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Re: EstherOchletree Stidham in Delaware and Indiana
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: July 27, 2012 at 05:00:37
In Reply to: EstherOchletree Stidham in Delaware and Indiana by Jennifer Drawbond of 5364

I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 is the last available and searchable census at this time.

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

You will not find any records for Esther Ochletree in any census record and these are the reasons why -

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 +++

data from another researcher -
Name: David George STIDHAM
Given Name: David George
Surname: Stidham
Sex: M
Birth: 29 JUN 1808 in New Castle,New Castle,De
Death: 18 AUG 1879 in Wheeler Grove,Pottawattamie Co,Ia

Marriage 2 - Susan Ann WINEGAR b: 28 MAR 1825 in Sempronius, Cayuga,Ny
Rhoda Ann STIDHAM b: 31 JAN 1848 in Utah Territory
Ruth Elizabeth STIDHAM b: 3 OCT 1849 in ,Monroe,Ia
Matilda M. STIDHAM b: 23 APR 1851 in Wheeler Grove,Pottawattamie
Sarah Caroline STIDHAM b: 21 MAY 1853 in Wheeler Grove,Pottawattamie
Ellen Elmira STIDHAM b: 13 JUN 1855 in Wheeler Grove,Pottawattamie
Mary Melissa STIDHAM b: 21 OCT 1857 in Wheeler Grove,Near,Macedonia,Pottawattamie
Joanna Mae STIDHAM b: 7 APR 1859 in Wheeler Grove,Nr. Macedonia
Cordelia Jane STIDHAM b: 9 FEB 1862 in Wheeler Grove,Pottawattamie
Alice Loretta STIDHAM b: 14 MAR 1864 in Wheeler Grove,Pottawattamie
Samuel Jonas STIDHAM b: 12 DEC 1866 in Wheeler Grove,Pottawattamie

Marriage 1 Esther OCHLETREE b: ABT 1813 in Of Christiana,New Castle,De
William STIDHAM b: 17 FEB 1835 in Christiana,N. Castle,De
Esther STIDHAM b: 28 AUG 1839 in ,Fountain,In

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