1820 Census -- Fourth Census of the United States

NOTE: No individual enumeration; head only

State: Ohio
County: Fayette
Township: Madison
Page: 3

Jehiel Gregory's household: 1 male 16-18, 1 male 18-26, 1 male 26-45, 1 male 45+, 2 females under 10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 18-26, 3 people in agriculture.
Adley Gregory's household: 1 male 10-16, 2 males 16-18, 2 males 18-26, 1 female 18-26, 1 female 45+, 3 people in agriculture.
Andrews Gregory's household: 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-46, 2 females under 10, 1 female 26-45, 1 person in agriculture.

actual 1820 OH census form - click on image for full page
Notes: Our Elizabeth is three, living with her parents, Sarah VanDolah and Jehiel Gregory Jr. It is not known who the extra four people in Jehiel’s house are. In 1820, Jehiel would be 38, Sarah ~27, and only two of their four children would have been born - Elizabeth 3 and Annis 1. But there is another girl 10-16, an older man 45+, and two young men, 16-18 and 18-26. Jehiel’s father, Jehiel Sr., died in 1818, and his brother Nehemiah in 1817. Nehemiah left two children (a daughter now about 12 and a son about 10), so it looks likely that Jehiel’s home includes some of Sarah’s family. Sarah and Jehiel will have two more children, and then tragedy - Jehiel dies in 1823 and Sarah in 1824. Their orphans will live with Adley and friend Isaac Cook.

Jehiel’s mother Elizabeth Gregory, 63, is living with her youngest son Adley (23, unmarried)—probably it is Jehiel Sr’s home, the home that Elizabeth has lived in for quite some time, but it is now enumerated under Adley’s name. It is not clear who the other five people in Adley’s house are, since these ages do not match up to Nehemiah’s children either. Adley started the first store in Yankeetown in 1815, but is listed here as being in agriculture. Elizabeth’s fourth son, Andrews, married in 1814 and lives with his wife and his three children.

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