1830 United States Federal Census

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  • Title 1830 United States Federal Census 
    Short Title 1830 United States Federal Census 
    MEDI 10125 
    Source ID S19 
    Text This census (1830) provides names for heads of household, for about 10 to 15 percent of the population, and provides only a number count for the others.Federal census takers were asked to record information about every person who was in each household on the census day. A census taker might have visited a house on a later date, but the information he collected was supposed to be about the people who were in the house on the census day. The basic census enumeration unit was the county. Each county was divided into enumeration districts, one for each enumerator. The completed forms were sent to the Commerce Department's Census Office in Washington, D.C.Federal censuses are usually reliable, depending on the knowledge of the informant and the care of the census enumerator. Information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the familyor by a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified. 
    Linked to Martin BUCHTEL
    Daniel GARWOOD, Jr.
    Richard HUMPHREYS
    James Alexander LOWRY
    Ebenezer MCKITRICK
    Henry SUMPTER
    Nicholas VAN BUSKIRK
    Peter WILLAMAN