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Re: Isaac Thomas & Arthena Stites
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: January 09, 2013 at 05:36:51
In Reply to: Isaac Thomas & Arthena Stites by Jeff Thomas of 45598

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

1940 is the last available census at this time.

This is your problem - you not located the parents in the census records -
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 +++

1880 - Neither Isaac nor Arthena [STITES] Thomas are listed on this IND. census

1850 -
Name: Isaac Thomas
Age: 32
Birth Year: abt 1818
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1850: Greencastle, Putnam, Indiana
Gender: Male

Isaac Thomas 32, KY - farmer
Arethinia Thomas 33, KY
Samuel Thomas 6, IND
Carlisle Thomas 3, IND
Aaron Thomas 2, IND
William Thomas 12, IND

1860 -
Name: Isaac Thomas
Age in 1860: 42
Birth Year: abt 1818
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Madison, Putnam, Indiana
Gender: Male
Post Office: Greencastle

Isaac Thomas 42, KY - farmer; appears to be widowed
Samuel T Thomas 15, IND
Harrisson Thomas 13, IND
Aaron H Thomas 12, IND
Wm C Thomas 11, IND
Jacob Thomas 10, IND
Frances E Thomas 8, IND
Geo W Thomas 7, IND
Lewis A Thomas 4, IND

Indiana Marriages – Prior to 1850 = FREE searchable

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