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James & Nancy (Patton) Clark

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Re: James & Nancy (Patton) Clark

Posted: 4 Nov 2012 6:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Nov 2012 7:20AM GMT
Surnames: Clark, Potton
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 +++



death record -
County - Oakland
City/village/township - Novi
Last Name - Clark
Given Name - Nancy S
Birth Year - Dec. 30, 1817 NY
Age - 89
Death Day - 12
Death Month - Dec
Death Year - 1907
Father's Given Name - Jerrymyer [note spelling]
Father's Last Name - Potton, NY [note spelling]
mother's name - Polly, NJ
mother of 13 children & 7 living

1850 -
Name: Nancy Clark
Age: 32
Birth Year: abt 1818
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Novi, Oakland, Michigan
Gender: Female

James Clark 37, CT - wagon maker
Nancy Clark 32, NY
Susan Clark 11, NY
Margaret Clark 9, NY
Philo Clark 8, NY
Julia Clark 5, MI
Olivia Clark 4, MI

1860 -
Name: Nancy Clark
Age in 1860: 44
Birth Year: abt 1816
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Novi, Oakland, Michigan
Gender: Female
Post Office: Walled Lake

James Clark 47, CT - farmer
Nancy Clark 44, NY
Emilin Clark 21, NY
Margaret Clark 19, NY
Phils Clark 17, NY
Julia Clark 15, MI
Alvira Clark 13, MI
Mary A Clark 5, MI
Elizabeth Clark 3, MI
Silas Clark 1, MI

1870 -
Name: Nancy S Clark
Age in 1870: 53
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Novi, Oakland, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Novi

James Clark 56, CT [claims MASS], farmer
Nancy S Clark 53, NY
Philo Clark 24, NY
Marion Clark 15, MI
Elizabeth Clark 13, MI
Silas Clark 10, MI
Stephen D Clark 8, MI

1880 -
Name: Nancy S. Clark
Age: 63
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1880: Novi, Oakland, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Keeping House

Nancy S. Clark 63, MI????
Philo B. Clark 37, MI
Silas Clark 22, MI
Stphen D. Clark 18, MI

1900 -
Name: Nancy S Clark
Age: 82
Birth Date: Feb 1818
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Novi, Oakland, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Marriage Year: 1850
Years married: 50
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Mother: number of living children: 9
Mother: How many children: 12
Occupation:

Philo Clark 56, 3/44 NY
Steven Clark 38, 11/62 MI - brother
Nancy S Clark 82, 2/18 NY - widowed mother

death record -
CLARK, JAMES J.
Date of death: 14-Oct-1871
Ledger Page: 118
Record Number: 969
Place of death: Novi
County of Death: Oakland
Sex: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 58 years 11 months
Cause of Death: Congestion Of Brains
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Occupation: Farmer
Father's Name: Last name not recorded,
Father's Residence:
Mother's Name: ,
Mother's Residence:
Date of record: 1-Jun-1872


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1837 Michigan was admitted to the Union.

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






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