Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in the 1820 Census

Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland County, in the 1820 Federal Census

Enumerated population of Cape Elizabeth in the 1820 Census: several figures on Sheet 370 but not sure which is the total population

Enumerator: Robert D. Dunning

Enumeration of Cape Elizabeth consists of all or parts of Sheets 359-370 ; use the arrow at top left of each image to page forward.

Note: the 1820 Federal Census lists the names of heads of households only; people in a household are tracked by age range and gender to determine the total population.

See the
list of heads of households at the end of this post.

Boundary changes to Cape Elizabeth since 1820:

  • land set off to Westbrook in 1852
  • land set off to form the new town of Cape Elizabeth in 1895, with the rest taking the name South Portland

Note: Spelling of the names of heads of households has been left as it appears in the enumerator’s hand; in some cases, for clarity, an optional spelling has been added. Your corrections and additional information are requested; please comment for the benefit of fellow researchers.

For the following reasons, be prepared to search the entire list for the object of your search:

  • Many people were not sure of the spelling of their names

  • Name spelling may have evolved throughout the person’s life

  • The enumerator may not have heard the person correctly

  • The enumerator may have interviewed someone not certain of the name of the head of household or how it was spelled

  • The enumerator may have used phonetic spellings.

  • Some enumerators grouped heads of households together by the first letter of their surname, giving an additional clue on a surname difficult to read.  Note: lists by first letter of surname are not alphabetical within that letter.

  • Some enumerators apparently grouped the names by walking through neighborhoods; in these cases, the first letter of the surname may sometimes be in error, but the information on neighboring households is valuable.

