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Woodward in Iredell

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Re: Woodward in Iredell

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 9:06AM 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 parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

FORMAT of early census records -
1790 -
Name: John Woodward
Home in 1790 (City, County, State): Duplin, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 2
Free White Persons - Females: 6
Number of Slaves : 2
Number of Household Members: 10

1800 -
Name: John Woodward
Home in 1800 (City, County, State): Wayne, North Carolina
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Slaves: 2
Number of Household Members Under 16: 7
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 11

NOTE -
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
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
t_jordan00 16 Oct 2012 10:37AM GMT 
thomasker2 18 Oct 2012 3:06PM GMT 
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