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1840 Aggregate Census of Madison County

NAME OF COUNTY, &c. FREE WHITE PERSONS. FREE COLORED PERSONS. SLAVES. TOTAL. Number of persons employed in Number of pensioners for revolutionary or military services. Deaf and dumb, blind, and insane white persons. Deaf and dumb, blind, and insane colored persons. SCHOOLS, &c.
MALES. FEMALES. MALES. FEMALES. MALES. FEMALES. Mining. Agriculture. Commerce. Manufactures and trades. Navigation of the ocean. Navigation of canals, lakes, and rivers. Learned professions and engineers. Deaf & dumb Blind. Insane and idiots Deaf, dumb, and blind Insane and idiots Universities or colleges. Number of students Academies and grammar schools. Number of scholars. Primary and common schools. Number of scholars. Number of scholars at public charge. No. of white persons over 20 years of age who cannot read and write
Under 5. 5& under 10. 10& under 15. 15& under 20. 20& under 30. 30& under 40. 40& under 50. 50& under 60. 60& under 70. 70& under 80. 80& under 90. 90and under 100. 100 and upwards. Under 5. 5& under 10. 10& under 15. 15& under 20. 20& under 30. 30& under 40. 40& under 50. 50& under 60. 60& under 70. 70& under 80. 80& under 90. 90and under 100. 100 and upwards. Under10. 10 &under 24. 24 &under 36. 36 &under 55. 55 and under 100. 100 and upwards. Under 10. 10 &under 24. 24 &under 36. 36 &under 55. 55 and under 100. 100 and upwards. Under 10. 10 &under 24. 24 &under 36. 36 &under 55. 55 and under 100. 100 and upwards. Under 10. 10 &under 24. 24 &under 36. 36 &under 55. 55 and under 100. 100 and upwards. Under 14. 14 and under 25. 25 and upwards. At public charge. At private charge. Deaf and dumb. Blind. At private charge. At public charge.
Madison -
Alton city 177 117 108 98 386 255 98 30 11 4 4 188 104 100 104 217 119 52 18 10 7 1 23 20 24 6 3 12 13 20 5 3 1 1 1 2340 3 208 197 342 20 41 1 1 101 8 253 154
Upper Alton (town) 82 72 78 51 96 83 42 15 6 3 1 87 60 63 42 78 80 27 15 5 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1002 67 26 118 32 1 1 3 90 52
Upper Alton (precinct) 104 82 70 68 122 59 43 19 8 4 1 109 90 70 54 75 53 29 18 5 3 4 2 4 1 1 2 5 2 1 1108 6 284 2 13 4 3 4 111 107
Choteau and Gabourne Island 19 15 20 4 48 19 10 5 2 22 14 7 7 22 11 4 3 232 73 14 1 60 29
Edwardsville (town) 41 38 38 29 102 49 20 8 4 44 42 30 37 49 26 16 8 7 5 2 5 1 2 5 2 3 1 1 1 616 61 21 92 9 1 45 24
Edwardsville (precinct) 14 14 20 23 28 12 6 8 4 2 15 20 16 10 28 8 8 4 3 2 1 1 1 248 74 2 1 2 1 25 18
Highland 99 83 60 58 139 80 65 22 9 2 1 105 76 72 59 98 63 35 16 5 3 1 1151 348 1 26 2 1 1 5 129 123
Indian Creek and Rattans Prairie 30 31 26 16 27 19 10 8 4 1 29 23 23 21 16 17 11 4 4 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 331 86 1 1 1 25 33
Madison 40 31 31 42 87 59 23 12 2 1 42 36 30 24 47 20 14 4 1 8 9 5 6 1 4 5 3 2 589 171 6 24 8 2 3 70 69
Marine 105 82 89 66 101 71 36 21 8 1 2 1 100 66 61 49 81 41 33 14 6 1 1 1 1 1038 308 2 21 6 1 7 187 66
Monticello 50 36 37 35 148 55 27 12 4 2 1 57 30 53 100 62 31 21 14 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 788 26 199 1 41 2 4 1 84 2 50 82
Omph Gent 87 59 52 34 73 51 21 12 4 73 65 42 36 56 43 19 6 5 2 1 1 742 200 5 1 1 3 80 63
Ridge Prairie 229 210 198 157 306 148 97 66 23 4 3 1 226 179 178 153 179 136 78 39 18 4 1 11 7 5 3 1 12 2 8 2 2 1 1 2 2690 761 9 48 1 14 3 1 3 7 205 190
Silver Creek 56 44 38 33 49 30 16 10 5 2 1 55 37 38 18 41 29 9 4 7 1 1 524 152 6 2 1 3 65 36
Six Mile 96 59 61 48 186 77 39 22 5 1 1 85 57 58 52 88 43 22 13 4 1 1 4 1 2 1 2 2 2 1 1034 344 10 8 3 1 1 4 110 81
Total Madison county 1229 973 926 762 1898 1067 553 270 99 24 15 4 1 1237 899 841 766 1137 720 378 180 81 23 5 2 0 60 50 51 20 10 0 43 36 42 13 7 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 14433 35 3336 265 749 0 54 120 11 0 0 0 1 2 8 0 0 1 0 1 101 2 144 52 1445 0 1127

Citation

United States Census Bureau, “1840 Aggregate Census of Madison County,” Madison Historical, accessed August 6, 2020, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/583.

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Description

This is a transcribed copy of the 1840 federal census of Madison County, including data on the county as a whole and specific towns and precincts. The page this was taken from lists every county that existed in Illinois in 1840; this copy only lists Madison County. It includes population data broken down by race, gender, and age, including the number of enslaved and free African Americans. It also lists the number of people with disabilities broken down by race and age, as well as the number of people employed in agriculture and various industries. In addition, it lists the number of various types of schools and the number of students at each type of school.

Subjects

  • government
  • Census
  • African American
  • slavery
  • immigration
  • industry
  • agriculture
  • education
  • disabilities
  • Edwardsville
  • Alton
  • Highland
  • Madison
  • Marine

Creator

United States Census Bureau

Publisher

Blair and Rives

Date

1840

Relevant Encyclopedia Articles

Language

English

Type

  • Census

Format

  • Census Table

Coverage

  • 1840s

Identifier

  • USCB-C-0005
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