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Re: Luke Ray 1804 Wake County, North Carolina
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: January 05, 2013 at 11:45:14
In Reply to: Luke Ray 1804 Wake County, North Carolina by Lewis Cape of 38513

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

1940 is the last available census at this time.

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 +++


North Carolina, Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
about Ruth Cape
Groom: Luke Ray
Bride: Ruth Cape
Bond Date: 9 Jan 1804
Bond #: 000157152
Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
ImageNum: 001291
County: Wake
Record #: 02 427
Bondsman: John W Cape
Witness: Simon Turner


There is no way to positively identify the parents of Luke Ray and Ruth Cape.


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