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The 1820 federal census

 

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In 1820, Maine separated from Massachusetts and that year the federal census taker was starting to get a little more detailed in the questions he asked.  The enumerator still wasn't concerned about getting everyone's name, but he was starting to ask about what people did with their time; whether they were farmers, if they were from outside the country, etc. 

Three categories of person in the 1820 census are not listed here; foreigners not naturalized, slaves and free colored persons.  Since there were no persons found by the census of Newry in any of those categories, they are not shown below.  The census also asked whether anyone was engaged in commerce in 1820 but since no one in Newry responded that they worked in that area, the category is not listed here.

Caution: Notice that there is a redundancy in the columns listing age of "free white males".  The census counts those in this category who are "16 to 18", those "16 to 26", "of 26 and under 45" and "of 45 and upwards".  This can make it hard to determine the total number of persons in a given household.  This overlap is also the reason for the total number of people in Newry listed in the last row of the table being different from the total of those noted in the columns for each category.

The returns for Newry in 1820 are found on National Archives Census microfilm in series M33, roll 37, page 84.

 

Names of heads of families

Free white males...

Free white females...

Other questions

 

 

under

10

of

10 and under 16

between 16

and

18

of

16 and

under 26

of

26

and under 45

45 and

up

under

10

of

10

and

under 16

of

16

and under

26

of

26

and

under 45

45 and up

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in

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n

u

f

a

c

t

u

r

e

Samuel Barker

1

1

0

0

1

0

3

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

David Sessions

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Benjamin Barker

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

Joseph S. Barker

2

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

Luke Riley

3

2

1

1

0

1

2

1

0

0

1

1

4

0

0

Ithiel Smith Jr.

1

2

0

2

0

1

0

0

3

1

0

0

5

0

0

Jesse Barker

0

2

0

1

0

1

1

1

4

0

1

0

4

0

0

William Barker

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

Joseph Jackson

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Joseph Jackson Jr.

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

Josiah Jackson

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Elisha Bartlet

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

Benjamin Russel

0

0

1

2

0

1

2

2

0

0

1

0

3

0

0

John Littlehale

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

Isaac Littlehale

1

2

1

2

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

5

0

0

Josiah Emerson

0

0

0

0

1

0

2

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Enoch Bartlet

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

1

2

0

1

0

1

0

0

Joel Foster

0

1

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

Asa Foster

0

1

1

4

0

1

1

2

1

0

1

0

5

0

1

James Eames

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

1

2

0

1

0

2

0

0

Asa Foster Jr.

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

Melvin Stow

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

Andrew N. Stow

1

1

0

0

1

0

2

2

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

Dudly Foster

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

Andrew Barker

3

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

3

0

1

0

2

0

0

Abel Hibbard

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Eliphus C. Kilgore

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

John Kilgore

1

2

0

1

0

1

1

1

1

0

2

0

2

0

0

Willaby Russel

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

Samuel Eames

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

James Eames Jr.

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

James Swan

1

1

0

0

1

0

2

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

Isaac Powers

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

2

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

Nathaniel Frost

1

1

0

0

0

1

2

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

Elihue Kilgore

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

Abel Wright

2

0

0

0

1

0

2

3

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

Josiah Black Jr.

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

John Frost

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

John Libby

2

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

Josiah Smith

2

0

0

0

1

0

3

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

John Carter

4

1

0

0

1

0

1

2

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

Jonathan Smith

2

0

0

0

1

0

4

1

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

Jesse Smith

2

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

Moses Frost

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Peter (G.?) Smith

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

David Smith

4

1

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

3

0

0

Ithiel Smith

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

Josiah Black

3

1

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

2

Daniel Wight

0

0

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

0

0

Phillip Wight

2

0

0

0

1

0

2

0

0

1

0

0

1

0

0

Aaron Wight

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Reuben T. Sergeant

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Nathaniel Tripp

1

2

0

0

1

0

0

2

0

0

1

0

3

0

0

Amoes Barker

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Daniel Jewet

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Caleb Barker

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

(Relefy?) Estes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Timothy Libby

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Total Number 303*

52

23

4

29

27

20

49

30

29

25

20

1

83

0

9**

*  See the note at the top of this page titled "Caution" which explains why the total number of "303" listed here is not the same as the sum of the persons counted in this row and the cells above.
** The sum of this column in the original return is given as 9 although only 7 persons are actually noted in the column cells above as engaged in manufacturing. 

 

Transcribed from the original returns by Mitch Barker 3/1/04