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Sarah Ann Shaft and William C Smith

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Re: Sarah Ann Shaft and William C Smith

Posted: 17 Apr 2013 10:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Apr 2013 5:05AM GMT
Surnames: Smith, Dutton, Woodbury, Wolcott, Shaft, Horner

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"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

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


You wrote - "They lived in Shiawassee County Michigan."
WHO is "THEY"???????? Need 1st names + DOB's + birthplaces.


1920 -
Name: Sarah Smith
Age: 94
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: Sciota, Shiawassee, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Hariett J Dutton 73, MI - widowed
Sarah Smith 94, NY - widowed mother

1910 -
Name: Sarah Smith
Age in 1910: 85
Birth Year: abt 1825
[1825]
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1910: Sciota, Shiawassee, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York

Harriett J Dutton 65, MI - widow, 10 children & 4 living
Sarah Smith 85, NY - widowed mother, 7 children & 2 living
Amana L Woodbury 29, MI - [Harriet's son]

1900 -
Name: Sarah A Smith
Age: 72
Birth Date: Jul 1827
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1900: Russell, Russell, Kansas
[Russell]
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother in Law
[Mother-in-law]
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Mother: number of living children: 4
Mother: How many children: 4
Occupation:

Nelson M Wolcott 48, 9/51 WI - married 6 yrs, druggist
Mary S Wolcott 41, 4/59 NY [must be a 2nd wife]
George W Wolcott 20, 8/79 KS - druggist
Arthur C Wolcott 16, 6/83 KS
Roland Wolcott 12, 3/88 KS
Sarah A Smith 72, 7/27 NY - widowed m/inlaw



1880 -
Name: Nelson Wolcott
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1880: Paradise, Russell, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary Wolcott
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: Farmer

Nelson Wolcott 29, WI
Mary Wolcott 27, WI [maiden name - Dillon]
Franklin Wolcott 2, WI
George W. Wolcott 5m, Oct. '79, KS

1880 -
Cannot locate Sarah Smith.
Need 1st names of her children + DOB's + birthplaces.



MICH Marriage Record -
Name: Richard Dutton
Race (Original):
Age (Expanded): 62 years
Birth Year: 1846
Birthplace: Mich.
Spouse's Name: Harriet J. Smith Woodbury
Spouse's Race (Original):
Spouse's Age (Expanded): 62 years
Spouse's Birth Year: 1846
Spouse's Birthplace: Mich.
Event Date: 17 Mar 1908
Event Place: Corunna, Shiawassee, Michigan
Father's Name: Geo. Dutton
Mother's Name: Sarah Hosner
Spouse's Father's Name: Wm. Smith
Spouse's Mother's Name: Sarah Shaft


death record -
County - Shiawassee
City/village/township Sciota
Last Name Dutton
Given Name Richard
Birth Year - March 21, 1845 MI
Age 64
Death Day 31
Death Month May
Death Year 1909
Father's Given Name Geo
Father's Last Name - Dutton, ENG
mother's name - Sarah Horner, ENG

death record -
Harriet Woodbury Dutton
Birth: 1846
Death: 1932
Age: 86 yrs.

Burial:
Laingsburg Cemetery
Laingsburg
Shiawassee County, Michigan
Plot: Sect. C, lot 28





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bethgreenman 16 Apr 2013 7:21PM GMT 
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