ignatius - - 1 - - 2 - - 1 - - 5
South Carolina Sumter 1800 M32-49 / 609 13 Stokes, Jacob 3 - - 1 - 2 - - 1 - - -
South Carolina Sumter 1800 M32-49 / 608 49 Stokes, Joel 3 2 - 1 - - 2 - 1 - - -
South Carolina Sumter 1800 M32-49 / 609 7 Stokes, William Jr. 3 1 - 1 - 2 2 - 1 - - -
South Carolina Sumter 1800 M32-49 / 609 6 Stokes, William Sr. 2 1 - 1 1 - - - 2 1 - -
South Carolina Union 1800 M32-50 / 218 3 Stokes, John 1 - 3 - 1 - 2 4 - 1 - 3
                                 
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