Census of the Colony of Liberia, September 1843 – Town of Monrovia – Page 1

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 Monrovia

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Names Age No. in family Date Where born Connexions

in the colony

Profession Extent of education Health
Samuel Benedict 51 - August, 1835 - - Merchant and farmer. Liberal Good
Mary Benedict 44 - Jan., 1833 - S. Benedict’s wife - Reads and writes Feeble
James Benedict 13 - August, 1835 - S. Benedict’s son - do Good
Jane Drayton 65 - do - None - None Feeble
Hannah Taylor 14 - April, 1834 - - - Reads and writes Good
M. H. Dones 14 - July, 1837 - None Apprentice do do
Charles Snetter 13 - June, 1832 - do do do do
Nancy Benedict 11 - - In the colony do do None do
Sadi Benedict 15 - - do do do do do
John Benedict 15 - - do do do do do
Peter Benedict 9 - - do do do do do
William Benedict 14 - - - do do do do
Benjamin Miller 34 - Feb., 1838 - do Laborer do do
Harry Winkler 22 14 Jan., 1835 - do do do do
H. B. Mathews 46 - Jan., 1833 - - Shoe maker Reads and writes do
Lavinia Mathews 41 - do - H. B. Mathews’s wife - do do
Samuel Mathews 16 - do - H. B. Mathews’s son Shoe maker do do
Martha Mathews 14 - do - H. B. Mathews’s daughter Apprentice do do
J. Johnson 13 - —-, 1833 - - do None do
Henry Peal 6 - —-, 1833 - - do do do
J. McGill 15 7 Sept., 1839 - - do do do
Catharine Jacobs 80 - Jan., 1833 - - Huckster do Excellent for her age
Abraham Jacobs 13 - do - Catharine Jacobs’s grandson - do Good
Emma Mathews 13 - do - Catharine Jacobs’s grand-daughter - Reads and writes do
Catharine Smith 14 4 do - C. Smith’s daughter - do do
Francis Payne 30 - March, 1829 - - Merchant Liberal do
David Y. Payne 25 - do - Brother to Francis do do do
William H. Payne 21 - do - do - do do
Fully Payne 19 - - In the colony - Apprentice None do
Gilby Brown 15 - - do - do do do
Letty Payne 16 6 - do - do do do
James S. Payne 23 - March, 1829 - Brother to Francis Missionary Liberal do
Caroline Payne 21 - Feb., 1824 - James. S. Payne’s wife - do do
David M. Payne 2 3 - In the colony Son of James and Caroline Payne - - do
B. P. Yates 32 - March, 1829 - - Merchant Liberal do
Willy Ann Yates 32 - Feb., 1824 - B. B. Yates’s wife - do do
James B. Yates 5 - - In the colony Son of B. P. and W. A. Yates - - do
Caroline R. Payne 19 - March, 1829 - Sister to Willy Ann Yates - Liberal do
Beverly A. Payne 19 - do - Brother to Francis P. Yates Printer do do
Mary Yates 15 - - In the colony - Servant None do
Samuel Yates 12 - - do - Apprentice Reads and writes do
Sally Yates 10 - - - - do None do
Patty Banks 42 - - - - Servant do Feeble
James Marks 10 - - In the colony - Apprentice do Good
John Curtis 16 - - do - do do do
John Marshall 14 12 March, 1829 - - do Reads and writes do
James Hyden 38 - Jan., 1832 - - Sawyer None do
Mary Hyden 24 - March, 1829 - J. Hyden’s wife - do do
Thomas Hill 12 - - In the colony - Apprentice do do
William H. Howard 8 - - do - do do do
Addison Oliver 13 5 June, 1830 - - do do do
Edward Brown 22 - Jan., 1832 - - Carpenter do do
Elizabeth Brown 20 - March, 1825 - Edward Brown’s wife - Reads do
Sarah Brown 12 - Jan., 1832 - Edward Brown’s sister - do do
Mary Jane Brown 17 4 do - do - do do
Isaac Brown 42 - Sept., 1832 - - Carpenter None Bad health
Eliza Brown 35 - do - Isaac Brown’s wife - do Moderately good
Nancy George 14 3 Jan., 1832 - - Apprentice do Good
Thomas Cooper 40 - March, 1829 - Randolph’s brother Grocer Reads print do
Mary Cooper 35 - Jan., 1833 - Thomas Cooper’s wife - Reads and writes do
Martha Cooper 6 - - In the colony Daughter of Th. and Mary Cooper - do do
Harriet Cooper 4 - - do do - do do
Sarah Cooper 2 5 - do do - do do
Charles Scott 43 - Jan., 1832 do - Laborer None do
Saby Scott 28 - Jan., 1831 - Charles Scott’s wife - do do
Mathias Scott 16 3 do - Charles Scott’s son - - Invalid
Charles Brander 53 - March, 1821 - - Stone mason None Good
