Mount Desert 1840 Census
Hancock County, Maine

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(updated 25 July 2015)





What was Mount Desert and Seaville in 1840 is now Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, and Tremont.

The full headings of the census record below are: “of ten years, and under fifteen”, “of fifteen, and under twenty”, etc.



Head of Family Males Females
Under 5 5–10 10–15 15–20 20–30 30–40 40–50 50–60 60–70 70–80 80–90 90–100 Under 5 5–10 10–15 15–20 20–30 30–40 40–50 50–60 60–70 70–80 80–90 90–100
Kittredge, Kendal 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Richardson, William 2 1 1 1
Parker, John 1 1 1
Somes, George D. 1 1 1 1
Somes, Daniel 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Somes, Lewis 1 1 1 1
Somes, John 1 1 1
Somes, John Jr. 1 1 1 2 1 1
Somes, Abraham 1 1 1 2
Somes, Jacob 1 1 2 1
Noyes, John M. 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Salisbury1, Nathan 1 1 1
Mason, Timothy 1 1 1 1 1 2
Brown, Enoch L. 1 2 1
Richardson, David 1 1
Somes, Isaac 13 2 1 1 1
Haynes, Joseph 1 1 1 1 1
Norwood, Mary 1 1 1 1
Richardson, Elisha 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lear, Samuel R. 1 1
Harper, Hosea 1 1 1 1
Higgins, Stephen 1
Herrick, Isaac 3 1 2 1 1
Richardson, Nathaniel G. 1 1 1 1 1 1
Thom, William W. 1 1 1 1
Mayo, Thomas 1 1
Reed, William 1 1 1 1 1
Richardson, Hugh 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Atherton, Israel 1 1 3 1 1
Lear, John 1 1 1 1 1
Butler, Jacob 1 1 1 1
Robbins, Benjamin 1 1 1
Nutter, Lewis 1 2 1 1 1
Hodgdon, Rebecca 3 1 1
Farrell1, William 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Marshall, Joshua 1 1 2 3 1
Carey1, Calvin 2 1 1
Flye1, Hiram 2 1 1
Heath, William4 1 1 1
Heath, William Jr. 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1
Reed, Ezra 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sprague, Samuel 1 1 1 1
Carver, Willis [Wills] 1 1 1 1
Banks, Richard 1 1 1 1
Murphy, George 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Murphy, Israel 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Murphy, George Jr. 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Gott, Joseph 1 1 1 1
Dodge, Ezra Jr. 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rich, John 1 1 1 1
Pung, John 1 1
Rumill1, Barnard 1 2 1 1 2 1 1
Milliken, Catharine 1 1
Gott, Lydia 1 1
Gott, Joseph 1 3 1 1
Gott, David 1 1
Tinker, James 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1
Dix, George 2 1 1 1
Dix, Eunice 1
Gott, John 1 1
Somes, John C. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ober1, Isaac 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ober1, Elizabeth 1 2 1 1 1
Ober1, Daniel 1 1 1
McKenzie, Jacob 1 1 1 1
Ober1, James 2 1 1 1 1
Brown, John 2 1 1 1
Robbins, Jonathan 2 1 1 2 1
Stewart, Mathew 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Webber, Jacob 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ober1, William 2 1 3 1 3 1
Dow, Samuel Jr. 1 1 1
Dow, Charles 1 1 1 1 1
Dow, Ephraim 1 1 1 15
Farrell1, William6
Dow, William 1 1 1
Billings, John 1 1
Billings, John Jr. 1 1 1
Dow, Samuel 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Dow, William H. 1 1
Langley, John 1 1 1 1
Robbins, Benjamin Jr. 1 2 1 1 1 1
Harper, Alfred L. 1 3 1 1 1 1
Harper, Samuel D. 1 1 1 1 1
Harper, William 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Norton, Shubael 1 1 1 1 2 1
