1940 is the last available and searchable census at this time.
You have gone as far as possible with this family -
Facts you should know about the early census records - All census records [1790 – 1840] prior to the 1850 census ONLY listed the head of household; whether male or female.
NO specific age was stated for any family member NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county; however some census takers listed the township NO street address was stated NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, or divorced NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc… NO occupation was stated NO parental birthplaces are stated NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted” Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children” Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"
1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members
1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++
1840 - format of early census records Name: Arthur Drinkwater Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Mount Vernon, Kennebec, Maine Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 [Arthur] Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1 Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1 Persons Employed in Learned Professional Engineers: 1 Total Free White Persons: 2 Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2
1850 - Name: Arthur Drinkwater Age: 60 Birth Year: abt 1790 Birthplace: Maine Home in 1850: Fayette, Kennebec, Maine Gender: Male
Arthur Drinkwater 60, MAine - C. B. Preacher Anne T Drinkwater 62, Maine
1860 - Name: Arthur Drinkwater Age in 1860: 70 Birth Year: abt 1790 Birthplace: Maine Home in 1860: Sidney, Kennebec, Maine Gender: Male Post Office: Centre Sidney
Arthur Drinkwater 70, Maine - CB Ann T Drinkwater 72, Maine Farrvilla T Blake 41, Maine - unknown relationship; if any
Maine Vital Records - Maine did not start collecting Vital Records (births, marriages, deaths) until 1892.Before then they were recorded at the town level.Each person had to report to the town clerk and pay the clerk $1 for each report before the record was recorded.Needless to say that was a lot of money in those days so more than not the vital records were never recorded.
The Archives have death records from 1892-1922.The deaths are not online until 1960.
Sincerely, Anne Archivist I
TRY - Find a grave – FREE SITE - volunteer site all states; frequently has headstone pic DO NOT SEARCH FOR A MARRIED WOMAN USING HER MAIDEN NAME.