1840 Census | Gilliams of Virginia

Gilliams of the 1840 Virginia Census
Updated March 17, 2016

Overview:
This database details Virginia Gilliams enumerated in the 1840 United States Federal Census,the sixth census of the United States.


Enumerators of the 1840 census were asked to include the following categories in the census: name of head of household; number of free white males and females in age categories: 0 to 5, 5 to 10, 10 to 15, 15 to 20, 20 to 30, 30 to 40, 40 to 50, 50 to 60, 60 to 70, 70 to 80, 80 to 90, 90 to 100, over 100; the name of a slave owner and the number of slaves owned by that person; the number of male and female slaves and free "colored" persons by age categories; the number of foreigners (not naturalized) in a household; the number of deaf, dumb, and blind persons within a household; and town or district, and county of residence.

Additionally, the 1840 census, asked for the first time, the ages of revolutionary war pensioners and the number of individuals engaged in mining, agriculture, commerce, manufacturing and trade, navigation of the ocean, navigation of canals, lakes and rivers, learned professions and engineers; number in school, number in family over age twenty-one who could not read and write, and the number of insane. The categories allowed Congress to determine persons residing in the United States for collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the House of Representatives.

Few, if any, records reveal as many details about individuals and families as do the U.S. federal censuses. The population schedules are successive "snapshots" of Americans that depict where and how they were living at particular periods in the past. Because of this, the census is often the best starting point for genealogical research after home sources have been exhausted.

The United States was the first country to call for a regularly held census. The Constitution required that a census of all "Persons...excluding Indians not taxed" be performed to determine the collection of taxes and the appropriation of seats in the House of Representatives. The first nine censuses from 1790-1870 were organized under the United States Federal Court system. Each district was assigned a U.S. marshal who hired other marshals to administer the census. Governors were responsible for enumeration in territories.

The official enumeration day of the 1840 census was 1 June 1840. All questions asked were supposed to refer to that date. The count was due within nine months, but the due date was extended by law to allow completion within eighteen months. By 1840, there were a total of twenty-six states in the Union, with Arkansas and Michigan being the latest additions. The two new territories of Wisconsin and Iowa were also enumerated.



Virginia county lines as they appeared in 1840. List of abbreviations used may be found at County Formation Maps.




Head of Household
County
Frederick Gillum
Albemarle, Fredericksville
Jas S Gillum
Albemarle, Fredericksville
John Gillum
Albemarle, Fredericksville
Wm N Gillum
Albemarle, Fredericksville
Pleasant Gillum
Albemarle, St Annes
Levi Gilham
Amelia
Archa Gilliam
Amherst
James Gilliam
Amherst
Henry Guilliams
Berkeley
William A Gilliam
Botetourt
Susan Gilliam
Brunswick
Edward Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
Edward Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
Elizabeth Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
Elizabeth Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
Isham Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
John D Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
John Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
John J Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
John R Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
Maddison Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
Richard C Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
Richd Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
William D Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
Wilson Gilliam
Buckingham, Southern District
Rice H Gilliam
Campbell, North East District
G D Gilliam
Campbell, Southern District
Jno R Gilliam
Campbell, Southern District
Nancy Gilliam
Charles City, Charles City
Nancy Gilliam
Charles City, Charles City
Stephen Gilliam
Charlotte
William T Gilliam
Charlotte
John Gilliam
Chesterfield, Lower District
John W Gilliam
Dinwiddie
Susan Gilliam
Dinwiddie, Petersburg East Ward
Wm Gillian
Dinwiddie, Petersburg East Ward
Jennett Gilliam
Dinwiddie, Petersburg South Ward
Mary Gilliam
Dinwiddie, Petersburg South Ward
Mary Gilliam
Dinwiddie, Petersburg West Ward
Luke Guilliams
Franklin
Peter Gillum
Frederick
Jane Gilliam
Henrico, Richmond Ward 1
Sarah B Gilliam
Henrico, Richmond Ward 1
Martha V Gilliam
Henrico, Richmond Ward 2
Frances Gilliam
Henrico, Richmond Ward 3
Susanna Gilliam
Louisa
John S Gilliam
New Kent
Richard L Gilliam
New Kent
Robert Gilliam
New Kent
Tabitha Gilliam
New Kent
John Gilliam
Powhatan, Eastern District
C W Gilliam
Prince Edward, Eastern District
Claton Gilliam
Prince Edward, Eastern District
James Gilliam
Prince Edward, Eastern District
Jno W Gilliam
Prince Edward, Eastern District
Judith Gilliam
Prince Edward, Eastern District
Spencer Gilliam
Prince Edward, Eastern District
Charles A Gilliam
Prince George, Eastern District
James S Gilliam
Prince George, Eastern District
Marius Gilliam
Prince George, Eastern District
Reuben Gilliam
Prince George, Eastern District
Robert Gilliam
Prince George, Eastern District
Skelton Gilliam
Prince George, Eastern District
Anderson Gillam
Scott
Chesley Gillam
Scott
Isom Gillam
Scott
James Gillam
Scott
Jesse Gillam
Scott
John Gillam
Scott
Joseph Gillam
Scott
Joshua Gillam
Scott
Patsey Gillam
Scott
Richard Gillam
Scott
Richard Gillam
Scott
Richard Gillam
Scott
William Gillam
Scott
Jesse Gillam
Scott, Western District
Richard N Gilliam
Southampton
Silas Gilliam
Southampton
Robert Gilliam
Southampton, St Lukes
Benja Gilham
Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg
Charlotte Gilliam
Sussex
Elizabeth Gilliam
Sussex
James Gilliam
Sussex
James R Gilliam
Sussex
Lucinda M Gilliam
Sussex
Sarah Gilliam
Sussex
Willis Gilliam
Sussex
James Gilliam
York
Richard Gilliam
York




Sources
  • Ancestry.com. 1840 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Sixth Census of the United States, 1840; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M704, 580 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.