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Re: Pepper family

Posted: 9 Sep 2013 3:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

You have gone as far as possible.
Where did you get the DOB's for this family???

By 1790 [1st census] Samuel would be abt 65.
Samuel does not appear on the 1790 VA census because VA was not a state in 1790 or 1800..


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: Abner Pepper
Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1850: District 1, Mason, Kentucky
Gender: Male

Abner Pepper 41, KY
Mary A Pepper 29, KY
Paran Pepper 7, KY
James A Pepper 5, KY
John A Pepper 2, KY


Marriage Record for Abner PEPPER
Spouse: Matilda Ann Dulin
Date: 19 Jun 1851
B/G: Groom
County and State: Mason Co. KY
Notes: State of Kentucky, Mason County- To any licensed minister of the Gospel in the State of Kentucky you are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy bonds of matrimony Abner Pepper and Matilda Ann Dulin according to the rites and ceremonies of the church of which you may belong and this shall be your authority for so doing. Given under my hand this 19th June 1851. Signed: Robert A. Cochran

KY Vital Records -
Kentucky Birth and Death Records are available for period 1911 and forward.
Kentucky Marriage and Divorce Records are available for the period June 1958 and forward.

Individuals possessing information required on the application forms at website below may request certificates. http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/default.htm

Kentucky's Vital Statistics Law, enacted by the General Assembly in 1910, provides for and legalizes the registration of births and deaths.

The Office of Vital Statistics does not have records of births or deaths prior to 1911.

1880 -
Name: Lykergus M. Pepper
Age: 14
Birth Year: abt 1866
Birthplace: West Virginia
Home in 1880: Burning Springs, Wirt, West Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Abner Pepper
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Name: Matilda A. Pepper
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Laborer

Abner Pepper 71
Matilda A. Pepper 55
Lykergus M. Pepper 14


West Virginia, Deaths Index, 1853-1973
about Eliza May Elliott



WV Death Record -
Name: Eliza May Elliott
[Eliza May Peppers]
Birth Date: abt 1861
Birth Place: Wirt Co
Death Date: 24 May 1943
Death Place: Brokard, Calhoun Co., West Virginia
Death Age: 82 years 12 days
Race: White
Marital Status: Widowed
Gender: Female
Father Name: Abner Peppers
Father Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother Name: Matilda Dolan
Mother Birth Place: Wirt Co

West Virginia - Birth, Marriage & Death records = FREE site
http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_select.aspx

WV was admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863, and was a key Civil War border state.
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joe 10 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT 
deemcgregor 8 Sep 2013 10:51PM GMT 
thomasker2 9 Sep 2013 9:40PM GMT 
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