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Penelope Jones Wood Bishop

Penelope Jones Wood Bishop

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 2:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jun 2013 8:04PM GMT
Surnames: Jones, Wood, Bishop
I am interested in information about Penelope Jones Wood Bishop b:1798 in Jones Co NC who had one child before and one child after her marriage to William Hilary Bishop- David Jones and William Hillary Bishop(Jr) respectively.

Re: Penelope Jones Wood Bishop

Posted: 30 Jun 2013 11:55AM 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 +++


What is the race of this family???

You need to supply DOB's + birthplaces for William Hilary Bishop- David Jones and William Hillary Bishop(Jr).

WHERE did she live with these 3 men???

She will be abt 52 before she is listed on the 1850 census; unless she is a widow before that.
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