Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1820 U.S. Census Record for Nathan Gates Household in Gardner, Mass.

It's Treasure Chest Tuesday - a chance 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 U.S. Census record for Nathan Gates household in Gardner, Massachusetts:  

The Nathan Gates household is near the top of the page image:

The extracted information from this record is:

*  Head of household:  Nathan Gates
*  Males under age 10:  2 (probably sons James and Benjamin)
*  Males aged 10 to 15:  1 (probably son Jeremiah) 
*  Males aged 18 to 25:  1 (probably son Amos)
*  Males aged over 45:  1 (certainly Nathan)
*  Females age 10-15:  1 (probably daughter Clarissa)
*  Females aged over 45:  1 (certainly wife Abigail (Knowlton) Gates)

*  Persons engaged in agriculture:  1 (probably a hired person)

The source citation for this record is:

1820 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Gardner: Page 87, Nathan Gates household; online image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 October 2011) citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M33, Roll 54.

Nathan Gates (1767-1830) was the son of Simon and Susanna (Reed) Gates of Gardner.  He married Abigail Knowlton (1774-1855) on 17 June 1790 in Westminster, Mass.   They had 15 children between 1791 and 1813, but three died before 1810.  I am descended from their daughter, Abigail Gates (1797-1867), who married Benjamin Seaver (1791-1825).  

Nathan and Abigail (Knowlton) Gates are my 4th great-grandparents. 


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