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Re: W S Swofford

Posted: 11 Aug 2013 8:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

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

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 +++

1860 -
Name: Wm Swafford [note spelling]
Age in 1860: 48
Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Union, Crawford, Missouri
Gender: Male
Post Office: Short Bend

Wm Swafford 48, KY - day laborer
Elizabeth Swafford 28, IND - 2nd wife??
Thomas Swafford 15, MO
James H Swafford 14, MO
John H Swafford 14, MO
Jacob F Swafford 12, MO
Alsey Swafford 5, MO
George Swafford 4, MO
Wm Swafford 2, MO
Mary R Swafford 3m, MO

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
David Qualls 16 Jul 2013 11:43PM GMT 
memobo 11 Aug 2013 4:42AM GMT 
memobo 11 Aug 2013 4:50AM GMT 
memobo 11 Aug 2013 4:48AM GMT 
thomasker2 11 Aug 2013 2:29PM GMT 
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