CENSUS OF THE COLONY OF LIBERIA —- SEPTEMBER, 1843 – Population of the town of Bassa Cove

ROLL OF EMIGRANTS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE COLONY OF LIBERIA, WESTERN AFRICA, BY THE AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY AND ITS AUXILIARIES, TO SEPTEMBER, 1843, &c

Transcribed from “Information relative to the operations of the United States squadron on the west coast of Africa, the condition of the American colonies there, and the commerce of the United States therewith,” 28th Congress, 2d. Session, S. Doc. 150, serial 458.

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CENSUS OF THE COLONY OF LIBERIA —- SEPTEMBER, 1843

Population of the town of Bassa Cove

Name Age # in family Date Where born Connexions in the colony Profession Extent of education Health
Rhoda Davis 68 * Dec 1834 * * Carpenter None Decline
Amy Davis 50 * do * Richard Davis’ wife Nurse do Good
Charlotte Davis 16 3 do * Richard Davis’ grand-daughter * do do
Henry Beard 35 * Aug 1835 * * Merchant Reads do
Prududence Gorden 30 * Dec 1834 * * Housekeeper None do
Charles Gorden 8 * * In the colony Prudence Gorden’s son * At school do
James Gorden 6 4 * do do * do do
Stephen A. Benson 28 * Aug1822 * * Merchant Liberal do
Nancy Benson 21 * Sept 1832 * Stephen A. Benson’s wife Laborer Reads do
Nelly James 20 * Dec 1841 * * Carpenter None do
Mary Simons 4 * March 1840 * Orphan * do do
James Simons 2 * * In the colony do * * do
Stephen Jones 18 6 Aug 1835 * * * None do
T. L. Carothers 30 * do * * * do do
Nancy Carothers 26 * Dec 1834 * Thomas Carother’s wife * do do
Margaret Carothers 5 * * In the colony Daughter of T. and N. Carothers * At school do
Mary Carothers 3 * * do do          do * * do
Thomas Carothers 1 * * do Son of T. and N. Carothers * * do
Harriet Carothers 16 6 March 1840 * Orphan * Reads do
Edward Beard 50 * Aug 1834 * * * None Invalid
Elizabeth Beard 18 * do * Edward Beard’s daughter Seamstress Reads Good
Serecca Beard 14 * do * do          do * do do
Zellene Beard 12 4 do * do          do * At school do
Leach Beard 45 * do * Widow of James Beard * None do
Edward Beard 13 * do * Edward Beard’s son * Reads do
Charles Jackson 14 * April 1836 * Orphan * At school do
Henry Jackson 12 4 do * Brother to Charles Jackson * do do
Aaron P. Davis 40 * Dec 1834 * * Blacksmith Reads and writes do
Flora Davis 22 * Aug 1835 * Aaron P. Davis’ wife * None do
Walker Brumskin 18 * Dec 1834 * Orphan Apprentice do do
Walker Wright 15 * do * do do At school do
George Wright 14 5 do * do do * do
Ann Johnson 25 * April 1836 * Widow of Bruman Washerwoman None Idiot
Ann Johnson 8 * do * Daughter of B. and A. Johnson * do Good
Charles Johnson 1 * * In the colony Son of B. and A. Johnson * do do
Evelina Johnson 17 4 April 1836 * Bruman’s daughter * do do
Andrew Toliver 25 * Dec 1834 * Carpenter At school do
Celia Toliver 25 * do * Andrew Toliver’s wife * do do
Matilda Toliver 17 * do * Andrew Toliver’s sister * None do
Mary Toliver 14 * do * do          do * do Feeble
Charles Toliver 7 5 do * Andrew Toliver’s brother * do Good
Fransic Horace 48 * do * * Nurse do do
Charles Horace 22 * do * Francis Horace’s son Laborer do do
Milton Horace 20 * do * do do At school do
Sandy Horace 18 * do * do do do do
Elizabeth Horace 16 * do * Francis Horace’s daughter * do do
Moses Horace 13 * do * Francis Horace’s son * None do
Jeffry Horace 11 * do * do * do do
Philip Horace 9 * do * do * do do
Issac Walker 45 9 do * * Carpenter do do
Joseph Leftridge 35 * April 1835 * * Stone manson do do
Ellen Leftridge 22 * Dec 1834 J. Leftridge’s wife * do do
James Leftridge 5 * * In the colony Son of J. and E. Leftridge * do do
Charles Leftridge 2 * * do do          do * do do
Nancy Welles 13 * Dec 1834 * Ellen’s sister * do do
