Free Colored People in the 1840 Mercer County, KY Census

This information was transcribed and submitted by Belva Seaberry and Kimberly Lewis.

Names were taken from actual 1840 census pages. Spelling was checked in the census index. A few errors in spelling were found in the index when checked against handwriting in other entries.

Only heads of households were named in the 1840 census. White heads of household names are in italics.

SURNAME First Name Page Number of Free
Colored Males
(by age group)
Number of Free
Colored Females
(by age group)
Notes
-------- Nelly 168   1 (35-54)  
-------- John 142 1 (55-99)    
-------- Sampson 206 1 (35-54) 1 (<10)
1 (35-54)
 
--------- Candace 206 2 (<10) 1 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
 
-------- Pompey 212 1 (55-99) 1 (55-99)  
Adams James 221   1 (55-99) Free colored unnamed
Anderson Joseph 193 2 (10-23) 1 (<10)  
Bassey Jn. 204   1 (24-34) Free colored unnamed
Batteese Martin 141 1 (24-34)    
Berryman Stephen 203 1 (35-54)    
Black Jn. B. 220 1 (<10)
3 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
2 (<10)
1 (24-34)
 
Blackburn Sam 200 1 (55-99)    
Bryor Henry 209 1 (24-34)    
Carter Jack 187 1 (55-99)    
Cozine Cornl. 209   1 (10-23) Free colored unnamed
Doram Danl. 152 1 (35-54) 1 (35-54)  
Dorum Dennis 154 3 (<10)
2 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
1 (<10)
2 (10-23)
1 (24-34)
 
Downing Geo. 207 1 (55-99) 1 (35-54)
1 (55-99)
 
Easten Spencer 184 2 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
1 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (36-54)
 
Easten Winston 202 1 (35-54) 1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
1 (55-99)
 
Easton S. 200 2 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
1 (10-23)
1 (24-34)
 
Epps John 142 1 (24-34) 1 (<10)
1 (24-34)
 
French Jn. 217   1 (55-99) Free colored unnamed
Fry Jemima 200 2 (<10) 1 (<10)
3 (10-23)
1 (24-34)
1 (55-99)
 
Gray Rob 155 1 (<10)
1 (24-34)
1 (24-34)  
Gray Jesse 174 3 (<10)
4 (10-23)
1 (24-34)
5 (10-23)
3 (24-34)
1 (35-54)
1 (55-99)
 
Harris Anderson 199 1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
1 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 35-54)
 
Harris Fleming 202 1 (<10)
1 (35-54)
2 (<10)
1 (24-34)
 
Harrison Joshua 186 1 (35-54) 1 (<10)
1 (34-54)
 
Hart Wiley 200 1 (<10)
1 (35-54)
1 (24-34)  
Hawkins Laura 200 3 (<10) 2 (<10)
1 (24-34)
 
Hays Carl 176 1 (55-99)    
Henry Jn. 201 1 (10-23)    
Highson Jane 184   1 (24-34)  
Hope Friday 149 1 (35-54) 20
1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
 
Huff Jack 140 1 (35-54)    
Hughs Eliza 155 1 (<10) 1 (<10)
1 (10-23)
 
Hughs Jn. H. 151 2 (<10) 1 (<10)
1 (24-34)
Free colored unnamed
Hunn Jn. 178 1 (35-54)    
Jenkins Wm. 176 3 (<10)
1 (35-54)
2 (<10)
1 (35-54)
 
Johnson Thos. 201 2 (10-23)    
Jones Patrick 199 1 (35-54)    
Jones Sarah 160   2 (24-34)  
Laury Esther 200   1 (35-54)  
Lillard Jacob 208 1 (55-99)    
McAfee B.P. 214 1 (<10)
4 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
2 (<10)
2 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
 
McClure Fielding 200 1 (35-54) 1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
1 (55-99)
 
McMurtry Eliza 200 2 (<10) 1 (10-23) Name not in index.
Meaux Anthony 200 1 (<10)
1 (24-34)
1 (24-34)
1 (55-99)
 
Meaux Hannah 155 1 (<10) 2 (<10)
3 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
 
