Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
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Subject:Re: Minshall Family
Post Date:August 07, 2012 at 14:08:13
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Forum:Delaware Genealogy Forum
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available and searchable 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 +++


1900 -
Name: Benjaman Minshall
[Benjiman Minshall]
Age: 86
Birth Date: Jun 1813
Birthplace: England
Home in 1900: Castle Rock, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
[Scotts Bluff]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: Unkn
Relation to Head of House: Father
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation:

George W Minshall 39, 9/60 WI
Benjaman Minshall 86, 6/13 ENG - father, widowed
Jessie Minshall 20, 1/80 KS - nephew

1880 -
Name: Benj. Minshine
Age: 67
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: England
Home in 1880: Sidney, Cheyenne, Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary C. Minshine
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Occupation: Freighting

Benj. Minshine 67
Mary C. Minshine 64, ENG
George W. Minshine 24, WI - RR worker
William 27, Wi - RR worker, married
Rachael 27, ILL
Charles 2, MO
Bertha 3, NEB


NOTE -
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"

1870 -
Name: B Minshall
Age in 1870: 55
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1870: Chilhowee, Johnson, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Kingsville

B Minshall 55, WI ?????????? - farmer
Eliza Minshall 53, WI
James Minshall 25, WI
John Minshall 22, WI
George Minshall 14, WI
Eliza Minshall 11, WI
Wm Minshall 18, WI

1860-
Name: Benjamin Minshall
Age in 1860: 46
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: England
Home in 1860: Sugar Creek, Walworth, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Post Office: Sugar Creek

Benjamin Minshall 46, ENG
Mary Minshall 49, ENG
John Minshall 17, DEL [1843]
James Minshall 14, WI
William Minshall 12, WI
Sophia Minshall 10, WI
Benjamin Minshall 8, WI
George Minshall 6, WI
Mary E Minshall 3, WI

1850 -
Name: Benjamin Minchell
Age: 37
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: England
Home in 1850: Sugar Creek, Walworth, Wisconsin
Gender: Male

Benjamin Minchell 37, ENG - farmer
Mary Minchell 35, ENG
Ann E Minchell 9, DEL
John Minchell 6, DEL
James R Minchell 4, WI
Wm E Minchell 2, WI
Sophia Minchell 6m, WI
Silas Minchell 35, DEL
Rosina Minchell 24, IRE