Category Archives: 1860s

Bethel Burial Ground Name Index

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It seems to me that the sky has opened and I believe there is a very good reason why I’m just stumbling upon such great information this week in particular. I’m pretty sure that within the next two weeks, I’ll have reviewed both the 1837 and 1856 African American Quaker censuses. I’m hopeful that I will find my 5th great grandfather in the 1837 index. However, any find for this time period, whether my ancestors are indexed or not, is  GREAT find in my opinion. Hopefully, one day this information will become useful to someone.

Among many historical institutions in Philadelphia, Mother Bethel is one of the most influential in African American religious life. In the past few years, on a site used as a municipal playground, the old Mother Bethel burial ground has been found.  After a campaign, the site will be preserved and not desecrated for development. Also, this site could prove VERY valuable for research purposes. So while burial ground site may not have any specific resources pertinent to me, in a general sense, it may help me build a better portrait of my ancestors on a broader level.

Terry Buckalew has created an index of African Americans buried in the Bethel Burial Ground. The list is not complete but it does offer nice details, akin to what we might find on a more contemporary death certificate, i.e. cause of death. Below is a description of the index with a link to the index.

The following is an alphabetical directory of 1,617African American Philadelphians who were buried at the Bethel Burying Ground in the 400 block of Queen Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1810 to 1864. Research is only 50% complete. (Revised 10 November 2013)

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Additional information can be found here:
WECCACOE: BURYING GROUND, GARDEN, PARK AND PLAYGROUND – A HISTORICAL SKETCH AND TIMELINE FROM 1800 – 2012

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 17-25 – African Americans

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Helpful Vocabulary:

Carman ‘Driver of (horse-drawn) vehicles for transporting goods. Carmen were often employed by railway companies for local deliveries and collections of goods and parcels. Modern day van driver. Also sometimes someone who drove horse-drawn trams was called a Carman.’
Carter Carrier of goods by wagon
Chimney Sweep Chimney Cleaner
Confectioner One whose occupation it is to make or sell confections, which are preparations of fruits preserved with sugar, such as peaches, pears, melons, nuts, orange peels, etc., and/or sugar candies.
Mantua maker A dress maker – A Mantua was a loose gown worn over a petticoat and open down the front.
Ostler Originally, a Hostler was the host of an Inn or (H)ostelry. Later became the man employed to look after the horses of the visitors
Paperhanger An interior decorator who put up wallpaper.
Porter 1) Door or gate keeper 2) Carried baggage in railway stations and other public places
Stevedore A dock worker or labourer who unloads and loads ships’ cargoes.
Teamster Driver of a team horses used for hauling
Wheeler 1) Made wheels 2) Spinning wheel attendant 3) Led pit ponies underground in the pits
Wheelwright Made or repaired wheels; wheeled carriages, etc.
Whitewasher Whitewasher: One who whitewashes by using a composition of water and lime or sizing to whiten walls, ceilings, etc.