Atherton, Benjamin Jr. 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1
Sawyer, Joshua 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Robbins, Affiah [Aphia] 1 1 3 1 1
Dolliver, John 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Newman, Enoch S. 1 1 1 1
Stanley1, Joshua 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Moore, Joseph 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Moore, Jeremiah 1 1 1 1 1 1
Thompson, David 1 1 1 1
Eaton, Esther 1
Moore, Welsh 1 1 3 1 1
Moore, Sally 1 1 1 1
Newman, Samuel 1 1 1 2 1
Newman, Jonathan 2 1 1 1
Newman, Thomas 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Stanley1, Sans 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Stanley1, John 1 1 1 1
Moore, Thomas 1 1 1 1
Moore, Benjamin 1 3 1 1 1 1
Whitney, [P. or E.?] S. U. 1 1 1 1
Day, Vespasian 1 1 1
Day, Addison 1 1 1
Day, Thomas W. 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Sawyer, Jacob 1 1 1
Farwell1, John 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1
Cunningham, Josiah 1 1 1
Thompson, Upham 1
Treat, Robert 1
Thompson, Samuel 1
Howard, Samuel 1
Norwood, Benjamin 2 1 1 1 1
Reed, Lemuel 1 1 1
Reed, James 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1
Butler, George 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Smith, Reuben 3 1 4 1 1
Smith, Abisha 1 1 1 1 1 1
Heath, Richard 1 1 1 1 2 1
Smith, John 1 1 2 1 1 1
Walls, Prudence 1 1 1 1 2 1
Freeman, Reuben Jr. 3 1 1 1 1 1
Freeman, Daniel 1 2 1 1
Freeman, Reuben 3rd 1 2 1
Freeman, Lewis 1 2 1
Smith, Daniel 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Freeman, Tyler 1 1 1
Freeman, Benjamin S. 1 1 2 1
Freeman, Reuben 1 1 1 1 1
Hooper, Amos 1 1 1 1 1 1
Branscomb, Charles7 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1
Galley, John 1 1 2 1
Morrison, William 1 1 1 1 1
Kenison1, Samuel 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Allen, Frederick6
Martin, David 1 1
Cone, John O. 1
Rogers, Samuel F. 1 1 1 1 1 1
Walls, Ephraim 1 1 1 1
Pray, Ephraim 2 1 1 1
Hooper, David 1 1 1 2 1
Lally, Thomas Jr. 1 1 1
Kenney, Michael Jr. 1 1 1 1
Billings, Elisha 1 1 1 1
Hodgdon, Elisha B. 1 1 1 1 q 1 1 1 1 2 1
Hodgdon, Elliot 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1
Pratt, Hezekiah 1 2
Tucker, Betsey 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Greening1, James 1 1 1 2
Ward, Benjamin 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Stanley1, Peter 1 1 1 1 1
Brown, James 1 1 1 1 2 1
Whitmore, James 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1
Brown, William 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Robinson, David 1 1
Robinson, Smith 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mayo, Josiah 1 1 1 1 1
Robinson, Newell 1 1 1 1
Mayo, Isaac 1 1 1 1 1
Mayo, Joshua 1 1 1 1 1 1
Crane, Elisha 1 1 3 1
Freeman, James R. 1 1 1 1 1 1
Robinson, Daniel 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gilley, William 1 1 1 1 1
Robinson, Levi 1 1 1 2 1
Whitmore, Joseph 1 1
Clark, Henry 2 1 1 1
Clark, Nathan 1 1
Clark, Seth 1 1 1
Gilley, Francis 1 2 1
Strickland, Micah 1 1 2 1 1
Hammond, George Jr. 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hammond, George 1 1
Hadley, David 2 1 1 2 1 1
Gilley, Benjamin 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Lurvey, Isaac 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Kimball, Daniel 1 1 2 1 1
Gilpatrick1, Samuel 2 1 1 1 1
Kenison1, Wentworth 1 1 1 2 2 1
