Second Census of the United States, Rhode Island, 1800, Providence County

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The schedule of inquiries, which was prescribed by the act of 1800, called for the name of the county, parish, township, town, or city where the family resides (which did not appear in the schedule for 1790); the name of the head of the family; a statement for each family of the number of free white males and females, respectively, under 10 years of age, of 10 and under 16, of 16 and under 26, of 26 and under 45, and of 45 years and upward; the number of all other free persons, except Indians not taxed, and the number of slaves.

Providence County in 1800



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Rhode Island in 1804


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