1800 Census -- Second Census of the United States

NOTE: No individual enumeration; head only

State: Pennsylvania
County: Fayette
Township: Washington

John Vandolar's household: 1 male under 10, 1 male 10-16, 1 male 26-45, 4 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45 -- no non-whites, no slaves
Peter Vandolar's household: 1 male 26-45,1 male 45+, 1 female 45+ -- no non-whites, no slaves
Peter Vandolar Jr's household: 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45 -- no non-whites, no slaves.

actual 1800 PA census form - click on image for John's entire page, or here for Peter Jr's.
John Vandolar (VanDolah) is about 35, Sarah is 33, and they have six children: Peter 13, Elizabeth 10, Sarah 7, Adah 5, Mary Jane 2 and newborn Rebecca. There is an extra boy listed, under age ten, and this is likely to be a child who dies young (although since John’s birthdate is uncertain, it could be that he was born ~1799). Three more sons and one more daughter will be born in the next 10 years, This is John’s last census. The family moves to Ohio about 1807; there is no census there in 1810. John dies unexpectedly in 1814, at age 49.

Having petitioned for the new state of Ohio, about now in 1800, John’s father Peter laid claim to 400 acres in Ross County OH but ran into some legal problems with the purchase as it turned out someone else had previously “entered marks.” The family did indeed lose this land, but not until after a lot of legal battles. On June 23, 1802, John’s father Peter bought lot #11 in Washington Township PA. Although in 1790 the family was listed in Bullskin, and now in 1800 is in Washington, I believe this is the same place (in 1790 the “town” was Washington). John’s brothers James and Jesse have apparently already moved to Ohio—I did find a reference to Joseph in Ohio-Northwest Territory-Great and Little Miami River in 1800, and a reference to James, Joseph, and Peter in OH-Army Lands-Va Military Reserve in 1801. As of 1800, only Henry and Joseph of the six sons are unmarried; I believe Joseph has gone to OH and it is Henry at home with his parents. Both Peters will move to Greene County, and our John will move to Fayette County next door.

No census in Ohio in 1810

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