Census Records of Grimshaws in the United States, 1790 to 1860

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As a means of gaining as much insight as possible into the immigration of Grimshaws into North America, and their subsequent “radiation” (family growth and movement through succeeding generations), a survey was conducted of readily available (published) census indexes for the U.S. Indexes of censuses through 1860 were examined.

Background Summary
Tabulation of Grimshaws in the Census Indexes

Specific Grimshaw Entries in the Indexes

Census Index References

Pre-1790 Data

1790 Census Indexes

1800 Census Indexes

1810 Census Indexes

1820 Census Indexes

1830 Census Indexes

1840 Census Indexes

1850 Census Indexes

1860 Census Indexes

Background

Although some data are available for prior years, regular censuses began in the U.S., by Congressional mandate, in 1790. A total of nearly 400 census indexes, extending from before the first “official” census in 1790 to 1860, were surveyed for this investigation.

The indexes examined are in the Genealogy Division of the Texas State Library, Austin, Texas, and the Pennsylvania Division of the Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The indexes were generally surveyed in the order in which they are shelved at Texas State Library, which is by decade of the census and then by state (alphabetically) within each decade. Indexes at the Carnegie Library were reviewed to “fill gaps” –- indexes not held by the Texas Library.

Summary Tabulation of Grimshaws in the Census Indexes

The table below provides a summary of the number of Grimshaw entries found in each decade, shown generally in the order that they were found in the survey — by decade, and then by sate, alphabetically. The total number of Grimshaws included in the census data increased from 2 before 1790 to 118 in 1860, the last census included in the survey. Grimshaws were found in 32 states over the 90-year period.

No

ST

Pre-1790

1790

1800

1810

1820

1830

1840

1850

1860

1

VA

2

4

2

3

1

4

2

MD

1

1

3

NH

1

1

1

4

SC

1

1

1

5

NY

1

3

2

2

8

18

45

6

IL

3

2

11

7

OH

1

1

2

1

8

8

8

VT

1

9

PA

3

4

2

9

7

10

TN

3

1

11

DC

1

12

IN

1

1

3

13

KY

1

1

14

MA

1

2

2

15

MI

7

16

NJ

2

1

4

17

NC

1

18

AL

2

1

19

LA

2

4

4

20

MS

2

1

21

RI

1

2

5

22

TX

1

1

23

CA

2

1

24

CT

2

1

25

DE

7

1

26

MO

1

1

27

WI

2

28

AR

1

29

GA

3

30

KS

5

31

MN

12

32

UT

3

Totals

2

3

2

14

11

22

26

67

118

Specific Grimshaw Entries in the Indexes

Additional detail on the Grimshaws found in the census indexes is shown in the tables below. For each decade, the states in which Grimshaw entries were found are listed with the name of the Grimshaw(s) and the counties where they were living.

Census Index References

A full reference citation has been prepared for all Grimshaw entries shown in the tables below. These citations are presented in a companion webpage.

A total of about 94 references (of the nearly 400 surveyed) were found to contain Grimshaw entries. The entries included in the following tables can be easily cross referenced with the citations in the companion webpage.

Pre-1790 Data

 

Virginia, 1782-87

 

Brunswick Co

 

Greenshaw, John; +1

 

1790 Census Indexes

 

Maryland

 

Frederick Co

 

Gritschall, John

New Hampshire

 

Grafton Co

 

Grimshaw, William

South Carolina

 

Newberry Co

 

Greenshaw, Chas

1800 Census Indexes

 

New Hampshire

 

Grafton Co

 

Grimshaw, William

New York

 

New York Co

 

Grimsher, Aletta

1810 Census Indexes

 

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

1820 Census Indexes

 

Virginia

 

Frederick Co

 

Grimshaw, Thomas

 

Henrico Co

 

Gremshaw, Eliza.

