"Santa Rosa" County Census:
Escambia County, East of
Escambia River and Bay of Pensacola
by Sheila L. Martin Published in West Florida Footprints #7 1988

Researchers working on Northwest Florida have been stymied by a lack of documentary proof of their ancestors'presence in the area of Santa Rosa County, prior to Statehood, 1845. The courthouse records for Santa Rosa County between 1842 (the year Santa Rosa County was established) and 1869 were lost when the courthouse burned. But for those researchers working on Santa Rosa pioneers, this list may be a previously unpublished treasure!

An examination of the 1840 Escambia County, Florida, U. S. Census clearly reveals the names of Heads of Household in the area which would in only two more years be known as Santa Rosa County.

The 1840 Census of Escambia County, Florida, is separated into two enumerations - one for those families living West of Escmbia River and the other for those living East of Escambia River. It has long been known that Santa Rosa County was taken out of the easternmost part of Escambia County (one of Florida's original counties). But until now, many researchers may not have noticed the separation. J. C. Allen is the enumerator for this eastern portion of Escambia County. Escambia River is still the western boundary of Santa Rosa County. The following are the Heads of Household listed in the 1840 Census for eastern Escambia County, Florida, which will
adequately substitute for the 1840 Santa Rosa County census:

Head of Household     Census Page

Adams, Benjn           1 Line 25
Alberson, Arthur       5 Line 13
Alberson, Jos          4 Line 27
Allen, J. C.           1 Line 1
Allen, R. S.           3 Line 27
Amos, E. S.            2 Line 1
Ard, M                 5 Line 15

Baggett, M             2 Line 29
Barrow, Benj           3 Line 10
Barrow, Green          5 Line 1
Beal, F                4 Line 24
Blake, Saml            4 Line 12
Blakely, J W           2 Line 21
Blaylock, Allen        1 Line 6
Bliss, G. M.           1 Line 23
Bowen, Caleb           1 Line 33
Bowen, Nancy           5 Line 23
Bowens? J.M.           1 Line 14
Bowers, Saml           4 Line 31
Bringhurst, Walt       1 Line 4
Brownwell, John        5 Line 22
Bunn, Saml             2 Line 4

Calhoun, Noah          3 Line 3
Campbell, Danl         4 Line 26
Casity, Hanibal        5 Line 2
Clark, Elijah          5 Line 18
Close, John            4 Line 11
Cobb, Benj             3 Line 5
Cobb, Elizabeth        3 Line 4
Cobb, Isaiah           3 Line 6
Cobb, Jos.             3 Line 8
Cobb, Nathl            1 Line 17
Cobb, Seborn           3 Line 7
Cook R. J.             5 Line 9

Danston, Thos          5 Line 31
Davis, D. A.           2 Line 5
Davis, Henry?          2 Line 17
Dean, Geo              4 Line 18
Dixon, Abm             4 Line 22
Donaldson, Jesse       5 Line 24
Dorr, E                1 Line 30
Drake, C. L.           1 Line 27

Ellis, John            1 Line 8
Ernest, J. W.          2 Line 15

Fairly, H. B           1 Line 20
Forsythe, Jos          1 Line 19
Foster, Saml           5 Line 29
Foster, William        5 Line 30
Frater, Lewis          1 Line 9

Gage, G.G.A.           2 Line 6
Gaines, W.B.           2 Line 11
Gaines, Wilson E       2 Line 12
Gaylor, Elijah         3 Line 9
Ghent, Ferding ?       2 Line 13
Gibson, M              4 Line 2
Gibson, Maria          1 Line 11
Gomes, Fer             5 Line 20
Grant, Charles         3 Line 18

Harrison, W. W.        2 Line 24
Hobbs, Charles         2 Line 18
Holly, Hosy            2 Line 14
Horn, Eli              2 Line 9
Hudson, Benj           4 Line 6
Hunt, John             1 Line 24

Jameson, N.A.          4 Line 7
Johnson, W. H.         1 Line 26
Journigan, B           1 Line 15
Journigan, Benjn       4 Line 3
Journigan, Blake       4 Line 21
Journigan, Jesse       5 Line 14
Journigan, Lewis       4 Line 25
Journigan, Silas       5 Line 26

Kelker, John           1 Line 28
Kelly, John            5 Line 16
Kelly, Robt            5 Line 17
Kenedy, A              4 Line 23
Kyser, S.C.            1 Line 3

Larimore, R            1 Line 10
Lewis, Geo             5 Line 7
Lewis, M               5 Line 28

Mack, W                5 Line 6
Malone, Drury          4 Line 4
Malone, W              2 Line 30
Maning, Joel           4 Line 5
Maning, Martha         3 Line 20
Maning, Robt           3 Line 19
Marshall, Benj         3 Line 12
Mayo, Nathan           5 Line 10
McArthur, John         2 Line 26
McCaskill, Alex        3 Line 22
McCaskill, Allen       3 Line 21
McDavid, R. T.         3 Line 26
McKinion, Robt         2 Line 22
McLelland, Mason       2 Line 27
McMann/McManus,Thos    5 Line 21
McMillan, Duncan       3 Line 15
McMillan, Neil         3 Line 11
Miller, ----H          3 Line 13
Miller, Alex           4 Line 15
Miller, Elijah         2 Line 3
Miller, John           5 Line 3
Milligan, John         3 Line 17
Mims, Jesse            3 Line 24
Mims, Thos             5 Line 11
Mitchell, Thos         2 Line 28
Morton, Jackson        2 Line 7
Moulton, Jos           2 Line 8
Murphy, M. P.          4 Line 17

Nicholson, A. W.       4 Line 10

Owens, C.C.P.          3 Line 30
Owens, Jos             2 Line 8
Owens, W.L.            3 Line 28

Pain, Joshua           4 Line 30
Peaden, Bartlett       2 Line 25
Pitts, John            4 Line 1
Powell, John           4 Line 19
Pybourn, Jacob         2 Line 2

Riley, Jas R           1 Line 16
Roberts, Stephen       5 Line 5
Robinson, Allen        4 Line 9
Robinson, Robt         1 Line 21
Robinson, Thos         4 Line 13
Roxbury, D             4 Line 28

Savage, John           5 Line 27
Savage, R.C.           5 Line 8
Savill, Jerh           2 Line 19
Segers, Math           2 Line 20
Shannahan, Mary        1 Line 7
Shepard, A             4 Line 29
Silcocks, Wade         4 Line 14
Simpson, E             1 Line 29
Simpson, J.A.          4 Line 20
Snelgrove, Joshua      1 Line 13
Stern, Thos            5 Line 12
Stevens, Archd         3 Line 1
Stevens, Joshua        3 Line 2
Stokes, Jas            1 Line 2

Taylor, Owen           5 Line 4
Thompson, B. W.        2 Line 10
Thompson, Jas/Jos      2 Line 16
Twitchell, T           1 Line 18

Vaughan, R             4 Line 8

Waters, John           3 Line 25
Webb, Wm               4 Line 16
Whitman, Mary          1 Line 5
Whitwell, Jacob        3 Line 14
Wilkinson, John        1 Line 12
Wilkinson, Peter       3 Line 23
Williams, David        5 Line 19
Williams, W. L.        3 Line 16

NOTE:Only one name appeared to be completely indecipherable.The others which appear here - although readable - are nonetheless only the best effort of the transcriber. Remember that, as with all census transcripts, you should check for all possible spellings and all "sound-like" spellings you can imagine.