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From: Jon Fuller <>
Subject: Re: [<FULLER-ELIJAH-L>] 1820 Census
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 21:34:15 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
You are correct about the 1820 Census - however, only head of households were enumerated by name (read details below); I re-reviewed Nehemiah Fuller, 1820 Census in Hickmman, Co, TN - he had one male child of 10 to 16 and then himself; one female child of 10 to 16; then his wife - so he may not be the father.
John Fuller in Hardin Co., TN didn't have any male children in his household for 1820 Census. Tilman Fuller of Bedford, TN has a male child under 10 yrs old for 1820 Census. Polly Fuller of Bedford TN had 3 male children under 10 years old for 1820 Census......There are also Fuller in Lincoln, Sumner and Smith, TN if you want me to look at them too.
"Enumerators of the 1820 census were asked to include the following categories in the census: name of head of household, number of free white males and females in age categories: 0 to 10, 10 to 16, 16 to 26, 26 to 45, 45 and older; number of other free persons except Indians not taxed; number of slaves; and town or district and county of residence. Additionally, the 1820 census for the first time asked the number of free white males 16 to 18; number of persons to be naturalized; number engaged in agriculture, commercial, or manufacture; number of "colored" persons (sometimes in age categories); and number of other persons except Indians. The categories allowed Congress to determine persons residing in the United States for collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the House of Representatives. Most entries are arranged in the order of visitation, but some have been rearranged to appear in alphabetical order by initial letter of the surname. Manufacturing schedule!
s are scattered among the 1820 population schedules.
Few, if any, records reveal as many details about individuals and families as do the U.S. federal censuses. The population schedules are successive "snapshots" of Americans that depict where and how they were living at particular periods in the past. Because of this, the census is often the best starting point for genealogical research after home sources have been exhausted.
The official enumeration day of the 1820 census was 7 August 1820. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. The count was due within six months, but the due date was extended by law to allow completion within thirteen months. By 1820, there were a total of twenty-three states in the Union. The six new states were Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama and Maine. There was, however, a district wide loss for Arkansas Territory, Missouri Territory and New Jersey. Partial losses included half the counties in Alabama, and roughly 20 eastern Tennessee counties supervised by the Federal Court District out of Knoxville. Some of the schedules for these states have been re-created using tax lists and other records."
Taken from Chapter 5: Research in Census Records, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Loretto Dennis Szucs; edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997).
Sent: Sep 16, 2005 6:18 PM
Subject: [<FULLER-ELIJAH-L>] 1820 Census
>From Ancestry.com: The official numeration for the 1820 census was Aug 7 1820. It apparently didn't make that deadline and was extended by 13 months! Does that mean our William A Fuller born Feb 18 1821 could have been counted on the 1820 census? Does anyone have any thoughts on this....
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