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Re: Whisnant and Holland
Posted by: Ruth Bennett (ID *****3648) Date: April 03, 2011 at 13:27:01
In Reply to: Re: Whisnant and Holland by Jodi Russell of 363

I discovered that census records are often incorrect for any number of reasons: number 1 is that the census taker did not actually go to the home of that family. The census taker often asked neighbors so he did not have to go miles down a road or through the woods. So I use census records over a period of time to get an idea. Number 2 reason is the ladies sometimes shaved a year or two off their real ages. (The tombstone of my gg-aunt's has her born in 1854. In 1850 she was four years old. Every decade as an adult got a year removed off that DOB of 1846. Go figure.) Thanks for the updated information of Lussiss and the story. I love the stories that make relatives real. Since this is not part of my direct line, I have not done anything more than what I already shared. It does sound interesting that folks from Liechtenstein were living in Vienna, LA. Makes one wonder why and how? I am looking for Japser's sister Louisa who married Barney Cox. She is lost. I descend from sister Julia who married Edmund Cox. I will keep you in mind if I find anything. Good luck, Ruth

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