The Census of 1817 ~
Catskill

 

Coxsackie Union News, November 11, 1904
Official List of Families Living in Catskill Village in 1817

For the interesting matter which follows we are indebted to Henry Ashley, now of New York but for many years a prominent business man of his village. It is a census of the village of Catskill in June 1817, giving the families, the number of their slaves and also the freemen. It was compiled by Mr. Ashley痴 father, also named Henry, who came from his birthplace in New Hampshire to this village in 1800 or 1801, and was engaged in the leather business. He served at one time as County Judge by appointment, and was elected to Congress in 1825. The manuscript which we copy below is written in a fine, clear hand and on rough linen paper such as was used for correspondence at that time.

 

Families

No. of Persons

Free Blacks

Slaves

Garrit Abeel

7

0

0

Chas. C. Abeel

3

0

0

Henry Ashley

9

0

0

John Ashley

14

0

0

John Adams

7

0

1

Daniel Ashley

3

0

0

David C. Abeel

8

0

0

Wm. Barnett

5

0

0

Caleb Benton

4

1

0

Samuel Benton

5

0

0

David Blake

2

0

0

Sam Baker

3

0

0

Peter Breasted

7

0

0

A. Brosnahan

4

1

0

Ben Brown

0

4

0

John Bogardus

10

0

0

John Bogardus Jr.

3

0

0

James Blodgett

5

0

0

John P. Bolen

8

0

0

Wm. Britton

8

0

0

Erastus Beach

4

0

0

Tom Berger

0

4

0

Peter Bogardus

4

0

0

Joseph Blake

6

0

0

Geo. Blake

5

0

0

Francis Botsford

9

1

0

Mrs. Butler

5

0

0

Charles Backus

10

0

0

Jas. Bogardus

7

0

0

Egbert Bogardus

8

0

0

Charles Baker

6

0

0

Andrew Breasted

4

0

0

Matthew Bellamy

5

0

0

John Blanchard

3

0

0

Peter Coons

8

0

0

Mary Clemens

2

0

0

John Clemens

5

0

0

Polly Creigg

2

0

0

T.O.H. Crofford

5

1

0

Jas. Colier

10

1

0

Betsey Clark

3

0

0

T.B. Cooke

14

0

1

M.I. Cantine

6

0

0

Robert Calder

6

0

0

Appollas Cooke

7

1

0

Charles Clark

8

0

0

Hastings Castle

6

0

0

Sol. Chandler

8

0

0

Mackay Croswell

10

0

0

Jas. Cole

10

0

0

Phylemon Church

5

0

0

Allen Clark

4

0

0

Philip Conine

5

0

0

Ellison Congar

2

0

0

John Dubois

6

1

1

Barrent Dubois

5

0

0

Cornelius Dubois

6

0

0

Wm. Dayton

5

0

0

Orrin Day

9

1

0

Robert Dorton

6

1

0

Isaac Douglas

4

0

0

Henry Dayson

5

0

0

Allen Dumond

3

0

0

Theph Dimmick

6

0

0

Peter Davison

7

0

0

Mary Dougherty

4

0

0

David Dutcher

2

0

0

John F. Darrow

7

0

0

Ben. W. Dwight

6

0

0

Widow Dubois

3

0

0

John Dubois, Jr.

