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James Edward Lewis 1802 - 1866

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Re: James Edward Lewis 1802 - 1866

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 8:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

Census records do not record the "specific locality" of a person's birth.

These statements explain WHY you will not be albe to locate the information you are seeking -

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 parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

1850 -
Name: John B Lewis
Age: 50
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: District 11, Cocke, Tennessee
Gender: Male

John B Lewis 50, NC
Nancy Lewis 50, VA
Louisa Lewis 23, TN
Marian Lewis 20, TN
Harriet Lewis 17, TN
Henderson Lewis 15, TN
Anderson Lewis 12, TN
Margaret Lewis 9, TN

1860 -
Name: John Lewis
Age in 1860: 60
Birth Year: abt 1800
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1860: District 8, Cocke, Tennessee
Gender: Male
Post Office: Wilton Springs

John Lewis 60, NC - farmer
Nancy Lewis 60, VA
Margaret Lewis 20, TN

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