Wednesday Research Notes

This post finished up Middlesex County. Next up, Killingworth and its 34 census pages. 8 nonwhite people in 7 households, none of them nonwhite-headed.

Middletown will be a different story, but there were 96 pages to get through. 211 nonwhite individuals in 69 households, 33 of them nonwhite (a long list):

Mary    Boardman 5
Thomas    Lewis    2
George    Pinney    9
William    Green    3
Curaco    Daniels    4
Daniel W. Leonard 2
James    Williams 6
George    Smith    4
Hammet    Achmet    3
Mather    Henry    10
Macar    [none]    1
Nancy    Boston    6
James    Davis    7
Nancy    Augustus 3
Asa    Jeffery    11
Harvey    Beech    6
Robert    Caples    5
Rachal    Staunton 4
John    Randell    2
Henry    Freeman    3
William    Freeman    3
Jehial C. Bemont 7 [I think this is really Jehiel Beman]
John    Hammittan 4
Samuel    Condol    6
John    Suffra    4
Joseph    Gilbert    3
Frank    Staunton 8
Cipio    Treat    3
Jude    Cambridge 5
William    Jackson    4
Jesse    Caples    2
Rushull    C    4
Phillis    Freeman    1

Next up is Saybrook, also the last town in Middlesex County, with 64 census pages. Two additional enslaved persons, a woman in the 55-100 age range, and another in the

36-54 age range. 63 individuals in 23 households, 9 independent.

Peter    Fordham    3
Harman    Penros    3
Elikaim    Bardoo    5
Asahel    De Forest 4
Isaac    Littlefield 8
Frederck Basby    5
Sabra    Carter    9
Lewis    Matson    6

COUNTY TOTALS:

Fairfield    1,388
Hartford    1,051
Litchfield    1,069
Middlesex      522

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Tuesday Research Notes

Starting on Middlesex County with Chatham (now known as East Hampton), which Heritage Quest’s data jockeys blithely separated into the First, Second, and Third Parishes – following the census marshal’s subdivisions as if they were town divisions. (They weren’t.) Anyway, there were 59 individuals in 30 households, 8 of them nonwhite. Interestingly, all but 1 of the independent households was listed on the last page (in the 3rd Parish). Does this reflect actual geographic location or the census marshal just clumping them all together? I do not know, as of right now.

Erastus    Allan    1
Peter    Harris    8
Lewis S. Gates    5
Charles    Stedman    5
Harvey    Russell    7
Aquilla    Proctor    3
Jacob Jr. Adams    5
Jacob    Adams    3

Next town is Durham, with only 18 census pages. 30 individuals in 13 households, 5 of them nonwhite.

Hayward    Bristol    3
John    Thacher    5
Dana    Smith    5
Harry    Lyman    2
James    Ranson    5

East Haddam, the next town, had 34 census pages. There were 104 (!) individuals in 23 households, a surprising 14 of them nonwhite. This marshal’s handwriting is a bit difficult, but I think they were headed by:

Stepney    Strong    7
John    Mason    10
Mary    Robbins    2
Horace    Caples    9
Henry    Hunting    6
Luna    Fields    4
William    Robinson 4
Josiah    Warmley    6
Daniel    Smith    5
George I. Mason    8
Charlotte Thompson 6
Hanwell    Moseley    8
Anson    Jackson    10
Leonard    Brown    7

That’s a surprising number of potentially intact households, something I need to look into as I go along.

But the next town is Haddam, with 38 census pages. 47 individuals in 10 households, 8 of them nonwhite! East Haddam and Haddam are definitely places to look at more closely.

George    Smith    7
Samuel    Peyton    7
Mary    Hubbard    3
Timothy    Jackson    5
Peres    Morgan    4
Charles    Halstead 5
Solomon    Smith    9
John    Campbell 5

Next up, Killingworth and its 34 census pages. 8 nonwhite people in 7 households, none of them nonwhite-headed.

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Thursday Research Notes

Next town is Warren and its 14 pages of census. Not all that close to the end because there are 5 “W” towns in Litchfield County. Warren has 19 individuals in 7 households, 3 of them nonwhite.

