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United States Federal Census Data is available for this individual.
1790 United States Federal Census, the First United States Census, taken on 2 Aug 1790. Population = 3,929,326.
1800 United States Federal Census, the Second United States Census, taken on 4 Aug 1800. Population = 5,608,483.
1810 United States Federal Census, the Third United States Census, taken on 6 Aug 1810. Population = 7,239,881.
1820 United States Federal Census, the Fourth United States Census, taken on 7 Aug 1820. Population = 9,638,453.
1830 United States Federal Census, the Fifth United States Census, taken on 1 Jun 1830. Population = 12,866,020.
1840 United States Federal Census, the Sixth United States Census, taken on 1 Jun 1840. Population = 17,069,453. The census estimated the population of the United States at 17,100,000. The results were tabulated by 28 clerks in the Bureau of the Census.
1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh United States Census, taken on 1 Jun 1850. Population = 23,191,876. The 1850 census was a landmark year in American census-taking. It was the first year in which the census bureau attempted to record every member of every household, including women, children and slaves. Accordingly, the first slave schedules were produced in 1850. Prior to 1850, census records had only recorded the name of the head of the household and tabulated the other household members within given age groups.
1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth United States Census, taken on 1 Jun 1860. Population = 31,443,321. The results were tabulated by 184 clerks in the Bureau of the Census. This was the first census where the American Indians officially were counted, but only those who had 'renounced tribal rules'. The figure for the nation was 40,000.
1870 United States Federal Census, the Ninth United States Census, taken on 1 Jun 1870. Population = 39,818,449.
1880 United States Federal Census, the Tenth United States Census, taken on 1 Jun 1880. Population = 50,189,209. This was the first census that permitted women to be enumerators.
1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelvth United States Census, taken on 1 Jun 1900. Population = 76,212,168.
1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth United States Census, taken on 15 Apr 1910. Population = 92,228,496.
1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth United States Census, taken on 5 Jan 1920. Population = 106,021,537. This was the first census that recorded a population exceeding 100 million.
1930 United States Federal Census, the Fifteenth United States Census, taken on 1 Apr 1930. Population = 122,775,046.
1940 United States Federal Census, the Fifteenth United States Census, taken on 1 Apr 1940. Population = 132,164,569. This is the most recent Census where individuals' data has now been released to the public (by the 72-year rule).
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War of 1812 - Military Service
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Spanish American War - Military Service
World War I - Military Service
World War II - Military Service
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