After 145 plus years its time to set the record straight.
It has been my experience as the worlds worst typist,to be ever aware that the census is not always accurate or carved in stone. The 1850 census has the added disadvantage of initials isntead of complete names in many households.
It appears that WS Pool in September of 1860 was enumerating my ancestors on duck creek in the area near Dover Church and I beleive he transposed his data from his notepad to the actual forms he turned in incorrectly.
I have determined the mix up of at least three families.
145 years of confusion:
On September21 1860 W S pool Enumerated our Duck Creek relatives,
I Think he got into some moonshine because he got at least three
Houshold 799 is that of Uncle Joel Reid Page 113
Page 114 Follows and is supposed to be his Family but No Aunt Mary and none of the Initials Match.
Page 116 shows Thomas and Huldah Reid as household 820 with no continuation
I contend that Page 114 at the top of the page is the Rest of Thomas' Family not Joels
I also contend that at the top of 116 is the Joel Reid Family as you will see diagramed
next and not an extension of Jacob and Susan Crouch's family
Thomas and Huldah M reids Family in 1860
should be as Follows
Thomas Reid age 58
HM Reid (Huldah Moriah Talley Reid) age 45
J A Reid age 30 (John Anderson Reid)
H M Reid age 21(Henry M Reid)
W .F Reid age 18(William Franklin Reid)
J B Reid age 15(Joel B Reid)
J B Reid age 12(James B Reid)
now tag in
J G Reid age 10 (Jesse Gilson Reid)
D S Reid age 4 ( David s Reid )
A N Reid Age 10( Alsey Nancy Reid daughter of John Anderson Reid and Melinda)
TJ Reid age 7(Thomas Jefferson Reid son of John Anderson Reid and Melinda)
J S Reid age 4( John S Reid son of John Anderson Reid and Melinda)
The Completion of my explanation and the rest of the story is that The Jacob and Susan Crouch Family should end on page 115 and household 813 should not carry over to page
Page 116 at the top which is the top of the Page with Thomas and Hulda Reid,should be Joel Reids Family not a continuation of Jacob and Susan crouch's family.
Joel Reids Household should read
Joel Reid age 51
M Reid age 51(not 21) Mary Pennell Reid
C L Reid 20 Male ( C Larkin Reid)
F S Reid 24 Female ( F Serena Reid)
J W Reid 18 ( Jesse W Reid)
A L Reid 13 ( Anna L Reid)
I am convinced that W S Pool some how crossed up pages 114,115,and 116
A Crouch researcher provided me the names of Jacob Crouch Juniors family and those
tagged on in 1860 are not his family nor do the initials match his family
his household should end on page 115 with S F age 12(Sophronia Crouch)
I am confident that Pool got pages 114,115,116 mixed up thus mangling the Joel Reid,Thomas Reid and Jacob Crouch Family.
I would encourage anyone who has family enumerated by Pool in 1860 whose households carry over from one page to the next to do a thorugh study of the families and be sure the same type of error did not occur more than once.
Beyond this there are families and persons left out
of the 1860 Alexander county census whsoe where abouts will remain a mystery
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