Federal Census Records
Census Tools and Reference
Dillon County researchers please note that the county was not formed until 1910.
Prior census data for the area that became Dillon County, South Carolina will be found among the census
records of Marion County.
TAX LISTS AND OTHER CENSUS "SUBSTITUTES"
- Militia Muster Rolls - See Marion Military Page
- COLONIAL PETITIONS:
- TAX LISTS:
- 1784 Tax List, Prince Frederick's Parish, SC
- 1786 Tax List, Prince Frederick's Parish, SC
- 1786 Tax List, Marion County, SC
(Tax returns for Prince George Parish)
- Marion County Voter Lists
Federal Census Population Schedules
"Article I, section 2, of the U.S. Constitution requires that a
decennial population census, a nationwide enumeration or count of
the population, be taken every 10 years. Congress uses the
census figures to apportion seats in the House of Representatives.
The census also determines each state's number of votes in the
electoral college, which selects the President and Vice President;
and affects apportionment in state and local legislatures.
Section 9 provides that 'no capitation or other direct tax shall be
laid, unless in proportion to the census or Enumeration herein
before directed to be taken.'
The population schedules, first prepared in 1790, contain a
wealth of information for historians, economists, and other
researchers interested in topics such as Revolutionary War
pensioners, Civil War veterans, western expansion, regional and
local history, immigration, and naturalization.
To ensure the privacy of individuals, Congress has provided for a
72-year restriction to access of Federal census schedules. The
1920 census was released in 1992; the 1930 census will be opened
Source: United States Census Bureau
CENSUS RECORDS ONLINE
Please note that while every effort is made to provide accurate
transcriptions of census data on this site, our transcriptions are intended to be used as a
locating guide. Always consult the original of any document(s) before adding data to your family
- 1790 - 1900 Federal Census Records -
(See Marion County Census Records )
NOTE: While Dillon County was not created until 1910, and census records for our area up until
1910 will be found under "Marion County", we can identify Dillon County records through the townships
which were created in 1868.
- 1869 State Census - Population Schedule
- 1910 Federal Census
- Dillon County, SC NARA Microfilm # T624_1458
- Robeson County, NC 1910 Census Extractions
Transcribed and contributed by Sam West.
Shows all South Carolinians ages 18 and up listed in
the 1910 Federal Census of Precinct 1 of White House Township in lower Robeson
Co NC. Today this area is known as Marietta Township, and is located just north
across the state line from Lakeview, SC (Dillon County). Although the county of birth is not
given, those identified were most likely from Dillon, formerly Marion Co SC.
- 1920 Federal Census (offsite)
1920 Census Index and Census Images
- 1930 Federal Census (offsite)
1930 Census Index and Census Images
- 1940 Federal Census Index (offsite)
NARA Microfilm #T627 Roll 3804
CENSUS TOOLS AND REFERENCE
- Dillon County Township Map
Modern township map, very useful when researching census records. Please note, however, that
Huggins Township, carved from lower Manning Township, was not created until 1963.
Old Marion Townships Map
- Marion County,
U.S. Census Bureau stats
- Printable Forms
Census Forms 1790 - 1930 (Ancestry.com site, in .PDF format ONLY)
Census Forms 1790 - 1920 (Genealogy.com,
not as complete as Ancestry's but in .GIF (browser viewable) format)
- Family Tree Maker Forms
A good site, with many printable forms for documenting research, but the census forms do not include the
page and line number columns -- very important when you want to go have another look at that census data!
- Deciphering Old Handwriting
- How the " leading S"
looks in old documents.
Occupations found on the Census
(link no longer works)
- Colonial Occupations
(link no longer works)
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