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Re: Howard and Short Family in the Chatfield Area
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: December 12, 2012 at 06:44:48
In Reply to: Howard and Short Family in the Chatfield Area by Kim Howard of 18113

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

1940 is the last available census at this time.


This is your problem -

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 +++


1860 -
Joseph Howard is not listed anywhere.

1870 -
Name: Joseph Howard
Age in 1870: 47
Birth Year: abt 1823
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1870: Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Chatfield

Joseph Howard 47, IRE
Johanna Howard 41, IRE
Maggie Howard 13, MN [1857]
Mary 10, MN
Edward 8, MN
John 5, MN
Thomas 2, MN

1880 -
Name: Joseph Howard
Age: 47
Birth Year: abt 1833
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1880: Chatfield, Fillmore, Minnesota
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: Farmer

Joseph Howard 47, IRE
Mary Howard 20, MN
Edward Howard 18, MN
John Howard 15, MN
Thomas Howard 11, MN
James Howard 8, MN
Charles Howard 3, MN











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