Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Harpswell, Maine, in the 1820 Census

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

Enumerator: Robert D. Dunning

Enumerated population of Harpswell in the 1820 Census: 1256 - also on the recap sheet

Enumeration of Harpswell consists of all or parts of Sheets 374-383; use the arrow at top left of each image to page forward. Note: there are two sheets numbered 358 - the second one has the information.

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 Harpswell since 1820:

  • in 1891 Ragged Island was annexed from Phippsburg

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 #
Ezekiel Alexander374
Ephraim Allen374
Abraham Allen374
Elisha Allen374
John Allen374
Isaac Alexander374
Sarah Alexander374
John Alexander374
John Alexander, Jr.374
Samuel Alexander374
John Black374
Jacob Bailey374
Phebe Bailey374
Simeon Blake374
John Bishop374
Joshua Bishop374
Williams Barns374
Isaac N. Bennet374
Deborough Beal - not sure of surname374
Robert Barstow - not sure of surname374
Samuel Blake374
Arthur Blake374
Isaac Bennet374
John Black, Jr.374
Courtney Bisbee375
Charles Bibber375
Paul Curtis, Jr.375
Peleg Curtis375
Paul Curtis375
Peleg Curtis375
Paul Curtis375
Nehemiah Curtis375
John Curtis375
Simeon Curtis375
Davis Curtis375
John Coombs375
William Coombs, Jr. - or William J. Coombs375
William Coombs375
Jacob Coombs375
Daniel Curtis375
Anthony Coombs375
Elisha Coombs375
James Doubty375
Silas H. Dodge375
Mary Duglass375
Elijah Duglass375
William Duglass375
Sarah Duglass375
Isaac D? - likely Isaac Darling - faint, bottom of sheet375
Benjamin D? - likely Benjamin Darling - faint, bottom of sheet375
George Duglass376
Michael Doyle376
Andrew Dunning376
Benjamin Dunning376
William Dunning376
Mary Dyer376
Leonard Dyer376
Levi Dingley376
Dolly Dinslow376
Ebenezer Duggin376
Samuel Eaton376
Joseph Eaton376
James Eastman376
Joseph Ewing376
John Ewing376
Hannah Farr376
Isaac Farr376
William Gilham376
Robert Gardner376
Ephraim Gardner376
W? Haskel - likely Ward Haskell, but "d" is raised, so could be a longer given name376
Sarah Haskel376
Betsy Hodgskins377
Abijah Hall377
Jonathan Holebrook377
Isreal Holebrook - presumably Israel377
William Hinkley377
Simeon Hopkins377
Simeon Hopkins, Jr.377
Elisha Hopkins377
Assa Higgins377
Edward Ingraham377
Charles Johnson377
Abijah Jordan377
David Johnson377
Jonathan Johnson377
Jacob Johnson377
John Johnson377
David Johnson Jr. (or J. ?)377
Joseph Johnson377
Timothy Kemp377
Samuel Leavit377
George Leavit377
Ebenezer Leavit378
Samuel C. Lambert378
John L. Lambert378
James Meryman378
Jacob Meryman378
William Meryman378
John Meryman378
Walter Meryman378
James Meryman 3d378
James Meryman 4th378
Michael Meryman378
Waitstill Meryman378
Samuel Mathews378
Clemont Martin378
Stephen Merritt378
Henry Merrit378
Henry Mansfield378
Hugh Meryman378
Timothy Meryman378
James Meryman378
Mathew Martin378
Samuel Otis378
Samuel Otis, Jr.378
Marcia Robbins379
David Orr379
William Orr379
John Orr379
Richard Orr, Jr.379
Samuel Orr379
James Orr379
Richard Orr379
George Obben379
John Pinkham379
William Pinkham379
Ebenezer Pinkham379
William Pinkham379
John Pinkham - crossed out, all tally marks crossed out379
Richard Pinkham379
Ama Pinkham379
Elijah Pinkham379
Micajah Pinkham379
Nathaniel Pinkham379
John Pennel380
Robert Purington380
Joshua Purington380
Nabby Patch380
Jane Perry380
Stephen Purington380
Paul Randall380
Benjamin Randall380
James Rodick380
Elizabeth Reid380
Benjamin Rich380
Isaac Rich380
Isaac Rich, Jr.380
David Ridley380
Mark Ridley380
Paul Raymond380
Zoath Rich - Zoeth or Zoheth380
John Reid380
John Reid, Jr.380
David Rich380
Norton Stover381
Johnson Stover381
Paul Stover381
Johnson Stover381
John Stover381
Joshua Stover381
Aleut Stover381
Aleut Stover, Jr.381
Isaac Stover381
Sylvester Stover381
Joseph Stover381
Elisha Stover381
Thomas Skolfield381
Samuel Skolfield or Lamuel Skolfield381
George Skolfield381
Lucy Snow381
Isaiah Snow381
Paul Snow381
Jesse Snow381
John Snow381
Mark Small382
Isreal Small - presumably Israel Small382
Daniel Sawyer382
Stephen Snow382
John Snow382
Ruth Snow382
Stephen Senight - perhaps variant of Sennett382
James Senight - perhaps variant of Sennett382
Sarah Smith382
Hugh Senight - perhaps variant of Sennett382
James Senight - perhaps variant of Sennett382
Marlborough Sylvester382
James Thomas382
Paul Toothaker382
Joseph Totman382
William Thomas382
Levi Totman382
James Trufant382
Josiah Totman382
Samuel Toothaker382
Phebe Toothaker383
Chloe Toothaker383
Seth Toothaker383
Jesse Thomas383
David Upton383
Simeon Wheeler383
Isaac Wallace383
Daniel Webber383
David Webber383
Andrew Webber383
David Wheeler383
David Wilson383
James Wilson383
Alexander Wilson383
James S. Wyer383
David Wilson383

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