Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Bridgton, Maine, in the 1820 Census

Bridgton, Maine, in Cumberland County, in the 1820 Federal Census

Enumerated population of Bridgton, Maine in the 1820 Census: 1159 or 1160

Enumerator: Stephen Swett

Enumeration of Bridgton consists of all or parts of Sheets 4-18; 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 since 1820:

  • land set off to form Naples in 1834
  • part of Denmark annexed in 1842
  • "Texas" area annexed from Fryeburg and Denmark in 1847
  • piece set off to Naples in 1856
  • pieces set off to Harrison in 1866 and 1877
  • boundary with Harrison defined in 2003 as center of Long Lake

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.

Name of Head of HouseholdSheet #
Robert Andrews4
Samuel J. Andrews4
Nathaniel Balke4
Reuben Ball4
Joseph Burnal4
Jonathan Barnard4
Aaron Beaman4
Betsey Broadstreet4
David Broadstreet4
Joseph Brocklebank4
Daniel Barnard4
Asa Barker4
Jonathan Barker5
Will Barker5
Asa Barker, Jr.5
Moses Bisbee5
Ips Burnham - presumably Epps Burnham5
Daniel Burnham5
Nathaniel Burnham, Jr.5
Daniel Burnham5
Artemas Brigham5
Simeon Burnham5
Jacob Bray5
Nathaniel Burnham5
Parker Brown5
Jeremiah Bennet5
Will Bennet6
Freeman Blake6
E. P. Barnard6
Stephen Beaman6
Daniel Brigham6
Zeano Burnham6
Isaac Berry6
Levi Berry6
Benjamin Chaplain6
John Chaplain6
Abijah Carter6
Ebenezer Carsley6
Simeon Carswell - either Jr. or middle initial J6
Nathan Church7
Benjamin Cleaves7
Ebenezer Choat7
Joseph Chase or Chafe7
Rufus Chase7
G. W. Cushman7
Collis Jesse7
Moses Chase or Chass7
Abner Dodge7
Joshua Dennet7
Benjamin Dorman7
Thomas Dresser7
Hazen Danforth8
Richard Davis8
Nathan Dodge8
Samuel Davis8
Zachariah Davis8
Abner Devenport8
William Daniels8
William Emerson8
Joshua Emerson8
James Emerson8
Sally Emerson8
Jacob Elsworth8
Samuel Emerson8
Jonathan Fesenden9
John Fowler9
Moody Foster9
Isaac Farnsworth9
Samuel Farnsworth9
Frances Foster - enumerator could have meant Francis9
Lovell Fairbrother9
Austin S. Frisbee9
Peter Frost9
David Fowler9
David Foster9
Anna Foster9
Polly Giles10
Theodore Gibb10
Jesse Gibbs10
Jonathan Green10
Simeon Griff10
Richard Gage10
Ezra Goold10
Elisha Grant10
Nathaniel Howe10
Jacob Hazen10
Josiah Hail10
Nathanel Hail10
David Hail, Jr.10
Jeremiah Hail11
Nathaniel Hilton11
James Hibbard11
Enoch Hazen11
Will Hazen11
Simeon Howard11
Josiah Howard11
Samuel Ingalls11
Asa Ingalls 2d11
Phinehas Ingalls11
Alfred Ingalls11
Nathan Ingalls11
Frances Ingalls - enumerator may have meant Francis11
Isaiah Ingalls12
Asa Ingalls12
Theodore Ingalls12
Frances Ingalls - Enumerator may have meant Francis12
Reuben Ingall12
Samuel Jordan12
Nathaniel Jacobs12
Asa Johnson12
Bartholomew Jordan12
Jedediah Kimbal12
Benjamin Kimball12
Ebenezer Kilborn12
Edward Kenard13
Richard Kitson13
Nathaniel Kenard13
Edward Kenard, Jr.13
John Kilborn, Jr.13
Betsey Kelog13
Sibel Kingman - perahps Sybil13
John Kilborn13
Peter Kimbal13
Will Libby13
Aaron Littlefield13
John Lambson13
Valentine Little13
George Lewis14
True Lovitt14
Derias Long14
James Libby14
John Mead14
Benjamin Morton14
Jonathan Merril14
Robert Morrison14
Nathaniel Martin14
Pelatiah March14
Noble Merserve14
James Morrison14
John Morris14
John Martin14
Sophia Mead15
Elijah Potter15
Nathan Pendexter15
Thomas Perley15
Daniel Perley15
Asa Potter15
Will Peabody15
John Peabody15
Enoch Perley15
John Perley15
Bennet Pike15
Dudley Purkins15
Michael Plumer15
Stephen Paine15
W. F. Riggs16
William Rogers16
John Russell16
Joseph Sears16
James Stevens16
Levi Seavy16
Benning Symes16
Luther Stone16
Moses Stickney16
Richard Smith - possibly Jr. or middle initial J16
Daniel Smith16
E. H. Scribner16
Enoch Stiles, Jr.16
Thos Stone17
James Sampson, Jr.17
Abner Smith17
Will Stone17
Isaiah Smith17
Abner Seaver17
Thomas Trott17
Archable Thompson - presumably Archibald17
Michael Webb17
James Webb17
Reuel Wright17
Edmund Watson17
Benjamin Whitney17
John Willet17
Will Woodberry17
Caleb Woodbery18
Stephen Waymouth18
G. W. Whitney18

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