I’m not related to any member of this family.
You are at the end of the road !
This is your problem -
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 +++
marriage record -
ANDERSON, ELIZABETH 1841-01-25, Jefferson county
Ill Vital records -
Birth and death registration started in 1916.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
data from another researcher -
Elizabeth Anderson [no father or mother listed]
Birth - 1823 in Virginia
Death - 1865 in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois
she married -
James Madison Hails
Birth - 1819 in Sumner, Tennessee
Death - AFT 1885 in Chautauqua, Kansas
James Hails married 3 times.