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re: James Alexander b. 1804 Huntingdon Co PA resided 1860 and 1870 Stephenson Co IL

re: James Alexander b. 1804 Huntingdon Co PA resided 1860 and 1870 Stephenson Co IL

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 2:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Alexander, Dearman
Looking for information about James Alexander. He may have died in Stephenson County IL. His wife was Sarah Dearman Alexander who died 10 February 1873 perhaps in Dakota or Buckeye, Stephenson County, Illinois.

Any information will be helpful.

Thank you for your help.

Re: re: James Alexander b. 1804 Huntingdon Co PA resided 1860 and 1870 Stephenson Co IL

Posted: 18 Oct 2013 9:42PM GMT
Classification: Query

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 +++


1860 -
Name: James Alexander
Age in 1860: 55
Birth Year: abt 1805
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Buckeye, Stephenson, Illinois
Gender: Male
Post Office: Cedarville

James Alexander 55, PA - farmer
Sarah Alexander 54, PA
M Alexander 25, PA
H Alexander 22, PA
J Alexander 19, PA
S Alexander 11, PA

1850 -
Name: Sarah Alexander
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1807
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Jackson, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

James Alexander 44, PA - farmer
Sarah Alexander 43
James Alexander 44
Sarah Alexander 43
Mary Alexander 15
Williams Alexander 13
Hugh Alexander 11
Joseph Alexander 9
Sarah Alexander 5m, PA

ILL Vital Records -
. Birth and death registration started in 1916.

statement source -
Dan Pippin
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records

Illinois Death and Marriage Databases – FREE and SEARCHABLE
http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriaggesrch.jsp

http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphddeathsrch.jsp

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/datab...


TRY - Find a grave – FREE SITE - volunteer site all states; frequently has headstone pic

DO NOT SEARCH FOR A MARRIED WOMAN USING HER MAIDEN NAME.

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/


Try Vital Records – Birth, Marriage, & Death, Social Security Info., Census Records – FREE ALL STATES
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Re: re: James Alexander b. 1804 Huntingdon Co PA resided 1860 and 1870 Stephenson Co IL

Posted: 19 Oct 2013 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your research on my behalf. I have tried all your suggestions.

I'm hoping for an obituary or something from a descendant.
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