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Re: Great Great grandparents
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: July 04, 2012 at 07:04:44
In Reply to: Great Great grandparents by Mary Lou Ribail of 39454

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.


These statements explain WHY you cannot locate the parents of Samuel -

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 +++


You wrote - "Samuel's father John died 1855 and
mother 1831." WHERE did the father die ???????????


Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
about Samuel G Kearney [Cptn. IND. Infantry]
State Filed: Missouri
Widow: Emily J Kearney

invalid status files - Dec. 6, 1879
widow status files - Aug. 14, 1912


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