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Re: DENNIS BROWN & REBECCA PORTER, 1775, Monongalia/Marion, WV from Anne Arundel, MD
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: May 16, 2012 at 13:46:45
In Reply to: DENNIS BROWN & REBECCA PORTER, 1775, Monongalia/Marion, WV from Anne Arundel, MD by Leigh Perkins of 19725

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 +++


You wrote - "Looking for Dennis Brown's and Rebecca Porter's parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters."
This information is simply not available. See structure of census records above.

WV was not a state until after the 1850 census.


1850 -
Name: Dennis Brown
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1805
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Western District, Marion, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male

Dennis Brown 45, VA - farmer
Elizabeth Brown 37, VA
Jesse Brown 17, VA
Silas Brown 15, VA
Michael Brown 14, VA
Francis Brown 10, VA

There are 2 Toothman families living nearby - Daniel and William Jr. They could be brothers to Elizabeth???

1840 - Format for early census 1790 - 1840
Name: Dennis Brown
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): West Monongalia, Monongalia, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5

1840 -
Name: Dennis Brown
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): West Monongalia, Monongalia, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves:






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