Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
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Subject:Re: Elizabeth Jones marriages to Andrew Gillaher, Francis Rose, and Enoch Holdaway
Post Date:June 25, 2012 at 09:47:15
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Forum:Texas Genealogy Forum
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I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 is the last available searchable census at this time.

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


These statements explaine WHY you will not locate Elizabeth's parents in the census records -

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 +++


NOTE -
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.


1850 -
Name: Enoch Holdway
Age: 31
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: Crockett, Arkansas, Arkansas
Gender: Male

John Holdway 55, TN
Enoch Holdway 31, TN
Mary Ann Holdway 27, TN
Elizabeth J Holdway 10, ALA
Syna Holdway 4, ARK

1850 - Francis Rose is not listed in TX

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
Name: Elizabeth Rose
Marriage Date: 6 Nov 1856
Spouse: Enoch Holdaway
Marriage County: Cherokee
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1814-1909

1860 -
Name: Enoch Holdaway
Age in 1860: 41
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Freestone, Texas
Gender: Male
Post Office: Fairfield

Enoch Holdaway 41, TN - farmer
Elizabeth Holdaway 30, ARK [1830]
Josephine Holdaway 2, TX
Mary A Holdaway 1, TX
Frances E Rose 11, TX
George W Rose 8, TX
Lucinda Rose 6, TX


TX Vital Records -
The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903. Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas. However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926. However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930’s or early 1940’s. This means some records reside only in the local registrars’ files and not with the State.

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