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Census, Aug. 1, 1790. — Abstracts from Censuses. — Hawes's Census
in 1826. - State Census, March 1, 1837.
When the census was taken in 1790, Henry Dearborn was marshal of the District of Maine. The other United States marshals gave details. He gave only summary statements. Accordingly, all that was to be learned from his return is that, Aug. 1, 1790, Union contained two hundred inhabitants. Perhaps this was but little more than conjecture.
The following statements are from subsequent returns :
• Including 32 males between 16 and 18 years of age. In 1820, there were 291 persons engaged in agriculture, 7 in commerce, and 59 in manufactures.
In 1826, Mr. Noyes P. Hawes prepared the following document, giving the name and number of members of each family, and the number of houses, classified according to school districts:
SCHOOL DISTRICTS. – No. I. John Little
6 Josiah F. Day Daniel F. Harding
Bradley R. Mowry Rufus Gillmor .
Joseph Vaughan Marcus Gillmor
Susman Abrams Elisha Harding
5 Spencer Walcott Abner Pitts
John Drake Zaccheus Litchfield
Jesse Drake Elisha Bemis
Abiel Gay Ebenezer Alden
David Gay Amos Barrett
5 Elijah Gay Levi Morse
11 Amos Walker Gorham Butler
David Bullen John Butler
Aaron Young John S. Bartlett
10 13 4 6 9 12 5 6 4 9 6 8 10
Nathan Daniels Betsey Richards
* Of whom two were blind.
† Including two insane or idiots at private charge. In 1840, according to the census, there were 330 persons engaged in agriculture, 13 in commerce, 93 in manufactures and trades, 7 in navigation, 7 in the learned professions and engineering; and 4 were revolutionary pensioners.
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John Pearce Robbins
Royal Grinnell 104 Alpheus Collamore
Reuben Hills, jun.
Nathan Hills 7 Samuel Hills, 28 9 Josiah Hills
Reuben Hills 5 George Silloway 7 Josiah Hills
Jonathan Eastman 10 Jonathan Sibley 11 Patrick Tenney 6 No. V. 3 Samuel Daggett
Ebenezer Daggett 10
9 7 4 11
8 11 9 7
2 6 9
Robert Thompson 7 Timothy Stewart 5 Thomas Butler
Penty Walcott . 10 Jonathan Carriel
Jonathan Carriel, jun. 13 Isaac Booth 8 Samuel Norwood
Luther Bryant 5
William Bryant 8
James Bryant 9
Judith Clark 6
7 2 5 11 9
No. IX. John Whiting
12 John Swan John Fogler
Charles R. Hunnewell Samuel Hills
Polly Gleason Sanford Hills
Fisher Hart Moses Morse
John M. Thorndike Nathan Daniels, jun.
4 Phillips C. Harding Robert Foster
10 Aaron Hart Mrs. Wingate
3 William Hart Benjamin Dow
4 John F. Hart Leonard Follansbee
No. X. Ezekiel Hagar
4 Martin Sidelinger Samuel Hagar
8 Leonard Bump Benjamin L. Law
Inhabitants, 1,550 ; families, 238; houses, 215; scholars, 715.
A census of the inhabitants in town, March 1, 1837, was taken by William Gleason, Esq. in conformity with an Act of the Legislature requiring it before the town could receive its proportion of the “surplus revenue.”
At that time, the number of persons under 4 years of age was 230; from 4 to 21 years of age, 742; and there were 782 persons who were more than 21 years of age, - making a total of 1,754.
POPULATION IN 1850.
Census, June 1, 1850, with Names and Ages.
The following census was also taken by William Gleason, Esq. At the time, particular attention was not given to the spelling, and probably several of the names are not printed as commonly written. Members of the same family not unfrequently spell the name differently, and there are some cases in which a person does not always observe uniformity in spelling his own name. The order in which the names were