Dickens of Hurricane Creek
Including: Maggart, Sullivans Bend, Elmwood, Chestnut Mound, Smith County, TN
Because 1790 Census files are hard to read and spelling is not perfect, I counted Dickens, Dickins,
and Dicken in the Total of 135 Dickens counted - 76 males and 59 females in 37 households. 
By now you know the story. 'They're not all there. Some records are missing,' etc. OK. Add some into the total and what do you get? Several more perhaps but when the total population is given as less than 4 million men, women, and children, you can't add many more. 

There surely were more Dickens families in some states such as Virginia which are
not accounted for in the records that were available at the time of  my research.  But 
if we add several households, it will still be a small number in the nearly four million people accounted for in the census. 

Having so many unanswered questions makes a search of the early census records
seem like an exercise in futility for those of us who search for certain names and places.

Rhode Island,    Dickins

Name                  Location                    Male over 16,  Male under 16,  Female all
Amos---------- New Shorham Town-------2--------------0--------------2
Daniel----------New Shorham Town-------2---------------0-------------1
Thomas--------New Shorham Town--------3--------------1--------------1
Edward---------Providence Town----------2--------------0--------------1
TOTALS                                                    9                      1                    5

New York,      Dicken

Name                    Location                Male over 16,  Male under 16,  Female all
George-----------Rensselaerwick---------1----------------0-------------2
Arnold-----------Stephen Town-----------3----------------0-------------2
John-------------Otsego Town------------1----------------1-------------1
Joseph-----------Fishkill Town------------1----------------1-------------3
Mordacai--------Fredericks Town--------1----------------4-------------3
Roger------------Fredericks Town--------1----------------1-------------1
Thomas, Sr.-----Salem Town-------------1----------------1--------------3
Thomas, Jr.------Salem Town-------------1----------------2-------------5
William----------Salem Town-------------1----------------0-------------2
James-----------North Salem Town------1-----------------0-------------1
Michael---------North Salem Town------1-----------------0-------------1
Samuel---------North Salem Town-------1-----------------1-------------2
TOTALS                                                14                        11                 26

Georgia,       Dickens

Name                  Location                   Male over 16,  Male under 16,   Female all
Jno.-------------Wilkes County---------- 1----------------0---------------0
Total                                                        1                        0                       0

Virgina,    Dickens, Dicken
 
Name                 Location                       Male over 16,  Male under 16   Female all
Jno-------------------------------------------1--------------0---------------0-----
Rich------------------------------------------1--------------0---------------0------
William---------------------------------------1--------------0---------------0------
TOTAL                                                         3                     0                       0

North Carolina,   Dickens, Dicken,  Dickins

Name                 Location                       Male over 16,  Male under 16,   Female all
Dickens
Henry----------------------------------------1----------------0--------------0
John------------------------------------------1----------------0-------------0
Thomas---------------------------------------1----------------2-------------1
William---------------------------------------1----------------2-------------4
Dicken
Benjamin-------------------------------------3----------------1-------------6
Benjamin, Jr,---------------------------------1----------------0-------------0
Benjamin, Sr.--------------------------------2-----------------1-------------4
Bennet---------------------------------------1-----------------1-------------1
Edmund--------------------------------------1----------------2--------------2
Ephraim--------------------------------------1----------------0--------------2
Joseph---------------------------------------2----------------1--------------2
Lewis----------------------------------------1----------------0--------------0
William---------------------------------------3---------------2--------------3
Dickins
James----------------------------------------1---------------0---------------0
Jno.------------------------------------------1---------------0---------------0
Robert, Esq.---------------------------------1---------------0---------------0
Wm.-----------------------------------------1---------------2---------------3
TOTAL                                                       23                     14                    28

Section Totals:  ----------------------- 50-------------26-------------59

Combined totals all ages = 135

The following are all zero found:
Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland
South Carolina, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey.
1790
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