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For more information on Census records, check out the Census Online site. It has a lot of great links! 

Also, look at this page, where I use an 1860 census to show how a McGing became a McGinn once in the US.


1830 Census Data

I got copies today of the 1830 Census for Norther District of New York, St. Lawrence County, township of Ostwegatchie, page 239. The copies are barely legible in the copy, perhaps the original is easier to read. Hence, I'll just lay out what it says:

John McGing as head of household, with 1 boy under 5 years and 1 male between 20 and 30. There was also one girl under 5 and 1 woman between 20 and 30.

However, it clearly shows John McGing as the householder, and he should be the male between 20 and 30. I would expect the woman to be a spouse and the 2 children, a boy and a girl, to be theirs.


1840 Census Data

1840 US Census for Washington DC, page 76
H McGinn, householder
1 white female between 50 and 60
1 white female between 60 and 70


1840 US Census, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia County
Northwest Ward, Philadelphia City, page 191

Paterick McGinng
1 white male between 50 and 60
1 white female between 50 and 60


1850 Census Data

US Census records are pretty neat. On the main page I have a graphic copy of an 1850 census from Massachusetts with a McGing family. I have also have some other US census reports, but they are paper copies that simply don't clean up or scan well. So I'm going to transcribe them here.


Jefferson Township, Ohio
 
Census Year State County Microfilm Publication Roll Page No.
1850 Ohio Muskingum County     155
  Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real Estate Personal Estate Place of Birth Attended School Male US Citizen
Line McGing, James 56 M W Carpenter 800   Ireland    
Line McGing, Margaret 46 F W       Ireland    
Line McGing, William 22 M W Student     PA Y  
Line McGing, James 20 M W Farmer     PA    
Line McGing, John 16 M W Farmer     PA    
Line McGing, Robert 12 M W       PA    
Line McGing, Thomas 7 M W       OH    
Line McGing, Mary A. 6 F W       OH    

So let's examine this data.
Name Age Place of Birth Date of Birth Comments
McGing, James 56 Ireland abt 1794 Emigrated to US 1828 or earlier
McGing, Margaret 46 Ireland abt 1804 Emigrated to US 1828 or earlier
McGing, William 22 PA abt 1828 In PA by 1828
McGing, James 20 PA abt 1830  
McGing, John 16 PA abt 1834  
McGing, Robert 12 PA abt 1838  
McGing, Thomas 7 OH abt 1843 Moved to Ohio between 1838-1843
McGing, Mary A 6 OH abt 1844  

So where did they live in PA? If we can find that, we could track them on the Federal 1830 Census, and maybe in 1840 Census. Or we could try 1840 Census for Ohio for this same place. And take a look at 1860 for this area, see if they stayed in the area. There are 5 sons. Wonder where their descendants are?

I also found Ohio Marriage records that show that a Bridget McGinn of Muskingum County married John Finn on January 16, 1854. There was also a Hannah McGinn of Muskingum County who married a John Slawter on September 18, 1859. Are these "real" McGinns or McGings going by McGinn? Don't know, but there was a McGing presence in Muskingum County, so it's possible.


1860 Census Data

Ward 3, Dover City, New Hampshire June 15, 1860
Census Year State County Microfilm Publication Roll Page No.
1860 New Hampshire Stafford County M-653 680 729
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Place of Birth
Line 24 Sarah McGing 27  Female White Weaver Ireland
Line 25 Mary McGing 25 Female White Candler Ireland

I have no idea where in Ireland these 2 women came from, and of course haven't a clue (yet) on how they ended up (married, moved from area etc.)

Ward 13, New York City, New York
Census Year State County Microfilm Publication Roll Page No.
1860 New York New York County     185
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Place of Birth
Line 30 John P Gray 36  Male White Lawyer New York
Line 31 Barbara " 31 Female White   Germany
Line 32 John " Male White   New York
Line 33 William Henry " 6 Male White   New York
Line 34 Irmalen " 2 Female White   New York
Line 35 Mary " 1 Female White   New York
Line 36 Margaret McGing 19 Female White Servant Ireland


Ward 15, District 1 New York City, New York August 13, 1860
Census Year State County Microfilm Publication Roll Page No.
1860 New York New York County     705
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Place of Birth
Line 34 John McGing 38 Male White Tailer Ireland
Line 35 Catherine " 28 Female White   Canada
Line 36 James Martin 21  Male White   Ireland
Line 37 Catherine Phelan 12 Female White   New York
Line 38 Alex McKenna 15 Male White   New York
Line 39 Andre Blanden 30 Male White Hair Dresser France
Line 40 Alex " 21 Male White   France

 

See also this link for 1860.