Charles Welles 12 6 do * Ellen’s brother * At school do
Achilles Toliver 23 * do * * Laborer None do
Pury Toliver 19 * Aug 1836 * Achilles Toliver’s wife * do do
____ Toliver, infant 3 In the colony Son of A. and P. Toliver * * do
Anthony W. Gardner 23 * Jan 1831 * * Trader Liberal do
Ann Gardner 18 * Aug 1835 * Anthony Gardner’s wife * Reads do
James Smith 15 * do * Orphan * None do
Piper Smith 12 4 do * do do do
Mary Ann Haws 31 * April 1836 * * Washerwoman None do
Sarah Johnson 12 * do * Mary’s daughter * At school do
Charles Johnson 8 3 do * Mary’s son * do do
Austin Major 35 * do * * Laborer None do
Ann Major 21 * do * Austin Major’s wife * At school do
Mary Major 12 * do * Austin Major’s daughter * None do
Talbert Major 40 * do * * Laborer do do
Silvy Major 19 * do * Talbert Major’s wife * do do
Agnes Hubbard 39 * do * Ann’s mother * do do
Asbury Hubbard 18 * do * Agnes Hubbard’s son Laborer do do
Wesley Hubbard 16 8 do * do          do do do do
John Dunn 50 * do * Farmer do Decline
Susan Dunn 20 * do * John Dunn’s wife * At school Good
Polly Barnes 8 * March 1840 * Orphan * * do
Elizabeth Barnes 3 * In the colony Daughter of J. and S. * None do
John Donaldson 46 * March 1840 * * Farmer do do
Keziah Donaldson 30 * do * John Donaldson’s wife do do do
Mary Donaldson 15 7 * * Keziah Donaldson’s sister * do do
Emmanuel Nutter 35 * Jan 1833 * Capenter do do
Susan Nutter 40 * * * Emmanuel Nutter’s wife * Reads and writes do
Ann Nutter 14 * Jan 1833 * Emmanuel Nutter’s sister * None do
Henry Toliver 18 * Dec 1834 * Son of Esther Toliver * Reads do
David Madison 25 * do * * * None Feeble
Charlotte Madison 50 6 July 1827 * David Madison’s wife Cook do do
Esther Toliver 45 Dec 1834 * * do At school Good
Maria Toliver 13 2 do * Esther Toliver’s daughter * Reads and writes do
Henry J. Roberts 22 March 1829 * Son of Amelia Trader do do
Isaiah Holister 18 2 Feb 1833 * Orphan Apprentice do do
Edward Lyles 30 * Feb 1838 * * Carpenter None do
Judy Lyles 20 * Dec 1834 * Edward Lyles’ wife * At school do
Margaret Lyles 12 * Feb 1838 * Edward Lyles’ daughter * do do
Benjamin Lyles 7 * do * Edward Lyles’ son * None do
William Lyles 6 5 do * do          do * do do
Samuel Caborne 67 * August 1835 * * Farmer do do
Esther Greene 75 * do * * Nurse At school Feeble
Myrick Greene 40 * do * Esther Greene’s daughter * None Good
Rebecca Greene 12 * Aug 1836 * do          do * At school do
Mary Humphries 30 * Jan 1835 * * Nurse None do
Rebecca Humphries 9 * do * Mary Humphries’ sister * Liberal do
Robert Dawson 18 7 Dec 1834 * Orphan * Reads do
Samuel Herring 24 * Feb 1835 * * Trader * do
Elizabeth Herring 18 * Aug 1835 * Samuel Herrings’ wife * * do
____, infant son * * In the colony Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Herring * * do
Mary Herring 20 Feb 1833 * Samuel Herrings’ sister * None do
Rachel Herring 8 5 * In the colony * * do do
Harmon Leiper 45 Sept 1832 * * Laborer do do
Lucinda Leiper 21 * August 1835 * Harmon Leiper’s wife * do do
Julian Simpson 18 * do * Lucinda Leiper’s sister * * do
Samanda Simpson 16 * do * do          do * At school do
Diana Leiper 2 * * In the colony Daughter of H. and Lucinda Leiper * None do
Margaret Leiper 8 6 March 1840 Harmon Leiper’s adopted child * do do
John Williams 26 * Dec 1834 * * Carpenter None do
Jane Williams 18 * do * John Williams’ wife * do do
Sarah Williams 14 * do * Jane Williams’ sister At school do
Mimy Briant 8 4 * * do          do * do do
William Wadkins 50 * Aug 1835 * * Carpenter None do
Rosenah Wadkins 28 * Dec 1834 * William Wadkins’ wife * do do
Mary J. Braxton 16 * March 1840 * Orphan Apprentice do do
Maylena Braxton 6 * do * do do At school do
James Wilson 10 * do * do do do do
Drusilla Twine 7 6 Aug 1336 * do do do do