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Re: Eli/ Ely- help needed
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: May 07, 2013 at 05:46:16
In Reply to: Eli/ Ely- help needed by Jacquie Beveridge of 42212

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 +++


1860 -
Name: Phebe Eli
Age in 1860: 54
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Howard, Wayne, Iowa
Gender: Female
Post Office: Warsaw

J A Eli 26, IND - farmer [AKA - John Anthony Jr.]
E J Eli 26, IND - wife
Phebe Eli 54, NC [1806]
M J Mason 24, IND
G W Eli 22, IND

Marriage record for John Sr.
Indiana Marriages to 1850
Name: John Ely
Spouse: Phebe Hinkle
Marriage Date: 23 Dec 1832
Marriage County: Washington


1850 -
Name: John Ely
Age: 37
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1850: Boulware, Gasconade, Missouri
Gender: Male

John Ely 37, IND - farmer
Phebe Ely 34, IND [1816]
Anthony Ely 17, IND
Margaret J Ely 14, IND
George W Ely 12, IND
Malinda Ely 10, IND

1840 - format for early census records
Name: John Eli
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Salem, Washington, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6


all data from another researcher -
John Anthony Eli Sr.
Birth - Sept. 1, 1806 in North Carolina
Death After - 1851 in Sewal, Wayne Co, Iowa

his children -
Rebecca Angeline Eli 1825 – 1898
John Anthony JR Eli 1834 – 1925
Margaret Jane Eli 1836 – 1911
George Washington Eli 1837 – 1918
Matilda Ann Eli 1839 – 1893

Since John Sr,. and Phebe were married in 1832, then Rebecca would be john's dau from a 1st marriage.....

1830 -
Name: John Ely [could be John SR.]
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Vernon, Geneva, and Columbia, Jennings, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 3


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