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Re: Wm Winchester
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: December 02, 2011 at 12:10:18
In Reply to: Wm Winchester by Alice Helton Smith of 41035

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

1930 is the last available census at this time.


These statements explain why you will not find William
Winchester's parents on the census records -

Facts you should know about the early census
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 -
Name: Wm Winchester
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1850: Sulphur Spring, Montgomery, Arkansas
Gender: Male

Wm Winchester 36, SC - farmer
Belinda Winchester 36, ILL
Elizah Winchester 14, TN
Francis M Winchester 12, TN
Nancy Ann Winchester 11, ARK
Mary Jane Winchester 8, ARK
Amanda Winchester 7, ARK
James J Winchester 3, ARK
David A Winchester 1, ARK


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