Amos Cables    5
John Carr    4
William James    6

Washington has 22 census pages. 14 individuals in 11 households, only 1 of them nonwhite: a family of 4 headed by Benjamin Freeman.

Watertown is next, also with 22 pages (and 3rd to last in the county). 26 people in 10 households, 6 of them nonwhite:

German    Freeman    5
Adolfen    Freeman    4
Pomp    Freeman    2
Pollard    Freeman    5
Silvia    Freeman    2
Obed    Linsley    3

Winchester and its 24 pages of census are next. Another female centenarian! And our first nonwhite blind person (in a different family). 60 individuals in 16 households, 10 (!!) of them nonwhite-headed:

Jane    Atwater    1
James    Pembleton 8
Isaac    Waterman 2
Henry    Waterman 2
Isaac    Jacklin    10
James    Wallace    5
Orange C. Governer 4
James    Hazzard    5
Henry    Adams    10
Richard    Dolphin    6

Next (and last for the county!): Woodbury‘s 28 census pages. 68 individuals in 28 households, 12 of them nonwhite:

Galloway [none]    2
Cyrus    Freeman    4
Aaron    Freeman    4
Lot    Jackson    7
Ansor    Townsend 3
Daniel    Mallory    2
Harry    Botsford 4
Ambrose    Platt    2
Simon    Osborn    8
Ja’s J.    Freeman    4
Varmanth Chatfield 4
George    Camm    4

Your reward for patience is … a chart!

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COUNTY TOTALS:

Fairfield    1,388
Hartford    1,051
Litchfield    1,069

And your reward for continued patience is … a map!

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I’ve already almost finished Middlesex County (a relatively small one). Stay tuned!

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Tuesday Research Notes

Is it really still only Tuesday??

The town of Roxbury had only 16 census pages. 22 individuals in 9 households, 3 of them nonwhite:

Eljah Roberts    6
Jacob Danford    2
Job Sharp    6

Salisbury comes next. 78 individuals in 32 households, 13 of them non-white. Also one additional enslaved person, a man aged between 55-99.

Sylva    Suydam    4
Peter    Porter    3
George    Vancleck 6
Russel    Swan    2
Cato    Hector    5
Samuel    Rice    4
John    White    3
Ja’s    Williams 4
Freend    Cason    4
John G.    Older    5
Titus    Ceaser    9
Benjamin Munroe    2
Reason    Carle    6

After this we have Sharon, with its 36 census pages. 136 individuals in 47 households, 20 of them nonwhite.

Abel    Starr    3
John    Dro    5
Call    Freeman    2
George    Pine    8
Belden    Whitney    7
Jacob    Newport    7
Onando    Cambredge 7
Harry    Minsley    5
Eli    Rowley    4
Ira    Trobridge 6
George    Simons    7
Titus    Frankinson 5
Samuel    Ocro    5
Harry    Jacklin    2
Peter    Hull    4
Parde    Clark    6
Daniel    Salisbury 3
Harry    Foot    4
George    Freeman    4
Francis    Morris    6

Next up is Torrington and its 24 pages of census returns. 68 people in 23 households, 13 of them nonwhite (a majority!?).

James    Moon    3
Henry    Freeman    6
James    Jones    3
Levi    Johnson    5
Simeon    Freeman    2
Epaphroditus Harrison 5
?inus    Waterman 2
Jude    Freeman    3
John    Freeman    6
Luke    Freeman    6
Lorenzo    Bellamy    2
Dyer D.    Freeman    7
Jeremiah Prince    6

Epaphroditus is a fellow who visited the Apostle Paul in prison, according to my Google research.

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Monday Research Notes

Still catching up with Litchfield County:

New Hartford only had 24 census pages. They included 31 individuals in 10 households, 3 of them nonwhite:

Benjamin Jackson 3
Mary Nash    4
Humphrey Quamaly 5

New Milford‘s 56 census pages yielded 158 nonwhites (more than Litchfield) in 65 households, 24 of them nonwhite:

Walter    Martin    3
Daniel    Jacklin    5
James    Phillips 3
Solomon    Parker    3
Marvin    Blakesly 4
Clauncy    Cany    8
James    Franklin 3
Samuel    Bassett    5
Charles    Franklin 4
Cyrus    Thatcher 5
Nathan    Garsan    5
Beldin    Lockwood 7
Olinn    Camp    5
Cato    Nichols    2
John    Philips    2
Osman    Wilson    4
Rory    Wilder    5
Michael    Gold    4
Charles    Forrman    5
John    Rogers    4
Elias    Jackson    3
Calvin    Jackson    7
James    Erwin    1
Harry    Sashentee 4

Next up is Norfolk, which has only 20 census pages but 39 individual non-white people in 13 households, 6 of them nonwhite.

