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 +++
You wrote - " Parthenie was my grandmother's grandmother".
So, who is your g/mother?? Need 1st name + DOB + birthplace
RE: Homer pic -
Homer may be a middle name or a nick name
Parthenie Johnson Ainsworth
Birth: May 9, 1859
Death: Jan. 10, 1917
Parthenie Johnson maried Preston Potts Ainsworth Jr. about 1877.Parthenie had a twin sister Marthenie.
Cap Ainsworth (1876 - 1965)
Birth: Sep. 6, 1876
Death: Apr. 15, 1965
Preston Potts Ainsworth (1854 - 1931)
Parthenie Johnson Ainsworth (1859 - 1917)
Ella E Williams Ainsworth (1877 - 1966)
Birth Year: abt 1879
Home in 1880: Precinct 4, Trinity, Texas
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Preston Ainsworth
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Name: Parthenia Ainsworth
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Preston Ainsworth 25, TX
Parthenia Ainsworth 19, TX
Ainsworth 1, TX - no name but called CAP
Adella Ainsworth 2m, TX
TX Vital Records -
The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903. Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas. However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926. However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930’s or early 1940’s. This means some records reside only in the local registrars’ files and not with the State.
statement source -
Vital Statistics Unit
(888) 963-7111, ext 6195