I’m not related to any member of this family.
1940 is the last available census at this time.
These statements explain why tou will not find the info 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 the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: Matthew Brooks
Spouse: Margaret Eagan
Marriage Date: 21 Feb 1834
Marriage County: Wilson
Delphia Ann Brooks is not listed in this TN census
Need DOB + birthplace for Sarah Matilda Brooks
NEED DOB + birthplace for James Pleasant Rhodes
Need DOB + birthplace for Gilbert Rhodes
marriage record -
name: Kathleen Fuqua
also known as:
event date: 1919
event place: Gibson, Tennessee
spouse: James Pleasant Rhodes