Saturday, July 7, 2012

African-American Series: 1940 Federal Census, Matawan Twp (ED 13-98)

Below is my index to the African American residents enumerated in the 1940 Federal Census for New Jersey in Enumeration District (ED) 13-98, which included part of Matawan Township - present day Aberdeen Township. (Other districts in this census included ED 13-97 and ED 13-99)

Entries show head of household and spouse, if married, with ages and place of birth. Children and grandchildren are listed as family. Others are described and listed. The last figures in each entry show the household number and page number from the census. Apparent household numbering errors are marked with an asterisk (*).

Abbreviations for places of birth listed below:
  • AL - Alabama
  • FL - Florida
  • GA - Georgia
  • IA - Iowa
  • IL - Illinois
  • LA - Louisiana
  • MD - Maryland
  • NC - North Carolina
  • NJ - New Jersey
  • NY - New York
  • PA - Pennsylvania
  • SC - South Carolina
  • TX - Texas
  • VA - Virginia

Atlantic Avenue
  • Elliot and Carrie Smith (46 NC, 44 NC). (158, pg 19)
  • Joseph and Eldest Harris (40 GA, 39 GA) and 7 children. (159, pg 19)
  • Bessie Ellison (33 NJ) and son William Brown (17 NJ) and brother Arthur Brown (43 VA) and niece Pauline Kneel (19 NY). (160, pg 19)
  • John A Johnson, widowed (54 NC) and housekeeper Tennessee Williams (33 LA) and the housekeeper's 2 daughters.
South Atlantic Avenue
  • Catherine V Shem, widowed (92 NJ), 2 daughters - Sally Bodias, widowed (68 NJ) and Carrie Booker, widowed (58 NJ), and an adult granddaughter, Nina Callender, widowed (30 NJ). (231, pg 26)
  • Frank and Fannie Watkins (61 NC, 65 NJ). (232, pg 26)
  • William and Masthead Watson (30 NJ, 29 NJ). (233, pg 26)
  • William and Mary H Schanck (70 NJ, 64 NJ) and 2 daughters - Modesta Schanck (41 NJ) with 2 Schanck children, and Grace McGuire, widowed (30 NJ) with 2 Schanck children. (234, pg 26)
Bank Street
  • Alec and Hulda Watson (64 VA, 57 NJ) and 5 children. (248, pp 27-28)
Church Street
  • James and Zella Samuels (54 VA, 42 VA) and 9 children. (237, pp 26-27)
  • Judson Lane (52 NJ) and his sister Vera Lane, nephew William Waldrich (16 PA) and cousin William Jones, widowed (62 NJ). (238, pg 27)
  • Lester and Grace Bradshaw (50 NJ, 46 NJ) and 2 sons. (239, pg 27)
  • Bertha Lane, widowed (56 VA) and lodger Amanda Norfolk, widowed (88 VA). (240, pg 27)
Dock Street
  • George and Alice Johnson (36 GA, 37 GA) and a young daughter and nephew. (12, pg 2)
  • Roselee Johnson, widowed (30 NC) and family. (20, pg 3)
First Street
  • Dan Williams (50 GA) and lodgers William and Della Rice. (21 NJ, 20 NC). (145, pg 17)
  • Alexander and Gertrude Kiah (41 NC, 35 NC) and 3 daughters, plus a lodger named Benjamin Davis (29 NJ). (146, pg 17)
  • Cleo Hedgepeth, widowed (26 GA) and a daughter. (147, pg 17)
  •  Edward and Vastoria Jones (21 GA, 19 NJ). (148, pg 17)
  • Benjamin and Viola Armour (38 GA, 23 GA) and 6 children. (149, pg 17)
  • Morris and Hattie Rice (41 GA, 42 GA) and 8 children. (150, pp 17-18)
  • Cleola Jones, widowed (42 GA) and 3 daughters. (151, pg 18)
  • Axie Lee (67 GA) and a daughter and 3 grandchildren and lodger Effie Royster, widowed (62 PA). (155, pg 18)
  • William and Leola Jones Lee (28 GA, 22 GA) and 3 children. (156, pg 18)
  • John and Jonnie Mae Rice (32 GA, 35 GA) and 6 children. (157, pg 18) 
Gaston Avenue
  • Jurney and Gertrude Bailey (56 VA, 58 VA) and twin adult sons Russell and Theodore. (116, pg 13)
Gerard Avenue
  • Joseph and Hannah Curtis (57 MD, 54 MD) and a niece and 4 nephews surnamed Thomas. (89, pg 10)
  • Milton and Dorothy Jackson (41 NJ, 38 TX) (90, pg 10)
  • Melvina Dawson, widowed (41 SC) and lodgers William Alexander (48 NC), Arthur and Lorine Williams (38 NC, 25 FL), and Chester Mitchell (51 NC). (124, pg 14)
Lower Main Street
  • Ernest and Marie Mandeville (50 NJ, 30 AL) and an infant son and Ernest's elderly mother. (46, pg 5)
  • Margaret Pitman, widowed (62 NC) and son Royal, single, and an infant grandson. (64, pg 7)
  • William Cheek (50 NC) (65, pg 7)
  • Mabel Taylor, widowed (48 VA) and family. (66, pp 7-8)
  • Maggie Bagby, widowed (69 VA) and two granddaughters and a lodger, Bennet Craft (30 VA). (67, pg 8)
  • Mollie Skipper, widowed (74 VA). (79, pg 9)
  • Estelle Jenkins, widowed (47 NJ) and four children surnamed Baird. (80, pg 9)
Washington Avenue
  • Margaret Day (35 MD) and Earl and Veronica Coats (her son-in-law and daughter), and her grandson. (32, pg 4)
  • William and Mary Brooks (48 VA, 44 NC) and George and Lillian Lamar (their son-in-law and daughter) and their grandchildren. (33, pg 4)
Water Street
  • Fred and Elizabeth Applegate (70 PA, 55 NY) and brother-in-law George McGuire, widowed (38 NJ). (249, pg 28)
  • Dock and Anne Edwards (40 VA, 36 NJ) and 6 children. (250, pg 28)
  • Jesse and Dorothy Fuller (36 SC, 29 NY) and 3 children. (251, pg 28)
  • Lester and Evelyn Dorsey (69 IL, 54 NY) and 3 children and 3 lodgers - Edward Keeling (45 VA), Charles McGee (39 NJ), and William Rose (60 IA). (252, pg 28)
  • William and Clara Clayton (40 NJ, 39 NJ) and 5 children. (253, pg 28)
  • William Bambury, single (58 VA) and Helen Herbert (27 NJ) with 2 Herbert children and 3 lodgers - Bertha Hodge (23 NJ) and Mabel McKnight (27 NC) and William McKnight (25 NC). (254, pg 28)
  • George Harris (63 NJ). (255, pg 28)
  • Roosevelt and Lila McKnight (34 NC, 27 NJ) and 4 children. (256, pg 29)
  • Reuben and Mabel Phillips (60 NJ, 42 NJ) and 7 children, including daughter Gussie Lewis (20 NJ) married to John D Lewis (22 GA) with an infant child.

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