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Re: Family of Dickson Hurst & Melissa Scott in Ohio
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: October 03, 2012 at 06:12:48
In Reply to: Family of Dickson Hurst & Melissa Scott in Ohio by Farmie Richards of 68593

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 parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


Remember -
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.


1840 -
Name: Dickson Hurst
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Washington, Wayne, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 4
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 8
Total Free White Persons: 8
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 8


1850 -
Name: Dickenson Hurst
Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1793
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1850: Washington, Wayne, Indiana
Gender: Male

Dickenson Hurst 57, MD - farmer
Meliza Hurst 55, VA
Alfred Hankins 16, IND
Otho Reams 25, PA
Jacob Reams 22, PA
Melissa Daster 18, IND

1850 -
Name: William Hurst
Age: 32
Birth Year: abt 1818
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1850: Washington, Wayne, Indiana
Gender: Male

William Hurst 32, OH - farmer
Merab Hurst 34, MD
Laura Hurst 3, IND
William Hurst 1, IND


Dickenson Hurst
Born: 24 Mar 1793 Maryland
Died: 15 Jun 1858
he married -
Meliza Melissa Scott
Born: 1795
Died: 22 Apr 1862
Marriage: 17 Feb 1814 in Washington, Ohio
children -
William Hurst M 1818 in Ohio, USA
Sanford Hurst M 1811 in Ohio, USA
John Marshall Hurst M 13 Dec 1814 in Ohio, USA
James Madison Hurst M 1815 in Ohio, USA
Dickeson Hurst M 1821 in Indiana


marriage record -
Last Name: HURST
First Name: MADISON
Spouse- Last Name: GREWELL
Spouse- First Name: LYDIA
County: Wayne
Date: 7-7-1836

Try -
Indiana Marriages – Prior to 1850 = FREE searchable
http://web.isl.lib.in.us/INMarriages1850/marriages_search.asp


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/       ;


Try Vital Records – Birth, Marriage, & Death, Social Security Info. – FREE ALL STATES
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/


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