Mount Desert 1820 Census
Hancock County, Maine

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(updated 26 July 2015)





What was Mount Desert in 1820 is now Cranberry Isles, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont.

The full headings of the census record below are: “of ten years, and under sixteen”, “of sixteen, and under twenty-six”, etc. Note that males 16–18 are also reported in the “16–26” column.



Head of Family Males Females
Under 10 10–16 16–18 16–26 26–45 45 and over Under 10 10–16 16–26 26–45 45 and over
Atherton, Benjamin Jr. 1 1 1 2
Atherton, Benjamin 1 2 1 1 1 4 1 1
Atherton, Thomas 1 4 1
Alley, James 1 2 1 3 4 1
Bunker, Joseph 1 1 1 1 1
Bunker, Joseph Jr. 2 1 1
Bartlett1, David 1 3 1 2 1 1
Bartlett1, Christopher 2 1 1 2 3 1 1
Bunker, David 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1
Babson, Ebenezer 1 1 1
Brown, John Jr. 2 1 1 3 1
Branscomb, Charles 2 1 1 1
Baxter, David 1 1 1
Billings, John 3 2 1 2 1 1
Brown, John 2 2 1 2 1
Burnham, Betsey 1 3 1 1
Bowden, Samuel 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Brown, Jonathan 1 1 1
Brown, William 1 1
Bowden, Twisten [Twisden] 1 1 1 1
Bunker, Thomas 1 1 3 1
Bray2, John 2 1 1 3 1
Butler, George 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1
Benson, Benjamin 1 1 2 1 2 1
Bartlett1, James 3 1 1 1
Bartlett1, Elias 1 2 1 1 2 1
Bunker, Benaiah 2 1 3 1
Clement, John 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Clark, Nathan 2 3 1 1 1 1 1
Clark, John 1 1 5 1 1
Carpenter, Richard 1 1 1
Caldwell, John 1 2 1
Davis, William 1 1 3 1 1 1
Davis, Jonathan 1 1
Dow, Samuel 4 1 1 1
Dorr, Jonathan Jr. 1 1
Dodge, Ezra 1 2 1 1 1
Dix1, Eunice 1 1 2 1
Dolliver, Peter Jr. 1 1 1
Dolliver, Peter 1 1 1
Durgin1, Lawrence 1 2 1
Day, Thomas 3 1 1 1 1 1
Day, Moses 2 1 2 1 1
Eaton, Ebenezer 1 1 1 1 1 1
Flye1, William 1 1 1 1 1 1
Flye1, James 1 1 3 1
Freeman, George 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Freeman, Reuben 1 1 4 1 2 1 1
Farrell1, Ferrington [Farrington] 1 2 1 1 1 3 2 1
Farrell1, John 1 1 1 1
Fernald1, Tobias 2 1 1 2
Gilley, Polly 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1
Gilpatrick, Samuel 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Grindle1, Francis 1 1 2 1
Gott, Benjamin 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 1
Gott, Nathaniel 2nd 1 1 2 1
Gilley, John 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
Gott, Peter 2 1 3 1
Gott, Nathaniel 1 1 1 1 5 1
Gott, Joseph 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gott, Isaac 2 1 1 1 3 1 1
Gott, William 3 1 2 1
Gilley, William 1 1 1
Gilley, Benjamin 1 1 1
Gott, Eliab 1 2 1 1 1
Gilley, William Jr. 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Gott, Daniel 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
Hadlock, Elijah 1 1
Hadlock, Samuel 3 1 1 1 1 1
Hodgdon, Elisha 1 1 2 1 1
Hodgdon, Alexander 1 1 1
Harper, William 1 1 2 1 1 2 1
Harper, Thomas 2 1 1 1
Heath, Thomas 1 1 1 1 1
Heath, William 1 1 1 1 1
Heath, William Jr. 2 1 1
Hodgdon, Samuel 1 1 1
Hadlock, Samuel Jr. 2 2 1 1 1
Hopkins, James C. 1 1 1
Hamblen1, Daniel 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Harmon, George 1 1 1 1
Holmes, Leonard 2 1 1 1
Hopkins, Allen 1 1 1
Holmes, Spencer 2 1 1 4 2 1
Jordan1, Richard 2 2 1 1
Jordan1, Melatiah 1 1
Kenison1, Wentworth 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Kittredge1, Kendal 3 1 1 3 1 1 2 1
Kenison1, Samuel 1 2 1
Kent, Benjamin 1 1 1
Kelley3, James 2 1 1 2 1
Legro4, Joseph 1 1
Lunt, Amos C. 1 2 1 1 2 1
Leach, Nathaniel 2 1 1 1 1 1
Lunt, Abner 4 2 1 2 1
Lopaus1, Samuel 3 1 1 2 1 1
Lane, Earle 2 1 1
Langley, Philips 1 1 1
