United States Census 1810

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1810 Census was taken beginning 6 Aug 1810, for 10 months. The following information was recorded by the census taker:

                        Free white males under 10
                        Free white males 10-16
                        Free white males 16-26
                        Free white males 26-45
                        Free white males 45 and over
                        Free white females under 10
                        Free white females 10-16
                        Free white females 16-26
                        Free white females 26-45
                        Free white females 45 and over
                        Others free or Indian


The 1810 Census can be used to:1

Identify locality
Distinguish target family from others of same name
Help determine family size
Locate possible relatives with same name
Identify neighbors
Identify slaveholders
Identify name variations
Free men of color listed as head of household
Slaves in age group by name of owner

Unique Features and Problems

  • Nothing was different with this census 
  • No printed form or paper provided
  • Only number of slaves accounted for, not ages
  • Indians that were not taxed were not included.

States Covered

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Maine (part of Massachusetts)
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina 
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

States Missing

  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • Tennessee


(May have some type of substitute list or an area covering a county)

  • Illinois
  • Indiana (inc. Michigan)
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Ohio
  • Orleans

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