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