1840 Census -- Sixth Census of the United States

NOTE: No individual enumeration; head only

State: Ohio
County: Pickaway
Township: Perry
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Jesse Brittain's household: 1 male 15-20, 1 male 80-90, 1 female 15-20, 2 females 20-30, 1 female 50-60, total of six (no response on employment)
James Dunlap's household: 1 male 6-12,1 male 12-15, 2 males 15-20, 3 males 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 30-40, total of 12 people
Joseph Jamison's household: 1 male 20-30, 2 females under 6, 1 female 20-30, total of 4.
In Butler County: Presley Thompson: 1 male under 6, 1 male 30-40, 1 female under 6, 2 females 6-12, 1 female 30-40, total of 6, 1 in agriculture.
In Crawford County: Jos. McCutcheon: 1 male under 6, 1 male 6-12, 3 males 12-15, 1 male 30-40, 1 female 12-15, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 40-50, total of 10.
In Fayette County: Joseph Britton: 1 male under 6, 1 male 6-12, 1 male 12-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 2 females under 6, 1 female 12-15, 1 female 30-40, total of 0, 1 in agriculture.


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Notes: This is Jesse’s last census; he dies on August 3, 1842, having written his will in 1841 when he got ill. Jesse is now 81 and Susannah is 58, and they have been married 38 years. There are still four children at home: Nancy 31, Amanda 21, Harrison ~20 and Carissa ~19. I wonder if Carissa might somehow be infirm—she is the only child without a saddle in Jesse’s will. Daughter Abigail Howsmon died in 1831 in Madison County), and daughter Margaret died last year at age 25. Three more daughters got married in the past 10 years: Louisa Thompson, Susan Bennett and Cynthia Jamison. Louisa moved to Butler County, and Susan, married just two years ago, cannot be found; perhaps she is living with her in-laws. Cousin Joseph Britton no longer lives in Pickaway, nor does William Britton or any other Britton family. Although son Joseph (~55) is in Madison County, he is named executor of his father’s estate.

In 1850, Harrison (29) will still be single, living with his mom Susan (66!), and sisters Nancy (36!) and Amanda (31), as well as the two surviving children of his sister Cynthia Jamison (who dies in 1844). Carissa cannot be found on the 1850 census (and no marriage record found either), so it is assumed that she dies in 1842-1850, as she is listed in Jesse’s will. Susannah dies on October 20, 1855, four days after her daughter Amanda. By 1860, both Harrison and Nancy will have married. Harrison will still live in Pickaway in 1860 with his wife and two children, but will move to Fayette County by 1870. By 1860 Nancy will have moved next door to her brother Joseph in Fayette County after she marries Elijah Bloomer (whose first wife was a Nancy too).

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