91st PA: Jesse Wharton--census records

The shooting of Jesse Wharton


[Jesse Wharton was shot by the 91st while he was imprisoned in the Old Capitol Prison.]
[1840 Maryland census, Washington County, Clear Sp, page 173]
[I have listed possible matches in the 1850 census.]
[Note: the index has Whartois, but I think the 'is' is just a sloppy 'n']
Free White Males Under 51[Jesse B Wharton was 15 in 1850]
Free White Males 5 & under 101[J S Th Wharton was 17 in 1850]
Free White Males 15 & under 201
Free White Males 20 & under 302
Free White Males 30 & under 402[John O Wharton was 45 in 1850]
Free White Females Under 52[Elizabeth Wharton was 13 in 1850]
[Sarah W Wharton was 11 in 1850]
Free White Females 10 & under 151[Mary Wharton was 20 in 1850]
Free White Females 15 & under 201
Free White Females 40 & under 501[Elizabeth Wharton was 45 in 1850; the "30 & under 40" column is, unfortunately, blank]
Free Colored Males 36 & under 552
Free Colored Males 55 & under 1002

[1850 United States census, Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown District, pages 140 line 39 to 141 line 8]
[I've summarized all the data; the remaining columns were all blank]
[this census is available on FamilySearch]

[1850 Maryland census, Montgomery County, Cracklin District, page 318 line 30 to page 319 line 11]
[I've summarized all the data; the remaining columns were all blank.]

[1860 Maryland census, Prince George County, First District, Beltsvill Post Officepage 371, line 32, through page 372, line 5]
[I have summarized all the data, and listed possible matches in the 1850 census]
[see FamilySearch]


[1860 US census, Maryland, Washington County, Hagerstown, microfilm series M653, film 483, page 597 = 57 handwritten]

(According to the Gunston Hall website (accessed 14 August 2014), she died in June 1860; their child Elizabeth Wharton Alvey was born 29 July 1856; Richard, who supported secession, was arrested; he died on 14 September 1906, in Hagerstown.)


[1870 US census, Mississippi, Hinds, Township 4, microfilm series M593, film 730, page 491 verso = 30 handwritten, family 229, household 235]


[1880 US census, Louisiana, Orleans, New Orleans, enumeration district 70, microfilm series T9, film 463, page 387 = 21 A handwritten]

Find a grave

[Beside the entry for Jessie Wharton, Find a grave has the following entries (all accessed 14 August 2014), which suggests many of the other children should be accessible in later census records:]

According to Find a grave:

note the following death notice, from the Sun (Baltimore Md) of 28 October 1889, page 2 (from GenealogyBank, accessed 14 August 2014):

WHARTON.--On 27th October, WILLIAM FITZHUGH WHARTON, in the 47th year of his age, son of the late Dr. John O. Wharton, formerly of Washington county, Md. [Hagerstown (Md.) papers please copy.]

Funeral services will be held at St. John's P.E. Church, Hagerstown, Md., on Tuesday, 29th instant, at 12 M.

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