1865 New York State Census for Kings County

5th ward
3rd Electoral District

 

Transcribed by:  Pat Connors

 

You can find this census on line at:

http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=allCollections;r=0

 

***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:  The boundaries for this ED were not described in the census, all it said was 'a 5th Ward, 3rd ED, a portion of the 5th ward of the city of Brooklyn'

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.  The first ten pages of this district were too light to read so some SMITHS might have been missed.  Also, the relationship box for both husband and wife were blank (usually just done for the head of household) so, I have put a question (?) mark near wife, which is my assumption.

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
14 25 5W3ED 7 5 Smith Romegn? 45 head CT 1 m accountant
14 25 5W3ED 7 5 Smith Martha 50 wife? MA 3 1 m none
14 25 5W3ED 7 5 Smith Benjamin W F 24 son NY none
14 25 5W3ED 7 5 Smith Rebecca H 23 dgt NY s teacher
14 25 5W3ED 7 5 Smith A O 21 son NY s clerk
22 47 5W3ED 8 7 Smith Isaac 31 head Sweden 1 m seaman AL
22 47 5W3ED 8 7 Smith Isabella 26 wife? MA 1 1 m none
22 47 5W3ED 8 7 Smith Maria 7 dgt Brooklyn s none
97 185 5W3ED 16 22 Smith John 28 head Kings Co 1 m carpenter
97 185 5W3ED 16 22 Smith Emily 30 wife? Kings Co 1 1 m none
97 185 5W3ED 16 22 Smith Samuel 3 son Kings Co s none
97 185 5W3ED 16 22 Smith Deborah 64 mother Kings Co 11 1 w none
97 186 5W3ED 16 22 Smith Hannah 24 sister Suffolk Co s none  (Galaway, head)
97 186 5W3ED 16 22 Smith Mary A 38 sister Suffolk Co s none (Galaway, head)
106 206 5W3ED 17 24 Smith Geo 68 head England 1 m dagareotype AL
106 206 5W3ED 17 24 Smith Matilda 42 wife? England 4 1 m flowers AL
106 206 5W3ED 17 24 Smith Matilda 19 dgt England s milliner AL
106 206 5W3ED 17 24 Smith Emma 10 dgt Kings Co s none
106 206 5W3ED 17 24 Armstrong Martha 37 dgt England 1 1 m none AL
106 206 5W3ED 17 24 Armstrong Geo W 6 gr son Kings Co s none
106 208 5W3ED 17 24 Smith David 36 head Queens Co 1 m painter
106 208 5W3ED 17 24 Smith Maria 39 wife? Queens Co 2 1 m none
106 208 5W3ED 17 25 Smith Francis B 13 son Queens Co s none
119 234 5W3ED 18 27 Smith Ira 45 head Kings Co 2 m provision dealer
119 234 5W3ED 18 27 Smith Ollyonee 40 wife? Kings Co 6 1 m none
119 234 5W3ED 18 27 Smith Jarvis 21 son Kings Co s provision dealer
119 234 5W3ED 18 27 Smith Mary   17 dgt Kings Co s none
119 234 5W3ED 18 27 Smith Frances B 12 dgt Kings Co s none
119 234 5W3ED 18 27 Smith Ida 5 dgt Kings Co s none
119 234 5W3ED 18 27 Smith Chs 11mo son Kings Co s none
119 234 5W3ED 18 27 Baylis Smith C 19 cousin Kings Co s bookkeeper
119 235 5W3ED 18 27 Smith Jos N 25 head Kings Co 1 m bookkeeper
119 235 5W3ED 18 27 Smith Mary L 23 wife? Canada 1 1 m none AL
119 235 5W3ED 18 27 Smith Fanny A 3 dgt Kings Co s none
138 266 5W3ED 20 30 Smith Ira 32 head Queens Co 1 m pilot
138 266 5W3ED 20 30 Smith Susan 22 wife? Kings Co 1 1 m none
138 266 5W3ED 20 30 Smith Allen D 1 son Kings Co s none
151 290 5W3ED 21 32 Smith James 50 head Queens Co 1 m bar tender
151 290 5W3ED 21 32 Smith Phebe 48 wife? Queens Co 12 1 m none
151 290 5W3ED 21 32 Smith Samuel 24 son Kings Co s salesman
151 290 5W3ED 22 33 Smith Alfred 21 son Kings Co s none
151 290 5W3ED 22 33 Smith Albert 18 son Kings Co s none
151 290 5W3ED 22 33 Smith Daniel K 13 son Kings Co s none
151 290 5W3ED 22 33 Smith Irving 10 son Kings Co s none
156 304 5W3ED 23 34 Smith John H 44 head Georgia 1 m blacksmith
156 304 5W3ED 23 34 Smith Sarah 37 wife? N Jersey 1 m none
157 306 5W3ED 23 34 Smith J E 36 head Suffolk   1 m produce business
157 306 5W3ED 23 34 Smith Caroline A 30 wife? N York 2 1 m none
157 306 5W3ED 23 34 Smith Geo E 6 son Kings Co s none
178 367 5W3ED 27 38 Smith Andrew 40 head Germany 1 m glass house AL
178 367 5W3ED 27 38 Smith May 36 wife? Germany 1 1 m none AL
178 367 5W3ED 27 38 Smith May 13 dgt Kings Co s none