1865 New York State Census for Kings County

6th ward, Town of Gravesend

 

Transcribed by:  Pat Connors

 

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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:  Town of Gravesend, no boundary lines given

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 im pg cen pg Surname First Age Relation Born  Children Married? Status Occupation NA? Notes
235 271 14 37 Smith James 47 head England 1 m hotel keeper NA 
235 271 14 37 Smith Elizabeth 44 wife England 11 1 m AL
235 271 14 37 Smith, Jr James 6 child NY County
235 271 14 37 Smith Joseph T 5mo child Kings Co s
235 271 14 37 Derwer Ann 38 svnt Ireland s AL
235 272 14 37 Smith William E 35 head Kings Co 1 m laborer
235 272 14 37 Smith Eliza  25 wife Kings Co 3 1 m
235 272 14 37 Smith William J 8 child Kings Co s
235 272 14 37 Smith Fredrick D 2y2m child Kings Co s
235 272 14 37 Smith Wadson A 6mo child Kings Co s
261 302 3 none Smith Hester 19 svnt Kings Co s Williamson family
235 271 7 37 Smith James 47 head England 1 m hotel keeper NA
235 271 7 37 Smith Elizabeth 44 wife England 11 1 m AL
235 271 7 37 Smith James, Jr 6 child New York Co s
235 271 7 37 Smith Joseph T 5mo child Kings Co s
235 271 7 37 Derwer Ann 38 svnt Ireland s AL
205 237 9 33 Smith John 30 svnt Ireland s laborer AL Ryder family
157 184 13 25 Smith Josier T 40 head Kings Co 1 m painter
157 184 13 25 Smith Cinty E 35 wife Kings Co 4 1 m
157 184 13 25 Smith Josephine 10 child Kings Co s
157 184 13 25 Smith Louisa 8 child Kings Co s
157 184 13 25 Smith George 2 child Kings Co s
157 184 13 25 Smith Eliza 50 sister Kings Co s
157 184 13 25 Benaway Mary A 56 moth IL Kings Co 4 1 w
157 184 13 25 Cole Mary A 22 svnt Ireland s AL
157 184 13 25 Burke Ann 27 svnt Ireland s AL
157 184 13 25 Moore Alex? 30 svnt N York Co s laborer
124 145 18 19 Smith William 24 svnt Germany s laborer AL
91 107 20 none Smith Edward 61 head MA 1 m tole keeper
91 107 20 none Smith Mary M 59 wife NJ 1 1 m
94 110 20 15 Smith Joseph 20 svnt New York Co s waiter/water? Feller family
95 111 20 15 Smith Alex H 12 child Kings Co s Langton family
99 116 20 15 Smith William 33 svnt Kings Co s waiter/water? Van Sicklen family
99 116 20 15 Smith Eliza 40 svnt Kings Co s waiter/water? Van Sicklen family
52 64 21 9 Smith Eshed 49 head Germany 1 m farmer NA
52 64 21 9 Smith Julia 37 wife Germany 6 1 m AL
52 64 21 9 Smith Ellen 16 child RI s
52 64 21 9 Smith Catharine 13 child Kings Co s
52 64 21 9 Smith Julious 11 child Kings Co
52 64 21 9 Smith William 9 child Kings Co
52 64 21 9 Smith Mics? 6 child Kings Co
52 64 21 9 Smith Marthan 3 child Kings Co
52 64 21 9 Recked Casper 56 father Germany 1 m farmer NA
52 64 21 9 Recked Catharine 60 mother Germany 3 1 m AL
47 58 24 7 Smith Stephen 30 svnt Kings Co s laborer
13 14 26 none Smith, Jr Edward 38 head N York   1 m boatman
13 14 26 none Smith, Jr Sarah R 39 wife England 5 1 m AL
13 14 26 none Smith, Jr Mary M A 17 child Kings Co s
13 14 26 none Smith, Jr Lewis H 14 child Kings Co s
13 14 26 none Smith, Jr William E 11 child Kings Co s
13 14 26 none Smith, Jr Aurther 5 child Kings Co s
13 14 26 none Smith, Jr Fred D 3y1m child Kings Co s
13 14 26 none Smith, Jr Sarah C 9m child Kings Co s