We have identified 796 surnames (with about 25 more variations in spellings)
making up the 1,727 families and the 12,267 people living in Edgefield County, SC in 1790.
The 1790 Census lists head of household only with 5 columns of numbers.
Free white males 16 years of age and upwards including heads of families
Free white males under 16 years of age
Free white females 16 including heads of families
All other free persons
A number of transcriptions of the original census records have been done. To my knowledge no effort has been made to reconcile differences or annotate the records for spelling errors.
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The complete 1790 Edgefield County census is available in paperback or CD-ROM for $15.00 from Eastern Digital Resources. It is also included on our CD-ROM, First Families Project - Edgefield County, SC
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