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Sarah A. E. Tooke, born abt 1840; mar. Wiley Adams, 1850

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Re: Sarah A. E. Tooke, born abt 1840; mar. Wiley Adams, 1850

Posted: 22 Aug 2013 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
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"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


1870 -
Name: Sarah A E Adams
Age in 1870: 30
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1870: Columbus Ward 2, Muscogee, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Columbus

Mary E Torke 49, GA
Emily Torke 23, GA
Julia Daniel 6, GA
Emogee Daniel 4, GA
John W Daniel 1, GA
Sarah A E Adams 30, GA [1840]
Ann Mccowan 1, GA

You are guessing if you are recording the Daniel children as g/children. They could also be niece & nephews.

What abt Ann McCowan??

NOTE -
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 -
If Sarah Was born 1840 she would only be 10 in 1850 when she married Wiley Adams. Not likely. Something is wrong here with her DOB.
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chorn50 17 May 2013 2:54PM GMT 
thomasker2 22 Aug 2013 9:24PM GMT 
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