1790 Federal Census of Tyrrell County, North Carolina
Introduction and Instructions
1790 is the first year that a census performed by the United States.
The Tyrrell County Census was completed by Levi Blount around June 22,
1791. It includes the area now in Washington and Dare Counties as
well as Tyrrell County. This census was reported by Head of Family
and is broken down in the following manner:
Names of heads of families
Free white males of sixteen years and upwards, including heads of families
Free white males under sixteen years
Free white females including heads of families
All other free persons
Free non-white families were broken down in a similar manner and appear
in a separate table on page 378.
Every attempt has been made to enter this data as exactly as recorded by
the census taker. Even obvious spelling errors are not corrected. For
purposes of readability, zeros have been substituted for blanks in numeric
Overall the handwriting was excellent, however there were a few cases where is
was difficult to decipher a name. As a result, there may be some mistakes.
Most questionable names are flagged with a "?". There was some difficulty
distinguishing between "e" and "i", and between "o" and "a ". If you
find a discrepency between the original document and this data, please
let me know so this data can be corrected.
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