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Census for Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1074

Scope and Contents

Photocopies of handwritten copies of the "First Census" of 1815 listing census roll 224. The census contains names of resident and non-resident taxpayers of Potsdam, New York. Additional entries for 1903 were added from the Potsdam Museum. The lists contain birth and death dates, where persons were buried, names of spouses and other relatives, and when the individuals arrived in Potsdam. Among the names listed are Asael Smith, grandfather of the first president of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith (1801-1844), and other members of the Smith family.


  • 1815-1903

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Census for Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 item (ca. 50 pages)

Language of Materials



19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Census for Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York
Rose Frank
14 March 2011
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

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