1771
1771

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This tool helps analyze what type of records may exist for a person born or living in the year 1771 and ideas on where to find them. Learn about other notable events that took place in 1771, which may have affected the people who lived during this time.

America was under British rule until 1776. King George III ruled England from October 1760 to January 1820.

Military Records from the Period

A person born in 1771 may have participated in or been affected by the following wars:

Indian Wars (1780s-1890s), Barbary Wars (1800-1805), War of 1812 (1812-1815), Barbary Wars (1815)

A person born in 1771 should appear on the following census, depending on when they died:

1790 The First U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born between January 1 and August 2, 1771, would have been 19 in 1790. If they were born after August 2, they were 18. They would be counted in Column 2 (16+). Only the name of the head of each household was collected for the 1790 census, which was taken on August 2, 1790.

1800 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born between January 1 and August 4, 1771, would have been 29 in 1800. If they were born after August 4, they were 28. They should have been counted in Column 4 (26-44). Only the name of the head of each household was collected for the 1800 census, which was taken on August 4, 1800.

1810 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born between January 1 and August 6, 1771, would have been 39 in 1810. If they were born after August 6, they were 38. They should have been counted in Column 4 (26-44). Only the name of the head of each household was collected for the 1810 census, which was taken on August 6, 1810.

1820 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born between January 1 and August 2, 1771, would have been 49 in 1820. If they were born after August 2, they were 48. They should have been counted in Column 5 (45+). Only the name of the head of each household was collected for the 1820 census, which was taken on August 2, 1820.

1830 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born between January 1 and June 1, 1771, would have been 59 in 1830. If they were born after June 1, they were 58. They should have been counted in Column 8 (51-60). Only the name of the head of each household was collected for the 1830 census, which was taken on June 1, 1830.

1840 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

A person born between January 1 and June 1, 1771, would have been 69 in 1840. If they were born after June 1, they were 68. They should have been counted in Column 9 (60-69). Only the name of the head of each household was collected for the 1840 census, which was taken on June 1, 1840.

1850 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1850. A person born between January 1 and June 1, 1771, would have been 79 when the census was conducted on June 1, 1850. If they were born after June 1, they were 78 when the census was taken.

1860 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1860. A person born between January 1 and June 1, 1771, would have been 89 when the census was conducted on June 1, 1860. If they were born after June 1, they were 88 when the census was taken.

1870 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1870. A person born between January and August, 1771, would have been 99 when the census was conducted in early September of 1870. If they were born after August, they were 98 when the census was taken.

1880 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1880. A person born between January and May, 1771, would have been 109 when the census was conducted in early June of 1880. If they were born between June and December, they were probably 108 when the census was taken.

1890 U.S. Federal Census - Click here

Each member of the household was named on the census in 1890, but most of the records were destroyed by fire in 1921. (The Veterans Census survives). A person born between January and May, 1771, would have been 119 when the census was conducted in early June of 1890. If they were born between June and December, they were probably 118 when the census was taken.

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