1810 U.S. Census Records for Grimshaws as Recorded on Ancestry.com

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The website Ancestry.com offers online images of the entry pages of many of the censuses of the U.S., including the 1810 census. The 1810 census has been indexed by “head of household”. A search of the index for “Grimshaw” and “Grinshaw”  yielded a total of 8 entries. The Ancestry.com website address for the census search service is shown below.

http://ancestry.com/search/rectype/census/usfedcen/main.htm 

Access to the census information on Ancestry.com is available for a monthly or annual fee.

Grimshaws Listed in the 1810 U.S. Census

Images of Grimshaw Entries in the 1810 Census

Description of the 1810 Census

Previous Manual Search of Census Indexes for Grimshaws

Grimshaws Listed in the 1810 U.S. Census

The Grimshaw entries are shown in the following table. Five of the 8 Grimshaw entries are for one individual, William Grimshaw of New Hampshire. The other 3 were living in New York.

 

Name

Township

County

ST

Year

Roll

Page

Image

Grimshaw, William

Haverhill

Grafton

NH

1810

M252_23

321

263

Grimshaw, William

Haverhill

Grafton

NH

1810

M252_23

321

263

Grimshaw, William

Haverhill

Grafton

NH

1810

M252_24

321

324

Grimshaw, William

Haverhill

Grafton

NH

1810

M252_23

321

263

Grimshaw, William

Haverhill

Grafton

NH

1810

_IMAGE

321


Grimshaw, John

Dutchess

New York

NY

1810

M252_30

232

172

Grimshaw, G.

Dutchess

New York

NY

1810

M252_30

250

192

Grimshaw, Isaac

New York

New York

NY

1810

M252_32

120

183


Images of Grimshaw Entries in the 1810 Census

For each Grimshaw entry in the census, an attempt was made to obtain the associated online image. The five images for William Grimshaw were not available, but they have been obtained from another source and can be viewed on a companion webpage. William was apparently from Canada and fought in Hazen’s Regiment in the U.S. Revolutionary War before settling in New Hampshire (see companion webpage).

The other three were located and have been posted below. A larger image of the entry is provided first, followed by a more complete portion of the page on which the entry appears, including the number of male and female members of the household. The age categories for males and females are as follows: less than 10 years old, 10 to 15, 16 to 25, 26 to 44, and 45 or older. Two additional columns are for “All Other Free Persons” and “Slaves”.

John Grimshaw of Dutchess Township, New York County, New York

The following images show that there was one male between 26 and 44 (probably John) and five females — two less than 10 years old, one between 10 and 15, one between 16 and 25 and one between 26 and 44 — in the household.

G. Grimshaw of Dutchess Township, New York County, New York

The following images show that there was one male over 45 and one less than 10 years old in the household. There were also two females, one between 26 and 44 and the other between 10 and 15 years old. There may also have been a third member of the household.

Isaac Grimshaw of New York Township, New York County, New York

The following images show that there were five males, two between 26 and 44 (one of them probably Isaac), two between 10 and 16 and one less than 10 years old in the household. There were also two females, one  between 26 and 44 and the other less than 10 years old.

Description of the 1810 U.S. Census

The following description of the census is provided on the Ancestry.com website.

 

Description

 

This database details those persons enumerated in the 1810 United States Federal Census, the Third Census of the United States. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1810 Federal Census, copied from the National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, M252, 71 rolls. (If you do not initially find the name on the page that you are linked to, try a few pages forward or backward, as sometimes different pages had the same page number.)

Enumerators of the 1810 census were asked to include the following categories in the census: name of head of household, number of free white males and females in age categories: 0 to 10, 10 to 16, 16 to 26, 26 to 45, 45 and older; number of other free persons except Indians not taxed; number of slaves; and town or district and county of residence. The categories allowed Congress to determine persons residing in the United States for collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the House of Representatives. Most entries are arranged in the order of visitation, but some have been rearranged to appear in alphabetical order by initial letter of the surname. Manufacturing schedules are scattered among the 1810 population schedules. This database is certain to prove useful for those seeking early American ancestors.


Additional Information

The United States was the first country to call for a regularly held census. The Constitution required that a census of all “Persons…excluding Indians not taxed” be performed to determine the collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the House of Representatives. The first nine censuses from 1790-1870 were organized under the United States Federal Court system. Each district was assigned a U.S. marshal who hired other marshals to administer the census. Governors were responsible for enumeration in territories.

The official enumeration day of the 1810 census was 6 August 1810. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. The enumeration was to be completed within nine months, but the due date was extended by law to ten months. Schedules exist for 17 states and District of Columbia, Georgia territory, Mississippi territory, Louisiana territory, Orleans, Michigan territory, and Illinois territory. There was, however, a district wide loss for District of Columbia, Georgia, Indiana Territory, Mississippi Territory, Louisiana Territory (MO), New Jersey and Tennessee. Partial losses included Illinois Territory, which had only two counties (Randolph is extant, St. Clair is lost.), and OH, all lost except Washington County. Some of the schedules for these states have been re-created using tax lists and other records.

Taken from Chapter 5: Research in Census Records, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy by Loretto Dennis Szucs; edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (Salt Lake City, UT: Ancestry Incorporated, 1997).

William Dollarhide, The Census Book: A Genealogist’s Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes, Heritage Quest: Bountiful, UT, 2000.


Source Information:

Jackson, Ronald V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp. 1810 United States Federal Census. [database on-line] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 1999-. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the 1810 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1810 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1810 Federal Population Census. M252, 71 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

Previous Manual Search of Census Indexes for Grimshaws

Before the automated search capabilities became available on Ancestry.com, a manual search of printed census indexes was performed, as described on a companion webpage. The results of this search for the 1810 index (and a prior census) are summarized below.

 

Virginia

 

Henrico Co

 

Grenshaw, Samuel

 

Albemarle Co

 

Grenshaw, Thomas

 

Campbell Co

 

Grishaw, Isaac S.; William

New Hampshire

 

Grafton Co

 

Grimshaw, William

South Carolina

 

Pendleton Co

 

Grenqcrenshaw, Robert

New York

 

Dutchess Co

 

Grimshaw, G.; Grimshaw, John

 

New York Co

 

Grimshaw, Isaac

Illinois

 

Gallatin Co

 

Grenshaw, Abriham; Grenshaw, Elizabeth; Grenshaw, John

Vermont

 

Orange Co

 

Grimwall, John

Pennsylvania

 

Philadelphia
Co

 

Grimsheer,
William

Several additional Grimshaws besides William in New Hampshire and John, George and Isaac in New York show up in this manual survey, including Samual, Thomas, Isaac and Willliam in Virginia, Robert in South Carolina, Abraham, Elizabeth and John in Illinois, John in Vermont, and William in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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