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Guide to the Kings County census of 1786 1981.012

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 18, 2011
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kings County (N.Y.).
Title: Kings County census of 1786
Dates: 1786
Abstract: The Kings County Census of 1786 consists of a single handwritten document and provides population figures within the different towns that comprised Kings County at this time, including Brooklyn, Flatbush, New Lots, Gravesend, Flatlands, and Bushwick. The census includes the number of families in each town, the number of males and females under age 16, the number of males and females between the ages of 16 and age 60, the number of males over age 60, and the numbers of male and female African-American slaves. The census information was compiled by Peter Vandervoort, Sheriff.
Quantity: 0.08 Linear feet in one folder
Text [Box]: A0097
Call Phrase: 1981.012
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.