Names of Heads of HouseholdsSheet #
John Armstrong359
John Armstrong, Jr.359
Samuel Angel359
Grover Andrews359
Nathaniel Boey359
Thomas Budd - not sure of surname359
Elisha Brown359
Thomas Brown359
Ephraim Broad359
James Babb359
Alexander Boey359
? Brown - possibly Widow, possibly Elizabeth (Jackson) Brown359
Stephen Brown359
James Besfer359
Daniel Chase359
Samuel Crocket359
William Cummings359
Nathaniel Cash359
Lemuel Cobb359
William Cobb360
Isaac Cobb360
John Clark360
John Collins360
Samuel Clark360
Francis Cash360
John Cushing360
Nathaniel Cobb360
Ebenezer Dyer, Jr.360
James Davis360
Michael Duggan360
Nathaniel Dyer, Jr.360
Ebenezer Dileno360
Christopher Dyer360
Ezekiel Dyer360
Mark Dyer & son360
Mark Dyer, Jr.360
Jesse Dyer360
Robert Dyer & son360
Henry Dyer360
Ebenezer Dyer, Jr.360
William Dyer360
Edward & E. Dyer361
Caleb Dyer361
Daniel Davis361
Richard Dresser or Droper361
David Dyer361
Benjamin Dyer & Samuel Sawyer361
James Dyer361
Reuben H. Dyer361
Israel Dyer361
Robert Dyer, Jr.361
Abigail Deake361
Benjamin Dyer 2d361
Jonah Dyer361
John Dyer361
Benjamin Dyer361
James Duran361
Benjamin Dyer & Stephen361
Francis Elder361
John Emery361
John Ficket & son361
Benjamin Ficket361
Eliot Fickett362
William Fickett, Jr.362
William Fickett362
Thomas Farrow & Samuel Cash - not sure of names362
Nathaniel Fickett362
Moses Fickett362
William Fielding362
Widow Dyer362
John Davis362
Joshua Gammon362
Simeon W. Gregg362
William Gregg, Reverend362
Samuel Higgins362
Greely Hanniford362
Micah Higgins362
John Hatch362
Moses Hanscomb362
John Hunt362
Ebenezer Haskins362
Sylvanus Higgins362
Joseph Hunnewel362
Joseph Hatch362
George Haniford363
Noah Hooper363
Nathaniel Jordon363
Nathaniel Jordon 2d363
Nathaniel Jordon 3d363
Nathaniel Jordon 4th363
Nathaniel Jordon 5th363
John Jordon & son363
Israel Jordon363
Thomas Jordon363
Israel Jordon 2d363
Morrel Jordon363
Elisha Jordon363
Winter Jordan363
Dominicus Jordon363
Ignatius Jordon363
John G. Jordon363
Timothy Jordon363
Israel Jordon363
Reshworth Jordon363
John Johnson363
Thomas Jackson364
Ezekiel Jumper364
James P. Jordon364
Clement Jordon364
Woodbury Jordon364
Sarah Jordon364
Aliot Jordon - presumably Eliott Jordan364
Deborah Jordon364
Edward Jones364
David Knight364
George Knight364
William Lee - not sure of surname364
Jedediah Loveit364
Zechariah Leach364
Richard Lee364
Parker Libby364
Joseph Mills364
William Maxwell364
Jane Maxwell364
James Marriner364
Joshua Mitchel364
? Mitchel - possibly Robert Mitchel364
Sarah Miller365
Joseph Marriner365
James & Cyrus Marr365
Eleazer McKenny & son365
Henry McKenny365
Matthis Maxwel365
Stephen Maxwell365
Peter Miller365
William Maxwell, Jr.365
Michael Naason or Nadson - presumably Nason365
Charles Peables365
Tobias Pillsbury365
Joshua Pillsbury365
Nancy Pratt365
Jesse Plumer & son365
Joseph Parker365
Ebenezer Plumer365
Vincent Roberts365
Joshua Robertson365
Watson Rand365
George C. Roberts365
James Ramsbotten - presumably James Ramsbottom366
Jonathan Prout366
John Small366
Samuel Skilling366
Daniel Skilling366
Joseph Skilling366
John Skilling366
Eleazer Strout366
Antony Strout366
James Strout366
David Sawyer366
Daniel Sawyer366
Nathan Sawyer366
Peter Sawyer366
Widow Sawyer366
Elisha Sawyer366
Charles Staples366
Ebenezer Simonton366
John Stafford366
Abraham Stephens366
Winthrop Stanwood366
Barnabas Sawyer366
Jeremiah Stanford367
William Strout367
Samuel Stanwood - middle initial possibly W or D367
Thadeus Skilling367
Jonathan Sawyer367
Edward Small367
Walter Simonton367
Widow York367
Solomon Roberts367
George Strout367
Sarah Thrasher367
Zebulon Trickey367
Ebenezer Thrasher367
William Trundy367
J. Widow Tucker367
William Tuck367
William Thirstin367
George Tate367
Widow Toby367
Steven Thirstin367
Martin Webb367
Samuel Waterhouse368
Ebenezer Webster368
Ebenezer Webster, Jr.368
John Webster368
John Woodbury368
John Wheeler & son368
Nathaniel Wheeler368
Jesse Willard368
Samuel Wright368
Josiah Westcot & son368
Israel Woodbury368
Israel Woodbury, Jr.368
Daniel Willard368
Samuel Willard368
John Willard368
Peter Woodbury368
Benjamin Wiggins368
Abraham Strout368
Widow Clark368
William P. Paisted - perhaps Plaisted368
Ephraim Parrot368
Widow ? - possibly Widow Hosmer or Horner or ?368
Samuel S. Stacy369
Widow Sawyer369
John Stanford369
Ebenezer Parrot369
Widow Sawyer369
John Morgan369
Royal Tolbert369
David Stanwood369
James Merritt369
William Thirstin369
Enoch Pillsbury369
James Hays369
Jackson Brown369
Moses Moody369
John Gent369
Braddock Parmer - presumably Braddock Palmer369
John Skilling369
Richard Roberts369
Thomas Grace - not sure of surname369
John Brown369
Edward Dana - not sure of surname369
Nathaniel Cash, Jr.370
Ephraim Gent370
Richard Crocket or Crocker370
Widow Bryant370
Benjamin Waterhouse370
John Small370
Samuel Griffin370
Widow Dresser370
Joseph Dresser370
Widow Ricker370
Abigail Jordon370
Daniel Jordon370
Benjamin Dyer370
Sarah Digio370
Barzilla Richards370
Hugh Miller370

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