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 Final wards for 1863

Ward 17
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Davis Moses Laborer M 8 193
Ward 19
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Dito Sophia Widow F 9 272
Donovan Job M 8 242
Ruth J Roberts F 5 158
Rebecca Roberts F 5 158
Catherine Roberts F 5 158
Elizabeth Roberts F 5 158
Walker Laxine F 4 133
Wai?? Ja M 4 133
Burns Edmere M 4 104
Williams Charles R.Est M 2 65
Williams Abry F 2 65
Polk Jas K R.Est M 2 57
Apples Sebas Saw. M. M 1 2
Ward 20
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Brown Henry C Lecturer M 11 303
Higgins William Barber M 9 251
Young Cecilia F 8 238
Patton Marsha F 8 228
Young William Wheeler M 5 151
Stile Aaron Barber M 5 146
Clover Joanna F 4 97
James Lucy F 1 12
Ward 21
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Gibson John Laborer M 2 40
Bright Alfred Laborer M 2 34
Ward 22
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Pernell Esaw Farmer M 5 126
McKinsey Isaac Farmer M 5 123
Montier Charles Farmer M 5 122
Miller Gideon P Blk Smith M 5 122
Fisher Washington Laborer M 5 115
Butler Henry C Laborer M 5 110
Ballard Caroline Laundress F 5 110
Rachel Gibbs none F 2 33
Matthew Hogan Laborer M 1 9
George Darnell Farmer M 1 5
Ward 23
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Harris Perry Gardener M 6 143
James Watson Wheelwright M 5 129
Jamar Robinson Lady F 5 122
John Pride Laborer M 5 120
Rhody Pleasants Washer F 5 120
Randall Pleasants Laborer M 5 120
Eliz L McNamer Washer F 5 117
Perry Harris Laborer M 5 112
Enos Gongo Laborer M 5 111
Thomas Davis Laborer M 5 108
James Bowser Laborer M 5 106
Weldon Patience Matron F 4 102
Whitaker Charles Laborer M 4 102
Stuart William Ostler M 4 99
Stuart Jane Nurse F 4 99
Smith Edward Laborer M 4 99
Smith William Laborer M 4 99
Sommers Peter Laborer M 4 99
Robinson Gable Laborer M 4 98
Pride Mary A F 4 97
Purnell Sarah M 4 97
Pleasants William Laborer M 4 97
Little Benjamin Laborer M 4 93
Jones Frank Laborer M 4 91
Jones John Laborer M 4 91
Jeffries Henry Laborer M 4 91
Hazard Isaac Teamster M 4 90
Harrison isaiah Coachman M 4 90
Hatfield John Laborer M 4 90
Cooper Elizabeth F 4 85
Chase Samuel Laborer M 4 85
Bond Jesse Laborer M 4 84
Brake Peter R Trader M 4 84
Byard William Laborer M 4 84
Butler James Laborer M 4 84
Wallace Wm Laborer M 3 78
Parner John Laborer M 3 72
Purvis Robert Farmer M 3 72
Hackett Samuel Laborer M 3 64
Bolden Chas Laborer M 3 58
Barney JJ Laborer M 3 58
Woods Joseph M 2 54
Stevens Maryann F 2 49
Williams John M 1 26
Ricketts Peter M 1 20
Moore George Laborer M 1 15
Moore Elisha Laborer M 1 15
Miles John M 1 15
Harris James Laborer M 1 11
Harris Joseph Laborer M 1 11
Freeman Henry M 1 9
Freeman George M 1 9
Freeman Wm T M 1 9
Freeman Rachael F 1 9
Fisher Euphamea F 1 9
Chase Elias M 1 5
Chase Mary F 1 5
Chase Wm M 1 5
Ward 24
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Wilson Mrs Sarah Lady F 9 258
Ward Mrs Julia Estate F 9 258
Thomas Delisha Estate F 9 256
Sheppare Liddia Estate F 9 254
Miller Perry Lab M 9 246
Martin Lewis B Carpenter M 9 246
Lee Fenton Lab M 9 245
London Jacob Lab M 9 245
Logan Nehemiah Lab M 9 245
Bailey Peter Lab M 9 236
Black Mathas Lab M 9 236
Black Gideon Lab M 9 236
Singleton Aaron Estate M 8 224
Gibbs Matthew M 8 210
Drummon Joseph Estate M 8 207
Drummon Anna M Estate F 8 207
Peer Anthony Barber M 5 130
Parker Saml Lab M 4 100
Draper Lydia Washwoman F 4 87
Allen Leven Lab M 4 81
Robenson Perry R Lab M 3 72
Underwood Elizabeth Washerwoman F 2 52
Green Jane Washwoman F 2 37
Drisberry David Carter M 2 34
Beasly Robert Lab M 2 32
Amos Nathan Lab M 2 31
Richards David Lab M 1 20
Richards Allen Lab M 1 20
Richards James Ostler M 1 20
King John D Lab M 1 12
Hews Henderson Lab M 1 10
Harris Elias Lab M 1 10
Harris George Lab M 1 10
Grey Henderson Lab M 1 9
Emons Peter Lab M 1 7
Black Calvin Lab M 1 3
Ward 25
Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Jno Brooks M 1 6
David Bowers Lab M 1 6
Jno Rogers Lab M 1 22
Jno Stewart Lab M 1 24
Wm Butcher Lab M 2 33
Wm Butcher Sr Lab M 2 33
Henry Jefferson Lab M 2 41
Wm James Lab M 2 41
Dublin H King Coachman M 2 42

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 8 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 9 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 10 – 12 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 13 – 16 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Wards 13 – 16 – African Amercians

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A pattern emerging maybe…an urban/suburban devide? As we move farther away from the city center, the number of free people of color declines.

