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Parents/siblings of Hugh B. Nelson

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Re: Parents/siblings of Hugh B. Nelson

Posted: 1 Jun 2013 8:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.


You will not be able to identify either the parents or any siblings og Hugh.

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"
Immigration date is not recorded

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

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


1850 -
Name: Hugh B Nelson
Age: 65
Birth Year: abt 1785
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Bedford, Coshocton, Ohio
Gender: Male


Hugh B Nelson 65, PA
Catharine Nelson 56, MD
Betsey Nelson 22, OH
Mary A Noster 12, OH
Immanuel Raleigh 13, OH - unknown relationship, if any




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