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Re: LEWIS, George Washington -- b. 1813 Bradford County, PA; d. 1883 Kansas
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: June 09, 2012 at 13:28:12
In Reply to: LEWIS, George Washington -- b. 1813 Bradford County, PA; d. 1883 Kansas by Matthew Lewis of 54574

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

1930 is the last available searchable census at this time.

1940 census has been released but it will take several months before the transcription is completed.


You will not find the parents or siblings of George W. Lewis enumerated with him in the census records. These statements explain why -

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

1930 is the last available searchable census at this time.

1940 census has been released but it will take several months before the transcription is completed.

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 +++





WHO did the daughters marry?
NEED their 1st & last names + DOb's + birthplaces.

Need DOB + birthplace for Chauncey Adelbert Lewis.
WHO did he marry??
Need her 1st & last name + DOB + birthplace.

One person has created a Lewis family tree but mistakenly identified the abbreviation of "Co. aka = county" as COLORADO. CO is the correct abbreviation for Colorado.

There is no way to validate the parents names for George Lewis unless there is a - will, family bible, land transaction.

1850 -
Name: George Lewis
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Laona, Winnebago, Illinois
Gender: Male

George Lewis 30, NY - farmer
Martha Lewis 30, NY
Mary J Lewis 10, NY
Angeline Lewis 8, NY
Anna Janette Lewis 5, ILL
Birth 31 MAR 1846
Death 13 JAN 1903
Anna married -
Isaiah Jewell
Birth 23 JUN 1826
Death 23 OCT 1896
child -
Martha Luricia Jewell
Birth 17 JUL 1882
Death 2 DEC 1925

Chauncey Lewis 1, ILL

1860 -
George, Martha and family are not listed.

1870 -
Name: George Lewis
Age in 1870: 55
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Oran, Fayette, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Fairbank

George Lewis 55, NY - farmer
Martha Lewis 49, NY [1821]
Jessitte Lewis 24, ILL - dau [could be using middle name]
Charcey Lewis 21, ILL - son, school teacher [Chauncey]
Olive Lewis 18, ILL


1880 -
Name: George Lewis
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Stockton, Rooks, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Martha Lewis
Father's Birthplace: Connecticut
Mother's Birthplace: Connecticut
Occupation: Farmer

George Lewis 66, NY
Martha Lewis 61, NY




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