1840 Federal Census
Beaufort Co., NC


"The Census Taker" (1870) Harper's Weekly

In 1840 June 1st was still the census day but 10 months were allowed for taking the census. It included names and ages of "Pensioners" for Revolutionary or Military Services," the only persons other than heads of families to be named in any of the first six censuses.

I did not include every column in this census since there were far too many to fit onto one page. I lumped all the slaves into one column and all the free colored into one column. I totally left out the columns denoting whites and slaves who were deaf and dumb, the blind columns, the aliens column and the foreigners not naturalized column. however, I will include this information under the head of household if there were such persons in the home. This census had two "total" columns, one vertically and one horizontally. I included the vertical totals but left out the horizontal total column.

The original 1840 census had given names written first, then the surname. I took the liberty of putting the surname first and highlighting it in red for easier searching. No attempt was made by me to correct mistakes in the spelling of the names thus you should look for all conceivable variations of the surnames. This 1840 Beaufort County census was enumerated by Daniel Rice and which included thirteen townships. This census was abstracted from digital images by Heritage Quest.

     Districts                   Pages

Leechville District             241-243
Broad Creek District            244-246
North Creek District            247-250
Bath District                   251-254
Long Acre District              255-257
Beaver Dam District             258-262
Washington District             263-271
Tranterís Creek District        272-275
Chocowinity District            276-280
Blountís Creek District         281-283
Durham Creek District           291-293
South Creek District            294-296
Goose Creek District            297-299

Below is a table with links to each page in the 1840 census. I also developed a small index (not full name) so it would be easier for you to find the surnames of interest. Just look on the index, find the surname you are interested in, then click on the corresponding link to that particular page. REMEMBER - there may be more than one instance of a surname on a page.

Links to Page Numbers

241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253
254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266
267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279
280 281 282 283 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299

Surname Index

Surnames appearing with multiple spellings, such as Dowty / Doutey, Garret / Garrot, Hauks / Hawks, Harrington / Herrington, Latham / Lathum, Leggett / Liggitt, Lenaior / Lenoir, Mallison / Mallerson, Searles / Sirls / Surles and Waters / Warters, etc., have been combined here under the most common spelling.

A

Abrams  - 282
Adams - 242, 243, 244, 
247, 251, 253, 254, 
280, 283
Allen - 242, 243, 268, 
269, 270
Alligood - 258, 259, 
261
Anderson - 265
Andrews - 273
Angells - 298
Archibald - 244, 251, 
252, 293
Armstong - 271
Asberry - 260, 292, 
295
Austin - 269
Avent - 265
Aventon - 254

B

Backer - 254
Bailey - 247, 254, 267
Baker - 248, 298
Ball - 272, 274, 275, 
294
Banks - 299
Bar - 276, 279
Barrow - 249, 250, 251, 
252, 259, 270, 281, 
294
Bates - 278
Baynor - 256, 261
Beachum - 247, 248, 
275, 295, 296
Beasley - 252, 259
Bedford - 270
Bennett - 281, 291, 
294
Bessen - 265
Bishop - 242, 245
Blackpool - 251
Blake - 271
Bland - 292
Blango - 281, 283, 291
Bleyres - 265
Blount - 247, 249, 250, 
263, 268, 269, 277, 
278, 279
Bonner - 244, 251, 254, 
264, 266, 291
Bowin - 256, 258, 267
Boyd - 242, 251, 254, 
255, 256, 257, 278
Braddy - 259, 260
Bradley - 275
Brantley - 295
Brickel - 252
Bright - 276
Brinkley - 263
Brinn - 244, 245, 268
Brock - 258
Brooks - 265, 270
Brothers - 245
Brown - 258, 263, 269, 
275, 276
Bruffett - 298
Bryan - 263
Brysin - 267
Buck - 265, 276, 277, 
278, 279
Buckman - 271
Burbank - 270

