Sunday, September 1, 2019

Penobscot County, Maine, in the 1820 Census

Penobscot County, Maine in the 1820 Census.

If you don't see a town you expect to see in the list of towns below, check to see if the town was incorporated later than 1820 and was known then by another name; or if the town changed its name after incorporation; or if it's now located in another County.

Note: until the 1850 Census, enumerators listed names of heads of households only.

Click on the town name for more information, including links to the original documents and alphabetical lists of heads of households.

Atkinson (then in Penobscot County; as of 1838 in Piscataquis County)
Bangor
Brewer
Carmel
Charleston, then known as New Charleston
Corinth
Dexter
Dixmont
Eddington
Etna
Exeter
Foxcroft (then in Penobscot County; as of 1838 in Piscataquis County); merged with Dover in 1922 to create Dover-Foxcroft
Garland
Guilford (then in Penobscot County; as of 1838 in Piscataquis County)
Hampden - contains two sheets for Newberg (now Newburgh), erroneously indexed online as Hampden
Hermon - the very top of page 1, indexed online, is actually for Newport
Jarvis Gore (became Clifton in 1849)
Levant
Matawascah (Madawaska) Parish - covers some names on east side of St. John River, now in New Brunswick
Newburgh, then Newberg - two of the three sheets covering Newburg are erroneously indexed under Hampden
Newport - three pages are indexed online under Newport; more names and the town tally appear on the first page indexed online for Hermon
Orono (incl Old Town area)
Orrington
Passadumkeag - Township 1
Sangerfield & Sangerville (then Penobscot County; as of 1838 in Piscataquis County
Sebec (then in Penobscot County; as of 1838 in Piscataquis County)
States Land Gore, near Sunkhaze - William Angove; William Bailey; Isaac Freese; William Freese; Philip Spencer
Sunkhays - Number 3 Plantation - Sunkhaze, now Milford, Maine
Williamsburgh - then in Penobscot County; as of 1838 in Piscataquis County
Plantations
Plantation #1 at Passadumkeag, West of the Penobscot River
Plantation #1, 3rd Range (Williamsburgh - see another listing for Williamsburgh above)
Plantation #1, 4th Range
Plantation #1, 5th Range
Plantation #1, 6th Range
Plantation #1, 7th Range
Plantation #2, 7th Range
Plantation #2, Granted to Waterville Baptist Institution; Heads of Households & Number in Household: Isaac Mansell, 11; Martin Pierce, 3; James Rand, 3
Plantation #3, 7th Range
Plantation #5, 8th Range
Plantation 6, 9th Range: Ichabod Thomas, with 12 in his household.
Townships
Township #2 - Solomon Littlefield; Herriman Pratt; Elijah Spencer; Benjamin Stanty
Township #4

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