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Florida Military Census, 1840

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

This Military Census, apparently taken in 1840, was discovered among Col. Sanchez' papers. There is nothing to explain why it was taken, what it was used for, or even where the men were stationed. It was apparently taken by someone in each Company; the handwriting and styles are different for each Company and are on separate pieces of paper.

 

 

Census of Company B; October 2d 1840:

 

                                                                                                Names and Ages of Laundryses [sic]

  Name                                    Rank         Age                      and of Children                              

 

William Newman            Sergeant          35 years             Mrs. Newman, 46 years, and Children:  Sarah, 12 yrs; Thomas, 9 yrs; Hiram, 7 yrs

Frederick Read                Sergeant          26  "                    Mrs. Read, age 14 years

Reson Davis                   Sergeant          30  "

Alexander Hunter           Corporal           37  "

James Clark                     Corporal           21  "

Joseph ?irwan                 Corporal           33  "

William Bridges              Musician         16  "

William H. Martin           Musician         14  "

William F. Archibald      Private              37  "

Samuel Armon                  "                      21  "

Gideon Barnd                    "                      22  "

Kelvin Browne                  "                      21  "

Mathew Corrigan             "                      26  "                    Mrs. Corrigan, age 25 years

George Christy                 "                      27  "

Daniel Dalton                    "                      21  "

William Fush                     "                      36  "

James Horne                     "                      20  "

Levi Hart                            "                      19  "

George Knight                  "                      28  "

John King                          "                      22  "

William Lodge                  "                      22  "

William Martin                  "                      25  "

Daniel Moyer                    "                      28  "

Terence MacDonald        "                      23  "

Elisha Macauley               "                      23  "

Wiliam MacDevit             "                      24  "

Alonso Parker                   "                      21  "

John Shilling                     "                      23  "

Richard Shortell                "                      24  "

George White                   "                      23  "

                                                                                                                                               

                                                                    October 2, 1840

                                                                                                                Average age of men, 23 years


Census of Co. K, 6th Infantry, October 2d 1840:

 

 

 No.           Rank              Name                      Age           Remarks                        

 

       1         Sergt.              Flemming               30

       2         Corpl.             Peck                        30              On detachd Service

       3         "                      Savage                   25

       4         Drumr.            Rushkill                  12

       5         Priv.                Allen                      29              On detachd Service

       6         "                      Bailey                     33              On detachd Service

       7         "                     Cronk                     29

       8         "                      Finkenaure            22

       9         "                      Handy                    22

      10        "                      Hoskins                 34

      11        "                      Halliwell                 31              On detachd Service

      12        "                      Kennedy                38

      13        "                      Kimball                   19

      14        "                      Merry                     24

      15        "                      McCormick            31

      16        "                      McCullough          18              On furlough

      17        "                      McGee                   26

      18        "                      McGoldrick           25

      19        "                      McGlaughlein       24

      20        "                      McMannus           25              On Detached Service

      21        "                      Parker                     26

      22        "                      Perks                      31

      23        "                      Rushkill                  35

      24        "                      Smith 1st                28

      25        "                      Smith 2nd              22

      26        "                      Tate                        33

      27        "                      Taylor                    24              On detachd Service

      28        "                      Walker                   37              On detachd Service

      29        "                      Donnoley              30              Absent in confinment

                                                                                     

 

1    woman                       Nancy English      25              Laundress for the Company

1    children [sic]             Wally English       3                Child of said laundress

     

 

                                                                          The average is 27 yrs.

 

 

 

 


Census of C Company, 6th Infantry, October 2, 1840:

 

 

  No.          Rank              Name                      Age                                   

 

       1         Sergt               Feury                      28

       2         "                      Heley                      29

       3         "                      Thompson             38

       4         "                      Manford                24

       5         Cpl.                 Jacobs                    30

       6         "                      McCormick            30

       7         "                      Wright                   29

       8         Musn.            Mooris                   16

       9         Pvt.                 Bates                      24

      10        "                      Brissette                24

      11        "                      Chapman               24

      12        "                      Diller                       31

      13        "                      Field                       24

      14        "                      Gillen                      35

      15        "                      Herron                    21

      16        "                      Johnson 1st          26

      17        "                      Johnson 2nd         37

      18        "                      Katlear                   25

      19        "                      Kean                       28

      20        "                      Kearney                 34

      21        "                      Miller                      34

      22        "                      Mitzel                     31

      23        "                      McLees                  36

      24        "                      Murray                   33

      25        "                      Neubert                  35

      26        "                      Nevens                  32

      27        "                      Passaquay             27

      28        "                      Pelker                     24

      29        "                      Rahbain                 29

      30        "                      Reed                       25

      31        "                      Scheiffer                33

      32        "                      Scott                       37

      33        "                      Shrentze ?              24

      34        "                      Sullivan                  26

      35        "                      Sutherland             27

      36        "                      Wakefield              35

      37        "                      Wallace                  36

      38        "                      Wilson                   35

 

      Women

                  1                      Clarky Johnson    19

 

                                                                          Average age 28 yrs

 


Detachments 1st Infty.

