1830 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 1830 census. The 1830 census has been indexed by “head of household”. A search of the index for “Grimshaw” and “Grinshaw”  yielded a total of 7 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 1830 U.S. Census

Images of Grimshaw Entries in the 1830 Census

Description of the 1830 Census

Grimshaws Listed in the 1830 U.S. Census

The seven Grimshaw entries are shown in the following table. Three were in Pennsylvania and the other four were in Massachussets, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.

 

Name

Township

County

ST

Year

Roll

Page

Image

Grimshaw, Henry

Lowell

Middlesex

MA

1830

M19_67

162

325

Grimshaw, Hugh

Pilesgrove

Salem

NJ

1830

M19_81

346

658

Grimshaw, Joseph

Steuben

Oneida

NY

1830

M19_99

255

500

Grimshaw, John

Wells

Jefferson

OH

1830

M19_134

173

272

Grimshaw, Jonathan

Green

Beaver

PA

1830

M19_165

258

508

Grimshaw, William

Philadelphia, New Market Ward

Philadelphia

PA

1830

M19_159

209

417

Grimshaw, Willliam

W. Southwark

Philadelphia

PA

1830

M19_157

363

704

Images of Grimshaw Entries in the 1830 Census

For each Grimshaw entry in the census, an attempt was made to obtain the associated online image. Images were located for all seven Grimshaw entries 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. The columns in the census forms are as follows:

 

1

 

Male, <5 yrs

 

14

Female, <5 yrs

 

2

 

Males, 5-10 yrs

 

15

Females, 5-10 yrs

 

3

 

Males, 10-15 yrs

 

16

Females, 10-15 yrs

 

4

 

Males, 15-20 yrs

 

17

Females, 15-20 yrs

 

5

 

Males, 20-30 yrs

 

18

Females, 20-30 yrs

 

6

 

Males, 30-40 yrs

 

19

Females, 30-40 yrs

 

7

 

Males, 40-50 yrs

 

20

Females, 40-50 yrs

 

8

 

Males, 50-60 yrs

 

21

Females, 50-60 yrs

 

9

 

Males, 60-70 yrs

 

22

Females, 60-70 yrs

 

10

 

Males, 70-80 yrs

 

23

Females, 70-80 yrs

 

11

 

Males, 80-90 yrs

 

24

Females, 80-90 yrs

 

12

 

Males, 90-100

 

25

Females, 90-100

 

13

 

Males, >100 yrs

 

26

Females, >100 yrs

 

The records for the seven Grimshaws are summarized below with their respective census images.

Henry Grimshaw of Lowell Township, Middlesex County, Massachussets

Henry, age 30 to 40, was living with his wife, 20 to 30, and 10 to 15 year old son and daughter less than five years old.

Hugh Grimshaw of Pilesgrove Township, Salem County, New Jersey

Forty to fifty year old Hugh was living with his wife, 30 to 40, and three sons (one at age 15 to 20 and two 10 to 15) and three daughters, two daughters (5 to 10), and one daughter less than five.

Joseph Grimshaw of Steuben Township, Oneida County, New York

Joseph, 60 to 70 years old, was living with his wife, age 50 to 60, and daughter, age 30 to 40. Also in the home were three sons, ages 20 to 30, 15 to 20 and 10 to 15.

John Grimshaw of Wells Township, Jefferson County, Ohio

John and his wife, both age 60 to 70, were living with a son (age 15 to 20) and three daughters, two at ages 20 to 30 and one at age 15 to 20.

Jonathan Grimshaw of Green Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania

Jonathan and his wife were both age 50 to 60 and were living with one son at age 5 to 10. Also in the home were five daughters, one 20 to 30, one 10 to 15, and three between 5 and 10.

William Grimshaw of Philadelphia Township (New Market Ward), Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

William was 40 to 50 years old and was living with four sons, one age 15 to 20, one 10 to 15, and two between 5 and 10. Also in the home were four females, one 20 to 30, two 15 to 20, and one 10 to 15.

William Grimshaw of W. Southwark Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

Mr and Mrs William Grimshaw were between 50 and 60 years old and were living with three sons, two between 10 and 15 and one less than five years old. They also had two daughters, both between 10 and 15.

Description of the 1830 U.S. Census

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


What is the 1830 U.S. Federal Census?

This database details those persons enumerated in the 1830 United States Federal Census, the Fifth Census of the United States. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to the actual images of the 1830 Federal Census, copied from the National Archives and Records Administration microfilm, M19, 201 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 1830 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 5, 5 to 10, 10 to 15, 15 to 20, 20 to 30, 30 to 40, 40 to 50, 50 to 60, 60 to 70, 70 to 80, 80 to 90, 90 to 100, over 100; the name of a slave owner and the number of slaves owned by that person; the number of male and female slaves by age categories; the number of foreigners (not naturalized) in a household; and the number of deaf, dumb and blind persons within a household. 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.

The following rolls of film have not yet been linked to federal census images by Ancestry.com, and thus can not be searched in this linked index, M19: 3, 8, ,24, 27, 70-71, 137, 140, 168, 174-182, 194, 201. They have however been indexed and can be searched in the separate, unlinked, U.S. Federal Census indexes at

 

U.S. Federal Census index. For details on the contents of the film numbers that have not been linked yet, visit the following N.A.R.A. web page: N.A.R.A.. The linked images for these rolls of film will be made available on Ancestry.com in the near future. 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 1830 census was 1 June 1830. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. The count was due within six months, but the due date was extended by law to allow completion within twelve months. By 1830, there were a total of twenty-four states in the Union, with Missouri being the latest edition. The new territory of Florida also had its first census in 1830. There are no state or district wide losses, however, there were some countywide losses in Massachusetts, Maryland and Mississippi.

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. 1830 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 1830 U.S. Federal Decennial Census.1830 United States Federal Census. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1830 Federal Population Census. M19, 201 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 1830 index (and a prior census) are summarized below.

 

New York

 

New York Co

 

Grimshaw, Joseph HW

 

Oneida Co

 

Grimshaw, Joseph

Ohio

 

Jefferson Co

 

Grimshaut, John

 

Tuscarawas Co

 

Grinshaw, Amos

Pennsylvania

 

Beaver Co

 

Grimshaw, Jonathan

 

Philadelphia Co

 

Grimshaw, William; Grimshaw, William; Grimshar, Sarah

Dist of Columbia

 

Washington

 

Grishaw, Sterling H.R.

Indiana

 

Ripley Co

 

Grishaw, Isac

Kentucky

 

Harrison Co

 

Grenshaw, John

Massachusetts

 

Middlesex Co

 

Grimshaw, Henry

Mississippi

 

Hinds Co

 

Grinshaw, Geo.; + 6 more

New Jersey

 

Salem Co

 

Grimshaw, Hugh; Grimshaw, Hugh

North Carolina

 

(no county)

 

Grinshad, George W

Several additional Grimshaws appear in this list that were not found in the search of the Ancestry.com database for Grimshaws and Grinshaws.

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Webpage posted February 2004. Updated August 2004.