1830 Census -- Fifth Census of the United States

NOTE: No individual enumeration; head only

State: Indiana
County: Scott
Page: 17, 19, 25
Enumerated: 22nd of Nov 1830, Arthur Watts, Asst Marshall

Andrew Maiden's household: 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 40-50, 4 people in total
John Madden's household: 1 male 30-40, 1 female 20-30.
Zael Passwaters' household: 1 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 40-50, 8 people in total

actual 1830 IN census - click on image for full page
Notes: Andrew and Mary Passwater Maiden have moved to Scott County—Scott was formed in 1820 out of parts of Jefferson and other counties, so the move may have been “a stone’s throw away” (but it should have been an actual move since Scott was enumerated as a separate county in 1820, and the Maidens were in Jefferson then). Andrew is about age 55 and Mary is about 50 or a little older (I had thought she might be older since if she is only 50, then she was only 1 at the Battle of Cowpens—but an older age does not match up with her census data). Living at home with them are son Abner 19 and daughter Mary about 15. This is the last census found for both Andrew and Mary Passwater Maiden. Mary’s brother Zael dies next year in 1831, and Andrew was security for Zael’s probate. It is thought that both Andrew and Mary die sometime between 1831 and 1840, as no listing can be found for either in 1840, and neither are living with any of their children (at least that I have found). No will or cemetery records have been located for Andrew or Mary. Most of Andrew’s brothers appear to outlive him, and even his father just died sometime in the past five years in NC.

Daughter Sarah Maiden Hay, 30, stayed in Jefferson County with her husband Thomas Hay and their three children, moving to IL in 1856. Living nearby in Scott County are son John (“Madden”), 25 and his wife Melissa Gobin; they were married just last November. Sadly, John will die in 1839, leaving Melissa with three young children (one infant died). Son Abner will marry Margaret Gobin, Melissa’s sister, in 1832. Daughter Mary will marry Lawrence “Abner” Brooks in 1834 and is said (by W. P. Hay) to have lived and died in the same neighborhood. Curiously, she is not found on any subsequent census; the only possible census listing found was in 1840 for L. Y. Brooks in IN-Jefferson-Milton (he is 20-30, she is 15-20 and there is a baby boy—but Mary should have been about 25—married in 1834). She was not found in subsequent years.

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