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Re: Cyrenus Smalley born 1807 Massachusetts
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: June 20, 2012 at 04:27:29
In Reply to: Cyrenus Smalley born 1807 Massachusetts by Tim Thompson of 21436

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

1930 is the last available searchable census at this time.

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

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 +++

1850 -
Name: Syrenus Smalley
Age: 44
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1850: Batavia, Genesee, New York
Gender: Male

Syrenus Smalley 44, MASS - farming
Caroline Smalley 32, NY
Leonard C Smalley 13, NY
Almira Smalley 11, NY
Isaac H Smalley 6
Mary A Smalley 3, NY
Harriet Smalley 1, NY

1860 -
Name: Crenns Smalley
Age in 1860: 53
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1860: Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York
Gender: Male
Post Office: Napoli

Crenns Smalley 53, MASS - cooper
Caroline Smalley 40, NY
Leonard Smalley 23, NY - sailor
Isaac H Smalley 16, NY
Mary A Smalley 13, NY
Harriet I Smalley 11, NY
Louisa C Smalley 7, NY

1870 -
Name: Cyrenna Smalley
Age in 1870: 63
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1870: Napoli, Cattaraugus, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Little Valley

Cyrenna Smalley 63, MASS - farming
Caroline Smalley 51, NY
Mary Smalley 23, NY
Harriet Smalley 21, NY
Louisa Smalley 17, NY

1880 -
Name: Cyrenus Smalley
Age: 74
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1880: Precinct 8, Duval, Florida
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Caroline Smalley
Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
Occupation: Farming

Cyrenus Smalley 74, MASS
Caroline Smalley 61, NY
Mary Smalley 31, NY

NY Vital Records -
New York began statewide registration of births, marriages, and deaths in 1880-81, under supervision of the State and local boards of health. Compliance with the law was incomplete until 1900 or even later; therefore certificates are lacking for many events.

Several of the State's larger cities recorded vital events for varying periods of time prior to 1880.

Cyrenus Smalley most likely dies in FLORIDA.

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

Death certs. usually have the parents names of the deceased listed as well as their birthplaces.

No death cert is available in FLORIDA for Cyrenus Smalley.

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