Lurvey, Isaac 1 1
Lurvey, Jacob 1 1 1 1 1
Lurvey, Samuel 1 1 2 1
Lear, John 3 1 1 2 1
Lancaster, Joseph 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Manchester, Thomas 1 1 1 1 1 1
Manchester, John 1 1 1 1 1
Milliken, Samuel 1 1
Milliken, Samuel Jr. 1 1 2 2 1
Milliken, Simeon 2 3 1 2 1 1
McKenzie, John 2 1 1 1 2 1
Mercer5, George 1 1 3 1 2 2 1
Mitchell1, Charles 1 1 1
McMullen6, William 1 1
Manchester, Stephen 2 2 1 3 1 1
Moore, Joseph 1 2 1
Moore, Jeremiah 1 1
Moore, Sarah 1 1 1
Moore, Samuel 3 2 3 1 1 1 1
Manchester, John Jr. 2 1 1 1
Manchester, Eliza 3 1 1
Norwood, Benjamin 2 1 1 1
Norwood, Jonathan 3 1 1 1
Norwood, Benjamin Jr. 1
Norwood, Stephen 3 1 1 1 1 1
Norwood, Anna 1 1 1
Newman, Jonathan 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Newman, Thomas 1 1 4 1
Nutter, William Jr. 1 1
Nutter, William 1 2 1 2 1
Nutter, Alexander 1 1 1 1 2 1
Ober1, Isaac 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1
Ober1, Joseph M. 2 2 1 2 1 2 1
Ober1, Daniel 1 2 1 1
Pung, Honestus 1 1 1 1
Pung, Thomas 1 1
Pierce7, Thomas 1 2 1 2 1 1
Pray, Ephraim 1 1
Pray, Ephraim Jr. 1 1 1 1 1 1
Pepper, Daniel B. 2 1 3 1
Paine, Thomas 1 1
Putnam, Henry 1 1 1 4 1
Roberts, William 1 2 1 3 1 1
Richardson, David 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Reed, Samuel 1 1 1 1
Richardson, George 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Robinson, John 1 1 1 1 1
Reed, James Jr. 1 2 1
Robinson, Benjamin 2 1 1 2 2 2 1
Reed, James 2 1 1 2 1 3 1
Reed, William 2nd 1 1 1
Robbins, David 1 1 1
Robinson1, Smith 1 1 2 1
Rich, John 1 1
Rich, Jonathan 1 1 1 1 1 1
Richardson, Thomas 1 1 3 1 1 1
Richardson, Cornelius 1 1
Rich, William 2 1 1 1 1
Rice, Thomas 2 1 2 1
Richardson, Abraham 2 1 1 2 1 2 1 1
Richardson, Ste1phen Jr. 1 3 1
Rich, Jonathan Jr. 3 1 1 1
Richardson, Isaac 1 1
Richardson, Nathaniel 1 1
Richardson, Richard 1 1
Richardson, Stephen 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1
Richardson, Benjamin 2 1 1 1
Richardson, John 1 1 1 1 2
Reed, William 2 1
Richardson, Hugh 4 1 1 1
Rafanel1, Augustus 1 1 1 1
Spurling, Benjamin 1 1 1 1 1
Southard1, Abraham 4 1 1
Southard1, Stephen 1 1 2 1
Savage, Peter 1 1 2 1
Savage, John 1 1 1 1
Stanley, Peter 2 1 1 2 1 1 1
Stanley, John 4th 1 1 1 1
Somes, Abraham 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
Somes, Daniel 1 1 2 1 2 2 1
Somes, John 1 1 4 1 1 1
Somes, John C. 1 1 1
Smith, John 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Spurling, Thomas 3 1 1 1
Staples, Samuel 2 1 1 3 1
Stewart, Cushing 1 1 1 2
Sawyer, Jonathan 3 1 1 2 1
Stanley, John Jr. 1 1 3 1 1 1 1
Sawyer, Aaron 1 1 2 1 1 1
Spurling, Robert 3 1 1
Somes, James 1 1 3 2 1
Stanley, Sand [Sans] 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Stanley, Thomas Jr. 2 1 2 1 1
Stanley, Sand [Sans] Jr. 1 1 1
Stanley, John 1 1 1
Smallidge1, Timothy Jr. 2 1 3 1
Somes8, Thomas 2 1 1 1 1
Salisbury, Jabez 1 1 1
Smallidge1, Timothy 1 1 2
Stanley, Thomas 1 2 1 1 1 1
Seavey, John 1 5 1
Sinclair, Joseph 4 1 1
Spurling, William 1 1
Spurling, Enoch 1 1 1 1
Tinker, James 2 1 4 1
Truefry9, Lydia B. 1
Truefry9, James 3 2 1 1 1 1
Tucker, Nicholas 1 1 2 1
Tucker, Jemima 1 1
Thomas, William 1 1 2 1 1
Tinker, Jonathan 1 3 2 2 1 1 1
Wasgatt, Davis Jr. 3 1 2 1 3 1 1 1
Walls, Thomas 1 1 1 1 1
Wentworth, Enoch 1 2 1 1 1 1
Whittemore10, James 2 1 1
Ward, Benjamin 1 3 1 1 1 1 1
Ward, Benjamin Jr. 1 2 1
Wasgatt, Davis 1 1 1 1 1
Wormal11, Joseph 1 5 1 1
Wasgatt, Rufus 3 1 1 1 1
Wasgatt, Asa 1 1 1 1 1
Young, Elisha 1 1 2 1
Column totals 229 94 34 149 117 92 237 97 127 105 92
males = 681 females = 658
families = 220 total persons = 1339


