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HALSTEAD 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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HALSTEAD

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

Thomas Halstead Beekman, Dutchess, NY 1790
John Halstead Fishkill, Dutchess, NY 1790
William Halstead Fishkill, Dutchess, NY 1790
Josiah Halstead Northeast, Dutchess, NY 1790

Benjamin Halstead Goshen, Orange, NY 1790
Benjamin Halstead Haverstraw, Orange, NY 1790
Henry Halstead Haverstraw, Orange, NY 1790
Jacob Halstead Haverstraw, Orange, NY 1790
Jacob Halstead Haverstraw, Orange, NY 1790
John Halstead Haverstraw, Orange, NY 1790
Jonah Halstead Haverstraw, Orange, NY 1790
Jonas Halstead Haverstraw, Orange, NY 1790
Thomas Halstead Haverstraw, Orange, NY 1790
John Halstead Minisink, Orange, NY 1790
Joseph Halstead Minisink, Orange, NY 1790
John Halstead New Cornwall, Orange, NY 1790

Job Halstead Oyster Bay, Queens, NY 1790

Timothy Halstead Montgomery, Ulster, NY 1790
Gershom Halstead New Windsor, Ulster, NY 1790

David Halstead Harrison, Westchester, NY 1790
Joseph Halstead Harrison, Westchester, NY 1790

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Isaiah Halstead Unknown Township, Luzerne, PA 1790
Richard Halstead Unknown Township, Luzerne, PA 1790
Richard, Junr Halstead Unknown Township, Luzerne, PA 1790
Samuel Halstead Unknown Township, Luzerne, PA 1790

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