Thursday, October 3, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1820 U.S. Census Record for Simon Wade in Glocester, R.I.

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 1820 United States Census record for Simon Wade (one of my 4th great-grandfathers) in Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island.

The snippet for the Simon Wade household is:

The Simon Wade entry shows:

*  One male aged 0-10 years [probably son Lawton Wade born in 1814]
*  One male aged 10 to 16 years [probably son Fenner Wade born in 1807]
*  One male aged 16 to 26 years [probably son Arnold Wade, born in 1800]
*  One male over age 45 years [certainly Simon Wade born in 1767]
*  Two females aged 16 to 26 years [probably daughters Miranda Wade born in 1804 and either Olive Wade born in 1802 or Sarah Wade born in 1798]
*  Two females over age 45 years [probably his wife Phebe (Horton) Wade born in 1772 and one other person]
*  One person engaged in agriculture [probably Simon Wade]

The source citation for this entry is:

1820 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Providence County, Rhode Island, Glocester town: page 33, Simon Wade household; digital image, ( : accessed 11 September 2013), citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M33, Roll 117.

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.

If Phebe Wade, the wife of Simon Wade, s one of the females in the over 45 age group, then I know that she was living at least until 1820.  The last known record for her is the birth of Lawton Wade in 1814.

There are several other Wade families on this page in the 1820 U.S. Census.  I don't think any of them are siblings or children of this Simon Wade.  They are probably first or second cousins of this Simon Wade.

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