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John Alexander Leith (1807-1889)

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Re: John Alexander Leith (1807-1889)

Posted: 10 Jul 2013 9:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.



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"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

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


Missouri Death Records
Death certificates for Missouri 1910-1962 deaths can be downloaded and printed out for FREE, at this site:

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

http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates


1880 -
Name: John Leith
Age: 72
Birth Year: abt 1808
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1880: Marion, Polk, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Father
Spouse's Name: Mary Leith
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Occupation: Farmer

James A. Leith 44, MO - farmer
Addie J. Leith 32, TN
John W. Leith 8, MO
William E. Leith 6, MO
Roberta Leith 3, MO
Rosella Leith 1, MO
John Leith 72, Maryland - father
Mary Leith 66, TN - mother

NOTE -

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"
1870 -
Name: John Leath [note spelling]
Age in 1870: 63
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1870: Marion, Polk, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male

Sml Strain 36, TN
Martha L Strain 30, MO
Charles L Strain 8, MO
Willie Strain 7, MO
Samuel Strain 5, MO
Oliver Strain 2, MO
John Leath 63, Maryland
Mary Leath 56, MO

1860 -
Name: John Leath
[John Leith]
Age in 1860: 52
Birth Year: abt 1808
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1860: Marion, Polk, Missouri
Gender: Male
Post Office: Bolivar

John Leath 52, Maryland - farmer
Mary Leath 45, TN
James Leath 24, MO
John L Leath 22, MO
Henry Leath 20, MO
Louisa Leath 18, MO
Robert Leath 16, MO
Joseph R Meredith 22, MO
Rachel Meredith 30, MO
Fanny Meredith 1, MO

1850 -
Name: John Luth
[John Leith]
Age: 43
Birth Year: Abt 1807
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1850: District 23, Cooper, Missouri
Gender: Male
Family Number: 544

John Luth 43, Maryland - farmer
Mary Luth 33, TN
Rachel Luth 20, MO [see 1860]
James A Luth 14, MO
John L Luth 12, MO
William H Luth 10, MO
Martha L Luth 8, MO
Robert N Luth 6, MO




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EHillss 9 Jul 2013 6:38PM GMT 
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