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Parents of Wm Ray 12/25/1830

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Re: Parents of Wm Ray 12/25/1830

Posted: 6 Jun 2014 12:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
NOTE -
There is a 20 yr. gap in the census records [1880 - 1900] as the 1890 census was burned in the 1920's. Add 20 yrs to everyone's 1880 age for the 1900 census.

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"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members with their birthplaces

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



from another researcher -

William L. Ray
Birth 25 DEC 1830 in Jackson, Missouri, USA
Death 01 AUG 1898 in Kirwin, Phillips, Kansas
he married -
Mary Elizabeth Duncan
Birth 08 JUN 1831 in Callaway, Missouri
Death 23 NOV 1914 in Morland, Graham, Kansas
children -
John William Ray1851 – 1928❏

Elizabeth Mary Ray1853 – ❏

Kizziah A. Ray1856 – 1932❏

Mary F. Ray1858 – ❏

Harriet Ray1859 – 1870❏

Otis L. Ray1867 – ❏

Thomas Emmet Ray1870 – 1952❏

Leticia J. Ray1875 – 1956


1910 -
Name: Kizziah Hilsted
[Keziah Hilstad]
[Kizziah Ray]
Age in 1910: 54
Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1910: Towanda, Phillips, Kansas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John Hilsted
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's name: Mary E Ray
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri

John Hilsted 62, Canada
Kizziah Hilsted 54, Iowa
Mary E Ray 78, MO - m/inlaw [does not appear on any other census]


Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982
Name: Mrs Kizziah Hillstead
[Mrs Kizziah Ray]
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1856
Birth Place: Taylor, Iowa
Gender: Female
Race: White
Spouse: John Hillstead
Father: William L Ray
Mother: Mary Duncan
Age at Death: 76
Death Date: 23 Sep 1932
Death Place: San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA

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DLKading 22 Sep 2013 7:07PM GMT 
thomasker2 6 Jun 2014 6:22PM GMT 
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