Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Thompson Pond Plantation, Maine, in the 1820 Census - As of 1830, Part of Poland in Androscoggin County and Otisfield in Oxford County

Thompson Pond Plantation, Maine, in Cumberland County, in the 1820 Federal Census.

What was once Thompson Pond Plantation is now part of:

  • New Gloucester in Cumberland County - southeastern part, but this occurred 4 years before the 1820 Census. The Shakers, who designated this area as Thompson's Pond Plantation in 1782, still maintain an active village.
  • Otisfield in Oxford County (1830)
  • Poland in Androscoggin County (1830)

Enumerated population of Thompson Pond Plantation in the 1820 Census: 180 [right side cut off]

Enumerator: Josiah Dunn, Jr. of Poland, Maine

Enumeration of Thompson Pond Plantation consists of all or parts of Sheets 325-327; use the arrow at top left of each image to page forward.

Boundary changes to Thompson Pond Plantation since 1820:

  • part set off to Otisfield in 1830
  • part set off to Poland in 1830
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.

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.

Not in alphabetical order - read through the entire list or "find in page".

Names of Heads of HouseholdsSheet #
Phineas Moss325
Benjamin Moss325
Nathaniel Edwards, Jr.325
Gideon Davis325
William Johnson325
William Maxwell325
Jeremiah Johnson326
Joseph Johnson326
Moses Hodsdon, Jr.326
Moses Hodsdon326
Curtis Walker326
James Walker326
John McDaniel326
Nathaniel Gammon326
Jesse Brown326
Job Snell326
William Hodsdon326
Samuel Partridge326
David Partridge326
Mussey Howard - not sure of surname326
William Reed326
Jacob Barton326
Benjamin Bailey326
William Knight326
John Knoight - presumably John Knight326
Abram Knight327
William Schilinger - presumably William Schillinger327
Moses Berry - not sure of surname327
Isaac Estes327
William Estes327
John Varrel327
Solomon Sanbourn327

Thompson Lake

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