Thursday, June 23, 2022

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1820 United States Census Record for Benjamin and Sibel White Households in Glocester, 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 1820 U.S. Census record for Benjamin and Sibel White enumerated in Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island:

The snippet for the Benjamin and Sibel White households are the 13th and 14th ones down the page:

The extracted information from this record for the Benjamin White household is:

*  2 free white males under age 10
*  1 free white male aged 10-15
*  1 free white males aged 16 to 26
*  1 free white male aged 16 to 18
*  1 free white male aged 26 to 45
*  1 free white female under age 10
*  2 free white females aged 16-26
*  2 free persons not taxed

The extracted information from this record for the Sibel White household is:

*  1 free white female aged 16 to 26
*  1 free white female over age 45

The source citation for this record is:

 1820 United States Federal Census, Population Schedule, Providence County, Rhode Island, Glocester town, page 79, Sibel White household, digital image, (; citing National Archives Microfilm Publication M33, Roll 117.

Benjamin White (1789-1863), son of Humphrey and Sibel (Kirby) White, married Polly Hopkins (1795-1855) in about 1812, and they had three young children by 1820.  Benjamin is probably the male between ages 26 and 45.  The other persons in his enumeration are probably his siblings, or Polly's siblings.

Sibel White (1764-1848) is certainly the female over age 45, and probably has one of her daughters (aged 16 to 26) living with her.

Benjamin and Sibel White were named as Administrators of Humphrey White's estate in 1814.  These two families probably lived in the same house in Glocester, with Sibel receiving a portion of the house for her use when her husband died in 1814.

Humphrey White (c1757-1814) and Sibel (Kirby) White (1764-1848) are my 4th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their son, Jonathan White (c1803-1850) who married Miranda Wade (1803-1850) in about 1823 in Rhode Island.


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