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Aaron Freeman and Mary Bentley Rowan County NC

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Re: Aaron Freeman and Mary Bentley Rowan County NC

Posted: 18 Oct 2012 1:15PM 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 +++


Start with yourself and work - backwards.

Don't try to work from the 1700's forward as there isn't much data available.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
tmbaf 8 Oct 2012 5:12AM GMT 
thomasker2 18 Oct 2012 7:15PM GMT 
blueraine2 3 Nov 2012 7:54PM GMT 
jfreemantn 1 Aug 2013 3:13AM GMT 
gabriellegodl... 25 Jan 2014 12:30AM GMT 
jfreemantn 1 Aug 2013 3:17AM GMT 
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