1790 Federal Census, Haverstraw Township, Orange County, NY

Below is an alphabetical listing of all the surnames beginning with "A" from the 1790 Federal Census for Haverstraw Township, Orange County, NY, with information from a variety of sources and some notes to help identify some of the individuals. The information from the census is complete (name of the head of household and tally of household members) but the added information is fragmentary from just a handful of sources.
The information from the census follows the heading "1790 Census, Haverstraw:" The first number refers to the position of the name in the list as it appears in Heads of Families, 1790, First Census of the United States (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976) followed by the page number and a decimal number to indicate the general position on the page. For example, Andrew Abrahams was the 117th name in the list on page 140 in the top half of the third column (.1 = top of first column; .2 = bottom half of first column; .4 = bottom half of second column, etc.) The numbers in square brackets give the tally of household members. For example, [ 1, 3, 4, 0, 0 ] indicates "1" free white male of 16 years and upward, including head of family; "3" white males under 16 years; "4" free white females, including heads of families; "0" other free persons; "0" slaves. (The last two digits are usually left out when they are both "0")
In 1790, the Town (or Precinct) of Haverstraw in Orange County, NY comprised the towns of Haverstraw, Stony Point, Ramapo, and Clarkstown in present day Rockland County, NY. "District:" gives the place of residence within Haverstaw based on information from other sources. For example, Andrew Abrahams was the 89th name in the "Tax List of the Town of New Hempstead (Now Ramapo Township, Rockland County, New York) For the Year 1794" published in The Rockland Record, Vol. III, Being the Proceedings and Historical Collections of the Rockland County Society of the State of New York, Inc. for the Year 1940, Edited by George H. Budke, Historian of the Rockland County Society. Sometimes the evidence for a particular District is listed after the "Events:" heading.
Church memberships not otherwise identified are from the "Records of Clarkstown Reformed Church, BC-49" (Unpub. MS, 1917) compiled by George H. Budke. For example, John Ackerson, spelled "John Eckerson,"
was number 254 in a membership list of the Clarkstown Reformed Church dated 1794.
 Question marks indicate more than one person with the same name; the information could not be attributed to a particular indivudual with certainty.
 
 

Abrahams Andrew
          District: New Hempstead: 1794-89
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 117       PAGE: 140.5  [ 1, 3, 4, 0, 0 ]
       Events : 1787, 3 Apr : "Andrew Abrams" Highway Master for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 108)
Ackerman David
          District: New Hempstead: 1794-171
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 420       PAGE: 141.5  [ 3, 1, 5, 0, 0 ]
Ackerman John
          District: Clarkstown: 1793 (BC-57, p. 11)
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 488       PAGE: 141.8  [ 2, 3, 2 ]
       Events : 1793, 2 Apr : "John Ackerman" Overseers of the Highways (p. 11)
Ackerman William
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 575       PAGE: 142.1  [ 1, 3, 2 ]
Ackerson David
          District: New Hempstead: 1794-255
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 441       PAGE: 141.6  [ 2, 4, 3 ]
Ackerson Garrit
          District: New Hempstead: 1794-279
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 457       PAGE: 141.7  [ 2, 3, 4 ]
Ackerson Jacob
          District: Clarkstown: 1792 "Jacob Ackerson" (BC-57, p. 9); There is a Jacob Eckerson in New Hempstead: 1794-147; "Jacob J." New Hempstead: 1794-211; New Hempstead: 1794-257. Clarkstown 1792/93: "The road from New Hemstead line by Resolvert Vn Houtens to the north line of Jacobus Vn Orden now under the care of Jacob Eckerson Highway master." (Budke, Clarkstown Records, BC-57, p. 73; cf. 1792 Town meeting, p. 9) Clarkstown 1798, 7 Apr: "Jacob Ackerson" one of the Overseers of Highways, takes Oath of Office. (Budke, Clarkstown Records, BC-57, p. 33)
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 490       PAGE: 141.8  [ 1, 0, 1 ]
       Events : 1793, 1 Mar: L. A. issued to Jacob Eckerson & John Van Houten, Jr., sons-in-law of decedent, Resolvert P. Van Houten (BC-68, cites records filed in Goshen, NY, Liber A & B, No. 69)
          : 1792, 3 Apr: "Jacob Ackerson" Comm. of Highways (p. 9).
       Records of the Township of Clarkstown, New York - April, 1791 To March, 1896:
          : D. Apr 10, 1794. A. May 13, 1794. Partition Award: David Pye, Jacobus Van Orden, Jacob Deronda, Commissioners appointed by the Court held at Goshen, Feb 12, 1794, to make partition of the lands of Resolvert P. Van Houten, deceased, late of New Hempstead.... The Commissioners divided the lands (150 acres in New Hempstead; 55 acres in Clarkstown).... as follows: To Margaret wife of Abram Sarvan, Jr., Mary w/o Jacob Eckerson, Peter Van Houten, a minor, Elizabeth Van Houten, a minor, Helena wife of John Van Houten, John Van Houten, an infant minor."
