US Census 1790-1840 (I)

This is the first entry in a series of blog posts which will chart the spread of the Buggy name across America. I will use census data to map the spread of the name across the states. The US census has been carried out every ten years since 1790 and provides excellent data for this objective. Only the names of heads of households are listed from 1790-1840. Therefore, there is the possibility that the numbers are not correct as people who do not have the name could be living in the house e.g. visitors, relatives with different names, servants etc..

1790[i]:           None

1800[ii]:          None

1810[iii][iv]:    South Carolina    5              Edgefield County                                      (5)                                         Maine                   2              Portland, Cumberland Co.                       (2)

1820[v][vi]:     Maine                   1              Scarborough, Cumberland Co.                (1)

1830[vii][viii]: New York            6              Troy (Ward 1) Rensselaer Co.                (6)

1840[ix]:          Louisiana             12            New Orleans (Ward 3), Orleans Parish (12)                                      Vermont              11             Troy, Orleans Co.                                      (11)                                      Pennsylvania       8              Bristol, Bucks Co. (Philadelphia)              (8)


[i] Ancestry.com. 1790 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: First Census of the United States, 1790 (NARA microfilm publication M637, 12 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[ii] Ancestry.com. 1800 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Second Census of the United States, 1800. (NARA microfilm publication M32, 52 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[iii] Numbers in households are noted by ‘over 25’ and ‘total’

[iv] Ancestry.com. 1810 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Third Census of the United States, 1810. (NARA microfilm publication M252, 71 rolls). Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[v] Only heads of households were listed

[vi] Ancestry.com. 1820 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. (NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[vii] In 1830 & 1840 censuses the numbers in households are broken down by 5 year (e.g. under 5, 5-10. 10-15 & 15-20) and 10 year (20-30 etc..) intervals

[viii] Ancestry.com. 1830 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.

[ix] Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


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