Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: Thomas Andrew Dean / Keturah Sisson
Post Date:December 18, 2011 at 05:17:44
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 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 +++

1840 -
Name: Thomas A Denn
[Thomas A Dean]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Stonington, New London, Connecticut
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5

1850 -
Name: Thomas A Dean
Age: 39
Birth Year: abt 1811
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Esopus, Ulster, New York
Gender: Male

Thomas A Dean 39, NY - ship carpenter
Catusal Dean 37, CT
Henry M Dean 16, CT - clerk [1834]
James S Dean 15, CT
George I Dean 9, CT [1841]
Mary E Dean 0, NY

1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 -
George Dean is not listed in Grundy county, ILL

WHO did George marry? WHERE????

1860 -
Name: Henry M Dean
Age in 1860: 26
Birth Year: abt 1834
Birthplace: New York [place of birth does not match 1840 census]
Home in 1860: New York Ward 7 District 4, New York, New York
Gender: Male
Post Office: New York

Benjm F Johnson 56
Hannah C Johnson 56
Edwin P Cooley 33
Ada A Cooley 29
Henry M Dean 26, NY - clerk
Francis A Dean 24, NY - no children
Justus Estler 3
Henrietta Estler 1
Clara Cooley 3
Florence E Cooley 1/12
Emeline White 16
Mary Smith 30

1870 -
Name: Henry M Dean
Age in 1870: 34
Birth Year: abt 1836 [DOB does not match 1840 census]
Birthplace: New York [place of birth does not match 1840 census]
Home in 1870: Clarkstown, Rockland, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Nyack

Henry M Dean 34, NY
Fannie A Dean 33, NY
Bertie Dean 5, NY
Catherine Hines 8, NY

1880 -
Name: Thomas A. Dean
Age: 67
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rackael Dean
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: none

Thomas A. Dean 67
Rackael Dean 63, NY
Henry M. Dean 47, NY - steam boater
Francis Dean 44, NY - physician
Harry H. Dean 13, NY - g/son [1867]

NO death or marriage record for George Dean in ILL.
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