Ackerson John
          District: ?New Hempstead: 1794-242 "John G."; Clarkstown 1798, 7 Apr: "John Accorson" one of the Overseers of Highways, takes Oath of Office. (Budke, Clarkstown Records, BC-57, p. 33)
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 422       PAGE: 141.6  [ 3, 0, 1 ]
Ackerson John
          District: ?New Hempstead: 1794-242 "John G."; Clarkstown 1798, 7 Apr: "John Accorson" one of the Overseers of Highways, takes Oath of Office. (Budke, Clarkstown Records, BC-57, p. 33)
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 715       PAGE: 142.6  [ 3, 3, 2 ]
       Church: 1794, #254: "John Eckerson"
Ackerson Peter
          District: New Hempstead: 1794-232
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 415       PAGE: 141.5  [ 2, 1, 5 ]
       Church: 1795, May 28: "Hannah Hawzer wife of Petrus Eckerson" member. (Budke, Brick Church Records, BC-64, #43)
Ackerson Richard
          District: ?New Hempstead: 1794-138 "Derick Eckerson"
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 259       PAGE: 140.9  [ 2, 0, 3 ]
       Events : ?1789, 7 Apr : "Dirck Ackerson" Highway Masters for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 143)
Ackerson Richard
          District: ?New Hempstead: 1794-138 "Derick Eckerson"
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 372       PAGE: 141.4  [ 1, 0, 2 ]
       Events : ?1789, 7 Apr : "Dirck Ackerson" Highway Masters for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 143)
Ackerson Thomas
          District: ?New Hempstead: 1794-236 "Thomas Eckerson"
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 424       PAGE: 141.6  [ 1, 2, 1 ]
       Events : ?1789, 7 Apr : "Thomas Acker" Highway Masters for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 143)
Ackerson  Thomas
          District: ?N. H.: 1794-236 "Thomas Eckerson"; Clarkstown? 1794, 1 Apr: At a meeting of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Clarkstown at New City in the County of Orange "Thomas Ackerson" one of the Overseers of the Highways. (Budke, Clarkstown Records, BC-57, p. 12)
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 483       PAGE: 141.8  [ 3, 1, 4 ]
          Notes: Y: check Ackerson Genealogy to verify this Thomas. (5-544H) is the only Thomas with the numbers to account for his family with his wife, Marretje Stevens (5-544), one son over 16, one under 16, and two daughters. The remaining male over 16 and female may be in-laws.
       Church: 1794, #279 & #280: "Abraham Blauvelt & Aaltje Simmons h.w."
          : ?1789, 7 Apr : "Thomas Acker" Highway Masters for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 143)
Ackerson Thomas D.
          District: New Hempstead: 1794-258
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 442       PAGE: 141.6  [ 1, 0, 3 ]
       Events : ?1789, 7 Apr : "Thomas Acker" Highway Masters for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 143)
Ackerson Thomas I.
          District: New Hempstead: 1794-256
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 440       PAGE: 141.6  [ 1, 0, 1 ]
       Events : ?1789, 7 Apr : "Thomas Acker" Highway Masters for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 143)
Adams John
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 495       PAGE: 141.8  [ 1, 3, 6, 0, 1 ]
       Events : 1788, 1 Apr : "John Addoms" Highway Master for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 112)
Airs Felix
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 266       PAGE: 141.1  [ 1, 2, 4 ]
Allen John
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 552       PAGE: 142.1  [ 1, 4, 1 ]
Allison Benjamin
          District: Haverstraw: 1787?; Haverstraw 1798, the third day of April: At a Town meeting "Benjamin Allison" one of the Overseers of Highways appointed for the Town of Haverstraw. (Budke, Historical Miscellanies, v. II, p. 170)
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 251       PAGE: 140.9  [ 3, 0, 7, 0, 2 ]
       Events : ?1787, 3 Apr : "Benjamin Allison" Highway Master for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 108)
          : ?1787, 3 Apr : "Benjamin Allison" Highway Master for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 108)
Allison Benjamin, Junr.
          District: ?Haverstraw: 1787?
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 257       PAGE: 140.9  [ 1, 0, 2 ]
       Events : ?1787, 3 Apr : "Benjamin Allison" Highway Master for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 108)
          : ?1787, 3 Apr : "Benjamin Allison" Highway Master for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 108)
Allison John
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 221       PAGE: 140.8  [ 1, 2, 3 ]
       Events : 1788, 1 Apr : "John Allison" Highway Master for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 112); 1788, 1 Apr : "John B. Allison" Highway Master for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 112) This indicates there may have been 2 John Allison's in Haverstraw Precinct in 1788?
