1840 Census -- Sixth Census of the United States

NOTE: No individual enumeration; head only

State: Indiana
County: Jefferson
Township: Saluda
Pages: 345, 359
Enumerated: Robert Kyle, Assistant Marshall

Thomas Hay's household: 2 males under 6, 2 males 6-12, 1 male 12-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 6-12, 1 female 40-50; 9 total people, 2 employed in agriculture.
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; 13 total people, 2 empoyed in agriculture.
William Hay's household: 1 male 70-80, 1 female 70-80, 2 total people, 1 employed in agriculture.
John McNeeley's household: 3 males under 6, 1 male 6-12, 4 males 12-15, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 40-50, 1 female 6-12, 2 females 15-20, 1 female 40-50; 14 total people, 2 employed in agriculture.
John Crawford's household: 1 male 6-12, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 6, 1 female 6-12, 1 fale 12-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 40-50; 7 total people, 1 employed in agriculture.

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Robert Lyle Hay is 19. His parents, Thomas and Sarah Maiden Hay, both 40, have been married 20 years, and will have two more children. At home are: William 14, John 11, Minerva 9, Francis 7, George 4, Thomas 2, and Lawrence will be born this November. When Robert Lyle moves with his family to Illinois in 1850, his parents Thomas and Sarah will move to Illinois also. This is the last census for his grandparents, William and Jane Ann Taylor Hay, 77 and 75; they die in 1849 and 1845, and are both buried in Carmel Cemetery near Hanover.

In five years, Robert will marry Margaret Crawford. Margaret, 13, is at home; parents David and Sarah McNeely Crawford supposedly have only eight children, but there are three extra teens—either children who died young, or perhaps siblings of Sarah’s. Parents David and Sarah are 44 and 40, and their known children are: Jeremiah 17, Mary 14, Margaret 13, Isabel 12, Elizabeth 9, Delilah 6, Maria 3 and William 1 -- which leaves three extra girls under 12 -- these could be dahters who die young. Margaret’s grandfather William Crawford has apparently died in the last 10 years since the 1830 census.

This is prior to the Civil War - 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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