New York

 

Oneida Co

 

Grimshaw, Joseph

 

Clinton Co

 

Grimshaw, Zephanah

Ohio

 

Jefferson Co

 

Grinshaw, John

Pennsylvania

Beaver Co

 

Grimshaw, John; Grimshaw, William

 

Philadelphia Co

 

Grimsure, William

Tennessee

 

Williamson Co

 

Grenshaw, Daniel; Grenshaw, Sarah; Grenshaw, Randall

 

Smith Co

 

Grisha, John

1830 Census Indexes

 

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

1840 Census Indexes

 

Virginia

 

Fayette Co

 

Grimshaw, Thomas; Grimshaw, Thomas W.

 

Campbell Co

 

Grishaw, Jemima

New York

 

Oneida Co

 

Greenshaw, Joseph; Grimishan, Abraham

 

Kings Co

 

Grimshaw, George; Grimshaw, John

 

Jefferson Co

 

Grimshaw, Joseph

 

Schenectady Co

 

Grimshaw, William

 

New York Co

 

Grinshaw, JHW

 

Cayuga Co

 

Grinsha, P.

Ohio

 

Carroll Co

 

Grimshaw, Jonathan

Pennsylvania

 

Philadelphia Co

 

Grimshaw, W.

 

Dauphin Co

 

Grimshaw, William

Indiana

 

Ripley Co

 

Grishaw, Isaac

Massachusetts

 

Bristol Co

 

Grimshaw, George

 

Hampden Co

 

Grinshaw, Henry

Mississippi

 

Yazoo Co

 

Grenshan, William; Grenshawn, John

 

Hinds Co

 

Grimshaw, Daniel

New Jersey

 

Salem Co

 

Grimshaw, Hugh

Alabama

 

Perry Co

 

Greenshaw, Joseph

 

Mobile Co

 

Grimshae, Emer*

Louisiana

 

Caldwell Co

 

Grimshaw, George

 

New Orleans (City)

 

Grimsharr, James

Rhode Island

 

Newport Co

 

Grimshaw, John

Texas

 

Red River Co

 

Greenshaw, B.S.

1850 Census Indexes

 

Virginia

 

Hampshire Co

 

Grimshaw, Solomon

South Carolina

 

Lancaster Co

 

Grenshaw, S

New York

 

New York City

 

Gremshaw, WC; Grimshan, George; Grimshaw, Emma; Grimshaw, Joseph H

 

Broome Co

 

Grimshaw, Thomas

 

Cayuga Co

 

Grimshaw, Benjamin; Grimshaw, Samuel

 

Clinton Co

 

Grimshaw, John; Grimshaw, Nelson

 

Genessee Co

 

Grimshaw, Susan; Grimshaw, Betsey

 

Kings Co

 

Grimshaw, George; Grimshaw, John

 

Schenectady Co

 

Greenshaw, George

 

Ontario Co

 

Greenshaw, Thomas

 

Madison Co

 

Grimshaw, John

 

Wayne Co

 

Grimshaw, Philip

Illinois

 

Pike Co

 

Grimshaw, Charlotte; Grimshaw, William A

Ohio

 

Jefferson Co

 

Grimshaw, Joseph; Grimshaw, Joseph; Grimshaw, Samuel; Grimshaw, William; Grimshaw, John

 

Belmont Co

 

Grimshaw, Hannah

 

Columbiana Co

 

Grimshaw, Johnothan

 

Monroe Co

 

Grimshaw, Samuel

Pennsylvania

 

(no county?)

 

Grimshan, Edward

 

Philadelphia Co

 

Grimshaw, Barbara; Grimshaw, Elizabeth; Grimshaw, George; Grimshaw, Robert; Grimshaw, William; Grimshaw, William

 

Cumberland Co

 

Grimshaw, Joseph, Dr; Grinshaw, Adaline

Tennessee

 

Davidson Co

 

Grenshaw, Robt. L; Grimshaw, Rachel?

