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McGoughs in the 1790 Census
All persons listed are free and white unless otherwise indicated.
MD - Harford County
(1790) John McGaw (M637_3, page 283; Family History Library Film 0568143.) [This note was added to Ancestry.com: "McGough rather than McGaw. Pronunciation; some branches ofthis family pronounce it 'McGaw;' others pronounce it 'McGow.'"]
5 free white males 16 and over.
1 free white male under 16.
2 free white females.
Also in Harford county is Samuel McGaw, head of a family of 11; and Jane McGaw head of a family of 10.
Deer Creek Upper Hundred
(1790) Bartholomew Connell, free white male of 16 and above, ) 9 persons (total) (M-637, roll 3, page 71) [This is the Bartholomew Connell who married a daughter of Miles McGough and Elizabeth Spencer. Bartholomew Connell was listed by the 1783 census of Deer Creek Upper Hundred of Harford county as the head of a family of seven. The 1800 census shows Bartholomew Connell and his family in the city of Baltimore (roll 9, book 1, page 169). Baltimore city directories of 1799 through 1807 show Bartholomew Connell , a school master or teacher, with his early address as 99 High Street Old Town, Baltimore, and later: "Caroline between Fleet and Wilks street." I have found no record that names his wife. See my page: McGoughs in Pre-Revolutionary America: Miles and Elizabeth Spencer McGough. There are several references to Bartholomew Connell in my page: Timeline of McGoughs in Harford County, Maryland, 1750–1810.]
4 free white females
1 free white male of 16 and above
3 free white males under 16
(1790) Eiza M.Geough, female (roll 3, page 100). [Indexed by Ancestry.com under G as Eiza M Geough. This is Elizabeth Spencer McGough, widow of Miles McGough who had died in 1884. See my page: McGoughs in Pre-Revolutionary America: Miles and Elizabeth Spencer McGough]
5 males 16 and over (Four sons have been identified: John McGough, James McGough (born about 1760 in Harford County, Maryland, and listed immediately below); Miles McGough; and Thomas McGough (born about 1765 in Harford county, Maryland.)
1 additional female (Probably a daughter. Elizabeth McGough, who was born about 1767 in Harford county, Maryland, and who married Patrick William Dempsey)
(1790) Jm. MGeough, male 16 and over (roll 3, page 99). [Indexed by Ancestry.com under G as Jms M Geough. James McGough, son of Miles McGough and Elizabeth Spencer. See my page: McGoughs in Pre-Revolutionary America: Miles and Elizabeth Spencer McGough. In the 1800 census, this family is listed in Harford county, Maryland; in the 1810 census, in Conemaugh township, Cambria county, Pennsylvania.]
3 females [Esther James McGough who married James McGough about 1784, and two (?) daughters. The census was begun on August 2, 1790. The two daughters who were born by this time were: Esther McGough, born March 8, 1792 (who married John Burke in 1810 in St. Michael's Church, Loretto, Pennsylvania, and died May 16, 1863, in Cambria county, Pennsylvania); Elizabeth McGough, born about 1799 (who married John Skelly in about 1819 in Cambria county). (Rachel McGough, who married Michael Skelly, was not born until May 16, 1800.) .
3 males under 16 [Thomas, born 1785, and two other sons? Thomas is the only son born before 1800 of whom we have a record.]
[In an email of November 9, 2004, Kim Danielsen suggests that the estimated year of marriage of James McGough and Esther James as 1784 may be incorrect because this census indicates thay had five children by 1790, which would mean that they had five children in 6 years. "Perhaps they married closer to 1781, when James was age 21 and Esther 18...?"]
MD - Worcester County
(1790) John MGoo (possibly McGoo and so indexed by Ancestry.com), male 16 and over. (roll 3, book 2, Page 149)
1 male under 16
SC - Abbeville
(1790) Captain Jno McGaw, head of family, free white male of 16 and over (roll M637_11, page )
5 free white males under 16
(1790) Jno. McGuough, male 16 and over. (roll 11, page 477) [Rowe, page 9]
2 males under 16 [These were John McGough's sons, Robert and William McGough. William McGough was born to John McGough and Elizabeth M. Carson McGough in Troy, Greenwood county, South Carolina, in 1789. Family Data Collection —Births on Ancestry.com. Rowe, at page 10, says he was born on February 12, 1789, and died on December 12, 1820, in Greene county, Georgia.]
4 females [including John's wife, Elizabeth Carson McGough, and their two oldest daughters, Sarah, born in Abbville on July 15, 1783, and Margaret, born in Abbeville on April 11, 1787. Rowe, page 10.]
[John McGough was the oldest son of Robert and Sarah Matilda Carson McGough. Reverend E. M. Sharp, in his article cited on my page McGoughs in Pre-Revolutionary America: Robert and Sarah Matilda Carson McGough, says: "The 1790 census shows John McGough living next door to his father-in-law, William Carson, in the Hard Labor Section of Abbeville County." By March 18, 1791, the John McGough family had moved about 60 miles southwest to White Plains, Greene County, Georgia. Their daughter, Martha McClelland McGough, was born in Greene county, Georgia, on March 18, 1791, and several later children were born there. (Family Data Collection—Individual Records by Edmund West on Ancestry.com shows that Martha McGough was born in Abbeville, South Carolina in 1791, married Perry Nelson, and died in 1870.)]
(1790) William McGaw, head of family, free white male of 16 or over (M637_11; page 452; Family History Library Film 0568151).
1 free white male under 16
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