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Henry Whelpley B: 1822 in Ohio D: 19 Feb. 1907 in Kalamazoo

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Re: Henry Whelpley B: 1822 in Ohio D: 19 Feb. 1907 in Kalamazoo

Posted: 24 Apr 2013 8:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.


You will not find the names of Henry's [arents listed with him in the census records and these statements explain why -

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 cert info -
County Kalamazoo
City/village/township Kalamazoo
Last Name Whelpley
Given Name Henry
Birth Year 1822 [month & day = unknown]
Age 85
Death Day 19
Death Month Feb
Death Year 1907
Father's Given Name Unk
father's birthplace - unknown
mother's name - unknown
mother's birthplace - unknown

1880 -
Name: Henry Whelpley
Age: 57
Birth Year: abt 1823
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1880: Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary O. Whelpley
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer

Henry Whelpley 57, OH
Mary O. Whelpley 52, NY
William Whelpley 17, MI
Hattie Whelpley 17, MI - d/inlaw



death record -
Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995
about Mary O. Whelpley
Name: Mary O. Whelpley
[Mary O. Herron]
Birth Date: abt 1828
Birth Place: New York
Death Date: 7 Oct 1897
Death Place: Gobleville, Van Buren, Michigan
Death Age: 69
Occupation: None
Marital Status: Single
Gender: Female
Father Name: Ashabel Herron
Mother Name: Miranda Herron


1860 -
Name: Henry Whelpley
Age in 1860: 38
Birth Year: abt 1822
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Waverly, Van Buren, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: Waverly

Henry Whelpley 38, OH
Mary O Whelpley 32, NY
Elanor A Whelpley 12, MI
Edeth I Whelpley 6, MI [Edith died in 1864; Mich did not require birth/death registrations until 1867]

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