 

Ward 13
Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Bustill Chas Porter 45 1818 M 4 95
Ward 14
Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
William Winters Dealer M 2 54
Isaac William Barber M 4 114
Bustill J.M. Plasterer M 7 178
Jones Harriet D 7 185
Ward 15
Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Williams Henry Labor M 2 28
Knight David Barber M 3 76
Singleton Grayson ?eamman M 3 86
Sands Joshua Barber M 5 148
Ward 16
Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Griffith Aaron Waiter M 8 222

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 8 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 9 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 10 – 12 – African Americans

 

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 9 – African Americans

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One draw back in the methodology of the Census is that it was completed based on alphabetical order. No addresses are attached. However, the wards are broken down into divisions (this system is still in place today) so you can get a general sense of pockets of African Americans. In some wards and in many divisions there are no African Americans residing.

 

Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Bosser Danl Waiter 30 1833 M 1 3
Brown Isiah Waiter 30 1833 M 1 3
Bellis John Waiter 24 1839 M 1 3
Cile ? J.H. Waiter 36 1827 M 1 5
Curry Robt H Waiter 26 1837 M 1 5
Edwards Salml Waiter 26 1837 M 1 7
Forman Chas Waiter 30 1833 M 1 8
Freeman Elisha Waiter 24 1839 M 1 8
Griffin Chas Waiter 35 1828 M 1 8
Hall Saml Waiter 41 1822 M 1 10
Holden Saml Waiter 30 1833 M 1 10
Johnson Estin Waiter 25 1838 M 1 11
Ludlow Peter Waiter 26 1837 M 1 13
Parnell Chas Waiter 26 1837 M 1 19
Proctor Thos Waiter 24 1839 M 1 19
Quash George Waiter M 1 20
Redick Richard Waiter 28 1835 M 1 21
Smith Wm Waiter 32 1831 M 1 22
Sullivan Wm Waiter 28 1835 M 1 22
Stokely John Waiter 30 1833 M 1 22
Slater Felix Waiter 43 1820 M 1 22
Shorter Chas Waiter 35 1828 M 1 22
Turner Joshua Waiter 34 1829 M 1 24
Vandyke Stephen Waiter 26 1837 M 1 25
William Hiram Waiter 33 1830 M 1 26
Wheeler Risha Waiter 38 1825 M 1 26
Wensley Andrew Waiter 25 1838 M 1 26
Wilson Horace Waiter 23 1840 M 1 26
Williams Elsey Waiter 36 1827 M 1 26
Braxton Thompson Waiter 30 1833 M 2 33
Dougherty Danl Waiter 53 1810 M 2 37
Know Thos Servt 40 1823 M 2 42
Prosser A G Gent 25 1838 M 2 48
Ellis Wm B Janitor 40 1823 M 3 66
Phice Wm Servt 40 1823 M 3 79
Salles C Hair Dr M 3 82
Tucker Wm M Servt 49 1814 M 3 83
Wilson A D Hair Dresser 50 1813 M 3 86
Cliff Mancis Barber 27 1836 M 4 95
Gibson W Servt 25 1838 M 4 100
Love Rebecca Dr 32 1831 F 4 104
Price Nathan Carman 52 1811 M 7 204

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 8 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 8 – African Americans

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Please spread the word. I hope this information will be useful for someone. But more importantly I’m trying to find other genealogists that share my interest in African Americans in Philadelphia and/or New Jersey in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Below is Ward 8.

