Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
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Subject:Re: Andrew Jackson Grant
Post Date:January 02, 2013 at 07:41:08
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Forum:Tennessee Genealogy Forum
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

This is your problem -

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 +++


IND marriage record -
Last Name: GRANT
First Name: ANDREW J.
Spouse- Last Name: DEWEY
Spouse- First Name: MARTHA
County: Carroll
Date: 9-7-1848

IND marriage record -
Last Name: GRANT
First Name: ANDREW J.
Spouse- Last Name: VINSON [note spelling]
Spouse- First Name: RHODA ANN
County: Posey
Date: 10-25-1836

1850 -
Name: Andw J Grant
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: District 2, Henderson, Kentucky
Gender: Male

Andw J Grant 35, TN
Rhoda Grant 32, TN
Nancy E Grant 12, TN
George W Grant 10, TN
Ann L Grant 3, TN
Sarah A Vincent 55, TN
George W Pitts 10, TN

1860 -
Name: A J Grant
Age in 1860: 44
Birth Year: abt 1816
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Division 1, Henderson, Kentucky
Gender: Male
Post Office: Henderson City

A J Grant 44, TN - sexton
R A Grant 40, TN
A J Grant 6, KY
Sally Grant 4, KY
Amos Grant 2, KY

1870 -
Name: A J Grant
Age in 1870: 54
Birth Year: abt 1816
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1870: Demun, Randolph, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Pocahontas

Geo W Peay 53
E D Peay 52
M E Peay 24
Martha Peay 22
E J Peay 21
Ann Peay 20
Alice Peay 16
V B Peay 10
Emily Peay 72
E A Mccall 22
A J Grant 54, TN - laborer
R A Grant 53, TN
S A Grant 14, ARK?? [Sally in 1860??]
A M Grant 13, ARK ??? [Amos in 1860??]

1880 -
Andrew is not listed.