1865 New York State Census for Kings County

5th ward
2nd Electoral Ward

 

Transcribed by:  Pat Connors

 

You can find this census on line at:

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***REMEMBER:  This is not a source document.  It is merely an index.  If you think you find an entry of one of your ancestors, remember to go back to the original document to check the accuracy of the entry.  This ward was very difficult to figure out the writing so you will find some ??.  First of all, the enumerator used large swirls for the capital letters and they crossed over both the above and below entries at times.  Secondly, he could not spell surnames and given names.  Then, of course, ink smears and such also hindered our transcribing.  The numbering of dwellings and families also was skewed and some of missing. 

 

ABBREVIATIONS used:  dgt=daughter, bdr=boarder, svnt=servant, IL=in law, moth=mother, fath=father, neph=nephew, stp=step, adpt=adopted, gr=grand (like gr son= grandson), sis=sister, bro=brother

RELATIONSHIPS:  There were more than one enumerators for this ward.  Some put child instead of daughter or son, others put father and/or mother instead of head of household and wife.  When the sex of the child was clear, dgt or son was entered.  Sometimes the enumerators got the relationships very wrong and you will find SIC near what was entered.  This means the transcriber recognized the mistake but entered the erroneous relationship.

NUMBER OF CHILDREN:  Instructions for this census was that the question was to be asked of the mother and entered on the mother's census line.  However, at least one of the enumerator put the number of children for the husband and not the wife. 

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Instructions to the enumerator was to put county of birth, if born in New York State, put state name only if born out of NYS but within the USA, and put country only if born outside of NYS.  Therefore, Washington=NYS county, WA=state of Washington, DC=Washington DC, Albany=Albany county, NYC=New York County (Manhattan).  Of course, like anything else, at times the enumerator put in a city and/or town.  If he did, we also used it.  Also, at times he put in NY, which could be city, county or state.

DISTRICTS: This ED is divided into two districts. From Image page 1 to page 64, the area was described as  part of the 5th ward bounded by Concord St, Bridge St, Johnson St and Gold St.  Starting with image page 75, the area was described as part of the 2nd election district, 5th ward Brooklyn, bounded by the North by Water St on the south by Prospect St, on the East by Bridge St,on the West by Gold St (NOTE:  the images of this 2nd part of the district were extremely light for much of the district and hard to read.  There may have been some Smiths that were omitted.)

ADDITIONAL NOTES:  You will find many ?? in my transcription.  They are there because I was not 100% sure of the entry but interpreted them to the best of my ability.  Also, you will find a number of (sic), this means we recognized the enumerator made a mistake but we are transcribing exactly as written.   Always refer to the film or original census for accuracy.

TABLE HEADINGS:  C-number of children born to women; X-number of times married; S-current marriage status (w-widow, m-married, s-single); N-citizenship of foreign born (NA-naturalized, AL-alien); W-ward; D-dwelling number; F-family number; *IM PG-image page on the FamilySearch website; *CEN PG-census page number  *these two categories were not recorded until the end of the ward

