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Re: William Henry Calvin
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: July 31, 2012 at 06:35:22
In Reply to: William Henry Calvin by christina (tinah) Saunders of 43079

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

Census records do not record the specific locality of a person's birth.

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 +++

TX Vital Records -
The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903. Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas. However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926. However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930’s or early 1940’s. This means some records reside only in the local registrars’ files and not with the State.

Sherry Crawford
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ALL data from another researcher -
NO sources for parents names
William Henry Calvin
Birth 1816 in Virginia
Death 17 Nov 1885 in Burleson County, Tex

he married - 1st marriage
Date - 10 Nov 1847
Location - Limestone, Alabama
to Sarah E Colier [no children]

2nd marriage -
Date - 23 Dec 1856
Location - Burleson, Texas
to Annie Paula Morgan

children -
William Calvin
1858 – 1895
John Calvin
1860 – 1928
Sammie Calvin
1862 – 1863
Milton Calvin
1864 – 1868
Dewitt Calvin
1867 – 1867
Emmitt Calvin
1870 – 1957
Annie Calvin
1872 – 1876

William's parents -
Thomas Calvin
1797 –
Leah Pettypool or Poole
1797 – 1835

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