are arranged by county, and within the county the names are usually not alphabetized.
Decennial federal census were taken from 1790 through 1940 (1890 was burned).
From 1790 through 1840 only the head of the household is named and the number of other
members of the household is reported according to sex and age group (but not their names).
In 1850 and later the name, sex, age, and place of birth of each member of the household
Where to find census information:
Thanks to Steven Denny (www.stevendenney.com) for sharing
the following transcriptions of several tax lists for the Nash District of Person County. Note that these are pdf files and that you will need the Adobe
free reader in order to open these files. If these files do not open for you when you click the link, you most likey do not have the Adobe Reader
installed on your computer. The reader is free, so install it from here.