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Re: Parents of Absalom Beaver born 1831 in Indiana
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: October 08, 2012 at 06:37:06
In Reply to: Parents of Absalom Beaver born 1831 in Indiana by Kelly Milller of 53404

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

1940 is the last available census at this time.

You will not find the Absalom's parents 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 parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Name: Absalom Beaver
Residence: Indiana
Class: 3
Congressional District: 8th
Age on 1 July 1863: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829 < < < < < < < <
Race: White

1850 -
Absolom Beaver is not listed anywhere

1880 -
Name: Absolem Beever
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1880: Marion, Harrison, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rachael Beever
Occupation: Farmer

Absolem Beever 50, IND - farmer, cannot read or write; does not know where either parent was born
Rachael Beever 51, OH
Barbara E. Beever 18, IOWA
Wm. S. Beever 15, MO
Mathew E. Beever 12, MO
Mary E. Beever 12, MO
Martha E. Beever 12, MO

- - Birth & Death records for Missouri began in 1910 - -

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