1840 Green County Census


Transcribed by Dixie McMillen

The 1840 census was begun on 1 June 1840. The enumeration was to be completed within nine months but was extended to eighteen months.

Questions asked on this census also included number of slaves and "free colored persons" in age categories. There were also categories for deaf, dumb, and blind persons and aliens. This census also asked for the first time the ages of revolutionary war pensioners. It also included the number of occupants engaged in various occupations, number in school, number over 21 not able to read and write, and the number insane.

I have transcribed only the head of household, pensioner if any, and number of males and females. I urge you to view the entire census for information on your ancestors regarding other history.

This microfilm was obtained from NARA.

The key to all the columns are:
Males: under 5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, 60-70, 70-80, 80-90, 90-100, 100+
Females: same as males


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