7

0

0

Mrs. Dewitt

4

0

0

Zac Dedrick

6

1

0

Terrence Donnely

11

3

0

Ant. Domond

4

0

0

Stephen Day

5

1

0

Abm. Dobbs

8

0

0

Hugh Dougherty

3

0

0

Ira Day

10

1

0

John Deper

5

0

0

Russell Day

9

0

1

Isaac Dubois

10

3

1

Jacob Dunham

6

0

0

Jesse Emmons

4

0

0

Nathl Ells

6

0

0

Nathan Elliot

7

0

0

Wm. Edwards

10

0

0

Sam値 Everest

2

0

0

Philip Foot

0

2

0

Abm. Fonda

10

0

0

John Franklin

5

0

0

John Grant

3

0

0

Henry Grace

4

0

0

Chas. Goodrich

5

0

0

Mrs. Grosvenor

2

0

0

John Grace

6

0

0

John Good

4

0

0

Truman Gillet

3

0

0

Gardner

2

0

0

Graham

8

0

0

Wm. Gibbs

7

0

0

Jacob Haight

7

1

0

Ira C. Hall

6

0

0

John Hazen

4

0

0

John Hicks

4

0

0

Isaac Hardenberg

4

1

0

Richard Hill

6

0

0

Thos. Hale

8

0

0

Lemuel Hall

6

0

0

Wilkes Hyde

7

0

0

Aaron C. Hall

7

2

0

Ezra Hawley

11

2

0

Ben. Hyde

2

0

0

Hiland Hill

6

0

0

Hiland Hill Jr

6

0

0

George Henry

7

0

0

Nath値 Hinman

15

0

0

John Hamlin

6

0

0

T.M. Hallenbeck

5

0

0

Saml Henry

6

0

0

Frank Hamlin

4

0

0

Sam値 Hull

8

0

0

Josiah Hull

3

0

0

Sol. Hustis

5

0

0

Abm Hallenbeck

5

0

0

David Hallenbeck

7

0

0

Ham

4

0

0

Nath値 Jacobs

8

0

0

T.M. Johnson

6

1

0

Tom Jackson

0

4

0

Mrs. Kane

6

0

0

Thomas Kelsey

5

0

0

Mrs. Lee

4

0

0

Thos. Limbrick

8

1

0

John Lamb

5

0

0

Tert. Ludinton

13

0

0

Arch Ludinton

6

0

0

John Layman

5

0

0

Joseph Larrabee

3

0

0

P.T. Mesick

4

0

0

Elisha Meiggs

12

0

0

Sam値 Magee

7

0

0

Henry M狸instry

7

1

0

Mrs. Miller

5

0

0

James Morgan

6

0

0

Robert Moore

5

0

0

Joseph Moore

9

0

0

Ben Maltby

3

0

0

Andrew M巽arlane

6

0

0

Aris. Merrick

7

0

0

Daniel Miner

6

0

0

Seth Miller

3

0

0

Jacob Miller

3

0

0

I.H. Oakley

7

0

0

Wm. Overbaugh

4

0

0

Pratt

9

0

0

James Powers

9

0

0

Mrs. Prout

5

0

0

John Pack

4

0

0

R.R. Penoyer

6

0

0

Wm. Patterson

8

0

0

Jonathan Palen

6

0

0

Joseph Penfield

8

0

0

Sam. L. Penfield

8

1

0

David Porter

3

1

0

H. Pruyn

6

0

0

James Pinckney

11

0

0

Isaac Race

6

0

0

Mrs. Rider

1

0

0

Gid Reynolds

13

0

0

Jonathan Row

8

0

0

Charles Rogers

8

0

0

Jas. Reynolds

3

0

0

Tunis Ryer

5

0

0

Jacobus Row

5

0

0

Henry Race

4

0

0

Jacob Rockefeller

5

0

0

Simon Smith

4

0

0

Cass Smith

0

3

1

Seth Swift

3

0

0

Wm. Seaman

8

1

0

Eber Scott

4

0

0

Ben. Sherman

3

0

0

Mark Spencer

5

0

1

Jared Stocking

8

0

0

Rob稚 Searls

21

0

0

John Segue

2

0

0

Ben Soks

11

0

0

John Starr

6

0

0

Dan値 Stevens

3

0

0

Seth Scott

7

0

0

Francis Sayre

7

0

0

J.V.D.S. Scott

7

1

0

A. Sherman

11

0

0

Mrs. Starr

3

0

0

Peter Shauerman

7

0

0

J.E. Simmons

3

0

0

Adam Stewart

4

0

0

David Stratton Jr.

6

0

0

Wm. Scott

3

0

0

Ezra H. Shepard

7

0

0

Mrs. Thorn

2

0

0

Arch Thorp

10

0

0

Nath値 Thorp

5

0

0

Bill Thompson

0

8

0

Conklin Terry

2

0

0

I.A. Thompson

8

2

2

David Thorp

5

0

0

Gilbert Titus

4

0

0

Ben Titus

3

0

0

Hez. Thayer

8

0

0

Seth Tenbroeck

5

0

1

Wm. Tucker

9

0

0

Jacob Voorhis

7

0

0

Jacob Van Orden

9

1

0

J.C. Vander Zee

5

0

0

John Van Volkenberg

2

1

0

Wm. Van Loan

6

0

0

Isaac Van Loan

2

0

0

Sam値 Van Orden

3

0

0

Wm. Van Bergen

7

1

0

Henry Van Gorden

10

0

1

Jas. Van Valkenberg

7

0

0

Garrit Van Hoesen

8

0

0

Jacob A. Van Hoesen

5

0

0

Ben Van Orden Jr.

8

0

1

Rouloff Voorhis

6

0

0

Elijah Wells

7

0

0

Jas. Woodruff

6

0

0

Ira Winans

7

0

0

Zenos W. Weed

3

0

0

Wm. H. Wey

3

0

1

Horace Willard

9

0

0

T.B. Whittlesey

3

0

0

Mrs. Weed

2

0

0

Sam値 Whittemore

7

0

0

John Witsell

3

0

0

Nath値 Willson

14

0

0

 

1402

61

13

In Jail Limits

6

0

0

In Poor House

11

0

0

Coasters not included in any families

15

5

0

 

Total

1434

66

13

 

Total population 1513; families 238; average for family 5; schools 9; worshiping assemblys 4. No house in the village unoccupied; some houses contain 3, 4, 5 and 6 families each.                                                                                        June 1817


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