Northampton County, Virginia 1900 Census
This is the 1900 Census, the first of the 20th century, the first that documented the new railroad town of Cape Charles, and the first that did not include a Johnsontown District. In 1900, the population of the county was 13,770; 4,618 more than the 1880 Census total, which was 9,152. In addition, the 1900 Census contained nearly twice the information found in the 1880 census, with twenty-one columns vs. eleven columns. It covered three major districts: Capeville (4,986); Eastville (4,618), which includes the Town of Eastville and the Alm’s house in Machipongo; and Franktown (4,166), which includes the Towns of Franktown, Nassawadox and Exmore.
Carefully transcribed information is presented in a table format with the following column headings: Number of dwelling house in the order of visitation; Number of family in order of visitation; Name of each person whose place of abode on June 1, 1900 was in this family; Relationship of each person to the head of the family; Color or race; Gender; Date of Birth (Month); Date of Birth (Year); Age at last birthday; Marital Status (S-single, M-married, W-widowed, D-divorced); Number of years married; Mother of how many children; Number of those children living; Birth state; Father’s birth state; Mother’s birth state; Year of Immigration to the United States; Occupation, Trade or Profession of each person ten years of age and over; Ownership of Home (Owned or rented), Ownership of Home (Owned free or mortgaged); and, Ownership of Home (Farm or house).
Missing information such as birth year has been included when found to be correct from other sources. Additional information including occupation names and totals, marriages of thirty years or more, youngest and oldest residents in 1900 and student’s names by district are recorded in the back of this transcription. The enumeration date is at the top right of each page. Original page numbers are also on the top right of each page. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.
2018, 8½x11, paper, index, 752 pp