Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
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Subject:Re: Reuben Pierce in 1860 Census in Upshur Co., TX
Post Date:July 01, 2012 at 08:37:06
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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.

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.

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


1860 -
Name: Bhewben Pierce
[Reuben Pierce]
Age in 1860: 62
Birth Year: abt 1798
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1860: Western District, Upshur, Texas
Gender: Male
Post Office: Earpville

Bhewben Pierce 62, SC
Fabitha Pierce 51, GA
Jane Pierce 20, ALA
Silas Pierce 22, ALA
James Pierce 31, ALA
Jane Mc Kinney 14, ALA - unknown relationship
John Kelly 8, ALA - unknown relationship


Compare the children's 1st names & ages in 1850 with the 1860 census. Are the children's names the same??? Everyone should have aged 9 or 10 yrs.