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SOUTHERNS IN THE 1800 FEDERAL CENSUS: STOKES COUNTY, N.C.

Index:
Boze, Stk 573
John, Stk 589
Thomas, Stk 589
William, Stk 584

White
Males
White
Females
Slaves
Name0-910-1516-2526-44Over 440-910-1516-2526-44Over 44All
Boze
(Boaz)
31-1--1-1--
William (II)---1-1--1-1
John---1---1-1-
Thomas3--1-1-1---

Special Note: Curiously, Ford and Reuben are missing from this census, though both are on all tax lists through 1801 and the 1799 special property valuation list and were certainly in the county in 1800. The Thomas in this census may actually be Ford (see below).


Descriptions:

White
Males
White
Females
Slaves
Name0-910-1516-2526-44Over 440-910-1516-2526-44Over 44All
Boze
(Boaz)
31-1--1-1--

Boaz, still on Town Fork Creek, now probably in his 30s, his family growing. The daughter and son of 1790 are now over ten, and three more sons have been added. This is his last N.C. census; he sold his property in 1807 and is probably the Boaz Southern appearing in Warren County, Kentucky, in the 1810 federal census. He may have then moved to Tennessee before 1820.



White
Males
White
Females
Slaves
Name0-910-1516-2526-44Over 440-910-1516-2526-44Over 44All
William (II)---1-1--1-1

William (II) the veteran on Snow Creek, now 41 or 42, still with a slave and an apparent wife and daughter. No other males and one less female in the household than in 1790. We would expect at least one of the girls present in 1790 to be in the 10-16 column now; perhaps one or both daughters present in 1790 died or were married in their early teens. None of the women in this William's household has been identified.



White
Males
White
Females
Slaves
Name0-910-1516-2526-44Over 440-910-1516-2526-44Over 44All
John---1---1-1-

John, son of William (I) and Magdalen, on the Hewins Creek farm inherited from his father. John is probably about 26 here. The women are probably sister Judith, about John's age, and mother Magdalen, since John didn't marry Elizabeth Duncan until 1804 or 1805; Judith married John L. Burch in 1802. This census indicates John is slightly older than Judith and conflicts with information provided from modern descendents of both John and Judith suggesting both were born in August, 1774, and thus must have been fraternal twins, or that John was born in 1776 and was the younger of the two.



White
Males
White
Females
Slaves
Name0-910-1516-2526-44Over 440-910-1516-2526-44Over 44All
Thomas3--1-1-1---

This Thomas Southern is a complete mystery. He is seen in no other records, and there are no deeds. He appears to be a young man with wife and four young chldren; possibly a relative from Virginia just passing through the county this year. He could conceivably be an older son of Reuben but not of any of the others. He doesn't appear again. He could be just a census taker's creative error and he is actually a person with another surname. It is also possible this is actually Ford and Catherine Zimmerman; the family structure and ages would be about right for the couple this year.