Dwelling Family Ward-Dist im pg cen pg Surname First Age Relation Born  C X S Occupation N Notes
124 350 5W2ED 1 66 Smith Rosanna 55 head Ireland 4 1 w none AL Patterson bdrs
124 350 5W2ED 1 66 Smith Isabella 30 sister Kings Co s tailoress
141 412 5W2ED 3 64 Smith James 25 bdr MA s laborer Blackman family
140 410 5W2ED 4 63 Smith Charles 25 bdr VA s laborer George family
140 402 5W2ED 4 62 Smith John 47 head Ireland 1 m bk smith NA
140 402 5W2ED 4 62 Smith Ann 45 wife Ireland 2 1 m AL
140 402 5W2ED 4 62 Smith Henry 13 child Kings Co
140 402 5W2ED 4 62 Smith Mary Ann 11 child Kings Co
151 407 5W2ED 8 71 Smith Charles 30 bdr Ireland s laborer AL Luddington family
151 407 5W2ED 8 71 Smith William 30 bdr Ireland s laborer NA
97 273 5W2ED 24 46 Smith John 58 head Ireland 1 m laborer AL
97 273 5W2ED 24 46 Smith Mary   41 wife Ireland 8 1 m AL
97 273 5W2ED 24 46 Smith Jane 22 child Ireland s milliner AL
97 273 5W2ED 24 46 Smith Mary 17 child Ireland s AL
97 273 5W2ED 24 46 Smith James 15 child Ireland s laborer AL
97 273 5W2ED 24 46 Smith Hugh 11 child Ireland s AL
97 273 5W2ED 24 46 Smith Martha 9 child Ireland s AL
94 259 5W2ED 26 43 Smith James 18 brother Ireland s carpenter AL Cannon family
82 263 5W2ED 27 37 Smith George 39 head Germany 1 m laborer AL
82 263 5W2ED 27 37 Smith Mena 34 wife Germany 2 1 m AL
82 263 5W2ED 28 38 Smith Frederick 2y2m child Kings Co
82 263 5W2ED 28 38 Smith Mary 1mo child Kings Co
67 126 5W2ED 32 30 Smith John B 40 head Kings Co 1 m moulder
67 126 5W2ED 32 30 Smith Mary C 32 wife NY 3 1 m
67 126 5W2ED 32 30 Smith Bebecca 10 child Kings Co
67 126 5W2ED 32 30 Smith Emma J 8 child Kings Co
67 126 5W2ED 32 30 Smith Jane 6 child Kings Co
33 73 5W2ED 42 10 Smith James 57 bdr Ireland s laborer NA  Morgan family
70 281 5W2ED 64 34 Smith George 55 head England 1 m ship carpenter NA 
70 281 5W2ED 64 34 Smith Mary 45 wife Ireland 1 m AL
6 15 5W2ED 75 2 Smith Thomas 8 child ?? too light to fully read
6 15 5W2ED 75 2 Smith Katy 6 child ?? too light to fully read
6 15 5W2ED 75 2 Smith James 3 child ?? too light to fully read
20? 65 5W2ED 79 10 Smith James 18 step? Queens
20? 65 5W2ED 79 10 Smith John 15 step? Queens
20? 65 5W2ED 79 10 Jayne? Charles 29? bdr Suffolk s agent
20? 65 5W2ED 79 10 Smith Lewis 40? bdr Suffolk s clerk
20? 65 5W2ED 79 10 Smith Hannah 34? svnt Suffolk s servant
21? 66 5W2ED 79 10 Smith Ralph 53 head Suffolk 1 m ?? too light to fully read
21? 66 5W2ED 79 10 Smith Cornelia 51 wife Suffolk 6 1 m too light to fully read
21? 66 5W2ED 79 10 Smith Cornelia 22 child CT s too light to fully read
21? 66 5W2ED 79 10 Smith Arden 26? child Suffolk s too light to fully read
21? 66 5W2ED 79 10 Smith Ralph 16 child MA s druggest too light to fully read
21? 66 5W2ED 79 10 Fergueson Delia 30 servant Ireland 3 1 w servant too light to fully read
21? 66 5W2ED 79 10 Raymond? Mary 20 child MA 1 1 m too light to fully read
85 213 5W2ED 87 27 Smith Robert 45 head Ireland 2 m labourer NA very light, may be errors
85 213 5W2ED 87 27 Smith Ann 37 wife Ireland 3 2 m very light, may be errors
85 213 5W2ED 87 27 Smith Maryann 15 child Kings Co very light, may be errors
85 213 5W2ED 87 27 Smith Thomas 11 child Kings Co very light, may be errors
85 213 5W2ED 87 27 Smith Mary 10 child Kings Co very light, may be errors
85 213 5W2ED 87 27 Smith John 2 child Kings Co very light, may be errors
99 245 5W2ED 89 31 Smith William 49 head England 1 m painter NA
99 245 5W2ED 89 31 Smith Hester 43 wife Suffolk 1 m
67 264 5W2ED 91 34 Smith Henry 23 head Kings Co 1 m cooper
67 264 5W2ED 91 34 Smith Eliza 20 wife Kings Co 1 1 m
67 264 5W2ED 91 34 Smith Louisa 1 child Kings Co
113 286 5W2ED 93 37 Smith Alex? 62 head Ireland 1 m watchman NA
113 286 5W2ED 93 37 Smith Ellen 55 wife Ireland 5 1 m
113 286 5W2ED 93 37 Smith William 14 child Kings Co
113 286 5W2ED 93 37 Smith Margaret 13 child Kings Co
116 289 5W2ED 93 37 Smith John 30 head Germany 1 m policeman NA
116 289 5W2ED 93 37 Smith Mary 22 wife NY 1 1 m
116 289 5W2ED 93 37 Smith John 2mo child Kings Co
138? 318 5W2ED 94 40? Smith Samuel 49 head NY 2 m ?? can't read, very light
138? 318 5W2ED 94 40? Smith Jane 42 wife NY 5 1 m
138? 318 5W2ED 94 40? Smith Walter 13 child NY
138? 318 5W2ED 94 40? Smith Hannah 13 child NY
138? 318 5W2ED 94 40? Smith Cornelia 9 child Kings Co
138? 318 5W2ED 94 40? Smith Laura 7 child Kings Co
138? 318 5W2ED 94 40? Smith Samuel 3 child Kings Co