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Family of James Hart and Mary Holloway

Family of James Hart and Mary Holloway

Posted: 18 Jan 2013 7:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Jan 2013 7:30AM GMT
Looking for some help to find further roots in my family tree! I'm looking for any information which would pertain to the family of James Hart who settled in Port William Clinton County Ohio between 1830 and 1850. I've found Census records and his marriage record to Mary Holloway in 1848. I've also found through Robinson's History of Clinton County that his father was Charles Hamlet Hart, but that's where my trail ends! I hope to ascertain the spouse of Charles Hart and to extend the family ancestry beyond their Ohio history. If anyone has any information on the James Hart family of Port William Ohio, James born in 1823 and Charles his father either Wales or Virginia between 1780-1805 I'd appreciate any help. I've been stumped on this for months. Thanks again

Re: Family of James Hart and Mary Holloway

Posted: 19 Jan 2013 9:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

You have reached the end of the road !

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"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++

Re: Family of James Hart and Mary Holloway

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 7:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for yuur reply! I've found that to be the case concerning census records...I've been lucky to find a wealth of information to at least coorraborate my findings through the Robinson, Green and Beers Histories of the various counties pertaining to the familes I've been researching. Census records are great but the limitatons as you pointed out prior to 1850 leave a great deal of guesswork and speculation. I'm going to continue to search on a more local level...I appreciate your input!

Re: Family of James Hart and Mary Holloway

Posted: 20 Jan 2013 5:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you tried the Ohio probate records online at FamilySearch.org? They are not searchable, but I've found that most of the volumes have index pages in the front. I have some tips on searching through them here: http://kathrynsquest.blogspot.com/2012/11/ohio-probate-recor... Good luck!
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