Meaux Julius 189 3 (<10)
1 (35-54)
1 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
 
Meaux Catherin 188 1 (<10)
2 (10-23)
1 (<10)
1 (35-54)
 
Meaux Julius 189 3 (<10)
1 (35-54)
3 (<10)
1 (35-54)
 
Meaux Robt. 211 1 (<10)
1 (35-54)
1 (35-54)  
Meaux T.J. 215 1 (35-54) 1 (35-54)  
Meaux Solomon 215 1 (24-34)    
Meaux Gideon 216 1 (35-54)    
Meaux Patrick 219 2 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
2 (<10)
3 (10-23)
1 24-34)
 
Meaux Laury 220 3 (10-23)
2 (24-34)
1 (35-54)
2 (<10)
1 (24-34)
 
Meaux Alfred 220 4 (<10)
1 (24-34)
1 (10-23)  
Meaux Humphrey 220 3 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (24-34)
1 (<10)
1 (24-34)
 
Meaux Rob. 220 1 (<10)
1 (24-34)
1 (10-23)  
Meaux Joseph 220 2 (<10)
5 (10-23)
1 (24-34)
2 (<10)
2 (10-23)
1 (24-34)
 
Meaux Silla 220 3 (<10)
2 (10-23)
   
Miller Jn. 156 1 (24-34)    
Mitchell Jn. 221 1 (35-54)   Free colored unnamed
Morgan Nancy 200   1 (<10)
1 (35-54)
 
Mosely Milly 200   1 (55-99)  
Novel Ben 199 1 (35-54)    
Patton Stephen 199 2 (24-34)    
Pellman Berry 154 1 (24-34)    
Pellman Darby 154 1 (55-99)    
Penman Benj. 151 1 (35-54)    
Renfrow Thos. 176 2 (<10)
1 (55-99)
2 (<10)
1 (35-54)
 
Retner Henney 209   1 (35-54) Or Ritner
Roberds Micajah 200 1 (55-99) 1 (55-99)  
Roberts Patsey 184   1 (35-54)  
Rochester Patrick 171 2 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
1 (<10)
1 (24-34)
 
Roe Cum 150 3 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (24-34)
1 (<10)
2 (10-23)
 
Rose Zack 202 1 (55-99)    
Runsdale J.G. 142   1 (24-34) Free colored unnamed
Russell Lewis 199 1 (55-99)    
Russell Willis 154 1 (24-34) 1 (24-34)  
Scott Thos. 163 1 (55-99)    
Shelvy Evin 184 1 (10-23)    
Shields Sam 218 1 (35-54)    
Sight Temperance 191   1 (24-34)
4 (55-99)
 
Sky Patsy 205   1 (55-99)  
Slaughter Gabl. S. 201 1 (10-23)
2 (24-34)
  Free colored unnamed
Smith Lear 162   1 (35-54)  
Smith Wm. 178 1 (55-99)    
Speer Jesse 178 1 (55-99)    
Tann Polly 184   1 (35-54)  
Tann Charlotte 184   1 (35-54)  
Tennby Nancy 209   2 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
 
Thompson Fleming 199 2 (<10)
1 (35-54)
1 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (55-99)
 
Thompson James 177 1 (55-99)    
Trasby Jas. 163 1 (10-23)    
Valentine Jn. 141 1 (<10)
2 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
4 (<10)
1 (35-54)
 
Walker Jesse 162 1 (35-54) 1 (55-99)  
Weaver J. 201 2 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
2 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
Free colored unnamed
White John 220 1 (55-99) 1 (10-23)
1 (35-54)
 
Williams Jn. 156 1 (<10) 1 (<10)
1 (10-23)
1 (24-34)
Free colored unnamed
Williams Letty 198 1 (<10)
1 (10-23)
3 (10-23)
1 (24-34)
1 (35-54)
 
Worthington Hannah 199   1 (55-99)  
Wrainey (?) Wrainey (?) 140   1 (55-99)  
Young Randall 163 2 (<10)
1 (35-54)
1 (<10)
1 (35-54)
 
Young Jn. 222 1 (35-54) 1 (35-54)  
Young Jn. 194 1 (55-99) 1 (35-54)  

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