1779
1779

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This tool helps analyze what type of records may exist for a person born or living in the year 1779 and ideas on where to find them. Learn about other notable events that took place in 1779, which may have affected the people who lived during this time.

America gained its independence from Britain in 1776. British rule until 1776. The office of Presidency was not established until 1789.

Military Records from the Period

A person born in 1779 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 1779 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, 1779, would have been 11 in 1790. If they were born after August 2, they were 10. They would be counted in Column 1 (0-16). 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, 1779, would have been 21 in 1800. If they were born after August 4, they were 20. They should have been counted in Column 3 (16-25). 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, 1779, would have been 31 in 1810. If they were born after August 6, they were 30. 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, 1779, would have been 41 in 1820. If they were born after August 2, they were 40. They should have been counted in Column 4 (26-44). 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, 1779, would have been 51 in 1830. They should have been counted in Column 8 (51-60). If they were born after June 1, they were 50. They should have been counted in Column 7 (41-50). 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, 1779, would have been 61 in 1840. If they were born after June 1, they were 60. 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, 1779, would have been 71 when the census was conducted on June 1, 1850. If they were born after June 1, they were 70 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, 1779, would have been 81 when the census was conducted on June 1, 1860. If they were born after June 1, they were 80 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, 1779, would have been 91 when the census was conducted in early September of 1870. If they were born after August, they were 90 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, 1779, would have been 101 when the census was conducted in early June of 1880. If they were born between June and December, they were probably 100 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, 1779, would have been 111 when the census was conducted in early June of 1890. If they were born between June and December, they were probably 110 when the census was taken.

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