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Re: Kissick/Down
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: December 11, 2011 at 07:35:09
In Reply to: Kissick/Down by Rose Miller of 26722

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

1930 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 +++

You will need to know WHO each of the daughters married + 1st names of all their children.

1860 -
Name: Jane Kissick [appears to be a widow]
Age in 1860: 54
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1860: Laurens, South Carolina
Gender: Female
Post Office: Martins Depot

Jane Kissick 54, SC
M Kissick 23, SC
Nancy Kissick 18, SC
Martha Kissick 15, SC
Thos R Kissick 14, SC

1860 -
Name: Jas Kissick
Age in 1860: 22
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1860: Laurens, South Carolina
Gender: Male
Post Office: Martins Depot

Wm Boyd 39
Elizh Boyd 33
Elizh J Boyd 16
Jas L Boyd 13
Wm M Boyd 11
L W Boyd 10
Jas Petts 18
Jas Kissick 22, SC = James

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