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HELP with Peter PARKER of Shrewsbury, Monmouth County

HELP with Peter PARKER of Shrewsbury, Monmouth County

Posted: 3 Dec 2012 6:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: PARKER
Im descended from Peter Parker of Shrewsbury, Monmouth County. He was born 1681 and died in 1745 married to Elizabeth Slocum and the son of Joseph and Margaret Parker.

His genealogy has been worked over quite a bit but I have never found sources for the mates of his children. They all seem to have mates listed and not all agree, but nothing is sourced where I look.

Does anyone known a good source for documenting the mates of the children of Peter Parker of Shrewsbury?

Thank you in advance,

Neil

Re: HELP with Peter PARKER of Shrewsbury, Monmouth County

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 3:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

This is the problem for "sources" at that 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"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

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

Re: HELP with Peter PARKER of Shrewsbury, Monmouth County

Posted: 18 Dec 2012 6:38PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks.

Re: HELP with Peter PARKER of Shrewsbury, Monmouth County

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 1:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you seen this website about the Parker Homestead? It's very interesting. I hope it helps you in your search.


http://www.parkerhomestead-1665.com/#!family_history/c4yw


Barbara
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