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Robert Wilburn

Robert Wilburn

Posted: 6 Sep 2013 10:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nelson Wilburn, Guy Wilburn, Robert Wilburn
I am having trouble verifying the children of Robert Wilburn who was the father of Guy / Gilly Wilburn. I have Rueben, Lewis, Robert, Minerva, William, another William, Charlotte, Guy / Gilly, James. Some of these names I picked up on Ancestry and I can't verify them. Is the second William another child or just a different birth date? Why is there is long break between Reuben 1801 and Lewis 1805? The last child is 1836 ....that is a lot of child bearing years. I have questions so I am not sure of this info.

Also, NOTE. I have posted a photo on Ancestry of Nelson Wilburn and family. Nelson was the son of Guy. There are other family members ? in the photo that I can not identify. Some of you may be interested. They could be Lyons or Wilburn.

And.... many thanks to the people who responded to my post on Nelson Wilburn over the years. My life has had so many shifts and turns, I was not able to respond or follow through. But I want you all to know how much I appreciated you and your effort.

Re: Robert Wilburn

Posted: 27 Sep 2013 7:54PM 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 +++



Need DOB + birthplace for Robert Wilburn
WHO did he marry?? Need her 1st name + DOB + birthplace

Need DOB's + birthplaces for - Guy / Gilly Wilburn. I have Rueben, Lewis, Robert, Minerva, William, another William, Charlotte, Guy / Gilly, James

Need DOB + birthplace for Nelson Wilburn.
WHO did he marry?? Need her 1st name + DOB + birthplace.

Re: Robert Wilburn

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 4:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the time you took to reply and for your general info regarding census. I believe those who are doing research on the
Nelson Wilburn...son of..b. 1869.
Guy Wilburn....son of...b. 1830
Robert Wilburn...son of...b. 1816
Richard Wilburn....son of...b. 1780

will recognize the line as it is a well published line. But you are correct, I should have included dates as to not confuse people not familiar with the line. I have all the details...I just need to verify those specific children. It will have to be through wills and various other data.

Again, thank you for your kind reply.
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