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Re: Arthur Johnson & Nancy Woodward
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: May 09, 2013 at 04:42:51
In Reply to: Arthur Johnson & Nancy Woodward by drucilla orr of 38513

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



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 +++



TRY - Find a grave – FREE SITE - volunteer site all states; frequently has headstone pic

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

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/       ;


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1850 -
Name: Arthur Johnson
Age: 47
Birth Year: abt 1803
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: District 6, Itawamba, Mississippi
Gender: Male

Arthur Johnson 47, NC - farmer
Nancy Johnson 45, NC
Stacy H Johnson 23, NC
Woodward Johnson 19, NC
Martha Johnson 17, NC
Berthary Johnson 15, GA - dau
William Johnson 10, GA
Sabetha Johnson 7, GA - dau
Joseah Johnson 4, GA - son
Civitty F Johnson 2, GA

1860 -
Name: Arthor Johnson
[Arthur Johnson]
Age in 1860: 55
Birth Year: abt 1805
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Itawamba, Mississippi
Gender: Male
Post Office: Marrietta

Arthor Johnson 55, NC - farmer [appears to be widowed]
Bertha Johnson 22, GA
William Johnson 18, GA
Ricy Johnson 14, GA
Josiah Johnson 13, GA
Francis R Johnson 12, GA
Thomas Johnson 9, MS

NOTE -
MS Bureau of Vital Statistics was founded in 1912, so records from it would be available from that time forward. Other entities might have records before this; again, the Department of Archives & History:

http://mdah.state.ms.us/

1860 -
Name: Woodard Johnson [lives next to his father]
Age in 1860: 29
Birth Year: abt 1831
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: Itawamba, Mississippi
Gender: Male
Post Office: Marrietta

Woodard Johnson 29, NC - farmer [appears to be widowed]
Elisha Johnson 5, MS

1870 -
Name: William Johnson
Age in 1870: 28
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1870: Township 5 Range 5, Tippah, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Ripley

William Johnson 28, GA - tennant farmer
Lucinda Johnson 23, MS
Laura Lou Johnson 4, MS
Lerla Johnson 2, MS

1870 - lives next to his brother William
Name: Josiah S Johnson
Age in 1870: 24
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1870: Township 5 Range 5, Tippah, Mississippi
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Ripley

Josiah S Johnson 24, GA - tennant farmer
Margaret E Johnson 23, NC
Milton P Johnson 5, MS
James Wood Johnson 3, MS
Sarah Elizabeth Johnson 0m, born May 1870, MS







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