Moses    Pierce    8
Peter    Fredom    4
James    Mars    4
John    Hall    6
Thomas    Caldes    6
Thomas    Noble    3

Plymouth comes next, with 29 census pages. Only 7 non-white people, in 5 households, one of which was headed by a non-white: that of Ebenezer Primus and his daughter/housekeeper/much younger spouse.

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Friday Research Notes

I’m not sure what happened to Thursday, but here we go with a new set for today:

Goshen has 22 census pages as well. This town had our first enslaved person in a while, a man aged over 55. Also another female centenarian. 43 total nonwhite individuals in 22 households, 8 of them nonwhite.

Benjamin Prince    3
Robert    Kendi    2
Charles    Walker    4
Philip    Roe    3
Harry    Johnson    5
Jacob    Prince    5
George    Anthony    4
Oliver    Guerns    2

And so we move on to Harwinton and its 20 census pages. 16 individuals in 10 households, only one of them independent: Chauncey B. Mix and the 4 other members of his (presumed) family.

Next up is Kent, with 28 census pages. Another female centenarian! 38 individuals total in 23 households, and a whole 3 of them nonwhite:

Collins Fitch    3
Charles Else    3
Timothy Vandorus 7 (includes the centenarian)

Litchfield comes next, with 62 census pages. 142 individuals in 64 households, 34 of them independent (over half!!). This will definitely be worth looking into.

Nancy    Hamlin    2
Peter    Freeman    3
Peter    Williams 3
Harry    Fitch    2
Pompey    Sepran    5
Albert    Homer    4
William    Camp    2
Ann    Lanson    1
William    Freeman    1
Samuel    Waldrum    3
Horace    Cable    2
Minias    Luma    6
Ambrose    Hubbard    2
Charles    Peterson 2
Cato    Freeman    3
Levi    Lepran    5
Sylvia    Green    1
Anna    Jackson    1
John    Francis    3
James    Peterson 6
Violet    Jacklin    1
Sally    Freeman    3
Phillip    Brush    5
Sedgwick Jackins 5
Joseph    Isaacs    3
Thomas    Jackson    8
Amarillis Hubbard? 1
James    Hubbard? 7
Timothy    Ceazar    3
Alexander Williams 4
Ebenezer Burley    5
Nicholas Bich    1
Naillee    Harrison 2
James    Brown    1

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Wednesday Research Notes

Actually I’ve fallen a long way behind on posting these, so this will be one of a series of “catch-up” posts. I’m going to keep them relatively short for ease of skimming.

I started Litchfield County a while back, and here’s the beginning of the people I’ve found:

Barkhamsted – 24 census pages. 11 nonwhite persons in 6 households, 3 of them nonwhite:

Elias    Sales    3
Jacob    Story    3
Harry    Moore    1

Bethlehem is next, with 12 census pages and 19 nonwhite people in 11 households, 2 of them nonwhite:

George Chatfield 3
Stephen Jackson     5

Next is Canaan, with 30 census pages. 51 individuals in 22 households, 7 of them nonwhite.

Ceaser    Jackson    2
Oliver    Williams 3
Soloman    Davis    6
Joel    Robbins    6
Francis    Wooster    6
Jacob    Hicock    2
John    Harris    5

Colebrook had 20 census pages. 10 nonwhite people in 8 households, including one nonwhite family: Abraham Plato and his (presumed) wife and son.

So we go on to Cornwall and its 22 census pages. 32 people in 15 households, 5 of them nonwhite.

William    Wright    4
Obed    Freeman    3
John    Lewis    3
Frank    Morris    8
Philip    Hubbard    4

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