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Danvers and Middleton widows 1790

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The goal of this project is to document the women (likely all widows) listed as heads of households in the 1790 census returns for Danvers and Middleton, adjoining towns in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Right now this project just has one member, me: B. J. Jamieson.

List of women heads of households in the 1790 census for Danvers:

Name 1790 censusHousehold 1790 censusSize
Mehitable Crosbie0-1-34
Hepsibah Southwic0-0-11
Desire Reed0-1-23
Patty Webb0-0-22
Jemima Welman0-0-22
Patience Osborn0-0-22
Lois Osborn1-0-12
Esther Proctor0-0-22
Margarett Searle1-0-23
Sarah Whittredge2-0-57
Anne Osborne0-0-22
Joanna Williams1-0-34
Molly Smith0-0-33
Eunice Hire1-1-46
Betty Felton1-0-12
Sarah Wittemore0-0-22

List of women heads of households in the 1790 census for Middleton:

Name 1790 censusHousehold 1790 censusSize
Ruth Hobbs0-0-33
Rebecca Hobbs0-2-46
Sarah Marble0-0-11
Mary Wilkins1-1-24
Abigail Bradstreet1-0-12
Rebecca Thomas0-0-33
Tabetha Johnson0-0-33
Margrett Wilkins0-1-34
Ruth Elliot0-0-33

Average U.S. household size in 1790: 5.8 people

For Danvers woman headed households: 2.9 people

For Middleton woman headed households: 3.2 people

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

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