Newton, MA, USA
1790 First Federal Census
The first census began more than a year after the inauguration of President Washington and shortly before the second session of the first Congress ended. Congress assigned responsibility for the 1790 census to the marshals of the U.S. judicial districts under an act which, with minor modifications and extensions, governed census taking through 1840. The law required that every household be visited, that completed census schedules be posted in “two of the most public places within [each jurisdiction], there to remain for the inspection of all concerned…” and that “the aggregate amount of each description of persons” for every district be transmitted to the president. Census Day was August 2, 1790. The entire 1790 Census for Newton consists of two pages (p419/20).
|Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the town of NEWTON||1790 FEDERAL CENSUS|
|STATE: Massachusetts||DATE OF ENUMERATION:||August 2, 1790|
|Names of the Head of Family: FULLER||Free White Males
16 & up incl heads
| Free White Males
|Free White Females
|Elisha Fuller Jr.||1||1||4|
|Joseph Fuller Jr.||2||1||3|
- “United States Census, 1790”, database with images, FamilySearch(ark:/61903/1:1:XHKL-GHQ : Fri Mar 17 22:50:25 UTC 2023).
- For the 1790 Census, Silas Fuller of Newton was counting in Billerica, Middlesex, MA. [1,2,2]