A Special Bonus from the 1800 Census

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I just discovered that the 1800 Census taker for North Carolina's Salisbury District enumerated separately on the last page of the Iredell County Census the 11 heads of Household (all were owners of lots, 95 inhabitants total) for the newly established county seat of Iredell County, called "States Ville" at the time.   (The name was later changed to Statesville.)   

This was a real bonus.  All eleven Heads of Household are in Wikitree and I am in the process of finding or creating profiles for the other lot owners as part of the Iredell County One Place Study with emphasis on pre-1800 persons.   Let me know if you know any other pre 1850 Statesville, well sourced profiles.
asked in The Tree House by Anonymous Moore G2G6 (9k points)
retagged by Maggie N.
Hmm. I’ve noticed that “Salisbury District” was also used for much of Mecklenburg County just to the south. Especially including the Hopewell, Paw Creek, and Steele Creek townships where I have ancestors and collateral lines. Wonder why it shows up like that for those areas. Any ideas?
All 1800 Census in that area where from the Salisbury Census District.  It has nothing to do with the area where the people lived.   The Headquarters for the Census in Iredell, Rowan, Mecklenburg and maybe some other counties was in Salisbury.
Got it. Thanks.
That certainly is good news. And for you to create profiles is kind of you and very generous. I do not know anyone from that area but it is good to see those going out of their way to improve WikiTree.

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