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U.S. Federal Census Extractions relative to the Daily family of Clark Co., IN
 
 

The first enumeration began on Monday, August 2,1790, little more than a year after the inauguration of President Washington and shortly before the second session of the first Congress ended. The six inquiries in 1790 called for the name of the head of the family and the number of persons in each household of the following descriptions: Free White males of 16 years and upward (to assess the country’s industrial and military potential), free White males under 16 years, free White females, all other free persons (by sex and color), and slaves.

A twenty-dollar fine, to be split between the marshals’ assistants and the government, would be levied against anyone who refused to answer the enumerator’s questions. Additional, Free men “of color” are listed as heads of household by name. Slaves appear in age groupings by name of owner.

Note from Patti: The following is NOT an exact transcription of the original census, but rather an attempt at determing who - other than the head of household - might have been included. That being said, I have also included a link to a copy of the original census in each family grouping, with the families of interest highlighted. This area, which later became part of Union Township, was then in the boundaries of Nottingham Township. (Orignal census does not specify a township)

Nottingham Township was the ninth of the original townships organized July 15, 1781. It was then bounded on the north by Peters township, on the east by the Monongahela River, on the south by Fallowfield township, and on the west by Strabane township. It is drained by Peters Creek on the north, Mingo and Little Mingo Creeks on the south, and its boundary lines were reduced three times when portions were annexed to form neighboring townships. The first reduction was in 1792 by Strabane, the next in 1834 by Carroll Township and the last in 1836 by Union Township.

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1790
Washington County, Pennsylvania
Created in 1781 from Westmoreland County
 
 
 
FAMILY OF JOSEPH BENTLEY & MERCY (DAILY)
NOTTINGHAM TWP.
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SEX AGE PROBABLE PERSON
Free White Male - Head of Family Age 16 & Up Bentley, Joseph
Free White Male Age 16 & Up Unknown
Free White Male Under Age 16 Bentley, Benjamin
Free White Male Under Age 16 Bentley, Levi
Free White Female -- Bentley, Mercy (Dailey)
The children believed to have been born to Joseph and Mercy prior to 1790 were Benjamin and Levi, and in 1790 Eli. Joseph owned 115 acres in what later became Union Township. He was said to have been a distiller of linseed oil.
 
 
FAMILY OF CHARLES DAILY
NOTTINGHAM TWP.
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SEX AGE PROBABLE PERSON
Free White Male - Head of Family Age 16 & Up Daily, Charles
Free White Male Age 16 & Up Unknown
Free White Female -- Unknown
Indentity not known. May be Charles Daily who was born in 1756 and was the son of Philip and Mercy (Jones) though nothing further is known of him. Upon the death of Philip Daily, his sons Charles and Philip received "the remainder of the land." The 1798 Tax List of Nottingham Twp., Washington Co., Pennsylvania records Charles Daily, Sr. with 180 acres of land.
 
 
FAMILY OF NATHAN DAILY
NOTTINGHAM TWP.
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SEX AGE PROBABLE PERSON
Free White Male - Head of Family Age 16 & Up Daily, Nathan
Free White Male Age 16 & Up Unknown
Free White Male Under Age 16 Unknown
Free White Male Under Age 16 Unknown
Free White Female -- Unknown
Speculated to be the son of Charles & "Nellie" (Temple) who was born about 1777, or Nathan Daily, brother of Philip Sr who had warranted a tract of land containing 289 acres which was called Fallen Timber Bottoms. The application for this land was dated May 23, 1769 and the warrant of acceptance was given in the year of 1792. One hundred and seventy-seven acres had been surveyed by Nathan Daily to his son, Nathan, in October 1816, and 177 acres was sold. to Joseph Bentley. The part given to Nathan Daily, Jr. was in turn left by him to his son, Isaac, who later sold a portion of it to John Hindman.
 
 
FAMILY OF CHARLES DAILY, SR
NOTTINGHAM TWP.
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SEX AGE PROBABLE PERSON
Free White Male - Head of Family Age 16 & Up Daily, Charles Sr.
Free White Female -- Unknown
Free White Female -- Unknown
Free White Female -- Unknown
Free White Female -- Unknown
Identity not known, but can not be Charles who was born about 1730, son of Philip, who was married to Eleanor "Nellie" (Temple) since his Will was probated in 1783. However, it may be his son who was born about 1764, and household may have included sisters and nieces as Charles, the son of Philip, inherited the 260 acres upon his father's death. The 1798 Tax List of Nottingham Twp., Washington Co., Pennsylvania records Charles Daily, Sr. with 101 acres of land.
 
 
FAMILY OF PHILIP DAILY
NOTTINGHAM TWP.
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SEX AGE PROBABLE PERSON
Free White Male - Head of Family Age 16 & Up Daily, Philip
Free White Male Under Age 16 Unknown
Free White Male Under Age 16 Unknown
Free White Male Under Age 16 Unknown
Free White Female -- Unknown
Free White Female -- Unknown
Identity not known, but can not be Philip who was bron in 1727 and married to Mercy Jones because his Will was proved in 1787. It can not be Philip Daily, son of Philip and "Nellie" Temple because he had already removed to Kentucky where he married Mary (Wise) in 1786, with his mother and siblings. Perhaps this is the son of Philip and Mercy who was born about 1759, but nothing further is known. The 1798 Tax List of Nottingham Twp., Washington Co., Pennsylvania records a Philip Dailey with 132 acres of land.
 
 
FAMILY OF SAMUEL DAILY
NOTTINGHAM TWP.
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SEX AGE PROBABLE PERSON
Free White Male - Head of Family Age 16 & Up Daily, Samuel
Free White Male Under Age 16 Unknown
Free White Male Under Age 16 Unknown
Free White Male Under Age 16 Unknown
Free White Female -- Unknown
Identity not known, but possibly Samuel Daily who was son of Philip and Mercy (Jones), who was born about 1759. The 1798 Tax List of Nottingham Twp., Washington Co., Pennsylvania records Samuel Dailey with 100 acres of land.
 
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