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 +++
Name: Miles Brandon
Age in 1860: 9
Birth Year: abt 1851
Home in 1860: Yadkin, North Carolina
Post Office: Hamptonville
W H Brandon 52, NC - school teacher
July Brandon 33, NC [Julia]
Nancy Brandon 24, NC
Miles Brandon 9, NC
William H Brandon 8, NC
Sarah J Brandon 3, NC
Alfred S Brandon 3m, NC
Name: Julia Branom
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: South Division, Surry, North Carolina
William Branom 45, NC - farmer
Julia Branom 23, NC
Lucy Branom 17, NC
James M Branom 15, NC
Nancy Branom 13, NC
Based on the age difference Julia could be a 2nd wife.
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