The above transcription of the Titus references in the 1790 United States census was produced from microfilm images copied from the US National Archives and Records Administration microfilm number M637 (12 rolls).
This census, the first enumeration produced in the United States, differed from subsequent census formats in that no standard forms were provided to enumerators, who were expected to copy their data on whatever paper was available. They were asked, however, to include the following information in their reports:
1. The state, county and city of residence,
2. Names of heads of families.
3. Numbers of free white males under 16.
4. Numbers of free white males over 16 (including heads of families).
5. Numbers of free white females (including heads of families).
6. All other free persons.
Of the states canvassed, enumerations for Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Vermont survive. District losses occured in Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia, some of which have been subsequently recreated from tax and other records.
Titus families were enumerated in eight of the above states, as follows:
State Number of Families Number of Individuals
CT 13 82
MA 17 89
ME 2 18
NC 1 9
NH 4 29
NY 61 371
PA 11 69
VT 7 36
Totals 115 703
It should be noted that not all of the above individuals bore the Titus name. As subsequent census records that include family relationships will show, some of the family groups may include persons such as cousins, nieces and nephews, along with others such as farm workers, lodgers, etc. that have no genetic relationship to the family at all.