 

                                                                 C Company

                                 No. of Men  42                                     Average Age 27 Years

                                 Mrs. Powell                                          Age 17 Years

 

 

                                                                 F Company

                                 No. of Men  36                                     Average Age 26 Years

                                 Mrs. Wolstoncroft                              Age 29 Years

                                 Margi?? Wolstoncroft                        "   4        "

                                 Suzyann     "                                         Age 1 month

 

 

                                                                 I Company

                                 No. of Men  32                                     Average age 28 years

 

                                                                 K Company

                                 No. of Men  40                                     Average Age 29 Years

 

                                                                 ..?.. C. S.

                                 [cannot read name]                             Age 47

 

                                                                                                                                                              

 

                                                D Company, 6th Infantry

 

The ages of the men are on an average from 20 to 40 Years

 

                 Mrs. Allen                             30 Years

                 Mrs. O'Donald                      26   "

                 Susan Allen                          2   "

                 Maria Allen                           1 month

                 John O'Donald    5 Years

                 Joseph O'Donald                  1   "

 

                                                                                                                                                              

 

                                 Company C, 6th Infantry, Stationed at Fort Brooke

 

                 35 Men average age 26 years

                  2 Women whose ages are 29 & 24 years

                  2 Children -- 1 Boy aged 8 yrs. - 1 Girl aged 4 yrs.

 

                                                The youngest man in the Co. is 22 yrs.

                                                The oldest man is 34 years

 

                                                                                                                                                              

 

 


                 J & E Companies  2 Dragoons

 

The ages of the men are on an average from 20 to 35 Years.

 

                 Mrs. Mary Stangen [?]                       20 Yrs.

                  "  Eline McMahon                              20  "

                  "  Ellen Oatis                                       28  "

                  "  Mary Miller                                     18  "

                  "  Henrietta Sprigg [?]                        27  "

                  "  Carolina Lewis                                20  "

                  "  Mary Rowe [?]                                30  "

                  "  Ann Gallagher                                 25  "

 

                                 Michael Turny [?]                11  "

                                 James Rowe [?]                     13  "

                                 James Gallagher    13 months

                                 Mary Sprigg [?]                    3  "

 

                                                                                                                                                              

 

 

List of Ages of Men, Women, & Children in Company F, 6th

 

 1. Sergt.  Boyard                  Aged 29  29.  -                      Slade                      Aged 24

 2.   "                        Smith                         "    24   30.  -                       Wanmaker               "    22

 3.   "                        Kennisst                   "    26   31.  -                       Watson                    "    33

 4. Corpls.               Pearce                       "    36   32.  -                       Bull                           "    27

 5.   "                        Ryan                         "    31   33.  -                       Malloy                     "    17

 6. Pvts.                   Brannam                   "    23   34.                          Mrs. Malloy            "    31

 7.  -                         Barnes                      "    29   35.                         The Child               1 yr. + 2 months

 8.  -                         Bernard                  "    22                                                                                   

 9.  -                         Burke                        "    31  

10.  -                        Dardis                       "    23                                                   Average Age  27 2

11.  -                        Delany                      "    19

12.  -                        Darmody                  "    40

13.  -                        Flanagan                  "    27

14.  -                        Everitt                       "    35

15.  -                        Glacken                    "    28

16.  -                        Halpin [?]                 "    23

17.  -                        Hurse                        "    23

18.  -                        Kane                         "    24

19.  -                        Lynch                       "    22

20.  -                        Levan                        "    21

21.  -                        Moore                       "    29

22.  -                        Madigan                   "    30

23.  -                        McGarrigill               "    31

24.  -                        Mullen                      "    31

25.  -                        Norwood                  "    34

26.  -                        Oliver [?]                  "    37

27.  -                        Parker                        "    35

28.  -                        Robison                    "    30

                                                                                                                                                              


Company J  6th Inf'y.

 

          Sergt.             Titlow                     Aged     26 Years

            "                   McBown                "            29   "

          Corpl.            Blunt                       "            39

           "                    Moran                     "            30

           "                    Cummings              "            27

          Mus.              Williams                 "            24                                           Females

           "                    Burroughs              "            14

          Priv.               Hark [?]                  "            40                           Mrs. Moran                           Aged 29 Years

           "                    Hunis                      "            31                           Laura [?] Moran   "      11    "

           "                    Huney [?]               "            35                           Elizabeth Moran   "       9     "

           "                    Hilton                      "            35                           Lucy Moran                          "       5     "

           "                    McBibbin [?]         "            28                                                                                4   54 

           "                    Steppy                    "            23

           "                    Spotswood            "            31                                                                                           132 average

