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.
William Hay's household: 1 male 70-80, 1 female 70-80, 2 total people, 1 employed in agriculture.
Andrew Getty's household: 1 male under 6,1 male 12-15, 1 male 30-40, 1 female under 6, 2 females 6-12, 1female 12-15, 1 female 30-40, 8 people in total, 1 in agriculture.
Samuel Wells' household: 1 male under 6, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 6, 2 females 6-12, 1 female 12-15, 1 female 30-40, 9 in total, 2 in agriculture.

actual 1840 IN census - click on image for full page
Notes: Thomas and Sarah are 39 and 40 years old, married 20 years, with seven children at home: Robert Lyle Hay 18 (will marry David Crawford’s daughter Margaret in 1845), William 15, John 12 (will marry Margaret Crawford’s sister Elizabeth in 1852), Minerva 9, Francis 8, George 4 and Thomas 2. Sarah is pregnant with Lawrence who will be born in November, and her last child, Margaret, will be born in five years. This is the last census for Thomas’ parents: William and Jane Ann Taylor Hay, 77 and 75 -- they die in 1849 and 1845 respectively, and are buried in Carmel Cemetery near Hanover. Sarah’s parents have apparently died within the last 10 years in Scott County, Indiana, as no census listing can be found. Thomas’ sisters Betsy Wells and Annie Getty live nearby (Bella died in 1826), and Sarah’s siblings Abner and Mary live in Scott, IN (John died ~1839).

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.

For documentation on the census data (collection procedures, errors, availability, etc) refer to documentation.