I’m not related to any member of this family.
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 +++
1870 - Basheba Knight is not listed anywhere
Dianah [Knight] Uddyback is not listed on any census anywhere.
Thomas Uddyback is not listed on the 1870 census
Name: Thomas Uderback
Age in 1870: 35
Birth Year: abt 1835
Home in 1870: Lowndes, Georgia
Post Office: Valdosta
Thomas Uderback 35, VA - farmer, mulatto
Dianah Uderback 33, GA - mulatto
Jackson Uderback 15, GA - mulatto
Sarah Uderback 13, GA - mulatto
Harriet Uderback 9, GA - mulatto
Richard Uderback 4, GA - mulatto
Moses Uderback 1, GA - mulatto
Quean Bensheaby 53, GA - mulatto
I don't see - Basheba Knight - in this census.
Name: Thomas Udderback
Birth Year: abt 1836
Home in 1880: Naylor, Lowndes, Georgia
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Teaner Udderback
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Thomas Udderback 44, VA - carpenter
Teaner Udderback 42, VA - cannot read or write [nickname], Mulatto
Richard L. Udderback 14, GA - Mulatto
Clementine Udderback 5, GA - dau, Mulatto
Ramon Heyt Udderback 2, GA - son, Mulatto
Thomas L. Udderback 3, GA - g/son, Mulatto
Basheba Knight 66, GA - m/inlaw, listed as "black", NO marital status listed
Basheba Knight, Thomas does not appear on any other census.
Thomas Uderback/Uddyback and his family do not appear on the 1860 or 1850 census.
Being mulatto's and slaves it's not likely that they will appear on any census prior to the CW. Census info for slaves usually consisted of their name, age, and slave owner's name.
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