Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
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Subject:Re: RE: Jordan Holland
Post Date:October 30, 2013 at 06:39:46
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Forum:Missouri Genealogy Forum
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

It's not likely that you will locate John's parents in the census records. He was most likely a slave.

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"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

You wrote - " I have at least three children for her.."
WHO is HER???

Need DOB's + birthplaces for Garrett, Louis and Charlse R. Holland

Need birthplace for Charles Russell Holland
Need DOB + birthplace for Eva Cannaday. WHO are her parents??

Jordan Holland does not appear in any census 1870, 1880