Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: WILLIAM SHARP 1839-1909
Post Date:March 18, 2013 at 04:48:35
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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 +++

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1880 -
Name: Harly P. Sharp
Age: 2
Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1880: Cherry Log, Gilmer, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: William Sharp
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's name: Liddia M. Sharp
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina

William Sharp 40, NC - farmer
Liddia M. Sharp 36, NC
Harriet E. Sharp 11, GA
Robert R. Sharp 7, GA
Ideler S. Sharp 5, GA
Harly P. Sharp 2, GA
Charly B. Sharp 2m, GA

Next available census is 1900; so add 20 yrs. to everyones age.

Harly Sharp does not appear on the 1900 census. May have died as a child.

NC Vital Records -
1914. We were a little late getting started.

statement source
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Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4614
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