1830 Federal Census
Washington County, North Carolina

Introduction and Instructions

The following schedule is the whole number of persons within the division, Washington County, allotted to Abraham Chesson, assistant to the Marshall for the District of North Carolina. Every attempt was made to enter the data here exactly as recorded by the census taker. Even obvious spelling errors were not corrected. Overall the handwritting was excellent, thus easy to transcribe, however there were cases where it was difficult to distinguish between "e" and "i".

In order to make this census easier to read, blank entry fields were replaced with zeros, and the entries were arranged into four parts (tables), all on the same page. The parts contain the following census data:

  • Part A - White Males and Females
  • Part B - Slave Males and Females
  • Part C - Free Colored Males and Females
  • Part D - Miscellenous: Deaf & Dumb/Blind/Aliens

    Each part includes only heads of families for which there is data. Thus in the example below, "Barnes, John" is not included in Parts B and C.

    The index has been set up so you can click on the part you wish to view. In the index below, for example,

    Barnes, JohnWhitesMisc
    Basnight, JosephWhitesSlavesMisc
    Kelley, WilliamWhitesFreeMisc
    Spruill, JohnWhitesSlavesFreeMisc

    you could view the Part C schedule of free colored persons in the household of John Spruill by merely clicking on "Free" beside Spruill, John. This will automatically take you to the appropriate page, table and line in that table. To then view the number of whites in the household of John Spruill you would return to the index and then click on "Whites" beside Spruill, John. Alternatively, you could scroll up to the Part A table containing whites since all four parts are on the same page.

    The summation of the totals provided here was calculated, not transcribed from the microfilm. The totals page can be referenced by going to page "Totals".

    A - B C - F G - L M - R S T - Z

    552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563
    564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 Totals

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