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Re: David Baldwin in Virginia- Georgia- Arkansas
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: March 22, 2013 at 05:39:01
In Reply to: David Baldwin in Virginia- Georgia- Arkansas by Sheila Bell of 38096

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

1940 is the last available census at this time.

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 +++

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, we have 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

Mirandi Baldwin does not appear on any census.
Is "Mirandi" a nick name??????????
WHO did she marry?? Need her DOB + birthplace.
Need his 1st & last name + DOB + birthplace.

1850 -
Name: David Baldwin
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1784
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1850: Van Buren, Union, Arkansas
Gender: Male

David Baldwin 66, GA - farmer
Elizabeth Baldwin 60, GA
Elizabeth Baldwin 22, GA
James Baldwin 16, GA

data from another researcher -
David Baldwin
Birth - 3 Oct 1783 in Wilkes County, Georgia,
Death - 1850 in Magnolia, Arkansas
he married -

Elizabeth Owsley [note spelling]
Birth - 27 May 1788 in Wilkes County, Georgia
Death - 14 Sep 1865 in Columbia County, Arkansas
her children -

Lucinda Baldwin 1808 – 1873
William Baldwin 1810 – 1873
Martha Caroline Baldwin 1818 – 1891

You wrote - "Elizabeth Ousley Baldwin dying in 1855 ??"
She appears in the 1860 census. Can't die in 1855 if still alive 5 yrs later!!!

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