1855 New York State Census

Transcribed by Susan Stalker Mulvey

July 2005

Census of the Inhabitants in the Western Election District of the Town of Ancram in the County, of Columbia taken by me on the 30th day of June 1855.

Taken by: Elisha Moon

(Note:  I have left off the columns: "Color," "Dwellings numbered in the order of visitation," "Of what material built," and "Value," which are at the beginning of the form and "Aliens," Persons of color not taxed," "Persons over 21 years who cannot read and write," "Owners of land," and "Deaf, Dumb, Blind, Insane, or Idiotic" to save room.  If there is information in the end columns, I will add that to the name.  I have highlighted the head of household in bold.  I have transcribed the census to the best of my ability.  Some pages are totally unreadable. I will make a notation, where applicable, as to which pages that I cannot read.  Notations in [ ]  are mine.)

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Dwelling
Number
 

Family

Number

NAME AGE SEX Relation to Head Where Born Married Widow

Years

Resident

to this

city or town

Profession Voter

Alien

Native Alien
97 103 Ira W. Palmer

[Owner of Land]

46 M Albany / 1 Farmer /
    Sarah Ann Palmer 45 F Wife Do /   1      
    Orin Palmer 23 M Child Do     1      
    Mary Jane Palmer 12 F Do Do     1      
    Helen A. Palmer 6 F Do Do     1      
    Martha Palmer 73 F Mother Green   / 1      
Betsey Nodine 17 F Domestic Columbia 1
98 104

Jonas Felts

[Owner of Land]

44 M Do / 44 Farmer /
Margaret Felts 37 F Wife Do / 37
John Felts 17 M Child Do 17
Andris Felts 16 M Do Do 16
    Elizabeth Felts 14 F Do Do     14      
    Ama [?] Felts 11 F Do Do     11      
    Charity Felts 6 F Do Do     6      
Henry Felts 3 M Do Do 3
    Maryette Kipp 14 F Domestic Do     14      
99 105

David Brandt

[Owner of Land]

33 M Do / 33 Farmer /
    Maria Brandt 31 F Wife Do /   20      
Mariett Brandt 8 F Child Do 8
    Antionette Brandt 6 F Do Do     6      
    Martha M. Brandt 2 F Do Do     2      
    Ambrose Decker 23 M Domestic Do     23 Laborer /  
  Lawrence Loomis 12 M Do Do 1
  Julia Cook 18 F Do Do     1      
100 106

Andris J. Brandt

[Owner of Land]

67 M   Do /   67 Farmer /  
    Elizabeth Brandt 67 F Wife Do /   67      
    Archelaus Brandt 28 M Child Do     28 Farmer /  
    Andris Brandt 23 M Do Do     21 Engineer /  
    Martha Brandt 25 F Daughter-in-Law Do /   5      
    Elsworth J. Brandt 1 M Grand Child Do     1      
    Johannah O. Bryan 24 F Domestic Ireland     2      
    Eli Decker 21 M Do Columbia     21 Laborer /  
    Washington Finkle 26 M Do Do     26 Do /  
Theodore Shook 8 M Do Do 2
101 107 Edgar Carmen 34 M   New Jersey /   6 Farmer /  
    Julia Carmen 31   Wife Columbia /   6      
    Mary Jane Carmen 12   Child Do     6      
    Elizabeth Carmen 7   Do Do     6      
    Alice B. Carmen 4   Do Do     4      
102 108 Betsey Hoysradt 48 F   Do   / 48      
    Jane A. Hoysradt 20 F Child Do     28 [?]      
  109 John Kipp 60 M   Do /   40 Laborer /  
    Perlhina Kipp 53 F Wife Do /   53      
    Elizabeth Kipp 18 F Child Do     18      
103 110

Henry Hoystradt

[Owner of Land]

37 M   Do /   8 Farmer /  

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