Thursday, June 27, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1830 U.S. Census for Jonathan Oatley Household

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1830 United States Census record for Jonathan Oatley (one of my 3rd great-grandfathers) in South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island:

The Jonathan Oatley household (official census date is 1 June 1830):

The extracted information from this census record is:

*  3 males under age 5 [probably William (born 1824?), Benedict (born 1826) and Jonathan (born 1828)]
*  2 males aged 5 to under 10 [probably Lorenzo (born 1821) and Stephen (born 1822)]
*  2 males aged 10 to under 15 [probably John (born 1815) and Joseph (born 1816)]
*  1 male aged 30 to under 40 [certainly Jonathan (born 1790)]
*  2 females under age 5 [probably Amy (born 1826) and ????]
*  1 female aged 10 to under 15 [probably Nancy (born 1818)]
*  1 females aged 15 to under 20 [perhaps Almira (born 1817)]
*  1 female aged 30 to under 40 [certainly Amy, wife of Jonathan (born 1798)]

The source citation for this entry is:

1830 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Rhode Island, population schedule, South Kingstown, Page 135 (penned), Jonathan Oatley household; digital image, ( : accessed 27 June 2013), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M19, Roll 167.

I was missing this census record, so I figured that the name was not indexed correctly on  I found it today by searching for "jon*" in Washington County, Rhode Island.  He was indexed as "Jonathan Catly."  I can't fault the indexer - it does look like "Catly."

There are minor errors in the numbers of children in each age group (assuming that the Oatley book [Harry J. Oatley, The Oatley Family in America and Their Descendants (Providence, R.I. : The Oatley Family Association, 1970), page 40] has correct information).  None of the Oatley children had married by 1830, and all of the children listed in the Oatley book born before 1830 lived to adulthood.

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