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CENSUS RECORDS

HALSTED 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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HALSTED

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

Samuel Halsted Balls Town, Albany, NY 1790
David Halsted Coxsackie, Albany, NY 1790
James Halsted Coxsackie, Albany, NY 1790
Samuel Halsted Coxsackie, Albany, NY 1790
Elizabeth Halsted Half Moon, Albany, NY 1790
James Halsted Half Moon, Albany, NY 1790
Job Halsted Half Moon, Albany, NY 1790
Lawrence Halsted Half Moon, Albany, NY 1790
Samuel Halsted Half Moon, Albany, NY 1790
Timothy Halsted Half Moon, Albany, NY 1790
Joseph Halsted Pitts Town, Albany, NY 1790
Samuel Halsted Pitts Town, Albany, NY 1790
Thomas Halsted Pitts Town, Albany, NY 1790
Thomas Halsted Stephen Town, Albany, NY 1790
Ezekiel Halsted Stillwater, Albany, NY 1790

Amos Halsted Mohawk, Montgomery, NY 1790

Benjamin Halsted Ny City North Ward, New York, NY 1790
Christopher Halsted Ny City Out Ward, New York, NY 1790
Phoebe Halsted Ny City South Ward, New York, NY 1790
John Halsted Ny City West Ward, New York, NY 1790

Michael Halsted Minisink, Orange, NY 1790

Thomas Halsted Bedford, Westchester, NY 1790
William Halsted Bedford, Westchester, NY 1790
Ezekiel, Junr Halsted Rye, Westchester, NY 1790
Ezekiel, Senr Halsted Rye, Westchester, NY 1790
Philemon Halsted Rye, Westchester, NY 1790
Michael Halsted Salem, Westchester, NY 1790
Joshua Halsted Stephen, Westchester, NY 1790
Samuel Halsted Stephen, Westchester, NY 1790
Stephen, Jr Halsted Stephen, Westchester, NY 1790
Stephen, Sr Halsted Stephen, Westchester, NY 1790

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