1840 Federal Census
© Copyright, 1992, 1998. Pat M. Mahan
NOTE: To view the census page images click here.
The 1840 Federal Census did not list family members; instead, heads of household were listed along with the number of free white males and females within each set of age increments (0-5, 5-10, 10-15, 15-20, 20-30, 30-40, 40-50, 50-60, and so on up to 100+). Specifically, each category is inclusive of the first number and "under" the second; for example, the census would ask for individuals "of five and under 10"). Males were listed on the left side of the dash and females on the right.
BROWNLOW, Isaac 00111101-000001
Isaac was the head of household containing six family members (including himself):
1 male aged 10-15, 1 male aged 15-20, 1 male aged 20-30, 1 male aged 30-40, and one male 50-60;
also, 1 female aged 30-40.
Please keep in mind that anything you find in parenthesis ( ) in this document is on the microfilm. Items enclosed in brackets [ ] are additions made by me. Although I have tried to be as correct as possible, I strongly suggest that you check the microfilm.