Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 is a series of books which provide abstracts from the 1790 U.S. Census for the heads of house for each state. This volume covers Maine. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Maryland was reproduced by Heritage Quest. Original printing was in 1908 by the U.S. Government Printed Office.

The introduction provides an excellent review of the 1790 census, including the process Congress took to fund the census and make sure it took place. There is also a copy of the Congressional Act to conduct the census.

Names in the census are organized by county, with the counties appearing alphabetically. An index at the end provides a listing of all names in alphabetical order. The book offers a brief background to the census and includes a copy of An Act Providing For the Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States, as approved by Congress on 1 March 1790. The abstract offered in this book includes the following columns of information:

  • Name of Head of Family
  • Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families
  • Free white males under 16 years
  • Free white females including heads of families
  • All other free persons
  • Slaves

Maryland totals from the 1790 census stand as follows:

  • Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families – 55,915
  • Free white males under 16 years – 51.339
  • Free white females including heads of families – 101,395
  • All other free persons – 8,043
  • Slaves – 103,036

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, Maryland is available from Family Roots Publishing; Item #: A0299, Price: $19.95.