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Source Information

Ancestry.com. North Carolina, State Census, 1784-1787 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data: Register, Alvaretta K. State Census of North Carolina, 1784-1787. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2001.

About North Carolina, State Census, 1784-1787

This database contains a transcription of a state census taken in North Carolina between 1784 and 1787.

Historical Background

A 1784 act in North Carolina gave county courts the responsibility of enumerating their population. This count took place between 1785 and 1787, which means it may include individuals who were no longer living in North Carolina when the first federal census was taken in 1790.

What You Can Find in the Records

Compiled from original records in the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, this work lists 14,000 heads of households and provides an enumeration of individuals in each household by age, sex, and race. In addition, individuals named are listed under a reference to the original census page, thus furnishing the researcher with a key to the manuscript records.

Much of the information in this description comes from the publisher.

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