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HOLSEY Listings in the 1790 Federal Census

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Description:

Created by the government, this index for the 1790 Federal Census is of the households at that time. In addition to listing the head of the household, it provides a statistical breakdown of each household, showing the number of males, females and slaves living within it.

Each record should include: name of family head; number of free white males of sixteen years and older; number of free white males under sixteen; number of free white females; number of slaves; number of other persons; and sometimes town or district of residence.

The 1790 census instructed the marshals to identify, by age brackets, free white males sixteen years of age or older and those under sixteen. It was designed to determine the country’s industrial and military capabilities. Additionally, the first census was to count the number of free white females; all other free persons regardless of race or gender; and slaves. A twenty-dollar fine, to be split between the marshals’ assistants and the government, would be levied against anyone who refused to answer the enumerator’s questions.

The 1790 census records are useful for identifying the locality to be searched for other types of records for a named individual. The 1790 census will, in most cases, help distinguish the target family from others of the same name; identify immediate neighbors who may be related; identify slaveholders; and spot spelling variations of surnames. Free men “of color” are listed as heads of household by name. Slaves appear in age groupings by name of owner. By combining those age groupings with probate inventories and tax list data, it is sometimes possible to determine names of other family members and the birth order of those individuals.

Source Information:
United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States in the Year 1790. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1908.

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HOLSEY

Name - Home in 1790 (City,County,State) - Year

John, Jur Holsey Unknown Township, Prince Georges, MD 1790

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Wm Holsey Unknown Township, Wilkes, NC 1790

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Abm Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Eathen Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Elisha Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Jesse Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Joab Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Jonathan Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Lemuel Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Mathew Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Mathew, Junr Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Milicent Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Moses Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Paul Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Peter Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Phebe Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Phebe Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Stephen Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Stephen Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790
Thimothy Holsey South Hampton, Suffolk, NY 1790

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