1840 Census -- Sixth Census of the United States

NOTE: No individual enumeration; head only

State: Ohio
County: Madison
Township: Town of Mt. Sterling
Page: 1
Enumerated: J. McMullan, Assistant Marshall

George W. Knotts' household: 1 male 15-20, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 80-90, 3 in total
Adley Gregory's household: 1 male 40-50, 1 female 6-12, 1 female 30-40, 3 in total, 1 in agriculture
Andrews Gregory's household: 1 male 6-12, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 2 females 6-12, 1 female 50-60, 6 in total, 1 in agriculture
- - - - in Meigs County: Ozias Strong's family: 2 males 12-15, 2 males 15-20, 1 male 50-60, 1 female 50-60, 7 in total, 1 in agriculture
- - - - in Jackson County: John C. Davis' family:* 1 male 15-20, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 6-12, 1 female 12-15, 1 female 15-20, 6 in total.

actual 1840 OH census form - click on image for entire page
Notes: Elizabeth Gregory is 83 and living with her granddaughter Annis Gregory Knotts (daughter of Jehiel and Sally Vandolah—Elizabeth Gregory Howsmon’s sister). She was found by looking at every household who had a woman marked in the 80-90 age range. Annis and George were just married on February 13th, 1840; Annis is 21. Mt. Sterling is only about 4 miles from Yankeetown, while Meigs county (where daughter Annis Strong lives, and where Elizabeth will be residing on the 1850 census) is about 80 miles away. Daughter Elizabeth “Betsy” Strong Davis just died in January (age 53) in Jackson County, so only three of Elizabeth’s six children are still alive: Annis Strong 50, Andrews 50 and Adley 43. Three of Jehiel’s four children (Elizabeth Howsmon, Annis Knotts and John) will move to McLean Illinois in six years. (*Although there were six John Davis entries in Jackson, only this one had no adult female at home).

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