Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: Census, 1870,1880,1890,1900,1910.
Post Date:November 07, 2012 at 08:45:55
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Iím not related to any member of this family.

Census records do not record the specific locality of a person's birth; rather, only the country or state is recorded. Same is true for death certs.

Census records show the county where a person is living at the time the census taker came.

death record -
John W. Painter
Birth: 1862
Death: 1912
Mount Hope Cemetery
Fremont County

Missouri Marriages, 1766-1983
Name: William Painter
Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Howard
Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1853
Location: Vernon
State: Missouri

1870 -
Name: John W Painter
Age in 1870: 4
Birth Year: abt 1866 [John was born in '62]
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1870: Mount Pleasant, Delaware, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Muncie

William J Painter 29, VA - FARMER
Hannah S Painter 22, IND
John W Painter 4, IND
Joseph P Painter 3, IND
Mary E Painter 7m, IND

This is not the same family as 1880. Where are the children in from 1870 in 1880. In 1880 William is 49 and in 1870 that William is 29. Every person must age either 9 or 10 years.

1880 -
Name: John W. Painter
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: California
Home in 1880: Sweetwater, Wyoming
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: William Painter
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's name: Chrisena Painter
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Occupation: Blacksmith

William Painter 49, VA - blacksmith [1831]
Chrisena Painter 24, ILL - 2nd wife
John W. Painter 18, CA - blacksmith

1890 -
This census was destroyed by fire in the 1920's in WASH DC.

1900 - There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records btw. 1880 & 1900. Has John W. aged 20 yrs. He should be 38/39 in 1900.

1900 -
Name: John W Painter
[John Painter]
Age: 38
Birth Date: Jan 1862
Birthplace: California
Home in 1900: Lander, Fremont, Wyoming
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Lucy B Painter
Marriage Year: 1886
Years married: 14
Father's Birthplace: Utah
Mother's Birthplace: California
Occupation: barber

John W Painter 38
Lucy B Painter 32, 3/68 MO - 5 children
Wesley W Painter 17, 7/87 WY
Bertha A Painter 10, 7/89 WY
George T Painter 8, 5/95 WY
John F Painter 3, 10/96 WY
Viola B Painter 1, 5/99 WY