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looking for decendants from 1799 - back - Enos Curtis

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Re: looking for decendants from 1799 - back - Enos Curtis

Posted: 3 Feb 2013 12:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Feb 2013 3:08PM GMT
I’m not related to any member of this family.

This is your problem -

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 +++



1870 -
Name: Enos Curtis
Age in 1870: 70
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Alpine, Kent, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Alpine

Elliot Curtis 35, OH - farmer
Julia Curtis 31, NY
Albert Curtis 14, MI
William Curtis 13, MI
Eben Curtis 9, MI
David Curtis 5, MI
Innes Curtis 1, MI
Enos Curtis 70, NY - farmer

1860 -
Name: Enos Curtis
Age in 1860: 60
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: Solon, Kent, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: Cedar Springs

Samuel Woodbury 30, OH - farmer
Christiana Woodbury 20, OH
Lanona Woodbury 1, MI
Enos Curtis 60, NY

1850 -
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Garry Curtis 13 Aug 2000 10:46PM GMT 
brianlcurtis 3 Feb 2013 11:07AM GMT 
thomasker2 3 Feb 2013 7:07PM GMT 
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