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Ruth Smith Cooper

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Re: Ruth Smith Cooper

Posted: 3 Jan 2013 11:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.


This is your 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 +++

1840 -
Name: Caleb Tichener
[Caleb Tichenor]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Dryden, Tompkins, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Persons Employed in Navigation of Canals, Lakes, Rivers: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 5
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5

1850 -
Name: Caleb Tickner
[Caleb Tichenor]
Age: 64
Birth Year: abt 1786
Birthplace: New Jersey
Home in 1850: Dryden, Tompkins, New York
Gender: Male

Caleb Tickner 64, MASS - farmer
Clarrisa Tickner 36, NY
Harriet Tickner 12, NY
Horrace Tickner 10, NY
Mary J Tickner 8, NY
Adaline Tickner 6, NY
Hannah Tickner 46, NY
Isaac Snyder 56, NY

1850 - lives next to Clarrisa
Name: Ruth Cooper
Age: 63
Birth Year: abt 1787
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Dryden, Tompkins, New York
Gender: Female

Joseph Cooper 66, NJ - farmer
Ruth Cooper 63, NY
Mary Ann Cooper 26, NY

1870 -
Name: Rush Cooper
[Ruth Cooper]
Age in 1870: 85
Birth Year: abt 1785
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Dryden Districts 1 and 4, Tompkins, New York
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Etna

Clarisa Titchnor 56
Horace Titchnor 30
Joseph Cooper 89, NY
Rush Cooper 85, NY
Nannah Titchnor 67, NJ - [should be Hannah Cooper]

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
llbianchi 16 Dec 2012 5:32AM GMT 
thomasker2 3 Jan 2013 6:55PM GMT 
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