Census of the Colony of Liberia, September 1843 – Town of Monrovia – Page 3

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
W. Barbour 8 In the colony Apprentice None Good
Caroline Duncan 18 6 Sept., 1832 Daughter of Maria Duncan do Reads do
John Smith 36 Seaman Reads and writes do
Sarah Smith 40 Jan., 1833 Wife of John Smith None do
Mary F. Smith 3 In the colony Daughter of J. and S. Smith At school do
John Smith, infant do Son of J. and S. Smith do
Eliza Jones 22 Jan., 1833 Sister to Sarah Smith Washerwoman None do
William Jones 16 6 do Brother to Sarah Smith Apprentice do do
Henry Chase 26 Dec., 1831 Seaman do do
Caroline Chase 24 March, 1826 Wife of H. Chase do do
John Skinner 5 3 In the colony Son of Caroline At school do
Abraham Cheeseman 50 March, 1829 Trader Reads do
Patsey Cheeseman 49 do Wife of A. Cheeseman do do
William Cheeseman 17 do Son of A. and P. Cheeseman Reads and writes do
Abraham Cheeseman 15 do do do do
John Moton 8 In the colony Apprentice None do
Charles Cheeseman 5 6 do do do do
James Gray 40 August, 1842 Grocer Reads and writes Feeble
Ann Gray 21 Jan., 1833 Wife of James Gray do Good
Elizabeth Gray 10 August, 1842 Daughter of James Gray At school do
Lewis Gray 7 do Son of James Gray do do
George Willis 8 5 In the colony Orphan Apprentice None do
Lewis Fernando 47 Feb., 1824 Seaman do do
Nancy Fernando 37 May, 1823 Wife of Lewis Fernando do do
William Williams 14 April, 1834 Apprentice Reads do
Sophia Chusam 13 In the colony Daughter of J. Chusam do do
Eliza Horney 8 do Daughter of M. Vainright None do
Susan Vainright 3 6 do Daughter of M. and L. Vainright do
Dennis Olphin 30 Jan., 1834 Laborer None do
Sarah Olphin 26 Feb., 1824 Wife of Dennis Olphin Reads do
Mary Barbour 16 3 In the colony Niece to Sarah Olphin Reads and writes do
Albert Johnson 26 Jan., 1834 Carpenter None do
Eliza Johnson 33 do Wife of Albert Johnson do do
Andrew Vines 18 do Apprentice Reads do
Rebecca Brown 8 4 In the colony do At school do
Adeline Elliott 24 Jan., 1828 Washerwoman None do
Eliza White 19 July, 1841 do do do
Julia Peal 22 Jan., 1828 do do do
Charles Payne 6 In the colony Son of Julia, illegitimate At school do
Rosetta McGill 4 5 do do do
Willis Scott 26 Jan., 1831 Shoe maker None do
Rachel Scott 24 Feb., 1828 Wife of Willis Scott do do
Lewis F. Scott 7 In the colony Son of W. and Rachel Scott At school do
Joseph Scott 5 do do do do
Willis Scott 1 5 do do do
Susan Harris 55 Feb., 1824 Nurse None Feeble
Mary Williams 23 March, 1840 do do Good
Charles Washington 21 June, 1830 Cooper do do
Margaret Washington 20 Jan., 1832 Wife of C. Washington Seamstress do do
Lavinia Chapel 18 do Washerwoman do do
Mathias Liberty 19 do Brother to Margaret Laborer do do
John Ross 8 7 In the colony Apprentice At school do
Warring Whitfield 29 Jan., 1832 Carpenter None do
Lucinda Whitfield 44 March, 1829 Wife of Waring Whitfield Washerwoman do do
Eliza Turner 16 do Daughter of Lucinda Reads do
Eliza Devaneer 20 In the colony Washerwoman None do
Mary Hunter 10 do do do
John Hopkins 2 6 do Son of Eliza, illegitimate do
Andrew Green 45 Oct., 1831 Cooper None do
Julia Green 31 April, 1827 Wife of Andrew Green do do
George Green 21 Oct., 1831 Son of Andrew Green Cooper Reads do
John Green 16 do do At school do
Andrew Green, jr. 11 do do None do
Nancy Brown 18 do Washerwoman do do
Susan Prout 19 7 Feb., 1828 Seamstress Reads do
Henry Williams 24 Jan., 1832 Carpenter None do
Rebecca Williams 24 Jan., 1828 Wife of H. Williams do do
John E. Williams 2 In the colony Son of H. and R. Williams do do
Mary Hill 44 Jan., 1828 Washerwoman do do
Robert Hill 13 do Son of R. Hill Carpenter do do
Thomas Hill 9 6 In the colony do Apprentice At school do
Abram Stubblefield 28 June, 1830 Seaman None do
Mary Ann Stubblefield 23 March, 1826 Wife of Abram Stubblefield None Good
