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1840 US Federal Census

This is the SIXTH federal census of the United States. Fence post tallies are used in each category except Head of Household. No other names given.

1840 is only census that lists Revolutionary War or military service pensioners.

 

 

 

Questions Asked:

  1. Name of head of household.
  2. Address.
  3. Free white males:
    under 5
    5 and under 10
    10 and under 15
    15 and under 20
    20 and under 30
    30 and under 40
    40 and under 50
    50 and under 60
    60 and under 70
    70 and under 80
    80 and under 90
    90 and under 100
    over 100
  4. Free white females, including head of family:
    under 5
    5 and under 10
    10 and under 15
    15 and under 20
    20 and under 30
    30 and under 40
    40 and under 50
    50 and under 60
    60 and under 70
    70 and under 80
    80 and under 90
    90 and under 100
    over 100
  5. Slaves in six age groups.
  6. Free colored in six age groups.
  7. Number of deaf and dumb.
  8. Number of blind.
  9. Number of insane and idiotic in public or private charge.
  10. Number employed in 7 separate classes of occupation.
  11. Attended school.
  12. White people over 20 unable to read or write.
  13. Number of pensioners for Revolutionary War or military service.

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