State: North Carolina
County: Iredell (Hunting Creek)
Andrew Maiden's household: 1 male 16-25, 1 female 0-10, 1 female 16-25, 1 female 26-45
Lawrence Maiden's household: 1 male 0-10, 1 male 26-45, 4 females 0-10, 2 females 10-16, 1 female 26-45
James Maiden's household: 1 male 26-45, 1 female 45+
John Maiden's household: 2 males 0-10, 1 male 45+, 1 female 0-10, 1 female 10-16, 2 females 16-25, 1 female 45+
|actual 1800 NC census - click on image for full page|
The only Andrew Maiden/Madden in North Carolina is this one in Iredell County, in the western part of the state. W. P. Hay, based on information given to him by Sarah Maiden Hay and her daughter Margaret Hay Patterson, had thought that Sarah Maiden was born in the middle of the state, near Raleigh (Orange County), but there are no John or Andrew Maidens there; somehow the geography was confused. However, the Passwaters did live there circa 1775-1780 and earlier our Maidens lived there—the above Lawrence Maiden, Andrew’s uncle, was born in Orange County in 1754 as stated on his Revolutionary War pension application. On 11/17/1797 John Maiden sold/gave Andrew Maiden 101 acres, as stated in “open court” according to court minutes of Iredell County (book covered 1789-1800), confirming that this is our Andrew in Iredell, with his father John.
Three of Andrew’s brothers (James, Alfred and Richard?) have apparently already left NC for Indiana and Kentucky (there is no census in those states in 1800, and no children 10-25 on John’s census) leaving only his two youngest brothers in town (I think Abner and Samuel), but the composition of Andrew’s family if far from certain. Andrew’s father John lives close by, as well as Andrew’s uncles—John’s younger brothers James and Lawrence. There is no listing for any Passwater in NC; Mary’s brother Zael has already gone to Kentucky, and apparently her father has died (although there is no census in KY in 1800, there are some tax lists—Zael but not Samuel is listed on the tax list for Lincoln County). Andrew and Mary will move from Iredell to Clark, IN (joining Zael Passwater), with daughter Sarah and newborn son John, about 1806, and subsequently move to Jefferson, IN.