James H. Stubblefield 5 In the colony Son of A. and Mary Stubblefield At school do
Jacob Stubblefield 2 do do do
—-, infant son do do do
Amy Russell 4 6 do Orphan Apprentice do
Dempsy Taylor 50 March, 1826 Carpenter None do
Hester Taylor 47 Sept., 1832 Wife of Dempsy Taylor do do
Samuel Taylor 13 3 do Nephew of Hester Taylor Apprentice do do
William Ruffin 30 July, 1827 Carpenter do do
Mary Ruffin 24 do Wife of William Ruffin do do
Eliza Cook 24 March, 1820 Daughter of L. Cook do do
John Dailey 18 In the colony None Apprentice do do
Mary Nelson 17 5 do do Washerwoman do do
H. H. Whitfield 40 Feb., 1828 Carpenter Reads do
Fanny Whitfield 38 do Wife of H. H. Whitfield None do
Margaret Whitfield 8 In the colony Daughter of H. H. and F. Whitfield At school do
John Whitefield 3 do Son of H. H. and Fanny Whitfield do
William Vicks 16 Jan., 1834 Apprentice Reads do
Isaac Howard 7 In the colony do At school do
—-, infant son 1 do Son of H. H. and F. Whitfield do
Wilkerson Vicks 20 8 Jan., 1834 Apprentice Reads do
Stephen Poulson 21 In the colony Laborer do do
Marsella Poulson 20 2 do Wife of Stephen Poulson do do
W. W. Stewart 38 Feb., 1824 Son of Joshua Stewart Clerk of court Liberal Feeble; ulcers
Eliza A. E. Stewart 34 Aug., 1822 Wife of William Stewart Reads and writes Good
Mary Stewart 14 In the colony Daughter of W. and E. A. E. Stewart do do
Patsey Stewart 11 do do do do
Margaret Stewart 5 do do At school do
Elizabeth Sprawl 16 6 do Orphan Apprentice None do
Amos Hening 50 Dec., 1830 School teacher Liberal do
Ann Savage 13 Aug., 1835 Daughter of Elizabeth Reads and writes do
Eliza Smith 48 April, 1836 Servant None do
Mary Williams 24 Feb., 1840 Seamstress do do
Robert Williams 8 do Son of Mary Williams, illegitimate At school do
Nancy A. Thomas 18 6 Feb., 1833 Daughter of P. Johnson None do
Nathaniel Brander 47 March, 1820 Judge sup. court Liberal do
Harriet Brander 47 Feb., 1824 Wife of Nathaniel Brander Milliner Reads and writes do
Ann M. Waring 13 In the colony Daughter of C. M. and H. Waring do do
Harriet M. Waring 12 do do Reads do
Colson M. Waring 11 do Son of Colson M. and H. Waring do do
Albert Brander 3 do Son of Nath’l and H. D. Brander do
Henry Brander 11 do Son of Nathaniel Brander Reads do
Fanny Vines 18 Jan., 1832 None Servant None do
Susan Persimons 17 do do do do do
Eliza Jackson 32 Feb., 1824 do do Deaf and dumb Decline
Nathaniel White 7 In the colony Son of David and Malina White Reds Good
William H. White 5 do do do
Charles White 8 13 do Orphan Apprentice None do
Francis Burns 33 Oct., 1834 School teacher Liberal do
Amelia Burns 25 —-, 1834 Wife of Francis Burns Reads and writes do
Wilber Burns 6 In the colony Son of Francis and Amelia Burns At school do
Mary Burns 4 do Daughter of F. and Amelia Burns do
Sarah Jane Burns 2 do do do
Katurah Vines 14 Jan., 1832 Orphan Servant Reads do
Octavius Harris 18 Dec., 1834 Daughter of D. Harris Housekeeper do do
Lucy Sherman 25 July, 1836 Washerwoman do do
Rachel White 28 9 March, 1826 Housekeeper do do
Theodore G. Barbour 34 Feb., 1824 Seaman Reads and writes do
Maria Barbour 31 Feb., 1830 Wife of Theodore G. Barbour Seamstress None do
Samuel Cook 79 do Grandfather of Maria Barbour do Decline
William G. Barbour 13 In the colony Son of Theodore G. Barbour Apprentice At school Good
James Barbour 4 do Son of Theo. and Maria Barbour do
Amy Bell 15 6 Feb., 1830 Niece of Maria Barbour Seamstress None do
Gilbert Page 50 Sept., 1832 Laborer do do
Jane Page 40 Aug., 1842 Wife of Gilbert Page do do
Jane Page 20 Sept., 1832 Daughter of Gilbert Page Washerwoman do do
Ampy Page 22 do Son of Gilbert Page Laborer do Invalid
Thomas Page 19 do do do do Good
Robert Page 18 do do do do do
Nancy Page 6 In the colony Daughter of Gilbert Page At school do
Lucy Page 13 Sept., 1832 do Nurse None do
Susan Page 2 9 In the colony do do