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Wilson Family Research, Orleans and Wayne Co.

Wilson Family Research, Orleans and Wayne Co.

Larry (View posts)
Posted: 3 Nov 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Derby, McLean, Brooks, Wilder
I am searching for any info on the surnames.
Some have been found on the cemetery list in Orleans Co.
Orson P Derby married to Mary McLean
Had at least one son Louis Marshall Derby.
Also Frank Brooks married to Lillian Wilder had ten children.

Re: Wilson Family Research, Orleans and Wayne Co.

Posted: 14 Dec 2012 8:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilson
I am looking for any info on David William Wilson b.1820 in Kent,Orleans,N.Y.

Re: Wilson Family Research, Orleans and Wayne Co.

Posted: 3 Jan 2013 4:49PM 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"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

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


Census records do not record the specific locality of a person's birth. Only the state or country is recorded.

WHO did David marry??
Need her 1st name + DOB + birthplace.

1840 -
Name: David Wilson
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Carlton, Orleans, New York
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6
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