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Census Records

State census of North Carolina, 1784-1787.

Transcription of a state census taken in North Carolina. In November 1784, the North Carolina General Assembly passed an act requiring that the census be taken. County officials conducted the state census in 1786 and 1787. Some counties named the heads of households and others counted the inhabitants only. Census lists 14,000 heads of households and provides an enumeration of individuals in each household by age, sex, and race. The following counties survive with names: Bertie, Burke, Caswell, Chowan, Duplin, Gates, Granville, Halifax, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Martin, Montgomery, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Richmond, Surry, Tyrrell, Warren, Wilkes.

  • Ancestry Library Edition: (available in all library branches):
    • North Carolina, U.S., State Census, 1784-1787


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