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Re: Jesse Burrows b 1765, New Jersey
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: April 07, 2013 at 07:33:56
In Reply to: Jesse Burrows b 1765, New Jersey by Janet Sousa of 19729

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

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 +++

1850 -
Name: Jesse Burrows
Age: 85
Birth Year: abt 1765
Birthplace: New Jersey
Home in 1850: District 61, Tyler, Virginia

Elias Burrows 57, NJ - cooper
Mary Burrows 30, VA
Mary Burrows 10, VA
George Burrows 6, VA
Jesse Burrows 85, NJ

West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971
Name: Elias Burris
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: Mary Weekley
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 1840
Marriage Place: Tyler, West Virginia [WV was not a state until 1863]

1860 -
Name: Elias Burris
Age in 1860: 66
Birth Year: abt 1794
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Tyler, Virginia
Gender: Male
Post Office: Ripley

Elias Burris 66, VA - cooper [claimed NJ in 1850 as birthplace]
Mary Burris 46, VA
Mary A Burris 18, VA
George W Burris 14, VA
Rhoda A Burris 6, VA

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