Census of the Colony of Liberia, September 1843 – Town of Monrovia – Page 5

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
James Eden 58 - Jan., 1833 - - School teacher Liberal Good
Rachel Eden 48 - do - Wife of James Eden - Reads do
James N. Lewis 24 - Feb., 1824 - Brother of J. N. Lewis - Liberal do
Harriet Lewis 20 - Jan., 1833 - Wife of J. N. Lewis - Reads and writes do
Sarah Eden 18 - do - Daughter of J. Eden Seamstress do do
Henry Eden 14 - do - Son of J. Eden - do do
Barbary Berry 18 - July, 1837 - - - - do
Samuel Young 14 - June, 1830 - - - None do
Edward Ray 10 9 August, 1842 - Orphan - do do
James B. Eden 25 - Jan., 1833 - Son of James Eden Carpenter Reads and writes do
Candace Eden 28 - March, 1823 - Wife of J. B. Eden - do do
—-, infant daughter - - - In the colony Daughter of J. and E. - - Feeble
Betsy Nelson 39 4 Feb., 1833 - - Nurse None Good
John W. Barbour 39 - Feb., 1824 - - Stone mason do do
Hannah Barbour 48 - do - Wife of John W. Barbour - do do
Robert N. Lewis 23 - do - Son of J. W. and Hannah Barbour Trader Reads and writes do
Thomas Barbour 14 - - In the colony do - At school do
Henry Barbour 13 - - do do - do do
Jehudah Barbour 6 - - do do - do do
Isaiah Jacox 16 - July, 1831 - - Apprentice None do
Elizabeth Jacox 15 - do - - do do do
Julia Jacox 13 - do - - do do do
John Rolls 26 10 March, 1841 - - Laborer do do
Nancy Jordan 43 - Jan., 1832 - Widow of Wily Jordan Washerwoman do do
Edward Williams 19 - do - Son of Nancy Jordan Carpenter do do
Josiah Jordan 11 - do - Son of Nancy and Wily Jordan - At school do
Alexander Jordan 9 - do - do - do do
Samuel Jordan 7 - - In the colony do - do do
Polly Whitfield 48 - March, 1826 - - Washerwoman None do
Silvia Kadet 22 - Sept., 1832 - - do do do
Moses Williams 17 8 Oct., 1831 - Son of Moses Williams, sr. Blacksmith do do
Joseph Howard 27 - Sept., 1832 - - Seaman do do
Sarah Howard 24 - Feb., 1824 - Wife of Joseph Howard - do do
Eliza Taylor 16 - Jan., 1832 - - - At school do
Thomas W. Howard 7 - - In the colony Son of Joseph Howard - do do
Aquila Howard 5 - - do Daughter of Joseph Howard - do do
Josephus Howard 1 - - do Son of Joseph Howard - - do
Lewis Curtis 9 7 - do - - None do
Julia Smith 50 - August, 1842 - Mother of Nancy Smith Nurse do do
Nancy Smith 25 - do - Daughter of Julia Smith Washerwoman do do
Juda Smith 22 - do - do - do do
Joshua Johnson 27 - do - Son of Julia Smith Laborer do do
Emily Lewis 2 5 do - Nancy’s son - - do
Isabel Rahhahman 80 - March, 1829 - Widow of Addural Rahhahman Nurse None Feeble
Simon Rahhahman 21 - Dec., 1830 - Isabel Rahhahman’s Grandson - do Good
Susan Rahhahman 17 - do - Isabel Rahhahman’s grand-daughter - Reads do
Nancy Rahhahman 15 4 do - do - do do
Peter Johnson 48 - Jan., 1827 - - Gardener None do
Pheriby Johnson 38 - Feb., 1833 - Wife of Peter Johnson Seamstress do do
Frances Thomas 14 - do - Daughter of Pheriby Johnson - At school do
Mary Bullock 25 - Jan., 1828 - - Washerwoman None do
Margaret Bullock 7 - - In the colony Daughter of Mary Bullock - At school do
Gabriel Ammons 22 6 Jan, 1828 - - Seaman None do
John Leone 37 - Jan., 1827 - - Servant do do
Rachel Leone 25 - Jan., 1828 - Wife of John Leone Seamstress do do
William Leone 9 - - In the colony Son of John and Rachel Leone - At school do
George Leone 5 - - do do - do do
Rachel Leone 7 - - do Daughter of John and Rachel Leone - do do
Addel Leone 2 6 - do Son of John and Rachel Leone - - do
A. W. Anderson 38 - Jan., 1833 - - Shoe maker Liberal do
Sarah Anderson 38 - Feb., 1824 - Wife of A. W. Anderson - None do
Thomas B. J. Anderson 3 - - In the colony son of A. W. Anderson - - do
Sally Folks 14 - June, 1832 - Orphan Apprentice None do
Thomas Anderson 18 - - In the colony - do do do
William Anderson 13 - - do - do do do
Eveline Vines 47 - Jan., 1832 - - Nurse do do
Amanda Johnson 19 - August, 1842 - - Seamstress do do
Dozy Trader 1 9 do - Son of Amanda Johnson - - do
Diver Fletcher 42 - Feb., 1828 - - Ship carpenter None do
Lucretia Fletcher 5 - - In the colony Daughter of Diver Fletcher - At school do
Fanny Fletcher 4 - - do do - do do
