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Philo and Ann Williams

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Re: Philo and Ann Williams

Posted: 12 Aug 2013 3:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.


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 +++


OH Vital Records -
. Ohio law established the Bureau of Vital Statistics on December 20, 1908. On that date, the mandatory registration of birth and death certificates occurred. Since that time, all birth and death certificates have been registered through our office.

Prior to September 7, 1949, marriages were record at the county probate courts as each county was formed. At that time, an index of all Ohio marriages was not maintained. It was not until 1949, that a statewide index of marriages that occurred in Ohio was created at the state level with the Ohio Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics. While the state Office of Vital Statistics maintains indexes of all marriages, the county probate courts where the married couples applied for their license is where the official marriage certificate resides.

statement source -
Mark Kassouf
Assistant State Registrar/Chief Fraud Officer
Ohio Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics

1860 -
Name: Philo Williams
Age in 1860: 30
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1860: Madison, Franklin, Ohio
Gender: Male
Post Office: Canal Winchester

Philo Williams 30, OH - blacksmith
Laura F Williams 30, OH
Charles A Williams 6, OH
Edward E Williams 1, OH
Nancy Bishops 63, VA - unknown relationship, if any

1870 -
Name: Laura Williams
Age in 1870: 41
Birth Year: abt 1829
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1870: Madison, Franklin, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Canal Winchester

Laura Williams 41, OH - milliner
Charles Williams 15, OH
Edward Williams 11, OH
Frank Williams 9, OH

1880 -
Name: L. F. Williams
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1880: Groveport, Franklin, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Dress Maker

L. F. Williams 54, OH
C. A. Williams 25, OH - blacksmith
E. E. Williams 21, OH
F. E. Williams 19, OH

Next census is 1900 and Laura would be abt 74, if alive.




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