1870 Census Data

 

5th Ward, New York County, New York

Census Year State County Microfilm Publication Roll Page No.
1870 New York New York County     32
  Name Age Sex Race Occupation Father of Foreign Birth Mother of Foreign Birth Place of Birth Attended School Male US Citizen
Line 29 McGinn, Philip 35 M W Carver Yes Yes Ireland    
Line 30 Lennon, Bridget. 35 F W Keeping House Yes Yes Ireland    
Line 31 McGinn, Mike 13 M W   Yes Yes New York Y  
Line 32 McGinn, Robert 11 M W   Yes Yes New York Y  
Line 33 McGing, John 8 M W   Yes Yes New York Y  
Line 34 McGing, Catherine 7 F W   Yes Yes New York Y  

I find I have an interest in Philip and Austins of either McGing or McGinn surnames because they could be related. I have nothing on this family, but perhaps later it will be useful.


 

Walker Township, Missouri

Census Year State County Microfilm Publication Roll Page No.
1870 Missouri Moniteau County M-593 793 482B
  Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real Estate Personal Estate Place of Birth Attended School Male US Citizen
Line 35 McGing, J. F. 54 M W Farmer 6,400 1,000 Mo   Yes
Line 36 McGing, S. E. 47 F W Keeping House     Ky    
Line 37 McGing, L 20 M W       MO Y  
Line 38 McGing, G. W. 18 M W       MO Y  
Line 39 McGing, K 11 F W       MO Y  
Line 40 McGing, R 9 M W       MO Y  

 
Name Age Place of Birth Date of Birth Comments
McGing, J. F. 54 MO abt 1816  
McGing, S. E. 47 KY abt 1823  
McGing, L 20 MO abt 1850  
McGing, G. W. 18 MO abt 1852  
McGing, K 11 MO abt 1859  
McGing, R 9 MO abt 1861  

 

Notes: This is a very bad image. Note that Mr. McGing is listed as natural born US citizen, meaning he was born sometime about 1816 in Missouri.

Update: A nice woman did a lookup for me, and this is what she told me: There is nothing in the 1850, 1860 or 1880 census books. I have the transcribed versions and there is nothing even close....McGee, McGinley, McGinnis McGirk and McGun are all that starts McG.... Nothing in wills or marriages in Moniteau Co. Birth records were not kept in Mo. that early. 1883 they made an attempt for birth records at a county level. Most were not recorded. In 1910, Mo. made it a state law and the Bureau of Vital Statistics were formed. In 1816, Missouri was just opening up for land sales and was sparsely populated. Mostly around the St. Louis area.

I wrote to the Moniteau County Historical Society and here is what Betty Williamson, Library/Genealogy Chair had to say:

"Received your letter today and have checked the marriage records, cemetery records, birth and death records and do not find this name listed anywhere."

"I also checked three different history books: Goodspeeds 1889 History of Moniteau, Cole, Morgan, Osage and etc. counties. Found a George Mageune on page 638 for a land entry in Osage Co MO. Also checked the 1936 History of Moniteau CO by J.E. Ford and nothing found. And finally checked the 1980 Moniteau CO History and again, I found no mention of this name."

"In the 1850 census of Cole County Missouri I found on page 66, the mention of Martin McGune, 30 born in Ireland - a resident of the Missouri State Penitentiary."

"I have tried to check for any spelling that would sound like McGing and the above may be of use to you, but I always try to send something that might help. Sorry I could not be of more help. Have never heard the name before."

I also did a search of the real 1850 census for this county and have come up empty. What this seems to indicate, based on this evidence, is that this family came to this area after 1860 and left before 1880. I wonder if the youngest was baptized somewhere in this vicinity? I wonder if, using the names of the families that came before and after them in the census, one could identify their neighbors, therefore their location and then have land records to check?
 


1880 Census Data

The LDS Familysearch.org site has the following:

C. MAC GING Household
Female

Other Information:
Birth Year: 1826
Birthplace: NJ
Age: 54
Occupation: Servant
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Head of Household Thomas BARNES
Relation: Other
Father's Birthplace: IRE
Mother's Birthplace: NJ

Source Information:
Census Place Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Family History Library Film: 1255174
NA Film Number T9-1174
Page Number 474D

I read the original copy and the name is Mac Quig. Not MacGing.


 

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