Gwinnett Manuscript Censuses

Manuscript Censuses for Gwinnett County, Georgia

These are the records collected by the census marshals as they gathered the data from 1820 thru 1870. The censuses of enslaved people in 1850 and 1860 are separated from the censuses of the free population. The original files of scanned microfilm are located in the Internet Archive. Each of these files was extracted by Michael Gagnon for posting on this site. Large Adobe Acrobat files! See 1850 Census for Excel file of Gwinnett Slave Census

1870 Census (9th Census of the United States)

1870 Gwinnett County, Georgia, Manuscript Agricultural Census  8 Meg file contains census of products of agriculture for each farm in Gwinnett in 1870. Small size of file indicates under-counting of farms in 1870. Extracted and digitized by Michael Gagnon from National Archives microfilm series T1137, Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Georgia, 1850-1880. Reel 7. For Blank Form, see 1870 Agricultural Census Form. To see questions asked, and instructions to census marshals, see Agricultural Schedules 1850-1900, Census.gov

1860 Census (8th Census of the United States)

1860 Gwinnett Free Population – from National Archives microfilm series M653, reel 125, frames 115-374

1860 Gwinnett Slave Population – from National Archives microfilm series M653, reel 146, frames 189-220

Questions asked on 1860 Census, Free Schedule. See 1850 for questions asked in slave schedule.

1860 Gwinnett County, Georgia, Manuscript Agricultural Census VERY LARGE FILE (20 Meg) contains census of products of agriculture for each farm in Gwinnett in 1860 that produced more than $100. Extracted and digitized by Michael Gagnon from National Archives microfilm series T1137, Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Georgia, 1850-1880. Reel 5. For Blank Form, see 1860 Agricultural Census Form. To see questions asked, and instructions to census marshals, see Agricultural Schedules 1850-1900, Census.gov

1850 Census (7th Census of the United States)

1850 Gwinnett Free Population – from National Archives microfilm series M432, reel 58, frames 64-279

1850 Gwinnett Slave Population – from National Archives microfilm series M432, reel 90, frames 542-569

Questions asked on 1850 Census Free and Slave Schedules

1850 Gwinnett County, Georgia, Slave Census Database This excel file contains both slaveholders and individual slaves from the pages of the 1850 slave census for Gwinnett County. It was compiled as a project for the Early National US History class, in Fall 2016, at Georgia Gwinnett College.

1850 Gwinnett County, Georgia, Manuscript Agricultural Census VERY LARGE FILE (27 Meg) contains census of products of agriculture for each farm in Gwinnett in 1850 that produced more than $100. Extracted and digitized by Michael Gagnon from National Archives microfilm series T1137, Nonpopulation Census Schedules for Georgia, 1850-1880. Reel 2. For Blank Form see 1850 Agricultural Census Form. To see questions asked, and instructions to census marshals, see Agricultural Schedules 1850-1900, Census.gov

1840 Census (6th Census of the United States)

1840 Gwinnett Population – from National Archives microfilm series M704, reel 42, frames 127-233 The 1840 and earlier censuses combines free and slave populations into a single tabulation, but gives much less detail. The second page of each 2-page sheet contains the tabulation of enslaved people for each household.

Questions asked on 1840 Census

1830 Census (5th Census of the United States)

1830 Gwinnett Population – from National Archives microfilm series M19, reel 17, frames 622-768

Questions asked on 1830 Census

1820 Census (4th Census of the United States)

 1820 Gwinnett Population, GA Vol 3 – from National Archives microfilm series M33, reel 8, frames 196-219 While only 26 pages long, very difficult to read. Poorly maintained original copy.

Questions asked on 1820 census form

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