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Re: Need information on James Roddy Powell
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: January 28, 2012 at 12:09:40
In Reply to: Need information on James Roddy Powell by Holland Walker of 26694

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

1930 is the last available census at this time.

1940 census will be released on April 2, 2012. It will take several months to transcribe all the states.



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 +++



1850 - Neither James nor Martha are listed in Elbert County, GA

There were no wars at the time of James death.
The CW didn't start until 1862/63.

He may have died from - poisioned well water, Indians, gunfight, disease, kicked by mule/horse, etc...........
He may have been burried on the family farm.


SC Vital Records -
SC required the filing of birth and death records beginning in 1/1/1915.

Luanne Brigman Miles, MSW, LISW-CP
Director, Division of Vital Records
SC DHEC
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
phone: 803-898-3324
fax: 803-898-3595




















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