 

Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Pg
Bustill C.C. Porter M 1 3
Clayton Maj Waiter M 1 3
Coone Leo M 1 6
Davis Edwd Waiter M 1 7
Galloway Isaac Bookstore M 1 11
Hall William Waiter M 1 11
Hardy Thomas Coachman M 1 12
Johnson Matthias Waiter M 1 13
Jobes C Bookmaker M 1 13
Mayhew M M 1 17
Morgan Nathaniel Porter M 1 17
Peterson Harriet Lady F 1 21
Price J.W. Restaurant M 1 21
Roberts Samuel Waiter M 1 24
Richardson William Car driver M 1 24
Rodgers Ann Lady F 1 24
Ruffen Robt Porter M 1 24
Stevenson Jacob Engineer M 1 26
Sheppard Jackson Waiter M 1 26
Salmons Porter M 1 26
Thomas Wm St. L Barber M 1 27
Dickson Adelaide Waiter F 2 40
Davis John Sweeper M 2 40
Dillen Edward Dealer M 2 40
Downing Levi M 2 40
Heightgatge Mary Caterer F 2 44
Jones Cary Caterer M 2 45
Johnson George Dyer M 2 45
Johnson Harry Porter M 2 45
Jones William Tavern Ker M 2 45
Roland E.D. Professor Music M 2 54
Roberts Ann Cook F 2 54
Robinson Amy Lady F 2 54
Seymour Margt Waiter F 2 55
Short Spencer Porter M 2 55
Stewart Margt F 2 55
Shadd Hance Waiter M 2 55
Staton Macy House cleaner F 2 55
Stevenson D.W. Car keeper M 2 55
Tennent Magt Housekeeper F 2 56
Todd J Dealer M 2 56
Taylor John Waiter M 2 56
Thomas James W Restaurant M 2 56
Wilson Bery Coachman M 2 58
White John Restaurant M 2 58
Wondroom Mary A House cleaner F 2 59
West Mary E House cleaner F 2 59
Ayles Julia F 3 64
Butler Samuel Shop keeper M 3 65
Darris Rebecca Lady F 3 69
Dorsey Thos J Caterer M 3 69
Farbeaux Jacob Barber M 3 71
Farbeaux Mrs Lady F 3 71
Farbeaux Peter Gent M 3 71
Lewis E.A. Restaurant M 3 76
Minton H Restaurant M 3 77
Young Ridgeway Whitewasher M 3 90
Augustine James Restaurant M 4 93
Goins Willie Ann F 4 101
Given Dennis Barber M 4 101
Goutier Clara F 4 101
Jackson Peter Restaurant M 4 103
Price George Dyer M 4 113
Clay James Confectioner M 5 131
Parke Hannah F 6 179

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

 

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 7 – African Americans

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If you are looking for Philadelphia Ward 6, I do not have any material to share. After reviewing the census, I did not find any African Americans listed.  Below you will find Ward 7 listings for African Americans.

 

Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Allen Robert Furniture Store 40 1823 M 1 2
Adger Robert Storekeeper 50 1813 M 1 2
Almond Thomas Carpenter 50 1813 M 1 2
Ash Sarah Widow 50 1813 F 1 2
Abbott Jane Widow 50 1813 F 1 2
Bowers Thomas Tailor 40 1823 M 1 3
Brown Morris Shoemaker 38 1825 M 1 3
Barber Harriet Gentlewoman 35 1828 F 1 3
Brown Leiseine China store 38 1825 F 1 3
Brown Maria Widow 45 1818 F 1 3
Bowen Nicholas Porter 40 1823 M 1 3
Beans Susan Widow 40 1823 F 1 4
Connor David Restaurant 37 1826 M 1 6
Cole Joseph H 52 1811 M 1 6
Cuthin Rachael B Widow 40 1823 F 1 6
Carroll Amelia Widow 50 1813 F 1 6
Dunmore Mary Widow 40 1823 F 1 7
Damon George Carman 55 1808 M 1 7
Francis James Chimney Sweep 29 1834 M 1 9
Felton John B Shoemaker 32 1831 M 1 9
Fields Mrs. M.B. Mantua maker 30 1833 F 1 9
Hetter David Waiter 32 1831 M 1 12
Jasper Edwarad Shoemaker 26 1837 M 1 12
Johnson Robert Porter 52 1811 M 1 12
Lacount Joseph Lumberman 45 1818 M 1 14
Lewis William H Carman 48 1815 M 1 14
Lewis Peter Iron stove 52 1811 M 1 14
Lyons Richard Tool polisher 40 1823 M 1 14
Nixon Benjamin Carman 54 1809 M 1 19
Neil Richard Coachman 65 1798 M 1 19
Potter George Gent 65 1798 M 1 21
Parlow Daniel MD 43 1820 M 1 21
Punson William Gent 60 1803 M 1 21
Perr George Barber 28 1835 M 1 21
Smith Amelia Widow 55 1808 F 1 24
Smith Stephen Mercht 70 1793 M 1 24
Thongood John Shoemaker 24 1839 M 1 26
White George China store 50 1813 M 1 27
Williams William H Restaurant 36 1827 M 1 27
Williams Samuel Restaurant 40 1823 M 1 27
Ware Joel Porter 45 1818 M 1 27
Bonds Charles Porter 60 1803 M 2 31
Benton Peter Porter 70 1793 M 2 31
Banks Alexander Carpenter 49 1814 M 2 31
Bundy William Shoe store 46 1817 M 2 31
Fells James Carpenter 35 1828 M 2 37
Fisher Jonathan Carman 65 1798 M 2 37
Freeman William G Mariner 50 1813 M 2 37
Green Joseph G Dealer 50 1813 M 2 38
Garden Henry Collector 50 1813 M 2 38
Hooper John Carman 60 1803 M 2 39
Hall Morris Gent 40 1823 M 2 39
Lardner Hester Widow 35 1828 F 2 42
Lawrence Alfed Carman 75 1788 M 2 42
Longellow William N Dentist 40 1823 M 2 42
Laws William Farmer 53 1810 M 2 42
Lumpkin Mary Mrs Gentlewoman 40 1823 F 2 42
Murray George Hair cloth maker 73 1790 M 2 43
Morris Nancy Widow 40 1823 F 2 44
McKee John Gent 40 1823 M 2 45
Otto Monroe Barber 50 1813 M 2 45
Prosser James Restaurant 50 1813 M 2 49
Prosser Abigail Widow 74 1789 F 2 49
Taylor John Waiter 35 1828 M 2 55
Tomkins Richard Gent 45 1818 M 2 55
Warren Thomas Driver 55 1808 M 2 58
Wester Isaac Barber 50 1813 M 2 58
Williams Samuel M Barkeeper 55 1808 M 2 58
White Sampson Clergyman 50 1813 M 2 58
Wilson Richards Gent 43 1820 M 2 58
Wilcox Lemuel Carman 39 1824 M 2 59
Yoeman George Carman 28 1835 M 2 60
Larker Phillis Mrs Widow 88 1775 F 3 75
Smith S Morgan Hair dresser 30 1833 M 3 84
Alexander Lewis Porter 51 1812 M 4 94
Faith Alexander Perfumer 38 1825 M 4 101
Holland Daniel Waiter 50 1813 M 4 103
Harris Thomas Whitewasher 49 1814 M 4 104
Hankinson Isaiah Porter 41 1822 M 4 104
Harvey William G Restaurant 45 1818 M 4 104
Burton Henry Waiter 51 1812 M 5 127
Bailey John Lab 31 1832 M 5 127
Evens Geo Lab 40 1823 M 5 132
George Lemutte Paperhanger 50 1813 M 5 134
Harris Stephen Lab 31 1832 M 5 135
Jones Walter B Lab 45 1818 M 5 136
Meads R.K. Barber 25 1838 M 6 172

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

Other Documents

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4&5 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 4 + 5 – African Americans

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Ward 4 and 5 are included in this post due to the small number of African Americans in Ward 4.

Ward 4

Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Williams William P Hair Dresser 51 1812 M 6 147
Venning Sarah Man??? Mk 53 1810 F 7 173

Ward 5

Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Forten Charlotte Lady 72 1791 F 1 6
Dunton John G Janitor 45 1818 M 3 57
Eddy Joshua Barber 61 1802 M 3 58
Hill Louisa Dress Maker 41 1822 F 3 61
Harkins Sarah Storekeeper 40 1823 F 3 61
Jorden Thomas B Tavern Keep 59 1804 M 3 62
Shorter Hariet Storekeeper 72 1791 F 3 72
Stevens Martha Dress Maker 24 1839 F 3 72
Wyett Anna Washerwoman 55 1808 F 3 76
Wilkins Sarah Storekeeper 50 1813 F 3 76
Dougherty Charles Furrier ? 28 1835 M 5 110
Moore Elizabeth Shopkeeper 74 1789 F 5 118
Phillis Elizabeth Shopkeeper 35 1828 F 6 149

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

Other Documents
1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1- African Americans
1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 2 – African Americans
1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 3 – African Americans

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Taxable inhabitants are generally defined as all males over the age of 21 or females who owned their own property (before 1848, only widowed or single woman could own property in their own name). The first enumeration law passed in 1779[1]. In 1800 the law included the enumeration of slaves[2]; an 1821 law included the deaf and dumb[3]; an 1836 law required the enumeration of the blind[4].

