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1790 US Federal Census

This is the FIRST federal census of the United States. States included in this census were: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia.




Questions Asked:

  1. Name of head of household.
  2. Address.
  3. Free white males of 16 years and up, including head of family.
  4. Free white males under 16
  5. Free white females, including head of family.
  6. All other free persons.
  7. Slaves

The only name given is for Head of Household. All others enumerated are listed with fencepost tally marks. Much of the 1790 Census was destroyed by the British during the War of 1812, but a few parts remain.

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