Census Records of Grimshaws

in the United States, 1790 to 1860

 

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As a means of gaining as much insight as possible into the immigration of Grimshaws into North America, and their subsequent "radiation" (family growth and movement through succeeding generations), a survey was conducted of readily available (published) census indexes for the U.S. Indexes of censuses through 1860 were examined.

Background

Summary Tabulation of Grimshaws in the Census Indexes

Specific Grimshaw Entries in the Indexes

Census Index References

Pre-1790 Data

1790 Census Indexes

1800 Census Indexes

1810 Census Indexes

1820 Census Indexes

1830 Census Indexes

1840 Census Indexes

1850 Census Indexes

1860 Census Indexes

Background

Although some data are available for prior years, regular censuses began in the U.S., by Congressional mandate, in 1790. A total of nearly 400 census indexes, extending from before the first "official" census in 1790 to 1860, were surveyed for this investigation. 

The indexes examined are in the Genealogy Division of the Texas State Library, Austin, Texas, and the Pennsylvania Division of the Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The indexes were generally surveyed in the order in which they are shelved at Texas State Library, which is by decade of the census and then by state (alphabetically) within each decade. Indexes at the Carnegie Library were reviewed to "fill gaps" - indexes not held by the Texas Library.

Summary Tabulation of Grimshaws in the Census Indexes

The table below provides a summary of the number of Grimshaw entries found in each decade, shown generally in the order that they were found in the survey -- by decade, and then by sate, alphabetically. The total number of Grimshaws included in the census data increased from 2 before 1790 to 118 in 1860, the last census included in the survey. Grimshaws were found in 32 states over the 90-year period.

No

ST

Pre-1790

1790

1800

1810

1820

1830

1840

1850

1860

1

VA

2

--

--

4

2

--

3

1

4

2

MD

--

1

--

--

--

--

--

--

1

3

NH

--

1

1

1

--

--

--

--

--

4

SC

--

1

--

1

--

--

--

1

--

5

NY

--

--

1

3

2

2

8

18

45

6

IL

--

--

--

3

--

--

--

2

11

7

OH

--

--

--

1

1

2

1

8

8

8

VT

--

--

--

1

--

--

--

--

--

9

PA

--

--

--

--

3

4

2

9

7

10

TN

--

--

--

--

3

--

--

1

--

11

DC

--

--

--

--

--

1

--

--

--

12

IN

--

--

--

--

--

1

1

--

3

13

KY

--

--

--

--

--

1

--

--

1

14

MA

--

--

--

--

--

1

2

2

--

15

MI

--

--

--

--

--

7

--

--

--

16

NJ

--

--

--

--

--

2

1

4

--

17

NC

--

--

--

--

--

1

--

--

--

18

AL

--

--

--

--

--

--

2

--

1

19

LA

--

--

--

--

--

--

2

4

4

20

MS

--

--

--

--

--

--

2

--

1

21

RI

--

--

--

--

--

--

1

2

5

22

TX

--

--

--

--

--

--

1

1

--

23

CA

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

2

1

24

CT

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

2

1

25

DE

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

7

1

26

MO

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

1

1

27

WI

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

2

--

28

AR

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

1

29

GA

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

3

30

KS

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

5

31

MN

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

12

32

UT

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

3

Totals

2

3

2

14

11

22

26

67

118

 

Specific Grimshaw Entries in the Indexes

Additional detail on the Grimshaws found in the census indexes is shown in the tables below. For each decade, the states in which Grimshaw entries were found are listed with the name of the Grimshaw(s) and the counties where they were living. 

Census Index References

A full reference citation has been prepared for all Grimshaw entries shown in the tables below. These citations are presented in a companion webpage.

A total of about 94 references (of the nearly 400 surveyed) were found to contain Grimshaw entries. The entries included in the following tables can be easily cross referenced with the citations in the companion webpage.

