Census of the Colony of Liberia, September 1843 – Town of New Georgia

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 New Georgia

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Names Age No. in family Date Where born Connexions in the colony Profession Extent of education Health
John Banks 16 - Feb., 1824 - Apprentice None Good
James Allen 40 7 March, 1830 - Farmer do do
Judy Edmonson 28 - July, 1837 - Washerwoman do do
Richard Edmonson 4 - - In the colony Judy Edmonson’s son - - do
John Carter 26 - July, 1837 - Laborer None do
William Miles 22 4 Jan., 1833 - do do do
Captain Hanson 50 - March, 1830 - Farmer do do
Samuel Demery 46 - do - do do do
John Lewis 29 - do - Constable Reads do
Sally Lewis 27 4 Jan., 1831 John Lewis’s wife - None do
Stephen Bond 78 - August 1835 - Farmer Reads Decline
Jane Bond 37 - do Wife of Stephen Bond - None Good
Jack Bond 18 - do Stephen Bond’s step-son Farmer do do
Stephen Bond, jr. 3 4 - In the colony Son of Stephen and Jane Bond - - do
July Habersham 40 - July, 1827 - Farmer None do
Judy Habersham 38 - Jan., 1831 July Habersham’s wife Washerwoman do do
Ann Habersham 16 - do Judy Habersham’s sister - do do
Tamar Habersham 14 4 do do - do do
Jack Paul 46 - March, 1830 - Farmer do do
Maria Paul 25 - Jan., 1833 Jack Paul’s wife - do do
Joseph Paul 1 - - In the colony Son of Jack and Maria Paul - do do
Molly Young 10 - - do Orphan Apprentice do do
Eliza Jeff 5 5 - do do do do do
Monday Dozier 43 - July, 1827 - Farmer do do
Milly Dozier 28 - Jan., 1831 Monday Dozier’s wife - do Feeble
Hester Smith 12 - do Milly Dozier’s sister - At school Good
Jacob Dozier 2 - - In the colony Son of Monday and Milly Dozier - - do
Peter Smith 21 5 July, 1827 Brother to Milly Dozier Farmer None do
Thomas Smith 50 - March, 1830 - do do do
Pleasant Smith 32 - Feb., 1830 Thomas Smith’s wife - do do
George Smith 9 - - In the colony Son of Thomas and Pleasant Smith - At school do
Anderson Smith 5 - - do do - - do
Lucretia Smith 2 - - do Daughter of Th. And Pleasant Smith - - do
Eliza Smith 12 - - do Pleasant Smith’s sister - At school do
Mary Diggs 18 7 July, 1833 - Washerwoman None do
Keziah Coates 50 - March, 1830 - Nurse do Infirm
Thomas Kinsley 40 - do Son-in-law of Keziah Coates Farmer do Good
James Barlow 38 - do - do do do
Harriet Smith 40 - Jan., 1832 - Washerwoman do do
Lois Bolen 22 - do Harriet Smith’s daughter do do do
Barber Smith 28 - do Harriet Smith’s sister do do do
Samuel Smith 34 7 do Barber Smith’s husband Farmer do do
Harry Demery 39 - March, 1830 - do do do
Tempy Demery 26 - Jan., 1832 Harry Demery’s wife - do Feeble
Prince Habersham 40 - March, 1830 - Farmer do Invalid
Annette Habersham 26 4 Feb., 1824 Wife of Prince Habersham - do Good
Charles Davis 28 - March, 1830 - Farmer do do
Martha Davis 28 - Jan., 1832 Wife of Charles Davis - do do
Caroline Davis 7 3 - In the colony Daughter of Chas. And Martha Davis - do Feeble
Fernando Lewis 36 - March, 1830 - Farmer do Good
Mary Lewis 27 - Jjan., 1831 Fernando Lewis’s wife - do Feeble
Mary Ann Lewis 7 - - In the colony Daughter of Fern. And Mary Lewis - At school Good
Hester Lewis 4 - - do do - -
Eliza Lewis 2 - - do do - -
Lucretia Lewis 1 6 - do do - -
James Smith 34 - March, 1830 - Farmer None
Margaret Smith 26 - Jan., 1832 Wife of James Smith - do
Eliza Smith 4 - - In the colony Daughter of James and Marg. Smith - -
Henrietta Smith 2 4 - do do - -
Jesse Smith 29 - March, 1830 None Farmer None
Major Smith 33 - do do do do
Prince Habersham 51 - do do do do Decline
James Young 38 4 July, 1827 do do do Good
Sandy Walburg 35 - do - Farmer do do
Peggy Walburg 28 - Jan., 1832 Wife of Sandy Walburg - do do
Lucy Walburg 4 - - In the colony Daughter of S. and P. Walburg - - do
Jane Morell 15 - Jan., 1832 Sister of Peggy Walburg - None do
Caroline Young 30 6 do Widow of G. Young Washerwoman do do
Caroline Young 10 - - In the colony Daughter of Caroline Young - At school do
Thomas Earley 23 - June, 1833 - Sawyer None do
Maria Earley 30 - do Wife of Thomas Earley - do do
Mary Russel 13 - do Sister of Maria Earley - do do
Peter Earley 10 - - In the colony - - At school Good
Balinda Young 40 5 Jan., 1832 None Farmer None do
Smart Purvis 50 - July, 1827 - do do do
Matilda Purvis 40 - June, 1830 Smart’s wife - do do
William Purvis 10 - - In the colony Son of S. and M. Smart - At school do
John Purvis 3 - - do do - - do
—-, infant son - 5 - do do - - do
Catharine Steel 50 - July, 1841 Widow of Thomas - None Feeble
Jefferson Steel 26 - do Son of Catharine Steel Farmer do Good
Lucinda Steel 28 - do Daughter of Catharine Steel Washerwoman do do
Washington Steel 14 - do Son of Catharine Steel - do do
Albert Steel 12 - do do - At school do
Eliza Steel 10 - do Daughter of Catharine Steel - do do
Mitchell Steel 8 - do Son of Catharine Steel - do do
Samuel Steel 6 - do Son of Hannah - do do
Foster Steel 3 - do do - do do
Thomas Steel 5 - do Catharine’s grandson - do do
Jane Steel 3 11 do Catharine’s grand-daughter - - do
G. P. Wright 55 - August, 1842 - Farmer Reads do
Sarah Wright 55 - do Wife of George P. Wright - None Feeble
Easter Wright 22 - do Daughter of G. and S. Wright - - Good
Ezra Wright 19 - do Son of G. and S. Wright - Reads do
George B. Wright 15 - do do - do do
James Wright 9 6 do do - None do
G. Marshall 35 - July, 1827 - Farmer do do
Samuel Marshall 5 - - In the colony George’s son - do do
Venus Walburg 31 - Jan., 1833 - Washerwoman do do
Moses Kinsley 37 - July, 1827 - Farmer do do
James Kinsley 6 - - In the colony Son of Moses Kisley - At school do
Peter Kinsley 4 - - do do - do do
Jane Johnson 52 - June, 1832 - Nurse - Decline
Samuel Demery 40 - August, 1832 - Farmer - Good
Mary Demery 31 - June, 1832 Samuel’s wife - - do
George Demery 6 - - In the colony Samuel’s son - At school do
Jack Bond 37 - July, 1827 - Farmer do do
Lewis Smith 28 - do - do - do
Glasco Smith 38 13 August, 1831 - Laborer - do