Allison Joseph
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 258       PAGE: 140.9  [ 2, 2, 2, 0, 1 ]
       Church: ?1785, Sep 3: "Joseph Allison" member. (Budke, English Church Records, BC-65, #47)
          : ?Mortgage: Benjamin Knap of Clarkstown, yeoman, To John Shepherd of N.Y. City, and Joseph Allison of Orange County, D. Jun 14, 1791. A. Jun 21, 1791. For L. 120. Premises: A piece of land containing 100 acres at the Hook in Clarkstown, bounded: N. by Henry Palmer, E. by the Hudson River, W. by John Tallman. (BC-69, #506)
Allison Joseph B
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 252       PAGE: 140.9   [ 2, 3, 3 ]
       Church: ?1785, Sep 3: "Joseph Allison" member. (Budke, English Church Records, BC-65, #47)
          : 1788, 1 Apr : "Joseph B. Allison" Highway Master for Precinct of Haverstraw chosen at town meeting. (Haverstraw Precinct, BC-33, p. 112)
          : ?Mortgage: Benjamin Knap of Clarkstown, yeoman, To John Shepherd of N.Y. City, and Joseph Allison of Orange County, D. Jun 14, 1791. A. Jun 21, 1791. For L. 120. Premises: A piece of land containing 100 acres at the Hook in Clarkstown, bounded: N. by Henry Palmer, E. by the Hudson River, W. by John Tallman. (BC-69, #506)
Allison Joseph J.
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 255       PAGE: 140.9  [ 1, 2, 3 ]
       Church: ?1785, Sep 3: "Joseph Allison" member. (Budke, English Church Records, BC-65, #47)
          : ?Mortgage: Benjamin Knap of Clarkstown, yeoman, To John Shepherd of N.Y. City, and Joseph Allison of Orange County, D. Jun 14, 1791. A. Jun 21, 1791. For L. 120. Premises: A piece of land containing 100 acres at the Hook in Clarkstown, bounded: N. by Henry Palmer, E. by the Hudson River, W. by John Tallman. (BC-69, #506)
Allison Joseph M.
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 263       PAGE: 140.9  [ 1, 3, 1 ]
       Church: ?1785, Sep 3: "Joseph Allison" member. (Budke, English Church Records, BC-65, #47)
          : ?Mortgage: Benjamin Knap of Clarkstown, yeoman, To John Shepherd of N.Y. City, and Joseph Allison of Orange County, D. Jun 14, 1791. A. Jun 21, 1791. For L. 120. Premises: A piece of land containing 100 acres at the Hook in Clarkstown, bounded: N. by Henry Palmer, E. by the Hudson River, W. by John Tallman. (BC-69, #506)
Allison Robert
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 170       PAGE: 140.7  [ 2, 0, 3, 0, 1 ]
Allison Samuel
          District: Haverstraw 1791, 3 Apr: At a Town meeting Samuel Allison one of two Pound Masters appointed for Town of Haverstraw. He was a Pound Master for the next two years. (Budke, Historical Miscellanies, v. II, p. 163-64)
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 282       PAGE: 141.1  [ 2, 1, 1 ]
Allison Thomas
          District: Haverstraw? 1794, 1 Apr: At a Town meeting "Thomas Allison" one of two Constables appointed for the Town of Haverstraw. (Budke, Historical Miscellanies, v. II, p. 166)
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 268       PAGE: 141.1  [ 1, 5, 1 ]
Allison Thomas, Junr.
          District: Haverstraw? 1794, 1 Apr: At a Town meeting "Thomas Allison" one of two Constables appointed for the Town of Haverstraw. (Budke, Historical Miscellanies, v. II, p. 166)
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 256       PAGE: 140.9  [ 1, 2, 2 ]
Allison William
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 260       PAGE: 140.9  [ 1, 5, 2 ]
Ammerman Aaron
          District: Haverstraw 1796, on the first Tuesday in Apr: At a Town meeting "Aurt Amberman" one of the Road Masters appointed for the Town of Haverstraw. He served again in 1797. (Budke, Historical Miscellanies, v. II, p. 168-69)
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 110       PAGE: 140.5  [ 1, 1, 2 ]
Anderson Joseph
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 7       PAGE: 140.1  [ 1, 1, 1 ]
Anderson Moses
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 774       PAGE: 142.8  [ 1, 0, 3 ]
Anthony Benjamin
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 301       PAGE: 141.2  [ 1, 2, 2 ]
Archer Jacob
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 489       PAGE: 141.8  [ 2, 1, 1 ]
Armstrong Martin
          District: New Hempstead: 1794-131
       1790 Census, Haverstraw: 283       PAGE: 141.1  [ 3, 2, 3 ]