Canton 1840 Census
Oxford County, Maine

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V. F. Thomas Co. - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
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(updated 21 December 2016)





The full headings of the census record below are: “of ten years, and under fifteen”, “of fifteen, and under twenty”, etc.



Head of Family White Males White Females
Under 5 5–10 10–15 15–20 20–30 30–40 40–50 50–60 60–70 70–80 80–90 90–100 Under 5 5–10 10–15 15–20 20–30 30–40 40–50 50–60 60–70 70–80 80–90
Austin, Abiathar 1 1 1 1 1
Austin, Horatio 1 1 1
Capen, Uriah 1 1 1 1 3 1
Child, Ephraim 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Treat, William 1 1 2
Bean, Samuel 1 1 1 2 1
Treat, Ezekiel 2 1 1 1 1
Treat, Sylvanus {?} 1 1 2 1
Morse, Charles 1 2 1 1
Walton, Jonathan 1 2 1 1 1
Walton, William 1 1
Flagg, John L. 2 1 1 1 1 1
Flagg, Nathan S. 1 1 1 2 2 1
Bryant1, Lewis 2 3 1 1 1 1
Coolidge, Moses 1 2 1 1 1 1
Coolidge, Charles 1 1 1
Evans, Elvira 1 1 1 1
Hannaford1, Thomas Jr. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hannaford1, Thomas 1 1 1
Blackwell, {?} 1 1 1 1
Dike, Fuller 2 2 1 1 2 2 1
Jones, Lorenzo 1 1 1 1
Jones, Peltiah 1
Strout, Sally 2 1 2 1
Flagg, Joshua 2 1 1 1 1
Pratt, Timothy 1 1 1 1 1
Humphrey, Joseph W. 1 1 1
Buurse, Alvin 2 1 1 1
Blanchard, Breed 1 1 1 1
Fish, {?} 1 1
Carver, Eleacer 1 1
Carlow, Samuel 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Shurtliff, William 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ludden, Daniel 1 1 1 1 2 1
Eastman, Caleb 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Adkins, Nathaniel 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Adkins, O{…?} 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
H{anscom?}, John B. 1 1 2 1
Howe, Phineas 1 1 1 1
Ludden, Lydia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tilson, Mark 1 1 1 1
Wilson, David L. 1 1
Conant, Albert 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Wilson, Goin 1 1 1
Ludden, Jacob 1 1 1
Bennett, Josiah 1 1 2 1
Eastman, Timothy 1 1 1
Chamberlain1, Ad{…} 1 1 1 1 1
Jones, {…} Jr. 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Conant, Martin 1 1 1
Colland, Joseph 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Ellis, Ebenezer 1 1 1 1
Hersey1, John 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Wood, Ob[e]diah 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Coolidge, Cyrus A. 1 2 1 1
Ellis, Gideon 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Kelsey, Oliver 1 1 1 1 1 1
Moore, Rufus 1 1 1
Stone, Ezra {I.?} 1 1 1 1 1 1
Foster, Daniel 1 1 1 1 1
Foster, Daniel Jr. 1 1 2 1
Wood, George W. 1 1
Kelsey, John 1 1 1 1
Dailey, Nezer 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Bradbury, Thomas 1 1 1 1 1 1
Holland, Caleb {P.?} 1 1 2 1
Treat, Ezekiel Jr. 1 3 1 1 2
Danforth, Samuel 1 1 1
Holland, Cornelius 1 1 1 1 2
French, William 1 1
French, William Jr. 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Harmon, Caroline 1 1 1
Jones, Apollos 1 1
Jones, Larson C. 1 1 1 1 1
Austin, Joel 1 2 1 1 1
Child, Hannah 2 1 1 1 1
Reynolds, Ira 1 1 1
Reynolds, Daniel 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
Hathaway, Gilbert 1 1
Hathaway, W. {W.?} 2 1 2 1 1
Hathaway, Peter {L.?} 1 1 1 1 2
Austin, Daniel 1 1 2 1
Ames, Ralph 2 1 1 1
Thorne, Thomas 1 1 1
