The 1790 census gives the name of head of household and the number of people living in the home with them listed under certain age ranges. The 1790 census can be quite helpful and with a few other records can help one figure out if you have the correct family and missing children.
Click on the chart below to get a PDF you can print out and use to help you determine if you have the correct family.
Click on the image below to go to the National Archives for a printable form for the 1790 census.
Below are some fun facts about what you might find in the 1790 census, which states had censuses taken, and the length of time the census taker had to take the census.
1790 Fun Facts