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Mary A. and William Wingfield , Vernon Cemetery and Samuel Poland

Mary A. and William Wingfield , Vernon Cemetery and Samuel Poland

Posted: 4 Aug 2013 4:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wingfield, Poland
Can someone tell me the relationship of Mary A. Wingfield and William Wingfield who are buried in Vernon Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, Ohio, to Mary Jane Wingfield? Mary Jane was born in Hardin County, Ohio and married Samuel Poland, 3 April 1864, in Clark County, Ohio. I would appreciate contact with descendants of Mary Jane and Samuel Poland. rreedy@mics.net

Re: Mary A. and William Wingfield , Vernon Cemetery and Samuel Poland

Posted: 5 Oct 2013 12:11PM GMT
Classification: Query

I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.


1850 -

I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

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 +++


What is your source stating that Mary Jane was born in Hardin County, OH ???


1850 -
Name: M J Wingfield
Age: 10
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1850: Pleasant, Clark, Ohio
Gender: Female

Wm Wingfield 45, VA - farmer
Mary Wingfield 37, OH
Robert Wingfield 19, OH
Elizabeth Wingfield 17, OH
Felix Wingfield 15, OH
Wm Wingfield 13, OH
Jno Wingfield 11, OH
M J Wingfield 10, OH [ AKA - Mary]
Geo Wingfield 8, OH
Saml Wingfield 6, OH
M L Wingfield 4, OH
Jas B Wingfield 1

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