Mount Desert 1790 Census
Hancock County, Maine

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(updated 24 July 2015)





What was Mount Desert in 1790 is now Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont.


Head of Family Free white males
(16 and upwards, including family head)
Free white males
(under 16)
Free white females
(including family head)
All other free persons
Robinson, John 2 1 3
Tinker, David 1 2 3
Noble, Reuben 1 1 5
Reed, Jacob 2 1 4
Heath, Richard 1 2 3
Heath, William 1 2
Appleton, Francis 1 1 2
Wentworth, Enoch 1 4 1
Norwood, Stephen 1 1 4
Rich, John 4 2 5
Barton, James 1 1 5
Richardson, Stephen 4 1 3
Gott, Daniel Jr. 1 2 3
Gott, Daniel 3 3 4
Gott, Nathaniel 1 3
Gott, Joseph 1 1
Norwood, Joshua 2 4 4
Richardson, Thomas 3 3 5
Gott, Peter 1 3 4
Richardson, Thomas Jr. 1 3 1
Ward, Benjamin 1 1 3
Bowden, Samuel 1 1 1
Mayo, Joshua 3 2
Salisbury, Jabez 1 1 4
Langley, Phillip 2 3 1
Spurling1, Benjamin 1 4 2
Rich, Jonathan 1 2 4
Stanley, Sans 2 1 2
Stanley, Thomas 1 1 3
Bunker, Aaron 1 1 3
Stanley, Margaret 1
Stanley, Samuel 1 2
Stanley, John 1 1 3
Stanley, Peter 1 1 2
Flynn1, Thomas 1 1
Peach1, John 1 4 2
Moore1, Jeremiah 1 1 2
Tucker, Andrew 1 4 3
Rafanel, Augustus 1 2 4
Emerson, Samuel 1 7 2
Groo2, Joseph Jr. 1 1
Groo2, Joseph 1 1 1
Brown, Jonathan 1 2
Baker, William 1 1
Whitehorn, William 1 1
Salisbury, Reuben 1 2 5
Bunker, John 1 2
Bunker, Isaac 1 9 3
Bunker, Benjamin 2 2 3
Bunker, Mark 1
Gilley, William 1 2 3
Scott, William 1 2
Sommers3, Thomas 1 1 1
Tarr, Andrew 2 1 2
Manchester, John 2 1 3
Richardson, James Jr. 1 1 1
Manchester, John Jr. 1 1
Sargent, Stephen 2 1
Hadlock, Samuel 1 2 3
Richardson, James 2 1 4
Somes, Abraham 4 3 2
Reed, Samuel 1 3 4
Massy4, Nathaniel 1
Richardson, George 1 3
Gott, Stephen 1 1
Dodge, Ezra H. 1 2
Richardson, John G. 1 1 2
Atherton, Benjamin 1 2 2
Wasgatt1, Davis 1 2 5
Eaton, David 1 1 2
Robinson, John Jr. 1 2 2
McKenzie, John 1 2 1
Pray, Ephraim Jr. 1 1 2
Hodgdon, Joseph 1 4 4
Lunt, Abner 1 4 2
Pray, Ephraim 2 1 3
Milliken1, Samuel 1 2 4
Freeman, Reuben 3 6
Bartlett, Israel 1 4
Bartlett, David 1 1 2
Bartlett, Christopher 2 2 4
Bartlett, Christopher Jr. 1 2
Bartlett, Elias 1
Higgins, David 5 3 5
Higgins, Jesse 2 4 3
Chipar5, John 1
Mayo, Joseph 4 5 2
Hinckley1, Seth 1 2
Higgins, Elkanah 1 2 1
Thomas, Nickolas [Nicholas] 1 4 3
Thomas, John 1 2
Thomas, John Jr. 1 4 3
Thomas, Amos 1
Richardson, Daniel 1 2 2
Hadley, Simeon 2 2 7
Leland, Ezra 3 4 5
Leland, Ebenezer 2 1 3
Hopkins, Joseph 1 2 7
Salisbury, Ebenezer 4 2 6
Young, Elkanah 1 7 1
Paine, Thomas 2 3
Mason, William 1 1
Doane, Seth 1 2 4
Cousins1, John 1 1 2
Hamor1, John 1 2 4
Knowles, Henry 2 1 4
Higgins, Levi 2 3 7
Higgins, Jerusha 1 2
Smallidge1, Timothy 1 2 7
Smalldige1, Josiah 2 2
Hamor1, David 2 2
Thompson, Peleg 1 1
Cousins1, Elisha 2 2 2
Thompson, Cornelius 3 2 5
Young, Ezra 2 2
Young, Robert 1 2 2
Stanwood, Benjamin 1 1 1
Hodgkins, William 1
Hodgkins, Joseph 1
Day, John 1 5 2
Wasgatt1, Thomas 4 2
Higgins, Solomon 2 2 2
Higgins, Israel 2 5 2
Rodick, Daniel 3 2 6
Wasgatt1, Thomas Jr. 2 3 3
Stanwood, Humphry [Humphrey] 1 3
Hopkins, Smith 1 1 1
Bunker, Joseph 1 2 2
Higgins, Stephen 1 1 1
Gillcott, George 1 2 1
Lynam, William 1 6
Neptune Jr.6 1
Column Totals 191 207 345 1
white males = 398 white females = 345 all other free persons = 1
families = 132 total persons = 744


Notes:
   1The following surnames have been modified to bring them in line with current spelling: Cousins (from Cozens), Flynn (Flinn), Hamor (David, Hamar, John Hamer), Hinckley (Hinkley), Milliken (Millikin), Moore (More), Peach (Peache), Smallidge (Smellige), Spurling (Spurlin), and Wasgatt (Wescott). From some of these variant spellings we might get a hint at how they were (mis)pronounced (e.g., Spurlin vs. Spurling).
   2This surname was variously spelled as Groo (in the 1790 census of Mount Desert), le Gros (Mount Desert 1800), Grow (Mount Desert 1800), Legrow (Mount Desert 1810), and Legro (Mount Desert 1820). A gravestone on Spurling Point on Great Cranberry Island bears the name "Jos. L'grow".
   3This surname was variously spelled as Sommers (in the 1790 and 1830 censuses of Mount Desert), Summers (Mount Desert 1800, 1810, and 1837), and possibly Somes (Mount Desert 1820). All of these entries were for a person with Thomas as a first name.
   4This surname was variously spelled as Massy (in the 1790 census of Mount Desert), Masser (Eden 1800), Morris (Eden 1810), Mercer (Eden 1820), and possibly Marcyes (Eden 1830). All of these entries were for a person with Nathaniel as a first name.
   5It is uncertain if John Chipar is the same person as John Chapaux in the 1800 census of Eden.
   6The full entry, "Neptune Junior / A Black Man", was written vertically in the column for "All other free persons" rather than being given its own row.