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1850/1860 census John Archbold/Archibold, wife Eliza Chisholm

1850/1860 census John Archbold/Archibold, wife Eliza Chisholm

Posted: 8 Dec 2012 9:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Archbold
John Archbold was born May 25, 1806 in Carnmoney Parish, Co. Antrim, Ireland and married Eliza Chisholm who was born 1808 in the same place. They were married in Ireland before emigrating to the USA. I do not know where they ended up. Could someone find them in 1850 and/or 1860, even 1870 in the USA? Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you
Peggy

Re: 1850/1860 census John Archbold/Archibold, wife Eliza Chisholm

Posted: 8 Dec 2012 9:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

Here is your problem -

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 +++


John & Eliza are not listed in 1850 or 1860 census.

Re: 1850/1860 census John Archbold/Archibold, wife Eliza Chisholm

Posted: 8 Dec 2012 10:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Archbold
Thank you kindly for this information and for looking in the 1850 and 1860 censii. Although John would be 74 in the 1880 census, would you be so kind as to check the 1880 census. Thank you so much.
Peggy

Re: 1850/1860 census John Archbold/Archibold, wife Eliza Chisholm

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 12:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
John Archbold/Archibold is not listed in the Mich 1880 census.

Re: 1850/1860 census John Archbold/Archibold, wife Eliza Chisholm

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 2:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Archbold
Thank you again. So either John died, his name is misspelled or changed or he didn't go to Michigan.
Peggy

Re: 1850/1860 census John Archbold/Archibold, wife Eliza Chisholm

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 2:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
That would be my assumption.

NOTE -
Michigan did not require “by law” birth, marriage & death registrations until 1867.

Re: 1850/1860 census John Archbold/Archibold, wife Eliza Chisholm

Posted: 9 Dec 2012 3:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Archbold
thanks again for that information. I didn't realize that.
Peggy
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