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Re: Stephen Rounds & Relief Walker from Brownfield Maine
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: July 14, 2012 at 06:34:08
In Reply to: Stephen Rounds & Relief Walker from Brownfield Maine by Dennis H. of 27741

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


You will not find the parents of Stephen Rounds or Relief Walker in the census records and these statements explain WHY -

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 +++

NOTE - -
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.
1850 -
Name: Stephen Rounds
Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1793
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1850: Brownfield, Oxford, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Male

Stephen Rounds 57, Maine - farmer
Refeaf Rounds 18, Maine
Wm Rounds 23, Maine
John C Quint 34, Maine
Harriet Quint 33, Maine [1817]
Julia A Quint 8, Maine
Sarah A Quint 6, Maine
Jesse A Quint 4, Maine
Rebeca Quint 2, Maine

1860 -
Name: Stephen Rounds
Age in 1860: 67
Birth Year: abt 1793
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1860: Brownfield, Oxford, Maine
Gender: Male
Post Office: Brownfield

Stephen Rounds 67, Maine - farmer
Relief Rounds 68, Maine [Relief has suddenly aged 50 yrs since 1850 census]
Eli Rounds 12, Maine - unknown relationship

1870 -
Name: Stephen Rounds
Age in 1870: 79
Birth Year: abt 1791
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1870: Brownfield, Oxford, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Kezar Falls

Stephen Rounds 79, Maine - farmer
Releaf Rounds 79, Maine
John Rounds 26, Maine - farmer [1844]
Clara Rounds 25, Maine
Irvin Rounds 3, Maine
Charles Rounds 1, Maine
Carrie Rounds 1m, Maine

1880 -
Name: John F. Rounds
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1880: Porter, Oxford, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Clara C. Rounds
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Occupation: Farmer

John F. Rounds 36, Maine - farmer
Clara C. Rounds 34, Maine
Irving M. Rounds 13, Maine
Charles H. Rounds 11, Maine
Carrie L. Rounds 10, Maine
Willie F. Rounds 6, Maine











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