C

Cain - 266, 281 
Callaw - 260 
Callowell - 295 
Cammel - 246 
Campaign - 268 
Campbell - 241, 253 
Campen - 268, 297, 298, 
299 
Camur - 269 
Canady - 260, 261 
Capps - 248 
Carmalt - 269 
Carney - 278 
Carrow - 242, 245, 249, 
292, 298 
Carrowan - 279, 280, 
297 
Carter - 243, 246, 269, 
283 
Caton - 282, 291, 292 
Chambers - 248 
Chance - 294 
Chancy - 261, 263, 
273 
Cherry - 263, 264, 271, 
272, 274, 275 
Chauncey - 263 
Clark(e) - 241, 245, 
246, 265, 274, 275, 
281, 297, 299 
Cleix - 282 
Clemmons - 273, 297 
Cobb - 266 
Cole - 275 
Collins - 263 
Condry - 248, 253, 294 
Congleton - 258, 261, 
262, 269 
Condor - 259 
Connor - 247 
Cooper - 247, 252 
Copeland - 271 
Cording - 242, 249, 
250, 267, 270 
Cornell - 268 
Cousins - 247, 249 
Cowell - 269 
Cox - 259, 283 
Cradle - 266 
Cramer - 279 
Crandell - 272, 275 
Cratch - 283 
Crawford - 276, 293 
Curtis - 251, 279 
Cutler - 259, 260

D

Daniels - 256, 259, 
260, 265, 297, 298, 
299 
Davis - 241, 242, 243, 
254, 291, 294, 295, 
299 
Day - 297 
Demill - 265 
Denbey - 277 
Digner - 267 
Dixon - 241, 244, 
276, 278, 291 
Douglass - 267 
Downs - 269, 277, 
278, 279 
Dowty - 248, 266, 
267, 269, 279, 281, 
291, 293 
Doziere - 248 
Driggles - 295 
Dudley - 267, 272 
Dunn - 292, 295 
Duplin - 283 
Durden - 269

E - F

Easters - 270, 292 
Eborn - 244, 245, 246, 
249, 250, 253, 259, 
263, 270 
Ecklin - 283 
Edwards - 276, 277, 
278, 279, 280, 283, 
282 
Elens - 278 
Elliott - 262, 293 
Ellis - 265, 267 
Ellison - 258, 265, 
266, 269, 292 
Emal - 273 
Equils - 298 
Everret - 242, 251, 
283, 295
Farrow - 266, 267, 270 
Fitch - 270 
Flowers - 297 
Floyd - 263 
Flynn - 245, 246, 269 
Foreman - 247, 248, 
249, 267 
Forster - 248 
Fortiscue - 270, 299 
Foster - 248 
Fowle - 265 
Fowler - 269 
Franklin - 271 
Franks - 254 
Freeman - 265, 276, 
278 
Fulford - 268, 298, 
299 
Fullerson - 269

G

Gallegher - 266 
Galloway - 276, 279, 
282 
Garret - 252, 258, 
271, 293 
Gardner - 253 
Garrington - 293 
Gaskill - 267, 268, 
270, 276, 298 
Gaskins - 277, 295 
Gaylord - 242, 244, 
246, 247, 248, 250, 
253, 271 
Gerrard - 281 
Godley - 276, 277, 278 
Gordon - 263, 271, 272 
Gorham - 273 
Grace 271 
Gothiere - 250 
Graidless - 253, 254, 
257 
Green - 248, 249, 269 
Greggerory - 276 
Grey - 278 
Grifisths - 267 
Grist - 263, 278, 283 
Groves - 268 
Guilford - 276, 278 
Gurganus - 242, 243, 
244, 249, 257, 261, 
272, 273, 279, 294 
Gurkin - 247, 254, 255, 
256, 279 
Gurthire - 267, 271

H

Haggans - 295 
Hall - 244 
Hallace - 258 
Hambleton - 268, 270 
Hammons - 246, 251, 
254, 293 
Hand - 260 
Handcock - 266 
Hardenburg - 269 
Harding - 276, 277, 
278 
Hardison - 251, 262, 
264, 269, 272 
Hardy - 247 
Harmon - 255 
Harris - 245, 253, 256, 
270, 283 
Harrison - 251, 257 
Harvey - 251, 253, 258 
Haskill - 270 
Hatton - 273 
Havens - 268 
Hawkins - 248, 259, 
260, 265, 267, 268 
Hawks - 271, 279 
Haywood - 265 
Henry - 298 
Herrington - 247, 248, 
249, 267 
Hill - 261, 276, 279, 
281 
Hillton - 253 
Hobbs -  268, 293 
Hoel - 268 
Hollowell - 244, 249 
Hodges - 241, 251, 252, 
274, 275, 295 
Holland - 272 
Holmes - 265, 266 
Hooten - 248, 268 
Hopkins - 273 
Houston - 265 
Hover - 268 
Howard - 241, 244 
Hoyt - 265, 266 
Hudnell - 294, 295, 
296, 299 
Hunter - 268 
Hutchins - 264 
Hutton - 270