Pre-1790 Data

 

Virginia, 1782-87

 

Brunswick Co

Greenshaw, John; +1

 

 

1790 Census Indexes

 

Maryland

 

Frederick Co

Gritschall, John

New Hampshire

 

Grafton Co

Grimshaw, William

South Carolina

 

Newberry Co

Greenshaw, Chas

 

1800 Census Indexes

 

New Hampshire

 

Grafton Co

Grimshaw, William

New York

 

New York Co

Grimsher, Aletta

 

1810 Census Indexes

 

Virginia

 

Henrico Co

Grenshaw, Samuel

Albemarle Co

Grenshaw, Thomas

Campbell Co

Grishaw, Isaac S.; William

New Hampshire

 

Grafton Co

Grimshaw, William

South Carolina

 

Pendleton Co

Grenqcrenshaw, Robert

New York

 

Dutchess Co

Grimshaw, G.; Grimshaw, John

New York Co

Grimshaw, Isaac

Illinois

 

Gallatin Co

Grenshaw, Abriham; Grenshaw, Elizabeth; Grenshaw, John

Vermont

 

Orange Co

Grimwall, John

Pennsylvania

 

Philadelphia Co

Grimsheer, William

 

1820 Census Indexes

 

Virginia

 

Frederick Co

Grimshaw, Thomas

Henrico Co

Gremshaw, Eliza.

New York

 

Oneida Co

Grimshaw, Joseph

Clinton Co

Grimshaw, Zephanah

Ohio

 

Jefferson Co

Grinshaw, John

Pennsylvania

 

Beaver Co

Grimshaw, John; Grimshaw, William

Philadelphia Co

Grimsure, William

Tennessee

 

Williamson Co

Grenshaw, Daniel; Grenshaw, Sarah; Grenshaw, Randall

Smith Co

Grisha, John

 

1830 Census Indexes

 

New York

 

New York Co

Grimshaw, Joseph HW

Oneida Co

Grimshaw, Joseph

Ohio

 

Jefferson Co

Grimshaut, John

Tuscarawas Co

Grinshaw, Amos

Pennsylvania

 

Beaver Co

Grimshaw, Jonathan

Philadelphia Co

Grimshaw, William; Grimshaw, William; Grimshar, Sarah

Dist of Columbia

 

Washington

Grishaw, Sterling H.R.

Indiana

 

Ripley Co

Grishaw, Isac

Kentucky

 

Harrison Co

Grenshaw, John

Massachusetts

 

Middlesex Co

Grimshaw, Henry

Mississippi

 

Hinds Co

Grinshaw, Geo.; + 6 more

New Jersey

 

Salem Co

Grimshaw, Hugh; Grimshaw, Hugh

North Carolina

 

(no county)

Grinshad, George W

 

1840 Census Indexes

 

Virginia

 

Fayette Co

Grimshaw, Thomas; Grimshaw, Thomas W.

Campbell Co

Grishaw, Jemima

New York

 

Oneida Co

Greenshaw, Joseph; Grimishan, Abraham

Kings Co

Grimshaw, George; Grimshaw, John

Jefferson Co

Grimshaw, Joseph

Schenectady Co

Grimshaw, William

New York Co

Grinshaw, JHW

Cayuga Co

Grinsha, P.

Ohio

 

Carroll Co

Grimshaw, Jonathan

Pennsylvania

 

Philadelphia Co

Grimshaw, W.

Dauphin Co

Grimshaw, William

Indiana

 

Ripley Co

Grishaw, Isaac

Massachusetts

 

Bristol Co

Grimshaw, George

Hampden Co

Grinshaw, Henry

Mississippi

 

Yazoo Co

Grenshan, William; Grenshawn, John

Hinds Co

Grimshaw, Daniel

New Jersey

 

Salem Co

Grimshaw, Hugh

Alabama

 

Perry Co

Greenshaw, Joseph

Mobile Co

Grimshae, Emer*

Louisiana

 

Caldwell Co

Grimshaw, George

New Orleans (City)

Grimsharr, James

Rhode Island

 

Newport Co

Grimshaw, John

Texas

 

Red River Co

Greenshaw, B.S.

 

1850 Census Indexes

 

Virginia

 

Hampshire Co

Grimshaw, Solomon

South Carolina

 

Lancaster Co

Grenshaw, S

New York

 

New York City

Gremshaw, WC; Grimshan, George; Grimshaw, Emma; Grimshaw, Joseph H

Broome Co

Grimshaw, Thomas

Cayuga Co

Grimshaw, Benjamin; Grimshaw, Samuel

Clinton Co

Grimshaw, John; Grimshaw, Nelson

Genessee Co

Grimshaw, Susan; Grimshaw, Betsey

Kings Co

Grimshaw, George; Grimshaw, John

Schenectady Co

Greenshaw, George

Ontario Co

Greenshaw, Thomas

Madison Co

Grimshaw, John

Wayne Co

Grimshaw, Philip

Illinois

 

Pike Co

Grimshaw, Charlotte; Grimshaw, William A

Ohio

 

Jefferson Co

Grimshaw, Joseph; Grimshaw, Joseph; Grimshaw, Samuel; Grimshaw, William; Grimshaw, John

Belmont Co

Grimshaw, Hannah

Columbiana Co

Grimshaw, Johnothan

Monroe Co

Grimshaw, Samuel

Pennsylvania

 

(no county?)

