Thursday, October 10, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1810 U.S. Census Record for Simon Wade of Foster, Rhode Island

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 1810 United States Census record for Simon Wade (one of my 4th great-grandfathers) in Foster, Providence County, Rhode Island.

The household of Simon Wade:

The Simon Wade household entry shows:

*  1 male under age 10 years (probably son Fenner born in 1807)
*  1 male aged 10 to 16 years (probably son Arnold born in 1810)
*  1 male aged 16 to 26 years (probably son James born in 1791)
*  1 male aged 26 to 45 years (probably Simon Wade born in 1767)
*  1 male aged over 45 years (perhaps Simon's father Simon (born in 1731) or a brother or uncle of Simon or Phebe)

*  1 female under age 10 years (probably daughter Miranda born in 1806)
*  1 female aged 10 to 16 years (probably daughter Catherine born in 1793 or daughter Sarah born in 1798)
*  1 female aged 26 to 45 years (probably wife Phebe born in 1772)
*  1 female aged 45 years or over (perhaps Simon's mother or a sister or aunt of Simon's or Phebe's).

The source citation for this record is:

1810 United States Federal Census, Providence County, Rhode Island, Population Schedule, Foster town, Page 34 (stamped), Simon Wade household; digital image, (, citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M292, Roll 58.

While this census record doesn't provide exact ages for the household members, I think that I can estimate who might be in each age and gender group based on all of the information gathered for this family.

I did not include Phebe's parents, Nathaniel and Sarah (Pray) Horton, as candidates for the Over Age 45 group because Nathaniel Horton has his own entry (male over age 45) on this census page 8 lines below the Simon Wade entry which includes a female over aged 45 (probably Sarah).

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1 comment:

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Such a nice 1810 census that can be read!
I think you have a typo for:
*1 male aged 10 to 16 years (probably son Arnold born in 1810)
Do you mean 1800?