Sunday, July 29, 2012

Analysis of a late 19th century mug book entry - Part 2b: Census Records

Part 2b: Households of John and Patrick Mahan/Mahon, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania

For previous parts, see [Part 1] and [Part 2a].



As noted in Part 2a, there is a second Patrick Mahan living in Washington Co, Pennsylvania at the same time as "my" Patrick Mahan.  This post gives the available census records of the "other" family.  Other record posts will include records of this family as compared to "my" Mahans.


This other Patrick Mahan is the son of John Mahan.  There is an autobiography of Patrick's grandson Harry E. Mahan, given in Stewart's 1912 Indiana Co Pennsylvania: Her People Past and Present. [1] This autobiography states that Patrick Mahan came to the country with his father, John Mahan; that he died in 1871; and gives a list of Patrick's children (Rebecca; Mary (married George Trimble); Margaret; Martha (married William Rong [actually Long]; Jennie; Elizabeth (married James Dickson [also seen as Dixon]); Nancy Ann (married Andrew Duncan); David B.; and Ebenezer).


Census Records:


1820 household of John Mahon[2]:
  • 1 male aged 16-26 years
  • 1male aged over 45 years
  • 1 female aged 10-16 years
  • 3 females aged 16-26 years
  • 1 female aged over 45 years
  • 2 foreigners in his household [presumably the two males] were not naturalized.
1820 household of Peter [actually Patrick] Mahan[3]:
  • 1 male aged 16-26 years
  • 2 females aged under 10 years
  • 2 females aged 16-26 years
  • One foreigner not naturalized, presumably the male head-of-household
1830 household of John Mahon[4]:
  • 1 male aged 10-15 years
  • 1 male aged 60-70 years
  • 1 female aged 5-10 years
  • 2 females aged 20-30 years
  • 1 female aged 60-70 years
1830 household of Patrick Mahon[5]:
  • 1 male aged 30-40 years
  • 1 female aged under 5 years
  • 2 females aged 15-20 years
  • 1 female aged 30-40 years
1840 household of John Mahan[6]:

  • 1 male aged 70-80 years
  • 1 female aged 20-30 years
  • 1 female aged 70 80 years
  • 1 person engaged in agriculture

1840 household of Patrick Mahon[7]:

  • 2 males aged under 5 years
  • 1 male aged 50 to 60 years
  • 1 female aged under 5 years
  • 2 females aged 5-10 years
  • 1 female aged 10-15 years
  • 3 females aged 15-20 years
  • 1 female aged 20-30 years [may be a misentry]
  • 1 female 30-40 years
  • 1 person engaged in agriculture
1850 household of Patrick Mahan[8]:

  • Patrick Mahon, 60 years, m, w, farmer, $600 in real estate, b. Ireland, can read and write
  • Rebecca " ", 37 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write, insane
  • Mary " ", 34 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • [pg 423] Martha Mahon, 23 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Jane " ", 20 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth " ", 16 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, attended school within the census year
  • Ann A " ", 14 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, attended school within the census year
  • David " ", 12 years, m, w, b. Pennsylvania, attended school within the census year
  • Ebenezer " ", 10 years, m, w, b. Pennsylvania, attended school within the census year

1860 household of Patrick Mahan[9]:

  • Patrick Mahan, 75 years, m, w, farmer, $2000 real estate, $700 personal estate, b. Ireland, can read and write
  • Mary " ", 40 years, f, w, housekeeper, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Elizabeth " ", 37 years, f, w, " " [housekeeper], b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Jane " ", 35 years, f, w, " " [housekeeper], b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Nancy A " ", 33 years, f, w, " " [housekeeper], b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • David " ", 22, m, w, school teacher, [no real or personal estate], b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Ebenezer " ", 17 years, m, w, farm laborer, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write
  • Rebecca " ", 42 years, f, w, [no occupation], b. Pennsylvania, can read and write

1870 household of Patrick Mahan[10]:

  • Patrick Mahan, 84 years, m, w, farmer, $2500 real estate, $585 personal estate, b. Ireland, both parents of foreign birth, can read and write
  • Elizabeth " ", 4[?] years, f, w, housekeeper, b. Pennsylvania, both parents of foreign birth, can read and write
  • Jane " ", 34 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, both parents of foreign birth, can read and write
  • Harry " ", 8 years, m, w, b. Pennsylvania, can read and write, attended school within the census year
  • Rebecca " ", 57 years, f, w, b. Pennsylvania, both parents of foreign birth, can read and write, insane
By 1880 Jane and Harry are living with Elizabeth (Mahan) and her husband James Dickson/Dixon, in Indiana Co, Pennsylvania.[11]


[1] Stewart, Prof. J. T., Indiana County Pennsylvania: Her People, Past and Present, Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co, 1913, 2 vols, p. 948.

[2] 1820 US Census, household of John Mahon, 7 August 1820, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 21, "M" surnames, line 20, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 105.

[3] 1820 US Census, household of Peter [Patrick] Mahan, 7 August 1820, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 21, "M" surnames, last entry, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M33, roll 105.

[4] 1830 US Census, household of John Mahon, 1 June 1830, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 240, line 22, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 152, imaged from Family History Library Film 0020626.

[5] 1830 US Census, household of Patrick Mahon, 1 June 1830, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 240, line 23, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M19, roll 152, imaged from Family History Library Film 0020626.

[6] 1840 US Census, household of John Mahan, 1 June 1840, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 113, line 12, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 July 2012, citing NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 463, imaged from Family History Library microfilm 0020546.


[7] 1840 US Census, household of Patrick Mahon Sen., 1 June 1840, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 116, line 23, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 July 2012, citing NARA microfilm publication M704, roll 463, imaged from Family History Library microfilm 0020546.

[8] 1850 US Census, household of Patrick Mahan, 10 August 1850, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, pages 422 and 423 (211 and 212 stamped), lines 40-42 and 1-6, dwelling no. 16, family no. 16, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 785.

[9] 1860 US Census, household of Patrick Mahan, 28 July 1860, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 272, lines 29-36, dwelling number 1929, family number 1883, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 25 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 1117, imaged from Family History Library microfilm 805117.

[10] 1870 US Census, household of Patrick Mahan, 6 July 1870, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, page 28, lines 22-26, dwelling number 200, family number 204, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 March 2010, citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1351, imaged from Family History Library microfilm 552850.

[11] 1880 US Census, household of James E. Dixon, 12 June 1880, Washington Township, Indiana Co, Pennsylvania, ED 141, page 17A (270), lines 38-42, dwelling number 162, family number 164, digital image, Ancestry.com, http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 July 2012, citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 1335, imaged from Family History Library microfilm 1255135.
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