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Re: How to find where someone was born?
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: December 01, 2012 at 07:34:03
In Reply to: Re: How to find where someone was born? by Julie Jones of 41075

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

1940 is the last available census at this time.


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 +++

marriage record -
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: Adcock
Spouse: Delly Railey
Marriage Date: 9 Oct 1817
Marriage County: Sumner



1870 -
Carter Adcock [b. VA. 1801] is not listed on this census any where

1870 -
Name: Franklin Adcock [a son]
Age in 1870: 34
Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1870: District 24, Davidson, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Nashville

Franklin Adcock 34, TN
Jane Adcock 20, GA
Annie Adcock 2, TN
Media Adcock 2m, TN

lives next to his parents -
1870 - census date July 16, 1870
Name: Carlis Adcock [aka - Carter]
Age in 1870: 70
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1870: District 24, Davidson, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Nashville

Carlis Adcock 70, VA - farmer
Adelia Adcock 55, SC
Willam Adcock 23, TN
John Adcock 21, TN
Collins Adcock 17, TN
Madora Adcock 5, TN
Martha Knight 19, TN - unknown relationship


It was not uncommon for ppl to change their birthplace from one census to another. PPL also changed their 1st names by using their middle names from one census to another. Also, ppl can ONLY age 9 or 10 yrs from one census to the next. Anything different and you know that it's false information.




1850 -
Name: Carter Adcock
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: District 24, Davidson, Tennessee
Race: White
Gender: Male

Carter Adcock 50, VA
Dela Adcock 46, TN
Robt Adcock 26, TN
Frank Adcock 23, TN
Wil Adcock 21, TN
Luntha Adcock 17, TN
Albert Adcock 15, TN
John Adcock 13, TN
Martha Adcock 12, TN
Eliz Adcock 10, TN
Mary Adcock 8, TN
Riley Adcock 6, TN
Collins Adcock 6m, TN

1840 -
Name: Carter Adcock
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Davidson, Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 13
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 4
Free White Persons - Under 20: 10
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 13
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 13




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