Grimshan, Edward

Philadelphia Co

Grimshaw, Barbara; Grimshaw, Elizabeth; Grimshaw, George; Grimshaw, Robert; Grimshaw, William; Grimshaw, William

Cumberland Co

Grimshaw, Joseph, Dr; Grinshaw, Adaline

Tennessee

 

Davidson Co

Grenshaw, Robt. L; Grimshaw, Rachel?

Massachusetts

 

Worcester Co

Grimshaw, Henry

Middlesex Co

Grimshaw, Thomas

New Jersey

 

Passaic Co

Grimshaw, Charles

Salem Co

Grimshaw, Hugh; Grimshaw, Joseph

Essex Co

Grimshaw, David

Louisiana

 

Orleans Co

John Gremshall; Grenshaw, Abraham

Jackson Co

Grimshaw, Charles; Grimshaw, Luvina

Caldwell Co

Grinshaw, L.S.

Rhode Island

 

Providence Co

Greenshaw, Henry

Kent Co

Grimshaw, Henry

Texas

 

Brazoria Co

Grenshaw, Abram

California

 

San Joaquin Co

Greenshaw, BW

Sacramento Co

Grimshair, W.R.

Connecticut

 

Middlesex Co

Grimshaw, Henry; Grimshaw, Julia

Delaware

 

New Castle Co

Grimshaw, Arthur H; Grimshaw, Charlotte; Grimshaw, Eliza; Grimshaw, Elizabeth; Grimshaw, Isabella; Grimshaw, Margarat A; Grimshaw, Mary

Missouri

 

St Loiuis Co

Grimshaw, Thomas

Wisconsin

 

Dodge Co

Grimshaw, Christopher

Waukesha Co

Grinshaw, Henry

 

1860 Census Indexes

 

Virginia

 

Hanover Co

Grenshaw, Anna F

Isle of Wight Co

Grenshaw, ES

Campbell Co

Greshaw, James; Grishaw, Abraham

Ohio

 

Cuyahoga Co

Grimshaw, James

Jefferson Co

Grimshaw, John; Grimshaw, Joseph; Grimshaw, Samuel

Monroe Co

Grimshaw, Samuel

Morgan Co

Grimshaw, Hannah

Lawrence Co

Grimshaw, William

Scioto Co

Grimshaw, Richard

Mississippi

 

Hinds Co

Grenshaw, F

Alabama

 

Mobile Co

Grimshaw, Thomas H

Louisiana

 

Jackson Parish

Grimshaw, Charles B

Orleans Parish

Grimshaw, Henry; Grimshaw, Henry; Grimshaw, James

Rhode Island

 

Providence Co

Grimshaw, Francis; Grimshaw, Peter; Grismhaw, William

Newport Co

Grimshaw, John; Grimshaw, Jane

California

 

Colusa Co

Grimshaw, BW

Connecticut

 

Middlesex Co

Grimshaw, Henry

Missouri

 

Marion Co

Grimshaw, Thomas

Arkansas

 

Hempstead Co

Greenshaw, Wesley W

Georgia

 

Clarke Co

Grenshaw, ZF

Polk Co

Greshaw, Sarah

Warren Co

Grenshaw, H

Troup Co

Grenshaw, James

Chatham Co

Grimshaw, George

Kansas

 

Arapaho Co

Grimshaw, A; Grimshary, P; Grimshaw, H; Grimshaw, NB; Grinshaw, L

Minnesota

 

Hennepin Co

Grimshaw, Eliza; Grimshaw, Kate; Grimshaw, R.E.; Grimshaw, Robert E.; Grimshaw, V.; Grimshaw, William

Steele Co

Grimshaw, Adelbert; Grimshaw, GW; Grimshaw, LB

Winona Co

Grimshaw, Benjamin; Grimshaw, Margaret; Grimshaw, Mary

Utah

 

Denver Co

Grimshaw, Duckworth; Grimshaw, Firth; Grimshaw, John

 

 

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