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Re: Alfred Pennington
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: January 05, 2013 at 07:23:06
In Reply to: Alfred Pennington by Richard Boddie of 18896

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

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 -
Name: Alfred Pennington
Age: 71
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1880: 1st Ward, Bienville, Louisiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Pennington
Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
Occupation: Farmer

Alfred Pennington 71, SC
Elizabeth Pennington 66, NC
Julus W. Pennington 23, LA
Benj. L. Pennington 20, LA

1850 -
Name: Elizabeth Penington
[Elizabeth Pennington]
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Beat 4 Division 16, Fayette, Alabama
Gender: Female

Alford Penington 30, SC
Elizabeth Penington 30, NC
Noah Penington 12, ALA
James Penington 10, ALA
Malinda Penington 8, ALA
Mary A Penington 6, ALA
Oliva Penington 1m, ALA

Family Data Collection - Individual Records
Name: Alfred Pennington
Spouse: Elizabeth Boswell
Parents: Benjamin Pennington Pennington, Catherine Tackett
Birth Place: Spartanburg Co, SC
Birth Date: 1820
Marriage Date: 1836
Death Place: LA
Death Date: 1886

Alfred Pennington
Born: 1820 Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina
Died: 4 Mar 1886 Louisiana
he married -
Elizabeth Boswell
Born: 1820 in Rowan, North Carolina
Died: May 1883 in Vernon, Lamar, Alabama
Marriage: 1837 in Vernon, Fayette, Alabama

children -
Malinda Pennington F 1842 in Vernon, Lamar, Alabama
Noah Wilson Pennington M 1838 in Vernon, Lamar, Alabama
James Madison Pennington M 10 May 1840 in Vernon, Lamar, Alabama
Mary Ann Pennington F 1844 in Vernon, Lamar, Alabama
Olivia Pennington F 1850 in Vernon, Lamar, Alabama
Sallie Pennington F 1853 in Grigsby, Louisiana
Julian Pennington M 1855 in Grigsby, Bienville, Louisiana
Benjamin Pennington M 1858 in Grigsby, Bienville, Louisiana

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