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Job MARTIN family 1810-1845

Job MARTIN family 1810-1845

Posted: 11 Aug 2013 4:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Aug 2013 4:05AM GMT
Surnames: MARTIN, FITCH, KIRKWOOD
Job MARTIN came to Champaign Co. abt 1810 from VA. He apparently married Mary KIRKWOOD in 1810 and Ann FITCH in 1816. He had 6 children with Ann. He died in Champaign Co. in 1826. He had sons, George b. 1800, Ezekiel b. bef 1803, and John b. abt 1809. They probably were born in VA. Who were their mothers?

George and other descendants of Job moved to Delaware Co., IA, abt 1845.

I'd be happy to share info on this family.

John S. Adams
Ventura, CA

Re: Job MARTIN family 1810-1845

Posted: 12 Aug 2013 9:20PM 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 +++


What are your sources for the family names & dates for this family??? Individual names and birthplaces were not recorded until 1850.


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