I - J

Ireland - 297 
Ives - 299 
Jackson - 247, 253, 
256, 274, 275
James - 278 
Jarvis - 265 
Jefferson - 256, 259 
Jewel - 294 
Johnson - 244, 245, 
246 
Jolly - 272, 273 
Jones - 241, 245, 249, 
250, 253, 268, 273, 
282, 283 
Jordan - 248 
Joseph - 269 
Judkins - 262

K - L

Keach - 247, 249, 253, 
267
Kease - 263, 264, 270, 
293
Kelley - 255
Kendury - 270
Kennedy - 252
Kensing  - 272
Kerman - 281
Ketchem - 264
Kewel - 291
Killingsworth - 252
Kinion - 276, 277
Kite - 278
Knocks - 282
Kurrell - 269
Labarbe - 265
Lane - 265, 294
Langley - 258, 281
Lassiter - 273
Latham - 246, 250, 
251, 252, 253, 255, 
259, 270, 272
Lee - 245, 260, 291, 
295
Leggett - 273, 274, 
275
Lenoir - 241, 252, 272
Lerroy - 267
Levinson - 263
Lewis - 246, 277, 283, 
292, 293, 297, 298
Lilley - 257
Linton - 246, 297, 298
Liscum - 250
Little - 258, 272
Livermore - 248
Longe - 266, 267, 282, 
297
Lowerry - 269
Lucas - 245, 251, 252
Lupton - 297, 298

M

Machum - 265 
Mackelroy - 277, 278 
Mackie - 254, 270 
McCabe - 267, 281 
McCullough - 263 
McGounds - 241, 250, 
298 
McKeel - 260 
McKelley - 255 
McKinny - 277 
McMahon - 258 
McWilliams - 258 
Malleroy - 275 
Mallison - 247, 248, 
249, 292 
Manduel - 245 
Manning - 242 
Marsh - 251, 296 
Martin - 241, 248, 
249, 257 
Mason - 294, 297 
Mayo - 270, 278, 281, 
295, 299 
Meekins - 250, 266, 
268 
Mews - 241 
Midgett - 298 
Mill - 279 
Millage - 294 
Miller - 278 
Minner - 248 
Mitchell - 263, 272 
Mixon - 253, 294, 299 
Moore - 248, 249, 256, 
263, 264, 266, 271, 
273, 279, 281, 282, 
283, 291, 293, 294, 
295 
Morgan - 278 
Morris - 247, 267, 
277, 281, 282 
Morse - 269 
Mosblue - 273, 279 
Moules - 266 
Myres - 268 
Murfry - 297

N - O - P

Neal - 243, 266 
Neilson - 277 
Neusom - 283 
Newton - 269 
Nobles - 277, 276, 283 
Norcom - 271 
Norman - 258, 291 
North - 259, 260 
Oden - 251, 252, 257, 
279 
Ogglesberry - 297 
Olliver - 265 
Omerry - 266 
O'Neal - 295 
Ormand - 253 
Orrel - 282, 293 
Osborn - 256 
Otterson - 278 
Outlaw - 272 
Owens - 258, 269 
Ozborn - 260 
Padgett - 275 
Parmely - 265, 266 
Pate - 258, 262, 295, 
296, 299 
Patterson - 253, 270 
Patrick - 265, 276, 
277, 295 
Paul - 243, 246, 249 
Peaboddy - 270 
Peal - 274 
Peartree - 247, 249, 
267 
Peed - 291 
Pelt - 280 
Perkins - 249, 268, 
272, 295 
Perry - 272, 274, 278, 
283 
Philips - 245 
Philpot - 282 
Pierce - 242 
Piggot - 271 
Pilley - 252 
Pinkum - 260 
Pister - 269 
Potter - 297, 298 
Potts - 265 
Powel - 255, 257, 270, 
273 
Powers - 268, 269 
Prescot - 292 
Price - 266, 299 
Prince - 266 
Pritchett - 253, 281, 
291 
Puckitt - 258 
Purser - 283, 294 
Putnel - 256