Manchester, John Jr. 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Stanley1, Joseph 1 1 1 1 2 1
Wasgatt, Davis Jr. 2 3 1 1 1 1
Brown, John 2nd 2 1 1 1 1
Higgins, Oliver 1 1 1
Sargent, Stephen 1 2 1 1 1 1
Richardson, Leonard 1 1 1 1 1 1
Reed, John 2 1 1 1 1
Richardson, Sibley 1 1 1
Brothers, Anthony Jr. 1 3 1
Richardson, David 1 2 1
Hutchins1, Eastman 1 2 1 1 2 1 1
Richardson, Richard 1 1 1 3 1 1
Babson, Eben2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mason, Timothy 1 1 1 1 1 2
Jones, Henry S. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Cobb, Henry 1
Clark, John 2 1 1 1 1
Wasgatt, Davis8 1 1 1
Wasgatt, David 1 1 1 1
Wasgatt, Asa 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Atherton, William 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Richardson, John 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1
Richardson, Stephen 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gott, Nathaniel 1 1 1 1 1 1
Finney, Thomas 1 1 1
Richardson, Stephen 1 1 1 1 1 1
Farwell1, Samuel 1 3 1
Clement1, Amos 1 1 1 1 1
Clement1, James 2 1 1
Bracy9, John 1 1 3 1
Bracy9>, John Jr. 1 1 2 1
Dodge, Gideon 1 1 1 2
Pendleton, Adam 1 1 1
Grover, George 1 2 1
Grover, Edmund 1 1 1
Smallidge, John 1 1 1
Nickerson, Sparrow 1 1 1 1
Southward, Stephen 1 1 1 1
Southard, Stephen Jr. 2 1 1
Walls, James 1 1 1 1 1 1
Pierce10, Thomas 1 1 1 1
Pierce10, Thomas Jr. 2 1 1 1
Savage, Hannah 1 1 1 1 1 1
Pierce10, Hiram 2 1 1 1 1
Davis, Samuel 2 1 1 1
Davis, Oliver 1 1
Roberts, George 1 1 2 2 1
Roberts, William 1 1 1 1
Savage, John11 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1
Roberts, William Jr. 1 1 1 1 1
Clement1, Henry 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Stanley1, William 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
Walsh, Edward 1 1
Pung, Thomas 3 1 1 2 1 1 1
Wasgatt, Aaron 1 1 1 1 1 1
Stanley1, Peter Jr. 1 2 1
Pung, John 1 1
Latty>1, John 1 1 2 2 1 1
Lopaus1, Andrew 1 2 1 1
Lopaus1, Samuel 1 1 1
Wilson, Ann 1 1 1 1 1
Norwood, Oliver 3 1 1 1
Norwood, Samuel 1 1 2 1
Kelly12, John Jr. 1 1
Kelly12, James 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Clark, David 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Walls, Andrew 1 2 1 1 1 1
Brown, John 1 1 1 1
Nutter, Lemuel 1 1 1
Nutter, William 1 1
Dix, John 2 2 2 1 2 1 1
Norwood, Sally 1 2 2 1 1 1
Norwood, William 2 1 1 2 1
Rich, Morris 1 1 1 1 1 1
Rich, Jonathan 1 1
Mitchell, Charles 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gott, Daniel 1 1 1 1 1 1
Benson, Benjamin 1 1 1 1 1
Benson, Benjamin Jr. 1 1 3 1 2 2 1
Galley, Lydia 2 1 1 1
Galley, John 2 1 2 2 3 1 1
Rich, Samuel 1 1 1
Rich, Elias 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
Norwood, Diana 1 1
Albee1, William 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 1
Albee1, Jonathan 1 1 1 2 1
Smith, John 2nd 1
Galley, George B. 1 1
Johnson, Myrtle 2 2 1 1 1
Dodge, John S. 1 1 1 1
Clark, Eaton 2 1
Rich, Zebadiah 1 1 1 1
Eaton, Amos 1 1 1 1
Jordan, Melatiah 2 1 2 1 1 2 1 1
Stanley1, Thomas 1 1 1 1 1 1
Richardson, Abraham 1 2 1 1 1 1
Dodge, Ezra 1 1
Richardson, Moses 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Verrill, John 1 1 1 1 2 1
Eaton, Joshua 1 1 1 1 1
Eaton, Joanna 1 1 1 1
Gott, Dewey 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gott, Charlotte 2 1
Mullen, William 2 1 1 1 1
Gott, Isaac 1 2 1 1 1
Gott, Isaac Jr. 1 1 1
Manchester, John 1 2 1 2 1
Tucker, Betsey 1
Moore, Benjamin S. 3 1 2 1 1 1 1
Bowden, Tristram 1 1 2 1
