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ADAMS family in 1850-1860

ADAMS family in 1850-1860

Posted: 9 Oct 2011 10:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Adams
I am looking for information on the family of William Adams (born between 1817-1821 in Kentucky) and his children Charles, James, Benjamin, Prince, Hannah, Sarah, M Ann and Lucy. They are listed in Laurel, Kentucky for both the 1850 and 1860 census, but I can't find them after that. I am especially looking for information on the son Charles born in 1843 in Kentucky. If you have any info on this family please let me know. Thank you!

Re: ADAMS family in 1850-1860

Posted: 5 Nov 2011 9:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1930 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 +++



1860 -
Name: Charles Adams
Age in 1860: 17
Birth Year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1860: Laurel, Kentucky
Gender: Male

William Adams 39, KY - farmer; appears to be widowed
Charles Adams 17, KY
James Adams 13, KY
Benjamin Adams 10, KY
Prince A Adams 6, KY
Hannah Adams 5m, KY
Stephen Wood 23, IND - possible s/inlaw
Mary A Wood 19, KY

1870 -


1880 -
Name: Charles Adams
Home in 1880: Fairview, Bracken, Kentucky
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Kentucky
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Eliza Adams
Father's birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's birthplace: Kentucky
Neighbors: View others on page

Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male

Charles Adams 36, KY - farmer
Eliza Adams 42, KY
Burdelia Adams 3, KY
Otis Adams 2, KY
Marcus Mc Clanahan 8, KY listed as "boarder"; unknown relationship

What is your relationship to Charles Adams ????






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