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Re: calvin stratton of columbus ga.
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: December 10, 2012 at 04:14:30
In Reply to: calvin stratton of columbus ga. by Mark Stratton of 34270

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

1940 is the last available 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 and family relationships +++

1850 -
Name: Calvin Stratton
Age: 47
Birth Year: abt 1803
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1850: Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia
Gender: Male

Calvin Stratton 47, MASS - clerk
Henrietta Stratton 42, NY
Henrietta Stratton 3, GA
Henry Miller 71, GA - unknown relationship
Penelope Lavendar 26, NC - unknown relationship

1860 -
Name: Calvin Stratton
Age in 1860: 60
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Home in 1860: Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia
Gender: Male
Post Office: Columbus

Calvin Stratton 60, MASS - merchant
Henrietta Stratton 50, MASS
Henrietta Stratton 13, GA [1847]

1870, 1880 - Calvin Stratton is not listed anywhere

Marriage record -
Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944
Name: Henrietta White
Spouse: Calvin Stratton
Marriage Date: 18 May 1841
County: Muscogee
State: Georgia

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
Name: Calvin Stratton
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1800
Event Type: Birth
Event City: Princeton
Father Name: Samuel Stratton

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