Question: I am confused why I can not find Fall River, Massachusetts in the 1790-1800 U.S. Census? Was this lost in a fire at some point? Also finding early town records appears to be difficult for me as well.
Answer: Fall River became a town from Freetown, Massachusetts in 1803. This will explain why are not finding pre-1803 town records, and also the pre-1810 federal census for Fall River.