Sarah Brander 56 - do - Charles Brander’s wife Whitewasher do do
James Brander 21 - - In the colony Son of Charles and Sarah Brander Laborer None Good
Nancy Brander 14 - - do Daughter of Chas. and Sarah Brander - reads do
Jacob Brander 10 5 - do Son of Charles and Sarah Brander - do do
James Cotton 64 - Jan., 1832 - - Carpenter None Excellent
Eliza Cotton 47 - do - James Cotton’s wife - do do
Martha Cotton 19 - do - Eliza Cotton’s daughter - Reads do
Eliza Cotton 18 - do - do - Reads and writes do
Cornelia Cotton 11 - do - do - Reads Good
James Cotton, jr. 9 - - In the colony Son of James and Eliza Cotton - do do
William Brown 18 - - - - Apprentice Reads a little do
Scott Bundy 11 - - - - do do do
Peter Bundy 14 9 - - - do do do
H. Teage 38 - March, 1821 - Son of Colin and Francis Teague Merchant; editor of Liberia Herald - do
Eliza M. Teage 30 - March, 1820 - H. Teague’s wife - Liberal do
George H. Shaw 12 - - In the colony Jesse Shaw’s son - At school do
Sally Ellis 17 - - do - Servant None do
Walter Scott 14 - - do - Apprentice do do
Eveline Davenport 10 - - do - do do do
Eliza Demery 22 - March, 1826 - - do do do
William Carey 14 - In the colony Jonas Carey’s son do Printer do
Levy D. James 17 9 March, 1826 - John James’s son do do do
Roxy Ann Lomax 36 - March, 1829 - - Washerwoman None do
Samuel Lomax 20 2 do - Son of Roxy Ann Lomax Seaman Reads a litle do
John Stansbury 34 - Feb., 1828 - - Stone mason None do
Jane Stansbury 28 - Jan., 1828 - J. Stansbury’s wife - do do
Rebecca Stansbury 12 - - In the colony Daughter of J. and Jane Stansbury - At school do
David Stansbury 7 - - do Son of John and Jane Stansbury - do do
John Stansbury 4 - - do do - - do
Joseph Stansbury 3 - - do do - - do
Sarah Jane Stansbury 2 7 - do Daughter of J. and Jane Stansbury - - do
N. M. Hicks 34 - Feb., 1830 - - Merchant Liberal do
Sophia Hicks 32 - - - N. M. Hicks’s wife - Reads and writes do
Chauncy Hicks 7 - - In the colony N. M. Hicks’s son - At school do
Pauline Hicks 5 - - do N. M. Hicks’s daughter - do do
Margaret Potter 32 - Feb., 1828 - - Servant None do
Hannah Wright 12 - March, 1841 - - Apprentice Reads do
Louisa Poulson 36 - May, 1824 - - Seamstress do Feeble
Hebern Oliver 28 - Feb., 1830 - - do None Good
Martha Hunt 24 - March, 1829 - Sister to John Hunt Washerwoman do do
James Page 13 - June, 1833 - - Apprentice do do
Daniel Page 12 - do - - do do do
William Page 9 - do - - do do do
Jacob Page 7 13 do - - do do do
Richardson Buck 43 - Jan., 1832 - - Sawyer do do
Rhoda Buck 45 - do - R. Buck’s wife - do do
Mary Ann Buck 16 - do - Daughter of R. and R. Buck - Reads do
Patience Buck 4 - - In the colony do - At school do
Lucinda Bew 21 - Jan., 1832 - - - None do
David Bew 1 6 - In the colony Illegitimate - - do
Edward Curtis 38 - Feb., 1833 - - Sawyer None do
Mary Ann Curtis 40 - do - E. Curtis’s wife - do do
Patsey Collins 10 3 - In the colony - Apprentice do do
John Hunt 28 - March, 1829 - Seaman do do
Margaret Hunt 26 - do - John Hunt’s wife - do do
Jane Smith 24 - June, 1833 - - - do do
James A. Bratcher 2 - - In the colony Illegitimate - do do
Mary Warner 50 - June, 1833 - Widow of Jacob Warner - do Feeble
Margaret Luvie 6 6 - In the colony - - do Good
H. Sampson 39 - June, 1833 - - - do do
J. S. Bracher 24 2 do - H. Sampson’s son Carpenter Reads a little do
Jerry McGill 24 - Sept., 1839 - - Gardener None do
Drusilla McGill 26 - June, 1833 - Wife of Jerry McGill - do do
H. Howard 23 - do - Sister to Drusilla McGill Washerwoman do do
Peter George 13 - do - Brother to Jerry McGill - do do
J. McGill 3 - - In the colony Daughter to Drusilla McGill - At school do
Francis Dunkins 7 6 - do - - do do
Edward Howard 32 - June, 1833 - - Seaman None do
Rhoda Howard 20 - - In the colony Edward Howard’s wife - do do
Sarah Oliver 38 - July, 1841 - - - do do
Maria Curd 23 - do - - Nurse do do
Elizabeth Brown 15 5 March, 1829 - - - do do