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Name Surname Occupation Age Yr Born Sex Division Pg
Jones Aaron Porter 41 1822 M 3 59
Parker Elvira Lady F 4 94
Charmick James Porter 35 1828 M 5 108
Cusick Aaron Stevedore 56 1807 M 5 108
Fletcher Anthony Porter 49 1814 M 5 111
Graceland Henry Driver 26 1837 M 5 112
Haines Anna Lady 47 1816 F 5 113
Johnson Israel Porter 65 1798 M 5 114
Irvine Caroline Lady 40 1823 F 5 114
Jones Frishy Porter 36 1827 M 5 114
Wilson Alexander Porter 37 1826 M 5 126
Brown Cashamir Lady 30 1833 F 7 161
Chadrick John Coffin Maker 43 1820 M 7 163
Chase Edward Barber 58 1805 M 7 163
Durham Nathaniel Barber 37 1826 M 7 165
Fowler Mary Lady 39 1824 F 7 167
Gallway Wm Waiter 36 1827 M 7 168
Jones Frishy Barber 39 1824 M 7 170
Jackson Eliza Lady 34 1829 F 7 170
Marcus Chas Barber 40 1823 M 7 173
Cook Edward Waiter M 8 194
Saunders Genin Gentleman M 8 213

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

Other Documents
1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans
1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1 – African Americans

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia – African Americans – Ward 2

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Septennial Census Returns, 1779-1863This series contains returns for a census conducted every seven years, enumerating taxpaqyers for the purpose of determining representation in the General Assembly. Only about 11% of the original recordds have survived and the only informationa provided in most of the surviving returns is the name of the taxpayer, though occasionally the occupation is also given. The style and details of enumeration varies for the differrent counties and in different periods of time. All counties have lists of “Taxable inhabitants” and “freemen”, while others also include “inmates”. Commencing in 1800, the age, name, gender and place of residence of each slave is also frequently given and occasionally the name of the slave’s owner. Last names of slaves are usually not given because changes in ownership would have altered these over time. A few returns for Franklin County (1828, 1835, 1842), Columbia County (1821), Mifflin County (1821), and Philadelphia City (1863) provide the name, age and gender of deaf, dumb and blind inhabitants.

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Name Surname Occupation Sex Division Page
Bagwell Richard Bk Layer M 2 34
Lloyd Mary Wash Woman F 2 44
Bassett Ann Lady F 6 156
Perkins William Dealer M 8 231
Cole Aaron Waiter M 9 247
Christianson Mary Lady F 9 247
Gales Phebe Lady F 9 251
Iredell G. L. Innkeeper M 9 253
Miller William Black S. M 9 256
Masten James Driver M 9 256
Masten Elizabeth Lady F 9 256
Masten Daniel Barber M 9 256
Martin Letitia Lady F 9 256
Offet John Waiter M 9 261
Pernell B.J. Barber M 9 262
Scott William Dealer M 9 266
Taylor Margaret Dealer F 9 267
Worrock William Driver M 9 269
Wilson Robert Dealer M 9 269
Wethrington Agnes Lady F 9 270
Wethrington Joseph Musician M 9 270
Winston John Contractor M 9 270
Bergan Samuel Driver M 10 276
Benson George Waiter M 10 276
Green William H Plasterer M 10 283
Cromwell Levi Cook M 11 306
Dorman Mary Ann Dressmaker F 11 307
Hack J. W. H. MD M 11 311
Wilson Peter H Barber M 11 325

 

Source: Septennial Census Returns, 1779–1863. Box 1026, microfilm, 14 rolls. Records of the House of Representatives. Records of the General Assembly, Record Group 7. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, PA.

Other Documents:

1863 Septennial Census – Philadelphia Ward 1- African Americans