Massachusetts

 

Worcester Co

 

Grimshaw, Henry

 

Middlesex Co

 

Grimshaw, Thomas


New Jersey

 

 

 

Passaic Co

 

Grimshaw, Charles

 

Salem Co

 

Grimshaw, Hugh; Grimshaw, Joseph

 

Essex Co

 

Grimshaw, David

Louisiana

 

Orleans Co

 

John Gremshall; Grenshaw, Abraham

 

Jackson Co

 

Grimshaw, Charles; Grimshaw, Luvina

 

Caldwell Co

 

Grinshaw, L.S.

Rhode Island

 

Providence Co

 

Greenshaw, Henry

 

Kent Co

 

Grimshaw, Henry

Texas

 

Brazoria Co

 

Grenshaw, Abram

California

 

San Joaquin Co

 

Greenshaw, BW

 

Sacramento Co

 

Grimshair, W.R.

Connecticut

 

Middlesex Co

 

Grimshaw, Henry; Grimshaw, Julia

Delaware

 

New Castle Co

 

Grimshaw, Arthur H; Grimshaw, Charlotte; Grimshaw, Eliza; Grimshaw, Elizabeth; Grimshaw, Isabella; Grimshaw, Margarat A; Grimshaw, Mary

Missouri

 

St Loiuis Co

 

Grimshaw, Thomas

Wisconsin

 

Dodge Co

 

Grimshaw, Christopher

 

Waukesha Co

 

Grinshaw, Henry

 

1860 Census Indexes

 

Virginia

 

Hanover Co

 

Grenshaw, Anna F

 

Isle of Wight Co

 

Grenshaw, ES

 

Campbell Co

 

Greshaw, James; Grishaw, Abraham

Ohio

 

Cuyahoga Co

 

Grimshaw, James

 

Jefferson Co

 

Grimshaw, John; Grimshaw, Joseph; Grimshaw, Samuel

 

Monroe Co

 

Grimshaw, Samuel

 

Morgan Co

 

Grimshaw, Hannah

 

Lawrence Co

 

Grimshaw, William

 

Scioto Co

 

Grimshaw, Richard

Mississippi

 

Hinds Co

 

Grenshaw, F

Alabama

 

Mobile Co

 

Grimshaw, Thomas H

Louisiana

 

Jackson Parish

 

Grimshaw, Charles B

 

Orleans Parish

 

Grimshaw, Henry; Grimshaw, Henry; Grimshaw, James

Rhode Island

 

Providence Co

 

Grimshaw, Francis; Grimshaw, Peter; Grismhaw, William

 

Newport Co

 

Grimshaw, John; Grimshaw, Jane

California

 

Colusa Co

 

Grimshaw, BW

Connecticut

 

Middlesex Co

 

Grimshaw, Henry

Missouri

 

Marion Co

 

Grimshaw, Thomas

Arkansas

 

Hempstead Co

 

Greenshaw, Wesley W

Georgia

 

Clarke Co

 

Grenshaw, ZF

 

Polk Co

 

Greshaw, Sarah

 

Warren Co

 

Grenshaw, H

 

Troup Co

 

Grenshaw, James

 

Chatham Co

 

Grimshaw, George

Kansas

 

Arapaho Co

 

Grimshaw, A; Grimshary, P; Grimshaw, H; Grimshaw, NB; Grinshaw, L

Minnesota

 

Hennepin Co

 

Grimshaw, Eliza; Grimshaw, Kate; Grimshaw, R.E.; Grimshaw, Robert E.; Grimshaw, V.; Grimshaw, William

 

Steele Co

 

Grimshaw, Adelbert; Grimshaw, GW; Grimshaw, LB

 

Winona Co

 

Grimshaw, Benjamin; Grimshaw, Margaret; Grimshaw, Mary


Utah

 

 

 

Denver Co

 

Grimshaw, Duckworth; Grimshaw, Firth; Grimshaw, John

 

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