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Re: ELISHA NELSON GREENVILLE COUNTY 1790
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: August 13, 2013 at 10:50:39
In Reply to: ELISHA NELSON GREENVILLE COUNTY 1790 by Robert B. Nelson of 26726

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


1790 -
Name: Elisha Nelson
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Greenville, South Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females: 4
Number of Household Members: 8


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"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


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