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

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 Bexley

Name Age # in family Date Where born Connexions in the colony Profession Extent of education Health
John Day 46 * Dec 1830 * * Missionary Liberal Decline
Mary Day 26 * Feb 1824 * John Day’s wife * Reads and writes Good
John Day 6 * * In the colony Son of John and Mary Day * At school *
James Day 4 * * do do          do * * *
___, infant daughter 1 * * do Daughter of John and Mary Day * * *
James Smith 21 * Jan 1833 * Son of Carlos Sheriff Reads and writes Good
Charles Jones 16 * * * Orphan Apprentice None *
Henry Jones 14 8 * * do do do *
Charles Gray 45 * Dec1834 * * Farmer do *
Jane Grey 35 * do * Charles Gray’s wife Laborer do *
George Brooks 18 * March 1840 * * do do *
Elias Brooks 16 * do * * Housekeeper do *
Jane Nuby 24 5 do * * Farmer do *
William Blair 35 * do * * * do *
Harriet Blair 23 * March 1840 * William Blair’s wife * * *
Catherine Blair 2 * * In the colony Daughter of William and Harriet Washerwoman None *
Eliza Brooks 18 * March 1840 * * Apprentice At school *
James White 16 5 do * * Farmer None *
Samuel Maunn 28 * do * * * do *
Elsey Maunn 23 * do * Charles’ sister * At school *
Mary F. Maunn 6 * do * Elsey Maunn’s daughter Laborer None *
Armstrong Marker 29 * do * * do do *
Edward Wright 24 * Jan 1833 * * * do *
Mary Wright 22 6 do * Edward Wright’s wife Farmer do *
Charles Maunn 27 * March 1840 * * * do *
Mary Maunn 20 * do * Charles Maunn’s wife * do *
Harriet Webb 21 * do * Widow of George * do Feeble
George Maunn 2 * * In the colony Charles Maunn’s son * do *
James Maunn, infant * 5 * do do          do * * Good
Jesse Blair 29 * March 1840 * * Farmer None *
Malvina Blair 25 * do * Jesse Blair’s wife * do *
Henry A. Marker 29 * do * Malvina’s brother Farmer do *
Catherine Blair 8 * do * Jesse’s daughter * At school *
James Blair 1 * * In the colony Son of Jesse and Malvina Washerwoman * *
Tena Young 44 6 March 1840 * * Farmer None *
Solomon Winker 48 * do * * * Reads and writes *
Patsey Winker 39 * do * Solomon Winker’s wife * None Invalid
Joshua Winker 15 * do * Son of Solomon and Patsey * do Good
Martha Winker 10 * do * Daughter of Solomon and Patsey * At school *
William Winker 7 * do * * Nurse do *
Jane Winker 4 6 do * Elizabeth Washington’s son Farmer * *
Elizabeth Washington 60 * do * Elizabeth Washington’s daughter * None Sicky
Henrey Washingotn 21 * do * Orphan * do Good
Mary Washington 15 * do * do * At school *
Margaret Bornet 8 * do * do Farmer do *
Abraham Bornet 4 * do * William Whitaker’s sister * * *
William Whitaker 22 * do * * Farmer None *
Harriet A. Whitaker 20 7 do * John Taylor’s wife * do *
John Taylor 35 * do * Lucy’s sister * do *
Lucy Taylor 19 * do * * Farmer do *
Umphry White 20 * do * Isaiah Shockley’s wife * do *
Joshua Winker 12 * do * Son of Isaiah and Mary * * *
Caroline White 18 5 do * Daughter of Isaiah and Mary * * *
Isaiah Shockley 30 * Jan 1833 * * Farmer Reads and writes *
Mary Shockley 31 * do * * do None *
Isaiah Shockley 2 * * In the colony * * do *
Mary Shockley 1 4 * do * * do *
G. L. Seymore 32 * Dec 1841 * * Farmer do *
Benjamin Roe 23 * March 1840 * * * do *
George Wallace 45 * July 1827 * * * * Sicky
Milly Morell 40 4 do * George’s sister * At school Good
James Spendlove 36 * Feb 1838 * * Farmer do *
Patsey Spendlove 36 * do * James Spendlove’s wife * * *
Patsey Spendlove 18 * do * Daughter of James and Patsey * * *
George Spendlove 12 * do * Son of James and Patey * * *
James Spendlove 8 * do * do          do * * *
