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Re: Darks, Mahon

Posted: 2 Mar 2013 2:03PM GMT
Classification: Query

I’m not related to any member of this family.

This is your identification 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 +++


death record -
Christopher C Mahon
b. 1/31/37 Ballard, county KY
d. 5/3/12 MO
father - Lewis Mahon
mother - see above
married at time of death


1900 -
Name: Christopher C Mahon
[Christopher C Mahoe]
Age: 63
Birth Date: Jan 1837
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1900: St James, Mississippi, Missouri
[Mississippi]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Hannah C Mahon
Marriage Year: 1887
Years married: 13
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation:

Christopher C Mahon 63, 1/37 KY - farmer [2nd marriage]
Hannah C Mahon 44, 10/55 MO - 2 children
Eldora Mahon 12, 12/87 MO
Jessie A Trigg 8, 2/92 MO - g/dau

1880 -
Name: Susan Mahon
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1880: Wolf Island, Mississippi, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: C. C. Mahon
Occupation: Keeps House

C. C. Mahon 43, KY - farmer
Susan Mahon 38, TN - cannot read or write; does not know where either parent was born
Emly Mahon 14, MO
Cris Mahon 9, MO
Martha Mahon 7, MO
William Mahon 9m, MO

1870 -
Name: Susan Mahon
Age in 1870: 28
Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1870: Wolf Island, Mississippi, Missouri
Gender: Female
Post Office: Charleston

C C Mahon 33, KY - farmer; cannot read or write
Susan Mahon 28, TN - cannot read or write
Cason Mahon 7, MO
Mary C Mahon 3, MO
C C Mahon 10m, MO

1860 -
Name: Susan Mahon
Age in 1860: 17
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1860: Wolf Island, Mississippi, Missouri
Gender: Female
Post Office: Charleston

Christopher Mahon 22, KY - laborer
Susan Mahon 17, TN

living next to them in 1860 -
Name: Lewis Mahon
Age in 1860: 75
Birth Year: abt 1785
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1860: Wolf Island, Mississippi, Missouri
Gender: Male
Post Office: Charleston

Lewis Mahon 75, VA - farmer
Carson Mahon 51, TN - wife
John Mahon 18, KY
Martha E Mahon 16, KY
Mary Mahon 13, KY
William Mahon 9, MO
Valentine Mahon 5, MO
John Gamble 12, KY - unknown relationship

1850 -
Name: Lewis Mahon
Age: 52
Birth Year: abt 1798
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: District 57, Mississippi, Missouri
Gender: Male

Lewis Mahon 52, NC
Cary Mahon 33, KY
Susan Mahon 18, KY
Richard Mahon 14, KY
John Mahon 10, KY
Martha Mahon 7, KY
Mary Mahon 5, KY
John White 4, MO

1850 -
There is no way to identify the parents and family of Susan Darks.







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Polston42 12 May 2012 2:18PM GMT 
thomasker2 2 Mar 2013 9:03PM GMT 
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