1830 Census -- Fifth Census of the United States

NOTE: No individual enumeration; head only

State: Ohio
County: Pickaway
Township: Perry (made out of Deer Creek in the 1820s)
Page: 9

Jesse Britton's household: 1 male 5-10, 1 male 70-80, 1 female 5-10, 3 females 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 2 females 20-30, 1 emale 40-50.
Joseph Britton's household: 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60
Wm Britton's household: 1 male 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 50-60.
James Dunap's household: 2 male 5-10, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 5-10, 2 females 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 40-50.

actual 1830 OH census - click on image for full page
Notes: Jesse is 71 and Susannah is 48 and they have eight children at home: Louisa ~22, Nancy ~21, Margaret 17, Susan ~15, Cynthia ~13, Amanda 11, Harrison ~10 and Carissa ~9 (note that Carissa is erroneously listed as Clarence in at least one biography!). Jesse Jr. and Hiriam both died in the past 10 years. In the next 10 years, Louisa, Susan and Cynthia will marry, and only Louisa will leave Pickaway County. Daughter Elizabeth Dunlap (50) remains close by in Perry twp, Abigail Howsmon (47) is still in Madison County, but son Joseph Britton (~45) married six years ago and moved to Fayette County. Letitia McCutcheon (~43) married Joseph McCutcheon in 1826 in Ross, but this enumeration makes no sense. Joseph was Marion County’s state representative (1833) and state senator (1842-1844), married once before Letitia and is 10 years her junior, but is thought to have no children. It could be that he is an Innkeeper, and at least some are roomers.

Curiously, there is a Joseph Britton family in Perry—he’s in his 50s with a teenage son. This is not Jesse’s son Joseph who is in Fayette county; it must be some cousin’s son, or a nephew. William Britton is a cousin—the son of the Nathaniel Brittain with whom Jesse fought in the Revolution.

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