1855 Massachusetts Census

Note: I will attempt to complete the transcription of the census as quick as possible, however it will take a few weeks to complete this transcription. I will post it as I transcribe it so bear with me until it is complete. When the transcription is complete I will post the entire file in Microsoft Excel format for downloading. When this is complete I will make an attempt at the 1865 Massachusetts State Census for Georgetown.

The 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Georgetown was enumerated by O. B, Tenney, Isaac Wilson, and Caleb Tenney.

Below are the 9 columns used in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census and an explanation of how they were used in this volume. Even what seem to be obvious mistakes in the original census (a Samuel listed as a female or a 10 year old listed as married) have been preserved in this transcription.

  1. Dwelling-houses numbered in the order of visitation. This column and the following column have been transcribed into the first column of this volume with a forward slash between the dwelling house and family number.
  2. Families numbered in the order of visitation. This column and the preceding one have been transcribed into the first column of this volume with a forward slash between the dwelling house and family number.
  3. The name of every person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June, 1855, was in this family. The names have been transcribed surname first, first and middle names second. Those names without a surname preceding them have the same surname as above. If column 9 (Whether Deaf and Dumb, Blind, Insane, Idiotic, Pauper, or Convict) has been marked for a person, a number sign (#) appears after the persons first name and an explanation appears at the bottom of the family grouping. I either the surname or first name of a person is not given, a blank line (---------) has been drawn in.
  4. Age. For children under the age of 1 year their age is often given in months. This has been transcribed with a "m" after the number of months. The parenthesis that appear around some of the ages and the question marks that appear after some of the ages are in the original census.
  5. Sex. f = female, m = male
  6. Color (White, Black or Mulatto). w = White, b = Black, m = Mulatto. This column is usually left blank for white people. To make this transcription clear, a "w" has been inserted whenever the column is blank.
  7. Profession, Occupation or Trade, of each male person, over 15 years of age.
  8. Place of Birth. Name of the state, territory or country. The two letter U.S. Postal Service abbreviations have been used for the United States. The following abbreviations have been used for countries or other places: ENG = England, FRAN = France, IRE = Ireland, N.B = New Brunswick, N.S. = Nova Scotia, SCOT = Scotland.
  9. Whether Deaf and Dumb, Blind, Insane, Idiotic, Pauper, or Convict. If this column has been marked for a person, a number sign (#) has been put after the person's first name and an explanation appears at the bottom of the family grouping.
D/F Surname First Name/MI Age Sex Color Occupation POB
1/1 Perkins Samuel 53 m w Shoemaker NH
    Mary 37 f w   MA
    Mary Abby 1 f w   MA
2/2 Horner Wm. S. 31 m w Shoemaker MA
    Charlotte N.S. 31 f w   MA
    Mary 65 f f   MA
    Sarah E. 26 f w   MA
3/3 Tenney Orlando B. 38 m w Shoemaker MA
    Lydia M. 35 f w   MA
    Ward M. 6 m w   MA
/4 Dickenson Jacob 31 m w Shoecutter MA
    Susan 25 f w   VT
4/5 Delany Sarah 56 f w   MD
    John 21 m w Shoemaker MA
    Joseph 16 m w Shoemaker MA
  Brainard Terry 25 m w Shoemaker IRE
5/6 Jones Jeremiah P. 37 m w Lawyer NH
    Elisabeth S. 25 f w   MA
    Mary S. 3 f w   MA
    Elisabeth N. 2 f w   MA
  Nelson Mary 66 f w   MA
  Dole George 23 m w Laborer MA
  Duffy Mary 25 f w Domestic IRE
  Hale Martha 18 f w Teacher MA
/7 Friend Mary 55 f w   MA
    Isaac B. 25 m w Shoemaker MA
  Lunthurst Ellen 17 f w   ME
  Beard John 23 m w Shoemaker NH
6/8 Pickett Benj. S. 77 m w Farmer MA
    Sarah 78 f w   MA
    Harriet E. 16 f w   MA
/9 Pickett John B. 50 m w Shoemaker MA
    Mahala 47 f w   MA
    Kendrick W. 23 m w Shoecutter MA
    John 13 m w   MA
7/10 Huntington John 29 m w Shoemaker MA
    Elisabeth 27 f w   MA
    Mira E. 2 f w   MA
  George Charles 25 m w Shoemaker MA
               
