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Re: need help finding Silas A. Johnson, Sumner Co., TN
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: July 21, 2012 at 09:55:57
In Reply to: need help finding Silas A. Johnson, Sumner Co., TN by P Denne of 41057

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

1930 is the last available and 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 and family relationships +++

Maybe Silas died in the CW and was burried in a mass grave?
Have you considered this??

1860 -
Name: Eliza J Johnson
Age in 1860: 39
Birth Year: abt 1821
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: District 4, Sumner, Tennessee
Gender: Female
Post Office: Gallatin

A Johnson 46, TN [aka = Silas]
Eliza J Johnson 39, KY
James K P Johnson 16, TN
George W Johnson 12, TN
Charles Johnson 10, TN
Alvorado Johnson 8, TN
Archabald Johnson 6, TN
Margarette Johnson 3, TN

1870 -

1880 -
Name: Eliza J. Johnson
Age: 59
Birth Year: abt 1821
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1880: Woodland Mills, Obion, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: At Home

Arch J. Johnson 26, Tn [[1854]
Sarah J. Johnson 23, TN
William M. Johnson 2, TN
Eliza J. Johnson 59, KY - widowed mother, cannot write

Silas Archabald Johnson
Birth 1814 in Tennessee
Death 1870 in Tennessee [No death record]
he married -
Eliza P Jackson
Birth 1820 in Kentucky, United States
Death 23 Feb 1888 in Tennessee
children -
James Knox Polk Johnson
1843 –
George W Johnson
1848 –
Charles Johnson
1850 –
Alvorado Johnson
1852 –
1853 –
Margarette Johnson
1857 –
Sarah Marion Elizabeth Johnson
1869 –

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