Glover, Livingston 1 1
Delano, Jesse 1 1 1 1 1
Delano, Preston 1 1 1 3 1
Rich, Luther 1 1 2 1 1
Hodges, John N. 1 1 1 1
Pierce, Asa 1 1 1
Ireland, Joel 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Moulton, John 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
Austin, Asa 1 1 1
Huntress, Timothy 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bisbee, Horatio 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1
Alden, Alexander Jr. 1 1 1 1 1 1
Coolidge, Joseph 1 1
Coolidge, John 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
McCollister, Thomas 1 2 1
McCollister, John 1 1 1 1 1
Whitney, Judith 1 1 1
Moulton, Mary 1 1 1
Winslow, Samuel 1 1
Winslow, William 1 1 1
Winslow, Samuel Jr. 1 1
Coolidge, Joseph Jr. 2 2 1 1 1 1
McCollister, Thomas Jr. 1 1 1
Simmons, John 1 1 2 1 1 2 1
Conant, Ebenezer 1 1 1
Conant, John M. 1 1 1
Lothrop, Benjamin 1 1 1 3 1 1
Leach, Jacob 1 2 1 1 1
Stevens, Aaron 1 1 1 1 1 1
Whitney, James 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Buck, David E. 2 1 2 1 1
White, William 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
Reynolds, Simon 1 1 1 1
Ames, John 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Fuller, Charles 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Thorne1, John O. 1 1 1 1
Ames, Jonathan P. 3 2 1 2 1 1 1
Hathaway, Clarissa 1 1
Peabody, Jesse 2 1 3 1 1
Allen, John 1 1 1
Hayford, Gustavus Jr. 2 1 1 1 1 1 2
Boston, Edward 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Briggs, Henry 2 2 1 1
Smith, Leonard P. 1 1 1
Hayford, Alvarado 2 2
Evans, Henry C. 1 1 1
Barrows, Andrew 1 1 1
Jones, Charles 1 1 1 2 2
Swasey, Benjamin K. 1 1 1 1 2
Leonard, Elkanah 2 1 1 1 1
Bicknell, Lucius 1 1 1
Bosworth, Noah Jr. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Richard S. Higgins 1 1 1 1
Deshon, John M. 1 1 1
Carver, James 1 1 1 1 1
Cole, Lewis 1 1 1
Marston, Joseph 1 2 1 1 1
Marston, Simon C. 1 1 1
Hayford, Otis 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Hayford, Gustavus 1 2 1 1 1 1 2
Benson, Hosea 1 1 1
Brett1, Simeon 1 1 1 2 1 1
Reynolds, Nathan P. 1 1
Barrows, Charles 1 1 1
Hayford, Cyrus 1 2 1 1 1
Dunbar, Silas 1 1 1
Decoster, {George?} 1 1 1 2 2 1
Shackley, Daniel 1 1
Shackley, Elijah 1 1 3 1 1 1
Hayford, Zeri {Jr.?} 1 1 1 1 1
Staples, James 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gammon, Robinson 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Lindsey, Amos 1 1 1 2 2 1
Shackley, Winfield {P.?} 1 1 1
Hayford, Zeri 1 1
Child, Daniel 1 1 1 1
Ellis, Martin 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
{F…}, Sumner 1 1 1
Allen, James 1 2 1 2 1 1
Peabody, Sam{uel?} 2 1 1 1 1 1
Ellis, {Rancy?} 1 1 1
Ellis, Phillip 2 1 2 1
Jose, Mark L. 1 1 1 1
Shackley, John 1 1
Hodge, John D. 2 1 1 1 1
Davis, Joshua 1
True, David2
Column totals 60 57 53 54 70 60 48 20 17 8 1 1 77 69 53 53 74 61 40 18 14 6 2
white males = 449; free colored males = 2 white females = 467; free colored females = 1
families = 171 total white persons = 916; total free colored persons = 3


Notes:
   1The following surnames have been modified to bring them in line with current spelling: Brett (from Britt), Bryant (Briant), Chamberlain (Chamberlin), Hannaford (Hunnaford), Hersey (Hearsey), and Thorne (Thorn).
   2This family was composed of three free colored persons: one male under 10, one male 36–55, and one female 36–55.