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Winney/Blessing_ Seek Family Photograph and Native American Info

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Re: Winney/Blessing_ Seek Family Photograph and Native American Info

Posted: 9 Feb 2013 9:04AM 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"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

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


1900 -
Anna Eliza (Blessing) Winney (1826 VA - 1909 WI) is not listed on this WISC census.

1850 - ALL FAMILY MEMBERS ARE LISTED AS WHITE
Name: William H Winney
Age: 4
Birth Year: abt 1846
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1850: District 24, Grant, Wisconsin
Gender: Male

William J Winney 28, NY - farmer
Ann E Winney 22, MO or ??
William H Winney 4, WISC
Ann E Winney 2, WISC

1860 -
Name: William H Winney
Age in 1860: 15
Birth Year: abt 1845
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1860: Glen Haven, Grant, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Post Office: Charlotte

William Winney 39, NY
Ann E Winney 32, VA
William H Winney 15, WISC TERR
Anna E Winney 12, WISC TERR
Martha Winney 9, WISC TERR
Luther Winney 7, WISC TERR
Arthur Winney 4, WISC TERR
Caroline A Winney 1, WISC TERR

1870 -

1880 -
Name: Wm. H. Winney
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1880: Glen Haven, Grant, Wisconsin
Race: White [all family members are WHITE]
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Dora Winney
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri
Occupation: Farmer

Wm. H. Winney 33, WI
Dora Winney 27, WI
Annie Winney 17, WI
Cora Winney 9, WI
Wm. Winney 5, WI
Sybll Winney 3, WI



You wrote - "Eliza was born in either Missouri or West Virginia." WVA was not a state at the time period in question.



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