8/11 Bridges John # 74 m w Laborer MA
    Mary # 55 f w   MA
    #Pauper          
9/12 Sawyer Johanna 51 f w   MA
    Sarah 21 f w   MA
    Charles 19 m w Shoemaker MA
    Elvira 16 f w   MA
    Wm. 12 m w   MA
10/13 Sawyer Nathl. S. 56 m w   NH
    Elmira 49 f w   NH
    Mary A. 28 f w   MA
    Susan R. 23 f w   MA
    Jeremiah N. 18 m w Shoemaker MA
11/14 Wilson Lucy 61 f w   MA
    Mary A. 34 f w   MA
    Isaac 31 m w Carpenter MA
/15 Rogers Charles L. 23 m w Shoemaker MA
    Elisabeth D. 18 f w   MA
12/16 Spofford Leverett W. 45 m w Farmer MA
    Julia A. 45 f w   MA
    Leverett W. 9 m w   MA
    Julia A. A. 8 f w   MA
/17 Spofford Irene 81 f w   MA
    Mariatta W. 52 f w   MA
13/18 Spofford Harrison B. 48 m w Farmer MA
    Abagail P. 45 f w   MA
    Irene M. 7 f w   MA
    Daniel W. 20 m w Laborer MA
  Killum Nabby 78 f w   MA
14/19 Spofford Sewell 63 m w Farmer MA
    Judith F. 70 f w   MA
    Chs. S. 33 m w Farmer MA
/20 Spofford Nelson 29 m w Teacher MA
    Lucy A. 25 f w   MA
15/21 Perley Chs. C. P. 47 m w Farmer MA
    Elisabeth M. 54 f w   MA
    Wm. P. 41 m w Mason MA
    Sally S. 13 f w   MA
16/22 Leighton Jonathan 55 m w Farmer VT
    Sarah 55 f w   MA
    Dolly 26 f w   VT
    Anna 16 f w   MA
    Nathan 20 m w Shoemaker MA
    John 18 m w Shoemaker MA
17/23 Hughes Mary 56 f w   IRE
    Barney 28 m w Shoemaker IRE
    Bridget 18 f w   IRE
    Arthur 16 m w Shoemaking IRE
    John 29 m w Farmer IRE
/24 Hughes James 26 m w Shoemaker IRE
    Mary 25 f w   IRE
    Catharine 18 f w   IRE
  McSoley Patrick 19 m w Shoemaker IRE
  Collins Timothy 20 m w Shoemaker IRE
  McSoley Hugh 14 m w   IRE
  McSoley James 18 m w Shoemaker IRE
18/25 Robins Josiah D. 55 m w Shoemaker MA
    Almira 53 f w   MA
    Wm. S. 24 m w Shoemaker MA
    Abby A. 13 f w   MA
    Mary A. 11 f w   MA
19/26 McLane Partick 35 m w Farmer IRE
    Mary 38 f w   IRE
    Katy 12 f w   MA
    Nancy 10 f w   MA
    Mary 7 f w   MA
  Murry Peter 23 m w Shoemaker IRE
  Doerty James 22 m w Shoemaker IRE
20/27 McLane James 34 m w Shoemaker IRE
    Nancy 27 f w   IRE
    Catharine 6 f w   MA
    Barney 4 m w   MA
    John A. 6m m w   MA
  McGowan John A. 10 m w   NH
/28 Hughes Patrick 25 m w Shoemaker IRE
    Allice M. 22 f w   IRE
    Andrew 1 m w   MA
  Donahue Dennis 20 m w Shoemaker IRE
  McCanna James 18 m w Shoemaker IRE
  Trainer Patrick 20 m w Shoemaker IRE
/29 Carraha Terry 25 m w Shoemaker IRE
    Rose 24 f w   IRE
    Sally 2 f w   MA
    Nancy 3m f w   MA
21/30 Poor Edward 53 m w Farmer MA
    Maria 41 f w   MA
    Prescott 22 m w Shoemaker MA
    Maria A. 20 f w   MA
    Ellen M. 18 f w   MA
    John A. 15 m w Shoemaker MA
    Albion L. 12 m w   MA
    Mary S. 10 f w   MA
    Catharine 7 f w   MA
    Charles E. 5 m w   MA
    Myron 3 m w   MA
    Charlott E. 3m f w   MA
22/31 Stocker Amos 55 m w Farmer MA
    Emeline 40 f w   MA
    Charles Murray 13 m w   MA
    Williard 11 m w   MA
    Rebecca P. 6 f w   MA
    Frank 1m m w   MA
23/32 Spofford Hannah P. 58 f w   MA
    Martha 21 f w   MA
  Rice George 14 m w   MA
  Keyes Laba 34 m w Shoemaker NH
  Spofford Stephen 26 m w Shoemaker MA
24/33 Spofford George P. 36 m w Farmer MA
    Selana 32 f w   MA
    Sarah 11 f w   MA
    Emeline R 7 f w   MA
    George L. 5 m w   MA
25/34 Spofford Abel 75 m w Farmer MA
    Mary 68 f w   MA
26/35 Foster George N. 38 m w Farmer MA
    Martha J. 28 f w   MA
    Jonathan 8 m w   MA
    Wm. C. 6 m w   MA
    Mary Kimball 2 f w   MA
27/36 Spofford William 80 m w Farmer MA
  Savory Robert 53 m w Harness Maker MA
    Catharine 45 m w   MA
    George 22 m w Harness Maker MA
  Spofford Gage 51 m w Laborer MA
  Savory Lucy P. 11 f w   MA
