1840 U.S. Census, Virginia, Marshall County

ID#1357, 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 265 Line 28, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Owen J. Aston, total of seven persons:
                   one male under age 5 (son Joseph)
                   one male age 5 & under 10 (son James)
                   one male age 30 & under 40 (Owen)
                   two females under age 5 (daughter Sarah & ?)
                   one female age 10 & under 15 (daughter Mary J.)
                   one female age 40 & under 50 (wife Mary)
  • Page 267 Line 3, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Wm. McGary, total of seven persons:
                   one male age 15 & under 20 (son Arthur)
                   two males age 20 & under 30 (son William & ?)
                   one male age 50 & under 60 (William)
                   one female age 10 & under 15 (daughter Sarah)
                   one female age 20 & under 30 (?)
                   one female age 50 & under 60 (wife Sarah)
  • Page 267 Line 4, Marshall County, Virginia,
              John L. Gibson, total of six persons:
                   one male age 5 & under 10 (son William P.)
                   one male age 30 & under 40 (John)
                   two females under age 5 (?)
                   one female age 5 & under 10 (?)
                   one female age 20 & under 30 (wife Mary Eliza)
  • Page 267 Line 13, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Rufus Bartlett, total of eight persons:
                   two males under age 5 (sons Idea & Erastus)
                   one male age 50 & under 60 (Rufus)
                   one female age 5 & under 10 (daughter Teresa)
                   one female age 10 & under 15 (daughter Emeline)
                   two females age 15 & under 20 (daughter Melissa & ?)
                   one female age 40 & under 50 (wife Cleopatra)
  • Page 268 Line 10, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Agnus Harris, total of four persons:
                   two males age 15 & under 20 (sons Aaron & Uriah)
                   one female age 15 & under 20 (daughter Levina?)
                   one female age 60 & under 70 (Agnus)
  • Page 269 Line 12, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Charles Harris, total of seven persons:
                   one male under age 5 (son Elias)
                   one male age 5 & under 10 (son Joseph)
                   one male age 10 & under 15 (son John)
                   one male age 30 & under 40 (Charles)
                   one female under age 5 (daughter Agnes)
                   one female age 10 & under 15 (daughter Emily)
                   one female age 30 & under 40 (wife Elizabeth "Betsy")
  • Page 269 Line 13, Marshall County, Virginia,
              Samuel Harris, total of five persons:
                   one male under age 5 (?)
                   one male age 30 & under 40 (Samuel)
                   two females under age 5 (?)
                   one female age 20 & under 30 (wife Nancy)
Last Edited Date=30 Apr 2016