R

Randson - 271
Ratliff - 245, 254
Rawls - 292
Reansey - 267
Redding - 266
Redditt - 274, 281, 
282
Reid - 265
Respess - 244, 245, 
250, 251, 269
Rice - 291, 292, 295
Richardson - 263
Ricks - 272
Roach - 294
Roan - 251
Robberson - 252, 268, 
275, 295, 296
Robbins - 244, 246, 
247, 249, 266, 271
Roberts - 274, 277, 
278
Robin - 265
Roe - 291, 292
Rose - 270
Rosell - 268
Ross - 247, 248, 249, 
281, 291, 293
Rough - 291
Rountree - 294
Rowland - 253, 255
Royl - 280
Runyon - 264

S

Saddler - 298 
Satchwell - 241, 242, 
245, 250 
Satterthwaite - 241, 
242, 243 
Sawyer - 242, 243, 250 
Saunders - 247 
Scott - 250, 251, 292 
Sears - 248 
Selby - 249, 250, 266, 
270 
Shavington - 244 
Shaw - 266 
Shipp - 267 
Short 273 
Shuler - 248 
Simmons - 268 
Simson - 245, 294, 295 
Singletary - 268, 270 
Singleton - 275 
Slade - 254 
Small - 271 
Smallwood - 263, 269 
Smaw - 258, 262, 292 
Smith - 244, 245, 246, 
252, 263, 279, 294 
Smithwick - 241, 242, 
292 
Sommers - 268 
Sparrow - 268 
Sonkite - 255 
Spain - 297, 298 
Spears - 278 
Spruil - 252 
Squires - 252, 256, 
257 
Stallens - 274 
Stanley - 266 
Stewart - 249 
Stilly - 281, 282 
Stubbs - 254, 255, 256 
Styron - 267 
Sullivan - 260, 262 
Surles - 272, 276, 279, 
281 
Sutton - 276 
Swain - 297 
Swanner - 274, 275 
Swindell - 247, 270, 
297, 298

T

Tankard - 249, 259
Taylor - 263, 264, 
265, 277, 278, 279
Tankard - 262
Tannahill - 268
Taunt - 272
Tetterton - 252, 257, 
275, 294, 299
Thomas - 275
Thomaston - 283, 293
Thourroughgood -  249
Toole - 266
Toppin - 245
Tripp - 247, 293
Tuten - 281, 291, 292
Tyler - 271
Tyne - 276

U - V

Urban - 268
Vandervere - 265
Veil - 242
Vines - 269, 292

W - Y

Walker - 241, 249, 
271, 272, 274, 282 
Wall - 276, 277, 280 
Wallace - 255, 260 
Wanick - 271 
Ward - 252, 253 
Warren - 279, 282, 
292, 293 
Warters - 255, 256, 
258, 259, 260, 267, 
271 
Watson - 297, 298 
Welch - 255, 248, 
252 
Westers - 281 
Weston - 281, 293 
Whitcome - 273 
White - 264 
Whiteacer - 267, 273 
Whitehurst - 295 
Whitfield - 267, 298 
Whitley - 241, 244, 
245, 251, 252, 274 
Willey - 266 
Williams - 267, 272, 
273, 274, 272, 282 
Willkerson - 241, 243, 
245, 247, 250, 254, 
267, 270 
Willkins - 246, 254, 
299 
Willson - 261 
Windfield - 241, 242, 
244, 246, 276, 277 
Windley - 244, 245, 
246, 
247, 248, 251, 253, 
254, 256, 257 
Wiswal - 266 
Woodard - 293, 297 
Woolard - 253, 255, 
258, 259, 260, 261, 
262, 264, 273, 274, 
275, 276 
Worthington - 281 
Wosley - 267 
Wright - 244, 245 
Yeats - 281

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Source: Microfilm M704; Roll #355; Pages 241 - 300 (National Archives, Washington, DC)
(Transcribed by Sallie Gargis / Proofread by Kay M. Sheppard / Prepared by John McGowan)

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