Burrows, Edward 2 1
King, David 1 1 1 1 1
Tucker, Joseph 1 1 1 1
Osgood, Jonathan 1 1 1 2 3 1
Rafanel1, John 1 1 1 1
Dolliver, John 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
King, Rufus 1 1 1
Murphy, Joseph 1 1 1 2 1 1
Gilley, William 1 1
Holmes, Leonard 2 1 1 1 1 1
Gott, Robert 2 3 1 1
Robinson, Ezra 2 1 1 1
Fernald, Eben2 1 1 2 1 1 1
Lurvey, Samuel 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lurvey, Enoch 2 1 1 2 1
Robinson, Nathan 2 1 1
Robinson, Ebenezer 1 2 1 1 1 1
Robinson, Henry 1 1 1
Carroll, John 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1
Richardson, Benjamin 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 1 1
Hopkins, Allen 2 1 2
Jordan, George N. 1 1 1 1
Jordan, John S. 1 1 1
Southard, Abraham 1 1 1 4 1 1 2 1
Clement1, Jacob 1 1 1
Richardson, Jacob 1 1 1 1 1
Atherton, Martha B. 1
Walls, Samuel 2 1 1 1 1
Walls, Benjamin 1 1 1 2
Kief, Daniel 1 1 1 1 1 1
"Gott's Island in Mount Desert"
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Moore, Philip 1 1 1 2 2 1
Hamblen1, Daniel 1 1 1 1
Gott, Samuel 1 1 1 1 1
Thurston, John 1 2 1 1 2 1 1
Reed, William 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
Gott, James 2 2 1 1 1 1
Long, James F.6
Gott, William6
"Bear Island in Mount Desert"
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Bowden1, John G.6
Column totals 177 138 136 105 149 110 71 29 23 12 5 2 187 145 120 108 144 89 67 27 22 13 4 2
males = 957 females = 928
families = 333 total persons = 1885


Notes:
   1The following surnames have been modified to bring them in line with current spelling: Albee (from Alba), Bowden (Bowen), Carey (Cary), Clement (Clements), Farrell (Ferrill), Farwell (Farewell), Flye (Fly), Gilpatrick (Gillpatrick), Greening (Grinning), Hamblen (Hamlin), Hutchins (Hutchings), Kenison (Kennison), Latty (Latta), Lopaus (Lopus), Ober (Obear), Rafanel (Rafnal), Rumill (Rummill), Salisbury (Salsbury), and Stanley (Standley).
   2Eben and Ebenezer may have been used interchangeably by a census taker. This possibility needs to be examined in each case.
   3Although there is no "1" in the column for "Males 5–10" in the family of Isaac Somes, both the row total (not reported here) and the column total suggest that there should be.
   4William Heath, age 76, was listed as a "pensioner".
   5A "1" was recorded and then crossed out in the column for "Females 50–60" for the family of Ephraim Dow, but the 1 was counted in both the row total (not reported here) and the column total.
   6Nothing was reported in the census for any category, including the row total (not reported here), for the families of William Farrell, Frederick Allen, James F. Long, William Gott, or John G. Bowden.
   7Rebecca Branscomb, age 95, was listed as a pensioner "for revolutionary or military services".
   8Davis Wasgatt, age 89, was listed as a pensioner "for revolutionary or military services".
   9There was a William Bray in Mount Desert in 1810 and a 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.
   10Research is needed to sort out the Pierce and Peirce lineages.
   11Sarah Savage, age 77, was listed as a pensioner "for revolutionary or military services".
   12This name is variously spelled Kelly, Kelley, and Kellay. Some of the spelling variations can likely be attributed to census takers or gravestone cutters. Further study is needed to determine if there were any spelling changes within a particular lineage.