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Re: MELVINA HARMON m. JAMES LARKIN CHURCH. Who are her parents?
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: January 05, 2013 at 06:52:02
In Reply to: MELVINA HARMON m. JAMES LARKIN CHURCH. Who are her parents? by sondra farmer of 39454

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

1940 is the last available census at this time.


This is you problem -
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: Melvina A Harmon
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1850: Ohio, Spencer, Indiana
Gender: Female

David Harmon 55, VA
Margaret E Harmon 50, VA
Jerome A Harmon 27, OH
Melvina A Harmon 15, IND
John A Harmon 16, IND
Ellen M Harmon 10, IND

1870 -
Name: Melvina Church
Age in 1870: 28
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1870: Prairie Creek, Vigo, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Prairie Creek

J S Church 32, IND - farmer
Melvina Church 28, IND
Edward Church 3, IND
Nancy A Church 1, IND

1880 -
Melvina Church 46, IND - lives off the county @ poor farm; cannot read or write
Eddie Church 14, IND - cannot read or write
Nancy Church 12, IND - cannot read or write
Sarah Church 9, IND
Jas. Church 9, IND
Maud Church 2, IND

1900 is the next available census - 20 yrs later

Need DOB + birthplace for FANNIE AMANDA.
WHO did she marry???

1900 -
Name: Amanda Monroe
Age: 24
Birth Date: Jan 1876
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1900: Center, Marion, Indiana
[Marion]
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Lee Monroe
Marriage Year: 1894
Years Married: 6
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother: number of living children: 1
Mother: How many children: 1
Occupation:

Lee Monroe 35, 4/65 KY - cook
Amanda Monroe 24, 1/76 ILL
Leland Monroe 4, 12/95 ILL
Elsie Bryant 12, 6/87 IND - s/inlaw





1st marriage record -
name:       Lee R Monroe
event:       Marriage
event date: 05 Aug 1895
event place:       , Sullivan,
other event place:       
registration place: Sullivan, Indiana, United States
marriage license date:       
residence: Evansville Indiana
gender:       Male
age (estimated):       
number of prior marriages:       
race:       White
birth date:       
birthplace:       Evansville Indiana
father's name:       Wm H Monroe
mother's name:       Mary E Nall
spouse's name:       Amanda Church
spouse's residence: Sullivan Indiana
spouse's gender: Female
spouse's age (estimated):       
spouse's number of prior marriages:       
spouse's race:       White
spouse's birth date:       
spouse's birthplace: Crawford
spouse's father's name:       James L Church
spouse's mother's name:       Milvine Harmon
informant's name:       
officiator's name: Wm A Cutler


2nd marriage record -
groom's name:       Edward C. Sala
groom's birth date:       11 May 1854
groom's birthplace:       Shelby Co., Ind.
groom's age:       57
bride's name:       Fannie Amanda Church
bride's birth date:       22 Jan 1876
bride's birthplace:       Crawford Co., Ill.
bride's age:       35
marriage date:       28 Nov 1911
marriage place:       Marion County, Indiana
groom's father's name:       Melvin N. Sala
groom's mother's name:       Elizabeth Campbell
bride's father's name:       James Larson Church
bride's mother's name:       Melviana Harmon
groom's race:       White
groom's marital status:       Divorced
groom's previous wife's name:       
bride's race:       White
bride's marital status:       Divorced

1910 -
Amanda Monroe 34, ILL - married 18 yr; 5 children & 1 living; servant
Leland F Monroe 14, ILL - servant
Leland K Monroe 44, KY - servant

1920 -
Name: Fannie A Sala
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1920: Indianapolis Ward 11, Marion, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Edward C Sala
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Edward C Sala 65, IND - garage mechanic
Fannie A Sala 43, ILL

1930 -
Name: Fannie A Sala
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Illinois
Race: White
Home in 1930: Brandywine, Hancock, Indiana
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Edward C Sala
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Occupation:
Age at first marriage: 19
Parents' birthplace: IND/OH

Edward C Sala 75
Fannie A Sala 54, ILL - Age at first marriage: 19
Parents' birthplace: IND/IND







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