As I continue to transcribe the 1800 census records, I have another page ready to post here. One of our blog readers has promised some details about a few names on this page, notably the SMITH, DOTY and FILKINS names. So if any of those are yours, stay tuned!
It is nice that I am beginning to hear from folks who are searching for their ancestors, hoping to find them in our pages. I spent some time this morning at the Scipio History Corner, looking through our Town Meeting notes and tracing the WATKINS surname. The notes began in 1794; 214 years ago when the road from Sherwood to Aurora was little more than a pathway in the dirt.
I think when I complete the 1800 census transcription, I'll start to put some of the more interesting facts and some names from the Town Meetings on here. What do you think?
Here are the names from the 5th page of the Scipio census for 1800:
Eload (?) Spencer
John Smith Junr.
Joel St. John
Michael (sic) Muraan