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Gentry - Catherine, Mathilda, John, Nancy et al

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Re: Gentry - Catherine, Mathilda, John, Nancy et al

Posted: 10 Feb 2013 2:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
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 +++

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1860 -
Name: Catharine Gentry
Age in 1860: 31
Birth Year: abt 1829
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Township 40 Range 22, Benton, Missouri
Gender: Female
Post Office: Warsaw

Catharine Gentry 31, KY - farming [1829]
Nancy Gentry 13, MO [1847]
Matilda Gentry 12, MO
John Gentry 9, MO
Mary Gentry 7, MO

WHO did Matilda marry???
Look for her death cert here as parents names should be listed.

Missouri Death Records
Death certificates for Missouri 1910-1961 deaths can be downloaded and printed out for FREE, at this site:

- - Birth & Death records for Missouri began in 1910 - -

Mathilda Gentry Pfahls
Birth: 1845
Death: Feb. 8, 1920
Missouri, USA

Family links:
John Pfahls (____ - 1904)

Charles C Pfahls (1882 - 1922)

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Karen B. Fehl... 16 Jan 2013 5:38AM GMT 
thomasker2 10 Feb 2013 9:00PM GMT 
Karen B. Fehl... 17 Feb 2013 1:00AM GMT 
davidtodd42 11 Feb 2013 1:23AM GMT 
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Karen B. Fehl... 17 Feb 2013 1:04AM GMT 
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