Record of Madison Hemings and Family, United States Federal Census for 1870

Schedule I.—Inhabitants in Huntington Township, in the County of Ross, State of Ohio, enumerated by me, on the 7th day of July, 1870. William Weaver, Ass’t Marshal. Post Office Chillicothe.

The name of every person whose place of abode on the first day of June, 1870, was in this family. description. Profession, Occupation, or Trade of each person, male or female. Value of Real Estate Owned. Place of Birth, naming State or Territory of U.S.; or the Country, if of foreign birth.
Age at last birth-day. If under 1 year, give months in fractions, thus 3/12 Sex—Males (M.), Females (F.) Color.—
White (W.), Black (B.), Mulatto (M.), Chinese (C.), Indian (I.)
Value of Real Estate. Value of Personal Estate.
Hemings, Madison 1 65 M M Farmer 1500 300 Virginia
———Mary 60 F M Keeping House Virginia
———Ellen W2 14 F M Helps Mother Ohio
BirdSarah 35 F M Helps at Home Virginia
———Emma J 10 F M Helps at Home Ohio
———Reubin M 6 M M at Home Ohio
Printed form (DNA: RG 29, Census Schedules, Ohio, Ross Co., 1870); with blanks filled in by William Weaver rendered in italics. Transcription scaled to accommodate online publication. Columns with no information for entry omitted from transcription. Original record accessed through, July 2014.
1Weaver noted that Madison Hemings was a “Male Citizen of the U. S. 21 years of age and upwards,” and in the column recording “Parentage” for Hemings, Weaver wrote, “This man is the son of Thomas Jefferson.”
2Weaver noted that both Ellen and Emma “Attended school within the year.”
Date Range
July 7, 1870