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Jones family of White Pigeon Twp, early - mid 1800s

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Re: Jones family of White Pigeon Twp, early - mid 1800s

Posted: 4 Jul 2012 3:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Jul 2012 6:17AM GMT
Surnames: Jones, Angle, Crounnse, Park, Kidd, Johnson, Ensell, Crouse, Morrill
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 is the last available searchable census at this time.


1940 census has been released but it will take several months before the transcription is completed.

NOTE -
1837 Michigan was admitted to the Union.

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


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 +++



1850 -
Name: Lorenzo Jones
Age: 40
Birth Year: abt 1810
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: White Pigeon, St Joseph, Michigan
Gender: Male

Lorenzo Jones 40, NY - farmer
Catherine Jones 43, NY
Philip Angle 18, NY
Amelia A Jones 10, MI
Mary C Jones 8, MI
Elisabeth Jones 6, MI
Henery B Jones 4, MI
Martha Jones 2, MI
Mariah Crounnse 83, NY - most likely m/inlaw

1860 -
Name: Lorenzo Jones
Age in 1860: 49
Birth Year: abt 1811
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: White Pigeon, St Joseph, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: White Pigeon

Lorenzo Jones 49, NY - farmer
Catharine Jones 53, NY
Mary Jones 18, MI
Elizabeth Jones 17, MI
Henry Jones 13, MI
Jane Jones 12, MI
Parmelia Jones 62, VT
Robert Park 26, NY - unknown relationship



1870 -
Name: Catherine Jones
Age in 1870: 64
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: White Pigeon, St Joseph, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: White Pigeon

Catherine Jones 64, NY - appears to be a widow
Henry Jones 24, MI
Myrtie Kidd 7, MI - unknown relationship


1880 -
Name: Henry Jones
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1880: White Pigeon, St Joseph, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary Jones
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: Farmer

Henry Jones 35, MI - farmer
Mary Jones 33, Switzerland
Bertha Jones 2, MI
Mary Jones 3m, March '80, MI


1900 -
Name: Henry B Jones
Age: 54
Birth Date: Aug 1845
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1900: White Pigeon, Saint Joseph, Michigan
[St. Joseph]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary A Jones
Marriage Year: 1877
Years Married: 23
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation: farmer

Henry B Jones 54
Mary A Jones 50, 10/49 Switzerland - 6 children
Bertha B Jones 22, 12/77 MI
May L Jones 21, 2/79 MI
John F Jones 17, 9/82 MI
Hallie H Jones 15, 10/84 MI
George W Jones 13, 2/87 MI
Ray A Jones 11, 3/89 MI


1910 -
Name: Henry B Jones
Age in 1910: 62
[64]
Birth Year: abt 1846
[1846]
Birthplace: Michigan
Home in 1910: White Pigeon, Saint Joseph, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status: Married = 33
Spouse's Name: Mary A Jones
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York

Henry B Jones 62, MI -
Mary A Jones 59, Switzerland - 6 children & 5 living
John F Jones 27, MI
May E Johnson 10, MI - niece
Phillip E Ensell 79, NY - brother


death record -
Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995
Name: Henry B. Jones
Birth Date: Aug. 11, 1845 MICH
Birth Place: Mich
Death Date: 22 Mar 1914
Death Place: White Pigeon, St. Joseph, Michigan
Death Age: 68
Occupation: Farmer
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Lorenzo Jones
Mother Name: Catherine Crouse
cause of death - pnemenomia
married at time of death
informant - Bertha Jones Morrill


Try this -
1870 Michigan Census = (FREE, indexed and searchable, actual census page) [must know the county]
http://mdoe.state.mi.us/1870Census/

Try this -
1880 US Census – The Mormon Church Files LDS (FREE, indexed and searchable)
Click on the SEARCH tab at top of page
Look for US Census on the left side of screen
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/default.asp



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