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Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

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Re: Stephen Wilcox of Pittsford, Mi.

Posted: 21 Oct 2012 2:59PM 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 +++

1850 -
Name: Charles Wilcox
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan
Gender: Male

Charles Wilcox 40, NY - farmer
Jane E Wilcox 34, NY
George Wilcox 9, MI
Elenor J Wilcox 1, MI
Cordelia Monroe 12, MI - unknown relationship
Stephen Wilcox 74, Mass
Jane Wilcox 69, Mass

1860 -
Name: Charles Wilcox
Age in 1860: 45
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: Sparta

Charles Wilcox 45, NY - farmer
Jane Wilcox 40, NY
George Wilcox 18, MI
Elma J Wilcox 12, MI - dau

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

Parents' names were not recorded on marriage records in Michigan until 1885 or 1886.

1870 -
Name: Charles Wilcox
Age in 1870: 61
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Hudson

Charles Wilcox 61, NY - farmer
Jane Wilcox 54, NY
George Wilcox 28, MI
Ella Wilcox 21, MI

1880 -
Name: Jane Wilcox
Age: 66
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1880: Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New Jersey
Occupation: Keeping House

George Wilcox 38, MI
Sarah Wilcox 28, MI
Jane Wilcox 66, NY - mother

marriage record -
groom's name: George Wilcox
groom's race:
groom's age: 23 years
groom's birth date: 1851
groom's birthplace: Pittsford
bride's name: Sarah Watson
bride's race:
bride's age: 23 years
bride's birth date: 1851
bride's birthplace: Blissfield
marriage type:
marriage date: 23 Jul 1874
marriage place: Hillsdale, Michigan

marriage record -
groom's name: Morris Billings
groom's race:
groom's age: 22 years
groom's birth date: 1850
groom's birthplace: New York
bride's name: Ella J. Wilcox
bride's race:
bride's age: 22 years
bride's birth date: 1850
bride's birthplace: Michigan
marriage type:
marriage date: 23 May 1872
marriage place: Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan
groom's father:

1900 -

death record -
Date of death: 7-Mar-1874
Ledger Page: 213
Record Number: 31
Place of death: Pittsford
County of Death: Hillsdale
Sex: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 72 years 3 months 17 days
Cause of Death: Apoplexy
Birthplace: York State
Occupation: Farmer
Father's Name: Wilcox, Stephen
Father's Residence: Rhode Ile
Mother's Name: Wilcox, Jane
Mother's Residence:
Date of record: 1-Jun-1875

death record -
Date of death: 14-Jun-1886
Ledger Page: 273
Record Number: 4153
Place of death: PITTSFORD
County of Death: Hillsdale
Sex: Female
Marital Status: Married
Age: 74 years
Cause of Death: UNKNOWN
Birthplace: NEW YORK
Occupation: FARMER
Father's Name: Last name not recorded, UNKNOWN
Father's Residence: UNKNOWN
Mother's Name: , UNKNOWN
Mother's Residence: UNKNOWN
Date of record: 29-Jul-1887

death record -
County Hillsdale
City/village/township Pittsford
Last Name Wilcox
Given Name Stephen
Birth Year: June 13, 1819 NY
Age 80
Death Day 27
Death Month Mar
Death Year 1900
Father's Given Name Stephen
Father's Last Name Wilcox
mother's maiden name - not stated

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