1840 Census -- Sixth Census of the United States

NOTE: No individual enumeration; head only

State: Indiana
County: Jefferson
Township: Saluda
Page: 345, 359

David Crawford's household: 1 male under 6, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 2 females under 6, 4 females 6-12, 3 females 12-15, 1 female 40-50, with 13 people in total, and 2 in agriculture.
John Crawford's family: 1 male 6-12, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 6, 1 female 6-12, 1 female 12-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 40-50, with 7 in total and 1 in agriculture.
John McNeeley's household: 3 males under 6, 1 male 5-12, 4 males 12-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 6-12, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 40-50, with 14 in total, and 2 in agriculture.

actual 1840 IN census - click on image for full page
Notes: David and Sarah McNeeley Crawford are 44 and 41 years old. WP Hay had said they were the parents of eight children, however there are 11 children on this census. We know of Jeremiah 17, Mary 15, Margaret 13, Isabel 11, Elizabeth 9, Delilah 6, Maria 4 and William 2, but there look to be three more daughters under age 10 (not on 1830 census), and all three will die young, prior to the 1850 census. Margaretís future husband, Robert Lyle Hay, has lived close by in Saluda all his life.

Sarahís brother John McNeeley continues to live next door with his 12 children, as they are the next family enumerated. John Crawford, Davidís brother, continues to live close by as well, with his family of 5 children. But Davidís father William has apparently died since the last census, and curiously, none of his family (7 children 10-30) can be found in 1840 or 1850, as well as no marriage record for his widow Mary.

This is prior to the Civil War, but in Saluda County there were no slaves and 60 free colored people, in addition to the 841 free whites. 74% of the people were farmers.

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