Posted By:Carolyn
Subject:Re: African American info sought
Post Date:March 23, 2009 at 09:13:17
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Forum:Orleans County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Carol: If you are able to view the 1870 census that you referenced, notice the first two columns..Dwelling #'d and Families #'d. I believe the enumerator placed those designations beside the incorrect individuals for several families on that page.

The head of the McGuire household is indicated to be James, 8 years old. I believe Ann McGuire,age 45, born Ireland, should be the head of that household.
Residing in Ann's household are her children, all born NY, plus the 5 black individuals (last names of Wheadon, Wells and Gedion/Gedgon..hard to read that last name (Georger in the Ancestry index) , all born Virginia.

Also listed is John Brown, born Ireland..however, I believe John Brown should be the head of the next household enumerated. I hope I haven't confused you.

If you do not have access to this census, I'd be happy to type out the information for you.