28/37 Spofford George 58 m w Gentleman MA
    Clarissa T. 52 f w   MA
  Hennessy Sarah 27 f w   IRE
  Chaplin Charles E. 40 m w Laborer MA
  Little Saml. 46 m w Shoe Mfg MA
29/38 Nelson Joseph 86 m w Farmer MA
    Charles 53 m w Farmer NH
    Sally 54 f w   MA
    Martha 13 f w   MA
  McKenney Catharine 19 f w   IRE
  Kenedy Albro 26 m w   IRE
  Dooly Michael 18 m w   IRE
30/39 Nelson George 55 m w Farmer MA
    Charlotte 48 f w   MA
    Charlotte 20 f w   MA
    Moses 82 m w Farmer MA
    Phebe 78 f w   MA
  Wyman John 40 m w Laborer MA
31/40 Mighill John M. 39 m w Farmer NH
    Elisabeth 40 f w   MA
    George 14 m w   MA
    DeWitt C. 23 m w Farmer MA
  Colby Mary 55 f w   NH
32/41 Tidds Samuel C. 70 m w Farmer MA
    Ruth N. 71 f w   MA
    Luther 36 m w Farmer MA
    Sarah 34 f w   MA
33/42 Hopkinson Joseph H. 23 m w Shoemaker MA
    Caroline A. 23 f w   MA
  Tidds Ruth M. 31 f w   MA
34/43 Nelson Susan 73 f w   NH
    Harrison 41 m w Shoemaker MA
    Hannah 43 f w   MA
  Miller Charles T. 14 m w   MA
35/44 Arnold Thomas 29 m w Shoemaker ENG
    Elisa 27 f w   ENG
/45 Sawyer Edward J. 30 m w Merchant ENG
    Sarah L. 21 f w   MA
    Charles P. 7m m w   MA
36/46 Molloy Patrick T. 28 m w Jobber IRE
    Ann 26 f w   IRE
    Thomas 7m m w   MA
  Nolan John 27 m w Laborer IRE
  Swaney Dennis 38 m w Laborer IRE
/47 McGawley Owen 23 m w Laborer IRE
    Bridget 20 f w   IRE
    Mary A. 10m f w   MA
37/48 Molloy Thomas 55 m w Laborer IRE
    Mary C. 50 f w   IRE
    James 24 m w Shoemaker IRE
    Sarah 14 f w   IRE
    Charles 6 m w   MA
  Reel Thomas 16 m w Shoemaker IRE
    Michael 14 m w   IRE
  Mona Patrick 20 m w Shoemaker IRE
/49 Bacheldor Charles N. 28 m w Shoemaker MA
    Margaret 24 f w   IRE
    Mary N. 1 f w   MA
/50 Donard John 27 m w Shoemaker IRE
    Ann C. 25 f w   IRE
  Arley Harry 25 m w Shoemaker IRE
  McAney Patrick 22 m w Shoemaker IRE
38/51 McGuire Hannah 60 f w   IRE
/52 Connelly Michael 23 m w Shoemaker IRE
    Catharine 23 f w   IRE
36/53 Molloy Patrick 42? m w Laborer IRE
    Ann 36 f w   IRE
    James 16 m w Shoemaker IRE
    Peter 12 m w   IRE
    Francis 9 m w   IRE
40/54 Cronin Wm. 30 m w Laborer IRE
    Catharine 24 f w   IRE
    Helen 2 f w   MA
    John 1 m w   MA
41/55 Harnden George 35 m w Shoemaker ME
    Harriet N. 32 f w   MA
    Edwin H. 7 m w   MA
42/56 Perkins Wm. 33 m w Shoemaker MA
    John Wm. A. 2 m w   MA
/57 Fullerton James 33 m w Shoemaker NH
    Adeline D. 31 f w   ME
    Emma 6 f w   MA
    George H. 4 m w   MA
43/58 Cogswell James 37 m w Blacksmith MA
    Lydia G. 38 f w   MA
/59 Peabody John A 24 m w Stitchman MA
    Mary A. 24 f w   NH
44/60 Doring Joseph 35 m w Shoemaker MA
    Sarah A. 31 f w   NH
    Abby 12 f w   MA
    Mary E. 8 f w   MA
  Pierce Abigail 61 f w   NH
    John W. 22 m w Shoemaker NH
  Spofford George H. 21 m m Shoemaker MA
    Harriet 17 f w   MA
    Lizzie M. 1 f w   MA
  Eastman Charles 35? m w Painter MA
  Quolone Hugh 20 m w Painter SCOT
45/61 Dorman Cyrus 54 m w Lastmaker MA
    Sarah 46 f w   MA
    Charles E. 24 m w Lastmaker MA
    Martha J. 22 f w   MA
    George H. 21 m w Fireman MA
  Stocker Julia 18 f w   VT
46/62 Fuller James 53 m w Shoecutter MA
    Elisabeth 61 f w   MA
    John S. 27 m w Student MA
    James E. 25 m w Shoecutter MA
    Josiah 23 m w Shoemaker MA
    Hannah H. 21 f w   MA
  Boynton Harriet 20 f w   MA
47/63 Rickard David H. 30 m w Machinist NY
    Lucy Ann 27 f w   VT
    Charles T. 4 m w   MA
    Helen M. 4m f w   MA
/64 Harriman Elisabeth R. 20 f w   MA
48/65 Saunders Charles 31 m w Shoecutter MA
    Eunice C. 34 f w   NH
    C. Frank 6 m w   MA

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