Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: Need help finding info:William R. Prater Douglas county in 1880
Post Date:July 16, 2012 at 08:16:50
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Forum:Missouri Genealogy Forum
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 is the last available and searchable census at this time. MO has not yet been transcribed for 1940.

1940 census has been released but it will take several months before the transcription is completed.

1880 -
Name: William R. Prater
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1880: Benton, Douglas, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Adaline Prater
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Farmer

William R. Prater 38, ILL
Adaline Prater 37, MO [1843]
Catherine Prater 12, MO
Martha Prater 10, MO [1870]
Francis Prater 9, MO - dau
John A. Prater 5, MO [1875]
Sarah Prater 2, MO
James Prater 6, MO - listed as "boarder" and not son

1900 -
John A. Prater 5, MO [1875] is not listed.
William R. Prater 38 [1842, ILL] is not listed.

1850 -
Name: David Prater
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: District 62, New Madrid, Missouri
Gender: Male

David Prater 33, TN
Margarett Prater 26, TN
Wm R Prater 9, TN [1841]
Sarah T Prater 7, MO
Danl Prater 4, KY
Mary P Prater 2, MO
Wm Harmell 20, TN - unknown relationship.

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"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members