1786 CENSUS OF TYRRELL COUNTY
This census was performed by the state of North Carolina four
years prior to the first US census in 1790. It was transcribed
from microfilm by another of our Tyrrell County "cousins,"
Gordon L. Basnight. Many thanks to Gordon for making this
available to us. The columns in the census are as follows:
Column 1 - Name of head of household
Column 2 - White males from Twenty one years old to Sixty
Column 3 - White males under Twenty one or above Sixty
Column 4 - White females of every age
Column 5 - Blacks of each sex from Twelve to Fifty
Column 6 - Blacks upwards of Fifty and under Twelve
Every attempt has been made to enter this data as exactly as
recorded by the census taker. Even obvious spelling errors
are not corrected. In some cases the original data is difficult
to decipher because the original document had faded or the
handwriting was illegible. As a result, there may be some mistakes. Most
questionable names are flagged with a "?". If you find a
discrepency between the original document and this data, please
let me know so the data can be corrected.
There were two districts for which no household names were provided.
The Gum Neck district listed the number of people in each category of
each of the 59 households in that district, but failed to list the
name of the family. The Great Alligator district only listed the
totals for each category.
The Miltail Lake district was originally in Currituck
County prior to 1739, was in Tyrrell County until 1870, and then
became part of Dare County. Thos. Everitt's district from the old
Courthouse bridge to the upper end of the county (east of Roper to
the western end of the county) was orginally in Chowan County prior
to 1739, was in Tyrrell County until 1799, and then became part of
Washington County in 1799.
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