Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
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Subject:Re: Agnes Rice Bivens information?
Post Date:March 27, 2013 at 05:30:12
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Forum:Texas 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.

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 +++


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.

statement source -
Sherry Crawford
Group Manager
Request Processing
Vital Statistics Unit
(888) 963-7111, ext 6195

MO Vital Records -
Missouri Death Records
Death certificates for Missouri 1910-1961 deaths can be downloaded and printed out for FREE, at this site:

- - Birth & Death records for Missouri began in 1910 - -

http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/#search

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

1850 -
Name: Jonathan Bevans
[Jonathan Bivens]
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1850: Washington, Owen, Indiana
Gender: Male

Jonathan Bevans 43, KY
Agnus Bevans 43, KY
Benjamin Bevans 20, IND
Elizabeth Bevans 18, IND
Sally A Bevans 16, IND
Isabel Bevans 14, IND
Kitty A Bevans 12, IND
James A Bevans 8, IND
Martha J Bevans 6, IND
Jonathan Bevans 4, IND
Joel H Bevans 1, IND

ALL family members are listed as "WHITE".

1860 -
Name: Jonathan Bivens
Age in 1860: 53
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Township 57 Range 20, Linn, Missouri
Gender: Male
Post Office: Brookfield

Jonathan Bivens 53, KY - farmer
Agnes Bivens 53, KY
Jonathan Bivens 16, IND
Henry Bivens 13, IND
Benjamin Bivens 33, IND
Amanda Bivens 33, IND
Henry Bivens 10, IOWA
Ann Bivens 2, IOWA
Thomas Bivens 5, IOWA
Samuel R Bivens 3, MO
Matilda E Bivens 1, MO

1880 -
Name: Agnes Bivens [listed as WHITE]
Age: 73
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1880: Grantsville, Linn, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Keeping House

Robert Bivens 50, IND - farmer, cannot read or write
Eliza Bivens 48, NC
Lucy Bivens 13, MO
James Bivens 11, MO
Elizabeth Bivens 6, MO
Agnes Bivens 73, KY - mother, cannot read or write