Notes:
   1The following surnames have been modified to bring them in line with current spelling: Bartlett (from Bartlet), Dix (Dicks), Durgin (Durgain), Farrell (Ferrill), Fernald (Furnald), Flye (Fly), Grindle (Grindel), Hamblen (Hamblin), Jordan (Jordon), Kenison (Kenniston), Kittredge (Kitteredge), Lopaus (Lopas), Mitchell (Mitchel), Ober (Obear), Rafanel (Rufnell), Robinson (Robbinson), Smallidge (Smellage), and Southard (Southwood).
   2There was a William Bray in Mount Desert in 1810 and this John Bray in Mount Desert in 1820. In 1830 and 1840, there was at least one John Bracy plus a John Bracy Jr. Research is needed to determine if there was a name change, from Bray to Bracy, or if Bray was an errant spelling in two censuses.
   3Some of the spelling variations for this name—Kellay, Kelley, and Kelly—can likely be attributed to census takers. Further study is required to determine if there were any spelling changes within a particular lineage.
   4This name is spelled variously as Groo (Mount Desert 1790), le Gros (Mount Desert 1800), Grow (Mount Desert 1800), Legrow (Mount Desert 1810), and Legro (Mount Desert 1820). To further complicate matters, there is a stone on Spurling Point on Great Cranberry Island for “Jos. L'grow”.
   5This surname was variously reported as Massy (Mount Desert 1790), Masser (Eden 1800), Morris (Eden 1810), Mercer (Eden 1820), and Marcyes (Eden 1830). Marcyes is probably the correct name.
   6This is likely the William Mullen of the 1830 and 1840 censuses of Mount Desert.
   7Research is needed to sort out the Pierce and Peirce lineages.
   8Somes here may have been an erroneous entry for Sommers or Summers.
   9There was a James Stewfrie in the 1810 census of Mount Desert and a James Truefry in the 1820 census of Mount Desert as well as a Lydia B. Truefry in the 1820 census of Mount Desert. Research is needed to determine which, if either, spelling is correct.
   10Research is needed to determine if Whittemore or Whitmore, if either, is correct.
   11This is likely the Joseph Wormell in the 1830 census of Mount Desert, but it is uncertain which spelling, if either, is correct.