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McGill's in Clinton County Ky

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Re: McGill's in Clinton County Ky

Posted: 12 Sep 2013 8:30AM 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 +++

1850 -
Name: James McGill
[James Mizell]
[James Mizill]
Age: 12
Birth Year: abt 1838
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1850: District 4, Weakley, Tennessee
Gender: Male

J McGill 40, NC - farmer
Minerva McGill 35, NC
Rufus McGill 22, NC
Martha McGill 20, NC
Susan McGill 18, NC
William McGill 16, NC
James McGill 12, TN
Hariet McGill 10, TN
Eliza McGill 7, TN
Abner McGill 1, TN

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mona rice 20 Aug 2013 2:03AM GMT 
thomasker2 9 Sep 2013 9:18PM GMT 
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