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Nancy Arnold &John Cotton Cooper

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Re: Nancy Arnold &John Cotton Cooper

Posted: 28 Feb 2014 6:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.


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 with their birthplaces

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


It's not likely you will ever discover the parents of Nancy as the US was not a country at that time.

1st census was 1790 and only the head of the house was listed. See above.

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Pam_Taylor52 13 Feb 2014 4:35AM GMT 
thomasker2 28 Feb 2014 1:01PM GMT 
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