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1790 Census, Luzerne County, PA
Transcribed for Tri Counties by Dick McCracken
Formatted & Published by  Joyce M. Tice 2004
Census records are very often difficult to read because of handwriting, microfilm quality, and spelling issues. Our early census takers were not as well educated as we'd like them to have been, and even the people bearing the names often could not spell them with the same consistency we are accustomed to in this era. The census taker wrote what he believed he heard as well as he could. These have been transcribed for you to the very best or our abilities given the difficulties mentioned. Please be tolerant of what you would consider "mistakes." If you can recognize the names you are looking for, then it is a success. If not, then you may want to find a place where you can view the originals so that you can judge for yourselves. Excessive attention to outmoded spelling issues is the sign of a beginner in family research. Those of you who have been at this a while are well aware of the "spelling errors" in our early records and have learned to take them in your stride. If you want to tell us what is right and what is wrong with the transcription, your notes will be added to the Comment Page
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Do You Know that you can search just the Census Records on the site by using the three county level Census  buttons in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page

You can further limit your search by choosing the find all words option and entering a year or township name along with your surname. Remember that alternate spellings of surnames WILL affect your search results.

In 1790, Luzerne County included almost all of the are that is now in Bradford County PA. Only a tiny slice at the south of present day Bradford, New Albany area, was in Northumberland County. See Dates of County Formation

1790 Census, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Number of Persons within my Division, consisting of the County of Luzerne, appears in a Schedule hereto annexed, Subscribed by me, this
twentieth day of April, one thousand seven hundred ninety one Seth Duncan, Assistant to the Marshal of Pennsylvania

Schedule of the whole number of persons within the Division allotted to Seth Duncan

1.  Names of Heads of Families.
2.  Free white males of sixteen and upwards including heads of families.
3.  Free white males under sixteen years
4.  Free white females including heads of families.
5.  All other free persons.
6.  Slaves

Introduction One Two Three Four Five
Whole number of peoples 4,904
Four thousand nine hundred and four
April 29, 1791
Seth Duncan, J.P.

Thanks for missing page #4 to Gwen Mecum Hunt, Debbie Gordon-Thom, Angela Gschwend, Kelsey Jones, John Clancy, Pauline Wilcox, Paul Giometti, and any others who may have sent later.
Transcribed by Dick McCracken \Towanda, PA, 1 Nov. 2004

Bradford County PA
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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11/17/2004
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