Tuesday, October 30, 2007

1870 census entry for the mower farm

Continuing on our journey back through time to see who was living on the Mower homestead on Pushaw Road, in 1870 we find my great-great-grandparents, George and Elizabeth (Eastman) Mower, residing there with their family. Along with their children, we find my 3rd-great-grandfather, Martin Mower, is living there as well.

1870 U. S. Federal Census Record for George Mower

SOURCE: 1870 U.S. Census, Penobscot County, Maine, population schedule, Bangor City, page 143, dwelling 885, family 1019, George Mower household; digital image at Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed 26 Oct 2007; citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 552.

[click here to see .pdf image of this census record]

According to the census:

George Mower, white male aged 42, farmer, born in Maine.
Lizzie Mower, white female aged 38, keeping house, born in Maine.
Eugene Mower, white male aged 8, born in Maine, attended school within the year.
Horace Mower, white male aged 6, born in Maine, attended school within the year.
Melvin Mower, white male aged 1, born in Maine.
Martin Mower, white male aged 79, farm laborer, born in Maine.
Jennie Murry, white female aged 20, domestic servant, born in Maine.

We also learn that the real estate was valued at $5000 and the personal estate at $4000.

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