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Re: William Dicks
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: December 29, 2010 at 12:14:59
In Reply to: William Dicks by Julia Michel of 18908

I'm not related to this person.

1880 -
Name: William Dicks
Home in 1880: 4th Ward, Ascension, Louisiana
Age: 62
Estimated birth year: abt 1818
Birthplace: North Carolina
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Father's birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation: Plantn Overseer
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

William Dicks 62, NC - mulatto
Rachel Jones 29, LA - black concubine, housekeepper
Louisa Dicks 13, LA - mulatto
Mary Dicks 11, LA - mulatto
William Dicks 10, LA - mulatto
Martha Dicks 8, LA - mulatto
Alfred Dicks 4, LA - mulatto

1870, 1860 - William is not listed

1850 -
Name: William Dicks
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1820
Birth Place: North Carolina
Color: Mulatto
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Southern District, Sampson, North Carolina

William Dicks 30, NC - Mulatto
Nancy Dicks 25, NC - Mulatto
Jas Dicks 4, NC - Mulatto
Jane Dicks 3, NC - Mulatto

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 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

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