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Re: William and Lucinda Davis, 1850+, Washington County, AR
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: January 05, 2013 at 05:42:34
In Reply to: William and Lucinda Davis, 1850+, Washington County, AR by garett staley of 38086

I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

This is part of your problem -
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 +++

Have you considered William Davis may have been KIA in the CW??

ARK Vital Records -
ARK required birth & death registrations - 1914
ARK began to issue birth & death certificates - 1914

Are there any restrictions to ordering these records??? Yes, ARK eligibility requirements for each record type. Death records over 50 years old are open and do not have restrictions.

How far back do the marriage records go - 1917

Also, note that there is a 20 yr. gap in the census records as the 1890 census was destroyed by fire in the 1920's.

1860 -
Name: Lucinda Davis
Age in 1860: 27
Birth Year: abt 1833
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Mountain, Washington, Arkansas
Gender: Female
Post Office: Billingsley

William Davis 37, MO - farmer
Lucinda Davis 27, TN
Samuel Davis 12, ARK
Martha Davis 11, ARK
Elizabeth Davis 9, ARK
William Davis 6, ARK
Siphrona Davis 4, ARK
John Davis 1, ARK

Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011
Name: Martha A Davis Staley
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1848
Age at Death: 72
Death Date: 28 Dec 1920
Burial Place: Early, Brown County, Texas

1880 -
Name: Martha Staley
Age: 32
Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1880: Precinct 1, Brown, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Geo. W. Staley
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Occupation: Keeping House

Geo. W. Staley 42, IND - farmer [1838]
Martha Staley 32, ARK
Margret Staley 7, TX
Maryan Staley 5, TX
Wm. D. Staley 2, TX

death record -
name:       Mary Ann Chisholm
event:       Death
event date:       07 Dec 1960
event place:       Abilene, Taylor, Texas
gender:       Female
marital status:       Widowed
birth date:       19 Jan 1875
birthplace:       Grayson, Texas
father's name:       George Washington Staley
mother's name:       Martha Davis

death record -
name:       Nellie May King
death date:       03 Mar 1975
death place:       Brownwood, Brown, Texas
gender:       Female
death age:       91 years
estimated birth date:       1884
birth date:       
marital status:       
spouse's name:       
father's name:       George W. Staley
father's birthplace:       
mother's name:       Martha Alice Davis

marriage record -
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
Name: George Washington Staley
Gender: Male
Birth Place: IN
Birth Year: 1837
Spouse Name: Martha Ann Davis
Birth Place: AR
Spouse Birth Year: 1848
Year: 1869

1910 -
Name: Martha A Staley
[Martha Ann Davis]
Age in 1910: 61
Birth Year: 1849
Birthplace: Arkansas
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 1, Brown, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married = 40
Spouse's Name: Geo W Staley
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky

Geo W Staley 72, IND
Martha A Staley 61, TN - 8 children & 7 living
Nellie Staley 25, TX
Frank Staley 21, TX
Jessie Anderson 11, TX - g/dau

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