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1840 Census of Alabama


By: Betty Sue Drake Posey, Orig. Pub. 1973, reprinted 1991, 128 pages, soft cover, ISBN #0-89308-331-3.  Recently a small case of these books was discovered in the warehouse from the 1991 printing. Counties formed from the creek and Cherokee Cessions of the 1830’s: Barbour, Benton, Chamber, Cherokee, Coosa, Dekalb, Macon, Marshall, Randolph, Russell, Talladega, and Tallapoosa.  The 1840 census was the first to be taken of the population in these new counties.  Only head of household were actually named in addition to those who were military pensioners.  The index mentions approximately 4,000 persons.