Thomas Fletcher 2 - - do Son of Diver Fletcher - - do
Harrietta Fletcher 19 - Feb. 1828 - - - - Good
Marsella Fletcher 9 6 - In the colony - - - do
George Crawford 44 - July, 1833 - - Carpenter Reads do
Malinda Crawford 42 2 do - Wife of George Crawford Seamstress Reads and writes do
A. B. Henderson 55 - March, 1829 - - Trader do do
Jane Henderson 37 - August, 1482 (1842?) - Wife of A. B. Henderson - Reads do
John Marshall 17 - do - Son of Jane Henderson Laborer do do
Orleans Marshall 10 - do - do - None do
Alfred Marshall 8 - do - do - do do
John Clark 6 6 - In the colony - - do do
J. W. Prout 35 - March, 1826 - - Physician Liberal do
Mary Ann Prout 32 - May, 1823 - Wife of J. W. Prout - Reads and writes do
Hester Prout 12 - - In the colony Daughter of J. W. and M. A. Prout - At school do
Jacob Prout 4 - - do Son of J. W. and M. A. Prout - do do
Elizabeth Devany 16 - - do Daughter of F. Devany - Reads and writes do
Lucretia Jones 19 6 Jan., 1833 - - Seamstress Reads do
John S. Chavers 54 - Feb., 1826 - - Grocer do do
Phebe Chavers 119 - Feb., 1824 - Wife of John S. Chavers - None Feeble
Emily Chavers 18 - Feb., 1826 - Daughter of John S. Chavers - Reads and writes Good
John H. Chavers 23 - do - Son of John S. Chavers Trader Liberal do
Henrietta Chavers 21 - Jan., 1831 - Wife of John H. Chavers - Reads and writes do
Elizabeth Duncan 11 6 do - - - At school do
Mary Ann Chase 27 - Dec., 1831 - Widow of S. Chase Seamstress None Feeble
Elizabeth Brown 14 - do - - - - Good
James Chase 10 3 - In the colony - - - do
John N. Lewis 31 - Feb., 1824 - Husband to Susannah E. Lewis Col. Secretary Liberal do
Susannah E. Lewis 28 - d0 - Daughter of C. M. Waring - Reads and writes do
Annette M. Lewis 9 - - do Daughter of J. N. and S. Lewis - At school do
Josephine Lewis 8 - - do do - do do
William Waring Lewis 5 - - do Son of J. N. and S. Lewis - do do
Leonora Lewis 2 - - do Daughter of J. N. and S. Lewis - - do
Jane Roseta, infant - - - do do - - do
Yorick Curd 28 - July, 1840 - - Laborer None do
Mary Johnson 20 - - In the colony - Nurse do do
Lydia Lewis 12 - - do - Servant do do
Fanny Ellsler 8 - - do - do do do
Delia Ellsler 8 12 - do - do do do
James Philips 50 - Feb., 1824 - - Blind do do
Thomas Philips 35 - do - Son of James Philips Trader do Invalid
Lucinda Philips 26 - June, 1830 - Wife of Thomas Philips - do Good
Henrietta Philips 21 - - In the colony - Washerwoman do do
Pleasant Palms 10 5 Feb., 1838 - Berry Tucker’s sister - do do
Thomas Hunter 28 - March, 1829 - - Grocer Reads do
Frederica Hunter 2 - - In the colony Daughter of Thomas Hunter - - do
—-, infant son - - - do Son of Thomas Hunter - - do
Carlos Smith 14 - Jan., 1833 - Hunter’s brother-in-law - Reads do
Thomas Hunter 12 - - In the colony - Apprentice None do
Jane Wilson 35 6 June, 1832 - - Nurse do do
Gloster Simpson 53 - April, 1835 - - Farmer Reads and writes do
Abigail Simpson 51 - do - Wife of Gloster Simpson - None do
Hester Ann Simpson 18 - do - Daughter of G. and A. Simpson Seamstress Reads and writes do
Nancy Simpson 9 - do - do - Reads do
George Simpson 12 5 - In the colony - Apprentice None do
Randolph Cooper 46 - March, 1829 - - Trader do do
Nancy Cooper 48 - do - Wife of R. Cooper - do do
Ichabod Cooper 8 - - In the colony Son of R. Cooper - do do
Courtney Thompson 16 - July, 1833 - - Servant do do
Julian Jones 1 5 - In the colony Son of Courtney-illegitimate - do
Elijah Johnson 54 - March, 1820 - - Missionary Reads and writes do
Rachel Johnson 45 - do - Wife of Elijah Johnson - Reads do
Ellen R. Johnson 15 - - In the colony Daughter of E. and R. Johnson - Reads and writes do
Rebecca R. Johnson 12 - - do do - do do
Jane R. Johnson 8 - - do do - At school do
Hilary Johnson 6 - - do Son of E. and R. Johnson - do do
Colinette Johnson 3 - - do Daughter of E. and R. Johnson - - do
—-, infant daughter - - - do do - - do
Christopher Days 10 - - do - Apprentice None do
Betsey 6 - - do - do do do
Thomas 10 11 - do - do At school do
David Moore 56 - April, 1835 - - Shoemaker and T. Reads and writes do
Rebecca Moore 45 - do - Wife of David Moore - None do
Lewis Moore 12 - do - Nephew of Rebecca Moore - do do