Special 1837 Census of Unincorporated Townships and Plantations of Penobscot County

This Special 1837 Census was transcribed by Donald and Evelyn Wright on March 18, 2002. This information is free to the public. It is a rare find. The source of this information is located in the Maine State Archives, Augusta, ME. It is labeled Unincorporated townships of Penobscot County Apr 13th 1837. Only a few localities of the special census are known to exist by the Maine State Archives. We have attempted to transcribe this handwritten information accurately. Items in brackets [] were added by us for clarification that did not exist on the original document. Items in parenthesis () were our second guess where hand writing was difficult to read.

Jarvis Gore East of Eddington

Form of Census

Census on enumeration of the inhabitants of the Jarvis Gore east of Eddington as existing on the first day of March 1837, taken pursuant to an act of the legislature of Maine as passed Eighth of March Eighteen Hundred Thirty Seven excepting foreigners not naturalized who have not had their residence in any city town or plantation in this state four years previous to the taking of said of enumeration and also excepting Indians not taxed.

MAINE SPECIAL CENSUS, 1837, Unincorporated Townships in Penobscot County
Name of the Master, Mistress or Head of the Family Persons under four years of age
Persons four years and under 21 years
Persons 21 years of age and upwards
Total
Benjamin Penny
5
3
8
Rufus Rooks 2
2
2
6
Thomas Parker
6
3
9
Joseph Penny Jr. 3

2
5
Joseph Day 1
3
5
9
Samuel Trueworthy
5
2
7
Nehemiah Goodwin
3
5
8
Samuel Davis 2
3
2
7
Elisha Chick 2

2
4
Eliphalet Brackett 2
1
2
5
William Debeck 2
3
2
7
Ebenezer Davis 1
5
3
9
Samuel Debeck 1
5
2
8
Simon Crosby 2
7
3
12
Philemon Kowell (Howell) 2

3
5
Williabm Crosby 1
7
3
11
Clark Williams
3
2
5
Hammon Stevens 2
5
2
9
Nicholas Sammon
2
2
4
Footing 23
65
50
138
It was supposed when I made the return for the other unicorporated places that the above named Gore was incorporated but it is not. I therefore have taken the census and made return as as by law required.

Jacob W Stinchfield Penobscot SS -- May 19 A.D. 1837

I, Jacob W Stinchfield do solemnly swear that the number of persons set fourth in the return made by me agreeably to the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act providing for the disposition and repayment of the public money apportioned to the state of Maine, on deposite, by the Government of the United States, has been ascertained by an actual inquiry at every dwelling-house or a personal inquiry of the head of every family, in conformity with the provisions of said Act; and the return aforesaid is correct and true according to the best of my knowledge and belief. So help me God. Signed Jacob W Stinchfield Subscribed and Sworn to before me Geo. B Moody, Justice of Peace