1840 Federal Census for Mountain Township Hot Spring County

1840 Federal Census for Mountain Township
Hot Spring County, Arkansas

"They Can't Go Home"

In 1917 this area covered by Mountain township, Buckville, Cedar Glades, Bear and Crystal Springs ceded to Garland County, AR.  Mountain Township had twenty eight households in 1840 and by 1850 seventy five. 

The 1840 census included the head of the household name, number of free white males and females by age group, number of free colored males and females by age group, number of persons in each family employed in mining, commerce, manufacturing and trades, etc., pensioners for Revolutionary War or military services, schools, and the number of persons over 20 who can't read or write , number of slaves. 

Schedule of the whole number of persons within the division allotted to John Chawdter, Hot Springs County, ARK.
Highlight line with your mouse to assist viewing. 5 -10  means 5 years but under 10 years of age.

Heads of Families    under 5  5-10    10-15   15-20   20-30  30-40   40-50   50-60  60-70 	Slaves u. 10	10-24	24-36
	males		12	6	13	8	15	8	4	4	2		2	5	3
	females		18	14	8	4	8	8	2	3	1		5	2	5
Denton, Isaac		1		1			1	
			1	2				1
Denton, Benjamin									1			1	 1			
										1				 	 1				
Greenwood, Bird						1						1	1
											1		2		 2
Bledsoe, T.H.				1	1		2						1
			1	1	1			1				
White Moses				1	2	1
			2		1	1	
Robertson, Newton E.					1	
			1			1
Covey, James		1		2						1	
				2					1				1		
Smith, Susannah			1	1
			1	1			1 
Pollard, George		1	1					1
			1				1
Shipman, Samuel	D.	1					1
			2					1
Shipman, Jacob						1
			2				1
Crabtree, Rees						1
						1
Blakely, John J.					1
				
Mews, Jacob C.			1				1
			1	2			1	
Lamb, Joseph		1	1	1	1		1
			1	1				1
Rodgers, Jesse	 	2					1
								1		
Allen, Nancy		1
			1	1			1
Spears, George			1	1					1
			1	1	1
Spears, John		1				1
			1				1		
Spears, Benjamin	1		2	2	1		1
				2				1
Cain, Russell			1		1				1
									1							
Cain, Cornelius						1						1
						1									2
Cunningham, Samuel			1	1				1
				1	1					1		
Shipman, Isaac				1		3			1
					1					1
Robertson, Ira H.			1			1	1					1
					1			1							2		1
Robertson, Gibson	1				1
							1
Parker, William								1					1
			1		2			1							1
Cunningham, Jefferson	1				2	
			1				1	

Reference: microfilm 1840 census for Hot Springs County,  Arkansas, page 154
females = 66
males = 72
sum  =  138 plus 22 slaves = 168 residents
No. of schools: one school with 15 scholars

Population 1840 in the area that became Montgomery Co. in 1842
Total :709

Caddo Cove Township: 206
Mountain Township : 168
Sulphur Spring Township: 335

In 1845 there was 326 acres on the tax books for Montgomery County, AR and they were assessed at $1,179. There were 58 salves between the ages of 8 and 60, valued at $22,800 and there was 1 sawmill assessed. The total evaluation for the county was $46,776.

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