Thursday, December 2, 2021

Pownal, Maine, in the 1820 Census

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

Enumerator: Robert D. Dunning

Enumerated population of Pownal in the 1820 Census: 1051 - also on the recap sheet

Enumeration of Pownal consists of all or parts of Sheets 424-433 ; 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 Pownal since 1820:

  • land set off to North Yarmouth in 1816
  • boundary with Durham defined in 1999

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 #
Alden Austin424
Isaac Allen424
Mark Allen424
Nehemiah Allen424
Mark Allen424
Job Allen424
Moses Allen424
Jedediah Austin424
William Brown424
James Blackstone424
William Blackstone424
Russell Brown424
William Barber424
Moses Barber424
Nathaniel Blackstone424
Francis Bennet424
Noah Bennet424
Zebulon Berry424
Jacob Brown424
Peter Brown425
Heman M. Brown425
Jacob Bemus - presumably Jacob Bemis425
William Barber425
Joshua Bangs425
William Cotton425
John Cole425
Perez Chapen425
William Cleaves425
Edmund Cleaves425
Isaac Cushman425
Mary Crocker425
John G. Crocker425
Jacob Davis425
Jacob Davis, Jr.425
John Dam425
Benjamin Davis425
Michael Dyer425
Jonathan Estes426
Simeon Estes426
Richad Fitz426
Wiliam Field426
Joshua Fernald426
Benjamin Fog426
Thomas Griffin426
Samuel Grant426
John Goodin426
William Grant426
Joseph Hutchins426
Reuben Hodgedon426
Reuben Haskel426
Nathaniel Haskel426
Margaret Hutchins426
John Humphry426
David Johnson427
Simeon Jones427
William Jones427
William H. Jones427
Ebenezer Jorden427
Reuben Jorden427
Edward Knight427
Jeremiah Knight427
Levi Knight427
John Lawrance, Jr.427
Josiah Libby427
Daniel Libby427
James Libby427
Josiah Lood - perhaps Lord or Ladd427
Samuel Loring427
James Libby427
Cromwell Loring428
David Loring428
Eleazer Lake428
John Libby428
Josiah Libby428
Hanson Libby428
Joab Libby428
Abraham Libby428
Alison Libby428
Alexander Libby428
Joseph Libby428
John Lawrance or Laurance428
Charles Lawrence or Laurance428
Mercy Lawrence or Laurance428
William Merrill428
Edward Merrill428
Josiah Merrill428
Benjamin Mitchell428
Joseph Marstin428
Simeon Marstin429
Daniel Marsten429
Benjamin Mitchell429
Andrew Mann429
John Newbegin429
Jonathan Newbegin429
Thomas Noyes429
James H. Noble429
David Nichols429
David Peat or David Prat429
Daniel Plummer429
Philemon Page429
David Prat or David Peat429
Assa Page429
Thomas Paine429
Thomas Paine, Jr.429
Joseph Paine429
Elisha Pote429
Nathaniel Rideout430
John Royal430
Abraham Reid430
John Reid430
James Reid430
Robert Ryan430
James Rice430
Rufus Rice430
Calef Richardson430
Abigail Richardson430
Bradbury Richardson430
Nathaniel Rideout430
Jacob Randall430
Thomas Rowe430
Samuel Simonds430
William Sawyer430
Benjamin Sawyer430
Edward Sawyer431
Simeon Stubbs431
Jeremiah Stubbs431
John Skillings431
Cornelius Sole431
Isaac Spiller431
Alison Skillings431
Paul Sanburn431
Seth Sweetser431
Isaac Stutson431
Isaac Small431
Enos Sawyer431
Elisha Sawyer431
Benjamin Sole431
Isaac Small431
William Sawyer431
Enos Small431
Edward Thompson432
John Tuttle432
John True432
Bela True432
William Tuttle432
Jabez True432
Edward Thompson, Jr., or Edward J. Thompson432
Simeon Thort - presumably Simeon Thoits432
Simeon Tryon432
Joseph Tuttle432
Libbeus Tuttle432
Adams True432
William Tyler432
John Tyler432
Ebenezer True432
Thomas Thombs432
Perez Thorts - perhaps Perez Thoits432
Joseph Thombs432
John Tuttle, Jr.433
George Winslow433
John Whitney433
Henry Warren - middle initial I or J433
Nathaniel Walker433
Henry Wormwell433
Henry Warren433
John York433
Assa York, Jr. - although the Jr. might be crossed out433
Eliot York433
Assa York, Jr. - again, the Jr. looks to be crossed out433
Joseph York433
Daniel York433

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