           "                    Phillips                    "            25

           "                    White                      "            26

           "                    Williams                 "            40

           "                    Losee [?]                "            28

           "                    Mahar [?]               "            24

           "                    Sullivan                  "            23

                                                                               

                                                                     20       574                                         28.7 years average

 

                                                                                                                                                              

 

Age and Average Age of Men of Co. A  6th Infy.         Note: Handwriting very poor on this list

 

          Names

           1.  McC...hy 28                            

           2.  Bradford 27                             23.  ?abstut          33

           3.  Smith                                       25                           24.  Johnson          28

           4.  ???                                           42                           25.  Kuzer [?]         32                            One Woman

           5.  Garbutt    21                             26.  Kibler             22                                Mrs. Miles         32

           6.  Williams  27                             27.  Matthair[?]   23

           7.  Weal                                        26                           28.  Maxfield          28

           8.  Emennore [?]                          15                           29.  McKeon         24

           9.  Forlh [?]  12                             30.  McKeever     31

          10.  Me.....                                     30                           31.  Mc......             27

          11.  Ball                                          30                           32.  McManis[?]   25

          12.  Bernard                                   27                           33.  Miles               30

          13.  Belton                                     24                           34.  O'Daniels        32

          14.  Boyle                                      26                           35.  Parker              35

          15.  Campbell                                14                           36.  Peters              30

          16.  ???                                          32                           37.  Pottinger         23

          17.  Creagle                                   22                           38.  Schultz            27

          18.  Drew [?]                                 18                           39.  Southworth    32

          19.  Fower                                     27                           40.  Wallanstine   32

          20.  Tuney                                     23                           41.  Webb              21

          21.  Herieth [?]                              33                           42.  Bandell            25

          22.  Hillmem  28                             43.  Smith              25

                                                                                                         1172                               Average age 28 years


The Age, and Average Age, of the Men of Co. E, 6th Infy.

 

 

          George Preston                   42                                      Brot. Up                        911 

          Miles Clark                          27                                    John Sullivan                        29

          Wm. Thorpe                        24                                    Matthew Stillwell 18

          Rick[?] Matthews               21                                    Wm. Wroat                           27

          John C. Burke Jr.                18                                    Conrad Winter                      23  

          George Norton                    24                                                                            1008

          Jas. Anderson                    33

          Alex. McGregor                  29     

          John Addington                 25                                                    One Woman

          John C. Burke Sr.                34                                                    Mrs. Clark              30

          Thos. Baker                         30                                                    Child (boy)            4 

          Wilson Blaney                    24                                                                                    34

          John Cameron                     18

          Jas. Cassady                       29

          Joseph Carr                         32

          Patk Deighen                       21                                                                    Average Age 27 Years

          Archd Dennis                      24

          Thos. Darroh                      28

          Matthew D. Garams           25

          John Fields                          21

          Simeon Harlow                   36

          Henry Hubbard                  22

          Henry Kraleman                 28

          John Lewars                        30

          Robt. McKone                    28

          Wm. McAlwee                   28

          John McCarty                     30

          Jas. Manley                         21

          Peter Madden                     26

          Andrew O'Brien                  24

          Christopher Pulsiver          28

          Jas. Rogers                          26

          Michael Ruth                      28

          Leavit Seaver                      27  

            Carried Up                 911

 

                                                                                                                                                              

 


Company G,  6th Infty.

                                                                 Note:  No ages were included on this list.

 

           1.  Philip Warder

           2.  Robert Griffee

           3.  Jacob Cassman

           4.  Thomas Currius

           5.  Joseph Walker     

           6.  Uriah ?oraback

           7.  Jeremiah Dempsey

           8.  G. W. Anderson

           9.  James Ashton

          10.  William Bray

          11.  Martin Bureu

          12.  Greebury Clemmons

          13.  William Cooke

          14.  Arthur Donnally

          15.  Hugh Dalrymple

          16.  Timothy Farity

          17.  John Folan

          18.  John Farrell

          19.  Patrick Csosman [?]

          20.  Alexander Glen

          21.  Alexander Green

          22.  Warren Hienman

          23.  Edward Hannan

          24.  John Husley

          25.  William Hoban

          26.  James Kenny

          27.  John Long

          28.  Lawrence Lawles

          29.  Michael Myers

          30.  Thomas McVey

          31.  Henry Nunn

          32.  Lodegas Schnyder

          33.  Thomas Sweet

          34.  John Sutherland

          35.  James Teague

          36.  Kerrin Temple

          37.  James Trask

          38.  Ezra Umstead                                                       The average is from 17 to 45 Years

          39.  John Winterbottom

          40.  W. S. Buel

          41.  Daniel Thomas

          42.  John W. Bell

 

          Names of the Women

                                 Mary Jane Warder

                                   22 Years of Age

 

 

                                

From Jose Simon Sanchez file, SAHS Manuscript Collection (MC-9), Box 2, folder 5.