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Re: John Bradsher Lea/Lee
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: April 25, 2013 at 04:43:22
In Reply to: John Bradsher Lea/Lee by Jessica Davis of 38504

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


This is your problem when seeking ancestor history relationships -

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 -
Name: John B Lea [looks like John is very much ALIVE]
Age in 1860: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Person, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Post Office: Bushy Fork

John B Lea 35, NC - farmer
Sarah J Lea 40, NC
Solomon B Lea 14, NC - listed as idiotic
Mary C Lea 12, NC
James R Lea 10, NC
Roan Lea 8, NC
Lydia Lea 6, NC
John J Lea 1, NC
Ann Holesomback 45, NC

1870 -
Name: John B Lea
Age in 1870: 55
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1870: Flat River, Person, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Roxboro

John B Lea 55, NC - farmer
Sarah Lea 56, NC
Sollomon B Lea 24, NC - listed as "deformed"
Mary C Lea 22, NC
John R Lea 20, NC
Rowan Lea 18, NC
Lidnlie M Lea 16, NC
Jas J Lea 11, NC
Ann Holsombeck 58, NC

1880 -
Name: Sarah Lee
Age: 65
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1880: Olive Hill, Person, North Carolina
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace: North Carolina
Occupation: Farmer

Sarah Lee 65, NC - cannot read or write
Mary Lee 39, NC - cannot read or write
Samuel Lee 1, NC - g/son



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DO NOT SEARCH FOR A MARRIED WOMAN USING HER MAIDEN NAME.

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/       ;


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1850 -
Name: Ann Holsomback
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Person, North Carolina
Gender: Female

Samuel Moore 61, NC - farmer
Elizabeth Moore 55, NC
Ann Holsomback 20, NC


1840 -
Name: John Bradsher
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Person, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 4
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6








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