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Re: Need info on Joseph W. Calhoun, died 1880 in Vernon Parish, LA
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: June 24, 2011 at 08:54:24
In Reply to: Need info on Joseph W. Calhoun, died 1880 in Vernon Parish, LA by Ginger Caraway of 18878

I’m not related to any member of this family.
       
1930 is the last available census at this time.


Ellender Calhoun does not appear on any census.
Ellender is FEMALE.

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 +++

Joseph William Calhoun probably died before the 1880 census was started. He is not listed in 1880.

1840 -
Name: Joseph Galbaun
[Joseph Calhoun]
County: Covington
State: Alabama
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Total - All Persons (Free White, Free Colored, Slaves): 7
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 7


NOTE - -
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 -
Name: Joseph Colhoun
[Joseph Calhoun]
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
Birth Place: North Carolina
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): Rapides, Louisiana

Joseph Colhoun 43, NC - farmer
Elizabeth Colhoun 47, NC ???
John H Colhoun 13, ALA
Joseph Colhoun 12, ALA
Robert Higgins 10, ALA - [most likely g/son]
Ellender S Higgins 8, ALA - [most likely g/DAU]
William Colhoun 4, ALA


1860 -
Name: Joseph Calhoun
Age in 1860: 53
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Rapides, Louisiana
Gender: Male
Post Office: Alexandria

Joseph Calhoun 53, NC - farmer
Sarah Calhoun 55, LA
Abner Perkins 9, LA
Nancy Perkins 80, SC = [m/inlaw??]


1870 -
Name: Joseph Calhoun
Birth Year: abt 1808
Age in 1870: 62
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Anacoco Ward, Rapides, Louisiana
Race: White
Gender: Male

Joseph Calhoun 62, NC
Sarah Calhoun 65, LA [1805]
Alfred Calhoun 6, LA - son?? [g/son??]

1880 -
Name: Sarah Calhoun
Home in 1880: 1st Ward, Vernon, Louisiana
Age: 76
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1804
Birthplace: Louisiana
Relation to Head of Household: MotherL
Mother's birthplace: South Carolina
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female

James Groves 62, LA
Nancy Groves 61, LA
Sarah Calhoun 76, LA - m/inlaw, widow







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