1865 New York State Census for Kings County

6th ward
1st District
Eastern Flatbush

 

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.

DISTRICT:  Dist 1, Eastern district of Flatbush

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

D F im pg cen pg Surname First Age Relation Born  C X S Occupation N Notes
1 1 1 1? Smith Deborah 48 head Kings 6 1 w
1 1 1 1? Smith Eliza 21 child Kings
1 1 1 1? Smith Henry M 14 child Kings s
6 7 1 1? Smith John 43 head England 1 m toll collector NA 
6 7 1 1? Smith Sarah 42 wife England 4 1 m NA
6 7 1 1? Smith Joseph 18 child England s
6 7 1 1? Smith Selenia 11 child Kings s
6 7 1 1? Smith Charles 6 child Kings s
6 8 1 1? Smith Charles 34 head N York 1 m printer
6 8 1 1? Smith Harriet 33 wife N York 2 1 m
6 8 1 1? Smith Charles 2y1m child Kings s
6 8 1 1? Simmins George 34 head England 1 m blacksmith AL
6 8 1 1? Simmins Charlotte 31 wife N York 2 1 m
6 8 1 1? Simmins George 9 child Kings s
6 8 1 1? Simmins Eva 3 child Kings s
32 39 4 6 Smith John M 60 head France 1 m cabinet m. NA
32 39 4 6 Smith Catherine M 59 wife France 3 1 m
124 176 12 23 Smith Abraham 25 head Kings 1 m laborer
124 176 12 23 Smith Ellen 24 wife Ireland 2 1 m AL
124 176 12 23 Smith Josephine 4 ch  Kings
124 176 12 23 Smith Elizabeth 1y4m ch Kings
137 188 13 25 Smith Gertrude 48 sister Kings 7 1 w James Hegeman, head
137 188 13 25 Smith Gertrude 20 niece Kings s James Hegeman, head
137 188 13 25 Smith Mary L 17 niece Kings s James Hegeman, head
200 273 20 38 Smith William E/C? 13 adopted Kings s Case family
207 294 21 41 Smith William   52 head Queens 1 m shoe business
207 294 21 41 Smith Ann 48 wife Queens 5 1 m
207 294 21 41 Smith William 14 child N York s
207 294 21 41 Carter Uziata 38 son IL N York 1 m
207 294 21 41 Carter Margaret 39 child N York 1 m
207 294 21 41 Lane Mary L 16 svnt N York s
228 307 22 43 Smith Kate 27 svnt Ireland s Bergin family
265 326 24 46 Smith John A 30 head NY tavern keeper
265 326 24 46 Smith Sarah 22 wife NY
265 326 24 46 Smith Ida 6 ch Kings
265 326 24 46 Smith Clara 4 ch Kings
265 326 24 46 Smith Ella 2 ch Kings
265 326 24 47 Lane Mary L 25 svnt Ireland s
256 339 26 50 Smith Abraham 35 svnt Kings 1 m laboring Bush family
264 353 26 51 Smith Mary L 21 svnt Ireland s Vannever family
293 381 29 57 Smith Wm H 13 pupil N York s Truant Home
293 381 29 57 Smith George W 13 pupil N York s Truant Home
293 381 29 57 Smith Byron 10 pupil Kings s Truant Home
293 381 29 57 Smith John 13 pupil Kings s Truant Home
293 381 29 57 Smith Isaac 9 pupil Kings s Truant Home