Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Edmund Bacon to Thomas Jefferson, [before 1 August 1820]

From Edmund Bacon

[before 1 Aug. 1820]

Deare Sir.

I send you a list of my own family. Mr Meeks’s & Cardens with the age opposite each name

Edmund Bacon 35 . years old    Edmund Meeks 28  years old
Ann Bacon 37  Mary Meeks 23  do
{ Fielding W Bacon 16  1 Male child 1  yare old
Thomas J Bacon 15 .  1 Female slave 20  do
William L Bacon 13  Youen Carden 61  years old
slaves   his wife 58  do
Betty 25  years old } Females  William Carden 27  do
Meria 19  years do  Sally Carden 23  do
Ellen 10 . do  Elizabeth Carden 21
Lilly 9  do  Mary Carden 13
Eadey 8 .  1 Female slave 12
Martha 7
Mary 1
Thuston 4  years old } Males
Reuben 7  do

RC (MHi); written on a small scrap; undated, but composed prior to TJ’s summarizing of this information on 1 Aug. 1820 in census information on a detached sheet from his Farm Book in ViU: TJP; endorsed by TJ: “Census” and “Census. 1820.”

An image of the entry for TJ in the 1820 census return for Albemarle County is reproduced elsewhere in this volume.

Index Entries

  • Bacon, Ann Simmons (Edmund Bacon’s wife); and1820census search
  • Bacon, Edmund; and1820census search
  • Bacon, Edmund; family of search
  • Bacon, Edmund; letters from search
  • Bacon, Edmund; slaves of search
  • Bacon, Fielding W. search
  • Bacon, Thomas J. search
  • Bacon, William L. search
  • Betty (E. Bacon’s slave) search
  • Carden, Elizabeth search
  • Carden, Mary search
  • Carden, Sally search
  • Carden, William search
  • Carden, Youen; and1820census search
  • Carden, Youen; family of search
  • Carden, Youen; slaves of search
  • Census, U.S.; of1820 search
  • Eadey (E. Bacon’s slave) search
  • Ellen (E. Bacon’s slave) search
  • Lilly (E. Bacon’s slave) search
  • Martha (E. Bacon’s slave) search
  • Mary (E. Bacon’s slave) search
  • Meeks, Edmund; and1820census search
  • Meeks, Edmund; family of search
  • Meeks, Edmund; slaves of search
  • Meeks, Mary Bramham (Edmund Meeks’s wife); and1820census search
  • Meeks, Mary Bramham (Edmund Meeks’s wife); family of search
  • Meria (E. Bacon’s slave) search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); and1820census search
  • Reuben (E. Bacon’s slave) search
  • slaves; E. Bacon’s search
  • slaves; E. Meeks’s search
  • slaves; Y. Carden’s search
  • Thuston (E. Bacon’s slave) search