Census Records - Montgomery County


1880 Federal Census

This census is indexed and searchable through Everton Publisher's FamilySearch.org.  I do have a CD for this census, so if you do find a family member in FamiilySearch's index and would like an image, please email me the information.


The 1880 census is important as it is the first census to ask where the parents of each person listed was born.  It was also the first census to ask what the relationship was to the head of the household which helps clear up confusion as to who everyone was.  Keep in mind though when looking at children that the relationship listed is to the head of the household, so the mother listed in the census may not be the mother of all children. 


1890 Federal Census

The next census that would have been available for Montgomery County would have been the 1890 census.  However, there was a fire at the Commerce Department in Washington, DC on  January 10, 1921.   Only 1,233 pages (or pieces) of the records survived the fire.


The only surviving census records are:  

Alabama - Perry County

District of Columbia - Q, S, 13th, 14th, RQ, Corcoran, 15th, SE, and Roggs streets, and Johnson Avenue

Georgia - Columbus (Muscogee County)

Illinois - McDonough County (Mound Township)

Minnesota - Rockford (Wright County)

New Jersey - Jersey City (Hudson County)

New York - Eastchester (Westchester County), Brookhaven Township (Suffolk County)

North Carolina - South Point Township, Ricer Bend Township (Gaston County), Cleveland County: Township No. 2

Ohio - Cincinnati (Hamilton County), Wayne Township (Clinton County)

South Dakota - Jefferson Township (Union County) 

Texas - Ellis County: S.P. no. 6, Mountain Peak, Ovila Precinct; Hood County: Precinct no. 5; Rusk County: Precinct no. 6 and J.P. no. 7; Trinity County: Trinity Town and Precinct no. 2; Kaufman County: Kaufman.