Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: John S. Curl
Post Date:February 07, 2012 at 08:59:20
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Forum:Louisiana Genealogy Forum
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 is the last available census at this time.

1940 census will be released on April 2, 2012. It will take several months to transcribe all the states.

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 +++

1860 -
Name: John S Curl
Age in 1860: 29
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1860: Roane, Lafayette, Arkansas
Gender: Male
Post Office: Walnut Hills

John S Curl 29, MS - teamster
Mary A Curl 23, MS
John J Curl 3, MS
Mary E Curl 2, MS

1870 -
Name: J S Curl
Age in 1870: 40
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1870: Ward 5, Jackson, Louisiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Brooklin

J S Curl 40, MS - farmer
N Curl 32, MS
J J Curl 13, MS
M E Curl 11, MS
W H Curl 9, ARK
F Curl 7, ARK
P Curl 5, ARK
B Curl 9/12, LA

1880 -
Name: John S Curl
Age: 49
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1880: 4th Ward, Ouachita, Louisiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Nancy Ann Curl
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Mississippi
Occupation: Farmer

John S Curl 49, MS - farmer
Nancy Ann Curl 34, MS
John J Curl 23, MS
Mary E Curl 22, MS
Wm Henry Curl 20, ARK
Francis E Curl 18, ARK
Parthnia A Curl 14, ARK
Robert Lee Curl 11, LA
Permelia A Curl 6, LA
Saml B Curl 2, LA

death record -
d. 12/29/1950 age 79 CURL, ROBERT LEE

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