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Re: theophilus kent
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: June 12, 2012 at 04:26:03
In Reply to: theophilus kent by Colin McKee of 21436

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 +++

1840 -
Name: Theophilus Kint
[Theophelus Kent]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Barbour, Alabama
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 10
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 10

1850 -
Name: Theophilus Kent
Age: 52
Birth Year: abt 1798
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Coffee, Alabama
Gender: Male

Theophilus Kent 52, NC
Frances Kent 48, GA
Thomas Kent 17, ALA
Elizabeth Jane Kent 15, ALA
James Kent 12, ALA
Wiby Kent 11, ALA
Nancy C Kent 9, ALA
Henry Kent 7, ALA
Daria H K Kent 5, ALA

1860 -
Name: Theophilus Kent
Age in 1860: 64
Birth Year: abt 1796
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Ochesee, Calhoun, Florida
Gender: Male
Post Office: Ochesee

Theophilus Kent 64, NC - farming
Elizabeth Kent 44, GA - [2nd wife]
John T Kent 28, GA
Sarah F Kent 6, FL
Randolph Kent 3, FL
Thomas Cook 15, FL
John Cook 10, FL
Mary Cook 8, FL

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Florida Vital Records -
The law requiring the registration of births and deaths in Florida passed in 1917; however, it was many years after that before we had consistent registration. While we have some birth records dating back to 1865, they are sparse.

Kathleen Dunkley Stephens
Bureau of Vital Statistics
(904) 359-6900, ext. 1150
Fax: (904) 359-6931

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