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Re: Ballard Gardner, B. 1830, AL
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: August 13, 2011 at 06:38:52
In Reply to: Ballard Gardner, B. 1830, AL by Charlotte Stanley of 18908

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

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 +++


1850, 1860 - Ballard Gardner does not appear on any census.

NOTE -
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

1870 - note spelling
Name: Ballad Gardener
Birth Year: abt 1830
Age in 1870: 40
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1870: Ward 5, De Soto, Louisiana
Race: Black
Gender: Male

Ballad Gardener 40, ALA - cannot read or write, farm worker
Henry Smith 28, SC - farm worker


TRY - Find a grave – free volunteer site all states; frequently has headstone pic
http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/

Try Vital Records – Marriage, Birth & Death – FREE ALL STATES
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/

Try this -
1880 US Census – The Mormon Church Files LDS (FREE, indexed and searchable)
Click on the SEARCH tab at top of page
Look for US Census on the left side of screen
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/default.asp       ;




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