Peter Spendlove 2 6 * In the colony * * * *
William Burrows 45 * Jan 1833 * * Farmer None *
Milly Burrows 35 * do * William Burrow’s wife * do *
Rhoda Burrows 16 3 do * William Burrow’s daughter * At school *
Fifty Spendlove 40 * Feb 1838 * * Farmer None *
Richard Spendlove 21 * do * Fifty Spendlove’s nephew Laborer do *
Ann Spendlove 18 * do * Fifty Spendlove’s neice Washerwoman do *
James Spendlove 16 * do * Fifty Spendlove’s nephew Laborer do *
Allen J. Spendlove 14 * do * Fifty Spendlove’s son * At school *
William Spendlove 2 * * In the colony do          do * * *
Peter Spendlove 1 7 * do do          do * * *
James Whitfeild 65 * Feb 1838 * * Carpenter None Good
Sarah Whitfeild 70 * do * * * do Decline
Crawford Whitfeild 21 * do * Sarah Whitfeild’s son Carpenter do Good
William Whitfeild 14 * do * Son of James and Sarah * At school *
Margaret Whitfeild 16 * do * Orphan Apprentice None *
William Harris 36 * Jan 1832 * * Farmer do *
Judy Harris 25 * do * William Harris’ wife * do *
Mary Whitfeild 13 8 do * Orphan * do *
Charles Rix 45 * do * * Sawyer do *
Nancy Rix 36 * do * Charles Rix’s wife * do Feeble
Sarah Rix 10 * * In the colony Daughter of Charles and Nancy * At school Good
______, infant * * * do do          do * do *
Robert Brooks 10 5 March 1840 * * Apprentice None *
Silas Whitfeild 26 * Jan 1832 * * Farmer do *
Margaret Whitfeild 20 * do * Silas Whitfeild’s wife * do *
George Whifeild 6 * * In the colony Son of Silas and Margaret * At school *
Lucretia Whitfeild 4 * * do Daughter of S. and M. Whitfeild * * *
James Whitfeild 2 * * do Son of S. and M. Whitfeild * * *
______, infant * 6 * do Son of S. and M. Whitfeild * * *
Nathan Harris 31 * Jan 1829 * do          do Farmer Reads *
Vilet Harris 26 * June 1830 * * * do *
Eliza Harris 3 * * In the colony Nathan Harris’ wife * * *
George Sims 14 * Feb 1838 * Daughter of N. and V. Harris * None *
William Sims 8 5 do * Orphan * do *
Daniel Gillams 30 * do * do Farmer do *
Judy Gillam 26 * do * * * do Decline
Charles Smith Gillam 12 * do * Daniel Gillam’s wife * At school Good
Mary Smith Gillam 10 4 do * Daniel Gillam’s son * do *
Issac Henry 40 * do * Daniel Gillam’s daughter * None *
Maria Henry 41 * do * * Farmer do *
John Henry 3 * * In the colony Issac Henry’s wife * * *
_______, infant * 4 * do Son of I. and M. Henry * * *
Samuel Allen 50 * Feb 1838 * Daughter of I. and M. Henry Farmer None Feeble
Jane Allen 28 * do * * * do Good
John Allen 6 * do * Samuel Allen’s wife * At school *
Mary Allen 4 * * In the colony Samuel Allen’s son * * *
Mary Young 15 * Feb 1838 * Samuel Allen’s daughter * None *
Elizabeth Young 13 * do * Orphan * do *
George Young 10 * do * do * do *
James Holcomb 30 8 do * do * do *
Louis Sheridan 50 * do * None Farmer Liberal Sick-ill
Flora Sheridan 24 * do * * * Reads and writes Good
Malica Sheridan 16 * do * Louis Sheridan’s wife * Reads *
Mary Sheridan 12 * do * Louis Sheridan’s daighter * At school *
Caroline White 16 * March 1840 * do          do * None *
Cyrus Brown 10 * Dec 1834 * Orphan * do *
John Santer 14 * Feb 1838 * do * At school *
Robert Lane 18 * do * * * Reads and writes *
Charles Hyden 17 * do * Orphan * None *
Jane Smith 13 * do * * * do *
John Sheridan 11 * do * * * At school *
Mary Brooks 18 * March 1840 * * Cook None *
Betsy Spendlove 33 * do * * Washerwoman do *
James Spendlove 13 * do * Betsy Spendlove’s son Apprentice do *
George Spendlove 10 * do * do          do do do *
Mary Spendlove 16 16 do * Betsy Spendlove’s daughter * do *
Charles Guist 25 * do * * Plasterer Reads *
George Smith 15 2 do * * Apprentice None *