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1860 Census

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Re: 1860 Census

Posted: 30 Dec 2012 1:07PM 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"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

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



1860 -
Name: Elias Truax
Age in 1860: 25
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Midland, Midland, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: Midland

Francis Mcdermont 50, Lower Canada
Nancy Mcdermont 50, NY
Elias Truax 25, NY [1835]
Catherine Truax 21, NY
Clemmens Mcdermot 25, NY
Ellen Mcdermot 26, NY
Peter Mcdermot 23, NY
Mathew Mcdermot 19, NY
Peter Mcdermot 9, NY


Michigan did not require “by law” birth, marriage & death registrations until 1867.

Elias Truax
birth: 1835 New York
death: 1869 Midland County, Michigan
Teamster
marriage: 25 April 1856
Franklin County, New York

children -
William Truax
birth: 3 June 1869
Midland, Midland County, Michigan
death: 27 September 1879
Benton County, Arkansas

Francis B. Truax
birth: 4 March 1861 Midland, Midland County, Michigan
death: 1910 Norman, Oklahoma


1870 -
Name: Francis Mcdermott
Age in 1870: 56
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1870: Fort Scott Ward 3, Bourbon, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Fort Scott

Chatrina Truax 32, NY
Peter Truax 12, NY
Mary Ann Truax 18, MI
Ellen Truax 8, MI
Frances Truax 8, MI
James Truax 6, MI
William Truax 1, MI
Francis Mcdermott 56, IRE - male

Mary Ann Truax
birth: 1 October 1858
Midland County, Michigan
death: 22 February 1937
Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri
see Mary Ann's MO death cert here -
Mary A. Harston
d. February 22, 1937 Jasper
married name - Harston


Mary Catherine [McDermott] Truax
birth: 8 January 1839
Franklin County, New York
death: 29 June 1910
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington
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