1840 U.S. Census, Virginia, Monongalia County

ID#1165, b. 1 June 1840
Prior to the 1850 U.S. Census, the head of each household was the only individual identified by name. All members of a household were classified by gender into age ranges (and these fell into groupings by race and slavery) - from these breakdowns it is sometimes possible to extrapolate who the individuals were when info about the family is known from other sources. The households listed below show the classifications as reported, followed by names in italics when I have been able to determine them.

Note that there is a link for the head of most households that will take you to that individual's person page containing detailed information for him or her. If you click the link but your browser stays on this page, it indicates that there is no detailed person page included yet for that individual. An easy way to confirm that this is the case is to check for the person's name in the "Surname Index" - names only appear for people with a person page. Those types of links will gradually disappear as I continue adding people from my database.

Original spelling is retained in the information below - be aware that census records often contain many misspelled names.

Page and Line Numbers, Location
          Head of Family
                         Enumeration Information As Recorded (a ? indicates identities that are undetermined)
  • Page 51 Line 14, Monongalia County, Virginia,
              David Summers, total of ten persons:
                   three males under age 5 (sons William, John & David)
                   one male age 5 & under 10 (son Henry)
                   two males age 10 & under 15 (sons Hezekiah & Alexander)
                   one male age 40 & under 50 (David)
                   two females age 15 & under 20 (daughters Rhoda & Sarah)
                   one female age 30 & under 40 (wife Phoebe)
  • Page 51 Line 15, Monongalia County, Virginia,
    Alexander Summers
    , total of five persons:
                   one male age 10 & under 15 (?)
                   one male age 50 & under 60 (Alexander)
                   one female age 10 & under 15 (?)
                   one female age 30 & under 40 (?)
                   one female age 50 & under 60 (wife Mary Ann)
Last Edited Date=30 Apr 2016