1800 Federal Census of Washington County, North Carolina

Introduction and Instructions


The Tyrrell and Washington County Census was the responsibility of Levi Blount, assistant to the Marshall for the District of North Carolina. This combined census was completed about the 28th day of March 1801. Page 668 of the Tyrrell County inhabitants was copied and placed with the Washington County inhabitants (page 717) several years later. The last eight columns of data (Tyrrell County page 669) were not copied to Washington County (page 717). This transcription includes the missing eight columns from the Tyrrell County data.

  • Whole number of persons in the County of Washington is 2165
  • Whole number of persons in Plymouth is 257
  • Whole number of persons in the Plymouth & Washington County is 2422

    (Note: These totals do not include the 111 Tyrrell County inhabitants that were copied to Washington County on 11-7-16.)

    This census was reported by Head of Family and is broken down in the following manner:

  • Names of heads of families
  • Free white males under 10 years of age
  • Free white males of 10 and under 16
  • Free white males of 16 and under 26, including heads of families
  • Free white males of 26 and under 45, including heads of families
  • Free white males of 45 and upwards, including heads of families
  • Free white females under 10 years of age
  • Free white females of 10 and under 16
  • Free white females of 16 and under 26, including heads of families
  • Free white females of 26 and under 45, including heads of families
  • Free white females of 45 and upwards, including heads of families
  • All other free persons except Indians not taxed
  • Slaves

    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 columns.

    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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