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1790 United States Federal Census



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  • Title 1790 United States Federal Census  
    Short Title 1790 United States Federal Census 
    Call Number Microfilm Series M637 
    Repository U.S. National Archives and Records Administration 
    Source ID S67 
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  • Census Records
    1790 U.S. Federal Census
    1790 U.S. Federal Census
    Culbert households and individuals

  •  Notes 
    • 12 rolls. Enumerators of the 1790 census were asked to include the following categories in the census: name of head of household; number of free white males of sixteen years and older; number of free white males under sixteen years; number of free white females; number of all other free persons; number of slaves; and sometimes town or district of residence. This first United States census schedules differs in format from later census material, as each enumerator was expected to make his own copies on whatever paper he could find. Unlike later census schedules an enumerator could arrange the records as he pleased. In addition, enumerators were only required to make one copy of the census schedules to be held by the clerk of the district court in their respective area. This census was organized under the United States Federal Court system. Each district was assigned a U.S. marshal who hired other marshals to administer the census. Governors were responsible for enumeration in territories. The jurisdiction of the original thirteen states canvassed an area of seventeen present states. Schedules survive for eleven of the thirteen original states: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont (Vermont became the fourteenth state early in 1791 and was included in the census schedules), and Virginia (inc. Kentucky). The Districtwide censuses for Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, and Virginia were lost, however Virginia's was reconstructed using state tax lists. In addition, the 1908 printed volumes of the 1790 census were microfilmed on 3 rolls under Series T498.